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Asthma Doesn't Have to Ruin Your Valentine's Day

Posted 5 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 – Asthma and allergies can put on damper on your Valentine's Day romancing, an expert warns. "Keeping everyone free of allergy and asthma flare-ups helps keep the focus on romance this Valentine's Day. Red or itchy eyes, runny noses, coughs and fatigue can ruin your celebration," Dr. Bradley Chipps, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology ...

Asthma Attacks on the Decline Among U.S. Kids

Posted 12 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 – Fewer U.S. children are having to deal with asthma attacks in recent years, federal health officials reported Tuesday. That also translates into fewer missed school days and hospital visits, the researchers noted. In fact, the number of kids with asthma who had one or more asthma attacks in the past year dropped from nearly 62 percent in 2001 to about 54 percent in 2016, ...

Easing Your Child's Asthma

Posted 13 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 – If your child is among the 10 percent of kids with asthma, you want to do everything you can to control it. Start by working with your child's allergist to identify his or her unique asthma triggers and ways to avoid them. Common asthma triggers include: Secondhand smoke from cigarettes, wood-burning stoves and campfires, Pet dander from furry or feathered animals, ...

Asthma in America Carries $82 Billion Price Tag

Posted 12 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 – The economic cost of asthma in the United States is nearly $82 billion a year, federal health officials report. That figure includes medical expenses and costs associated with work and school absences and deaths. However, the true cost of asthma is probably underestimated because the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study did not include people with ...

As CHIP Money Runs Out, Millions of U.S. Kids May Lose Health Care

Posted 12 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 – Time is running out for millions of American kids covered by the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Stopgap funding for the federal program for these kids will expire Jan. 19. Soon thereafter, states will begin to cut kids' coverage as the money runs dry, experts say. Nearly 1.7 million children on CHIP in 20 states could lose coverage by the end of February, ...

Asthma Worse for Overweight Preschoolers: Study

Posted 29 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 – Preschoolers with asthma may have worse symptoms if they're overweight. Compared to those with a healthy weight, heavy kids with untreated asthma had 37 more days with symptoms a year, according to a new report. The study findings show that "early life weight gain does worsen the severity of asthma in the youngest patients," said study leader and lung specialist Dr. ...

Boxed Warning Removed From LABA/ICS Combination Asthma Medications: FDA

Posted 21 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

New evidence regarding safety is spurring the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove a Boxed Warning from certain inhaled medications used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The decision applies to a class of medications known as Long-Acting Beta Agonists (LABAs) used in combination with inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) medicines. These medicines include brand name ...

Overweight Kids Don't Have to Be Overweight Adults

Posted 20 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20, 2017 – Overweight children often become obese adults, with attendant problems such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. But a new study suggests there are "critical windows" where that path to weight gain can be changed. The study, involving more than 2,700 Finnish adults, found what many studies have shown before: Childhood body mass index, or BMI, is a good predictor of ...

Heavy Particles in Smog Up Kids' Asthma Risk

Posted 20 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20, 2017 – Children who inhale coarse particles – like dust, sand or even rubber emissions from tires – increase their chances of developing serious asthma, new research indicates. The finding comes from the analysis of data on 8 million young people, 5 to 20 years old, in 34 U.S. states. It focused on the impact of their exposure to tiny bits of so-called "coarse" matter that ...

Can Trees Curb Asthma Flare-Ups in Polluted Cities?

Posted 27 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 – Urban air pollution can trigger asthma. But lots of trees in cities might lower the odds of a flare-up, a new British study finds. "We wanted to clarify how urban vegetation may be related to respiratory health," said study leader Ian Alcock of the University of Exeter Medical School. "We know that trees remove the air pollutants which can bring on asthma attacks, but in ...

Working With Your School Nurse

Posted 3 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 – Nearly 18 percent of kids have a chronic health condition, such as asthma or allergies. If your child is one of them, working successfully with your school's nurse will help keep him or her safe. Because a good chunk of a child's day is spent in school, it's important to communicate clearly and regularly with this key member of the administration. Start every school year ...

Health Tip: Have Fun on Halloween, Despite Asthma

Posted 31 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Halloween is a favorite holiday for children, but kids with asthma need to take special precautions. The American Lung Association suggests how to keep your asthmatic child safer during Halloween: Avoid fright fests – Activities such as hayrides, corn mazes and visiting haunted houses can trigger an asthmatic episode. If your child participates in these activities, make sure the child ...

Can Man's Best Friend Chase Away Eczema, Asthma?

Posted 27 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 – Parents of children struggling with eczema or asthma might think that having a dog would only make it harder to control their child's condition. But two new studies suggest man's furry best friend might actually provide some protection against allergic diseases. The first study contends that having a dog in the house before you're even born may help keep eczema at bay at ...

Exercising With Asthma or Allergies

Posted 20 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 – Allergies and asthma can make exercise more challenging. But if your condition is well managed and you take a few precautions, you should be able to work out without worry. Know your allergy or asthma triggers and exercise around them. For instance, when the pollen count is high, exercise indoors with windows and doors closed. When you do exercise outside, avoid ...

Many With Work-Related Asthma Not Getting Key Vaccine

Posted 27 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 – Only half of American adults with work-related asthma get the recommended vaccination against pneumococcal disease, a new study finds. Adults with asthma are at increased risk for pneumococcal disease, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all adults aged 19 to 64 get the pneumococcal vaccine. However, an analysis of 2012-13 national ...

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