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Don't Blame Just Air Pollution for Asthma in Kids

Posted 24 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 – Children with asthma who live in areas with dirty air require emergency medical care more often than those with less exposure to air pollution, a new study finds. The Columbia University study included nearly 200 children with asthma in New York City, ages 7 to 8. They came from middle-class families in four of the city's five boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan ...

FDA Approves Dupixent (dupilumab) for Moderate-to-Severe Asthma

Posted 23 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

PARIS and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Oct. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN) (NYSE: SNY) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Dupixent® (dupilumab) as an add-on maintenance therapy in patients with moderate-to-severe asthma aged 12 years and older with an eosinophilic phenotype or with oral corticosteroid-dependent asthma. Dupixent inhibits the overactive signaling of ...

5 Tips to Manage Your Child's Asthma

Posted 23 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, Sept. 22, 2018 – For many children with asthma, coughing is an early warning sign of a flare-up, an expert says. Understanding asthma and knowing what to expect can help parents prevent or lessen the severity of asthma attacks, said Dr. Ronald Ferdman, a pediatric allergist-immunologist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He provided the following tips to help parents protect their ...

Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD

Posted 10 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 – More than 4 in 10 women with asthma developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heavy smoking and obesity were among the significant risk factors, a new study found. The research involved more than 4,000 women with asthma in Canada who were followed for about 14 years after being diagnosed with the condition. During that time, 42 percent of the women ...

Preschoolers' Parents May Be Unprepared to Treat Asthma

Posted 8 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 – Only about half the parents of asthmatic preschoolers had the right knowledge and medicines on hand to treat their child's breathing condition at home, a new study found. And one-third of those children had empty inhalers, the researchers reported. "The inability to treat asthma could lead to emergency department visits," explained senior study author Michelle Eakin, an ...

School Prep Includes Planning Allergy, Asthma Management

Posted 8 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 – Allergies and asthma can make the start of the new school year a challenge for kids who aren't prepared to deal with flare-ups, an allergist warns. "Every age group is different in how much they can handle when it comes to protecting themselves from flare-ups due to allergies and asthma while at school, as well as severe allergic reactions from food allergies," said Dr. ...

Can You Eat Your Way to Better Asthma Control?

Posted 13 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 – Need another reason to eat healthy? New evidence bolsters the notion that nutritionally rich foods might help prevent or minimize asthma. While the study couldn't prove cause and effect, one asthma specialist said there's certainly no downside to eating better. "The health benefits of a diet rich in plant foods and unprocessed foods are already well-known," said Dr. Ann ...

Walkable Neighborhoods Might Lower Kids' Asthma Risk

Posted 11 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 – Children may be more likely to develop asthma if they live in neighborhoods where it's difficult to get around on foot, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 326,000 children in Toronto who were born between 1997 and 2003, and followed them until the ages of 8 through 15. Twenty-one percent of the children developed asthma, and low walkability in ...

Kids With Asthma Need a Flu Shot: Study

Posted 4 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 4, 2018 – An annual flu shot is key for children with asthma, a new study shows. "We now know that if these kids get the flu, the risks are very high that emergency treatment for an asthma attack will fail," said study co-author and pediatrician Dr. Francine Ducharme. "Instead of having an 18 percent risk of treatment failure, with flu their risk rises to 40 percent," said Ducharme, ...

GSK Receives FDA Approval of Arnuity Ellipta for Asthma in Children From 5 Years of Age

Posted 24 May 2018 by Drugs.com

London, UK 21 May 2018 --GSK today announced it has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of Arnuity Ellipta (fluticasone furoate) a once-daily inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) medicine for the maintenance treatment of asthma in children from as young as 5 years. This makes Arnuity one of the few once-daily treatments for asthma licenced in the US in this ...

Preschool, Day Care Not Asthma Triggers: Study

Posted 13 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 – Breathe easy, Mom and Dad. Sending your young children to preschool or day care probably won't increase their risk of developing asthma. In fact, researchers report, it may help protect your kids against the respiratory disease. Investigators at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) based that conclusion on an analysis of 32 studies published between 1964 ...

AHA: Asthma as Kid, Stiffer Arteries as an Adult?

Posted 9 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Having asthma as a child is associated with developing stiff arteries earlier in adulthood, according to a new study. The study, published Monday in the journal Hypertension, sought to explore the link between asthma, a chronic lung disease that makes breathing difficult, and stiff arteries, which is associated with heart disease and stroke. ...

Summer Camp Tips for Kids With Asthma, Allergies

Posted 25 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, Feb. 24, 2018 – Your children may already be looking forward to summer camp. But when it comes to kids with asthma or allergies, parents need to take extra steps in planning their outdoor experience. "Kids with allergies and asthma need an extra layer of preparation to ensure they stay healthy and enjoy their adventure," said Dr. Bradley Chipps, president of the American College of ...

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

Posted 14 Feb 2018 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 ...

Easing Your Child's Asthma

Posted 6 Feb 2018 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, ...

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