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Walkable Neighborhoods Might Lower Kids' Asthma Risk

Posted 8 days ago 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 15 days ago 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, ...

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 ...

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