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Asthma-Obesity Link May Cut Both Ways

Posted 7 days ago by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 – Doctors have long known that obesity increases the risk for developing asthma, but new research suggests the opposite also may be true. Scientists in Spain found that people with asthma are at greater risk for obesity, particularly those who develop the condition as adults and those diagnosed with asthma without allergies. "We already know that obesity can be a trigger ...

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. ...

Summers Less Smoggy Now, But Winter Air Hasn't Improved

Posted 27 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 – Air quality improvements in the United States have been significant but largely limited to summer. Now, researchers say they know why. For decades, summer air was the worst of the year, replete with haze-containing particles that cause asthma, lung cancer and other illnesses. But overall lower levels of emissions from power plants and vehicles have paid off in the hot ...

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, ...

Asthmatic Teens Even More Likely to Vape Than Those Without the Illness

Posted 1 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 – Perhaps assuming that e-cigarettes are "safer" than tobacco, teens with asthma now vape at higher rates than those without the respiratory condition, new research shows. However, "the use of products containing nicotine in any form among youths – including electronic cigarettes – is unsafe," said study author Keshia Reid, a senior environmental epidemiologist at the ...

Be Smart When It Comes to Spring Allergies and Asthma

Posted 25 May 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 – Lots of things grow in the spring, including your risk of severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks. So people need to take preventive measures and know when to seek medical care, an emergency physician says. "Spring tends to bring more people to the emergency department," Dr. Paul Kivela, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, said in a college news ...

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 ...

Health Concerns Rise Along With Hawaii Eruptions

Posted 22 May 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 – There's more trouble in paradise: The eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano may lead to respiratory and other health problems for residents of the Big Island, an expert warns. Besides facing the possibility of more devastating lava flows, Hawaiians must contend with high levels of toxic volcanic ash and smog, said an atmospheric scientist at the University at Albany in New ...

Berries and Grapes May Keep You Breathin' Easy

Posted 21 May 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 – Adding more grapes and berries to your diet is a tasty way to give your lung health a boost, new research suggests. Folks who ate the most foods with a particular type of flavonoid, called anthocyanins, maintained the best lung function as they aged, researchers said. Anthocyanins are found in dark-pigmented fruits and vegetables such as red grapes, blueberries and purple ...

Exercises for Chronic Health Conditions

Posted 10 May 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 – Exercise can help prevent many chronic illnesses as well as make it easier to manage health conditions, from diabetes to joint pain. In terms of prevention, aim for the recommended 150 minutes of exercise, like brisk walking or cycling, each week. Along with eating a healthy diet, this can cut your risk of diabetes by more than a third, plus increase your level of good ...

Got Asthma? Avoid Allergens

Posted 22 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, April 21, 2018 – If you have asthma, it may help to reduce your exposure to allergens. Previous research has shown that roughly two-thirds of all people with asthma also have an allergy, allergy experts say. "What many people don't realize is that the same things that trigger your seasonal hay fever symptoms – things like pollen, dust mites, mold and pet dander – can also cause ...

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