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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, ...

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

Posted 19 days ago 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 ...

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. ...

Babies Given Certain Meds May Have Higher Odds for Allergies Later

Posted 2 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 2, 2018 – Babies who are given antacids or antibiotics during their first 6 months of life may have a sharply higher risk for allergies or asthma, a large new study warns. The finding is based on an analysis of health records of more than 792,000 children born between 2001 and 2013. While the study does not prove that the medications cause allergy, lead author Dr. Edward Mitre said ...

Boosting Steroid Dose May Not Reduce Kids' Asthma Flare-Ups

Posted 5 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, March 3, 2018 – Temporarily boosting the dose of inhaled steroids may not do much to reduce the frequency of severe asthma flare-ups in children, according to two new studies. Short-term increases in inhaled steroids might even be tied to slightly slowed growth in kids, one of the studies suggested. Asthma flare-ups in children are common and many doctors increase doses of inhaled ...

Female Hormones May Play Part in Asthma

Posted 26 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Feb. 26, 2018 – There may be a link between asthma in women and changes in levels of female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, researchers report. That could help explain why asthma is more common in boys than girls in childhood, but more common in females after puberty, according to the Scottish investigators. They reviewed more than 50 studies of more than 500,000 women with ...

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 ...

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