Health News

Asthma Inhalers, Allergy Devices Could Save Lives
In a severe allergy attack, patients may need to take medication fast — and using medication incorrectly could slow this process. Many patients may need more education on how to use their medications properly.
FDA Adds Important Safety Information to Xolair Label
An FDA review of safety studies suggests a slightly increased risk of problems involving the heart and blood vessels supplying the brain among patients being treated with the asthma drug Xolair (omalizumab) than in those who were not treated with Xolair.
Schools May Be Unprepared for Chronic Health Emergencies
Some school districts may be unprepared for emergencies related to chronic conditions like asthma and allergies, a new study found. The authors of the study called for more health management plans in schools.
Staying Out of Asthma’s Danger Zone
Asthma has warning signs that can be fairly obvious, giving people with asthma time to take positive action. Not every asthma patient, however, knows how to ward off a crisis.
Antibody Decreased Asthma Response
Getting to the root of the cause of asthma may help develop more effective treatments. A new drug has targeted one of those possible causes.
How to Deal With a Bad Air Day
If you see smog, you can probably assume the air quality is bad, but what you might not see in the air can be just as dangerous to your health.
Kids' Eczema Tied to Warts and Infection
The exact cause of childhood eczema is not known, but it may involve an issue with the immune system that increases the risk of other health problems.
How to Survive Spring Allergies
Spring has arrived, and with it comes pollen. There is no proven way to prevent seasonal allergies, but there are some steps that can help make springtime a little less uncomfortable.
Worst Cities for Spring Allergies
The arrival of spring might be a welcome break from the harsh weather of this past winter, but the season’s change isn’t always good news for those who are sensitive to certain allergens.
Mother’s Diet May Reduce Child’s Allergies
Rates of asthma and allergies in children have been increasing. Could what a mother eats when pregnant set kids up for these conditions after birth?