Eczema, Hay Fever Leads to Adult Allergic Asthma
40-year-old birthday presents are full of bad jokes about aging and black balloons. Another bad joke may be around the corner for people in their 40's who had childhood eczema and hay fever.
Asthma Risk On the Street Where You Live
Reasearch studies have found that closeness to a roadway increases the incidence of asthma in developed countries. The reason is due to increased exposure to traffic emissions.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
The wonderful children's book teaching cause and effect, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, just giving a mouse a cookie sets off a fun chain of events: "If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. When you give him the milk, he'll probably ask you for a straw. ....." Another chain of events seems to take place when a female baby is in a compromised uterus. Two things, not necessarily in this order, take place: Asthma and early onset of her menstrual cycle. Metabolism and hormones appear to have an impact on the respiratory system The chain ...
Asthma's Double Duty Drug
Known to be effective in treating asthma, Zyflo (zileuton) may have a secondary use in treating Alzheimer's disease. A recent study showed a 50 percent reduction in plaques in the brain.
Allergies play a Significant Role in Asthma Attacks
Is your home, office or school environment aggravating your asthma? Does adding an allergy drug enable better breathing?
Old MacDonald Has A Farm, Not Asthma
MOO-ve on over asthma! Children raised on farms are exposed to far more bacteria and fungi than those raised in urban settings. New research suggests this very exposure toughens up farm children's immune systems and leads to less occurrences of asthma.
Stay-at-Homes Stay Safe
Asthma, accidents and other health problems are more likely to plague children of working mothers, according to new research from North Carolina State University.
That Long and Dusty Road
Past research has shown that living close to busy roadways increases the risk of asthma in developed countries. Now, a new study shows that the same holds true Peru, a developing country.
You're Doing It Wrong
Once asthma and lung disease patients leave the hospital and are no longer under the supervision of physicians, they are likely to misuse their respiratory inhalers, according to new research.
Researchers have identified a link between the health of children with asthma and the quality of family interactions at mealtime.