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Where There's Smoke and Asthma
The hazards of secondhand smoke to children are already clear in medical research, but such exposure is especially a problem for children with asthma or wheezing.
Increased Depression in Common Teen Disorders
Separately, ADHD and asthma each have been associated with mood disorders. Are patients with both ADHD and asthma at an even greater risk?
Antibiotic Use in Infancy Could Increase Risk of Asthma
The number of people with asthma has significantly increased over the last three decades. Different medical exposures during infancy may have something to do with the rising number.
Rx Lowered Steroid Dose in Asthma Patients
Oral corticosteroids are a common treatment for asthma, but they often come with unwanted side effects. One recent study showed that another medication may help patients lower their corticosteroid dose over time.
At-Risk Asthma Patients and the Flu Vaccine
While going without flu vaccination can mean risking an unpleasant few days of sickness for most, it can mean risking major illness and hospital time for those with certain conditions.
Pediatric Asthma Hospitalizations Can Be Prevented
Asthma hospitalizations can often be prevented with regular, continuous condition management. However, it's not always easy for kids to manage their asthma.
Age of Asthma Onset May Affect Future Symptoms
Millions of Americans are affected by asthma. New information on how the age of onset can affect future symptoms may help to improve treatment.
Environmental Concerns Lead to Inhaler Change
When health officials announce the phase out of a treatment option, it is often due to concerns about patients' health and safety. However, in the case of some soon to be phased-out inhalers, the concern is less about the health of patients and more about the health of the environment.
Asthma Linked to E. Coli Bloodstream Infections
People with asthma tend to have a higher risk of developing breathing-related infections. But it seems asthma also may be associated with other types of bacterial infections.
Pregnancy, Asthma & Smoking: A Dangerous Threesome
Most pregnant women know that it's not wise to smoke while pregnant because of the possible effects on their unborn baby. Not smoking is even more important for asthmatic pregnant women.