Health News

Children With Cystic Fibrosis Benefit From Exercise
Children and teens with cystic fibrosis (CF) often have difficulty exercising due to their diminished lung performance.
Treating Infant Lung Disease
Ureaplasma bacteria, a primitive infection not normally tested for unless women are seeking fertility treatments, can also be passed from mother to child.
BPA Exposure a No No for Pregnant Women
I want to say one word to you. Just one word: PLASTICS. In the late 60's, this famous buzzword was all about investment riches. Now, the formerly harmless little word has bad boy legs: PLASTICS.
Rein in Antibiotic Resistance
Kids on ventilators often develop infections because the breathing tubes provide an easy route for bacteria to get stuck in the respiratory tract.
Red Rover Red Rover Asthma Pill Come Over
Many parents struggle to get their asthmatic children to properly use their steroid inhalers. Hope has arrived. A groundbreaking new study reports that asthma management may be getting a lot easier.
Broccoli: Tasty and Good for COPD
Everybody knows smoking is bad for you because it can give you lung cancer. What about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? COPD is usually caused by smoking too!
Dance of the Asthma Fairies Discovered
Scientists have now seen causes of asthma attacks in the shape of immunoglobulin E( IgE) and how it moves and twists during IgE's attachment to the receptor proteins on the surface of mast cells. After 15 years of research, what a beautiful sight this must be.
Exercise Induced Obesity
Many people with asthma have triggers that bring on attacks, like environmental allergens or colds. For some exercise is the culprit, and the inability to exercise without risking an asthma attack increases their odds of becoming obese. A new study tried to figure out which factor more influences the other––the asthma or the obesity.
Chickenpox Risk for Asthmatics Taking Steroids Minimal
There have been recent incidences of chickenpox outbreaks when children with asthma go to the emergency room and are given a new steroid. A new study recognizes there are small risks for the development of severe chickenpox.
Pregnant Women Should Avoid Tylenol
Since the early 1980s taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) has become increasingly common among women during pregnancy.  This increase coincided with a doubling of the prevalence of asthma among children.