Pregnant Smoking Has Another Bad Effect
Can smoking while pregnant cause genetic changes which make the child more at risk for asthma development? Researchers answer with a resounding, "yes."
Athletes Score With Allergies and Asthma
Summer days and soccer fields. Balmy nights and baseball. Cheers rising from the crowd. The sights and sounds of summer athletics. And athletes with allergies and asthma probably know their first hurdle: allergens.
Interoffice Memo: Smoking Ban Reduces ER Visits
Much has been noted about cleaning houses for allergy and asthma attack prevention. Now workplace air quality is eyed as a way to further reduce the suffering of those with respiratory difficulties.
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.
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.
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.
Fruits Not So Peachy Keen for Asthma and Allergy Protection
Former studies have given credence to the message that fruits and vegetables in a child's diet appear to reduce the risk of developing asthma, hay fever and allergies. Now scientists say: Not so much.