Asthma in the News

Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution: Study

04/15/2014 - More nitrogen dioxide from exhaust fumes, power plants could mean increased deaths from heart disease, researchers say

Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births, Kids' Asthma Attacks

03/28/2014 - Smoke-free policies offer health benefits for people of all ages, study authors say

Traffic Smog Tied to Hospital Stays for White Kids With Asthma

03/27/2014 - Among black kids in study, other factors appeared to play bigger role in asthma rehospitalizations

Allergy Season Springs Into Bloom

03/22/2014 - Allergist outlines ways to minimize effects of pollen

Preterm Birth May Raise Child's Asthma Risk, Study Suggests

03/13/2014 - The more premature the delivery, the higher the odds for respiratory trouble, researchers found

September Peak Month for Kids' Asthma Flares: Study

03/10/2014 - Experts say rise in allergy triggers, summer medication 'breaks' and back-to-school virus exposure may all contribute

Common Asthma Meds May Raise Sleep Apnea Risk, Study Says

02/28/2014 - Preliminary finding saw possible link between certain inhaler drugs and the sleep disorder, but more research needed

Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby

02/04/2014 - Exposures in womb might raise risk of asthma, allergies in childhood, study suggests

Black Children, Teens More Likely to Return to Hospital for Asthma: Study

02/03/2014 - Financial, social hardships were biggest reasons why, researchers report

Premature Birth Linked to Asthma, Wheezing in Childhood

01/28/2014 - Study suggests respiratory problems don't improve with age in these kids

Much More Must Be Done to Lower Smoking Rates, Experts Say

01/22/2014 - American Lung Association points to legislative inaction by states, stronger push by Big Tobacco

Testing for Smoke Exposure May Predict Rehospitalization for Asthma

01/20/2014 - Study found kids subjected to secondhand smoke are more than twice as likely to be readmitted

Many Asthma Patients Don't Stick to Treatment Plan, Study Finds

01/18/2014 - Better communication with their doctors might improve outcomes, researchers say

Health Tip: Pay Attention to Air Pollution

01/16/2014 - Avoid outdoors when air quality is poor

Less Variety in Babies' Gut Bacteria May Lead to Asthma Risk

01/10/2014 - Swedish study followed 47 infants for 7 years

Ultramarathoners: How's Their Health?

01/08/2014 - Researchers launch long-term study of these intense runners

Dogs May Guard Babies Against Asthma, Allergies

12/16/2013 - Researchers working with mice found presence of a pet reduced immune system response to allergens

Probiotics Don't Prevent Childhood Asthma, Study Finds

12/11/2013 - But they may have other benefits, including prevention of eczema

Nebulizers May Not Deliver Full Drug Dose to Kids With Asthma

12/06/2013 - Small study found less than one-quarter of the medicine makes it to the lungs

Too Few Americans With Asthma Are Getting Flu Shots, CDC Says

12/05/2013 - Report finds only half of this high-risk group gets immunized


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