Asthma in the News

Gene May Play Part in How Kids Respond to Asthma Meds: Study

04/22/2015 - Chemical signal linked to how well corticosteroids worked

Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies

04/17/2015 - Finding suggests that 'Western' lifestyle may be driving diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity

Asthma Rates Similar Among Black Children in Urban, Rural Areas: Study

04/09/2015 - Finding challenges theory that living in a city boosts risk of respiratory condition

Work-Related Asthma Affects Millions of U.S. Adults: CDC

04/09/2015 - If you can't give up the job, try to minimize contact with irritants, expert says

Childhood Trauma May Raise Odds of Asthma

04/03/2015 - Study finds divorce, death and violence appear linked to higher risk of respiratory illness

Could Household Bleach Raise Kids' Risk for Flu, Other Infections?

04/03/2015 - European study shows 'modest' effect, but cause-and-effect not clear

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups

03/27/2015 - Emergency visits, hospitalizations for airway disease dropped by half after procedure, study finds

Depression During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Asthma Risk

03/09/2015 - Older, but not newer, antidepressants showed similar increased odds for respiratory condition, study found

Pneumonia in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma

03/06/2015 - Lung problems before age 3 may have enduring impact, study says

Cat, Dust Mite Allergies Linked to Childhood Asthma

02/23/2015 - Study findings reveal possible early risk factors for asthma

Could a Dishwasher Raise Your Child's Allergy, Asthma Risk?

02/23/2015 - Study found children from homes that hand-washed dishes had less allergic disease

Host of Factors Influence Baby's Immune System

02/23/2015 - Breast-feeding, less sterile environment spurs healthier makeup of gut bacteria, researchers report

Moldy Homes May Mean More Asthma in Young Kids

02/16/2015 - Those with allergies at greatest asthma risk, study finds

Preemies More Likely to Have Asthma, Study Finds

02/06/2015 - But, they will likely outgrow the airway condition, researchers report

Workers May Be Afraid to Discuss Job-Related Asthma

02/03/2015 - People seem to be worried about how disease might affect their employment, income, experts say

Researchers Rethink Inner-City Asthma Theory

01/20/2015 - Poverty, race, ethnicity are more accurate predictors, study says

Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea

01/13/2015 - The longer a person had asthma, the more likely they developed the breathing disorder, study found

Health Tip: Triggering Asthma Attacks

01/09/2015 - These factors may bring on an attack

About 1 in 7 Older Adults Has Some Form of Lung Disease: CDC

01/06/2015 - COPD, asthma affect many aging Americans

Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies

12/20/2014 - Some tips to avoid bad reactions to the seasonal good times


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Asthma is more common in boys than girls.