Asthma in the News

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma

10/30/2014 - Trick-or-treaters should bring quick-relief inhalers with them, experts advise

Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study

10/20/2014 - To end this paradoxical practice, certain drug stores no longer sell tobacco products

Fetal Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Breathing Ills in Kids

10/06/2014 - Expert recommends pregnant women avoid canned foods, plastics containing BPA

Docs Offer Advice for Combating Respiratory Virus That's Striking Kids

10/03/2014 - Proper hygiene, including frequent hand washing, is important -- especially for children with asthma

New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks

10/01/2014 - Finding provides new target for drug development, experts say

Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says

09/23/2014 - Findings support idea that work-related stress contributes to development of respiratory disorder

Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns

09/22/2014 - Experts predict surge in breathing problems, infections and food shortages

Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids

09/17/2014 - Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say

Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study

09/16/2014 - Researchers found two-drug regimen cut death, hospitalization rates for the respiratory disease

Few Students With Asthma, Allergies Have School Emergency Plan

09/12/2014 - Schools must be well prepared to deal with life-threatening reactions, researchers caution

Smoking Before Fatherhood May Raise Asthma Risk in Kids: Study

09/08/2014 - But no similar association was found between mother and children

Putting Baby to Sleep on Animal Fur May Lower Asthma Risk: Study

09/08/2014 - Researchers suggest contact with natural microbes may offer protection

Health Tip: Things That Can Trigger Asthma

09/04/2014 - Tobacco smoke is among the most common

Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk

08/15/2014 - Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis

When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids

08/04/2014 - About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

FDA Approves New Treatment for People With COPD

08/01/2014 - Striverdi Respimat is an inhaled spray that works by keeping airways relaxed, agency says

Older Women With Asthma Face Worse Health Outcomes

08/01/2014 - Making breathing issues a priority can help improve their overall condition, researchers say

Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms

07/30/2014 - Study finds people's negative expectations can play a role in flare-ups

Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

07/22/2014 - Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

Health Tip: Thwart Mold at Home

07/18/2014 - Address any leaks or damp areas


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Asthma is more common in boys than girls.