Asthma in the News

Soy Supplements Won't Ease Asthma, Study Finds

05/26/2015 - Clinical trial refutes prior notion that the nutrient might boost lung function

Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer?

05/22/2015 - New research finds an association, but doesn't prove cause and effect

Many Kids With Asthma Also Sensitive to Peanuts: Study

05/18/2015 - Parents may not realize that wheezing, shortness of breath could be allergy

Environmental Concerns Led to Jump in Cost of Asthma Inhalers: Study

05/11/2015 - Price of 'rescue' medication nearly doubled, researchers say

Women Hospitalized for Asthma More Often Than Men

05/05/2015 - Female hormones, differences in health behaviors may play a role, researchers say

Curbing School Bus Pollution Might Reduce Absences

04/29/2015 - Improved emission controls produced big benefits for students with asthma, study found

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


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Asthma is more common in boys than girls.