Asthma in the News

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

Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction

12/18/2014 - Memory of correct way to use inhalers, epinephrine pens faded over time, researchers report

Raised Asthma Risk Seen for Toddlers Who Share Bed With Parents

12/11/2014 - But researchers weren't able to show why the association was found

EPA Issues Tougher Rules on Ozone Emissions

11/26/2014 - Health experts praised the new limits, but industry advocates said they aren't needed

No Link Between Acetaminophen in Pregnancy, Asthma in Kids: Study

11/26/2014 - Once childhood respiratory illnesses were factored out, the pain relievers had little impact, researchers say

Asthma Raises Heart Attack Risk, Research Suggests

11/17/2014 - Those who had trouble controlling condition particularly vulnerable, researchers report

Poor Quality Housing Tied to Higher Asthma Rates Among Kids

11/04/2014 - As number of cockroach, mold infestations rose, so did hospitalizations for respiratory attacks, study found

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


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Asthma is more common in boys than girls.