Using our mobile app? Be sure to check for any new app updates to receive any enhancements.
Logo

Get Healthy!

135 Results for search "Asthma".

Health News Results - 135

Far fewer kids might develop asthma if there were less traffic pollution, suggests a new study that researched the issue worldwide.

"Our study found that nitrogen dioxide puts children at risk of developing asthma and the problem is especially acute in urban areas," said study author Susan Anenberg, a professor of environmental and occupational health at George Washington University in Wa...

People who struggle with severe asthma now have a new treatment to get some relief.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an injectable drug called Tezspire (tezepelumab-ekko), which would be administered every four weeks by a health care profession...

If your New Year's resolution is to keep your allergy and asthma symptoms under control in 2022, it's best to do so in small steps, an expert says.

"The best way to tackle health challenges is in small bits, and that goes for allergy and asthma control," said Dr. Mark Corbett, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).

"The last few years have been ...

Parents of children with moderate-to-severe asthma may have a much-needed treatment option: A new trial finds that an injected monoclonal antibody drug called dupilumab significantly reduces a child's odds of serious asthma attacks and improves lung function.

“We were not surprised, because dupilumab was very effective in clinical trials in adults and adolescents, but we were delighted...

  • Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporters
  • |
  • December 13, 2021
  • |
  • Full Page

Children with hard-to-control asthma may get relief from adding an injectable antibody drug to their standard treatment, a clinical trial has found.

The drug, called dupilumab (Dupixent), has been available for several years to treat stubborn asthma in adults and teenagers. Based on the new findings, the

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
  • |
  • December 9, 2021
  • |
  • Full Page
  • Kids can be cruel, and bullies often zero in on kids they view as weak or different, including those with asthma.

    One in 10 children with asthma say they have been bullied or teased as a result of their condition, but tight asthma control seems to keep bullying at bay, a new study suggests....

    Planning ahead will reduce the risk of allergies and asthma interfering with your holiday plans, an expert says.

    "In addition to concerns about COVID-19, those with allergies and asthma sometimes have an added layer of anxiety because they need to always be thinking about allergy and asthma triggers that can cause serious symptoms," said Dr. Mark Corbett, president of the American College...

    Asthma is a tough disease for kids and their parents to manage well, but not keeping it under control may make these children up to six times more likely to wind up in the hospital with severe COVID-19, new research shows.

    With the cold and flu season about to kick in and COVID-19 rates climbing again in some areas, kids with asthma should make sure their disease is under tight control, s...

    Can your weight before pregnancy determine your baby's chances of developing asthma or allergies?

    Yes, claims a study that looked at that question, as well as whether weight gain during pregnancy might have an impact.

    "We did find that there was a link between the mother's weight before pregnancy, entering pregnancy, with the development of certain allergic diseases among c...

    While climate change gets a lot of notice for its numerous negative impacts around the globe, children's allergies may not be among them.

    Despite climate change, with the longer growing seasons and larger pollen loads that are attributed to it, more than 5,800 children in the Los Angeles area with asthma did not have an increase in allergic sensitization or allergy diagnosis over a 15-yea...

    Many young Americans with asthma aren't sufficiently prepared by their childhood care providers to transition to adult care, a small new study shows.

    It's important for youth with asthma to understand their asthma-related medical needs will likely change as they age, and they may need to switch providers, experts say.

    "Teens who are about to go off to college are at an ideal stage t...

    Dust mites and smoke are known triggers of asthma in children. Now, scientists have identified previously unknown combinations of air pollutants that appear tied to the respiratory disorder.

    "Asthma is one the most prevalent diseases affecting children in the United States. In this study, we developed a list of air pollutants a young child may be exposed to that can lead to longer-term pr...

    You might think that wildfires in the western United States would only affect folks in places like Colorado, California or Oregon.

    But a new study estimates that three-quarters of smoke-related deaths and visits to the emergency room for asthma in the United States happen east of the Rocky Mount...

    Workers, take heed: Your place of work can help bring on or exacerbate asthma, a new study suggests.

    Common workplace triggers include poor ventilation and moldy air conditioning systems, cleaning products and even the toner used in printers, the researchers said. Employees with asthma caused by the office environment often quit, the researchers said, especially if employers don't do anyt...

    Many people with asthma know their illness can flare up at night, and new research suggests the body's internal clock could be to blame.

    The findings could prove important for treating and studying asthma, the researchers said.

    "This is one of the first studies to carefully isolate the influence of the circadian system from the other factors that are behavioral and environmental, in...

    Exercising during pregnancy can benefit babies' lungs, Scandinavian researchers report.

    "This study offers a fascinating hint that increased physical activity of mothers is associated with better lung function in their babies and, therefore, possibly their health in later life," said Jonathan Grigg, head of the European Respiratory Society Tobacco Control Committee, who was not involved i...

    Young people appear to have normal lung function after recovering from COVID-19, new studies find.

    In one, Swedish researchers found that even asthma patients had no significant impairment in lung function.

    In the other, German researchers found unimpaired lung function after kids and teens had a COVID-19 infection -- unless their infection was severe.

    "The COVID-19 pandemic h...

    While some may think of scents like cinnamon or pumpkin spice when the season turns to fall, others are breathing in something much less pleasant.

    Autumn is also allergy season for those sensitive to ragweed.

    "A spike in ragweed tends to mark the informal start of the fall allergy season, which typically begins in mid-August," said Dr. Rachna Shah, an allergist with Loyola Medicine ...

    A recall of more than a dozen types of Philips breathing machines because of potential cancer risks has millions of Americans struggling to find replacements to deal with sleep disorders, breathing problems and respiratory emergencies.

    The recall involves certain Respironics BiPAP (bi-level positive air pressure), CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) and ventilator machines made before...

    Uncontrolled asthma increases the risk of severe COVID-19, researchers warn.

    "This study focused on how COVID-19 outcomes might change for asthma patients depending on their level of asthma control," said study author Anny Xiang, a senior research scientist at Kaiser Permanente Southern California.

    "We also saw that even in patients with active asthma, if they were using asthma medi...

    Smoke from wildfires burning along the West Coast is choking the entire United States, reminding everyone of the hazards of climate change.

    But that haze isn't just stinging your eyes and choking your breath -- it poses a direct threat to your health, experts say.

    Wildfire smoke has been shown to increase risk of heart attacks and strokes, as well as lung ailments like asthma, Ameri...

    Parents of kids with asthma and allergies should prepare a plan to keep them safe as schools reopen, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) says.

    Along with guarding against COVID-19, it's important to protect against cold, flu and other viruses that pose a risk to children with asthma. That includes wearing masks, washing hands and using hand sanitizer whenever po...

    Millions of women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease their transition through menopause may be unknowingly upping their risk for asthma.

    The concern follows a study that spent more than two decades tracking a potential link between HRT and late-onset asthma among roughly 380,000 Danish women.

    Two New York City physicians who were not involved in the study said the fi...

    If you're a rare case of someone who had an allergic reaction to your first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, here's reassuring news: It's safe for you to get that necessary second dose.

    That's according to a team of allergists working at several U.S. hospitals. They examined second-dose vaccine reactions among patients who, after their first shot, had symptoms that appe...

    Prescriptions for U.S. children fell by about one-quarter during the COVID-19 pandemic, with prescriptions for antibiotics alone plunging by more than 50%, a new study finds.

    The findings are a "national picture of prescription drug dispensing to children before and during the pandemic. It will be important to monitor whether the reductions we demonstrate are temporary or sustained," said...

    With many summer camps open again this year, parents of kids with asthma and allergies need to make sure the one they choose is safe for their youngsters.

    While federal health officials have issued guidelines to protect campers and staff from COVID-19, "camps still need to make sure measures are in place in case a camper has an allergic reaction or an asthma flare," said Dr. Luz Fonacier,...

    Among Americans with severe asthma, less than half see a specialist to manage their condition, new research shows.

    The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommends patients with severe asthma be referred to a specialist for evaluation and care.

    To find out how many people with severe asthma see a specialist, researchers examined insurance data from more than 54,000 pati...

    If your child has both allergies and asthma, it's imperative to treat their allergies to prevent asthma from worsening as they spend more time outdoors, an expert says.

    "It's a time when after a winter when we're all cooped up inside kids want to go out and play, but the weather is a little variable," said Dr. Corey Martin, a pediatric pulmonologist at Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's...

    The health of your lungs may have a lot to do with the size of your bank account, a new, large study indicates.

    The finding follows a six-decade look at lung disease risk among more than 215,000 American children and adults.

    In general, poorer Americans continue to have worse lung health than their wealthier peers. In some cases, the gap between rich and poor is widening.

    <...

    Researchers have discovered that when patients who have type 2 diabetes and asthma take a certain class of medication to control their blood sugar, their asthma symptoms also improved.

    Not only could this help diabetes patients who may have less asthma control on asthma medicines, but it could potentially open up new treatment options for those who don't have diabetes.

    The study sho...

    Exposure to a certain type of air pollution while pregnant may up the odds that your child will develop asthma, a new study says.

    Children born to mothers exposed to high levels of ultra-fine particle air pollution during pregnancy have a significantly increased risk of asthma, researchers found.

    Ultra-fine particle pollution is smaller than the width of an average human hair and ca...

    Family history, race and sex are among the factors that increase a child's risk of asthma, a new study shows.

    "These findings help us to better understand what groups of children are most susceptible to asthma early in life," said study co-author Christine Cole Johnson, chair of public health sciences at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.

    "We can now use this information to develo...

    Though some think that vaping is a safer alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, Canadian research suggests it could raise the risk of developing asthma or having asthma attacks for teens and adults.

    "Emerging research really suggests that vaping may actually worsen preexisting health conditions such as asthma," said study author Teresa To, senior scientist in the Child Health Eval...

    An experimental injectable drug appears more versatile than existing medications in treating people with different forms of severe, hard-to-control asthma, clinical trial results show.

    There are many different types of asthma brought on by many different triggers, and a number of monoclonal antibody medications -- called "biologics" -- have been crafted to target distinct asthma triggers....

    Call it a silver lining of the pandemic: Asthma attacks fell sharply among Black and Hispanic Americans in the months after the coronavirus first surfaced.

    The study included nearly 1,200 participants who provided information about their asthma through monthly online, phone or mail questionnaires for 15 months between the first half of 2019 and first half of 2020.

    The researchers f...

    As kids get ready for summer camp, parents might be fretting about exposure to COVID-19, but a doctors' group says they also need to make sure their campers will be protected from allergy and asthma triggers.

    "The [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] has issued guidelines for keeping campers and staff protected from COVID-19. At the same time, camps still need to make sure measur...

    So, you're trying desperately to quit smoking, using e-cigarettes while still using traditional cigarettes. Sound like a good idea?

    Maybe not, according to a new study that shows that combining vaping with smoking raises the risk for respiratory wheeze and cough.

    "To help people quit smoking, FDA-approved medications, such as the nicotine patch or the medication varenicline [brand ...

    Long-term exposure to polluted air could increase the risk of severe COVID-19 in people with respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new research shows.

    For the study, researchers at the University of Cincinnati examined the backgrounds and health outcomes of more than 1,100 COVID-19 patients diagnosed at UC Health between mid-March and early ...

    There's more than one kind of fungus living among lung tissue, but people can breathe easy knowing these species are for the most part harmless, scientists say.

    It's normal for people to have fungi in their lungs, and using drugs like inhaled steroids won't hurt them, a research team found.

    According to a team led by Einar Marius Hjellestad Martinsen, a doctoral candidate at th...

    Nonsmokers usually try to avoid secondhand smoke, but many kids have no option, and now a new study finds tobacco smoke exposure puts them at higher risk of hospitalization.

    Compared to other kids, those exposed to secondhand smoke were more likely to have had an urgent care visit over a one-year period, and to incur higher costs for such visits. They also were nearly twice as likely to b...

    Fewer children end up in ERs for asthma attacks if nearby coal-fired power plants are shut down, a new study finds.

    "When these power plants close, we see a reduction of somewhere between 12% and 18% in emergency department visits for asthma," said senior researcher Emily Pakhtigian, an assistant professor of public policy at Pennsylvania State University. "When the plants close down, chi...

    The smoke from forest fires is sending children to emergency rooms with respiratory problems at higher rates than ever before, a new study finds.

    "Kids are particularly vulnerable to pollution from wildfires, so they can have asthma exacerbation and other respiratory problems," said senior researcher Tarik Benmarhnia, an associate professor of family medicine and public health at the Univ...

    If seasonal allergies get you down, try tackling them with a good spring cleaning.

    This can not only ease some of those spring symptoms, but also get rid of allergens you've been living with for a while, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).

    "If you aren't someone who regularly undertakes spring cleaning, consider tackling it this year," said D...

    Diagnosing babies and toddlers with asthma is challenging, because it's difficult to measure lung function in this young group. What makes diagnosis easier is knowing your child's symptoms.

    A leading pediatrics group offers some tips for parents who suspect their infants or toddlers may have asthma or are having symptoms that could suggest another health condition.

    Your pediatrician...

    White Americans had a greater decline in potentially avoidable hospitalizations during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic than Black Americans, according to a new study.

    The findings suggest that Black patients may have had less access to outpatient care that could have helped keep them out of the hospital for non-COVID health problems.

    Researchers from the University of C...

    Breathe easy, folks. A new study affirms that wearing a cloth or surgical face mask won't hamper your breathing.

    Researchers in Ohio based that conclusion on tests of 50 adults (median age: 33), both with and without masks. Nearly one-third said they had a chronic health condition, such as asthma.

    Volunteers' heart rate, oxygen levels and carbon dioxide levels were measured during s...

    During the pandemic, people with asthma have worried that their respiratory condition might raise their risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19, but new research findings should calm their fears.

    After analyzing data from 57 studies that included a total of over 587,000 people, scientists discovered that rates of asthma among people with COVID-19 were similar to rates in the general...

    The coronavirus pandemic has turned many people into clean freaks, but new research suggests that deploying all those extra household disinfectants might be triggering asthma flare-ups.

    "We became concerned with increased cleaning and disinfecting related to the COVID-19 pandemic, combined with people spending more time indoors may expose people with asthma to more environmental triggers ...

    Children whose mothers used antibiotics in pregnancy may have a slightly heightened risk of asthma, a new study suggests.

    Experts were quick to point out the finding does not prove cause and effect, and the reasons for the antibiotic use -- rather than the drug -- might explain the link, said lead researcher Cecilie Skaarup Uldbjerg, of Aarhus University in Denmark.

    "Previous studie...

    In a grim development for allergy sufferers in North America, a new investigation warns that pollen seasons are getting longer and worse.

    Over the last three decades, the annual pollen season has expanded by nearly three weeks, accompanied by a 21% jump in pollen concentrations.

    A big underlying cause: climate change.

    "It is clear that global warming is the major culprit ...