Managing Allergies, Asthma 101

May 3, 2016

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Teens with allergies or asthma who are heading for college later this year should begin preparing for the transition now, an expert says.
“For most teens, going away to college marks their first time living independently,” said Dr. David Stukus, a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma […]

More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study

April 30, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The number of American kids suffering from asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the increase, with poor children being hit the hardest, researchers report.
Children living in extreme poverty who had asthma and ADHD were nearly twice as likely to have at least […]

Climate Change May Mean More Smoggy Days to Come: Study

April 21, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Climate change could cause many major American cities to experience more days with heavy ozone pollution in the coming decades, a new study predicts.
If emission rates continue unchecked, regions within the United States could experience between three and nine additional days of unhealthy ozone levels […]

Cleaner Air in California May Mean Healthier Kids: Study

April 12, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Southern California has cleaner air than it did 20 years ago, and children there may be breathing better because of it, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that as the smog over eight Los Angeles-area communities lessened, children became less likely to suffer from bronchitis, congestion […]

Underweight or Obese Women Who Drink and Smoke May Have Higher Asthma Risk

April 9, 2016

SATURDAY, April 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say they have pinpointed several factors that increase asthma risk in women and — to a lesser extent — in men.
They analyzed data from about 175,000 people between the ages of 18 and 44 in 51 countries. They found that underweight or obese women who drank […]

As Weight Goes Up, So Does Asthma Risk

March 17, 2016

As weight rises, so too does the risk for asthma, U.S. health officials report.

Special Infant Formulas Don’t Shield Against Asthma, Allergies: Study

March 8, 2016

TUESDAY, March 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many parents who worry that their baby is at risk of asthma, allergies or type 1 diabetes may turn to special cow’s milk formulas touted to lower the risk.
But a new review of the data on these “hydrolyzed” infant formulas finds no good evidence that they actually protect […]

Poverty Linked to Asthma, Allergy Treatment Failure

March 7, 2016

MONDAY, March 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People with asthma or food allergies who are poor have worse treatment outcomes, two new studies suggest.
“We found that patients who have asthma and come from lower income households — making less than $50,000 every year — are one and a half times more likely to see treatment […]

Traffic Pollution Tied to Preterm Birth Risk for Asthmatic Women

March 1, 2016

TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to high levels of certain traffic air pollutants may increase the risk of preterm birth in pregnant women with asthma, a new study suggests.
Both short- and long-term exposure to pollution from vehicles was linked to a higher risk of preterm birth in women with asthma. This was […]

Women With Asthma May Have Higher Risk of Fertility Problems

February 12, 2016

Women with asthma may take longer to get pregnant and have a lower pregnancy rate than those without the lung disease, new research suggests.



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