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Gut Bacteria Tied to Asthma Risk in Kids

September 30, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The presence of four types of gut bacteria in infancy may reduce a child’s risk for asthma, Canadian researchers report.
Most infants get these bacteria naturally from the environment. But some babies are given antibiotics that kill these bacteria, and some are not exposed to them […]

Kids May Be More Likely to Get Asthma if Grandma Smoked While Pregnant: Study

September 29, 2015

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children whose grandmothers smoked during pregnancy are at increased risk for asthma, even if their own mothers did not smoke, a new study suggests.
It’s known that smoking can cause changes in gene activity. The new study findings suggest that those changes can be passed down through more than […]

Secondhand Smoke May Double Risk of Hospitalization for Kids With Asthma

September 24, 2015

THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to secondhand smoke puts children with asthma at nearly double the risk of winding up in the hospital, a new analysis reveals.
For these kids, secondhand smoke can worsen symptoms and make their condition more difficult to control. So parents need to be aware of these additional risks, […]

Add Asthma, Allergy Plans to Your Back-to-School List

August 1, 2015

SATURDAY, Aug. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — If your child has asthma or allergies, make sure his or her teacher, principal and school nurse know about it as part of your back-to-school planning, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) recommends.
“More than 10 million kids under age 18 have asthma, and one in […]

Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report

July 31, 2015

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Air pollution afflicts many national parks across the United States, a new study suggests.
Air quality in some of the parks is as bad or worse than in some major cities because of pollution from sources such as coal-fired power stations, the National Parks Conservation Association says in a […]

How to Avoid July Fourth Allergy Flare-Ups

July 2, 2015

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Fireworks, picnics and parades are favorite Fourth of July traditions for many people, but for those with allergies or asthma these activities could be uncomfortable or even dangerous.
“Summer is the time of year when everyone wants to enjoy being outside,” said allergist Dr. James Sublett, president of […]

Losing Weight May Ease Asthma in Obese People

June 26, 2015

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Losing weight may help reduce asthma severity in obese adults, a new Canadian study finds.
“We were pleased to see significant improvement in asthma symptoms, as well as quality of life for these individuals. This study further supports the need to manage [chronic disorders] to improve patient lives,” said […]

Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home

June 18, 2015

THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In nearly 40 percent of U.S. homes with parents who smoke, those parents don’t have smoke-free rules in place for their kids, a new study finds.
Having a smoke-free home — where all smoking is done outside — shields children from exposure to secondhand smoke and also cuts […]

Asthma Treatments Fail Older Patients More Often: Study

June 12, 2015

FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Asthma treatments, especially inhaled corticosteroids, are less likely to work for older patients, a new study suggests.
Researchers looked at 1,200 patients with mild-to-moderate asthma, and found that treatment failure occurred in about 17 percent of those aged 30 and older, compared with about 10 percent of those younger […]

Aerobic Exercise Can Help Curb Asthma, Study Shows

June 11, 2015

THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Workouts that really get the heart pumping may help ease asthma in people with the respiratory condition, a new Brazilian study finds.
Researchers led by Celso Carvalho of the University of Sao Paolo School of Medicine looked at outcomes for 43 people, aged 20 to 59, with moderate to […]


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