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Cat, Dust Mite Allergies Linked to Childhood Asthma

February 23, 2015

MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Toddlers and preschoolers with cat and dust mite allergies may face an increased risk for asthma later in childhood, a preliminary study suggests.
The research included almost 500 children from Cincinnati. The youngsters had allergy skin prick tests for four common indoor allergens — cat, dog, cockroach and dust […]

Could a Dishwasher Raise Your Child’s Allergy, Asthma Risk?

February 23, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Hand washing dishes instead of using a machine to wash dishes may reduce children’s risk of developing allergic conditions, such as asthma or eczema, according to a new study.
These findings are the latest to lend support to the “hygiene hypothesis.” This theory suggests that early […]

Host of Factors Influence Baby’s Immune System

February 21, 2015

SATURDAY, Feb. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Numerous factors influence the makeup of bacteria in the digestive system, which then alters the immune system and changes susceptibility to allergies, researchers report.
The team at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit conducted six studies of gut bacteria in babies and found that they varied by: the mother’s race/ethnicity; […]

Moldy Homes May Mean More Asthma in Young Kids

February 16, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children appear more likely to develop asthma if their living rooms, kitchens or bedrooms have mold or moisture damage, according to a new study.
Children were most susceptible to developing asthma with mold exposure during their first two years of life, or if they already had […]

Preemies More Likely to Have Asthma, Study Finds

February 6, 2015

FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Premature babies have an increased risk of developing asthma, but are likely to grow out of the disease, new research says.
“The study confirms that those born prematurely [less than 37 weeks of pregnancy] are more likely to suffer asthmatic symptoms and lung conditions than other children. However, the […]

Workers May Be Afraid to Discuss Job-Related Asthma

February 3, 2015

TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Only 15 percent of working adults with asthma discuss with their doctor how their jobs might affect their breathing, even though nearly half have asthma that is possibly work-related, a new study reveals.
The researchers also found that doctors often don’t bring up the topic with patients.
People may be […]

Living in Inner City May Not Be Key Asthma Risk Factor

January 20, 2015

A new study challenges the widely held belief that inner-city children have a higher risk of asthma simply because of where they live.

Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea

January 13, 2015

TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Two troublesome adult breathing issues — asthma and sleep apnea — may have a connection, a new study suggests.
Adults who struggle with asthma face an increased risk for also developing the nighttime breathing disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea, the new research reveals.
The finding stems from the long-term […]

About 1 in 7 Older Adults Has Some Form of Lung Disease: CDC

January 6, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 15 percent, or about one out of seven, middle-aged and older U.S. adults suffer from lung disorders such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), health officials said Tuesday.
While 10 percent of those people experience mild breathing problems, more than one-third of them […]

Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies

December 20, 2014

SATURDAY, Dec. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The holidays can be anything but joyous for people with allergies when they contend with fresh trees, scented candles and other allergy triggers.
“The dust from the boxes and on the decorations that have been packed away in dank basements or dusty attics is triggering reactions in my allergy […]


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