Asthma Symptoms Can Bloom in Springtime

May 27, 2016

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Asthma symptoms increase in spring, making it especially important for people with the lung disease to be aware of triggers and risk factors, an expert says.
“Asthma is a lifelong disease that causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing,” said Dr. Linda Rogers, director of the clinical asthma program […]

Fewer Inhaled Steroids May Be OK for Asthmatic Children

May 27, 2016

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Inhaled steroid therapy is commonly used to treat asthmatic children with persistent, daily wheezing episodes.
However, a new study suggests that the powerful medicines may not be needed on a daily basis for kids whose wheezing occurs sporadically, such as when they catch a cold.
“It makes sense that these […]

Many Smokers Have COPD Symptoms, Without Diagnosis

May 18, 2016

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many smokers have symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) even before they’ve been diagnosed with the lung condition, according to a new study.
Symptoms of COPD include shortness of breath, coughing, difficulty exercising and history of asthma. COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United […]

Severe Asthma in Childhood Linked to COPD Risk Later

May 12, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Though many children with persistent asthma get better as they get older, some may go on to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in early adulthood, a new study suggests.
People with the poorest lung function and reduced lung growth are most at risk for […]

Do You Know the ‘Hidden’ Signs of Asthma?

May 11, 2016

WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — While most people know that wheezing is a sign of asthma, far fewer realize that trouble sleeping or a persistent cough may also be symptoms of the airway disease, a new survey shows.
Those findings may help explain why many adults don’t realize they have the disease and don’t […]

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 […]


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