By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — About one-third of children with viral infections severe enough to land them in the hospital end up with serious complications — such as pneumonia, seizures and brain swelling, a new study finds.
The study, reported online on Aug. 4 in Pediatrics, followed kids who had to [...]
FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Patients with the progressive, deadly respiratory ailment known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a new weapon to battle the disease, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
The agency approved a new treatment, an inhaled spray called Striverdi Respimat (olodaterol) for COPD, the third leading [...]
FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although older women with asthma often have worse health outcomes, they may not make asthma care a priority, according to a new study.
“There is no doubt that women over 65 suffer from asthma much more than men over 65,” concluded Dr. James Sublett, an allergist and president-elect of [...]
WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — For patients with asthma, just believing an odor is potentially harmful is enough to trigger airway inflammation for at least 24 hours, a new study indicates.
“It’s not just what you smell, but also what you think you smell,” study author Cristina Jaen, a physiologist at Monell Chemical Senses [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests.
“We found that, compared with children born from mothers of normal weight, those whose mothers were overweight or obese during pregnancy had up to [...]
By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two new U.S. government reports provide a statistical snapshot of health and health insurance coverage in 2013, before new coverage options took effect under the Affordable Care Act.
On a positive note, fewer Americans were uninsured in 2013 than in 2010 — 14.4 percent versus 16 [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, June 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but a home that’s too clean can leave a newborn child vulnerable to allergies and asthma later in life, a new study reports.
Infants are much less likely to suffer from allergies or wheezing if they are exposed to household [...]
THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although yoga is believed to boost physical and mental health, it does not seem to help ease symptoms of asthma, a new study finds.
Even so, experts from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) noted that if it makes people with asthma feel better they should [...]