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New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks

October 1, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scientists have pinpointed a molecule that may trigger potentially life-threatening asthma attacks brought on by colds.
The researchers say this finding could offer a target for new drugs to be developed to treat these attacks.
Most asthma attacks (80 percent to 90 percent) are caused by viruses that infected the [...]


Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says

September 23, 2014

TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Fear of losing your job can increase the risk for developing asthma, according to a new European study.
The study involved more than 7,000 employed adults in Germany. Between 2009 and 2011, during the economic downturn in Europe, the workers answered questions about the respiratory disorder and also on [...]


Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns

September 22, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Coupled with worldwide marches demanding action on climate change, a new study warns that rising temperatures and altered weather patterns in the United States may soon exacerbate many existing health risks.
Heat stroke, cardiac arrest and other heat-related illnesses are expected to increase as the number [...]


Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids

September 17, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exposure in the womb to household chemicals known as phthalates might increase a child’s future risk of developing asthma, Columbia University researchers reported in a new study.
Children had nearly an 80 percent increased risk of developing asthma between age 5 and 11 if their mothers [...]


Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study

September 16, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A combination drug therapy aimed at opening the airways and reducing inflammation appears to be the best treatment for older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), especially those with asthma, a new study finds.
COPD patients who received a combination of long-acting beta agonists [...]


Few Students With Asthma, Allergies Have School Emergency Plan

September 12, 2014

FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Too few students with asthma and food allergies have emergency plans in place at school, which can leave the schools inadequately prepared in a health crisis, a new survey finds.
Just half of students with food allergies and only one in four kids with asthma have emergency action plans [...]


Smoking Before Fatherhood May Raise Asthma Risk in Kids: Study

September 8, 2014

MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Men who smoke before becoming a parent may put their children at increased risk for asthma, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed the smoking habits of more than 13,000 men and women, and then looked at the incidence of asthma in their children.
The results showed that asthma was much [...]


Putting Baby to Sleep on Animal Fur May Lower Asthma Risk: Study

September 7, 2014

SUNDAY, Sept. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Infants who sleep on animal fur may be less likely to develop asthma later in childhood, new research suggests.
The study included more than 2,400 healthy city-dwelling newborns in Germany who were followed until age 10. Of those children, 55 percent slept on animal skin in their first [...]


3 Common Respiratory Diseases Including Chronic Bronchities Tied to Lung Cancer Risk

August 15, 2014

Three common respiratory diseases seem to be associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, researchers report.


When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids

August 4, 2014

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 [...]



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