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Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma

October 30, 2014

THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Wearing masks made of latex and taking hayrides are among the Halloween festivities that could be risky for children with asthma, according to the American Lung Association.
The association advises parents to be proactive about managing their child’s asthma to ensure that Halloween is safe and enjoyable.
Some of the [...]


Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study

October 20, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — While picking up a prescription for cholesterol-lowering medication, about one in 20 people with conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or high blood pressure will also purchase cigarettes, a new study finds.
Six percent of people with asthma or COPD, and about 5 [...]


Fetal Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Breathing Ills in Kids

October 6, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exposure in pregnancy to a chemical commonly found in plastics and cans — known as bisphenol A, or BPA — may increase a child’s risk of breathing problems, researchers say.
In a study of nearly 400 pregnant women and their children, researchers found that each 10-fold [...]


Docs Offer Advice for Combating Respiratory Virus That’s Striking Kids

October 3, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — As Enterovirus D68 infections continue to spread across the United States, the American Lung Association offers tips on how to protect your child from infection and what to do if your child is struck by the virus.
The severe respiratory illness, which has been reported in 43 states and [...]


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 [...]



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