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Allergies, Asthma Tied to Lower Risk of Brain Cancer

February 5, 2016

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People with respiratory allergies, asthma and the skin condition eczema may be less likely to develop glioma brain cancer, a new study suggests.
The international team of researchers looked at more than 4,500 glioma patients and almost 4,200 people without brain cancer. The investigators found that a history of […]

Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom’s Vaginal Fluids?

February 1, 2016

By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Dabbing infants delivered by cesarean section with their mothers’ vaginal secretions restores some of the potentially helpful bacteria that newborns naturally pick up when they pass through the birth canal, a small study finds.
The researchers said their “proof of principle” study is the first […]

Prenatal Vitamin D Supplements May Not Lower Baby’s Asthma Risk: Study

January 26, 2016

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — There’s been speculation that a daily vitamin D supplement taken in pregnancy might lower the odds for asthma in children. However, two new studies find no evidence for such an effect.
One study “did not show a statistically significant effect on the primary end point of persistent wheeze,” concluded […]

Prenatal Exposure to Asthma Drug May Increase Autism Risk

January 6, 2016

Children whose mothers took certain asthma drugs during pregnancy may have a slightly increased risk of autism, a new study suggests.

Asthma May Be Linked to Shingles Risk

December 31, 2015

THURSDAY, Dec. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who suffer from asthma may be more likely to develop the painful skin condition known as shingles, a new study suggests.
The finding builds on previous research that suggested a link between childhood asthma and shingles risk.
“Asthma represents one of the five most burdensome chronic diseases in the […]

Childhood Asthma Rates Leveling Off, Except Among This One Group

December 28, 2015

Rates of childhood asthma appear to have plateaued, except among the poor and kids aged 10 to 17, U.S. health officials report.

Vitamin D Won’t Help Prevent Colds in People with Asthma

December 11, 2015

If you have asthma, vitamin D supplements won’t protect you against colds, new research suggests.

Asthma Linked to Chronic Migraines in Some People

December 11, 2015

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with asthma may be more than twice as likely to develop chronic migraines as those without breathing troubles, a new study suggests.
The research included about 4,500 Americans. At the start of the study in 2008, the study volunteers had fewer than 15 migraines a month. One year […]

Kids With Asthma, Allergies May Face Higher Heart Risk Factors: Study

December 8, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that kids with asthma or allergies like hay fever may face as much as a doubling of their risk of high blood pressure and high cholesterol — even if they aren’t overweight.
However, the risk to any one child remains low, experts […]

Planned Cesareans Tied to Slight Increase in Asthma Risk for Kids

December 1, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children born by planned cesarean delivery appear to have a slightly higher chance of developing asthma than those born through vaginal delivery, researchers report.
The difference in risk was small, with 3.73 percent of those born through planned C-section hospitalized by age 5 for asthma, compared […]


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