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Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer?

May 22, 2015

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests, but does not prove, that men with asthma may be less likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer or to die from the disease.
Researchers found that men with asthma were 29 percent less likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer. And they were 36 percent less […]

Many Kids With Asthma Also Sensitive to Peanuts: Study

May 17, 2015

SUNDAY, May 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Sensitivity to peanuts is common among children with asthma, yet many children and their parents are unaware of the problem, a new study finds.
There’s been little research into the link between childhood asthma and peanut allergy, according to the study authors.
“Many of the respiratory symptoms of peanut allergy […]

Environmental Concerns Led to Jump in Cost of Asthma Inhalers: Study

May 11, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Federal action to protect the ozone layer has resulted in a dramatic increase in the cost of asthma inhalers in recent years, according to a new study.
In 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned asthma inhalers containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), substances that contribute to the […]

Women Hospitalized for Asthma More Often Than Men

May 5, 2015

TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — After seeking medical treatment in the emergency room for an asthma attack, women are much more likely than men to need hospitalization, researchers report.
Scientists analyzed the likelihood that 2,000 patients treated in the ER for asthma would need to be admitted to the hospital. Although the men and […]

Curbing School Bus Pollution Might Reduce Absences

April 29, 2015

WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Reducing diesel air pollution from school buses could lead to 14 million fewer student absences each year in the United States, a new study predicts.
Researchers followed 275 elementary school students in the state of Washington who rode on school buses. Air pollution from 188 school buses was measured […]

Gene May Play Part in How Kids Respond to Asthma Meds: Study

April 22, 2015

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say they’ve identified a gene that affects whether children with asthma respond to corticosteroids.
Corticosteroids are the most effective treatment for chronic asthma and acute asthma attacks, but some children don’t respond well to the drugs.
Researchers analyzed the genomes of 57 children with asthma, and found that the […]

Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies

April 17, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In a discovery that could eventually shed light on some diseases that plague modern society, a tribe in a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Venezuela appears to have the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria ever found.
The study suggests that modern living has […]

Asthma Rates Similar Among Black Children in Urban, Rural Areas: Study

April 9, 2015

THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Asthma rates are essentially identical among black children living in Detroit and rural Georgia, researchers report.
The finding challenges the common belief that living in a city boosts the chances of developing the respiratory condition, the study authors said.
Instead, poverty may be what increases asthma risk, the study results […]

Work-Related Asthma Affects Millions of U.S. Adults: CDC

April 9, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Wheezing and coughing on the job from work-related asthma is more common than you might think, according to a new U.S. health report.
Almost 16 percent of American adults with asthma either developed the condition on the job or have asthma symptoms made worse by conditions […]

Childhood Trauma May Raise Odds of Asthma

April 3, 2015

FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children who experience trauma such as divorce, death of a parent or domestic violence are more likely to develop asthma than other kids, new research suggests.
“We know that young children are susceptible to numerous adverse factors that they may be exposed to in the home environment, including […]


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