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How to Avoid July Fourth Allergy Flare-Ups

July 2, 2015

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Fireworks, picnics and parades are favorite Fourth of July traditions for many people, but for those with allergies or asthma these activities could be uncomfortable or even dangerous.
“Summer is the time of year when everyone wants to enjoy being outside,” said allergist Dr. James Sublett, president of […]


Losing Weight May Ease Asthma in Obese People

June 26, 2015

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Losing weight may help reduce asthma severity in obese adults, a new Canadian study finds.
“We were pleased to see significant improvement in asthma symptoms, as well as quality of life for these individuals. This study further supports the need to manage [chronic disorders] to improve patient lives,” said […]


Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home

June 18, 2015

THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In nearly 40 percent of U.S. homes with parents who smoke, those parents don’t have smoke-free rules in place for their kids, a new study finds.
Having a smoke-free home — where all smoking is done outside — shields children from exposure to secondhand smoke and also cuts […]


Asthma Treatments Fail Older Patients More Often: Study

June 12, 2015

FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Asthma treatments, especially inhaled corticosteroids, are less likely to work for older patients, a new study suggests.
Researchers looked at 1,200 patients with mild-to-moderate asthma, and found that treatment failure occurred in about 17 percent of those aged 30 and older, compared with about 10 percent of those younger […]


Aerobic Exercise Can Help Curb Asthma, Study Shows

June 11, 2015

THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Workouts that really get the heart pumping may help ease asthma in people with the respiratory condition, a new Brazilian study finds.
Researchers led by Celso Carvalho of the University of Sao Paolo School of Medicine looked at outcomes for 43 people, aged 20 to 59, with moderate to […]


Soy Supplements Won’t Ease Asthma, Study Finds

May 26, 2015

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Despite hints from prior research that soy supplements might help asthma patients breathe easier, a major new study finds the nutrient has no beneficial effect on lung function.
“This study highlights why it is so important to perform well-designed, placebo-controlled studies when associations are reported between specific nutrients […]


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 […]



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