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2014-05-06 08:32:46

TORONTO, May 6, 2014 /CNW/ - On the occasion of World Asthma Day, the Asthma Society of Canada released the first-ever patient study of Severe Asthma in Canada. The study, Severe Asthma: The Canadian Patient Journey, takes an in-depth look at the personal, social, medical and economic burden of Severe Asthma in Canada. Severe Asthma (SA), a more severe form of asthma and a greater threat to life, impacts the health and economic well-being of between 150,000 and 250,000 Canadians....

Asthma Risk Related To Cleaning Jobs
2013-01-23 04:58:42

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Imperial College London recently conducted a study that showed a relationship between jobs related to cleaning and the risk of developing asthma. In the study, the team of investigators recorded the development of asthma in 9,488 participants who were born in Britain in 1958. Nine percent of the individuals were found to develop asthma by the age of 42; the percentage does not include the number of people who...

2013-01-22 13:50:51

Strongest links found for jobs involving cleaning and cleaning agents The strongest evidence seems to be for jobs involving cleaning or cleaning agents, the research suggests. The authors base their findings on the job histories up to the age of 42 of almost 7,500 British adults born in 1958, all of whom were taking part in the National Child Development Study, which is tracking the long term health of more than 11,000 people living in Britain. Information about symptoms of asthma or...

2012-06-07 09:19:43

Temperature increase may activate sensory nerves that induce coughing and airway constriction May is asthma awareness month, and with summer right around the corner, a study shows that doctors may be closer to understanding why patients with mild asthma have such difficulty breathing during hot, humid weather. The study, appearing in the June print issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, found that patients who inhaled an asthma drug before breathing in...

2012-03-30 08:18:53

Children who develop asthma by age seven have deficits in lung function and increased bronchial responsiveness as neonates, a new study from researchers in Denmark suggests. "Previous research on the relationship between neonatal lung function and the development of asthma has been conflicting," said lead author Hans Bisgaard, MD, DMSci, professor of pediatrics at the University of Copenhagen and head of the Danish Pediatric Asthma Centre. "Our study shows that children with asthma by age...

2012-03-13 10:50:21

Imagine that you have asthma, and rather than give you a set of instructions about what to do if you have an attack, your doctor invites you to help write them? Would that make patients feel more engaged and empowered in managing their health care, and would that ultimately make them happier if not healthier? These questions are being raised by Dr. Samir Gupta, a respirologist at St. Michael's Hospital. His research has found that a wiki — a website developed collaboratively by...

2012-01-26 10:25:18

A research team led by University of Massachusetts Amherst resource economist Sylvia Brandt, with colleagues in California and Switzerland, have revised the cost burden sharply upward for childhood asthma and for the first time include the number of cases attributable to air pollution, in a study released this week in the early online version of the European Respiratory Journal. The total cost of asthma due to pollution is much higher than past traditional risk assessments have indicated...

2012-01-26 10:03:42

Experts warn cost of asthma caused by traffic-related air pollution is much higher than previous estimates The total cost of asthma due to traffic-related air pollution is much higher than previous estimates, according to new research. The study, published online ahead of print in the European Respiratory Journal, has revealed the true extent of the healthcare costs associated with living close to a busy road. The researchers studied Long Beach and Riverside; two communities in...


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