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2010-01-25 14:10:50

Allergies and asthma are a continuing health problem in most developed countries, but just how do these ailments develop over the course of a childhood? In a population-based study designed to help answer this question, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) found that 40 per cent "“ or two of five -- of nearly 5,000 two-year-olds had at least one reported allergy-related disorder. The most common symptom was wheezing, which was reported in 26 per cent...

2009-12-25 21:47:53

Gene's role in immune system may suggest new treatments Pediatric researchers have identified a novel gene involved in childhood asthma, in one of the largest gene studies to date of the common respiratory disease. Because the gene, called DENND1B, affects cells and signaling molecules thought to be instrumental in the immune system overreaction that occurs in asthma, the discovery may have singled out an important target for new treatments. A research team led by Hakon Hakonarson, M.D.,...

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2009-12-17 13:36:43

A new study shows that small particles from traffic and heating oil combustion may cause children younger than two to wheeze and cough, Reuters reported. Researchers wrote in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine that high air pollution levels have previously been linked to asthma symptoms in children living in urban areas with heavy traffic. However, this study is one of the first to investigate the types of particles that may be the most harmful. Dr. Rachel L....

2009-12-07 15:22:00

HORSHAM, Pa., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Teva Respiratory, a division of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Nasdaq: TEVA), today announced the publication of four articles in a special supplement of the December issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI), providing a comprehensive scientific review of the emerging role of the small airways in the understanding and treatment of asthma. This represents the first time leading researchers from various institutions in...

2009-11-24 16:16:56

New research presents strong evidence that the "synergistic" effect of early-life exposure to both outdoor traffic-related pollution and indoor endotoxin causes more harm to developing lungs than one or the other exposure alone. Environmental health scientists at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine have shown that children exposed to both high levels of traffic-related particles and indoor endotoxin during early life are six times more likely to experience persistent...

2009-11-05 13:05:02

New research shows that the widely used pain reliever acetaminophen may be associated with an increased risk of asthma and wheezing in both children and adults exposed to the drug. Researchers from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, conducted a systematic review and metaanalysis of 19 clinical studies (total subjects=425,140) that compared the risk of asthma or wheezing with acetaminophen exposure. The analysis showed that the pooled odds ratio (odds ratio for all...

2009-09-21 14:13:03

The second article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal series on asthma provides practical guidance for the diagnosis of adult asthma, including occupational asthma. Because asthma is quite common and may need lifelong treatment, an accurate diagnosis is important. In Canada, it is the most common chronic respiratory disease, with approximately 2.2 million adults and 800,000 children affected. However, asthma control is uneven and suboptimal, despite improvements in diagnosis and...

2009-09-08 07:32:43

Day care doubles early respiratory problems, does not prevent later asthma and allergy New research hints that the common belief that kids who go to daycare have lower rates of asthma and allergy later in life might be nothing more than wishful thinking. While young children in daycare definitely do get more illnesses and experience more respiratory symptoms as a result, any perceived protection these exposures afford against asthma and allergy seem to disappear by the time the child hits the...

2009-08-14 04:20:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- MS -- A new nationwide telephone survey of 1,001 asthma patients, conducted by AstraZeneca, found that while most patients with asthma understand the risks associated with uncontrolled asthma, they don't always act accordingly. "This finding demonstrates a serious disconnect between the perceived consequences of uncontrolled asthma and the necessary steps people should take to achieve better control," explains Dr. Shailen Shah, an asthma expert with PA...

2009-07-10 15:04:06

Exposure to smoke can worsen your child's asthma and should be eliminated to help effectively manage his symptoms, said a pediatric pulmonologist at Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu)."Sometimes treating a child's asthma means treating the parent's tobacco addiction," said Dr. Harold Farber, associate professor of pediatrics - pulmonary at BCM and associate medical director of the Texas Children's Health Plan (http://www.texaschildrenshealthplan.org) at Texas Children's Hospital...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.