Latest Wheeze Stories

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.

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

2009-07-10 10:39:29

The discovery of a mutant gene that doubles the risk of allergies could lead to therapies that would prevent severe cases of asthma, Scottish scientists said. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh say mutations in the filaggrin gene dramatically increase the risk of asthma, hay fever, severe dermatitis and eczema, The Telegraph reported Friday. Our finding suggests filaggrin is a robust biomarker for allergic conditions, Aziz Sheikh, a health scientist at the university, said in a story...

2009-06-01 12:59:04

Ingesting caffeine within an hour of exercise can reduce the symptoms of exercise-induced asthma, U.S. researchers said.

2009-04-15 09:00:00

PHYSICIANS CONCERNED THAT ASTHMA PATIENTS WHO STOP USING ASTHMA CONTROLLER MEDICINE MAY VISIT EMERGENCY ROOM MORE OFTEN WASHINGTON, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A new nationwide telephone survey of 1,001 patients found that while most asthma patients know the risks of "uncontrolled asthma," they misinterpret asthma control, not realizing that asthma is a chronic disease that requires long-term therapy - even when asthma symptoms are not present.

2009-04-08 16:00:00

--Practice Changing Study Calls on Doctors to Stop Prescribing Potent Heartburn Medications to Asthma Patients Without Frequent Symptoms of Gastric Reflux-- WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For nearly 20 years, it was believed that severe asthma symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and breathlessness were triggered in part by acid reflux.

2009-03-24 06:37:00

Schering-Plough partners with the Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics to tell the delightful story of "Breathless Bethany Buttercup" KENILWORTH, N.J., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Asthma is the most common chronic condition among children, with approximately 6.8 million children currently with asthma in the United States.(1,2) It accounts for almost 13 million missed school days each year and is the third-ranking cause of hospitalization among those younger than 15 years of...

2009-03-03 14:00:00

UK researchers reported on Tuesday that children who watch television for more than two hours a day have twice the risk of developing asthma.

2009-02-25 20:58:06

Wheezing in children due to cold or flu is not reduced with steroid tablets, researchers in England have found. The researchers suggest steroids remain an important treatment for children with asthma but steroid tablets do not help preschool children with non-persistent viral-induced wheeze.

2009-02-24 15:06:38

Newborns whose first few months of life coincide with high pollen and mold seasons are at increased risk of developing early symptoms of asthma, suggests a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.

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