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2009-01-27 11:12:06

Many studies have shown that breastfeeding appears to reduce the chance of children developing asthma. But a newly published study led by a University of Alberta professor has found that eating fast food more than once or twice a week negated the beneficial effects that breastfeeding has in protecting children from the respiratory disease. The article appears online in the international journal Clinical and Experimental Allergy based in London, England. A number of different findings led the...

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2009-01-22 07:36:36

New research suggests that steroid drugs, a common treatment for young children prone to wheezing and colds, do not help and may even be harmful. Studies showed that preschoolers in Britain who were hospitalized with a wheezing attack and treated with the steroid prednisolone stayed just as long as other children who were given dummy pills. Researchers said a separate study involving Canadian children who had previous wheezing trouble and took the steroid fluticasone as a preventive measure...

2008-12-11 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With everyone mindful of budgets and spending this holiday season, now is the perfect time to think beyond the routine perfume or socks and to give gifts that are not just fun, but are good for the health too. Finding special gifts for loved ones with asthma or allergies is easy this year. The asthma and allergy friendly(TM) Certification Program is helping holiday shoppers all over the U.S. find products that have been scientifically...

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2008-12-03 07:25:00

Swiss researchers found babies born by Caesarean section could be at a disadvantage because data shows they are more likely to develop asthma than children delivered naturally. The findings highlight the risks of elective C-sections as more women in modern countries choose to avoid a natural birth. The study was published in the medical journal, Thorax. "The increased rate of Caesarean section is partly due to maternal demand without medical reason," Caroline Roduit of Kinderspital Zurich...

2008-10-28 15:00:11

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline today announced findings from a cross-sectional study which showed that 26 percent of primary care patients 40 years of age and older with a history of smoking and symptoms of chronic bronchitis actually had airway obstruction consistent with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - yet were not diagnosed with the disease. The data also show that as age and smoking history increased the percent of patients with COPD...

2008-10-14 15:15:00

High levels of stove gas emissions can be added to the list of indoor pollutants that aggravate asthma of inner-city children, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University said that nitrogen dioxide, compared the frequency and intensity of coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness to nitrogen dioxide levels inside the inner-city homes of 150 Baltimore children 2 to 6 years old. A report, published in the Environmental Health Perspectives, found asthma...

2008-10-10 00:00:10

The diagnosis of asthma in a young child may be more challenging to pediatricians than previously appreciated, U.S. researchers suggest. A review of research by Dr. Howard Eigen of the Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children found that the difficulty of accurate diagnosis of asthma is often underestimated by pediatricians who may link it to a passing cold or other non-serious condition. Establishing a diagnosis of asthma in young wheezing children also can be...

2008-10-09 09:00:10

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Oct. 9, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Icagen, Inc. (Nasdaq:ICGN) announced today the start of a Phase II proof-of-concept clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of senicapoc, the Company's novel orally available small molecule inhibitor of the KCa3.1 potassium ion channel, in patients with allergic asthma. Results from a preclinical study demonstrated the ability of senicapoc to reverse antigen-induced increases in airway resistance and airway...

2008-10-03 09:00:08

Six-year-old girls and, to a lesser extent, boys who have certain respiratory problems are many times more likely than others to develop asthma as young adults, according to a study led by a University of Arizona physician, professor and researcher. The Tucson Children's Respiratory Study used data from 1,246 people born between 1980 and 1984. Researchers tracked 849 of the original study members to find out if they developed asthma at age 22, according to MedPage Today, an online digest of...

2008-09-25 12:00:15

* Asthma is a condition that affects the airways. When an asthma sufferer comes into contact with an irritant, such as dust or pollen, the muscles around their airways tighten and the lining of their airways becomes inflamed and swollen, making it difficult to breathe. * Asthma symptoms include wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and tightness in the chest. * One in 10 children and one in 12 adults in the UK has asthma. * There were 1,318 deaths from asthma in the UK in 2005. * On...


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