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2010-12-27 13:34:18

The vitamin D levels of newborn babies appear to predict their risk of respiratory infections during infancy and the occurrence of wheezing during early childhood, but not the risk of developing asthma. Results of a study in the January 2011 issue of Pediatrics support the theory that widespread vitamin D deficiency contributes to risk of infections. "Our data suggest that the association between vitamin D and wheezing, which can be a symptom of many respiratory diseases and not just asthma,...

2010-03-01 07:11:00

HORSHAM, Pa., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- For the vast majority of the general public, respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing or coughing are a common part of the exercise experience. However, together with chest tightness, noisy breathing and trouble taking a deep breath, these six symptoms make up the phenomenon known as exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB), which has physical, emotional and psychological consequences if not addressed properly. The impact of EIB on the...

2010-01-26 07:10:00

HORSHAM, Pa., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- While cold and flu season is always unpredictable, this year is already one of the worst to date with flu outbreaks across the nation stemming from the arrival of the H1N1 virus and another wave of seasonal flu on the horizon. People with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at higher risk of developing severe respiratory symptoms if they contract a cold or the flu, and those with asthma account for about one-third of all people...

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...

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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...

2008-08-04 18:01:03

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Air pollution is a serious health issue, especially in Beijing. For even the healthiest people, air pollution can irritate the respiratory tract and cause serious health problems such as asthma attacks, coughing and wheezing, shortness of breath and chest pain when inhaling deeply. It can also increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes, lung cancer and even early death. Before spectators leave for Beijing, the American Lung Association advises...

2008-06-17 03:00:11

By Smith, Jaclyn A Drake, Richard; Simpson, Angela; Woodcock, Ashley; Pickles, Andrew; Custovic, Adnan Rationale: A focus on distinctive collections of symptoms may be more informative of the probability of respiratory disease than individual and possibly transient phenotypes. However, such collections or components of overall symptomatology need to be valid, and their relationship established with the known risk factors and physiologic measures. Objectives: To analyze detailed parentally...

2006-07-04 09:34:50

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Oral treatment with the steroid prednisolone reduces relapses in young children with a first or second bout of wheezing associated with the common cold (rhinovirus), a study shows. Prednisolone does not appear to be effective for early wheezing associated with another type of respiratory virus called respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), according to the study. "Our results agree with previous studies showing that corticosteroids do not...

2006-05-11 07:01:55

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Using inhaled steroids to treat asthma in young children does not alter the course of the disease and should not be used for that purpose, according to two studies in the New England Journal of Medicine. Inhaled steroids such as Pulmicort and Flovent reduce swelling and inflammation in the airways and help control the wheezing and breathlessness associated with asthma, which affects nearly 9 million children in the United States. But some doctors...

2006-05-10 16:15:38

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Using inhaled steroids to treat asthma in young children does not alter the course of the disease and should not be used for that purpose, according to two studies in the New England Journal of Medicine. Inhaled steroids such as Pulmicort and Flovent reduce swelling and inflammation in the airways and help control the wheezing and breathlessness associated with asthma, which affects nearly 9 million children in the United States. But some doctors...


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