Children, particularly infants, who live in “moldy” households, are at increased risk of developing asthma when they turn 7 years old, which is the age when asthma can be correctly diagnosed. Asthma is a common respiratory condition, characterized by coughing, wheezing and difficulty in breathing. According to Dr. Tiina Reponen, the lead author of the [...]
In Baltimore City, a study from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center focused on children diagnosed with asthma who live with smokers. Specifically, the findings show that indoor air cleaners significantly decrease the air pollution at home, thereby helping in the control of asthma. Such air cleaners, despite of its striking benefit, cannot reduce the levels [...]
A team of scientific experts from the RIKEN Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM), along with a few more researchers at Tsukuba University, Kyoto University, Harvard University and other institutions was successful in the identification of new loci linked with asthma susceptibility among Japanese adults. All over the globe, millions of individuals are afflicted with bronchial [...]
Asthma, as well as several other ailments, can be partially just a figment of your imagination, says a recently released study. The research compared the placebo effect with the effect of albuterol inhalers and showed that patients found the real and fake drugs equally effective. Some study subjects also reported much better breathing without the [...]
It has been suggested that compared to normal people, individuals who suffer from severe asthma may just have the antibodies that fight Chlamydia pneumoniae, a virulent strain of bacteria. Because of such presence of the antibodies, treatment options can be invented such as more potent antibiotics against the disease-causing bacteria.
If you experience breathing problems when you exercise, you may be experiencing exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB), commonly known as exercise-induced asthma. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) has developed a free online tool for tracking your symptoms: MyEIBJournal.org.
There are many safety issues concerning vaccination, and one of these stems from parental concern. In fact, this is considered a primary factor that prevents parents to have their children vaccinated from influenza. According to researchers from Michigan, parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated are less likely to consider flu as a trigger for childhood asthma.