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Loneliness and Transportation Among the Biggest Obstacles to Health in South Jersey

5 days ago

Loneliness is the one of the greatest challenges to public health in South Jersey. According to new research…
Food Insecurity in Young Adults Raises Risk for Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Asthma

October 2, 2019

A paradox of food insecurity in wealthy countries is its association with excess weight. Now, a study led…
Study assesses asthma treatment options in African American children and adults

September 26, 2019

A new study of African Americans with poorly controlled asthma, found differences in patients’ responses to commonly used…
ER Visits Escalate When Kids with Asthma Also Have Depression, Anxiety

September 25, 2019

Children with asthma have a higher likelihood of also suffering from anxiety and depression, and when all three…
Astronaut Alexander Gerst exhales into an ultra-sensitive gas analyzer for the Airway Monitoring experiment. Credits: NASA
Understanding Asthma from Space

September 20, 2019

Help may be on the way for the millions of people around the world who suffer from asthma.…
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Self-monitoring solution in mobile app can help uncontrolled asthma

September 4, 2019

A study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet shows that a treatment adjustment algorithm based on lung function and…
New biomarker may uncover uncontrolled asthma

August 22, 2019

Cytokines are a type of proteins that are important to the signaling between cells in the body’s immune…
Children with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed

August 22, 2019

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis supports evidence that children with mild…
Allergy, Asthma Risk Are Increased by Microbial Compound in Infant Gut

July 23, 2019

A study of newborn infants has identified a compound produced by gut bacteria that appears to predispose certain…
“Chaos” in the home linked to poor asthma control in children

July 9, 2019

A chaotic household – one where things just don’t seem to run smoothly, there’s lots of noise, little…
Managing Asthma Amid the Summer Heat and Dips in Air Quality

June 28, 2019

For the millions of Americans with asthma, summer heat waves and stifling humidity can trigger flare-ups and lead…
New knowledge on the development of asthma

June 27, 2019

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have studied which genes are expressed in overactive immune cells in mice with asthma-like…
Research highlights synergies between indoor, outdoor air pollution and increased asthma

June 5, 2019

New University of Iowa research demonstrates that interactions between indoor and outdoor air pollution contribute to increased emergency…
Gold Standard Asthma Treatment May Not Be Effective for Most Patients with Mild Asthma

May 22, 2019

Inhaled Steroids May Do More Harm Than Good, UCSF-led Study Shows. A routinely prescribed asthma-controller medication may not…
Large portion of patients with mild persistent asthma and low sputum eosinophils respond equally well to inhaled corticosteroids as placebo

May 22, 2019

A study of nearly 300 patients with mild persistent asthma found that inhaled steroids—long considered the gold standard…
Children who use asthma tracking app have better disease control and fewer hospital visits

May 20, 2019

An app that allows parents and doctors to monitor a child’s asthma has a big impact on managing…
Study Links Epigenetic Age with Childhood Allergy, Asthma

May 3, 2019

Known as the atopic or allergic march, it’s a familiar progression to pediatricians and parents alike: atopic dermatitis…
Filtered diesel exhaust could be even worse for some people than the unfiltered one

April 15, 2019

Diesel engines are getting a lot of heat in recent years. The problem is that their exhaust gasses…
FDA-approved drug effectively treats rare chronic immune disorder

April 8, 2019

A drug approved to treat a severe form of asthma dramatically improved the health of people with rare…
Painkillers during pregnancy unlikely to cause asthma

March 21, 2019

Paracetamol or other painkillers taken during pregnancy are unlikely to cause asthma in the child, according to a…
Vitamin D may protect against pollution-associated asthma symptoms in obese children

March 13, 2019

A new study finds vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children living in urban environments with…
White Blood Cells Related to Allergies and Asthma May Also Be Harnessed to Destroy Cancer Cells

January 24, 2019

A new Tel Aviv University study finds that eosinophils — white blood cells that may have played an evolutionary role…
Teens keep active despite asthma or eczema, study finds

January 23, 2019

A fresh look by the University of Bristol at how teenagers are affected by their asthma, eczema or…
Researchers to Study Drivers of Asthma in Puerto Rico

November 21, 2018

Researchers at UC San Francisco, National Jewish Health and Centro de Neumología Pediátrica in Puerto Rico have been awarded nearly…
The when, where and what of air pollutant exposure

November 12, 2018

Scientists have linked air pollution with many health conditions including asthma, heart disease, lung cancer and premature death.…
Asthma may contribute to childhood obesity epidemic

October 10, 2018

Toddlers with asthma are more likely to become obese children, according to an international study led by USC…
Lung inflammation from childhood asthma linked with later anxiety

September 26, 2018

Persistent lung inflammation may be one possible explanation for why having asthma during childhood increases your risk for…
Engineers, physician collaborating to detect impending asthma attacks

September 11, 2018

About 5 percent of asthma patients suffer from frequent and severe sudden chest tightness that disrupts breathing, often…
Genetics and pollution drive severity of asthma symptoms

September 7, 2018

Asthma patients, with a specific genetic profile, exhibit more intense symptoms following exposure to traffic pollution, according to…
Research reveals a clear link between ADHD and asthma

July 26, 2018

A University of Southampton researcher has carried out a major study aimed at assessing the relationship between the…
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