Cancer drugs could potentially treat COPD, Sheffield research finds
New research from the University of Sheffield shows a certain class of cancer drugs could be used in the future to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Uncontrolled asthma attacks during pregnancy increase health risks for mothers and babies
Women with asthma who suffer severe symptoms while they are pregnant face higher risks of health problems both for themselves and their babies compared to women with well-controlled asthma, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal.
Respiratory Symptoms Predict Life Expectancy in Older Adults
New research published in Respirology suggests that some respiratory symptoms may predict an earlier death in older adults. Also, such predictions differ by smoking status.
New single vaccination approach to killer diseases
Scientists from the University of Adelaide’s Research Centre for Infectious Diseases have developed a single vaccination approach to simultaneously combat influenza and pneumococcal infections, the world’s most deadly respiratory diseases.
Hookah smokers are inhaling toxic chemicals that may harm the heart
Smoking tobacco in waterpipes, more commonly known as hookahs, results in inhaling toxic chemicals, often at levels exceeding cigarette smoke, that may harm the heart and blood vessels, according to a new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
Common e-cigarette chemical flavorings may impair lung function
Two chemicals widely used to flavor electronic cigarettes may be impairing the function of cilia in the human airway, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Asthma Controller Step Down Yardstick – Treatment Guidance for When Asthma Improves
Helps clinicians understand when treatment should be stepped down, and how
Fish Oil Does Not Appear to Improve Asthma Control in Teens, Young Adults
Fish oil does not appear to improve asthma control in adolescents and young adults with uncontrolled asthma who are overweight or obese, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
At least 1/2 of parents try cold prevention methods for kids that have little or no evidence of effectiveness
Vitamin C to keep the germs away. Never go outside with wet hair. Stay inside.
Treat vitamin D deficiency to prevent deadly lung attacks
Vitamin D supplements have been found to reduce the risk of potentially fatal lung attacks in some chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.
Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Causes Asthma Symptoms in Child Allergic to Cannabis
It’s well established that secondhand smoke from cigarettes is a risk to anyone who suffers from asthma. New research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting shows it’s possible for both children and adults with uncontrolled asthma…
Paracetamol use in infancy is linked to increased risk of asthma in some teenagers
Children who take paracetamol during their first two years of life may be at a higher risk of developing asthma by the age of 18, especially if they have a particular genetic makeup, according to new research presented at the European Respiratory Society International…