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  • Health Tip: Have Fun on Halloween, Despite Asthma
    (31-Oct-2017)
    Keep your child safer

  • Can Man's Best Friend Chase Away Eczema, Asthma?
    (27-Oct-2017)

  • Exercising With Asthma or Allergies
    (20-Oct-2017)
    Smart steps to stay safe

  • Plan an Allergy-Safe Halloween for Your Child
    (14-Oct-2017)
    Common-sense rules will make Fright Night less scary

  • Many With Work-Related Asthma Not Getting Key Vaccine
    (27-Sep-2017)
    Recommended pneumococcal shot taken by little more than half, CDC report shows

  • Could Pests, Dust Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma?
    (21-Sep-2017)
    Inner-city study found early exposure to cockroaches and mice droppings seemed protective

  • Asthma Drug Tied to Nightmares, Depression
    (21-Sep-2017)
    But experts stress Singulair also has lifesaving benefits

  • Kids' Colds Linked to Asthma, Lung Problems Later
    (19-Sep-2017)
    But research is too early to confirm a cause-and-effect link

  • Minorities Exposed to Dirtier Air, U.S. Study Finds
    (18-Sep-2017)

  • For City Kids With Asthma, Nearby Green Space Is Key
    (08-Sep-2017)
    The farther kids lived from a park, the more symptoms they had over 2 weeks, study found

  • Vaccine Campaign in Poor Countries to Save 20 Million Lives
    (08-Sep-2017)
    Program will also save $350 billion in health care costs by 2020, study says

  • Be Cautious Going Home After Hurricane Harvey
    (07-Sep-2017)
    Electrocution and carbon monoxide poisoning are risks in flooded homes, American Thoracic Society says

  • Smoking Bans Help Kids Breathe Easier
    (06-Sep-2017)
    Analysis found anti-smoking policies were linked to drops in childhood chest infections, asthma attacks

  • New 'Biologic' Drug May Help Severe Asthma
    (06-Sep-2017)
    But similar meds cost up to $30,000 a year

  • Chronic Illness Can Plunge Young Adults Into Despair
    (31-Aug-2017)
    Study found those diagnosed with diabetes, asthma were 3 times more likely to try to kill themselves

  • New Hope From Old Drugs in Fight Against Parkinson's
    (31-Aug-2017)
    Asthma medications may lower risk, but much more research is needed

  • Health Tip: Back to School for Kids with Asthma
    (29-Aug-2017)
    Develop an action plan

  • How to Fight Fall Allergies
    (27-Aug-2017)
    Take medication before symptoms flare, reduce mold exposure and avoid pollen, allergy expert says

  • Steroid Pills Usually Ineffective Against Bronchitis, Study Finds
    (23-Aug-2017)
    Research shows that, like antibiotics, these drugs won't reduce duration or severity of symptoms

  • Nearly 4 Million Worldwide Die Each Year From Asthma, COPD
    (17-Aug-2017)
    In poorer countries these respiratory illnesses too often go undiagnosed and untreated, report finds

  • Asthma Drug May Help Kidney Patients Regain Sense of Smell
    (03-Aug-2017)
    Problem is common in chronic kidney disease and can lead to malnutrition and other health issues

  • Health Tip: Learn Your Risk for Asthma
    (27-Jul-2017)
    Here are common factors

  • 9/11 Survivors More Likely to Have Heart, Lung Diseases
    (17-Jul-2017)
    Study found those exposed to dust cloud also more prone to develop asthma

  • Asthma Control Essential in Pregnancy, Study Suggests
    (14-Jul-2017)
    Kids appear more likely to develop the disorder when moms aren't effectively treated

  • Could a Sweet Tooth in Pregnancy Spur Allergies in Kids?
    (06-Jul-2017)
    As maternal sugar intake rose, so did allergies and asthma in kids by age 7, study found

  • Many Chronic Illnesses Linked to Suicide Risk
    (20-Jun-2017)
    Odds 9 times higher for people with traumatic brain injury, study suggests

  • Climate Change May Up Asthma Irritant, Study Says
    (08-Jun-2017)
    Researchers warn about possible increase of Alternaria alternata fungus

  • Could Cancer Drug Gleevec Help With Severe Asthma?
    (19-May-2017)
    Small study suggests a new approach might one day help those with uncontrolled lung disease

  • Vitamin D Fails the Asthma Test
    (09-May-2017)
    These supplements probably won't protect you from eczema or allergies either, researchers say

  • Testosterone May Protect Men From Allergic Asthma
    (09-May-2017)
    Study findings could explain why airway condition is more common in women

  • Take Control of Your Asthma
    (06-May-2017)
    If you use an inhaler more than twice weekly, you may need help managing the condition, allergist says

  • Thunderstorms Can Trigger Asthma Flares, Study Finds
    (01-May-2017)
    Weather forecasts may help public and emergency workers be ready to treat wheezing

  • Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School
    (21-Apr-2017)
    Survey suggests it's one reason why many children have poor control of their condition

  • Health Tip: When Asthma Doesn't Improve
    (20-Apr-2017)
    What to discuss with your doctor

  • Health Tip: Asthma and Air Pollution
    (06-Apr-2017)
    Issues to discuss with your doctor

  • Welcome Spring and Still Survive Your Allergies
    (20-Mar-2017)
    Specialist offers tips for minimizing seasonal misery

  • U.S. Medical Groups Sound the Alarm on Climate Change
    (15-Mar-2017)
    Altered weather patterns may already hurt your health, nation's physicians warn

  • Mite-Proof Bedding May Help Curb Asthma Attacks: Study
    (10-Mar-2017)
    Kids whose mattresses and pillows were encased had less severe flare-ups, researchers report

  • City Tax on Cars Cut Pollution, Kids' Asthma Risk
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Traffic measure in Sweden reduced rates of wheezing disease by 50 percent, researchers report

  • Banishing Asthma-Inducing Mice Allergens on the Cheap
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Do-it-yourself approach works as well as professional extermination services, study finds

  • Can Mom's Vitamin E Head Off Child's Asthma Risk?
    (06-Mar-2017)
    Association only significant with type of nutrient found in highest amounts of safflower, sunflower oils

  • Asthma Much More Lethal for Black Children, Study Finds
    (06-Mar-2017)
    This group has 6 times the odds of dying from the illness compared to whites, Hispanics

  • FDA Approves New Treatment for Dust Mite Allergies
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Odactra is a year-round treatment for reactions to the tiny bugs that share your home

  • There's Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids
    (20-Feb-2017)
    High humidity in indoor pools can also help keep airways open and prevent attacks, doctor says

  • How to Control Mold, Avoid Allergies
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Limiting moisture in the home is key, specialists say

  • Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma
    (14-Feb-2017)
    Autism more often diagnosed among children in higher-income families, study finds

  • Sleepless Nights Linked to Asthma Later in Life
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Adults with chronic insomnia 3 times more likely to develop the respiratory disorder, study suggests

  • Obamacare Boosted Coverage for the Chronically Ill, Study Finds
    (23-Jan-2017)
    4 million with conditions like heart disease, asthma gained health insurance

  • Childhood Asthma May Encourage Obesity, Study Suggests
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Fear of flare-ups might spur kids to limit physical activity, specialists say

  • 1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed With Asthma May Not Have It: Study
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Almost half did not get objective breathing test, researchers in Canada found

  • Airway Differences May Explain Why Asthma Can Be More Serious for Blacks
    (13-Jan-2017)
    Condition is 2 to 3 times deadlier than for whites, researchers say

  • Kids' Asthma Flareups Fall Off After No-Smoking Laws
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Researchers reviewed ER visits in 20 metro areas of U.S.

  • Are Heartburn Meds During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma in Kids?
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Analysis suggests, but doesn't prove, that these children were one-third more likely to see a doctor for asthma

  • Poor Asthma Sufferers Often Stuck in Homes That Worsen Their Disease
    (04-Jan-2017)
    Study finds them living with smokers, mold, rodent and cockroach infestations, and few support systems

  • Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Cut Kids' Asthma Risk
    (29-Dec-2016)
    High doses linked to 30 percent drop in children's odds of developing the airway disease, study finds

  • Cured Meats Could Aggravate Asthma, Study Suggests
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Symptoms worsened for those who often ate foods like ham and salami

  • Study Sees Link Between Insomnia, Asthma
    (09-Dec-2016)
    Lack of sleep also tied to more weight and more frequent health visits for those with the airway disease

  • Mice May Be Key to Kids' Asthma Attacks at School
    (02-Dec-2016)
    Study suggests, but can't prove, that rodent allergens could play a role

  • Many Women With Chronic Ills Don't Use Online Tools
    (28-Nov-2016)
    Research suggests older, less-educated females are missing out on help or support

  • Food Allergies Among Kids Vary by Race: Study
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Researchers find blacks and Hispanics more likely to be allergic to corn and shellfish, for instance

  • CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Good news is that many can be prevented

  • Clean Home May Help Keep Kids' Asthma in Check
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Controlling allergens, household pollutants can reduce need for medication, pediatricians' group says

  • Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study
    (17-Oct-2016)
    They were even more vulnerable than children in low-income, single-parent families

  • 6 Keys to a Safe, Allergy-Free Halloween
    (10-Oct-2016)
    These tips can ease parents' worries and help kids with food allergies or asthma enjoy the holiday

  • Farm Kids Get Fewer Allergies, International Study Finds
    (27-Sep-2016)
    Researchers aim to learn whether early exposure to allergens has a protective effect

  • CDC: Too Many Antibiotics Still Being Prescribed in U.S.
    (19-Sep-2016)
    United Nations to discuss duel problems -- overuse and lack of access

  • Food Allergies Linked to Raised Risk of Asthma, Hay Fever
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Odds rise even higher when kids have more than one food allergy, researchers say

  • Makeup of Germs in Newborn's Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk
    (13-Sep-2016)
    Study finds abnormality present in 10 percent of kids seems to undermine immune function

  • New Biologic Drug Tackles Hard-to-Control Asthma
    (07-Sep-2016)
    Benralizumab significantly cuts respiratory attacks, two trials show

  • Combo Drug for Childhood Asthma Appears Safe in Study
    (31-Aug-2016)
    FDA to review findings, researcher says

  • Early Virus Raises Asthma Risk in Certain Kids: Study
    (26-Aug-2016)
    Infants with a particular gene variant appear more vulnerable after infection

  • Adult-Onset Asthma Might Raise Heart Risks
    (24-Aug-2016)
    But shared risk factors, such as air pollution, might explain the connection, researchers say

  • Kids With Mild Asthma Can Take Acetaminophen: Study
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Finding counters past research suggesting popular over-the-counter remedy worsens symptoms

  • Amish Lifestyle Brings Unexpected Benefit: Less Asthma
    (03-Aug-2016)
    Finding suggests exposing kids to lots of allergens, like those found on farms, offers advantage

  • Does Living Near a Fracking Site Make Asthma Worse?
    (18-Jul-2016)
    Study found association, but not cause-and-effect

  • Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Findings boost 'hygiene hypothesis,' study authors suggest

  • London's Great Smog of 1952 Linked to Asthma Surge
    (08-Jul-2016)
    Finding may have implications for cities dealing with air pollution today, researcher says

  • Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health
    (21-Jun-2016)
    At the job more than 60 hours a week had most damaging effects on women's well-being, study finds

  • Puerto Ricans' Health Lags Behind Other Hispanics
    (17-Jun-2016)
    CDC report finds they have higher risk for 'multiple chronic conditions'

  • Antibiotics, Formula Feeding Might Change Baby's 'Microbiome'
    (15-Jun-2016)
    C-section birth may also diminish diversity of these colonies of helpful microbes, study shows

  • Certain Steroids Raise Risk for Serious Staph Infections
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Study finds long-term use of glucocorticoids may suppress immune system, upping odds for patients

  • Health Tip: Control Asthma
    (07-Jun-2016)
    Doing so can improve quality of life

  • Many Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Asthma Meds
    (31-May-2016)
    Only half surveyed knew what drugs were prescribed, how to use them

  • Asthma Symptoms Can Bloom in Springtime
    (27-May-2016)
    Follow your care plan to prevent attacks, expert says

  • Fewer Inhaled Steroids May Be OK for Asthmatic Children
    (27-May-2016)
    Study suggests some kids don't need daily dosing, but one expert worries the strategy might have risks

  • Many Smokers Have COPD Symptoms, Without Diagnosis
    (18-May-2016)
    It's not clear how many will go on to have the full-blown respiratory ailment, researchers said

  • Health Tip: Create an Asthma Action Plan
    (16-May-2016)
    Here's what to include

  • Severe Asthma in Childhood Linked to COPD Risk Later
    (12-May-2016)
    Treatments for kids didn't seem to offset risk in adulthood, research suggests

  • Do You Know the 'Hidden' Signs of Asthma?
    (11-May-2016)
    Fewer than half aware that chest pain, trouble sleeping may indicate adult breathing trouble, survey finds

  • Managing Allergies, Asthma 101
    (03-May-2016)
    Doctor offers advice to students who will be heading off to college

  • More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study
    (02-May-2016)
    Low-income children are experiencing the biggest increases, researchers report

  • Climate Change May Mean More Smoggy Days to Come: Study
    (21-Apr-2016)
    Some areas could see up to 9 more unhealthy-air days between May and September by 2050

  • Cleaner Air in California May Mean Healthier Kids: Study
    (12-Apr-2016)
    As smog levels dropped over two decades, children in 8 communities suffered fewer breathing problems

  • Underweight or Obese Women Who Drink and Smoke May Have Higher Asthma Risk
    (09-Apr-2016)
    Link was less pronounced in men, research finds

  • Cinqair Approved for Severe Asthma
    (23-Mar-2016)
    Helps reduce certain white blood cells that contribute to the disease

  • Obesity Linked to Higher Asthma Risk in Women
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Experts don't know why, or if losing weight would improve the airway disease

  • Health Tip: Warding Off the Flu When You Have Asthma
    (10-Mar-2016)
    Protect yourself from complications

  • Special Infant Formulas Don't Shield Against Asthma, Allergies: Study
    (09-Mar-2016)
    Review of nearly 70 years of data found no protective effect; experts urge breast-feeding instead

  • Poverty Linked to Asthma, Allergy Treatment Failure
    (07-Mar-2016)
    Patients from low-income households more likely to have worse outcomes, studies show

  • Traffic Pollution Tied to Preterm Birth Risk for Asthmatic Women
    (01-Mar-2016)
    Exposure could affect aspects of fetal development, study suggests

  • Women With Asthma May Be Prone to Fertility Problems: Study
    (12-Feb-2016)
    It might take longer to get pregnant and that difficulty increases with age, research suggests

  • Asthma May Raise Risk for Abdominal Aneurysm
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Airway disease also linked to greater rupture risk in body's main artery, study suggests

  • Prenatal Acetaminophen Use Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids: Study
    (10-Feb-2016)
    But the effect was small and experts say there's no reason to switch to other painkillers

  • Study Ties School Calendar to Asthma Flare-Ups
    (08-Feb-2016)
    After summer or long break, symptoms spike when kids return to the classroom

  • Allergies, Asthma Tied to Lower Risk of Brain Cancer
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Researchers found 30 percent lower odds for those with respiratory allergies and eczema

  • Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom's Vaginal Fluids?
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Small study suggests it's possible to partially restore good bacteria to cesarean infants

  • Prenatal Vitamin D Supplements May Not Lower Baby's Asthma Risk: Study
    (26-Jan-2016)
    But since the nutrient can help ease other ills, supplementation may not be a bad idea, experts say

  • Study Ties Autism Risk to Prenatal Exposure to Asthma Drugs
    (06-Jan-2016)
    But taking beta-agonists during pregnancy also might benefit fetus, researchers say

  • Asthma May Be Linked to Shingles Risk
    (31-Dec-2015)
    Chances of getting painful skin condition 70 percent higher among people with respiratory condition, study finds

  • Child Asthma Rates Leveling Off, Except Among Poor and Older Kids: Study
    (28-Dec-2015)
    Environmental triggers may increase the risk for children in low-income areas, experts say

  • Asthma Linked to Chronic Migraines in Some People
    (11-Dec-2015)
    Study suggests odds doubled for those with the airway disease

  • Vitamin D Won't Guard Against Colds in People With Asthma
    (10-Dec-2015)
    Study showed no difference in number of infections after getting levels of the nutrient back to normal

  • Kids With Asthma, Allergies May Face Higher Heart Risk Factors: Study
    (08-Dec-2015)
    Risk doubles for high cholesterol and blood pressure, but danger to any one child is low, findings suggest

  • Planned Cesareans Tied to Slight Increase in Asthma Risk for Kids
    (01-Dec-2015)
    But second report finds countries with low C-section rates had higher death rates for infants, mothers

  • Allergy and Asthma Sufferers Beware as Holiday Season Kicks In
    (21-Nov-2015)
    Expert offers tips to cope with seasonal triggers

  • Certain Antibiotic Might Combat Children's Wheezing Episodes
    (17-Nov-2015)
    Kids given azithromycin were less likely to develop severe respiratory illness, study says

  • Prescription Drug Use on the Rise in U.S.
    (03-Nov-2015)
    Many adults take 5 or more medications, often for preventable ills, study finds

  • Dogs in the Home May Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma
    (02-Nov-2015)
    Study findings support notion that early life exposure to microbes, allergens may prevent illness, experts say

  • 'Green' Public Housing May Help Families Breathe Easier
    (21-Oct-2015)
    Rates of asthma attacks lower in specially designed buildings

  • Health Tip: Live Better With Asthma
    (05-Oct-2015)
    Take prescribed medication, and create an action plan

  • Gut Bacteria Tied to Asthma Risk in Kids
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Study suggests that antibiotics in infancy might also play a role

  • Kids May Be More Likely to Get Asthma if Grandma Smoked While Pregnant: Study
    (29-Sep-2015)
    Risk is heightened even if child's mother didn't smoke, research suggests

  • Secondhand Smoke May Double Risk of Hospitalization for Kids With Asthma
    (24-Sep-2015)
    Exposure can worsen symptoms and make the disease more difficult to manage, researchers say

  • Add Asthma, Allergy Plans to Your Back-to-School List
    (01-Aug-2015)
    From students to teachers to school nurses, everyone needs to be on the same page to prevent problems

  • Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report
    (31-Jul-2015)
    Investigators found unhealthy ozone levels, haze plague many natural sanctuaries

  • How to Avoid July Fourth Allergy Flare-Ups
    (02-Jul-2015)
    Smoke, stings, mold are common summer allergens that can trigger asthma, allergy attacks, experts say

  • Losing Weight May Ease Asthma in Obese People
    (26-Jun-2015)
    Researchers also saw improvement in quality of life

  • Health Tip: When Air Is Unhealthy
    (23-Jun-2015)
    Stay indoors

  • Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home
    (18-Jun-2015)
    4 in every 10 U.S. households with a smoking parent had no 'smoke-free' rules in place, study finds

  • Asthma Treatments Fail Older Patients More Often: Study
    (12-Jun-2015)
    Having respiratory condition for longer time, lower lung function may be factors

  • Aerobic Exercise Can Help Curb Asthma, Study Shows
    (11-Jun-2015)
    Brazilian research found better airway function in those who had more vigorous workouts

  • Soy Supplements Won't Ease Asthma, Study Finds
    (26-May-2015)
    Clinical trial refutes prior notion that the nutrient might boost lung function

  • Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer?
    (22-May-2015)
    New research finds an association, but doesn't prove cause and effect

  • Many Kids With Asthma Also Sensitive to Peanuts: Study
    (18-May-2015)
    Parents may not realize that wheezing, shortness of breath could be allergy

  • Environmental Concerns Led to Jump in Cost of Asthma Inhalers: Study
    (11-May-2015)
    Price of 'rescue' medication nearly doubled, researchers say

  • Women Hospitalized for Asthma More Often Than Men
    (05-May-2015)
    Female hormones, differences in health behaviors may play a role, researchers say

  • Curbing School Bus Pollution Might Reduce Absences
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Improved emission controls produced big benefits for students with asthma, study found

  • Gene May Play Part in How Kids Respond to Asthma Meds: Study
    (22-Apr-2015)
    Chemical signal linked to how well corticosteroids worked

  • Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies
    (17-Apr-2015)
    Finding suggests that 'Western' lifestyle may be driving diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity

  • Asthma Rates Similar Among Black Children in Urban, Rural Areas: Study
    (09-Apr-2015)
    Finding challenges theory that living in a city boosts risk of respiratory condition

  • Work-Related Asthma Affects Millions of U.S. Adults: CDC
    (09-Apr-2015)
    If you can't give up the job, try to minimize contact with irritants, expert says

  • Childhood Trauma May Raise Odds of Asthma
    (03-Apr-2015)
    Study finds divorce, death and violence appear linked to higher risk of respiratory illness

  • Could Household Bleach Raise Kids' Risk for Flu, Other Infections?
    (03-Apr-2015)
    European study shows 'modest' effect, but cause-and-effect not clear

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups
    (27-Mar-2015)
    Emergency visits, hospitalizations for airway disease dropped by half after procedure, study finds

  • Depression During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Asthma Risk
    (09-Mar-2015)
    Older, but not newer, antidepressants showed similar increased odds for respiratory condition, study found

  • Pneumonia in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Lung problems before age 3 may have enduring impact, study says

  • Host of Factors Influence Baby's Immune System
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Breast-feeding, less sterile environment spurs healthier makeup of gut bacteria, researchers report

  • Cat, Dust Mite Allergies Linked to Childhood Asthma
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Study findings reveal possible early risk factors for asthma

  • Could a Dishwasher Raise Your Child's Allergy, Asthma Risk?
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Study found children from homes that hand-washed dishes had less allergic disease

  • Moldy Homes May Mean More Asthma in Young Kids
    (16-Feb-2015)
    Those with allergies at greatest asthma risk, study finds

  • Preemies More Likely to Have Asthma, Study Finds
    (06-Feb-2015)
    But, they will likely outgrow the airway condition, researchers report

  • Workers May Be Afraid to Discuss Job-Related Asthma
    (03-Feb-2015)
    People seem to be worried about how disease might affect their employment, income, experts say

  • Researchers Rethink Inner-City Asthma Theory
    (20-Jan-2015)
    Poverty, race, ethnicity are more accurate predictors, study says

  • Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea
    (13-Jan-2015)
    The longer a person had asthma, the more likely they developed the breathing disorder, study found

  • Health Tip: Triggering Asthma Attacks
    (09-Jan-2015)
    These factors may bring on an attack

  • About 1 in 7 Older Adults Has Some Form of Lung Disease: CDC
    (06-Jan-2015)
    COPD, asthma affect many aging Americans

  • Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies
    (20-Dec-2014)
    Some tips to avoid bad reactions to the seasonal good times

  • Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Memory of correct way to use inhalers, epinephrine pens faded over time, researchers report

  • Raised Asthma Risk Seen for Toddlers Who Share Bed With Parents
    (11-Dec-2014)
    But researchers weren't able to show why the association was found

  • No Link Between Acetaminophen in Pregnancy, Asthma in Kids: Study
    (26-Nov-2014)
    Once childhood respiratory illnesses were factored out, the pain relievers had little impact, researchers say

  • EPA Issues Tougher Rules on Ozone Emissions
    (26-Nov-2014)
    Health experts praised the new limits, but industry advocates said they aren't needed

  • Asthma Raises Heart Attack Risk, Research Suggests
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Those who had trouble controlling condition particularly vulnerable, researchers report

  • Poor Quality Housing Tied to Higher Asthma Rates Among Kids
    (04-Nov-2014)
    As number of cockroach, mold infestations rose, so did hospitalizations for respiratory attacks, study found

  • Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma
    (30-Oct-2014)
    Trick-or-treaters should bring quick-relief inhalers with them, experts advise

  • Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study
    (20-Oct-2014)
    To end this paradoxical practice, certain drug stores no longer sell tobacco products

  • Fetal Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Breathing Ills in Kids
    (06-Oct-2014)
    Expert recommends pregnant women avoid canned foods, plastics containing BPA

  • Docs Offer Advice for Combating Respiratory Virus That's Striking Kids
    (03-Oct-2014)
    Proper hygiene, including frequent hand washing, is important -- especially for children with asthma

  • New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Finding provides new target for drug development, experts say

  • Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says
    (23-Sep-2014)
    Findings support idea that work-related stress contributes to development of respiratory disorder

  • Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns
    (22-Sep-2014)
    Experts predict surge in breathing problems, infections and food shortages

  • Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids
    (17-Sep-2014)
    Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say

  • Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study
    (16-Sep-2014)
    Researchers found two-drug regimen cut death, hospitalization rates for the respiratory disease

  • Few Students With Asthma, Allergies Have School Emergency Plan
    (12-Sep-2014)
    Schools must be well prepared to deal with life-threatening reactions, researchers caution

  • Smoking Before Fatherhood May Raise Asthma Risk in Kids: Study
    (08-Sep-2014)
    But no similar association was found between mother and children

  • Putting Baby to Sleep on Animal Fur May Lower Asthma Risk: Study
    (08-Sep-2014)
    Researchers suggest contact with natural microbes may offer protection

  • Health Tip: Things That Can Trigger Asthma
    (04-Sep-2014)
    Tobacco smoke is among the most common

  • Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk
    (15-Aug-2014)
    Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis

  • When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids
    (04-Aug-2014)
    About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

  • Older Women With Asthma Face Worse Health Outcomes
    (01-Aug-2014)
    Making breathing issues a priority can help improve their overall condition, researchers say

  • FDA Approves New Treatment for People With COPD
    (01-Aug-2014)
    Striverdi Respimat is an inhaled spray that works by keeping airways relaxed, agency says

  • Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms
    (30-Jul-2014)
    Study finds people's negative expectations can play a role in flare-ups

  • Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Thwart Mold at Home
    (18-Jul-2014)
    Address any leaks or damp areas

  • Health Tip: Take it Easy on Chemical Cleaners
    (03-Jul-2014)
    Especially if a family member has asthma

  • New Inhaled Drug Shows Promise Against Asthma, Allergies
    (02-Jul-2014)
    Quilizumab quells production of protein that triggers reaction to allergens, researchers report

  • U.S. Health Snapshots: Insurance Coverage Expands, but Gaps Remain
    (19-Jun-2014)
    Federal reports capture nation's pre-Obamacare health status and health-care coverage

  • Too-Clean Homes May Encourage Child Allergies, Asthma: Study
    (06-Jun-2014)
    Exposure to a little dust, dander in infancy might prime tots' immune systems, research finds

  • Yoga May Not Help Ease Asthma, Study Suggests
    (05-Jun-2014)
    But ancient practice not harmful and can improve overall health, experts say

  • Costs a Barrier to Asthma Care for Some Kids
    (22-May-2014)
    High co-pays prevent some children from seeing a doctor or getting needed meds, study finds

  • Children's Asthma Linked to Air Pollution in 2nd Trimester: Study
    (19-May-2014)
    Preliminary research finds timing of exposure an important element

  • Vitamin D Supplements May Not Help Ease Asthma
    (19-May-2014)
    Study did suggest the nutrient might help lower patients' dependence on inhaled steroids

  • Study Probes Link Between Early Antibiotic Use, Asthma
    (15-May-2014)
    Infants given these meds may have both poor immunity and genetic risk for asthma, findings suggest

  • Climate Change Will Make Breathing in Summer Harder: Study
    (08-May-2014)
    As weather warms, some areas in U.S. will have many high ozone days

  • Asthma Linked to Bone Loss in Study
    (07-May-2014)
    Reason for connection isn't clear, experts say

  • FDA Panel Says No to Over-the-Counter Allergy Drug Singulair
    (05-May-2014)
    Experts expressed relief at the decision, citing safety concerns

  • Health Tip: Getting Rid of Dust Mites
    (21-Apr-2014)
    Keep your home clean

  • Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution: Study
    (15-Apr-2014)
    More nitrogen dioxide from exhaust fumes, power plants could mean increased deaths from heart disease, researchers say

  • Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births, Kids' Asthma Attacks
    (28-Mar-2014)
    Smoke-free policies offer health benefits for people of all ages, study authors say

  • Traffic Smog Tied to Hospital Stays for White Kids With Asthma
    (27-Mar-2014)
    Among black kids in study, other factors appeared to play bigger role in asthma rehospitalizations

  • Allergy Season Springs Into Bloom
    (22-Mar-2014)
    Allergist outlines ways to minimize effects of pollen

  • Preterm Birth May Raise Child's Asthma Risk, Study Suggests
    (13-Mar-2014)
    The more premature the delivery, the higher the odds for respiratory trouble, researchers found

  • September Peak Month for Kids' Asthma Flares: Study
    (10-Mar-2014)
    Experts say rise in allergy triggers, summer medication 'breaks' and back-to-school virus exposure may all contribute

  • Common Asthma Meds May Raise Sleep Apnea Risk, Study Says
    (28-Feb-2014)
    Preliminary finding saw possible link between certain inhaler drugs and the sleep disorder, but more research needed

  • Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby
    (04-Feb-2014)
    Exposures in womb might raise risk of asthma, allergies in childhood, study suggests

  • Black Children, Teens More Likely to Return to Hospital for Asthma: Study
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Financial, social hardships were biggest reasons why, researchers report

  • Premature Birth Linked to Asthma, Wheezing in Childhood
    (28-Jan-2014)
    Study suggests respiratory problems don't improve with age in these kids

  • Much More Must Be Done to Lower Smoking Rates, Experts Say
    (22-Jan-2014)
    American Lung Association points to legislative inaction by states, stronger push by Big Tobacco

  • Testing for Smoke Exposure May Predict Rehospitalization for Asthma
    (20-Jan-2014)
    Study found kids subjected to secondhand smoke are more than twice as likely to be readmitted

  • Many Asthma Patients Don't Stick to Treatment Plan, Study Finds
    (18-Jan-2014)
    Better communication with their doctors might improve outcomes, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Pay Attention to Air Pollution
    (16-Jan-2014)
    Avoid outdoors when air quality is poor

  • Less Variety in Babies' Gut Bacteria May Lead to Asthma Risk
    (10-Jan-2014)
    Swedish study followed 47 infants for 7 years

  • Ultramarathoners: How's Their Health?
    (08-Jan-2014)
    Researchers launch long-term study of these intense runners

  • Dogs May Guard Babies Against Asthma, Allergies
    (16-Dec-2013)
    Researchers working with mice found presence of a pet reduced immune system response to allergens

  • Probiotics Don't Prevent Childhood Asthma, Study Finds
    (11-Dec-2013)
    But they may have other benefits, including prevention of eczema

  • Nebulizers May Not Deliver Full Drug Dose to Kids With Asthma
    (06-Dec-2013)
    Small study found less than one-quarter of the medicine makes it to the lungs

  • Too Few Americans With Asthma Are Getting Flu Shots, CDC Says
    (05-Dec-2013)
    Report finds only half of this high-risk group gets immunized

  • Women With Asthma May Take Longer to Get Pregnant: Study
    (14-Nov-2013)
    They ultimately had same number of children as women without the respiratory condition

  • Cat Allergies Double Among Asthma Sufferers, Study Reveals
    (08-Nov-2013)
    Experts say findings may lead to improvements in diagnosis and treatment

  • Study: Women at Higher Risk for Allergies, Asthma
    (08-Nov-2013)
    Reasons for gender difference are unclear

  • Few Parents Use Kids' Asthma Meds Correctly: Study
    (01-Nov-2013)
    The result: inaccurate dosing and uncontrolled symptoms

  • Last Two Ozone-Depleting Inhalers Being Phased Out
    (29-Oct-2013)
    Deadline is Dec. 31, but FDA urges asthma patients to switch to eco-friendly versions now

  • Health Tip: Create an Asthma Action Plan
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Here's what it should include

  • Health Tip: Dealing With a Child's Cough
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Many times, it won't require medical treatment

  • Health Tip: Exercising Despite Allergies and Asthma
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Make sure you take your medication first

  • Child's Chronic Illness Can Affect the Whole Family
    (21-Sep-2013)
    Care demands can create more stress than severity of illness, researchers say

  • Geography, Income Determine Health Care in U.S., Report Says
    (18-Sep-2013)
    'We are often two Americas,' according to Commonwealth Fund

  • Asthma Care Critical During Pregnancy, Study Finds
    (16-Sep-2013)
    Close monitoring needed, regardless of severity, researchers say

  • Smoking Plus Asthma in Pregnancy May Make for 'Dangerous Situation'
    (10-Sep-2013)
    The risk of poor health outcomes for mother and baby shouldn't be underestimated, researchers say

  • More Menopausal Women Hospitalized for Asthma, Study Finds
    (03-Sep-2013)
    Biggest discrepancy in rates between men and women seen during 40s and 50s

  • Many Kids With Asthma Live With Secondhand Smoke: CDC
    (08-Aug-2013)
    These children have worse symptoms and more outbreaks, experts warn

  • Obese Kids More Likely to Have Asthma, With Worse Symptoms
    (07-Aug-2013)
    Study analyzed medical records of more than 600,000 children

  • Mother's Asthma During Pregnancy May Raise Child's Health Risks
    (05-Aug-2013)
    Large study of Danish women followed their children up to age 6

  • One in Five Kids May 'Outgrow' Asthma
    (30-Jul-2013)
    Study found girls, those with animal allergies less likely to stop wheezing as they aged

  • Study of Genetic Condition May Yield Clues to Cause of Allergies
    (24-Jul-2013)
    Results from kids with Loeys-Dietz syndrome might help guide treatment of all allergic diseases, researchers say

  • Poll: U.S. Adults Support Smoking Ban in Cars With Kids
    (23-Jul-2013)
    3 of 4 also agree homes of children with asthma, other lung problems should be smoke-free

  • 5 Things Kids Should Tell Their Asthma Doctor
    (10-Jul-2013)
    Experts list key topics to discuss for optimum care

  • Genetic Risks for Asthma May Persist Into Adulthood
    (28-Jun-2013)
    Continued disease, quality-of-life issues remain more likely, study found

  • Summer Camp Health Tips for Parents
    (08-Jun-2013)
    How to keep water sports from causing skin infections and other expert advice

  • Recession Forced Cutbacks in Care for Special Needs Kids: Study
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Some families curtailed dental visits, medicines for children with chronic health problems

  • Health Tip: Is Your Asthma Getting Worse?
    (03-Jun-2013)
    Symptoms may become more severe

  • Sleepless Nights May Hurt School Performance of Kids With Asthma
    (21-May-2013)
    Problems included carelessness, difficulty staying awake, study finds

  • Most Americans Say 'No' to Smoking in Their Homes, Cars
    (16-May-2013)
    4 out of 5 adults have household bans, but millions of people still breathe secondhand smoke, CDC says

  • Health Tip: Exercise With Allergies and Asthma
    (15-May-2013)
    Speak with an allergist first

  • For Pregnant Smokers, Vitamin C Might Help Babies' Lungs
    (07-May-2013)
    Small study suggests infants of women who take supplements have lower risk of wheezing

  • Some Blackboard Chalks Might Spur Allergies in Kids: Study
    (07-May-2013)
    Protein used in common classroom item may cause reaction in kids with milk allergies

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Exercise-Induced Asthma
    (03-May-2013)
    Breathe through your nose to warm the air

  • Trees Plus Man-Made Pollution Creates Smog, Study Suggests
    (03-May-2013)
    Interaction between pollution and molecules produced by nature may lead to lung cancer, researchers say

  • Allergies: As American as Apple Pie?
    (29-Apr-2013)
    U.S.-born children more likely to have asthma, hay fever and eczema than foreign-born kids, study finds

  • Protect Your Kids From Pollen Allergies: Expert
    (27-Apr-2013)
    Tips for keeping allergens away from their skin, out of air in your home

  • Insurance Loss Hampers Young People With Asthma
    (22-Apr-2013)
    Harvard researchers report on impact of health insurance in youths' disease management

  • Breathing Problem Sometimes Misdiagnosed in Athletes
    (12-Apr-2013)
    Study finds vocal cord disorder can be confused with asthma

  • Got Asthma? Odds Are You Have an Allergy Too
    (02-Apr-2013)
    Study found many U.S. adults suffer from both

  • EPA Proposes Cleaner Fuel, Car Standards
    (29-Mar-2013)
    Regulations will prevent thousands of early deaths, hospitalizations, agency says

  • Genes and Early Wheezing Tied to Childhood Asthma Risk
    (27-Mar-2013)
    Common cold symptom increased odds for asthma in study

  • Oral Allergy Treatment May Ease Asthma, Hay Fever, Study Finds
    (26-Mar-2013)
    This under-the-tongue alternative to shots is used in Europe, but not approved in U.S.

  • Nip Springtime Allergies in the Bud
    (16-Mar-2013)
    It's easier to prevent allergic symptoms than stop them, expert says

  • Combo Inhaler May Give Better Relief for Some With Asthma
    (04-Mar-2013)
    Inhalers containing both rescue and preventive drugs helped patients with moderate to severe condition in studies

  • Plastics Chemical BPA Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids
    (01-Mar-2013)
    While study did not show cause and effect, expert said it's best to avoid exposure

  • C-Section May Raise Child's Risk of Allergies, Asthma: Study
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Natural delivery appears to expose babies to beneficial bacteria, researchers say

  • A Few Extra Pounds May Harm Lung Function in Black, Hispanic Kids
    (22-Feb-2013)
    Differences in body fat distribution could boost asthma rates in some minorities, study says

  • Lower Lung Function in Infancy Linked to Wheeze in Adulthood
    (18-Feb-2013)
    Smoking also played key role in respiratory trouble for young adults, study found

  • When Trees Die Off, Human Health May Also Suffer
    (12-Feb-2013)
    Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but supports link between people and the environment

  • C-Section, Formula May Disrupt 'Good' Gut Bacteria in Babies
    (11-Feb-2013)
    But, small study did not determine effect on children's future health

  • Living Near Equator May Boost Your Risk for Allergy, Asthma
    (04-Feb-2013)
    This could be due to UV ray exposure, study author says

  • Certain Jobs May Still Pose Risk for Asthma
    (30-Jan-2013)
    Study cites chemical exposures that may affect breathing of plumbers, hair stylists and more

  • Health Tip: Does Asthma Affect Your Sleep?
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Take medications as your doctor prescribes

  • Chronic Heartburn Could Spur Asthma in Some Patients
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Study reinforces the link, and a new test might be better at spotting the problem, experts say

  • Lead Levels Down in U.S. Kids, But Asthma Cases Rising: EPA
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Report looks at the environment's effect on children's health

  • Extreme Cold Snap Brings Unexpected Health Risks
    (24-Jan-2013)
    Heart attacks, strokes and asthma flare-ups increase, expert warns

  • One in Six Cases of Adult Asthma May Be Linked to Workplace
    (22-Jan-2013)
    People with jobs that exposed them to cleaning agents at greater risk, study says

  • Obese Kids May Face Immediate Health Woes, Study Finds
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Higher rates of ADHD, asthma and learning problems seen in overweight children, study shows

  • No Link Between Low Birth Weight, Asthma: Study
    (15-Jan-2013)
    Results expand understanding of the disease, expert says

  • Fast Food Tied to Asthma, Eczema and Hay Fever in Kids
    (14-Jan-2013)
    Study isn't conclusive, but it's another reason to make healthier choices, expert says

  • Mother-to-Be's Pollen Exposure May Boost Asthma Risk in Baby
    (10-Jan-2013)
    Swedish study tied infant hospitalizations to high pollen counts late in pregnancy

  • Health Tip: Don't Neglect Warning Signs of Lung Disease
    (08-Jan-2013)
    Chronic cough is a prime symptom

  • U.S. Children's Hospitals Treating More Complex, Expensive Conditions
    (27-Dec-2012)
    Researchers find biggest increase in patients with special needs, such as cerebral palsy

  • Health Tip: Control Allergies During the Holidays
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Consider using an artificial tree

  • Asthma Linked to Increased Risk of Dangerous Lung Blockage
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Odds of blood clot in lung artery increase along with severity of the respiratory disease, study finds

  • Abused Black Girls More Likely to Develop Asthma: Study
    (19-Dec-2012)
    Stress still affects immune system years later, researchers say

  • EPA Lowers Permissible Soot Levels in Air
    (14-Dec-2012)
    Change will save lives, as much as $9 billion annually, agency says

  • Kids May Be at Slightly Higher Asthma Risk If Parents Had Infertility Treatments
    (06-Dec-2012)
    Study found elevated odds in children born after in vitro fertilization, but the research didn't prove cause-and-effect

  • Does Eating Fish During Infancy Cut Asthma Risk?
    (16-Nov-2012)
    Researchers say timing is key, but one expert advises against seafood for babies

  • Women's Respiratory Symptoms May Vary With Menstrual Cycle
    (09-Nov-2012)
    For example, study found wheezing highest on days 10 to 22

  • Help Kids Breathe Easier on Halloween
    (31-Oct-2012)
    Doctor tells how to avoid allergy, asthma triggers

  • Health Risks Will Rise in Sandy's Wake, Experts Warn
    (31-Oct-2012)
    Injuries, lack of clean water, toxic mold can all pose threats

  • Smoking Bans Reduce Hospitalizations: Study
    (29-Oct-2012)
    Significant cuts seen in heart attacks, strokes, asthma

  • House Dust Ingredient Linked to Allergic Asthma: Study
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Cleaning can reduce exposure to flagellin, a bacterial protein

  • Can Allergies Thwart Fatal Colon Cancer?
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Immune responses that trigger hay fever, asthma might also ward off malignancies, study says

  • Secondhand Smoke Ups Babies' Risk of Asthma, Study Says
    (15-Oct-2012)
    Premature infants especially susceptible to ills of cigarette smoke

  • Flu Season's Approaching So Roll Up Your Sleeve
    (27-Sep-2012)
    U.S. health officials say this year's vaccine protects against two new strains

  • Virus Patterns Where Kids Live May Affect Asthma Risk
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Certain respiratory infections more common in urban than suburban infants, study finds

  • Scientists Focus on Factors Behind Asthma Attacks
    (20-Sep-2012)
    Findings could pave way to reducing 2 major airway symptoms, researchers say

  • For Mild Asthma, Daily Steroids May Not Be Needed, Study Says
    (11-Sep-2012)
    Found no difference in outcomes with daily use versus only during flare-ups

  • Language Barrier Hurts Elderly Asthma Patients
    (07-Sep-2012)
    Self-care, quality of life found to suffer, study says

  • Child's Use of Certain Asthma Drugs Could Shorten Adult Height
    (03-Sep-2012)
    But study found impact was slight, a half-inch on average, and steroid meds help control attacks, experts say

  • Hurricane Isaac Could Stir Up Allergies, Asthma
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Experts say levels of pollen and mold typically rise after these types of storms

  • Stopping Controversial Asthma Drugs Could Have Downside: Study
    (27-Aug-2012)
    Findings differ from FDA caution on combination therapies

  • Human Airways' 'Brush' Mechanism Gives Clues to Lung Diseases
    (23-Aug-2012)
    Researchers say proper mucus clearance may depend on how tiny hair-like cilia operate

  • Smoking During Pregnancy May Cause Asthma, Wheezing in Kids
    (17-Aug-2012)
    More breathing problems seen in preschoolers even if mothers stopped smoking once they were born

  • Experimental Drug May Cut Severe Asthma Attacks: Study
    (17-Aug-2012)
    Mepolizumab might help patients reduce oral steroid use, researcher says

  • Mold Exposure in Infancy May Raise Asthma Risk
    (10-Aug-2012)
    Three species linked to wheezing at age 7

  • Sleep Loss Often Disruptive for City Kids With Asthma
    (05-Aug-2012)
    Study linked combination to missed school days, ER visits and less sports participation

  • First Generic Versions of Singulair Approved
    (03-Aug-2012)
    Treats asthma and allergies

  • Expert Tips May Help Kids Avoid Allergens at School
    (02-Aug-2012)
    Common allergy triggers in classrooms, on playgrounds spur 14 million absences a year in U.S.

  • Asthma Common Among Olympic Athletes
    (02-Aug-2012)
    Chronic airway conditions affect 8 percent of the elite competitors, research shows

  • London Smog May Be Tough on Olympians
    (25-Jul-2012)
    Pollution can worsen symptoms associated with exercise-induced asthma, experts say

  • Tudorza Pressair Approved for COPD
    (24-Jul-2012)
    Inhaler treats narrowed lung airways

  • Annual Report on U.S. Kids' Health a Mixed Bag
    (13-Jul-2012)
    There are fewer infant deaths and preterm births, but more kids live in poverty, government finds

  • Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Wildfire Smoke Exposure
    (12-Jul-2012)
    Stay inside and try to keep indoor air clean

  • Health Tip: Is Your Home Air Polluted?
    (12-Jul-2012)
    EPA offers these hints

  • Health Tip: Poor Air Quality Affects Kids With Asthma
    (11-Jul-2012)
    You should limit their time outside

  • Selflessness Can Threaten Clergy Members' Health
    (10-Jul-2012)
    Ministering to others linked to above-average rates of depression, chronic diseases, study shows

  • Asthma Rates Higher Near Busy New York Highway
    (29-Jun-2012)
    Researchers suspect emissions from vehicle may inflame the lungs

  • Asthma Rates Higher Near Busy Highway
    (29-Jun-2012)
    Researchers suspect emissions from vehicle may inflame the lungs

  • Germ Culprits in Moldy, Water-Damaged Buildings Identified
    (22-Jun-2012)
    Two strains of illness-causing bacteria found, study says

  • Health Tip: Be a Dust Buster
    (15-Jun-2012)
    And help prevent allergies and asthma

  • Health Tip: Don't Let Allergies or Asthma Spoil Summer Fun
    (08-Jun-2012)
    Take medication before you have symptoms

  • Seniors With Asthma Do Worse If Obese
    (05-Jun-2012)
    They also fare poorly in traffic pollution, researchers say

  • Teens Whose Moms Smoked While Pregnant May Have Worse Asthma
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Study followed black, Hispanic adolescents

  • People Who Lived Near World Trade Center Report More Lung Disease
    (25-May-2012)
    Residents of homes close enough to attacks to sustain damage had more symptoms 5 years later

  • Chemicals in PVC Flooring Can Be Absorbed Into Children's Bodies: Study
    (25-May-2012)
    Phthalates have been linked to asthma, allergies and other chronic diseases

  • C-Section May Hike Risk for Toddlers' Obesity, Study Suggests
    (24-May-2012)
    By age 3, Caesarean babies are more likely to be overweight, researchers found

  • Work-Related Asthma a Significant Problem: CDC
    (24-May-2012)
    9 percent of all asthma cases are caused or worsened by job exposures, agency says

  • Asthma Meds May Be Linked to Irregular Heartbeat
    (22-May-2012)
    Early study found more arrhythmias in young people on certain inhalers

  • Breathing Smog While Pregnant May Worsen Asthma in Offspring
    (21-May-2012)
    Prenatal exposure linked to later lung dysfunction, researchers say

  • Inhaled Steroids Lead to Big Drop in Asthma Deaths at Texas Hospital: Study
    (15-May-2012)
    They reduce inflammation in the lungs, improving control of asthma symptoms

  • Asthma Cases Continue to Rise in U.S., Affecting Millions
    (15-May-2012)
    Latest numbers from the CDC find 19 million adults and 7 million kids have the illness today

  • Many Asthmatic Kids Harmed by Secondhand Smoke: Study
    (01-May-2012)
    Exposure leads to more doctor visits, disturbed sleep, exercise limitations

  • Seniors Undertreated for Asthma, and Many Skip Inhalers: Study
    (01-May-2012)
    Using meds as prescribed can improve health, quality of life, researcher says

  • Hot Weather's Return Brings Ozone Warnings
    (30-Apr-2012)
    Kids, seniors most vulnerable to ozone exposure, experts say

  • Children Usually Excluded From Clinical Drug Trials: Study
    (30-Apr-2012)
    Kids with chronic illnesses might react differently to new medicines than adults, researchers say

  • Some Schools Don't Let Kids Carry Asthma Inhalers
    (27-Apr-2012)
    Policies run counter to law, place children at risk, experts say

  • Air Quality Improving in Many U.S. Cities: Report
    (25-Apr-2012)
    Even Los Angeles showed lowest smog levels in more than a decade, data found

  • Health Tip: Avoid Asthma Triggers
    (17-Apr-2012)
    Including things that make you sneeze

  • Alternative Therapies Aren't Used as Substitutes for Asthma Meds: Study
    (13-Apr-2012)
    Parents still give kids traditional treatments in addition to less orthodox ones

  • Mental Illness Tied to Higher Rates of Physical Problems: Report
    (13-Apr-2012)
    More chronic illness, ER visits and hospitalizations with conditions such as depression

  • Rapid Asthma Treatment in ER May Prevent Admission
    (06-Apr-2012)
    Giving corticosteroids as soon as possible hastens recovery, study suggests

  • Why Stress Might Make You Sick
    (02-Apr-2012)
    New research suggests long-term anxiety is linked to inflammation

  • Research Shows How Colds Lead to Coughing, Wheezing
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Viruses activate 'cough receptors,' especially among those with asthma

  • High Out-of-Pocket Costs for Kids' Asthma Drugs Could Pose Dangers
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests steeper co-pays reduce medication use in insured children

  • FDA Mulls Expanding Patients' Access to Certain Drugs
    (22-Mar-2012)
    Agency is in 2 days of hearings on whether some prescription meds shift to 'conditional' OTC status

  • Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Found in Many Household Products: Study
    (08-Mar-2012)
    These ingredients also found in some 'alternative' brands, researchers say

  • Hospitalizations Up for Severe Skin Swelling
    (06-Mar-2012)
    Called angioedema, the condition often affects the deep layers of skin in the eyes and mouth

  • Amish Farm Kids Have Lower Asthma, Allergy Risk: Study
    (06-Mar-2012)
    Findings on Swiss children support notion that early exposure to allergens may be beneficial

  • Many Asthmatics Do Well on Food-Allergy Tests, Study Finds
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Less likely to have a bad reaction during an oral food-allergy test

  • Heavy Kids May Not Respond as Well to Asthma Meds
    (05-Mar-2012)
    As weight climbs, so does daily corticosteroid dosage, study says

  • Children With Asthma at Higher Risk for Shingles: Study
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Painful skin condition typically strikes older adults, researchers note

  • Late Preemie Birth May Be Linked to Higher Asthma Risk
    (05-Mar-2012)
    About 1 in 4 born at 34 to 37 weeks' gestation developed respiratory disease by age 8, study finds

  • Timing of Preemie Birth May Be Key to Kids' Health Later
    (02-Mar-2012)
    The earlier the delivery, the poorer the health at ages 3 to 5, researchers say

  • Obesity Linked to Asthma in Children
    (29-Feb-2012)
    The association varied by race, ethnicity, study says

  • Exclusive Breast-Feeding Best for Baby: Experts
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Pediatricians reaffirm nursing's benefits for mother and child

  • Home-Visit Program May Improve Child's Asthma
    (23-Feb-2012)
    In-home instruction reduces hospitalizations, saves money, study finds

  • New Guidelines Seek to Prevent Sudden Death in Young Athletes
    (22-Feb-2012)
    They recommend all teams have emergency action plans, quick access to defibrillators

  • Soft Drinks May Raise Odds for Respiratory Ills: Study
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Asthma, COPD more likely for those who regularly consume soda, flavored mineral water, researchers say

  • Asthmatic Moms Who Breast-feed May Help Their Children's Lungs
    (03-Feb-2012)
    At age 12, those kids had better lung function than formula-fed kids

  • Heartburn Meds Won't Help, May Harm Kids With Asthma
    (24-Jan-2012)
    Acid-reducing drugs might boost respiratory infections in children without reflux, study finds

  • Health Tip: Help Calm a Cough
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Here's what you can do

  • Asthma Meds Likely Safe During Pregnancy: Study
    (20-Jan-2012)
    Slight increase in rare birth defects, but cause not clear

  • Rapid Infant Growth Linked to Asthma in Study
    (20-Jan-2012)
    First three months might be critical window, researchers say

  • Children Born by C-Section at Slightly Higher Asthma Risk
    (16-Jan-2012)
    Large Norwegian study found likelihood greater when mothers had no allergies

  • Study Offers Clues to Why Some Don't Benefit From Asthma Drugs
    (06-Jan-2012)
    Almost half of those with mild to moderate symptoms may have different disease, study finds

  • Overweight 7-Year-Olds Face Higher Risk of Asthma
    (23-Dec-2011)
    Slimming down before that age can help prevent onset of the disease, study suggests

  • As Gastric Banding Increases, So May Complications
    (22-Dec-2011)
    Puzzling respiratory symptoms require investigation, researchers say

  • Tips for Avoiding Asthma, Allergy Triggers This Season
    (19-Dec-2011)
    Fresh Christmas trees and old decorations can stir up dust, mold and other allergens, expert warns

  • WTC First Responders More Likely to Have Asthma: Study
    (16-Dec-2011)
    Rates in this population surged from 2000 to 2005, researchers report

  • Asthma Drugs in Pregnancy Might Pose Risk for Kids
    (16-Dec-2011)
    Mothers' use of steroid inhalers could lead to some disorders in children, large study suggests

  • More Children Using Preventive Asthma Drugs: Study
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Minorities and uninsured had lower use of these medications, researchers say

  • Allergy Sufferers Should Prepare for Holiday Triggers
    (24-Nov-2011)
    Asthma patients, those who react to food or environmental allergens should plan ahead: experts

  • Intermittent Steroid Use Called OK for Wheezing Preschoolers
    (23-Nov-2011)
    Study finds daily steroids not necessary for tots with recurrent but not persistent wheeze

  • Alcohol, Asthma and Allergies Don't Mix
    (07-Nov-2011)
    Alcohol can trigger or worsen existing allergies, experts say

  • Home Environment Affects Asthmatic Kids
    (07-Nov-2011)
    Children from single-parent homes were more likely to be readmitted to hospital, study finds

  • Text Message Reminders Prompt Kids to Take Asthma Medicine
    (07-Nov-2011)
    In small study, children paid attention to texts but teens didn't

  • Air Fresheners, Scented Candles May Spur Allergic Reactions
    (07-Nov-2011)
    One person's 'fresh' holiday scent is another's chemical irritant, research suggests

  • Experts Debate Tylenol's Safety for Asthmatic Kids
    (07-Nov-2011)
    Past research has linked fever-reducing drug to asthma flares

  • Prevention Is Key for Fall Asthma Flare-Ups in Kids
    (30-Oct-2011)
    The best way to avoid asthma attacks is to avoid the triggers that cause them, experts say

  • Some Asthma Drugs Raise Risk of Complications, Especially in Kids: Study
    (25-Oct-2011)
    But pairing these long-acting beta-agonists with inhaled corticosteroids reduced risk

  • Obese, Asthmatic Kids Need Special Care Under Anesthesia
    (19-Oct-2011)
    Studies find obese children have twice as many respiratory complications, need less anesthetic

  • Use of Asthma Controller Meds on the Rise Among U.S. Kids
    (13-Oct-2011)
    Children's rate of use has doubled since late 1990s, federal report says

  • Cold, Flu Season Poses Risks for Kids With Asthma
    (08-Oct-2011)
    Respiratory expert offers advice on ways to protect your child

  • Halloween Trappings Can Trigger Asthma, Allergies
    (01-Oct-2011)
    Old costumes, moldy pumpkins and makeup preservatives can unexpectedly cause an attack, experts warn

  • Gene Variant Linked to Failure of Asthma Drug
    (28-Sep-2011)
    Some asthma patients found to have a variant that may contribute to a poor response to inhaled steroids, study shows

  • Asthma Can Complicate Diabetes Care in Kids
    (26-Sep-2011)
    Untreated asthma may worsen blood sugar control, study suggests, but reasons remain unclear

  • Asthma Inhaler Primatene Mist Going Off the Market
    (22-Sep-2011)
    The only over-the-counter asthma medication uses propellant seen as harmful to ozone layer

  • New Approach to Treating Asthma in Pregnancy
    (09-Sep-2011)
    Direct measurement of airway inflammation cut flare-ups by roughly 50 percent, study shows

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Asthma in Children
    (08-Sep-2011)
    Here are common warning signs

  • 9/11 Tied to Increase in Acid Reflux Disease
    (06-Sep-2011)
    NYC health registry shows those in vicinity of Twin Towers more likely to develop GERD

  • Longer Allergy Season Means More Misery
    (02-Sep-2011)
    Rising temperatures and higher carbon dioxide levels may be to blame, experts say

  • Climate Change May Trigger More Asthma Emergencies
    (02-Sep-2011)
    Some areas may see kids' ER visits jump 10%, researchers say

  • Toddler's Dust Mite Sensitivity May Predict Later Asthma
    (29-Aug-2011)
    Three-quarters who tested positive at 2 years had respiratory problem at age 12, study finds

  • U.S.-Mandated Report Finds Vaccines Safe for Kids
    (25-Aug-2011)
    IOM panel pored over 1,000 studies and found little evidence for lasting harm

  • Obesity Before Pregnancy May Raise Child's Asthma Risk
    (16-Aug-2011)
    Study found teens were up to 30 percent more likely to wheeze if moms were obese

  • More Kids Hospitalized for Flu, Skin Infections
    (16-Aug-2011)
    Children accounted for 17 percent of all U.S. hospital stays in 2009

  • Poorly Controlled Asthma Can Boost Chances of Pregnancy Complications
    (11-Aug-2011)
    Those included high blood pressure during pregnancy and premature delivery

  • Costs Soar for Kids With Poorly Controlled Asthma
    (09-Aug-2011)
    Better care and education could improve health, reduce expenses, researchers say

  • Household Mold During Infancy May Trigger Asthma
    (05-Aug-2011)
    Kids exposed to mold as babies were three times more likely to develop the lung condition

  • Experimental Drug Promising Against Tough-to-Treat Asthma
    (03-Aug-2011)
    Lebrikizumab targets receptor involved in respiratory condition a different way, experts say

  • Childhood Depression, Anxiety Tied to Pain in Adulthood
    (01-Aug-2011)
    Kids living with adversity, such as abuse, more likely to have chronic diseases later, study finds

  • Fetal Exposure to Magnetic Fields From Appliances, Power Lines May Up Kids' Asthma Risk
    (01-Aug-2011)
    Experts call for further research into possible effect of high levels of exposure

  • Gene Variant Associated With Asthma Risk in Blacks
    (31-Jul-2011)
    Finding may offer some explanation for rising rates of the disease among that group of people

  • Special Needs Kids Bullied More, Fare Poorly at School
    (27-Jul-2011)
    Study's author says the well-being of 'whole' child needs to be considered

  • Poor Health Linked to Very Preemie Birth Stabilizes by Adolescence
    (26-Jul-2011)
    One exception was rising rate of obesity in these initially underweight kids, finds study

  • Preparation Key When Kids With Asthma Go Back to School
    (25-Jul-2011)
    American Lung Association urges parents to develop an asthma action plan, share it with teachers

  • Breast-feeding for 6 Months or More Protects Against Asthma
    (22-Jul-2011)
    Children never breast-fed are more likely to develop symptoms of the disease, study shows

  • Delving Into the Mystery of Placebos
    (13-Jul-2011)
    Researchers found power of effect countered results of breathing tests in asthma patients

  • ADHD, Learning Issues May Be Linked to Secondhand Smoke
    (11-Jul-2011)
    Kids living in homes with smoker have higher odds of developing neurobehavioral disorders, study finds

  • Anxiety, Depression in Pregnancy May Raise Kids' Asthma Risk
    (08-Jul-2011)
    Study supports belief that children are highly susceptible during prenatal period

  • Fewer U.S. Teens Having Babies, Binge Drinking: Report
    (07-Jul-2011)
    But more kids are using drugs and living in poverty

  • Smoke From Wildfires in Southwest May Be Health Hazard
    (23-Jun-2011)
    People with asthma, other respiratory ailments urged to stay inside, keep windows closed

  • Years of Air Pollution May Be Tied to Uncontrolled Asthma
    (21-Jun-2011)
    Poorer disease control associated with levels of ozone, particulate matter, study finds

  • Health Tip: Create an Asthma Action Plan for School
    (20-Jun-2011)
    School employees should be prepared

  • Too Many Kids Getting Antibiotics for Asthma
    (24-May-2011)
    But researchers found fewer were prescribed when doctors educated parents during visits

  • Health Tip: Traveling Despite Asthma and Allergies
    (19-May-2011)
    Suggestions to help control symptoms

  • Parent's Fears Deprive Some Asthmatics of Flu Shot: Study
    (17-May-2011)
    Those who shun shots also less likely to know that flu can trigger breathing ills, survey finds

  • Don't Delay Emergency Care When Asthma Flare-Ups Strike
    (16-May-2011)
    Study found waiting led to worse outcomes, including hospitalization

  • Flood Cleanup Requires Extra Care for Those With Allergies
    (05-May-2011)
    Experts suggest steps to stem the growth of mold

  • Treating Kids for Environmental Ills Costs U.S. $76B a Year
    (04-May-2011)
    Left unchecked, pollution, chemicals, other toxins will continue to push health costs skyward, researchers say

  • Asthma Pills Work as Well as Inhaled Steroids: Study
    (04-May-2011)
    However, treatment still needs to be individualized, experts say

  • Number of Americans With Asthma Keeps Rising
    (03-May-2011)
    CDC report finds 12% hike in last decade, with black kids affected the most

  • Antidepressants Work Overall, But Some Symptoms May Persist
    (26-Apr-2011)
    Insomnia, sadness, poor concentration reported by many study participants

  • Kids' Eczema, Hay Fever Linked to Allergic Asthma Later
    (20-Apr-2011)
    Children who have both conditions more likely to be asthmatic in their 40s, study says

  • Study Finds Strong Smoking-Asthma Link
    (07-Apr-2011)
    Connection especially evident among recent smokers

  • Health Tip: Can't Catch Your Breath During a Workout?
    (30-Mar-2011)
    Here's what might be going on

  • Study Ties Asthma to Higher Odds for Diabetes, Heart Disease
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Experts were surprised by the findings, and say more research is needed

  • EPA Proposes Tougher Air Pollution Rules for Power Plants
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Guidelines could prevent 120,000 cases of childhood asthma and thousands of deaths, heart attacks yearly, agency says

  • Xolair Reduces Seasonal Asthma Attacks for Inner City Kids: Study
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Injectable drug also cuts down on number of asthma flares, researchers report

  • Asthma Awareness Can Help Prevent Rush to ER: Experts
    (12-Mar-2011)
    Thousands wind up in hospital daily because of poorly managed disease, physicians' group says

  • Surviving Serious Childhood Illness Takes Toll Later: Study
    (07-Mar-2011)
    Not achieving educational, work goals can plague young adult survivors, researchers say

  • Medical Groups Warn Of Climate Change's Potential Impact on Health
    (24-Feb-2011)
    More asthma, heat waves and microbial disease could result if greenhouse gases aren't curbed

  • Kids Growing Up on Farms Less Likely to Have Asthma
    (23-Feb-2011)
    Study finds exposure to variety of barnyard microbes may lower risk of airway disease

  • Health Tip: Keep Track of Asthma Symptoms
    (22-Feb-2011)
    Log them throughout the day

  • Quality of Family Mealtimes May Affect Kids' Asthma
    (04-Feb-2011)
    Keeping dinner conversation free from TV, disruptions linked to better health, study found

  • Health Tip: Chronic Cough Could Signal Lung Disease
    (12-Jan-2011)
    Here are common warning signs

  • CDC Report Finds 8% of Americans Have Asthma
    (12-Jan-2011)
    Even higher rates found among women, kids, minorities

  • Chronic Nasal Congestion May Be Linked to Severe Asthma
    (30-Dec-2010)
    Swedish study suggests that the airway disease is more common than thought

  • Take Steps to Avoid Winter's Indoor Allergies
    (30-Dec-2010)
    Eliminating triggers in your home can help keep your symptoms to a minimum, experts say

  • Smokers' Former Homes May Retain Tobacco Toxins
    (17-Dec-2010)
    Residues in walls, ceilings could pose harm to new residents, study finds

  • Inhalers Linked to Higher Odds of Diabetes in Asthma, COPD Patients
    (16-Dec-2010)
    But the risk may stem from a 'pro-inflammatory' diet rather than corticosteroids, one expert contends

  • 'Tis the Season to Give Allergen-Free Gifts
    (12-Dec-2010)
    Buying for people with asthma, allergies takes extra thought, experts say

  • U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Slightly
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Deaths from stroke, infant mortality decline, federal report finds

  • Teens' Poor Health Linked to Fewer Friends
    (07-Dec-2010)
    It's unknown which comes first, but sick kids less likely to have big social network at school, study finds

  • Did Ex-Girlfriend's Facebook Page Trigger Man's Asthma?
    (19-Nov-2010)
    Italian doctors say every time jilted beau logged on, breathing troubles began

  • Number of Uninsured American Adults Hits Record High
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Many of those without coverage are middle-income people or chronically ill, CDC says

  • Many Coaches Unprepared for Student-Athletes' Asthma
    (03-Nov-2010)
    More education needed, experts say

  • Asthma Linked to Lung Cancer Risk in Study
    (03-Nov-2010)
    But data insufficient to change current practice, expert says

  • Canadian Kids Seem More Likely to Be Sidelined by Asthma
    (02-Nov-2010)
    They report more isolation, exclusion from sports compared with kids in other nations, researchers say

  • Bitter Taste Receptors Found in Lungs May Aid Asthma Patients
    (25-Oct-2010)
    Acrid compounds tested in mice and humans opened airways more profoundly than current drugs, researchers report

  • Mother's Stress, Interference May Worsen Child's Asthma
    (07-Oct-2010)
    Kids under 7 affected by mom's emotions, but older kids react to being overprotected, study finds

  • Black Male Children Have Highest Rates of Food Allergies
    (05-Oct-2010)
    Study finds they are 4.4 times more likely to have issues

  • Quality of Care at U.S. Hospitals Shows Improvement
    (23-Sep-2010)
    Latest analysis by Joint Commission finds 'encouraging' rates of performance

  • European Researchers Find Genes Tied to Asthma
    (22-Sep-2010)
    Different genes are involved in childhood asthma than in adult-onset asthma, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Help Wipe Out Dust Mites
    (21-Sep-2010)
    They're a prime cause of asthma and allergies

  • Early Trial Suggests COPD Drug Might Help Some Asthmatics
    (20-Sep-2010)
    Adding Spiriva to steroid seems to work, but more study is needed, experts say

  • Poor Diet, Inactivity May Lead to Metabolism-Induced Asthma
    (17-Sep-2010)
    Findings apply even to children with a healthy weight, researchers say

  • No Evidence That Asthma Leads to Tooth Decay: Study
    (17-Sep-2010)
    In some studies, children with asthma even found to have fewer cavities, researchers say

  • Smoke-Free Laws May Help Kids Breathe Easier
    (15-Sep-2010)
    Scottish study showed 18 percent annual decline in childhood asthma hospitalizations

  • Health Tip: Detecting Indoor Air Pollutants
    (14-Sep-2010)
    Here are potential symptoms

  • Common Asthma Drug Could Speed MS Treatment
    (13-Sep-2010)
    Adding albuterol to standard medicine seems to help patients faster, study finds

  • Exposure to Violence May Aggravate Asthma, Study Finds
    (03-Sep-2010)
    Researchers link stress of inner-city life to increased hospitalizations

  • Prescription Drug Use Rising in U.S., CDC Reports
    (02-Sep-2010)
    Statins, asthma meds, antidepressants and stimulants top the list

  • Potential Cause of Asthma-Like Symptoms Spotted in Mice
    (30-Aug-2010)
    Findings may lead to new treatments for people with severe forms of the airway disorder, researchers say

  • Tylenol Use Linked to Asthma, Other Allergies in Teens
    (13-Aug-2010)
    Study looked at 13- and 14-year-olds from 50 countries

  • Lack of Food Puts Kids at Risk for Asthma, Other Chronic Ills
    (03-Aug-2010)
    Repeated episodes of hunger linked to long-term poor health, study found

  • Western Diet Populates Kids' Stomachs With Bad Bacteria
    (02-Aug-2010)
    Study found African children who ate more natural diet, were breast-fed longer had more good bacteria

  • Ancestry May Affect Lung Function Tests
    (07-Jul-2010)
    Adjusting for genetic history would improve results for asthma, COPD, study suggests

  • Gene Mutation May Make People More Prone to Asthma
    (01-Jul-2010)
    Variant could spur excess white blood cells, researchers speculate

  • Mold May Trigger Severe Asthma in Some Folks
    (24-Jun-2010)
    Certain gene variants appear to increase risk of serious exacerbations, study finds

  • Dulera Inhaler Approved for Asthma
    (24-Jun-2010)
    For people 12 and older

  • Electronic Monitoring of Asthma Med Use May Boost Adherence
    (18-Jun-2010)
    Program that lets doctors track refills improves patient compliance, study finds

  • Health Tip: Things That May Trigger Wheezing
    (17-Jun-2010)
    A symptom of breathing problems

  • Is It Safe to Go in the Gulf Coast's Water?
    (10-Jun-2010)
    Experts are divided on the health risks posed by the oil and tar balls washing up on beaches

  • Health Tip: Mold Can Be a Health Risk
    (08-Jun-2010)
    How it could affect your well-being

  • Poor Asthma Outcomes in Black Kids Despite Access to Care
    (07-Jun-2010)
    More likely to get ER treatment, less likely to see specialist, study shows

  • Burgers May Feed Kids' Asthma Risk
    (03-Jun-2010)
    But a diet high in fruit, veggies and fish appears to lessen likelihood of wheeze, study finds

  • Gulf Oil Spill Workers Report Health Problems
    (03-Jun-2010)
    Flu-like symptoms range from chest pain to dizziness, nausea and headaches

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Exercise-Induced Asthma
    (27-May-2010)
    It matters when and where you work out

  • Exercise Can Spur Wheezing, Even in Healthy Kids
    (18-May-2010)
    Asthma-like symptoms surprised researchers

  • Web-Based Program Can Boost Asthma Care
    (17-May-2010)
    In study, patients controlled severe disease using less medication

  • High-Fat Meal May Trigger Asthma
    (17-May-2010)
    Study finds fatty foods lead to inflammation, reduced lung function

  • Racial Disparities Widen in Use of Asthma Treatments
    (13-May-2010)
    Fewer minority patients taking medications to prevent attacks, U.S. study finds

  • New Way to Eliminate Source of Asthma?
    (10-May-2010)
    Technique targets cells that trigger immune system reaction, researchers say

  • Comprehensive Plan May Help Control Children's Asthma
    (01-May-2010)
    Hospital visits declined following family education classes, study shows

  • Radiofrequency Device Approved for Severe Chronic Asthma
    (28-Apr-2010)
    Helps control lung inflammation

  • Cat Allergy Doesn't Have to Mean Giving Up Kitty
    (23-Apr-2010)
    For many feline fans, there are ways to live together happily, experts say

  • Premature Birth Ups Risk of Long-Term Breathing Problems
    (23-Apr-2010)
    Kids who were extreme preemies had double the risk of asthma by age 11, study found

  • Traffic Seems to Make Kids' Asthma Worse
    (22-Apr-2010)
    Analysis of Atlanta data links pollutants to ER visits

  • Study Finds Patients Breathe Easier After Weight-Loss Surgery
    (21-Apr-2010)
    And they took 50 percent fewer prescription drugs for breathing problems

  • Smoking Bans May Be Boosting Public Health
    (13-Apr-2010)
    Toronto hospital admissions for heart, respiratory woes fell by a third after laws took hold, study found

  • Schools Near High-Traffic Areas Increase Kids' Asthma Risks
    (09-Apr-2010)
    Exposure to air-polluted environment impacts children's health, researchers say

  • 'Electronic Nose' Sniffs Out Asthma
    (07-Apr-2010)
    Experimental device tracks compounds in breath and bested standard test, study found

  • Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
    (18-Mar-2010)
    Strategies may be needed to promote well-being in pregnancy, researcher says

  • Stem Cells Might One Day Treat Severe Asthma
    (15-Mar-2010)
    Mouse study suggests treatment aimed at immune system could work in humans

  • Airway Injury Plaguing 9/11 First Responders
    (04-Mar-2010)
    NYC firefighters more likely to suffer from asthma, study finds

  • People With Asthma More Likely to Be Depressed
    (04-Mar-2010)
    Study finds rates of psychological distress twice as high in those with airway disease

  • U.S. Pays a Price for Dirty Air
    (02-Mar-2010)
    Excessive levels of pollution affect health care costs, report finds

  • Asthma Rates Rising Across the U.S.
    (02-Mar-2010)
    Prevalence varies significantly between states, CDC report shows

  • BPA May Raise Risk of Asthma in Kids
    (01-Mar-2010)
    Mouse study shows exposure during pregnancy might increase chances of condition

  • Household Dirt Won't Raise Asthma Risk in Infants
    (28-Feb-2010)
    Allergens not linked to wheezing in kids, study finds

  • Existing Health Programs Could Help More Kids With Asthma
    (24-Feb-2010)
    Greater enrollment, expanded eligibility would cover most uninsured children, report says

  • FDA Issues Warning on Key Asthma Drugs
    (18-Feb-2010)
    Advair, Foradil, Serevent and Symbicort should not be used alone due to safety concerns

  • One in Two Children Has Chronic Health Issues
    (16-Feb-2010)
    But study also found most conditions, such as obesity, asthma and ADHD, did not persist

  • Herbals Not the Answer for Asthma, Study Shows
    (05-Feb-2010)
    Patients using alternative remedies more likely to misuse prescribed drugs, suffer flareups

  • Health Tip: Have Clean Air at Home
    (01-Feb-2010)
    Limit indoor pollution

  • Too Little Vitamin D May Worsen Asthma
    (28-Jan-2010)
    Low levels may also hinder response to steroid treatment, study finds

  • It's Not a Hangover, It's an Allergic Reaction
    (01-Jan-2010)
    Ingredients in alcohol could explain 'morning-after' feeling, experts say

  • Indoor Allergies Common in Winter
    (29-Dec-2009)
    To keep sneezing and wheezing at bay, follow these expert tips

  • Gene Discovery Sheds Light on Children's Asthma
    (23-Dec-2009)
    Scientists find 2nd piece of DNA tied to the respiratory illness, experts say

  • Better Educated May Have Greater Asthma Control
    (18-Dec-2009)
    Those with less than 12 years' schooling make more trips to the ER, study finds

  • Gene Variant Seems to Guard Against Asthma, COPD
    (16-Dec-2009)
    Study suggests it plays a role in reducing inflammation in the lungs

  • Five Gene Variants May Be Linked to Lung Disease
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Findings might lead to better treatments for asthma, COPD, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Checking Your Peak Flow
    (07-Dec-2009)
    It can help control your asthma

  • Asthmatics Who Quit Smoking May Reverse Lung Damage
    (07-Dec-2009)
    Thickened airway linings improve once cigarettes are gone, study finds

  • EPA: Greenhouse Gases Hazardous to Your Health
    (07-Dec-2009)
    Announcement comes as big global warming conference begins in Copenhagen

  • Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
    (05-Dec-2009)
    Take steps to eliminate triggers, experts advise

  • Mom's Depression May Worsen Child's Asthma
    (25-Nov-2009)
    Fatigue, forgetfulness could lead mothers to overlook needed care, study finds

  • Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
    (24-Nov-2009)
    Exposure in infancy may lead to persistent wheezing, study finds

  • Swine Flu May Hit Kids With Asthma Harder
    (20-Nov-2009)
    Canadian study finds more severe cases than with seasonal flu

  • Asthma Combo Seems Less Influenced by Genes
    (19-Nov-2009)
    Findings may not apply to blacks, researchers note

  • Folic Acid Late in Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Kids
    (13-Nov-2009)
    But supplements are still recommended in the first trimester, researchers say

  • 'The Pill' May Reduce Asthma Symptoms
    (13-Nov-2009)
    But women shouldn't take oral contraceptives just to control wheezing, expert says

  • My 10-Day Ordeal With the Swine Flu
    (12-Nov-2009)
    Reporter recounts her bout with H1N1, made all the worse by chronic asthma

  • World Trade Center Workers Twice as Likely to Have Asthma
    (03-Nov-2009)
    Rates continued to rise for several years after the attacks, study shows

  • Health Tip: What's Behind My Asthma and Allergy Symptoms?
    (28-Oct-2009)
    A list of common triggers

  • Health Tip: Signs of an Asthma Attack in Your Child
    (22-Oct-2009)
    Symptoms that may indicate an attack is imminent

  • Rising Heat, Humidity Raise Risk of Asthma Flares
    (22-Sep-2009)
    Weather changes send more wheezing youngsters to the ER, study finds

  • Gene 'Switch' May Help Drive Excess Fluid in Lungs
    (15-Sep-2009)
    Finding could lead to treatments for bronchitis, asthma, researchers say

  • Chlorine in Pools Raises Kids' Asthma, Allergy Risk
    (14-Sep-2009)
    Too many homes over-treat their pools, boosting the odds, experts say

  • Day Care May Not Shield Kids From Asthma, Allergies
    (09-Sep-2009)
    Study debunks 'hygiene hypothesis' that early exposures boost immune response

  • Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Before Birth Affects DNA
    (31-Aug-2009)
    Cigarettes may trigger prenatal gene changes, leading to lifelong health problems, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Stifle Back-to-School Allergy and Asthma Problems
    (27-Aug-2009)
    Suggestions for when your child returns to the classroom

  • Wider Waist Boosts Asthma Risk
    (25-Aug-2009)
    Even if women were of normal weight, extra fat around abdomen raised the odds, study found

  • Going Back to School With Asthma Takes Extra Work
    (22-Aug-2009)
    Lung association recommends flu shots, check-ups and communication with school staff

  • Health Tip: Avoid Your Child's Asthma Attacks
    (20-Aug-2009)
    Keep the child away from potential triggers

  • More Evidence Healthy Living Brings Long Life
    (10-Aug-2009)
    Good diet, no smoking, regular exercise lower chronic disease risk by 80%, CDC study finds

  • For Many, 9/11-Linked Trauma Emerged Years Later
    (04-Aug-2009)
    Rates of reported PTSD climbed 5 years after the attacks, but asthma rates have steadily fallen, study finds

  • Parental Stress Boosts Kids' Asthma Risk
    (21-Jul-2009)
    When combined with air pollution, smoking, it raises chances of condition, study finds

  • Health Tip: Managing Your Child's Asthma
    (17-Jul-2009)
    Suggestions to keep symptoms under control

  • FDA Investigating Safety of Asthma Drug Xolair
    (16-Jul-2009)
    Injected medication may be linked to higher risk of heart attack, stroke, agency says

  • Scientists Zero In on Elusive 'Allergy Gene'
    (10-Jul-2009)
    Genetic mutation increases likelihood of eczema and asthma, study finds

  • Overall Health of U.S. Children a Mixed Bag
    (10-Jul-2009)
    Government study finds gains and losses

  • Health Tip: Controlling Asthma
    (02-Jul-2009)
    Candidates for daily medication

  • Many Adults With Asthma Are Skipping Flu Shots
    (26-Jun-2009)
    Condition raises risk of complications, CDC researchers note

  • Asthma Discovery May Lead to Better Treatments
    (19-Jun-2009)
    Researchers come closer to understanding key airway changes

  • Asthma Drugs Get 'Precaution' Labeling for Possible Psychiatric Side Effects
    (13-Jun-2009)
    FDA says users of Singulair and similar meds should watch for such problems

  • Obesity May Dampen Response to Asthma Meds
    (04-Jun-2009)
    Study runs counter to research that has suggested excess weight worsens disease

  • Yoga Helps Those With Asthma
    (29-May-2009)
    Study finds practice can ease symptoms, raise awareness of breathing patterns

  • Point-of-Sale Printers May Trigger Asthma
    (27-May-2009)
    Chemical on receipts, coupons, tickets the likely culprit, report suggests

  • Protein May Hold Key to Blocking Allergy-Induced Asthma
    (21-May-2009)
    Team finds mice lacking certain gene showed fewer signs of condition

  • Molecule in Skin May Link Eczema and Asthma
    (19-May-2009)
    Finding in mice might explain progression from skin to breathing condition

  • Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids
    (19-May-2009)
    Inflammation may drive the connection, researchers say

  • Know Your Asthma Triggers
    (16-May-2009)
    Tips for keeping wheezing at bay this spring

  • Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers
    (11-May-2009)
    Longer pollen seasons, more ozone mean more symptoms for those at risk, experts say

  • Folic Acid Might Offer Allergy Relief
    (30-Apr-2009)
    But use of supplements should await further study, expert says

  • Family History of Asthma Boosts Odds Almost 6 Times
    (23-Apr-2009)
    U.S. researchers say assessing kin may identify those at risk for developing condition

  • Group Urges Public to Take Free Asthma Tests in May
    (18-Apr-2009)
    It's National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

  • Low Vitamin A, C Intake Tied to Asthma Risk
    (16-Apr-2009)
    But British team says findings don't prove cause and effect

  • Acid Reducers May Not Help All With Asthma
    (08-Apr-2009)
    Study finds benefit only for those with evident symptoms of heartburn

  • Health Tip: Breathe Fresh Air at Home
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Improve the quality of indoor air

  • Health Tip: Asthmatics Don't Have to Stop Exercising
    (26-Mar-2009)
    Suggestions for keeping active

  • Millions of Americans With Chronic Ills Put Off Health Care
    (18-Mar-2009)
    Survey shows they suffer consequences of delaying doctor visits, filling prescriptions

  • Using Music and Sports to Improve Kids' Asthma
    (16-Mar-2009)
    More consistent medication use, fewer ER visits result, studies find

  • New Treatments Improve Control for Severe Asthma
    (16-Mar-2009)
    Using the medications as directed is key, however, experts say

  • Teens' Lung Health Is Linked to Their Diet
    (06-Mar-2009)
    Eating fruit and fish might lessen asthma, bronchitis symptoms, research suggests

  • Experimental Drug May Dampen Severe Asthma
    (04-Mar-2009)
    In small studies, mepolizumab reduced number of exacerbations

  • 2 Hours Glued to TV Doubles Kids' Asthma Risk
    (03-Mar-2009)
    Association found in both genders regardless of weight issues, study finds

  • Health Tip: How Serious is Your Asthma Attack?
    (02-Mar-2009)
    Symptoms that can help evaluate its severity

  • City Kids Find the Breathin' Is Easier Elsewhere
    (02-Mar-2009)
    Mild asthma symptoms fall after just a week away, study finds

  • Babies Born in High Pollen Months at Wheezing Risk
    (26-Feb-2009)
    Findings may clarify why fall and winter infants more likely to develop asthma

  • Global Warming May Bring More Respiratory Woes
    (23-Feb-2009)
    Rising temperatures boost hospital admissions, study finds

  • Prenatal Exposure to Traffic Pollution May Lead to Asthma
    (17-Feb-2009)
    Environment can boost mutations in genes, study says

  • Cleaning House May Be Risky for Women With Asthma
    (14-Feb-2009)
    Chemicals in products need more study for potential respiratory effects, study says

  • Lung Problems Persist for 9/11 Responders
    (05-Feb-2009)
    Nearly a quarter still have breathing problems, study finds

  • St. Louis Ranked America's 'Asthma Capital'
    (29-Jan-2009)
    Air pollution, lax smoking laws make it this year's worst city for asthmatics, experts say

  • Common Asthma Treatments Don't Work for Virus-Induced Wheeze
    (21-Jan-2009)
    Preschoolers wheezing from a cold won't benefit from steroids, study finds

  • Cleaning Products Up Nurses' Asthma Risk
    (20-Jan-2009)
    Disinfectants and other chemicals boost their odds of respiratory trouble, study finds

  • FDA Finds No Link So Far Between Asthma Drugs and Suicide Risk
    (14-Jan-2009)
    Singulair, top-selling drug for teens, plus Accolate and Zyflo show no behavioral changes in trials submitted by manufacturers, agency says; safety review to continue

  • Health Tip: Coping With Pet Allergies
    (12-Jan-2009)
    Reduce symptoms without getting rid of your furry companions

  • Nitric Oxide Monitoring of Little Benefit for Kids' Asthma
    (09-Jan-2009)
    Added cost may also rule out this additional measure, study suggests

  • Antifungal Drug May Help Ease Asthma
    (29-Dec-2008)
    People sensitive to fungi may benefit from itraconazole, study finds

  • Climate Change May Boost Contact With Pollutants
    (26-Dec-2008)
    Exposure to elevated ozone levels associated with increased hospital admissions

  • Almost Half of Kids Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke
    (19-Dec-2008)
    Survey says that despite progress, more is needed to clean up air in homes, cars

  • School Program Helps Cut Asthma Risks
    (17-Dec-2008)
    Urban teens seem to benefit at a time when they're starting to control their own care

  • Two Asthma Meds May Be Too Risky, FDA Panel Says
    (11-Dec-2008)
    Serevent, Foradil should only be used with another medication, in both children and adults, but Advair is spared in advisers' recommendations

  • Secondhand Smoke Boosts Asthmatic Boys' Behavior Woes
    (10-Dec-2008)
    Nicotine could alter youngsters' nervous systems, researchers say

  • Poor Mental Health May Boost Asthma Risk
    (05-Dec-2008)
    But, researchers are still trying to understand the connection

  • C-Section Might Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
    (03-Dec-2008)
    Large study suggests the procedure impairs healthy immune response

  • Breathing Exercises Can Help Ease Asthma
    (03-Dec-2008)
    Approach improves quality of life, lowers stress, study finds

  • Autumn Babies More Prone to Asthma
    (21-Nov-2008)
    Winter viruses may be to blame, study suggests

  • Nearly 1 in 3 Asthma Cases May Be Misdiagnosed
    (17-Nov-2008)
    Too many patients aren't getting a key lung test, experts say

  • Greener Neighborhoods Mean Slimmer Children
    (14-Nov-2008)
    Trees, parks get inner city kids moving, study finds

  • First Family Will Have Tough Time Finding Hypoallergenic Dog
    (14-Nov-2008)
    Experts point out such a breed doesn't exist since allergens are also in canine skin

  • U.S. Gets a 'D' for Preterm Birth Rates
    (12-Nov-2008)
    March of Dimes says 18 states plus Puerto Rico and District of Columbia get failing grades

  • Barriers to Good Asthma Care Detailed
    (10-Nov-2008)
    Allergists say poor access, distrust of docs behind inequalities in treatment

  • Asthma 'Rescue' Inhalers Are Changing
    (10-Nov-2008)
    New types better for environment, but will require some adjustment, experts say

  • Poverty May Aggravate Asthma
    (10-Nov-2008)
    Researchers found poor children had heightened immune-system gene activity

  • Use of Kids' Meds on the Increase
    (03-Nov-2008)
    Obesity and its complications driving the trend, researchers say

  • Gas Stove Emissions Boost Asthma in Inner-City Kids
    (24-Oct-2008)
    Using cooking appliances as heat source a hallmark of urban poverty, study notes

  • Food Allergies Up 18% Among U.S. Children
    (22-Oct-2008)
    Reactions lead to higher risk for asthma, other respiratory problems, CDC report says

  • Health Tip: Breathing Polluted Air
    (21-Oct-2008)
    Suggestions to minimize symptoms

  • Gene Variations, Secondhand Smoke Linked to Early Asthma
    (15-Oct-2008)
    The combination nearly tripled the risk for children under 4, study found

  • Health Tip: Pregnancy and Asthma
    (03-Oct-2008)
    Key is to control symptoms, avoid attacks

  • Asthma Meds Don't Work as Well in Overweight Patients
    (02-Oct-2008)
    Inhaled steroids were 40% less effective than they were in lean patients, study finds

  • Kids Who Wheeze With Rhinovirus at Higher Asthma Risk
    (02-Oct-2008)
    But study can't say whether germs cause condition or just identify those who may get it

  • Acetaminophen Linked to Childhood Asthma
    (19-Sep-2008)
    Drug should only be used to treat high fevers in children, experts say

  • Mom's Diet Can Alter Genes to Raise Babies' Asthma Risk
    (18-Sep-2008)
    Supplement use may be behind doubling of respiratory disease in last 25 years, study suggests

  • Daycare Infants Less Likely to Develop Asthma
    (17-Sep-2008)
    Finding backs 'hygiene hypothesis' that early exposure to germs confers protective effect

  • FDA Mulls Changes to Allergy Labeling on Foods
    (16-Sep-2008)
    Current labels can be confusing, experts say

  • 9/11's Psychological Scars Slowly Healing
    (11-Sep-2008)
    7 years later, a 'natural recovery' is taking place, experts say

  • 9/11's Health Effects Lingered for Years
    (10-Sep-2008)
    Injured, workers and passersby developed psychological, respiratory woes, latest NYC report finds

  • More Sweat Equals Lower Risk of Exercise-Induced Asthma
    (08-Sep-2008)
    Same mechanism that controls one affects the other, study finds

  • Obesity Worsens Asthma
    (05-Sep-2008)
    Sufferers more likely to be hospitalized, have lower quality of life, study finds

  • No Place Safe From Allergies
    (05-Sep-2008)
    Most can be controlled, but you need to know what triggers them, experts say

  • Health Tip: Controlling Asthma
    (04-Sep-2008)
    Suggestions to prevent attacks

  • Lung Association Urges Back-to-School Asthma Checklist
    (23-Aug-2008)
    Since almost 11% of school-age kids have the disease, parents should take precautions

  • Asthma's Course Differs by Gender
    (15-Aug-2008)
    By puberty, condition may be passing phase in boys, but more permanent in girls, study says

  • Health Hazards in Household Cleaners Exposed
    (25-Jul-2008)
    Use of certain cleaning products reduces lung function, increases asthma risk, studies find

  • People With GERD More Likely to Develop Asthma
    (25-Jul-2008)
    Study finds fluid back-up in esophagus can cause immune system changes

  • Stomach Germ May Protect Against Asthma
    (15-Jul-2008)
    Disappearance of H. pylori could leave kids more susceptible to the disease, study says

  • Just Say No to Nuts During Pregnancy
    (15-Jul-2008)
    Daily consumption while expecting ups odds of asthmatic offspring, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Rid Your Home of Dust Mites
    (01-Jul-2008)
    And help prevent asthma and allergy symptoms

  • Scientists ID New Genes Tied to Crohn's Disease
    (30-Jun-2008)
    Number tripled, and they find a link to other conditions such as asthma, diabetes

  • Most Asthmatics Aren't Getting Flu Shot
    (20-Jun-2008)
    Nearly two-thirds of this high-risk population went without the vaccine, U.S. study shows

  • Autoimmune Disease Treatment May Not Dampen Immune System
    (19-Jun-2008)
    Targeting a key protein might reap rewards for people with asthma, MS, scientists say

  • Ozone-Depleting Inhalers Being Phased Out
    (30-May-2008)
    Deadline is Dec. 31, but FDA urges asthma patients to switch to eco-friendly versions now

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Exercise-Induced Asthma
    (29-May-2008)
    Some do's and don'ts

  • Health Tip: Common Triggers for Allergy and Asthma
    (23-May-2008)
    Identifying them is key

  • Asthma Associated With Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts
    (23-May-2008)
    Anxiety over disability, discomfort may be driving factor, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Listen to Your Child's Breathing
    (22-May-2008)
    Check for warning signs of asthma

  • CARDIA Studies Open Window on Heart, Lung Diseases
    (22-May-2008)
    Researchers analyze different proteins in progression of risk factors as subjects aged

  • Childhood Asthma, Allergies Traced to Womb
    (21-May-2008)
    New research suggests birth order, method of delivery all play a part

  • Mom's Stress in Pregnancy May Up Baby's Asthma and Allergy Risk
    (18-May-2008)
    Higher levels of allergy marker found in cord blood of stressed mothers' babies

  • Free Asthma Screenings Offered in May
    (01-May-2008)
    National program aims to educate patients on best ways to get condition under control

  • Obesity May Worsen Impact of Asthma
    (01-May-2008)
    Heaviest lose ability to inhale as deeply or exhale as fully as normal weight individuals

  • Tree-Lined Streets Associated With Lower Childhood Asthma Rates
    (30-Apr-2008)
    Plants may help improve air quality and encourage youngsters to play more outdoors

  • U.S. Air Pollution Standards Don't Protect Asthmatic Kids
    (25-Apr-2008)
    Children suffer even when pollutants fall below acceptable levels, study finds

  • Researchers Find Gene Mutation That Increases Asthma Risk
    (09-Apr-2008)
    Study finds variant and protein it expresses may cause some cases of the disease

  • FDA Probing Possible Link Between Asthma Drug and Suicide Risk
    (27-Mar-2008)
    Singulair, top-selling drug for teens, under review by U.S. agency and manufacturer Merck

  • Health Tip: Can't Keep Asthma Under Control?
    (25-Mar-2008)
    Some possible reasons why

  • Aspirin Reduces Asthma Risk Among Older Women
    (13-Mar-2008)
    Study found 10 percent fewer new cases over a decade

  • Oral Allergy Immunotherapy Helps Control Asthma
    (04-Mar-2008)
    Drops or tablets avoid the pain and side effects of shots, review finds

  • Laser Screen Detects Diseases in Breath
    (25-Feb-2008)
    Chemical molecules in exhalations hint at wide range of conditions

  • Asmanex Approved for Asthmatic Children
    (05-Feb-2008)
    Inhaler may now be used by kids as young as 4 years

  • Pregnant Women With Asthma Should Stay on Low Dose of Meds
    (01-Feb-2008)
    Group sets guidelines on monitoring for fetal growth restriction, preterm birth

  • Severe Asthma Unlike Mild Asthma
    (31-Jan-2008)
    Researchers suggest it's different form of the disease

  • Allergy Shots Are Effective Treatment for Symptoms
    (26-Jan-2008)
    Immunotherapy works for allergic asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis or insect bites

  • Mediterranean Diet for Mom Fends Off Asthma, Allergies in Kids
    (18-Jan-2008)
    But eating red meat more than 3 times weekly may increase risk, study suggests

  • Maternal Distress Raises Risk of Childhood Asthma
    (15-Jan-2008)
    Study finds moms with persistent depression, anxiety more likely to have children with airway disease

  • Breast-Feeding Seems to Protect Against Some Allergies
    (07-Jan-2008)
    It helps high-risk infants prone to eczema, asthma and food allergies, report suggests

  • Pesticides May Cause Asthma Among Farm Women
    (28-Dec-2007)
    But researchers admit study doesn't prove cause and effect

  • Parents' Smoking Boosts Child's Allergy Risk
    (20-Dec-2007)
    Secondhand fumes doubled the odds, study found

  • Traffic Pollution Hurts Asthmatic Kids' Lungs
    (14-Dec-2007)
    Children living near crowded roadways face more than 50% risk of breathing trouble, study finds

  • 'Tis the Season For Allergy, Asthma
    (01-Dec-2007)
    Everything from Christmas trees to fake snow can trigger symptoms, experts warn

  • Health Tip: Some Medications May Aggravate Asthma
    (07-Nov-2007)
    Including some pain relievers

  • Health Tip: When Air Quality is Bad
    (05-Nov-2007)
    Asthma attacks are more likely

  • Most Asthmatics Don't Have Illness Under Control
    (25-Oct-2007)
    More than half suffer symptoms at least once a week, survey shows

  • Inhaler Eased Lung Problems in 9/11 Workers
    (24-Oct-2007)
    Firefighters who used drug early gained some symptom relief, study found

  • Uncontrolled Asthma Leads to Missed School, Work
    (23-Oct-2007)
    Lack of consistent medicine use likely important cause, experts say

  • Drug Company-Funded Asthma Drug Studies More Positive
    (23-Oct-2007)
    Expert review finds fewer adverse effects reported

  • New Drug Eases Asthma Symptoms
    (19-Oct-2007)
    Blocks inflammatory activity of two immune system molecules, researchers report

  • Home Spray Cleaners Could Raise Asthma Risk
    (12-Oct-2007)
    Spritzing just once a week boosted odds by 50%, study found

  • Chronic Illness Often a Taboo Subject: Survey
    (11-Oct-2007)
    Just a third of U.S. adults feel comfortable discussing it

  • Early Bacterial Infection May Boost Asthma Risk
    (10-Oct-2007)
    Babies exposed to certain germs more likely to develop breathing problems, study finds

  • Largest Study of U.S. Children Readies for Launch
    (04-Oct-2007)
    22 new centers now added, first participants set to join next year, officials say

  • Do Blacks Have Genetic Weakness to Asthma?
    (30-Sep-2007)
    Study suggestion questioned by experts

  • Trouble at Home Boosts Kids' Asthma
    (28-Sep-2007)
    As environments got worse, symptoms worsened, too, study found

  • Allergy-Induced Asthma More Common in Affluent Countries
    (17-Sep-2007)
    Local environments affect asthma type, study concludes

  • Oil Spill Cleanup May Hurt Workers' Lungs
    (14-Sep-2007)
    First-ever study finds long-term respiratory woes

  • 1 in 3 Varsity Athletes Has Exercise-Induced Asthma
    (07-Sep-2007)
    Condition arises even in those with no asthma history, study finds

  • Depression May Be World's Most Disabling Disease
    (07-Sep-2007)
    Global study finds it takes bigger toll than other chronic conditions

  • Parents' Worries Hamper Kids' Asthma Treatment
    (04-Sep-2007)
    Moms and dads withhold drugs because of side effect concerns, study finds

  • Pollen, Fruits, Veggies Help Trigger Oral Allergy Syndrome
    (30-Aug-2007)
    Cooking foods can reduce or prevent allergic reactions, group suggests

  • New Asthma Guidelines Stress Disease Control
    (29-Aug-2007)
    They also place greater focus on children with the respiratory condition

  • Health Tip: Weather Can Affect Asthma
    (28-Aug-2007)
    Here are conditions that can contribute to attacks

  • Ragweed Season Doesn't Mean Suffering
    (26-Aug-2007)
    There are ways to minimize the risk, experts say

  • Traffic Fumes Plus Genes Boosts Kids' Asthma Risk
    (22-Aug-2007)
    Study finds some children are more vulnerable

  • Direct-to-Consumer Drug Ads Booming Despite Criticisms
    (15-Aug-2007)
    Experts suggest a shutdown on such pitches to the public

  • Health Tip: Use Your Inhaler Correctly
    (31-Jul-2007)
    Follow the product's instructions

  • Fruit, Fish Help Teens Fight Asthma
    (09-Jul-2007)
    The foods contain inflammation-fighting antioxidants, experts say

  • Breathing Technique Cuts Asthma Symptoms
    (06-Jul-2007)
    Papworth method emphasizes nose breathing, adjusting breaths to activity

  • Cats Can Hamper Breathing Even in Non-Allergic
    (02-Jul-2007)
    People with allergies to mold, dust mites -- but not cats -- showed airway trouble when felines around

  • Rise in Child Chronic Illness Could Swamp Health Care
    (26-Jun-2007)
    Diabetes, asthma will follow American kids as they age, experts warn

  • Asthma Uncontrolled in 55% of Cases: Survey
    (11-Jun-2007)
    More education is needed to keep attacks at bay, researchers say

  • Antibiotic Use in Infants May Up Asthma Risk
    (11-Jun-2007)
    The drugs might kill off bad and good bacteria, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Asthmatics Can Still Play Sports
    (08-Jun-2007)
    If they follow doctor's orders

  • Asthma Risk Higher For Infants Who Swim Indoors
    (04-Jun-2007)
    Poor ventilation, overchlorination can damage developing lungs, study says

  • Traveling With Allergies? Pack a Plan, Too
    (28-May-2007)
    Respiratory group offers tips to limit unwelcome companions such as pollen, pollution

  • Inhaled Corticosteroids Won't Prevent Kids' Asthma
    (24-May-2007)
    But the medication can help control airway disease, research finds

  • Combo Asthma Treatment Brings Symptom Relief
    (23-May-2007)
    Company-funded trials show Symbicort beats either budesonide or formoterol alone

  • Asthma Takes Tougher Toll on the Obese
    (23-May-2007)
    They're 52% more likely to have serious, ongoing symptoms, study finds

  • 'Enose' Device Sniffs Out Asthma
    (22-May-2007)
    It analyzes breath to discern who has the illness

  • Health Tip: Protect Against Dust Mites
    (21-May-2007)
    They can worsen asthma and allergy symptoms

  • Eating Apples, Fish During Pregnancy Protects Kids From Allergies, Asthma
    (21-May-2007)
    Researchers say first helps against asthma, while second works against eczema

  • Hot Water Wash Rids Laundry of Allergens: Study
    (20-May-2007)
    Other research suggests that dustier homes help kids avoid allergy

  • Mild Asthmatics May Do Well With Less Medicine
    (16-May-2007)
    Studies confirm step-down recommendations for those with controlled asthma

  • Web-Based Asthma Program Helps Kids Manage Symptoms
    (03-May-2007)
    Multimedia site teaches urban teens to control exacerbating behaviors

  • Singulair Approved for Exercise-Induced Asthma
    (25-Apr-2007)
    In people aged 15 and older

  • Ulcer-Causing Bacteria May Prevent Asthma
    (23-Apr-2007)
    H. pylori might also protect against allergies, study says

  • Cutting Inflammation Could Cut Cancer Risk
    (17-Apr-2007)
    Studies suggest anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin might help

  • Free Asthma Screenings to be Offered Across the U.S.
    (13-Apr-2007)
    May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and tests will be run at 300 locations

  • Health Tip: Pregnancy and Asthma
    (11-Apr-2007)
    Symptoms may worsen in many women

  • Asthma Patients and Their Doctors Don't Always Communicate Well
    (06-Apr-2007)
    Survey finds disconnect between what each believes defines adequate control of symptoms

  • Added Pounds Mean Added Risk for Asthma
    (05-Apr-2007)
    Overweight, obese individuals had 50% higher odds for the disease, study found

  • Mediterranean Diet Protects Kids From Allergies: Study
    (05-Apr-2007)
    Fruits, vegetables, nuts helped protect against asthma, skin sensitivity

  • Immune System 'Killer' T-Cells May Not Be Key to Asthma
    (04-Apr-2007)
    New study contradicts previous research, experts say

  • New Heat Technology Helps Asthma Patients
    (28-Mar-2007)
    It thins out airway muscle for better breathing, study finds

  • Health Tip: Help Reduce Smog
    (02-Mar-2007)
    Suggestions for cleaner air

  • U.S. Efforts to Boost Medical Care for Poor Effective
    (28-Feb-2007)
    Health Disparities Collaboratives is having limited success, study finds

  • FDA Mandates Stronger Warning on Asthma Drug Xolair
    (21-Feb-2007)
    Move points to small risk for life-threatening allergic reaction

  • Asthma Drug Keeps Kids From Missing School
    (15-Feb-2007)
    Montelukast also cut down on doctor visits, company study found

  • Can Aspirin Prevent Asthma?
    (15-Jan-2007)
    Daily pill reduced risk of adult-onset disease by 22 percent, study found

  • Florida 'Red Tides' Can Irritate Asthmatics
    (10-Jan-2007)
    Study finds just one hour on the beach during algae bloom decreases lung function

  • Asthma Death Rate Among Kids Down
    (12-Dec-2006)
    But report also finds doctor's visits have more than doubled

  • Health Tip: Do You Have Exercise-Induced Asthma?
    (06-Dec-2006)
    Here are some common symptoms

  • Group Launches 'Asthma Friendly' Toy Certification
    (26-Nov-2006)
    Santa -- and parents -- may want to check this list for the holiday shopping season

  • U.S. Lung Disease Care Not Measuring Up
    (20-Nov-2006)
    Most COPD, asthma cases are poorly managed, study finds

  • Smoking Quadruples Kids' Asthma Risk
    (16-Nov-2006)
    Even short-term smoking boosts the odds, researchers add

  • Asthma Overdiagnosed in Those Overweight
    (25-Oct-2006)
    Apparent lung disease may mask other problems, study finds

  • Improper Home Nebulizer Use Boosts Asthma Risk
    (24-Oct-2006)
    Over-reliance on these devices could raise odds of fatal attack, experts warn

  • Lung Function at Birth May Predict Asthma Risk
    (18-Oct-2006)
    Study finding might one day lead to improved screening methods

  • Vaccine May Ease Ragweed Allergies
    (04-Oct-2006)
    Early study looks promising, showing at least two years of protection

  • Infliximab Helps Curb Worsening Asthma
    (02-Oct-2006)
    U.K. trial found the drug reduced disease symptoms in mild cases

  • Asthma Breath Test Useful for Chronic Cough
    (06-Sep-2006)
    It helps predict whether certain drugs can ease the condition, researchers say

  • Low Vitamin E in Pregnancy May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
    (01-Sep-2006)
    Preliminary findings also showed a link to poorer lung function

  • Dogs Plus Smog Bad for Asthmatic Kids
    (30-Aug-2006)
    But cats didn't boost pollutant-linked symptoms, study found

  • Severe Asthma Expensive for Patients, Employers
    (29-Aug-2006)
    It nearly triples annual medical costs, study finds

  • Health Tip: Keep Children From Secondhand Smoke
    (28-Aug-2006)
    It can damage their lungs

  • Children's Allergies Increasing Worldwide
    (25-Aug-2006)
    Trend needs study to find causes and treatments, doctors say

  • Doctors Renew Warning on Asthma Drugs
    (23-Aug-2006)
    Salmeterol, when combined with corticosteroid, can pose problems for some people

  • Study Backs Combined Asthma Therapy
    (11-Aug-2006)
    Inhaled corticosteroid plus oral antileukotriene works for certain patients

  • Asthma Care Differs for Puerto Rican, Black Kids
    (09-Aug-2006)
    Black children more likely to be hospitalized, U.S. study finds

  • 'Prebiotic' Reduces Risk of Eczema in Infants
    (27-Jul-2006)
    High-risk babies who drank formula containing supplement fared better

  • Asthmatics' Lungs Get Quick Boost From Quitting Smoking
    (14-Jul-2006)
    Breathing capacity improves 15 percent in just two months, study finds

  • Protein Linked to Asthma
    (14-Jul-2006)
    Researchers say it regulates inflammation in airways

  • Asthma Drugs May Boost Cataract Risk for Elderly
    (12-Jun-2006)
    Researchers urge caution in prescribing inhaled corticosteroids

  • Asthma Inhaler Type Could Boost Death Risk
    (08-Jun-2006)
    Study fuels debate over beta agonists such as Serevent and Advair

  • Your Workplace Can Leave You Feeling Ill
    (26-May-2006)
    Toxins, irritants lurk in the home too, experts say

  • Childhood Sensitivity to Cold Air May Predict Asthma
    (23-May-2006)
    It doubles the risk of getting the disease in adulthood, researchers say

  • Poor Doctor-Patient Communication Hinders Asthma Care
    (22-May-2006)
    Survey cites gaps in knowledge about disease and potential drug side effects

  • May's the Month for Free Asthma Screening in U.S.
    (18-May-2006)
    Experts nationwide will check for respiratory trouble

  • Baby's Rash May Predict Skin Ailment
    (17-May-2006)
    Outbreaks on arms and joints could point to atopic dermatitis later on, study finds

  • Heat-Based Technique Could Ease Asthma
    (12-May-2006)
    Bronchial thermoplasty looks good in early trial

  • Health Tip: Prevent an Asthma Attack
    (12-May-2006)
    Avoid things to which you're allergic

  • Inhaled Corticosteroids Get Mixed Reviews in Kids' Asthma Studies
    (10-May-2006)
    Both studies find they don't change course of the disease in young children.

  • Corticosteroid Drugs May Boost Cardiac Arrhythmia Risk
    (08-May-2006)
    These meds are commonly used by asthmatics, arthritis sufferers, researchers note

  • Warmer Weather Brings Wheezing, Sneezing
    (16-Apr-2006)
    Springtime is prime time for allergic asthma, experts warn

  • Emotions Plus Brain Hormone May Strengthen Memory
    (12-Apr-2006)
    Rat study might point to human memory-enhancers

  • Antibiotics May Control Asthma Flare-ups
    (12-Apr-2006)
    Use of the drugs has fallen out of favor in recent years, study notes

  • Health Tip: Inhaler or Nebulizer?
    (22-Mar-2006)
    Choices for young asthmatics

  • Health Tip: When Asthmatics Should See a Doctor
    (21-Mar-2006)
    Parents should watch for these warning signs

  • Health Tip: Eczema Uncomfortable But Not Dangerous
    (21-Mar-2006)
    Often associated with allergies and asthma

  • Health Tip: Kids with Asthma Can Play Sports
    (16-Mar-2006)
    If they're careful and have a doctor's OK

  • 'Smoking Room' at Home Won't Shield Asthmatic Kids
    (16-Mar-2006)
    Quit, or smoke outside instead, researchers warn

  • Fat Hormone Leptin Affects Asthma Risk
    (15-Mar-2006)
    Heavier women with high levels of hormone more likely to have condition, study says

  • Immune System Cells May Be Cause of Asthma
    (15-Mar-2006)
    New finding could spur development of better treatments, researchers say

  • Many Treat Asthma Only When Symptoms Appear
    (13-Mar-2006)
    But that's a potentially dangerous practice, researchers warn

  • Antibiotics May Boost Infant Asthma Risk, Study Suggests
    (13-Mar-2006)
    But at least one expert considers the conclusion flawed

  • Weight May Influence Asthma Care
    (07-Mar-2006)
    Study finds the overweight benefit more from specific medication

  • Kids' Asthma Linked to Maternal Nutrition
    (04-Mar-2006)
    Researchers find Vitamin D could make a difference

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Could Fight Problem Asthma
    (16-Feb-2006)
    Etanercept suppresses an inflammatory protein linked to tough-to-treat cases

  • Taking Generic Form of Drug Boosts Regimen Adherence
    (14-Feb-2006)
    Cheaper alternatives help keep patients using medicines as directed, study finds

  • Little Progress Made in Closing Racial 'Asthma Gap'
    (13-Feb-2006)
    Black, Hispanics still suffer from higher disease incidence compared to whites, study says

  • Asthma Boosts Odds for Other Chronic Health Woes
    (13-Feb-2006)
    But it's not clear the respiratory disorder is the cause of these illnesses, experts say

  • Asthma Shouldn't Stop Wintertime Fun
    (11-Feb-2006)
    Expert offers tips on keeping cold weather wheezing at bay

  • Hispanics Can Head Online for Environmental Asthma Info
    (10-Feb-2006)
    EPA's Spanish-language Web page is just one of many centered on health

  • Carrying Male Fetus Easier on Asthmatic Moms
    (09-Feb-2006)
    Fetal testosterone could help ease breathing, researchers speculate

  • Health Tip: For Asthmatics, No Dust is a Must
    (08-Feb-2006)
    Suggestions to rid your home of dust

  • Even Olympians Get Exercise-Induced Asthma
    (08-Feb-2006)
    It's a common condition that shouldn't stop anyone from being active, experts say

  • Ill-Fitting Masks Hamper Child Asthma Care
    (07-Feb-2006)
    In some cases, almost no inhaled medication gets through, study finds

  • Gas Stoves a Wheezing Hazard for Asthmatic Kids
    (01-Feb-2006)
    The problem seems largely limited to children in multi-family dwellings, researchers say

  • FDA Panel Calls for Ban on Some Asthma Inhalers
    (24-Jan-2006)
    Certain over-the-counter products contain chemical that can damage ozone layer

  • Health Tip: Using a Nebulizer
    (23-Jan-2006)
    Easier breathing is the goal

  • Health Tip: 'Outgrowing' Asthma
    (20-Jan-2006)
    It can go away on its own, but there's no guarantee

  • Study Compares Kids' Asthma Drugs
    (19-Jan-2006)
    Inhaled corticosteroids provide more symptom control than a second class of drugs

  • Health Tip: Some Risk to Indoor Pools
    (17-Jan-2006)
    Too much disinfectant can harm lungs

  • Study Compares Asthma Rates Among Hispanics
    (16-Jan-2006)
    Puerto Ricans' death rate from the disease nearly four times that of Mexican-Americans

  • Common Asthma Medication Poses Risk to Black Patients
    (11-Jan-2006)
    Study found likelihood of asthma-related deaths slightly higher with salmeterol

  • Minorities Were Slow to Receive Asthma Inhalers
    (30-Dec-2005)
    Study shows how use of new technology may contribute to health-care disparities

  • Health Tip: Warning Signs of an Asthma Attack
    (29-Dec-2005)
    Parents should be alert to wheezing and shortness of breath

  • Minority Children Last to Get New Asthma Technologies
    (23-Dec-2005)
    Study of steroid inhalers finds black and Hispanic kids waited longest

  • Is There a 'Secondhand Smoke' Gene?
    (16-Dec-2005)
    Smoke-linked illness more common in kids with a specific mutation, study found

  • Vitamin D3 Boosts Asthma Drug Effectiveness
    (09-Dec-2005)
    Preliminary finding suggests it helps patients benefit fom steroids

  • Study: High Allergen Levels in U.S. Homes
    (07-Dec-2005)
    Microscopic particles are found in dust, bedding, floors

  • Cat Allergens May Also Have 9 Lives
    (29-Nov-2005)
    They can trouble asthmatics long after the animal is gone, study finds

  • Simple Test Gauges Childhood Asthma Control
    (27-Nov-2005)
    The seven-question quiz helps parents and doctors improve treatment

  • Asthma Symptoms May Be Set By Age 6
    (23-Nov-2005)
    Study finds wheezing patterns don't change much over next 10 years

  • Checklist Helps Asthmatics Choose Health Care
    (19-Nov-2005)
    Guide helps those with allergies, asthma find a plan to fit their needs

  • Allergists Provide Better Asthma Care
    (18-Nov-2005)
    Patient survey finds they beat primary-care doctors in controlling symptoms

  • Could a House Plant Clean the Air?
    (10-Nov-2005)
    As English ivy climbs, airborne contaminants fall, study finds

  • Hair Bleach May Trigger Asthma
    (09-Nov-2005)
    Stylists' long-term exposure may also lead to rhinitis, study finds

  • Anti-Allergy Pill Still Not as Effective as Injections
    (07-Nov-2005)
    Review of studies finds oral meds more patient-friendly, however

  • Survey Finds Asthma Communication Gap
    (07-Nov-2005)
    Doctors and patients need to talk more about treatment, poll finds

  • Barriers Exist to Optimal Asthma Treatment
    (07-Nov-2005)
    They include preferred drug lists and preauthorization policies, studies find

  • Women More Prone to Asthma Than Men
    (04-Nov-2005)
    Hormone fluctuations may explain the higher rates, study finds

  • Health Dangers Ease in The Big Easy
    (04-Nov-2005)
    Mold remains the leading threat to those returning to New Orleans, experts say

  • Asthma Needs to Be Individualized
    (24-Oct-2005)
    New parameters outline the personal touch

  • Most Asthmatics Can Boost Symptom Control
    (21-Oct-2005)
    Too many patients suffer needlessly, experts say

  • Many Kids' Asthma Hospitalizations Preventable
    (05-Oct-2005)
    Controlling triggers, taking meds and doctor visits help, study contends

  • As Waters Recede, New Health Woes Rise
    (30-Sep-2005)
    Survivors of Katrina's and Rita's fury must now battle mold, tainted water

  • Scientists Spot Treatment Target for Severe Asthma
    (22-Sep-2005)
    Curbing immune system compound could ease symptoms, study finds

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Other Illnesses
    (18-Sep-2005)
    Patients had higher rates of MS, asthma, arthritis and psoriasis, studies found

  • Dad's the Link for Childhood Asthma
    (01-Sep-2005)
    Researchers find genetic trail leads to fathers

  • Asthma, Allergies an On-Campus Threat
    (26-Aug-2005)
    But college-bound students can arm themselves, experts say

  • Gene Discovery Gives Clues to Immune Dysfunction
    (24-Aug-2005)
    Material called RNA plays key role in the body's defenses, researchers say

  • New Method Identifies Asthma Attack Type
    (18-Aug-2005)
    Gene test is specific for virus-linked flare-ups, study finds

  • Occupational Asthma on the Rise
    (08-Aug-2005)
    Now one of the most common forms of occupational lung disease, study says

  • Asthma Drug Helps Kids with Sleep Apnea
    (05-Aug-2005)
    Anti-inflammatory pill an alternative to tonsil removal, researchers say

  • Get Ready for Ragweed Season
    (05-Aug-2005)
    Tips on how to survive the onslaught

  • Scientists Spot Pollen Perpetrator
    (01-Aug-2005)
    An enzyme interacts with airway cells to help trigger asthma, allergy attacks

  • Young Athletes Warned of Asthma's Dangers
    (31-Jul-2005)
    Study linked 61 deaths to sudden attacks during play

  • Traffic Congestion Bad for Babies' Lungs
    (29-Jul-2005)
    Wheezing more common in infants from exhaust-infested neighborhoods

  • Blacks Face Much Higher Asthma Burden
    (22-Jul-2005)
    Study finds they are 12 times more likely to be hospitalized than whites

  • Asthma, Allergy Genes May Ward Off Brain Tumors
    (15-Jul-2005)
    One mutation cut glioblastoma risk by 40 percent, study found

  • FDA Panel: Asthma Drugs Should Stay on Market
    (13-Jul-2005)
    But advisers recommend new safety warning on labeling for one drug, Foradil

  • This Vacation, Send Allergies Packing
    (10-Jul-2005)
    Planning ahead can help keep symptoms at bay this summer

  • U.S.-Born Mexican-American Kids at Higher Asthma Risk
    (08-Jul-2005)
    Those born in Mexico displayed fewer symptoms, and experts wonder why

  • Summer No Break From Kids' Asthma Care
    (02-JUL-2005)
    Expert suggests ways to combine the fun and the caution

  • Fetal, Childhood Secondhand Smoke Can Spur Asthma
    (01-JUL-2005)
    It may cause nearly one-quarter of adult cases, study finds

  • Health Tip: Asthma at School
    (27-JUN-2005)
    Have a written action plan for your child

  • High-Salt Diet Raises Asthma Risk
    (17-JUN-2005)
    Exercise-induced attacks were more common, study found

  • Day-Care Centers a Potent Source of Allergens
    (08-JUN-2005)
    Pet, cockroach, dust mite triggers abound, researchers say

  • Making Safety Part of Summer Camp Fun
    (06-JUN-2005)
    Experts issue new guidelines to parents, staff

  • Efforts in Infancy May Prevent Childhood Asthma
    (03-JUN-2005)
    Measures cut disease risk by 56 percent, study found

  • Asthma, Panic Attacks May Be Linked
    (01-JUN-2005)
    The finding might lead to better control of both disorders

  • Chronic Coughing Takes Emotional Toll
    (27-MAY-2005)
    Cough that lasts for years tied to depression, experts say

  • Adenoid, Tonsil Removal Improves Childhood Asthma
    (26-MAY-2005)
    Study finds dramatic reductions in need for medication after surgery

  • Asthma Tied to Irregular Periods
    (26-MAY-2005)
    Hormones, not medications, may be to blame, study suggests

  • Nitric Oxide Test Helps Monitor Asthma
    (24-MAY-2005)
    It allows for lower doses of medication, study finds

  • Laughter-Induced Asthma No Joke
    (24-MAY-2005)
    56% of asthmatics say the giggles get symptoms going

  • Give Allergies a Spring Cleaning
    (22-MAY-2005)
    Experts offer tips on ridding homes of harmful allergens

  • Health Tip: Working on Occupational Asthma
    (19-MAY-2005)
    On-the-job suggestions

  • Asthma Doubles Risk Of Pneumococcal Disease
    (18-MAY-2005)
    And the worse the asthma, the greater the threat, study finds

  • Taking Action Against Childhood Asthma
    (13-MAY-2005)
    Parents can arm kids to fight the condition and win

  • Obesity-Linked Lung Stress May Trigger Asthma
    (12-MAY-2005)
    Harvard team spots links between overweight, respiratory trouble

  • Daily Acetaminophen Use May Harm Lungs
    (03-MAY-2005)
    Study finds increased risk for asthma, COPD

  • Some Asthma Sufferers May Not Need Daily Steroids
    (13-APR-2005)
    Those with mild cases might be able to use the drugs as needed, study finds

  • Asthma Might be Linked to Grandma's Smoking
    (11-APR-2005)
    Grandkids may face double the disease risk, study suggests

  • Once-Daily Asthma Inhaler Approved
    (01-APR-2005)
    For people age 12 and older

  • Football Star Keeps Asthma on the Run
    (23-MAR-2005)
    Jerome Bettis joins public education campaign

  • Test Suggests Kids More Prone to Allergies Than Their Parents
    (21-MAR-2005)
    Finding lends credence to belief that allergies, asthma are on the rise

  • Study Confirms Effectiveness of Drug for Persistent Asthma
    (20-MAR-2005)
    Analysis of 7 prior studies finds Xolair works with other drugs to reduce number of emergency medical visits

  • Scientists Take to the 'Airways' to Find New Asthma Treatments
    (20-MAR-2005)
    Studies offer future possibilities of treatments other than steroids

  • Corticosteroid Treatment Effective for Children's Asthma
    (19-MAR-2005)
    New studies confirm previous ones -- manufactured adrenal cortex steroids work well against asthma attacks

  • Household Mold Doubles Child's Asthma Risk
    (18-MAR-2005)
    More evidence moldy homes harm developing immune systems

  • Obesity Ups Child's Asthma Risk
    (15-MAR-2005)
    Breathing problems during sleep may link the two conditions, experts say

  • Inner-City Asthma Risk Varies by Location
    (09-MAR-2005)
    Type of home also influences child's risk, study found

  • Childhood Asthma Can Flare Up in Young Adults
    (09-MAR-2005)
    But relapses are usually mild and treatable, study finds

  • Witnessing Violence Can Harm Child's Body, Mind
    (09-MAR-2005)
    Traumatized kids have higher rates of asthma, gastro and other problems, study finds

  • C-section Preemies at Higher Childhood Asthma Risk
    (03-MAR-2005)
    Genes, biology make these children more prone to severe airway trouble

  • Health Tip: Asthma Plan for Kids
    (28-FEB-2005)
    They can be protected at school, too

  • Gene Insight May Improve Child Asthma Care
    (24-FEB-2005)
    Kids with worst cases display specific gene profile, researchers say

  • Asthma Pill Cuts Intermittent Flare-ups in Kids
    (16-FEB-2005)
    Singulair reduced exacerbations caused by infections, need for corticosteroids

  • Mouse Allergen Ups Asthma Risk in Inner-City Homes
    (10-FEB-2005)
    High levels of allergen in 84 percent of kids' bedrooms, study finds

  • Races Respond Differently to Asthma Drugs
    (07-FEB-2005)
    Blacks may require slightly higher doses than whites, study suggests

  • Tailor Asthma Treatment for Kids
    (02-FEB-2005)
    Study outlines how to tell which medicines to give which child

  • Combo Therapy Gives Asthma Relief
    (20-JAN-2005)
    Offers patients break from bad episodes, researchers say

  • Vitamin Intake During Pregnancy May Affect Respiratory Health of Kids
    (18-JAN-2005)
    But researchers say it's too early to say how changing maternal diet might help

  • New Asthma Guidelines Issued for Pregnancies
    (11-JAN-2005)
    Expert panel's recommendations emphasize asthma control

  • Most Aerosal Asthma Therapies Created Equal
    (10-JAN-2005)
    But patients must know how to use them, new guidelines state

  • Protein May Protect Against Lung Disease Damage
    (04-JAN-2005)
    Same molecule thought to cause problems may guard against chronic conditions

  • Wintertime No Holiday for Allergy-Prone Kids
    (25-DEC-2004)
    More time indoors spells trouble; simple steps can help

  • New Risk for Asthma, Allergy Found
    (23-DEC-2004)
    Changes in gut bacteria and fungi may increase chances of problems

  • Asthma Shouldn't Spoil Winter Fun
    (19-DEC-2004)
    Experts offer tips on safe cold weather exercise

  • Spray Approved for Nasal Polyps
    (16-DEC-2004)
    Treats benign growths that obstruct breathing

  • Steroids Critical to Asthma Management
    (10-DEC-2004)
    Those who miss doses likelier to be hospitalized, study finds

  • Indoor Pool Air May Pose Hazard to Kids
    (08-DEC-2004)
    Their lungs could be harmed by chlorine byproducts, study says

  • Farm Kids Fare Better on Asthma Front
    (03-DEC-2004)
    They wheeze less than peers in cities, other rural areas

  • Breathing Easier Through the Holidays
    (27-NOV-2004)
    Asthma, allergy control key to enjoying yuletide cheer

  • Stress Raises Asthma Risk in Children
    (24-NOV-2004)
    Attacks come two days, then six weeks after stressful event

  • Teens With Asthma Feel Isolated
    (15-NOV-2004)
    They feel self-conscious, left out of activities

  • Respiratory Problems Plague Kids With Asthma
    (12-NOV-2004)
    Winter a particularly tough time for these patients

  • Melatonin Helps Asthmatics Sleep More Soundly
    (02-NOV-2004)
    Counteracts effects of steroids that are often used for condition

  • Allergy, Asthma Risk Shows Up in Umbilical Cord Blood
    (28-OCT-2004)
    High levels of allergen antibodies linked to increased risk of problems

  • Extreme Heat Can Degrade Mail-Order Drugs
    (27-OCT-2004)
    Researchers advise against leaving them in hot cars, mailboxes

  • Web Not Always Safe Health Source for Some
    (21-OCT-2004)
    Doesn't help people with diabetes and other chronic diseases change behavior

  • Gene Variant Offers Asthma Protection
    (20-OCT-2004)
    Not having it increases odds of having breathing disorder

  • Sinus Infections Crop Up in Autumn
    (14-OCT-2004)
    Fall marks start of more than cold and flu season

  • Having Siblings Cuts Asthma Risk
    (12-OCT-2004)
    Kids with brothers, sisters less likely to have it

  • Air Pollution, Secondhand Smoke Pose Risks for Children
    (12-OCT-2004)
    Babies as young as 1 experience trouble breathing, study finds

  • Many Make Mistakes with Asthma Medication
    (11-OCT-2004)
    Only half shake inhaler before use, study finds

  • Health Tip: If You Have Asthma
    (08-OCT-2004)
    Here's how your body reacts

  • Bed Covers Cut Down on Dust Mites
    (08-OCT-2004)
    Impermeable bedding benefits people with allergic asthma

  • Allergen-Free Homes Won't Stop Kids' Asthma
    (30-SEP-2004)
    Study counters belief that it results from dander, dust exposure

  • More Clues to Cause of Asthma
    (27-SEP-2004)
    Researchers identify new T-cell that reduces airway inflammation in mice

  • Asthma Can Prove Fatal for Young Athletes
    (22-SEP-2004)
    Kids with the disease need to take precautions on and off the playing field

  • Breast Milk Cuts Asthma Risk for Kids
    (21-SEP-2004)
    Offers protection for first four years of life, study says

  • Dumbing Down Allergies
    (20-SEP-2004)
    New book offers practical guidance to allergy, asthma sufferers

  • White Blood Cells Play Role in Asthma
    (16-SEP-2004)
    Identifying action of eosinophils could lead to new treatment for the disease

  • Ground Zero Workers File Billion-Dollar Health Lawsuit
    (13-SEP-2004)
    Suit blames Twin Towers' owners for exposure to allegedly toxic conditions

  • Smog Impedes Kids' Lung Development
    (08-SEP-2004)
    California pollution stems growth at most crucial age

  • Planning Ahead Helps Control Asthma in Children
    (06-SEP-2004)
    Emergencies less likely if parents monitor symptoms steadily, study finds

  • Know How to Tame Asthma
    (30-AUG-2004)
    Many patients unaware of national treatment guidelines

  • Cleaners, Solvents May Raise Kids' Asthma Risk
    (26-AUG-2004)
    Household products add to indoor air pollution, study finds

  • Breathing Easy When School Starts
    (20-AUG-2004)
    Students need to avoid asthma and allergy triggers when they return to classes

  • Parents Miss Some Effective Asthma Steps
    (17-AUG-2004)
    Many who try to get rid of allergens do the wrong things

  • Biofeedback Helps Asthmatics Breathe Easier
    (11-AUG-2004)
    Use of it reduces use of inhaled steroids, study finds

  • Lung Trouble Looms for Young Asthmatics
    (10-AUG-2004)
    Study finds 20% lost some lung function over 5 years

  • Health Tip: Wildfire Smoke
    (29-JUL-2004)
    It can damage your health

  • Steer Clear of Sneezing This Summer
    (17-JUL-2004)
    Experts offer tips for allergy, asthma sufferers

  • Health Tip: Air Pollution
    (15-JUL-2004)
    People with lung problems most susceptible

  • Health Tip: Ozone Pollution
    (14-JUL-2004)
    You can make a difference

  • Asthma Needs Right Treatment
    (12-JUL-2004)
    Many patients don't receive proper drugs

  • Asthmatics Have Higher COPD Risk
    (12-JUL-2004)
    Study finds chances are 12 times higher

  • Pet Allergens Found in All U.S. Homes
    (08-JUL-2004)
    Even those that don't have animals, study finds

  • Early Vitamin Use May Boost Risk of Asthma, Food Allergy
    (06-JUL-2004)
    Study found infants, toddlers given them more likely to have problems by 3