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  • Making Halloween Less Scary for Teens With Allergies, Asthma

  • Michael's Lingering Threat: Mold

  • Add Asthma to List of Possible Causes of Childhood Obesity

  • 5 Tips to Manage Your Child's Asthma

  • Florence's Lingering Threat: Mold

  • Asthma-Obesity Link May Cut Both Ways

  • Drug Slows Brain Shrinkage in Progressive MS

  • Good News, Bad News in U.S. Breastfeeding Report

  • Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD

  • School Prep Includes Planning Allergy, Asthma Management

  • Preschoolers' Parents May Be Unprepared to Treat Asthma

  • Can You Eat Your Way to Better Asthma Control?

  • Walkable Neighborhoods Might Lower Kids' Asthma Risk

  • Health Tip: Breathe Easier in a Volcano Zone

  • Think Twice About Tonsil, Adenoid Removal

  • Kids With Asthma Need a Flu Shot: Study

  • Asthmatic Teens Even More Likely to Vape Than Those Without the Illness

  • Be Smart When It Comes to Spring Allergies and Asthma

  • Health Tip: Identifying Asthma Triggers

  • Fewer Antibiotics for Kids, But More ADHD Drugs

  • Exercises for Chronic Health Conditions

  • If Kids Exposed to Pot, Tobacco Smoke, ER Visits Rise

  • Got Asthma? Avoid Allergens

  • Preschool, Day Care Not Asthma Triggers: Study

  • Spring Sneezin' Season Has Sprung

  • AHA: Asthma as Kid, Stiffer Arteries as an Adult?

  • Babies Given Certain Meds May Have Higher Odds for Allergies Later

  • Smoking While Pregnant Could Harm Child's Breathing

  • Boosting Steroid Dose May Not Reduce Kids' Asthma Flare-Ups

  • Female Hormones May Play Part in Asthma

  • Summer Camp Tips for Kids With Asthma, Allergies

  • Asthma Doesn't Have to Ruin Your Valentine's Day

  • Easing Your Child's Asthma

  • Asthma Attacks on the Decline Among U.S. Kids

  • 'Bug Bomb' Foggers Still Making People Sick

  • For Kids, Chronic Illness May Trigger Mental Health Issues

  • Asthma in America Carries $82 Billion Price Tag

  • Asthma Worse for Overweight Preschoolers: Study

  • Keeping the Holidays Allergy and Asthma-Free

  • Heavy Particles in Smog Up Kids' Asthma Risk

  • Protecting Your Health From Wildfire Smoke

  • First Drug Approved for Rare Condition That Inflames Blood Vessels

  • Moms' Soda Habit in Pregnancy May Boost Kids' Odds for Asthma

  • Can Trees Curb Asthma Flare-Ups in Polluted Cities?

  • Health Tip: Have Fun on Halloween, Despite Asthma
    Keep your child safer

  • Can Man's Best Friend Chase Away Eczema, Asthma?

  • Exercising With Asthma or Allergies
    Smart steps to stay safe

  • Plan an Allergy-Safe Halloween for Your Child
    Common-sense rules will make Fright Night less scary

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

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

  • Asthma Drug Tied to Nightmares, Depression
    But experts stress Singulair also has lifesaving benefits

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

  • Minorities Exposed to Dirtier Air, U.S. Study Finds

  • For City Kids With Asthma, Nearby Green Space Is Key
    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
    Program will also save $350 billion in health care costs by 2020, study says

  • Be Cautious Going Home After Hurricane Harvey
    Electrocution and carbon monoxide poisoning are risks in flooded homes, American Thoracic Society says

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

  • New 'Biologic' Drug May Help Severe Asthma
    But similar meds cost up to $30,000 a year

  • Chronic Illness Can Plunge Young Adults Into Despair
    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
    Asthma medications may lower risk, but much more research is needed

  • Health Tip: Back to School for Kids with Asthma
    Develop an action plan

  • How to Fight Fall Allergies
    Take medication before symptoms flare, reduce mold exposure and avoid pollen, allergy expert says

  • Steroid Pills Usually Ineffective Against Bronchitis, Study Finds
    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
    In poorer countries these respiratory illnesses too often go undiagnosed and untreated, report finds

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

  • Health Tip: Learn Your Risk for Asthma
    Here are common factors

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

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

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

  • Many Chronic Illnesses Linked to Suicide Risk
    Odds 9 times higher for people with traumatic brain injury, study suggests

  • Climate Change May Up Asthma Irritant, Study Says
    Researchers warn about possible increase of Alternaria alternata fungus

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

  • Vitamin D Fails the Asthma Test
    These supplements probably won't protect you from eczema or allergies either, researchers say

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

  • Take Control of Your Asthma
    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
    Weather forecasts may help public and emergency workers be ready to treat wheezing

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

  • Health Tip: When Asthma Doesn't Improve
    What to discuss with your doctor

  • Health Tip: Asthma and Air Pollution
    Issues to discuss with your doctor

  • Welcome Spring and Still Survive Your Allergies
    Specialist offers tips for minimizing seasonal misery

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • FDA Approves New Treatment for Dust Mite Allergies
    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
    High humidity in indoor pools can also help keep airways open and prevent attacks, doctor says

  • How to Control Mold, Avoid Allergies
    Limiting moisture in the home is key, specialists say

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

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

  • Obamacare Boosted Coverage for the Chronically Ill, Study Finds
    4 million with conditions like heart disease, asthma gained health insurance

  • Childhood Asthma May Encourage Obesity, Study Suggests
    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
    Almost half did not get objective breathing test, researchers in Canada found

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

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

  • Are Heartburn Meds During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma in Kids?
    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
    Study finds them living with smokers, mold, rodent and cockroach infestations, and few support systems

  • Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Cut Kids' Asthma Risk
    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
    Symptoms worsened for those who often ate foods like ham and salami

  • Study Sees Link Between Insomnia, Asthma
    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
    Study suggests, but can't prove, that rodent allergens could play a role

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

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

  • CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death
    Good news is that many can be prevented

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

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

  • 6 Keys to a Safe, Allergy-Free Halloween
    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
    Researchers aim to learn whether early exposure to allergens has a protective effect

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

  • Food Allergies Linked to Raised Risk of Asthma, Hay Fever
    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
    Study finds abnormality present in 10 percent of kids seems to undermine immune function

  • New Biologic Drug Tackles Hard-to-Control Asthma
    Benralizumab significantly cuts respiratory attacks, two trials show

  • Combo Drug for Childhood Asthma Appears Safe in Study
    FDA to review findings, researcher says

  • Early Virus Raises Asthma Risk in Certain Kids: Study
    Infants with a particular gene variant appear more vulnerable after infection

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

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

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

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

  • Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails
    Findings boost 'hygiene hypothesis,' study authors suggest

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

  • Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health
    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
    CDC report finds they have higher risk for 'multiple chronic conditions'

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

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

  • Health Tip: Control Asthma
    Doing so can improve quality of life

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

  • Asthma Symptoms Can Bloom in Springtime
    Follow your care plan to prevent attacks, expert says

  • Fewer Inhaled Steroids May Be OK for Asthmatic Children
    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
    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
    Here's what to include

  • Severe Asthma in Childhood Linked to COPD Risk Later
    Treatments for kids didn't seem to offset risk in adulthood, research suggests

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

  • Managing Allergies, Asthma 101
    Doctor offers advice to students who will be heading off to college

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

  • Climate Change May Mean More Smoggy Days to Come: Study
    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
    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
    Link was less pronounced in men, research finds

  • Cinqair Approved for Severe Asthma
    Helps reduce certain white blood cells that contribute to the disease

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

  • Health Tip: Warding Off the Flu When You Have Asthma
    Protect yourself from complications

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

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

  • Traffic Pollution Tied to Preterm Birth Risk for Asthmatic Women
    Exposure could affect aspects of fetal development, study suggests

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

  • Asthma May Raise Risk for Abdominal Aneurysm
    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
    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
    After summer or long break, symptoms spike when kids return to the classroom

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

  • Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom's Vaginal Fluids?
    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
    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
    But taking beta-agonists during pregnancy also might benefit fetus, researchers say

  • Asthma May Be Linked to Shingles Risk
    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
    Environmental triggers may increase the risk for children in low-income areas, experts say

  • Asthma Linked to Chronic Migraines in Some People
    Study suggests odds doubled for those with the airway disease

  • Vitamin D Won't Guard Against Colds in People With Asthma
    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
    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
    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
    Expert offers tips to cope with seasonal triggers

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

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

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

  • 'Green' Public Housing May Help Families Breathe Easier
    Rates of asthma attacks lower in specially designed buildings

  • Health Tip: Live Better With Asthma
    Take prescribed medication, and create an action plan

  • Gut Bacteria Tied to Asthma Risk in Kids
    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
    Risk is heightened even if child's mother didn't smoke, research suggests

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

  • Add Asthma, Allergy Plans to Your Back-to-School List
    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
    Investigators found unhealthy ozone levels, haze plague many natural sanctuaries

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

  • Losing Weight May Ease Asthma in Obese People
    Researchers also saw improvement in quality of life

  • Health Tip: When Air Is Unhealthy
    Stay indoors

  • Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home
    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
    Having respiratory condition for longer time, lower lung function may be factors

  • Aerobic Exercise Can Help Curb Asthma, Study Shows
    Brazilian research found better airway function in those who had more vigorous workouts

  • Soy Supplements Won't Ease Asthma, Study Finds
    Clinical trial refutes prior notion that the nutrient might boost lung function

  • Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer?
    New research finds an association, but doesn't prove cause and effect

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

  • Environmental Concerns Led to Jump in Cost of Asthma Inhalers: Study
    Price of 'rescue' medication nearly doubled, researchers say

  • Women Hospitalized for Asthma More Often Than Men
    Female hormones, differences in health behaviors may play a role, researchers say

  • Curbing School Bus Pollution Might Reduce Absences
    Improved emission controls produced big benefits for students with asthma, study found

  • Gene May Play Part in How Kids Respond to Asthma Meds: Study
    Chemical signal linked to how well corticosteroids worked

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

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

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

  • Childhood Trauma May Raise Odds of Asthma
    Study finds divorce, death and violence appear linked to higher risk of respiratory illness

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

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

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

  • Pneumonia in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma
    Lung problems before age 3 may have enduring impact, study says

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

  • Cat, Dust Mite Allergies Linked to Childhood Asthma
    Study findings reveal possible early risk factors for asthma

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

  • Moldy Homes May Mean More Asthma in Young Kids
    Those with allergies at greatest asthma risk, study finds

  • Preemies More Likely to Have Asthma, Study Finds
    But, they will likely outgrow the airway condition, researchers report

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

  • Researchers Rethink Inner-City Asthma Theory
    Poverty, race, ethnicity are more accurate predictors, study says

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

  • Health Tip: Triggering Asthma Attacks
    These factors may bring on an attack

  • About 1 in 7 Older Adults Has Some Form of Lung Disease: CDC
    COPD, asthma affect many aging Americans

  • Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies
    Some tips to avoid bad reactions to the seasonal good times

  • Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction
    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
    But researchers weren't able to show why the association was found

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

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

  • Asthma Raises Heart Attack Risk, Research Suggests
    Those who had trouble controlling condition particularly vulnerable, researchers report

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

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

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

  • Fetal Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Breathing Ills in Kids
    Expert recommends pregnant women avoid canned foods, plastics containing BPA

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

  • New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks
    Finding provides new target for drug development, experts say

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

  • Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns
    Experts predict surge in breathing problems, infections and food shortages

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

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

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

  • Smoking Before Fatherhood May Raise Asthma Risk in Kids: Study
    But no similar association was found between mother and children

  • Putting Baby to Sleep on Animal Fur May Lower Asthma Risk: Study
    Researchers suggest contact with natural microbes may offer protection

  • Health Tip: Things That Can Trigger Asthma
    Tobacco smoke is among the most common

  • Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk
    Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis

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

  • Older Women With Asthma Face Worse Health Outcomes
    Making breathing issues a priority can help improve their overall condition, researchers say

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

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

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

  • Health Tip: Thwart Mold at Home
    Address any leaks or damp areas

  • Health Tip: Take it Easy on Chemical Cleaners
    Especially if a family member has asthma

  • New Inhaled Drug Shows Promise Against Asthma, Allergies
    Quilizumab quells production of protein that triggers reaction to allergens, researchers report

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

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

  • Yoga May Not Help Ease Asthma, Study Suggests
    But ancient practice not harmful and can improve overall health, experts say

  • Costs a Barrier to Asthma Care for Some Kids
    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
    Preliminary research finds timing of exposure an important element

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

  • Study Probes Link Between Early Antibiotic Use, Asthma
    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
    As weather warms, some areas in U.S. will have many high ozone days

  • Asthma Linked to Bone Loss in Study
    Reason for connection isn't clear, experts say

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

  • Health Tip: Getting Rid of Dust Mites
    Keep your home clean

  • Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution: Study
    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
    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
    Among black kids in study, other factors appeared to play bigger role in asthma rehospitalizations

  • Allergy Season Springs Into Bloom
    Allergist outlines ways to minimize effects of pollen

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

  • September Peak Month for Kids' Asthma Flares: Study
    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
    Preliminary finding saw possible link between certain inhaler drugs and the sleep disorder, but more research needed

  • Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby
    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
    Financial, social hardships were biggest reasons why, researchers report

  • Premature Birth Linked to Asthma, Wheezing in Childhood
    Study suggests respiratory problems don't improve with age in these kids

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

  • Testing for Smoke Exposure May Predict Rehospitalization for Asthma
    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
    Better communication with their doctors might improve outcomes, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Pay Attention to Air Pollution
    Avoid outdoors when air quality is poor

  • Less Variety in Babies' Gut Bacteria May Lead to Asthma Risk
    Swedish study followed 47 infants for 7 years

  • Ultramarathoners: How's Their Health?
    Researchers launch long-term study of these intense runners

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

  • Probiotics Don't Prevent Childhood Asthma, Study Finds
    But they may have other benefits, including prevention of eczema

  • Nebulizers May Not Deliver Full Drug Dose to Kids With Asthma
    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
    Report finds only half of this high-risk group gets immunized

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

  • Cat Allergies Double Among Asthma Sufferers, Study Reveals
    Experts say findings may lead to improvements in diagnosis and treatment

  • Study: Women at Higher Risk for Allergies, Asthma
    Reasons for gender difference are unclear

  • Few Parents Use Kids' Asthma Meds Correctly: Study
    The result: inaccurate dosing and uncontrolled symptoms

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

  • Health Tip: Create an Asthma Action Plan
    Here's what it should include

  • Health Tip: Dealing With a Child's Cough
    Many times, it won't require medical treatment

  • Health Tip: Exercising Despite Allergies and Asthma
    Make sure you take your medication first

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

  • Geography, Income Determine Health Care in U.S., Report Says
    'We are often two Americas,' according to Commonwealth Fund

  • Asthma Care Critical During Pregnancy, Study Finds
    Close monitoring needed, regardless of severity, researchers say

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

  • More Menopausal Women Hospitalized for Asthma, Study Finds
    Biggest discrepancy in rates between men and women seen during 40s and 50s

  • Many Kids With Asthma Live With Secondhand Smoke: CDC
    These children have worse symptoms and more outbreaks, experts warn

  • Obese Kids More Likely to Have Asthma, With Worse Symptoms
    Study analyzed medical records of more than 600,000 children

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

  • One in Five Kids May 'Outgrow' Asthma
    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
    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
    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
    Experts list key topics to discuss for optimum care

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

  • Summer Camp Health Tips for Parents
    How to keep water sports from causing skin infections and other expert advice

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

  • Health Tip: Is Your Asthma Getting Worse?
    Symptoms may become more severe

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

  • Most Americans Say 'No' to Smoking in Their Homes, Cars
    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
    Speak with an allergist first

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

  • Some Blackboard Chalks Might Spur Allergies in Kids: Study
    Protein used in common classroom item may cause reaction in kids with milk allergies

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Exercise-Induced Asthma
    Breathe through your nose to warm the air

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

  • Allergies: As American as Apple Pie?
    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
    Tips for keeping allergens away from their skin, out of air in your home

  • Insurance Loss Hampers Young People With Asthma
    Harvard researchers report on impact of health insurance in youths' disease management

  • Breathing Problem Sometimes Misdiagnosed in Athletes
    Study finds vocal cord disorder can be confused with asthma

  • Got Asthma? Odds Are You Have an Allergy Too
    Study found many U.S. adults suffer from both

  • EPA Proposes Cleaner Fuel, Car Standards
    Regulations will prevent thousands of early deaths, hospitalizations, agency says

  • Genes and Early Wheezing Tied to Childhood Asthma Risk
    Common cold symptom increased odds for asthma in study

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

  • Nip Springtime Allergies in the Bud
    It's easier to prevent allergic symptoms than stop them, expert says

  • Combo Inhaler May Give Better Relief for Some With Asthma
    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
    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
    Natural delivery appears to expose babies to beneficial bacteria, researchers say

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

  • Lower Lung Function in Infancy Linked to Wheeze in Adulthood
    Smoking also played key role in respiratory trouble for young adults, study found

  • When Trees Die Off, Human Health May Also Suffer
    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
    But, small study did not determine effect on children's future health

  • Living Near Equator May Boost Your Risk for Allergy, Asthma
    This could be due to UV ray exposure, study author says

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

  • Health Tip: Does Asthma Affect Your Sleep?
    Take medications as your doctor prescribes

  • Chronic Heartburn Could Spur Asthma in Some Patients
    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
    Report looks at the environment's effect on children's health

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

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

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

  • No Link Between Low Birth Weight, Asthma: Study
    Results expand understanding of the disease, expert says

  • Fast Food Tied to Asthma, Eczema and Hay Fever in Kids
    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
    Swedish study tied infant hospitalizations to high pollen counts late in pregnancy

  • Health Tip: Don't Neglect Warning Signs of Lung Disease
    Chronic cough is a prime symptom

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

  • Health Tip: Control Allergies During the Holidays
    Consider using an artificial tree

  • Asthma Linked to Increased Risk of Dangerous Lung Blockage
    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
    Stress still affects immune system years later, researchers say

  • EPA Lowers Permissible Soot Levels in Air
    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
    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?
    Researchers say timing is key, but one expert advises against seafood for babies

  • Women's Respiratory Symptoms May Vary With Menstrual Cycle
    For example, study found wheezing highest on days 10 to 22

  • Help Kids Breathe Easier on Halloween
    Doctor tells how to avoid allergy, asthma triggers

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

  • Smoking Bans Reduce Hospitalizations: Study
    Significant cuts seen in heart attacks, strokes, asthma

  • House Dust Ingredient Linked to Allergic Asthma: Study
    Cleaning can reduce exposure to flagellin, a bacterial protein

  • Can Allergies Thwart Fatal Colon Cancer?
    Immune responses that trigger hay fever, asthma might also ward off malignancies, study says

  • Secondhand Smoke Ups Babies' Risk of Asthma, Study Says
    Premature infants especially susceptible to ills of cigarette smoke

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

  • Virus Patterns Where Kids Live May Affect Asthma Risk
    Certain respiratory infections more common in urban than suburban infants, study finds

  • Scientists Focus on Factors Behind Asthma Attacks
    Findings could pave way to reducing 2 major airway symptoms, researchers say

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

  • Language Barrier Hurts Elderly Asthma Patients
    Self-care, quality of life found to suffer, study says

  • Child's Use of Certain Asthma Drugs Could Shorten Adult Height
    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
    Experts say levels of pollen and mold typically rise after these types of storms

  • Stopping Controversial Asthma Drugs Could Have Downside: Study
    Findings differ from FDA caution on combination therapies

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

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

  • Experimental Drug May Cut Severe Asthma Attacks: Study
    Mepolizumab might help patients reduce oral steroid use, researcher says

  • Mold Exposure in Infancy May Raise Asthma Risk
    Three species linked to wheezing at age 7

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

  • First Generic Versions of Singulair Approved
    Treats asthma and allergies

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

  • Asthma Common Among Olympic Athletes
    Chronic airway conditions affect 8 percent of the elite competitors, research shows

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

  • Tudorza Pressair Approved for COPD
    Inhaler treats narrowed lung airways

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

  • Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Wildfire Smoke Exposure
    Stay inside and try to keep indoor air clean

  • Health Tip: Is Your Home Air Polluted?
    EPA offers these hints

  • Health Tip: Poor Air Quality Affects Kids With Asthma
    You should limit their time outside

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

  • Asthma Rates Higher Near Busy New York Highway
    Researchers suspect emissions from vehicle may inflame the lungs

  • Asthma Rates Higher Near Busy Highway
    Researchers suspect emissions from vehicle may inflame the lungs

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

  • Health Tip: Be a Dust Buster
    And help prevent allergies and asthma

  • Health Tip: Don't Let Allergies or Asthma Spoil Summer Fun
    Take medication before you have symptoms

  • Seniors With Asthma Do Worse If Obese
    They also fare poorly in traffic pollution, researchers say

  • Teens Whose Moms Smoked While Pregnant May Have Worse Asthma
    Study followed black, Hispanic adolescents

  • People Who Lived Near World Trade Center Report More Lung Disease
    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
    Phthalates have been linked to asthma, allergies and other chronic diseases

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

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

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

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

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

  • Asthma Cases Continue to Rise in U.S., Affecting Millions
    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
    Exposure leads to more doctor visits, disturbed sleep, exercise limitations

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

  • Hot Weather's Return Brings Ozone Warnings
    Kids, seniors most vulnerable to ozone exposure, experts say

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

  • Some Schools Don't Let Kids Carry Asthma Inhalers
    Policies run counter to law, place children at risk, experts say

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

  • Health Tip: Avoid Asthma Triggers
    Including things that make you sneeze

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

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

  • Rapid Asthma Treatment in ER May Prevent Admission
    Giving corticosteroids as soon as possible hastens recovery, study suggests

  • Why Stress Might Make You Sick
    New research suggests long-term anxiety is linked to inflammation

  • Research Shows How Colds Lead to Coughing, Wheezing
    Viruses activate 'cough receptors,' especially among those with asthma

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

  • FDA Mulls Expanding Patients' Access to Certain Drugs
    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
    These ingredients also found in some 'alternative' brands, researchers say

  • Hospitalizations Up for Severe Skin Swelling
    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
    Findings on Swiss children support notion that early exposure to allergens may be beneficial

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

  • Heavy Kids May Not Respond as Well to Asthma Meds
    As weight climbs, so does daily corticosteroid dosage, study says

  • Children With Asthma at Higher Risk for Shingles: Study
    Painful skin condition typically strikes older adults, researchers note

  • Late Preemie Birth May Be Linked to Higher Asthma Risk
    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
    The earlier the delivery, the poorer the health at ages 3 to 5, researchers say

  • Obesity Linked to Asthma in Children
    The association varied by race, ethnicity, study says

  • Exclusive Breast-Feeding Best for Baby: Experts
    Pediatricians reaffirm nursing's benefits for mother and child

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

  • New Guidelines Seek to Prevent Sudden Death in Young Athletes
    They recommend all teams have emergency action plans, quick access to defibrillators

  • Soft Drinks May Raise Odds for Respiratory Ills: Study
    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
    At age 12, those kids had better lung function than formula-fed kids

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

  • Health Tip: Help Calm a Cough
    Here's what you can do

  • Asthma Meds Likely Safe During Pregnancy: Study
    Slight increase in rare birth defects, but cause not clear

  • Rapid Infant Growth Linked to Asthma in Study
    First three months might be critical window, researchers say

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

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

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

  • As Gastric Banding Increases, So May Complications
    Puzzling respiratory symptoms require investigation, researchers say

  • Tips for Avoiding Asthma, Allergy Triggers This Season
    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
    Rates in this population surged from 2000 to 2005, researchers report

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

  • More Children Using Preventive Asthma Drugs: Study
    Minorities and uninsured had lower use of these medications, researchers say

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

  • Intermittent Steroid Use Called OK for Wheezing Preschoolers
    Study finds daily steroids not necessary for tots with recurrent but not persistent wheeze

  • Alcohol, Asthma and Allergies Don't Mix
    Alcohol can trigger or worsen existing allergies, experts say

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

  • Text Message Reminders Prompt Kids to Take Asthma Medicine
    In small study, children paid attention to texts but teens didn't

  • Air Fresheners, Scented Candles May Spur Allergic Reactions
    One person's 'fresh' holiday scent is another's chemical irritant, research suggests

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

  • Prevention Is Key for Fall Asthma Flare-Ups in Kids
    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
    But pairing these long-acting beta-agonists with inhaled corticosteroids reduced risk

  • Obese, Asthmatic Kids Need Special Care Under Anesthesia
    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
    Children's rate of use has doubled since late 1990s, federal report says

  • Cold, Flu Season Poses Risks for Kids With Asthma
    Respiratory expert offers advice on ways to protect your child

  • Halloween Trappings Can Trigger Asthma, Allergies
    Old costumes, moldy pumpkins and makeup preservatives can unexpectedly cause an attack, experts warn

  • Gene Variant Linked to Failure of Asthma Drug
    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
    Untreated asthma may worsen blood sugar control, study suggests, but reasons remain unclear

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

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

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Asthma in Children
    Here are common warning signs

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

  • Longer Allergy Season Means More Misery
    Rising temperatures and higher carbon dioxide levels may be to blame, experts say

  • Climate Change May Trigger More Asthma Emergencies
    Some areas may see kids' ER visits jump 10%, researchers say

  • Toddler's Dust Mite Sensitivity May Predict Later Asthma
    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
    IOM panel pored over 1,000 studies and found little evidence for lasting harm

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

  • More Kids Hospitalized for Flu, Skin Infections
    Children accounted for 17 percent of all U.S. hospital stays in 2009

  • Poorly Controlled Asthma Can Boost Chances of Pregnancy Complications
    Those included high blood pressure during pregnancy and premature delivery

  • Costs Soar for Kids With Poorly Controlled Asthma
    Better care and education could improve health, reduce expenses, researchers say

  • Household Mold During Infancy May Trigger Asthma
    Kids exposed to mold as babies were three times more likely to develop the lung condition

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

  • Childhood Depression, Anxiety Tied to Pain in Adulthood
    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
    Experts call for further research into possible effect of high levels of exposure

  • Gene Variant Associated With Asthma Risk in Blacks
    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
    Study's author says the well-being of 'whole' child needs to be considered

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

  • Preparation Key When Kids With Asthma Go Back to School
    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
    Children never breast-fed are more likely to develop symptoms of the disease, study shows

  • Delving Into the Mystery of Placebos
    Researchers found power of effect countered results of breathing tests in asthma patients

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

  • Anxiety, Depression in Pregnancy May Raise Kids' Asthma Risk
    Study supports belief that children are highly susceptible during prenatal period

  • Fewer U.S. Teens Having Babies, Binge Drinking: Report
    But more kids are using drugs and living in poverty

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

  • Years of Air Pollution May Be Tied to Uncontrolled Asthma
    Poorer disease control associated with levels of ozone, particulate matter, study finds

  • Health Tip: Create an Asthma Action Plan for School
    School employees should be prepared

  • Too Many Kids Getting Antibiotics for Asthma
    But researchers found fewer were prescribed when doctors educated parents during visits

  • Health Tip: Traveling Despite Asthma and Allergies
    Suggestions to help control symptoms

  • Parent's Fears Deprive Some Asthmatics of Flu Shot: Study
    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
    Study found waiting led to worse outcomes, including hospitalization

  • Flood Cleanup Requires Extra Care for Those With Allergies
    Experts suggest steps to stem the growth of mold

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

  • Asthma Pills Work as Well as Inhaled Steroids: Study
    However, treatment still needs to be individualized, experts say

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

  • Antidepressants Work Overall, But Some Symptoms May Persist
    Insomnia, sadness, poor concentration reported by many study participants

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

  • Study Finds Strong Smoking-Asthma Link
    Connection especially evident among recent smokers

  • Health Tip: Can't Catch Your Breath During a Workout?
    Here's what might be going on

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

  • EPA Proposes Tougher Air Pollution Rules for Power Plants
    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
    Injectable drug also cuts down on number of asthma flares, researchers report

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

  • Surviving Serious Childhood Illness Takes Toll Later: Study
    Not achieving educational, work goals can plague young adult survivors, researchers say

  • Medical Groups Warn Of Climate Change's Potential Impact on Health
    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
    Study finds exposure to variety of barnyard microbes may lower risk of airway disease

  • Health Tip: Keep Track of Asthma Symptoms
    Log them throughout the day

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

  • Health Tip: Chronic Cough Could Signal Lung Disease
    Here are common warning signs

  • CDC Report Finds 8% of Americans Have Asthma
    Even higher rates found among women, kids, minorities

  • Chronic Nasal Congestion May Be Linked to Severe Asthma
    Swedish study suggests that the airway disease is more common than thought

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

  • Smokers' Former Homes May Retain Tobacco Toxins
    Residues in walls, ceilings could pose harm to new residents, study finds

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

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

  • U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Slightly
    Deaths from stroke, infant mortality decline, federal report finds

  • Teens' Poor Health Linked to Fewer Friends
    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?
    Italian doctors say every time jilted beau logged on, breathing troubles began

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

  • Many Coaches Unprepared for Student-Athletes' Asthma
    More education needed, experts say

  • Asthma Linked to Lung Cancer Risk in Study
    But data insufficient to change current practice, expert says

  • Canadian Kids Seem More Likely to Be Sidelined by Asthma
    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
    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
    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
    Study finds they are 4.4 times more likely to have issues

  • Quality of Care at U.S. Hospitals Shows Improvement
    Latest analysis by Joint Commission finds 'encouraging' rates of performance

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

  • Health Tip: Help Wipe Out Dust Mites
    They're a prime cause of asthma and allergies

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

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

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

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

  • Health Tip: Detecting Indoor Air Pollutants
    Here are potential symptoms

  • Common Asthma Drug Could Speed MS Treatment
    Adding albuterol to standard medicine seems to help patients faster, study finds

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

  • Prescription Drug Use Rising in U.S., CDC Reports
    Statins, asthma meds, antidepressants and stimulants top the list

  • Potential Cause of Asthma-Like Symptoms Spotted in Mice
    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
    Study looked at 13- and 14-year-olds from 50 countries

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

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

  • Ancestry May Affect Lung Function Tests
    Adjusting for genetic history would improve results for asthma, COPD, study suggests

  • Gene Mutation May Make People More Prone to Asthma
    Variant could spur excess white blood cells, researchers speculate

  • Mold May Trigger Severe Asthma in Some Folks
    Certain gene variants appear to increase risk of serious exacerbations, study finds

  • Dulera Inhaler Approved for Asthma
    For people 12 and older

  • Electronic Monitoring of Asthma Med Use May Boost Adherence
    Program that lets doctors track refills improves patient compliance, study finds

  • Health Tip: Things That May Trigger Wheezing
    A symptom of breathing problems

  • Is It Safe to Go in the Gulf Coast's Water?
    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
    How it could affect your well-being

  • Poor Asthma Outcomes in Black Kids Despite Access to Care
    More likely to get ER treatment, less likely to see specialist, study shows

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

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

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Exercise-Induced Asthma
    It matters when and where you work out

  • Exercise Can Spur Wheezing, Even in Healthy Kids
    Asthma-like symptoms surprised researchers

  • Web-Based Program Can Boost Asthma Care
    In study, patients controlled severe disease using less medication

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

  • Racial Disparities Widen in Use of Asthma Treatments
    Fewer minority patients taking medications to prevent attacks, U.S. study finds

  • New Way to Eliminate Source of Asthma?
    Technique targets cells that trigger immune system reaction, researchers say

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

  • Radiofrequency Device Approved for Severe Chronic Asthma
    Helps control lung inflammation

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

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

  • Traffic Seems to Make Kids' Asthma Worse
    Analysis of Atlanta data links pollutants to ER visits

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

  • Smoking Bans May Be Boosting Public Health
    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
    Exposure to air-polluted environment impacts children's health, researchers say

  • 'Electronic Nose' Sniffs Out Asthma
    Experimental device tracks compounds in breath and bested standard test, study found

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

  • Stem Cells Might One Day Treat Severe Asthma
    Mouse study suggests treatment aimed at immune system could work in humans

  • Airway Injury Plaguing 9/11 First Responders
    NYC firefighters more likely to suffer from asthma, study finds

  • People With Asthma More Likely to Be Depressed
    Study finds rates of psychological distress twice as high in those with airway disease

  • U.S. Pays a Price for Dirty Air
    Excessive levels of pollution affect health care costs, report finds

  • Asthma Rates Rising Across the U.S.
    Prevalence varies significantly between states, CDC report shows

  • BPA May Raise Risk of Asthma in Kids
    Mouse study shows exposure during pregnancy might increase chances of condition

  • Household Dirt Won't Raise Asthma Risk in Infants
    Allergens not linked to wheezing in kids, study finds

  • Existing Health Programs Could Help More Kids With Asthma
    Greater enrollment, expanded eligibility would cover most uninsured children, report says

  • FDA Issues Warning on Key Asthma Drugs
    Advair, Foradil, Serevent and Symbicort should not be used alone due to safety concerns

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

  • Herbals Not the Answer for Asthma, Study Shows
    Patients using alternative remedies more likely to misuse prescribed drugs, suffer flareups

  • Health Tip: Have Clean Air at Home
    Limit indoor pollution

  • Too Little Vitamin D May Worsen Asthma
    Low levels may also hinder response to steroid treatment, study finds

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

  • Indoor Allergies Common in Winter
    To keep sneezing and wheezing at bay, follow these expert tips

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

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

  • Gene Variant Seems to Guard Against Asthma, COPD
    Study suggests it plays a role in reducing inflammation in the lungs

  • Five Gene Variants May Be Linked to Lung Disease
    Findings might lead to better treatments for asthma, COPD, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Checking Your Peak Flow
    It can help control your asthma

  • Asthmatics Who Quit Smoking May Reverse Lung Damage
    Thickened airway linings improve once cigarettes are gone, study finds

  • EPA: Greenhouse Gases Hazardous to Your Health
    Announcement comes as big global warming conference begins in Copenhagen

  • Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
    Take steps to eliminate triggers, experts advise

  • Mom's Depression May Worsen Child's Asthma
    Fatigue, forgetfulness could lead mothers to overlook needed care, study finds

  • Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
    Exposure in infancy may lead to persistent wheezing, study finds

  • Swine Flu May Hit Kids With Asthma Harder
    Canadian study finds more severe cases than with seasonal flu

  • Asthma Combo Seems Less Influenced by Genes
    Findings may not apply to blacks, researchers note

  • Folic Acid Late in Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Kids
    But supplements are still recommended in the first trimester, researchers say

  • 'The Pill' May Reduce Asthma Symptoms
    But women shouldn't take oral contraceptives just to control wheezing, expert says

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

  • World Trade Center Workers Twice as Likely to Have Asthma
    Rates continued to rise for several years after the attacks, study shows

  • Health Tip: What's Behind My Asthma and Allergy Symptoms?
    A list of common triggers

  • Health Tip: Signs of an Asthma Attack in Your Child
    Symptoms that may indicate an attack is imminent

  • Rising Heat, Humidity Raise Risk of Asthma Flares
    Weather changes send more wheezing youngsters to the ER, study finds

  • Gene 'Switch' May Help Drive Excess Fluid in Lungs
    Finding could lead to treatments for bronchitis, asthma, researchers say

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

  • Day Care May Not Shield Kids From Asthma, Allergies
    Study debunks 'hygiene hypothesis' that early exposures boost immune response

  • Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Before Birth Affects DNA
    Cigarettes may trigger prenatal gene changes, leading to lifelong health problems, study suggests

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

  • Wider Waist Boosts Asthma Risk
    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
    Lung association recommends flu shots, check-ups and communication with school staff

  • Health Tip: Avoid Your Child's Asthma Attacks
    Keep the child away from potential triggers

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

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

  • Parental Stress Boosts Kids' Asthma Risk
    When combined with air pollution, smoking, it raises chances of condition, study finds

  • Health Tip: Managing Your Child's Asthma
    Suggestions to keep symptoms under control

  • FDA Investigating Safety of Asthma Drug Xolair
    Injected medication may be linked to higher risk of heart attack, stroke, agency says

  • Scientists Zero In on Elusive 'Allergy Gene'
    Genetic mutation increases likelihood of eczema and asthma, study finds

  • Overall Health of U.S. Children a Mixed Bag
    Government study finds gains and losses

  • Health Tip: Controlling Asthma
    Candidates for daily medication

  • Many Adults With Asthma Are Skipping Flu Shots
    Condition raises risk of complications, CDC researchers note

  • Asthma Discovery May Lead to Better Treatments
    Researchers come closer to understanding key airway changes

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

  • Obesity May Dampen Response to Asthma Meds
    Study runs counter to research that has suggested excess weight worsens disease

  • Yoga Helps Those With Asthma
    Study finds practice can ease symptoms, raise awareness of breathing patterns

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

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

  • Molecule in Skin May Link Eczema and Asthma
    Finding in mice might explain progression from skin to breathing condition

  • Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids
    Inflammation may drive the connection, researchers say

  • Know Your Asthma Triggers
    Tips for keeping wheezing at bay this spring

  • Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers
    Longer pollen seasons, more ozone mean more symptoms for those at risk, experts say

  • Folic Acid Might Offer Allergy Relief
    But use of supplements should await further study, expert says

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

  • Group Urges Public to Take Free Asthma Tests in May
    It's National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

  • Low Vitamin A, C Intake Tied to Asthma Risk
    But British team says findings don't prove cause and effect

  • Acid Reducers May Not Help All With Asthma
    Study finds benefit only for those with evident symptoms of heartburn

  • Health Tip: Breathe Fresh Air at Home
    Improve the quality of indoor air

  • Health Tip: Asthmatics Don't Have to Stop Exercising
    Suggestions for keeping active

  • Millions of Americans With Chronic Ills Put Off Health Care
    Survey shows they suffer consequences of delaying doctor visits, filling prescriptions

  • Using Music and Sports to Improve Kids' Asthma
    More consistent medication use, fewer ER visits result, studies find

  • New Treatments Improve Control for Severe Asthma
    Using the medications as directed is key, however, experts say

  • Teens' Lung Health Is Linked to Their Diet
    Eating fruit and fish might lessen asthma, bronchitis symptoms, research suggests

  • Experimental Drug May Dampen Severe Asthma
    In small studies, mepolizumab reduced number of exacerbations

  • 2 Hours Glued to TV Doubles Kids' Asthma Risk
    Association found in both genders regardless of weight issues, study finds

  • Health Tip: How Serious is Your Asthma Attack?
    Symptoms that can help evaluate its severity

  • City Kids Find the Breathin' Is Easier Elsewhere
    Mild asthma symptoms fall after just a week away, study finds

  • Babies Born in High Pollen Months at Wheezing Risk
    Findings may clarify why fall and winter infants more likely to develop asthma

  • Global Warming May Bring More Respiratory Woes
    Rising temperatures boost hospital admissions, study finds

  • Prenatal Exposure to Traffic Pollution May Lead to Asthma
    Environment can boost mutations in genes, study says

  • Cleaning House May Be Risky for Women With Asthma
    Chemicals in products need more study for potential respiratory effects, study says

  • Lung Problems Persist for 9/11 Responders
    Nearly a quarter still have breathing problems, study finds

  • St. Louis Ranked America's 'Asthma Capital'
    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
    Preschoolers wheezing from a cold won't benefit from steroids, study finds

  • Cleaning Products Up Nurses' Asthma Risk
    Disinfectants and other chemicals boost their odds of respiratory trouble, study finds

  • FDA Finds No Link So Far Between Asthma Drugs and Suicide Risk
    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
    Reduce symptoms without getting rid of your furry companions

  • Nitric Oxide Monitoring of Little Benefit for Kids' Asthma
    Added cost may also rule out this additional measure, study suggests

  • Antifungal Drug May Help Ease Asthma
    People sensitive to fungi may benefit from itraconazole, study finds

  • Climate Change May Boost Contact With Pollutants
    Exposure to elevated ozone levels associated with increased hospital admissions

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

  • School Program Helps Cut Asthma Risks
    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
    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
    Nicotine could alter youngsters' nervous systems, researchers say

  • Poor Mental Health May Boost Asthma Risk
    But, researchers are still trying to understand the connection

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

  • Breathing Exercises Can Help Ease Asthma
    Approach improves quality of life, lowers stress, study finds

  • Autumn Babies More Prone to Asthma
    Winter viruses may be to blame, study suggests

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

  • Greener Neighborhoods Mean Slimmer Children
    Trees, parks get inner city kids moving, study finds

  • First Family Will Have Tough Time Finding Hypoallergenic Dog
    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
    March of Dimes says 18 states plus Puerto Rico and District of Columbia get failing grades

  • Barriers to Good Asthma Care Detailed
    Allergists say poor access, distrust of docs behind inequalities in treatment

  • Asthma 'Rescue' Inhalers Are Changing
    New types better for environment, but will require some adjustment, experts say

  • Poverty May Aggravate Asthma
    Researchers found poor children had heightened immune-system gene activity

  • Use of Kids' Meds on the Increase
    Obesity and its complications driving the trend, researchers say

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

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

  • Health Tip: Breathing Polluted Air
    Suggestions to minimize symptoms

  • Gene Variations, Secondhand Smoke Linked to Early Asthma
    The combination nearly tripled the risk for children under 4, study found

  • Health Tip: Pregnancy and Asthma
    Key is to control symptoms, avoid attacks

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

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

  • Acetaminophen Linked to Childhood Asthma
    Drug should only be used to treat high fevers in children, experts say

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

  • Daycare Infants Less Likely to Develop Asthma
    Finding backs 'hygiene hypothesis' that early exposure to germs confers protective effect

  • FDA Mulls Changes to Allergy Labeling on Foods
    Current labels can be confusing, experts say

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

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

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

  • Obesity Worsens Asthma
    Sufferers more likely to be hospitalized, have lower quality of life, study finds

  • No Place Safe From Allergies
    Most can be controlled, but you need to know what triggers them, experts say

  • Health Tip: Controlling Asthma
    Suggestions to prevent attacks

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

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

  • Health Hazards in Household Cleaners Exposed
    Use of certain cleaning products reduces lung function, increases asthma risk, studies find

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

  • Stomach Germ May Protect Against Asthma
    Disappearance of H. pylori could leave kids more susceptible to the disease, study says

  • Just Say No to Nuts During Pregnancy
    Daily consumption while expecting ups odds of asthmatic offspring, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Rid Your Home of Dust Mites
    And help prevent asthma and allergy symptoms

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

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

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

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

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Exercise-Induced Asthma
    Some do's and don'ts

  • Health Tip: Common Triggers for Allergy and Asthma
    Identifying them is key

  • Asthma Associated With Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts
    Anxiety over disability, discomfort may be driving factor, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Listen to Your Child's Breathing
    Check for warning signs of asthma

  • CARDIA Studies Open Window on Heart, Lung Diseases
    Researchers analyze different proteins in progression of risk factors as subjects aged

  • Childhood Asthma, Allergies Traced to Womb
    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
    Higher levels of allergy marker found in cord blood of stressed mothers' babies

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

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

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

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

  • Researchers Find Gene Mutation That Increases Asthma Risk
    Study finds variant and protein it expresses may cause some cases of the disease

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

  • Health Tip: Can't Keep Asthma Under Control?
    Some possible reasons why

  • Aspirin Reduces Asthma Risk Among Older Women
    Study found 10 percent fewer new cases over a decade

  • Oral Allergy Immunotherapy Helps Control Asthma
    Drops or tablets avoid the pain and side effects of shots, review finds

  • Laser Screen Detects Diseases in Breath
    Chemical molecules in exhalations hint at wide range of conditions

  • Asmanex Approved for Asthmatic Children
    Inhaler may now be used by kids as young as 4 years

  • Pregnant Women With Asthma Should Stay on Low Dose of Meds
    Group sets guidelines on monitoring for fetal growth restriction, preterm birth

  • Severe Asthma Unlike Mild Asthma
    Researchers suggest it's different form of the disease

  • Allergy Shots Are Effective Treatment for Symptoms
    Immunotherapy works for allergic asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis or insect bites

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

  • Maternal Distress Raises Risk of Childhood Asthma
    Study finds moms with persistent depression, anxiety more likely to have children with airway disease

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

  • Pesticides May Cause Asthma Among Farm Women
    But researchers admit study doesn't prove cause and effect

  • Parents' Smoking Boosts Child's Allergy Risk
    Secondhand fumes doubled the odds, study found

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

  • 'Tis the Season For Allergy, Asthma
    Everything from Christmas trees to fake snow can trigger symptoms, experts warn

  • Health Tip: Some Medications May Aggravate Asthma
    Including some pain relievers

  • Health Tip: When Air Quality is Bad
    Asthma attacks are more likely

  • Most Asthmatics Don't Have Illness Under Control
    More than half suffer symptoms at least once a week, survey shows

  • Inhaler Eased Lung Problems in 9/11 Workers
    Firefighters who used drug early gained some symptom relief, study found

  • Uncontrolled Asthma Leads to Missed School, Work
    Lack of consistent medicine use likely important cause, experts say

  • Drug Company-Funded Asthma Drug Studies More Positive
    Expert review finds fewer adverse effects reported

  • New Drug Eases Asthma Symptoms
    Blocks inflammatory activity of two immune system molecules, researchers report

  • Home Spray Cleaners Could Raise Asthma Risk
    Spritzing just once a week boosted odds by 50%, study found

  • Chronic Illness Often a Taboo Subject: Survey
    Just a third of U.S. adults feel comfortable discussing it

  • Early Bacterial Infection May Boost Asthma Risk
    Babies exposed to certain germs more likely to develop breathing problems, study finds

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

  • Do Blacks Have Genetic Weakness to Asthma?
    Study suggestion questioned by experts

  • Trouble at Home Boosts Kids' Asthma
    As environments got worse, symptoms worsened, too, study found

  • Allergy-Induced Asthma More Common in Affluent Countries
    Local environments affect asthma type, study concludes

  • Oil Spill Cleanup May Hurt Workers' Lungs
    First-ever study finds long-term respiratory woes

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

  • Depression May Be World's Most Disabling Disease
    Global study finds it takes bigger toll than other chronic conditions

  • Parents' Worries Hamper Kids' Asthma Treatment
    Moms and dads withhold drugs because of side effect concerns, study finds

  • Pollen, Fruits, Veggies Help Trigger Oral Allergy Syndrome
    Cooking foods can reduce or prevent allergic reactions, group suggests

  • New Asthma Guidelines Stress Disease Control
    They also place greater focus on children with the respiratory condition

  • Health Tip: Weather Can Affect Asthma
    Here are conditions that can contribute to attacks

  • Ragweed Season Doesn't Mean Suffering
    There are ways to minimize the risk, experts say

  • Traffic Fumes Plus Genes Boosts Kids' Asthma Risk
    Study finds some children are more vulnerable

  • Direct-to-Consumer Drug Ads Booming Despite Criticisms
    Experts suggest a shutdown on such pitches to the public

  • Health Tip: Use Your Inhaler Correctly
    Follow the product's instructions

  • Fruit, Fish Help Teens Fight Asthma
    The foods contain inflammation-fighting antioxidants, experts say

  • Breathing Technique Cuts Asthma Symptoms
    Papworth method emphasizes nose breathing, adjusting breaths to activity

  • Cats Can Hamper Breathing Even in Non-Allergic
    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
    Diabetes, asthma will follow American kids as they age, experts warn

  • Asthma Uncontrolled in 55% of Cases: Survey
    More education is needed to keep attacks at bay, researchers say

  • Antibiotic Use in Infants May Up Asthma Risk
    The drugs might kill off bad and good bacteria, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Asthmatics Can Still Play Sports
    If they follow doctor's orders

  • Asthma Risk Higher For Infants Who Swim Indoors
    Poor ventilation, overchlorination can damage developing lungs, study says

  • Traveling With Allergies? Pack a Plan, Too
    Respiratory group offers tips to limit unwelcome companions such as pollen, pollution

  • Inhaled Corticosteroids Won't Prevent Kids' Asthma
    But the medication can help control airway disease, research finds

  • Combo Asthma Treatment Brings Symptom Relief
    Company-funded trials show Symbicort beats either budesonide or formoterol alone

  • Asthma Takes Tougher Toll on the Obese
    They're 52% more likely to have serious, ongoing symptoms, study finds

  • 'Enose' Device Sniffs Out Asthma
    It analyzes breath to discern who has the illness

  • Health Tip: Protect Against Dust Mites
    They can worsen asthma and allergy symptoms

  • Eating Apples, Fish During Pregnancy Protects Kids From Allergies, Asthma
    Researchers say first helps against asthma, while second works against eczema

  • Hot Water Wash Rids Laundry of Allergens: Study
    Other research suggests that dustier homes help kids avoid allergy

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

  • Web-Based Asthma Program Helps Kids Manage Symptoms
    Multimedia site teaches urban teens to control exacerbating behaviors

  • Singulair Approved for Exercise-Induced Asthma
    In people aged 15 and older

  • Ulcer-Causing Bacteria May Prevent Asthma
    H. pylori might also protect against allergies, study says

  • Cutting Inflammation Could Cut Cancer Risk
    Studies suggest anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin might help

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

  • Health Tip: Pregnancy and Asthma
    Symptoms may worsen in many women

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

  • Added Pounds Mean Added Risk for Asthma
    Overweight, obese individuals had 50% higher odds for the disease, study found

  • Mediterranean Diet Protects Kids From Allergies: Study
    Fruits, vegetables, nuts helped protect against asthma, skin sensitivity

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

  • New Heat Technology Helps Asthma Patients
    It thins out airway muscle for better breathing, study finds

  • Health Tip: Help Reduce Smog
    Suggestions for cleaner air

  • U.S. Efforts to Boost Medical Care for Poor Effective
    Health Disparities Collaboratives is having limited success, study finds

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

  • Asthma Drug Keeps Kids From Missing School
    Montelukast also cut down on doctor visits, company study found

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

  • Florida 'Red Tides' Can Irritate Asthmatics
    Study finds just one hour on the beach during algae bloom decreases lung function

  • Asthma Death Rate Among Kids Down
    But report also finds doctor's visits have more than doubled

  • Health Tip: Do You Have Exercise-Induced Asthma?
    Here are some common symptoms

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

  • U.S. Lung Disease Care Not Measuring Up
    Most COPD, asthma cases are poorly managed, study finds

  • Smoking Quadruples Kids' Asthma Risk
    Even short-term smoking boosts the odds, researchers add

  • Asthma Overdiagnosed in Those Overweight
    Apparent lung disease may mask other problems, study finds

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

  • Lung Function at Birth May Predict Asthma Risk
    Study finding might one day lead to improved screening methods

  • Vaccine May Ease Ragweed Allergies
    Early study looks promising, showing at least two years of protection

  • Infliximab Helps Curb Worsening Asthma
    U.K. trial found the drug reduced disease symptoms in mild cases

  • Asthma Breath Test Useful for Chronic Cough
    It helps predict whether certain drugs can ease the condition, researchers say

  • Low Vitamin E in Pregnancy May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
    Preliminary findings also showed a link to poorer lung function

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

  • Severe Asthma Expensive for Patients, Employers
    It nearly triples annual medical costs, study finds

  • Health Tip: Keep Children From Secondhand Smoke
    It can damage their lungs

  • Children's Allergies Increasing Worldwide
    Trend needs study to find causes and treatments, doctors say

  • Doctors Renew Warning on Asthma Drugs
    Salmeterol, when combined with corticosteroid, can pose problems for some people

  • Study Backs Combined Asthma Therapy
    Inhaled corticosteroid plus oral antileukotriene works for certain patients

  • Asthma Care Differs for Puerto Rican, Black Kids
    Black children more likely to be hospitalized, U.S. study finds

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

  • Asthmatics' Lungs Get Quick Boost From Quitting Smoking
    Breathing capacity improves 15 percent in just two months, study finds

  • Protein Linked to Asthma
    Researchers say it regulates inflammation in airways

  • Asthma Drugs May Boost Cataract Risk for Elderly
    Researchers urge caution in prescribing inhaled corticosteroids

  • Asthma Inhaler Type Could Boost Death Risk
    Study fuels debate over beta agonists such as Serevent and Advair

  • Your Workplace Can Leave You Feeling Ill
    Toxins, irritants lurk in the home too, experts say

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

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

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

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

  • Heat-Based Technique Could Ease Asthma
    Bronchial thermoplasty looks good in early trial

  • Health Tip: Prevent an Asthma Attack
    Avoid things to which you're allergic

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

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

  • Warmer Weather Brings Wheezing, Sneezing
    Springtime is prime time for allergic asthma, experts warn

  • Emotions Plus Brain Hormone May Strengthen Memory
    Rat study might point to human memory-enhancers

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

  • Health Tip: Inhaler or Nebulizer?
    Choices for young asthmatics

  • Health Tip: When Asthmatics Should See a Doctor
    Parents should watch for these warning signs

  • Health Tip: Eczema Uncomfortable But Not Dangerous
    Often associated with allergies and asthma

  • Health Tip: Kids with Asthma Can Play Sports
    If they're careful and have a doctor's OK

  • 'Smoking Room' at Home Won't Shield Asthmatic Kids
    Quit, or smoke outside instead, researchers warn

  • Fat Hormone Leptin Affects Asthma Risk
    Heavier women with high levels of hormone more likely to have condition, study says

  • Immune System Cells May Be Cause of Asthma
    New finding could spur development of better treatments, researchers say

  • Many Treat Asthma Only When Symptoms Appear
    But that's a potentially dangerous practice, researchers warn

  • Antibiotics May Boost Infant Asthma Risk, Study Suggests
    But at least one expert considers the conclusion flawed

  • Weight May Influence Asthma Care
    Study finds the overweight benefit more from specific medication

  • Kids' Asthma Linked to Maternal Nutrition
    Researchers find Vitamin D could make a difference

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Could Fight Problem Asthma
    Etanercept suppresses an inflammatory protein linked to tough-to-treat cases

  • Taking Generic Form of Drug Boosts Regimen Adherence
    Cheaper alternatives help keep patients using medicines as directed, study finds

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

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

  • Asthma Shouldn't Stop Wintertime Fun
    Expert offers tips on keeping cold weather wheezing at bay

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

  • Carrying Male Fetus Easier on Asthmatic Moms
    Fetal testosterone could help ease breathing, researchers speculate

  • Health Tip: For Asthmatics, No Dust is a Must
    Suggestions to rid your home of dust

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

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

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

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

  • Health Tip: Using a Nebulizer
    Easier breathing is the goal

  • Health Tip: 'Outgrowing' Asthma
    It can go away on its own, but there's no guarantee

  • Study Compares Kids' Asthma Drugs
    Inhaled corticosteroids provide more symptom control than a second class of drugs

  • Health Tip: Some Risk to Indoor Pools
    Too much disinfectant can harm lungs

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

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

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

  • Health Tip: Warning Signs of an Asthma Attack
    Parents should be alert to wheezing and shortness of breath

  • Minority Children Last to Get New Asthma Technologies
    Study of steroid inhalers finds black and Hispanic kids waited longest

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

  • Vitamin D3 Boosts Asthma Drug Effectiveness
    Preliminary finding suggests it helps patients benefit fom steroids

  • Study: High Allergen Levels in U.S. Homes
    Microscopic particles are found in dust, bedding, floors

  • Cat Allergens May Also Have 9 Lives
    They can trouble asthmatics long after the animal is gone, study finds

  • Simple Test Gauges Childhood Asthma Control
    The seven-question quiz helps parents and doctors improve treatment

  • Asthma Symptoms May Be Set By Age 6
    Study finds wheezing patterns don't change much over next 10 years

  • Checklist Helps Asthmatics Choose Health Care
    Guide helps those with allergies, asthma find a plan to fit their needs

  • Allergists Provide Better Asthma Care
    Patient survey finds they beat primary-care doctors in controlling symptoms

  • Could a House Plant Clean the Air?
    As English ivy climbs, airborne contaminants fall, study finds

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

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

  • Survey Finds Asthma Communication Gap
    Doctors and patients need to talk more about treatment, poll finds

  • Barriers Exist to Optimal Asthma Treatment
    They include preferred drug lists and preauthorization policies, studies find

  • Women More Prone to Asthma Than Men
    Hormone fluctuations may explain the higher rates, study finds

  • Health Dangers Ease in The Big Easy
    Mold remains the leading threat to those returning to New Orleans, experts say

  • Asthma Needs to Be Individualized
    New parameters outline the personal touch

  • Most Asthmatics Can Boost Symptom Control
    Too many patients suffer needlessly, experts say

  • Many Kids' Asthma Hospitalizations Preventable
    Controlling triggers, taking meds and doctor visits help, study contends

  • As Waters Recede, New Health Woes Rise
    Survivors of Katrina's and Rita's fury must now battle mold, tainted water

  • Scientists Spot Treatment Target for Severe Asthma
    Curbing immune system compound could ease symptoms, study finds

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Other Illnesses
    Patients had higher rates of MS, asthma, arthritis and psoriasis, studies found

  • Dad's the Link for Childhood Asthma
    Researchers find genetic trail leads to fathers

  • Asthma, Allergies an On-Campus Threat
    But college-bound students can arm themselves, experts say

  • Gene Discovery Gives Clues to Immune Dysfunction
    Material called RNA plays key role in the body's defenses, researchers say

  • New Method Identifies Asthma Attack Type
    Gene test is specific for virus-linked flare-ups, study finds

  • Occupational Asthma on the Rise
    Now one of the most common forms of occupational lung disease, study says

  • Asthma Drug Helps Kids with Sleep Apnea
    Anti-inflammatory pill an alternative to tonsil removal, researchers say

  • Get Ready for Ragweed Season
    Tips on how to survive the onslaught

  • Scientists Spot Pollen Perpetrator
    An enzyme interacts with airway cells to help trigger asthma, allergy attacks

  • Young Athletes Warned of Asthma's Dangers
    Study linked 61 deaths to sudden attacks during play

  • Traffic Congestion Bad for Babies' Lungs
    Wheezing more common in infants from exhaust-infested neighborhoods

  • Blacks Face Much Higher Asthma Burden
    Study finds they are 12 times more likely to be hospitalized than whites

  • Asthma, Allergy Genes May Ward Off Brain Tumors
    One mutation cut glioblastoma risk by 40 percent, study found

  • FDA Panel: Asthma Drugs Should Stay on Market
    But advisers recommend new safety warning on labeling for one drug, Foradil

  • This Vacation, Send Allergies Packing
    Planning ahead can help keep symptoms at bay this summer

  • U.S.-Born Mexican-American Kids at Higher Asthma Risk
    Those born in Mexico displayed fewer symptoms, and experts wonder why

  • Summer No Break From Kids' Asthma Care
    Expert suggests ways to combine the fun and the caution

  • Fetal, Childhood Secondhand Smoke Can Spur Asthma
    It may cause nearly one-quarter of adult cases, study finds

  • Health Tip: Asthma at School
    Have a written action plan for your child

  • High-Salt Diet Raises Asthma Risk
    Exercise-induced attacks were more common, study found

  • Day-Care Centers a Potent Source of Allergens
    Pet, cockroach, dust mite triggers abound, researchers say

  • Making Safety Part of Summer Camp Fun
    Experts issue new guidelines to parents, staff

  • Efforts in Infancy May Prevent Childhood Asthma
    Measures cut disease risk by 56 percent, study found

  • Asthma, Panic Attacks May Be Linked
    The finding might lead to better control of both disorders

  • Chronic Coughing Takes Emotional Toll
    Cough that lasts for years tied to depression, experts say

  • Adenoid, Tonsil Removal Improves Childhood Asthma
    Study finds dramatic reductions in need for medication after surgery

  • Asthma Tied to Irregular Periods
    Hormones, not medications, may be to blame, study suggests

  • Nitric Oxide Test Helps Monitor Asthma
    It allows for lower doses of medication, study finds

  • Laughter-Induced Asthma No Joke
    56% of asthmatics say the giggles get symptoms going

  • Give Allergies a Spring Cleaning
    Experts offer tips on ridding homes of harmful allergens

  • Health Tip: Working on Occupational Asthma
    On-the-job suggestions

  • Asthma Doubles Risk Of Pneumococcal Disease
    And the worse the asthma, the greater the threat, study finds

  • Taking Action Against Childhood Asthma
    Parents can arm kids to fight the condition and win

  • Obesity-Linked Lung Stress May Trigger Asthma
    Harvard team spots links between overweight, respiratory trouble

  • Daily Acetaminophen Use May Harm Lungs
    Study finds increased risk for asthma, COPD

  • Some Asthma Sufferers May Not Need Daily Steroids
    Those with mild cases might be able to use the drugs as needed, study finds

  • Asthma Might be Linked to Grandma's Smoking
    Grandkids may face double the disease risk, study suggests

  • Once-Daily Asthma Inhaler Approved
    For people age 12 and older

  • Football Star Keeps Asthma on the Run
    Jerome Bettis joins public education campaign

  • Test Suggests Kids More Prone to Allergies Than Their Parents
    Finding lends credence to belief that allergies, asthma are on the rise

  • Study Confirms Effectiveness of Drug for Persistent Asthma
    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
    Studies offer future possibilities of treatments other than steroids

  • Corticosteroid Treatment Effective for Children's Asthma
    New studies confirm previous ones -- manufactured adrenal cortex steroids work well against asthma attacks

  • Household Mold Doubles Child's Asthma Risk
    More evidence moldy homes harm developing immune systems

  • Obesity Ups Child's Asthma Risk
    Breathing problems during sleep may link the two conditions, experts say

  • Inner-City Asthma Risk Varies by Location
    Type of home also influences child's risk, study found

  • Childhood Asthma Can Flare Up in Young Adults
    But relapses are usually mild and treatable, study finds

  • Witnessing Violence Can Harm Child's Body, Mind
    Traumatized kids have higher rates of asthma, gastro and other problems, study finds

  • C-section Preemies at Higher Childhood Asthma Risk
    Genes, biology make these children more prone to severe airway trouble

  • Health Tip: Asthma Plan for Kids
    They can be protected at school, too

  • Gene Insight May Improve Child Asthma Care
    Kids with worst cases display specific gene profile, researchers say

  • Asthma Pill Cuts Intermittent Flare-ups in Kids
    Singulair reduced exacerbations caused by infections, need for corticosteroids

  • Mouse Allergen Ups Asthma Risk in Inner-City Homes
    High levels of allergen in 84 percent of kids' bedrooms, study finds

  • Races Respond Differently to Asthma Drugs
    Blacks may require slightly higher doses than whites, study suggests

  • Tailor Asthma Treatment for Kids
    Study outlines how to tell which medicines to give which child

  • Combo Therapy Gives Asthma Relief
    Offers patients break from bad episodes, researchers say

  • Vitamin Intake During Pregnancy May Affect Respiratory Health of Kids
    But researchers say it's too early to say how changing maternal diet might help

  • New Asthma Guidelines Issued for Pregnancies
    Expert panel's recommendations emphasize asthma control

  • Most Aerosal Asthma Therapies Created Equal
    But patients must know how to use them, new guidelines state

  • Protein May Protect Against Lung Disease Damage
    Same molecule thought to cause problems may guard against chronic conditions

  • Wintertime No Holiday for Allergy-Prone Kids
    More time indoors spells trouble; simple steps can help

  • New Risk for Asthma, Allergy Found
    Changes in gut bacteria and fungi may increase chances of problems

  • Asthma Shouldn't Spoil Winter Fun
    Experts offer tips on safe cold weather exercise

  • Spray Approved for Nasal Polyps
    Treats benign growths that obstruct breathing

  • Steroids Critical to Asthma Management
    Those who miss doses likelier to be hospitalized, study finds

  • Indoor Pool Air May Pose Hazard to Kids
    Their lungs could be harmed by chlorine byproducts, study says

  • Farm Kids Fare Better on Asthma Front
    They wheeze less than peers in cities, other rural areas

  • Breathing Easier Through the Holidays
    Asthma, allergy control key to enjoying yuletide cheer

  • Stress Raises Asthma Risk in Children
    Attacks come two days, then six weeks after stressful event

  • Teens With Asthma Feel Isolated
    They feel self-conscious, left out of activities

  • Respiratory Problems Plague Kids With Asthma
    Winter a particularly tough time for these patients

  • Melatonin Helps Asthmatics Sleep More Soundly
    Counteracts effects of steroids that are often used for condition

  • Allergy, Asthma Risk Shows Up in Umbilical Cord Blood
    High levels of allergen antibodies linked to increased risk of problems

  • Extreme Heat Can Degrade Mail-Order Drugs
    Researchers advise against leaving them in hot cars, mailboxes

  • Web Not Always Safe Health Source for Some
    Doesn't help people with diabetes and other chronic diseases change behavior

  • Gene Variant Offers Asthma Protection
    Not having it increases odds of having breathing disorder

  • Sinus Infections Crop Up in Autumn
    Fall marks start of more than cold and flu season

  • Having Siblings Cuts Asthma Risk
    Kids with brothers, sisters less likely to have it

  • Air Pollution, Secondhand Smoke Pose Risks for Children
    Babies as young as 1 experience trouble breathing, study finds

  • Many Make Mistakes with Asthma Medication
    Only half shake inhaler before use, study finds

  • Health Tip: If You Have Asthma
    Here's how your body reacts

  • Bed Covers Cut Down on Dust Mites
    Impermeable bedding benefits people with allergic asthma

  • Allergen-Free Homes Won't Stop Kids' Asthma
    Study counters belief that it results from dander, dust exposure

  • More Clues to Cause of Asthma
    Researchers identify new T-cell that reduces airway inflammation in mice

  • Asthma Can Prove Fatal for Young Athletes
    Kids with the disease need to take precautions on and off the playing field

  • Breast Milk Cuts Asthma Risk for Kids
    Offers protection for first four years of life, study says

  • Dumbing Down Allergies
    New book offers practical guidance to allergy, asthma sufferers

  • White Blood Cells Play Role in Asthma
    Identifying action of eosinophils could lead to new treatment for the disease

  • Ground Zero Workers File Billion-Dollar Health Lawsuit
    Suit blames Twin Towers' owners for exposure to allegedly toxic conditions

  • Smog Impedes Kids' Lung Development
    California pollution stems growth at most crucial age

  • Planning Ahead Helps Control Asthma in Children
    Emergencies less likely if parents monitor symptoms steadily, study finds

  • Know How to Tame Asthma
    Many patients unaware of national treatment guidelines

  • Cleaners, Solvents May Raise Kids' Asthma Risk
    Household products add to indoor air pollution, study finds

  • Breathing Easy When School Starts
    Students need to avoid asthma and allergy triggers when they return to classes

  • Parents Miss Some Effective Asthma Steps
    Many who try to get rid of allergens do the wrong things

  • Biofeedback Helps Asthmatics Breathe Easier
    Use of it reduces use of inhaled steroids, study finds

  • Lung Trouble Looms for Young Asthmatics
    Study finds 20% lost some lung function over 5 years

  • Health Tip: Wildfire Smoke
    It can damage your health

  • Steer Clear of Sneezing This Summer
    Experts offer tips for allergy, asthma sufferers

  • Health Tip: Air Pollution
    People with lung problems most susceptible

  • Health Tip: Ozone Pollution
    You can make a difference

  • Asthma Needs Right Treatment
    Many patients don't receive proper drugs

  • Asthmatics Have Higher COPD Risk
    Study finds chances are 12 times higher

  • Pet Allergens Found in All U.S. Homes
    Even those that don't have animals, study finds

  • Early Vitamin Use May Boost Risk of Asthma, Food Allergy
    Study found infants, toddlers given them more likely to have problems by 3