Asthma is a lung condition that affects 23 million Americans, including 6 million kids. People with asthma may cough, wheeze, or have trouble breathing.
THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Wearing masks made of latex and taking hayrides are among the Halloween festivities that could be risky for children with asthma, according to the American Lung Association. The association advises parents to be proactive about managing their child’s asthma to ensure that Halloween is safe and enjoyable. Some of the [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — While picking up a prescription for cholesterol-lowering medication, about one in 20 people with conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or high blood pressure will also purchase cigarettes, a new study finds. Six percent of people with asthma or COPD, and about 5 [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exposure in pregnancy to a chemical commonly found in plastics and cans — known as bisphenol A, or BPA — may increase a child’s risk of breathing problems, researchers say. In a study of nearly 400 pregnant women and their children, researchers found that each 10-fold [...]
FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — As Enterovirus D68 infections continue to spread across the United States, the American Lung Association offers tips on how to protect your child from infection and what to do if your child is struck by the virus. The severe respiratory illness, which has been reported in 43 states and [...]
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scientists have pinpointed a molecule that may trigger potentially life-threatening asthma attacks brought on by colds. The researchers say this finding could offer a target for new drugs to be developed to treat these attacks. Most asthma attacks (80 percent to 90 percent) are caused by viruses that infected the [...]