Asthma is a lung condition that affects 23 million Americans, including 6 million kids. People with asthma may cough, wheeze, or have trouble breathing.
SATURDAY, Nov. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There are a number of steps people with allergies and asthma can take to deal with the challenges they may face over the holidays, an expert says. “Two-thirds of allergy sufferers have symptoms year-round, so it’s not just a matter of the first freeze hitting and your symptoms disappearing,” [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Quickly clobbering a cold with a certain antibiotic might help kids who are prone to severe respiratory tract infections, a new study suggests. Doctors generally are advised not to prescribe antibiotics for routine viruses like the common cold. But for especially vulnerable children, one antibiotic in [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More Americans than ever are taking prescription drugs and they’re using more of them, a new study finds. Fifty-nine percent of adults used prescription drugs in 2011-2012, up from 51 percent in 1999-2000. And 15 percent of them took five or more prescription drugs, an [...]
Exposure to dogs or farm animals early in life appears to reduce a child’s risk of developing asthma, a new study shows.
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Low-income families living in “green” public housing may have fewer problems with asthma and other respiratory conditions, a new study finds. Researchers found that children living in Boston’s newer, greener public housing had fewer asthma attacks, hospital visits and missed school days, compared with their peers [...]