Asthma is a lung condition that affects 23 million Americans, including 6 million kids. People with asthma may cough, wheeze, or have trouble breathing.
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People suffering from asthma who have to take medication every day to control it may face an increased risk of heart attack, new research suggests. And a second study confirms that having active asthma also increases your heart risk. “People with asthma should make an effort to [...]
TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — There’s more evidence that poorer housing is tied to higher rates of asthma attacks among kids. In a new study, researchers led by Dr. Andrew Beck, a pediatrician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, tracked links between community housing code violations — infractions such as the presence in homes [...]
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 [...]