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 Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many parents know that allergies are seasonal, but fewer may realize that the same is true of asthma: A new study suggests the riskiest time for children with asthma is September, as they head back to school. Researchers found that the rates of asthma flares [...]
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Medicines commonly used to control asthma may increase the risk of a potentially serious sleep problem in some people, a small, early study suggests. “Inhaled corticosteroids may predispose to sleep apnea in some asthma patients,” said study author Dr. Mihaela Teodorescu, an associate professor of medicine [...]
A mother’s level of exposure to viral infections and bacteria during pregnancy affect the environment in the womb, and therefore the baby’s risk of developing asthma and allergies in childhood, researchers report.
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Financial and social hardships are the major reasons black children and teens are twice as likely as whites to be readmitted to the hospital for asthma, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at nearly 800 asthma patients, aged 1 to 16, who were admitted to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical [...]
A new analysis of existing research suggests that premature babies face a higher risk of developing asthma and wheezing disorders when they’re older. Researchers from Harvard Medical School, the Maastricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland examined 30 studies that included about 1.5 million children.