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Asthma News

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups

    By Nina FlanaganHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In obese people with asthma, weight-loss surgery has been linked to a significant reduction in serious asthma flare-ups, new research suggests. “We found that risk of an emergency department visit or hospitalization for asthma exacerbation decreased by half after bariatric [weight-loss] surgery and remained significantly lower [...]

  • Depression During Pregnancy Linked to Child’s Asthma Risk

    By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A child may face an increased risk of asthma if the child’s mother experienced depression during her pregnancy or she took an older antidepressant to treat her condition, new research suggests. However, more than 80 percent of the women in the study who were prescribed antidepressants [...]

  • Pneumonia in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children who contract pneumonia during the first three years of life appear to face a higher risk of developing asthma, new research suggests. These findings raise concern that early childhood respiratory problems may have an enduring and negative impact on growing lungs. “This supports the idea that [...]

  • Cat, Dust Mite Allergies Linked to Childhood Asthma

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Toddlers and preschoolers with cat and dust mite allergies may face an increased risk for asthma later in childhood, a preliminary study suggests. The research included almost 500 children from Cincinnati. The youngsters had allergy skin prick tests for four common indoor allergens — cat, dog, cockroach and dust [...]

  • Could a Dishwasher Raise Your Child’s Allergy, Asthma Risk?

    By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Hand washing dishes instead of using a machine to wash dishes may reduce children’s risk of developing allergic conditions, such as asthma or eczema, according to a new study. These findings are the latest to lend support to the “hygiene hypothesis.” This theory suggests that early [...]

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