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First Lung Map Uncovers New Insights into Asthma

For the first time, researchers have mapped the building blocks of the human lungs and airways, in both asthma patients and normal...
childhood asthma

Exposure to Farmyard Bugs Reduces Immune Overreaction Found in Childhood Asthma

The findings, from a study recently published in the journal Science Immunology, reveal more about the mechanisms underlying hyperresponsiveness in the airways of the lungs –...
asthma

Mould Discovery in Lungs Paves Way for Helping Hard to Treat...

A team at The University of Manchester have found that in a minority of patients they studied, the standard treatment for asthma - oral...
babies crawlvideo

Babies Stir up Clouds of Bio-Gunk When They Crawl

When babies crawl, their movement across floors, especially carpeted surfaces, kicks up high levels of dirt, skin cells, bacteria, pollen, and fungal spores, a...
asthma

For City Kids with Asthma, Telemedicine and In-School Care Cut ER...

Children with asthma in the Rochester City School District who received a combination of telemedicine support and school-based medication therapy were almost half as...
lung microbiome

Natural Lung Bacteria Offer Clues on Treating Airway Infections, Says Expert

An Imperial College London expert has highlighted the importance of studying lung microorganisms, known as the lung microbiome, in helping us to understand and...
asthma

Asthma Study May Point to Potential New Therapeutic Approach

A team of Vanderbilt investigators has discovered that a specific factor is critical for the movement of certain white blood cells from the bone...
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Uncovering Asthma’s Genetic Origins

The statistics about asthma are staggering. According to a recent Global Burden of Disease Study, more than 334 million people worldwide may suffer from this...
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Obesity Can Add Five Weeks of Asthma Symptoms Per Year in...

Asthma affects almost 1 in 10 children in the U.S. and is a leading cause of emergency room visits and hospitalizations in preschoolers. According...
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Exposure to Larger Air Particles Linked to Increased Risk of Asthma...

Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University report statistical evidence that children exposed to airborne coarse particulate matter — a mix of dust, sand and...
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Researchers Investigate How a Stressed Brain Can Make Asthma Worse

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are investigating cross-talk between the brain and lungs of people with asthma in a four-year, $2.5 million study...
asthma

Time of Day Affects Test Results for Asthma, Researchers Find

New research presented today (Friday 8th December) at the British Thoracic Society Winter Meetingshows the human body clock significantly impacts on sample results used...
allergens

Allergens Widespread in Largest Study of U.S. Homes

Allergens are widespread, but highly variable in U.S. homes, according to the nation’s largest indoor allergen study to date. Researchers from the National Institutes...
food allergies, allergic diseases

New Genes Discovered That Influence the Risk of Allergic Diseases

What does an allergic reaction of the skin have to do with asthma and hay fever? It is well known that allergic diseases often...
eczema

Atopic Eczema: One Size Does Not Fit All

Doctors and patients have long known that the itchy skin condition can affect people in many different ways. Now Professor Sara Brown from the...
thwart disease

Shining a Light on the Nervous System to Thwart Disease

Vanderbilt University researchers are teaming with peers from two other universities to develop ways to fight disease with light with the promise of minimally...
asthma

Can Asthma Be Controlled with a Vitamin Supplement?

The shortness of breath experienced by the nearly 26 million Americans who suffer from asthma is usually the result of inflammation of the airways....
Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Does Not Protect Children Against Asthma and Allergies

Your risk of developing asthma and allergies depends on your genes, environment and lifestyle factors. Several lifestyle risk factors have already been well established...
eczema

Breastfed Babies Are Less Likely to Have Eczema as Teenagers, Study...

The study, which is published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics, examined more than 13,000 Belarussian teenagers enrolled in...
cell death

Tracing Cell Death Pathway Points to Drug Targets for Brain Damage,...

University of Pittsburgh scientists are unlocking the complexities of a recently discovered cell death process that plays a key role in health and disease,...