Map shows good and bad news on air pollution

A new global map shows trouble spots for air pollution containing tiny particles called at PM2.5 that can make their way deep into your respiratory system.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: pollution asthma air-pollution maps earth-and-environment

Bedroom air filters ease breathing for kids with asthma

Bedroom air filters can alleviate—and may even prevent—asthmatic flareups in children, a new study shows.

Tim Lucas-Duke • futurity
April 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: pollution asthma wildfire childrens-health health-and-medicine filters

Rev up “killer cells” to treat eczema?

Boosting the number of natural killer cells in the blood could offer a way to treat eczema and also help with related problems, like asthma.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL • futurity
Feb. 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: asthma skin featured health-and-medicine immune-systems eczema

Prenatal vitamin D supplements don’t protect kids from asthma

Taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy does little to prevent asthma and recurrent wheezing in young children, a new study shows.

Scott Hesel - U. Rochester • futurity
Feb. 13, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: pregnancy asthma vitamin-d supplements health-and-medicine wheezing

‘Language of cells’ could uncover new asthma, allergy treatments

"We're getting in line with how cells talk... We expect to see real improvements in severe asthma and allergy patients."

Fred Mamoun-Yale • futurity
Feb. 6, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: inflammation asthma lungs allergies health-and-medicine microrna

Child asthma flare-ups coincide with microbiome changes

There's a connection between the microbiome in the upper airway and a child's asthma severity, researchers have discovered.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
Dec. 16, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: bacteria asthma microbiomes childrens-health featured health-and-medicine

Tiny device shows how asthmatic spasms happen

A "bronchi on a chip" one-thousandth the size of a human hair that mimics the behavior of the human airways sheds light on bronchospasm.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 26, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: asthma lungs muscles health-and-medicine

‘As needed’ use of inhalers works just fine for kids with asthma

Using steroid inhalers on an as-needed basis effectively controls children's asthma with less medication, a new study shows.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
Aug. 19, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: asthma childrens-health health-and-medicine inhalers steroids

Pollution is behind 1/3 of new asthma cases in Europe

"This new analysis is a call for urgent action. These impacts are preventable. We can and should do something about it."

Texas A&M University • futurity
Aug. 9, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: asthma air-pollution childrens-health earth-and-environment health-and-medicine

Standard approach to mild asthma often falls short

Different types of asthma may require different kinds of treatments, according to research that finds the current treatment may not work for everyone.

Northwestern U. • futurity
July 17, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: asthma lungs featured health-and-medicine medications

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