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 | Feb. 13, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine asthma pregnancy supplements vitamin-d 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 | Feb. 6, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine allergies asthma inflammation lungs 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 | Dec. 16, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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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 | Aug. 26, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine asthma lungs muscles

‘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 | Aug. 19, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine asthma childrens-health 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 | Aug. 9, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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

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. | July 17, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Asthma can keep horses from winning races

Asthma can keep racehorses from running their fastest, say researchers.

Kayla Zacharias-Purdue | April 24, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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What it means when lungs crackle and wheeze

The idea that lung sounds are a cause of disease is a "paradigm shift for a field that has a 200-year history with the stethoscope."

Jim Erickson-Michigan | April 17, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine asthma emphysema inflammation lung-disease lungs

Check the map for your county’s traffic-asthma link

Childhood asthma cases in the US attributable to traffic-related air pollution dramatically decreased over a 10-year period, research shows.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M | April 8, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine asthma childrens-health maps pollution traffic

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