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Tag: Asthma

Teenagers Who Stay Up Late At Greater Asthma Risk

Toronto: Dear parents, if your teenage child is not going to bed early and is hooked to screen late in the night, read this carefully. Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that teenagers who prefer to stay up late and wake later in the morning are more likely to suffer from asthma and allergies […]

Vaping Increases Risk Of Asthma And COPD

New York: Inhaling heated tobacco vapour through e-cigarettes increases chances of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), conditions long shown to be caused by smoking traditional, combustible cigarettes. The research data, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, also suggest chances of developing COPD may be around six times greater among people who […]

E-Cigarettes May Raise Risk Of Asthma, Bronchitis

New York: E-cigarette use significantly increases a person’s risk of developing chronic lung diseases like asthma, bronchitis, emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, says a new study. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, also found that people who used e-cigarettes and also smoked tobacco — by far the most common pattern […]

Beware! Flavoured E-Cigarettes Can Worsen Asthma

Toronto: Certain flavoured e-cigarettes, even without nicotine, may change how airways, affected by an allergic disease, function, thus worsening the severity of diseases such as asthma, say researchers. For the first time, a model of asthma was used to investigate the effect of a range of popular e-cigarette flavours, with and without nicotine. “This is […]

Kids with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed

New York: Researchers have found that children with mild asthma can effectively manage the condition by using their two inhalers — one a steroid and the other a bronchodilator — when symptoms occur. The steroid inhaler lowers inflammation and the bronchodilator, also known as a rescue inhaler, relaxes the airway during an asthma attack to […]

Multiple genes to blame for risk of asthma, eczema

London: Researchers have found a total of 141 regions in our genetic material that largely explain the genetic risk underlying asthma, hay fever and eczema. As many as 41 of the genes identified have not previously been linked to an elevated risk for these diseases. The study, published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, shows […]

Shame, guilt affect work of asthma sufferers

New Delhi: It is not just respiratory symptoms or a feeling of tiredness that asthma sufferers have to face daily, many of them even have to deal with shame and a sense of guilt using inhalers at work, preventing them from working to their full potential, new research has found. The World Health Organization estimates […]

Vehicle pollution caused asthma in 350,000 Indian kids

New York: Traffic pollution caused asthma among 350,000 children in India, the second largest after China, in 2015, finds a Lancet study that analysed 194 countries. The study, published in the Lancet Planetary Health, found that the largest number of cases (760,000) of traffic pollution-related asthma were in China. It could be because China has […]

Eating fish may help reduce asthma risk 70%: Study

Sydney: Eating fish oil, rich in omega 3 fatty acids, can help reduce the risk of asthma by nearly 70 per cent, finds a study. Fish oil is known to be rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) or n-3 and contains omega fatty acids 3 and 6, which play a central role in the normal […]

Painkillers in pregnancy won't cause asthma in kids

London: Taking paracetamol or other painkillers during pregnancy is not responsible for increase in the risk of asthma in children, finds a study of nearly 500,000 women. Although women taking paracetamol during pregnancy are more likely to have children with asthma, painkillers are not the cause of the risk. Rather it could be the result […]

Vitamin D may help control asthma: Study

New York: Besides making bones strong, higher levels of Vitamin D can also help children with asthma to become more resilient to harmful respiratory effects caused by indoor air pollution, say researchers including one of an Indian-origin. “Asthma is an immune-mediated disease,” said lead author Sonali Bose, Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine […]

Fish oil may not improve asthma symptoms: Study

New York: Fish oil supplements, once touted as the natural substance that could alleviate many of your chronic ailments, may not prove to be helpful to obese/overweight adolescents and young adults with uncontrolled asthma, new research suggests. The study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, showed that four grams of […]

Obesity increases asthma risk in children: Study

New York: Parents, please take note. Obese children are at an increased risk of asthma, a new study has found. The findings suggest that the incidence of an asthma diagnosis among children with obesity was significantly higher than in those in a normal weight range and that 23 to 27 per cent of new asthma […]

Eating fish reduces childhood asthma: Study

Canberra: Eating fish like salmon, trout and sardines can significantly reduce asthma symptoms in children, a study led by Australian researchers have found. The results released on Monday were in line with a growing body of evidence that pointed to a healthy diet being a potential therapy for bronchial inflammation, Lead researcher Maria Papamichael at […]

Father's obesity in puberty may up asthma risk for offspring

London: Men who have considerable weight gain between their childhood and puberty are at an increased risk of having asthma as an adult, as are their future offspring, a new study has found. The findings suggested that the period between the age of eight and puberty is particularly important for lung health later in life. […]

Asthma may up obesity risk: Study

London: While obesity is already known as a risk factor for developing asthma, a new research led by one of an Indian-origin, has showed that people with the airway disease are also more likely to become obese. The study indicates that those who develop asthma as adults and those who have non-allergic asthma are at […]

Maternal exposure to pollen ups risk of asthma in babies

Sydney: Babies born to mothers who got exposed to pollen during the last trimester may be at increased risk of developing respiratory diseases such as asthma, says a study. The findings showed that those born during the peak grass pollen season had high immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels in umbilical cord blood — a marker used […]

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40% women with asthma may get chronic lung diseases: Study

Toronto: More than 4 in 10 individuals with asthma run the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it harder to breathe, says a new study involving around 4,000 women. The researchers examined risk factors for developing asthma and COPD overlap syndrome, known as […]

Eczema drug effective against severe asthma

New York: An eczema drug may help alleviate asthma symptoms as well as improve patients’ lung function better than standard therapies, results from twin studies have shown. Dupilumab, an injectable anti-inflammatory drug, was approved in 2017 by the US Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for eczema, a chronic skin disease. The findings showed […]

Males more prone to asthma

New Delhi: Males are more sensitive to allergens such as dust, pollen, food products, and fungi, and therefore, more prone to respiratory allergies like asthma, compared with females, finds a survey by SRL Diagnostics. The survey showed that dust has the biggest allergic reactions in men (65.48 per cent) than women (49.39) Further, men were […]

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Asthma, hay fever may up mental disorder risk

Taipei: Patients suffering from asthma and hay fever may be at increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders, a new study suggests. The findings suggested that almost 11 per cent of patients with common allergic diseases developed a psychiatric disorder within a 15-year period, compared to only 6.7 per cent of those without — a 1.66-fold […]

Fluctuation in female hormones may cause asthma

London: Researchers have found that fluctuations in female sex hormones can play a major role in the development of asthma and allergies. The analysis of studies involving more than 5,00,000 women highlights a link between asthma symptoms and key life changes such as puberty and menopause. “Asthma and allergy symptoms are often affected by life […]

Novel tool may identify drugs for asthma, hypertension

New York: Researchers have developed a new tool that could evaluate new drugs for diseases associated with abnormal levels of cell strength, such as asthma, hypertension and muscular dystrophy. According to the researchers, the tool named “fluorescently labeled elastomeric contractible surfaces” (FLECS) can measure the physical strength of individual cells 100 times faster than current […]

New ingestible antibody to prevent allergy, asthma

London: Researchers have in a breakthrough developed a new ingestible or inhalable antibody that can prevent allergic reactions and asthma in adults, a finding that could pave way for a far more effective allergy medicine. The antibody has a unique mechanisms through which it blocks the immune effect behind allergic reactions. The antibody interacts in […]

Treating eczema may also alleviate asthma

London: Researchers have found a possible new therapy for eczema that also helps reduce the severity of asthma. According to the researchers, children with atopic dermatitis (AD) — a type of eczema of the skin — show an increased risk of developing asthma later in life. The researchers also mentioned that house dust mites are […]

Sugary drinks during pregnancy may increase asthma risk in children

New York: Children between the ages of 7 and 9 may be at greater risk of developing asthma if their mothers drank a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages while pregnant, warns a new study. “Avoiding high intake of sugary beverages during pregnancy and in early childhood could be one of several ways to reduce the risk […]

Nuts, oily fish may cut kids' risk of asthma, rhinitis

London: Including nuts, oily fish like salmon, flax seeds, and soybean oil — rich in essential polyunsaturated fatty acids — in your children’s diet may prevent their risk of developing allergic diseases, especially asthma and rhinitis by teenage, a study has suggested. Both asthma and rhinitis affects the kids since their childhood, either due to […]

Dogs may prevent childhood eczema, asthma

New York: Having a dog during pregnancy may give your babies protection from allergic eczema and asthma, a study has found. The findings showed a mother’s exposure to dogs before the birth of a child is significantly associated with lower risk of eczema by age two years. However, the protective effect goes down at age […]

Pollens one of the reasons behind asthma attacks: Study

New Delhi: Pollen grains, whose levels are known to become higher during spring and fall, are among the main causes for serious allergic reactions and asthma attacks among the people in Delhi, said a new study on Wednesday. The study, published in the Indian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, says not only vehicular pollution, […]

Exposure to pet, pest allergens in infancy may cut asthma risk

New York: Children exposed to high indoor levels of pet or pest allergens during infancy are likely to have a lower risk of developing asthma by 7 years of age, a new study has revealed. The findings suggested that children who were exposed to higher concentrations of cockroach, mouse and cat allergens during the first […]

Kids with asthma are unnecessarily prescribed antibiotics: Study

London: Children suffering from asthma are unnecessarily prescribed antibiotics for treatment even though guidelines do not support this, new research shows. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways in the lungs. Symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. The findings showed that asthma symptoms are often mistaken for […]

New gene therapy may 'turn off' asthma

Sydney: Researchers have developed a new gene therapy that may help to ‘turn-off’ the immune response which causes allergic reaction such as asthma, or potentially lethal food allergies, researchers have found. “When someone has an allergy or asthma flare-up, the symptoms they experience results from immune cells reacting to protein in the allergen,” said Ray […]

Soon, wearable device to monitor and manage asthma

New York: In a major step towards a Fitbit-like wearable device to monitor and manage asthma, researchers have created a graphene-based sensor that can detect inflammation in lungs. The researchers believe that the sensor could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, preventing hospitalisation […]

Weight loss can reduce asthma severity in obese adults

Ottawa: Weight loss can improve asthma severity, asthma control, lung function, and quality of life of obese adults with asthma, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin. The researchers found that weight loss reduced asthma severity as measured by airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in obese adults. “While previous studies have examined the relationship between asthma severity and […]

Asthma linked with increased obstructive sleep apnea risk

New York: People suffering from asthma are at an increased risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder associated with adversely affecting health and a higher risk of death.

Asthma sufferers may be prone to bone loss

Asthma sufferers may be at an increased risk of bone loss, according to a new study which found a link between the condition and decrease in bone mineral density