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Low vitamin A and C levels may boost asthma risk

By Stephen Daniells, 17-Apr-2009

Low dietary intakes of vitamins A and C may increase the risk of developing asthma, suggests a review of 40 studies and 30 years of research.

Low blood levels of vitamin C and lower dietary intake of vitamin C-containing foods were associated with a 12 per cent heightened risk of asthma, say findings published online in Thorax.


Info On Food Nutrition And Herbal Asthma

What is all about nutrition and diet? There are some nutrition basics you can keep in mind. Mastering the nutrition basics comes down to understanding the concept of a food pyramid and the roles of fiber, fat, cholesterol, and calories in a healthy diet. You can also talk to your doctor or a dietitian for adapted dietary advice that takes into account your health status, lifestyle, and food like and dislikes. Water is your body's principal chemical component. Every system in your body depends on water.

Asthma Risk in Children Raised by Traffic Pollution Exposure of Pregnant Mothers

Friday, March 06, 2009 by: Reuben Chow, citizen journalist

(NaturalNews) Asthma rates in developed nations are soaring, and it is extremely clear that environmental pollution has a big part to play in the increase. A study recently published in the journal PLoS ONE has revealed that traffic pollution could cause genetic changes in a pregnant woman's womb, raising her child's likelihood of getting asthma later.

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Household Mold may Promote Asthma and Colds

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 by: Jo Hartley, citizen journalist

(NaturalNews) People who live in damp houses where water stains or mold is present may be more prone to asthma, colds, and other upper respiratory illnesses. Mold is a common allergen and is a known trigger for asthmatic attacks. It is not clear exactly how mold and dampness contribute to respiratory problems but in the face of these conclusions it is important to take steps to eliminate mold whenever possible.


Breathing exercises benefit asthmatics: study

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009;

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breathing exercises might help control asthma, results of a study hint. In the study, adults with asthma who received breathing training showed improvement in their health and psychological well-being and suffered fewer symptoms.


Stressed kids at risk of asthma in adulthood

By Megan Rauscher Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009;

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who suffer physical abuse, death of a parent or other childhood adversity and are anxious or depressed are at increased risk of developing asthma in adulthood, a study suggests.

"This is interesting," Dr. Kate M. Scott told Reuters Health, "because, although it has been known for a long time that people with asthma are more likely to also experience some anxiety disorders and possibly depression, it is usually thought that these mental disorders occur as a consequence of asthma."


FDA Panel: Serevent & Foradil aren’t worth risk but backs Advair

A FDA Panel said Thursday that the risks of death and serious injury associated with two popular brands of asthma inhalers are greater than the benefits of the drugs. However, in what is sure to be a controversial opinion, said that Advair should continue to be used to treat asthma.



Asthma rates up in kids near WTC

Thursday, November 29th 2007, 4:00 AM

Children who were exposed to dust from the collapsing twin towers had higher-than-expected rates of asthma after the catastrophe, a report released Wednesday shows.

The Health Department found that half of the 3,100 children enrolled in the WTC Health Registry developed a new or exacerbated respiratory problem, such as a cough, after 9/11.


Foods That Cure Asthma And Allergies

Monday, October 08, 2007 by: Anita Khalek

(NewsTarget) Outbreaks of asthma and allergies have increased considerably since the early 1980s. Asthma statistics outline a jump of 74% for children between the ages of 5-14 years and 160% for children under four years old, according to the National Institutes of Health. Additionally, one of every four children in the U.S. also suffers from some type of allergy. With annual costs in the billions, researchers offer a glimpse of hope for a natural cure.