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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Friday, May 30, 2008 by: Heidi Stevenson
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.
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.
By DENISE GRADY
Published: August 30, 2007
Children ages 5 to 11 with asthma require different treatment than do adults, guidelines issued yesterday by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute say.
The new guidelines are the first to recognize that this age group has distinct needs and should not be lumped together with adults, as has been done in the past.