Asthma News

Allergies, Asthma Tied to Lower Risk of Brain Cancer
Researchers found 30 percent lower odds for those with respiratory allergies and eczema

Study Casts Doubt on Effectiveness of COPD Drug
Research finds acetazolamide may not help patients breathe on their own, but one expert disagrees

Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom's Vaginal Fluids?
Small study suggests it's possible to partially restore good bacteria to cesarean infants

Prenatal Vitamin D Supplements May Not Lower Baby's Asthma Risk: Study
But since the nutrient can help ease other ills, supplementation may not be a bad idea, experts say

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Seems OK for Preschoolers: Study
Finds treatment works and is well-tolerated in 2- to 5-year-olds

No Antibiotics for Common Respiratory Infections: Experts
Physicians' group and CDC jointly advise that the drugs not be prescribed for colds, bronchitis in adults

Coils in Lungs Might Boost Ability to Exercise With Emphysema
Study finds greater improvement in those treated compared to a placebo

Study Ties Autism Risk to Prenatal Exposure to Asthma Drugs
But taking beta-agonists during pregnancy also might benefit fetus, researchers say

Asthma May Be Linked to Shingles Risk
Chances of getting painful skin condition 70 percent higher among people with respiratory condition, study finds

Child Asthma Rates Leveling Off, Except Among Poor and Older Kids: Study
Environmental triggers may increase the risk for children in low-income areas, experts say