Asthma News

Gene May Play Part in How Kids Respond to Asthma Meds: Study
Chemical signal linked to how well corticosteroids worked

Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies
Finding suggests that 'Western' lifestyle may be driving diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity

More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders
EMS workers join police, fire personnel still struggling with health problems, study finds

Asthma Rates Similar Among Black Children in Urban, Rural Areas: Study
Finding challenges theory that living in a city boosts risk of respiratory condition

Work-Related Asthma Affects Millions of U.S. Adults: CDC
If you can't give up the job, try to minimize contact with irritants, expert says

Childhood Trauma May Raise Odds of Asthma
Study finds divorce, death and violence appear linked to higher risk of respiratory illness

Could Household Bleach Raise Kids' Risk for Flu, Other Infections?
European study shows 'modest' effect, but cause-and-effect not clear

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups
Emergency visits, hospitalizations for airway disease dropped by half after procedure, study finds

COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S.
CDC report finds a quarter of people with the illness are unable to work

Depression During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Asthma Risk
Older, but not newer, antidepressants showed similar increased odds for respiratory condition, study found