Asthma News

Amish Lifestyle Brings Unexpected Benefit: Less Asthma
Finding suggests exposing kids to lots of allergens, like those found on farms, offers advantage

Does Living Near a Fracking Site Make Asthma Worse?
Study found association, but not cause-and-effect

Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails
Findings boost 'hygiene hypothesis,' study authors suggest

London's Great Smog of 1952 Linked to Asthma Surge
Finding may have implications for cities dealing with air pollution today, researcher says

Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health
At the job more than 60 hours a week had most damaging effects on women's well-being, study finds

Puerto Ricans' Health Lags Behind Other Hispanics
CDC report finds they have higher risk for 'multiple chronic conditions'

Antibiotics, Formula Feeding Might Change Baby's 'Microbiome'
C-section birth may also diminish diversity of these colonies of helpful microbes, study shows

Certain Steroids Raise Risk for Serious Staph Infections
Study finds long-term use of glucocorticoids may suppress immune system, upping odds for patients

Health Tip: Control Asthma
Doing so can improve quality of life

Many Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Asthma Meds
Only half surveyed knew what drugs were prescribed, how to use them