Breathe Better to Live Better https://breathebettertolivebetter.com Optimizing Outcomes for People with COPD Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:15:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Optimizing Outcomes for People with COPD Breathe Better to Live Better Optimizing Outcomes for People with COPD Breathe Better to Live Better https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg https://breathebettertolivebetter.com 51409866 Study says inhalers OK to use amid COVID-19 concerns https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/07/study-says-inhalers-ok-to-use-amid-covid-19-concerns/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=study-says-inhalers-ok-to-use-amid-covid-19-concerns https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/07/study-says-inhalers-ok-to-use-amid-covid-19-concerns/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=study-says-inhalers-ok-to-use-amid-covid-19-concerns#respond Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:15:00 +0000 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/07/study-says-inhalers-ok-to-use-amid-covid-19-concerns/ ]]> Researchers find that the benefits of inhalers for asthma sufferers outweigh the risks of contracting coronavirus, following concerns raised after WHO warned that steroids could reduce immunity.

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Living close to green space benefits gut bacteria of urban, formula-fed infants https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/07/living-close-to-green-space-benefits-gut-bacteria-of-urban-formula-fed-infants/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=living-close-to-green-space-benefits-gut-bacteria-of-urban-formula-fed-infants https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/07/living-close-to-green-space-benefits-gut-bacteria-of-urban-formula-fed-infants/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=living-close-to-green-space-benefits-gut-bacteria-of-urban-formula-fed-infants#respond Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:56:00 +0000 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/07/living-close-to-green-space-benefits-gut-bacteria-of-urban-formula-fed-infants/ ]]> Living close to natural green space can mitigate some of the changes in infant gut bacteria associated with formula feeding, according to new research.

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Links between parents' and children's asthma and allergies https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/07/links-between-parents-and-childrens-asthma-and-allergies/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=links-between-parents-and-childrens-asthma-and-allergies https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/07/links-between-parents-and-childrens-asthma-and-allergies/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=links-between-parents-and-childrens-asthma-and-allergies#respond Wed, 08 Jul 2020 14:59:00 +0000 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/07/links-between-parents-and-childrens-asthma-and-allergies/ ]]> New research found that, compared with a father’s traits related to allergies and asthma, a mother’s traits create a higher risk that a child will develop these same traits in early childhood.

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Asthma and allergies more common in teens who stay up late https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/07/asthma-and-allergies-more-common-in-teens-who-stay-up-late/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=asthma-and-allergies-more-common-in-teens-who-stay-up-late https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/07/asthma-and-allergies-more-common-in-teens-who-stay-up-late/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=asthma-and-allergies-more-common-in-teens-who-stay-up-late#respond Mon, 06 Jul 2020 14:08:00 +0000 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/07/asthma-and-allergies-more-common-in-teens-who-stay-up-late/ ]]> Teenagers who prefer to stay up late and wake later in the morning are more likely to suffer with asthma and allergies compared to those who sleep and wake earlier, according to a new study.

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Asthma does not seem to increase the severity of COVID-19, research team finds https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/07/asthma-does-not-seem-to-increase-the-severity-of-covid-19-research-team-finds/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=asthma-does-not-seem-to-increase-the-severity-of-covid-19-research-team-finds https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/07/asthma-does-not-seem-to-increase-the-severity-of-covid-19-research-team-finds/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=asthma-does-not-seem-to-increase-the-severity-of-covid-19-research-team-finds#respond Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:41:00 +0000 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/07/asthma-does-not-seem-to-increase-the-severity-of-covid-19-research-team-finds/ ]]> Researchers say further study is needed, but those with the chronic respiratory disease don’t appear to be at a higher risk of getting extremely ill or dying from coronavirus.

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Even minor heart defects are associated with long-term problems in adulthood https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/06/even-minor-heart-defects-are-associated-with-long-term-problems-in-adulthood/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=even-minor-heart-defects-are-associated-with-long-term-problems-in-adulthood https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/06/even-minor-heart-defects-are-associated-with-long-term-problems-in-adulthood/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=even-minor-heart-defects-are-associated-with-long-term-problems-in-adulthood#respond Mon, 29 Jun 2020 16:01:00 +0000 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/06/even-minor-heart-defects-are-associated-with-long-term-problems-in-adulthood/ ]]> Long-term morbidity as well as a lower level of education and employment rate are common among adults who underwent congenital heart surgery during childhood, regardless of the severity of the defect.

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Critical new allergy pathway https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/06/critical-new-allergy-pathway/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=critical-new-allergy-pathway https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/06/critical-new-allergy-pathway/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=critical-new-allergy-pathway#respond Thu, 25 Jun 2020 20:22:00 +0000 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/06/critical-new-allergy-pathway/ ]]> Researchers have identified the sequence of molecular events by which tiny, tick-like creatures called house dust mites trigger asthma and allergic rhinitis.

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Scientists uncover immune cells that may lower airway allergy and asthma risk https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/06/scientists-uncover-immune-cells-that-may-lower-airway-allergy-and-asthma-risk/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=scientists-uncover-immune-cells-that-may-lower-airway-allergy-and-asthma-risk https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/06/scientists-uncover-immune-cells-that-may-lower-airway-allergy-and-asthma-risk/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=scientists-uncover-immune-cells-that-may-lower-airway-allergy-and-asthma-risk#respond Fri, 12 Jun 2020 21:22:00 +0000 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/06/scientists-uncover-immune-cells-that-may-lower-airway-allergy-and-asthma-risk/ ]]> Scientists offer a clue to why non-allergic people don’t have a strong reaction to house dust mites. They’ve uncovered a previously unknown subset of T cells that may control allergic immune reactions and asthma from ever developing in response to house dust mites — and other possible allergens.

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Immune cells multiply and diversify in mouse lungs at birth https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/06/immune-cells-multiply-and-diversify-in-mouse-lungs-at-birth/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=immune-cells-multiply-and-diversify-in-mouse-lungs-at-birth https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/06/immune-cells-multiply-and-diversify-in-mouse-lungs-at-birth/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=immune-cells-multiply-and-diversify-in-mouse-lungs-at-birth#respond Tue, 02 Jun 2020 15:43:00 +0000 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/06/immune-cells-multiply-and-diversify-in-mouse-lungs-at-birth/ ]]> An explosion in the number and types of immune cells in the lungs of newborn mice likely helps them adapt to breathing and protects them from infection, says a new study.

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New study from pandemic epicenter describes severe COVID-19 response in children https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/05/new-study-from-pandemic-epicenter-describes-severe-covid-19-response-in-children/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=new-study-from-pandemic-epicenter-describes-severe-covid-19-response-in-children https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/05/new-study-from-pandemic-epicenter-describes-severe-covid-19-response-in-children/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=new-study-from-pandemic-epicenter-describes-severe-covid-19-response-in-children#respond Tue, 19 May 2020 18:11:00 +0000 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/05/new-study-from-pandemic-epicenter-describes-severe-covid-19-response-in-children/ ]]> While most children infected with the novel coronavirus have mild symptoms, a subset requires hospitalization and a small number require intensive care. A new report describes the clinical characteristics and outcomes of children hospitalized with COVID-19, during the early days of the pandemic.

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