Breathe Better to Live Better Optimizing Outcomes for People with COPD Wed, 18 Mar 2020 01:56:00 +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 51409866 High levels of iron in the lung linked to increased asthma severity Wed, 18 Mar 2020 01:56:00 +0000 ]]> Iron build-up in the lung cells and tissues is associated with worse asthma symptoms and lower lung function, according to new research. The researchers say that the study, which includes data from asthma patient samples and mouse models, is the first to definitively show a relationship between iron build-up in the lung cells and tissues and the severity of asthma.

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Breastfeeding and risks of allergies and asthma Wed, 04 Mar 2020 19:15:00 +0000 ]]> In an Acta Paediatrica study, exclusive breastfeeding for the first 3 months was linked with a lower risk of respiratory allergies and asthma when children reached 6 years of age.

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Length of pregnancy alters the child's DNA Mon, 02 Mar 2020 15:38:00 +0000 ]]> Researchers have mapped the relationship between length of pregnancy and chemical DNA changes in more than 6,000 newborn babies. For each week’s longer pregnancy, DNA methylation changes in thousands of genes were detected in the umbilical cord blood. The study is published in Genome Medicine.

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Researchers make asthma breakthrough Wed, 26 Feb 2020 13:06:00 +0000 ]]> Researchers have made a breakthrough that may eventually lead to improved therapeutic options for people living with asthma. The researchers have uncovered a critical role for a protein (Caspase-11), which had previously never been implicated in the disease, and which may offer a promising target for drug designers.

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Allergists encourage parents of food-allergic kids to recognize their own anxiety Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:51:00 +0000 ]]> Allergists in the study said thoughtful and balanced communication and having credible information to share with your child go a long way toward helping your child with fears about their food allergy.

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Exposure to cleaning products in first 3 months of life increases risk of childhood asthma Tue, 18 Feb 2020 23:21:00 +0000 ]]> New research shows that frequent exposure to common household cleaning products can increase a child’s risk of developing asthma.

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Differences in airway size develop during puberty Fri, 14 Feb 2020 13:48:00 +0000 ]]> Sex differences in airway size are not innate, but likely develop because of hormonal changes around puberty, reports a new study.

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Steroids could do more harm than good in treating coronavirus Thu, 06 Feb 2020 16:07:00 +0000 ]]> Steroids should be avoided in the treatment of the current novel coronavirus, experts have advised. A commentary article published in The Lancet concludes that, based on evidence from previous outbreaks of similar types of infection such as SARS, steroids provide little benefit to patients and could do more harm than good. They say that clinicians should still administer the treatment for conditions such as asthma and other inflammatory diseases.

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Agricultural area residents in danger of inhaling toxic aerosols Mon, 03 Feb 2020 15:45:00 +0000 ]]> Excess selenium from fertilizers and other natural sources can create air pollution that could lead to lung cancer, asthma, and Type 2 diabetes, according to new research.

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Finer particulate matter (PM1) could increase cardiovascular disease risk Wed, 29 Jan 2020 14:14:00 +0000 ]]> In addition to harmful gases such as carbon monoxide, air pollution contains tiny particles that have been linked to health problems, including cardiovascular disease and asthma.

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