Breathe Better to Live Better Optimizing Outcomes for People with COPD Tue, 19 May 2020 18:11:00 +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 New study from pandemic epicenter describes severe COVID-19 response in children Tue, 19 May 2020 18:11:00 +0000 ]]> 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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Mucus breakthrough could help patients breathe easy Wed, 13 May 2020 12:17:00 +0000 ]]> New insights into the molecular mechanisms driving mucus viscosity were have been discovered. A discovery about how mucus thickness is regulated could help to improve airway-clearing treatment options for people with chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Chronic illness in childhood linked to higher rates of mental illness Mon, 04 May 2020 15:41:00 +0000 ]]> Children with long-term health conditions may be more likely to experience mental illness in early adolescence than healthy children, according to new research.

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Study to determine incidence of novel coronavirus infection in U.S. children begins Mon, 04 May 2020 15:40:00 +0000 ]]> A study to help determine the rate of novel coronavirus infection in children and their family members in the United States has begun enrolling participants. The study also will help determine what percentage of children infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, develop symptoms of the disease.

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Smoking during pregnancy results in an increased risk of asthma even in adulthood Thu, 30 Apr 2020 13:13:00 +0000 ]]> A recently completed study indicates that smoking by pregnant mothers caused roughly an 1.5-fold asthma risk in their offspring at the ages between 31 and 46.

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Gene defects linked to eczema, wheeze and nasal disease among babies Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:25:00 +0000 ]]> A link has been discovered between a common gene defect and eczema, nasal blockage and wheeze among babies as young as six months, according to a new study. The research raises new questions about how soon in life these defects could start affecting babies, resulting in serious health problems, and suggests treatment targeted towards children carrying these genetic defects started soon after birth could improve their lives.  

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New understanding of asthma medicines could improve future treatment Mon, 27 Apr 2020 15:01:00 +0000 ]]> New research has revealed new insights into common asthma aerosol treatments to aid the drug’s future improvements which could benefit hundreds of millions of global sufferers.

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Good news for the wheat-sensitive among us Thu, 23 Apr 2020 17:04:00 +0000 ]]> New research has revealed key insights about the proteins causing two of the most common types of wheat sensitivity – non-celiac wheat sensitivity and occupational asthma (baker’s asthma).

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Experience matters for immune cells Tue, 14 Apr 2020 16:27:00 +0000 ]]> The discovery that immune T cells have a spectrum of responsiveness could shed light on how our immune system responds to infections and cancer, and what goes wrong in immune diseases. Researchers found that T cells responded very differently to immune signals the more ‘training’ they had been exposed to. This could help guide research into finding drug targets for immune diseases such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Researchers suggest a special diet against asthma Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:14:00 +0000 ]]> Can a special diet help in certain cases of asthma? A new study at least points to this conclusion. According to the study, mice that were switched to a so-called ketogenic diet showed significantly reduced inflammation of the respiratory tract.

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