Content Tagged As asthma

3 years 4 months ago

Having trouble breathing?

If you're having trouble breathing from all the smoke hanging over the state--you're urged to call your doctor. The Pueblo City-County Health Dept. says people with lung disease or asthma who are having trouble breathing, wheezing or shortness of breath should work with their doctor to decide how to...

4 years 2 months ago

Study links acetaminophen, asthma in teens

Teens who take acetaminophen have double the risk for asthma compared to those who'd never taken it. That's the finding of a new study by the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand, published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The scientists studied teens who...

4 years 2 months ago

Overseas asthma treatment: Salt mines

Salt is becoming big business as an experimental treatment for asthma patients in Pakistan. A centuries-old salt mine in Pakistan is attracting patients who are lining up to try its converted underground caverns. People from as far away as Dubai and Saudi Arabia come to the mine for treatment....

4 years 2 months ago

Researchers make huge asthma discovery

There is new hope for millions of asthma sufferers. Researchers are on the verge of a major breakthrough that could make inhalers a thing of the past. Dr. David Farrar and his research team at the University of Texas Southwestern discovered that Interferon, an immune system protein already...

4 years 7 months ago

A study suggests BPA linked to asthma

A new study in mice suggests exposure to the chemical Bisphenol-A may be linked to asthma. Bisphenol-A, or BPA is found in some plastics and the aluminum lining of food and drink cans. In experiments with mice, researchers found that expectant mothers exposed to BPA had pups with more...

4 years 8 months ago

Plan ahead when traveling with asthma

If you are suffering from asthma, it takes some extra planning before hitting the road or hopping a plane. The Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America offers these tips for travelers: Medications Take with you a detailed list of medications showing prescription refill number, prescribing physician and...

4 years 8 months ago

Study: Smokers hurting children with asthma

Children with asthma can't breathe well when they're exposed to secondhand smoke, disrupting their sleep. Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital examined 200 asthmatic children who lived with smokers. Secondhand smoke was associated with difficulty falling asleep, trouble breathing during sleep and increased daytime sleepiness. According to the medical...

4 years 8 months ago

Smokers hurting children with asthma

Children with asthma can't breathe well when they're exposed to secondhand smoke, disrupting their sleep. Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital examined 200 asthmatic children who lived with smokers. Secondhand smoke was associated with difficulty falling asleep, trouble breathing during sleep and increased daytime sleepiness. According to the medical...

4 years 9 months ago

Common indoor allergies this time of year

Cigarette smoke, pet dander and tons of dust are just some of the causes of indoor allergies so common this time of year. Doctors from Weill Cornell Medical Center say all of those things plus household cleaners and gas fumes can also trigger allergy and asthma symptoms. They recommend...

4 years 9 months ago

Common indoor allergies this time of year

Cigarette smoke, pet dander and tons of dust are just some of the causes of indoor allergies so common this time of year. Doctors from Weill Cornell Medical Center say all of those things plus household cleaners and gas fumes can also trigger allergy and asthma symptoms. They recommend...

4 years 10 months ago

Staying in school may help asthma conditions

Staying in school can have an unexpected side effect: improved asthma symptoms. A study published in the journal respiratory research finds adults with fewer than 12 years education were 55 percent more likely to report an asthma-related emergency room visit in the last year. They say lower education levels...

4 years 10 months ago

Staying in school may help asthma conditions

Staying in school can have an unexpected side effect: improved asthma symptoms. A study published in the journal respiratory research finds adults with fewer than 12 years education were 55 percent more likely to report an asthma -related emergency room visit in the last year. They say lower education...

4 years 11 months ago

Asthma affecting first responders to WTC

The responders who worked so hard to save lives after the September 11th terrorist attacks may be facing a new battle . Researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York analyzed the medical records of over 2000 World Trade Center responders. They found they were two times more likely to...

5 years 1 month ago

Children with asthma are vulnerable to the flu

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children are particularly vulnerable to the flu, especially if they have an underlying condition. Kids who have respiratory conditions like asthma can experience severe complications from the flu. In fact, a recent study found 67-percent of kids who died with...

5 years 1 month ago

Children with asthma are vulnerable to the flu

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children are particularly vulnerable to the flu, especially if they have an underlying condition. Kids who have respiratory conditions like asthma can experience severe complications from the flu. In fact, a recent study found 67-percent of kids who died with...

5 years 1 month ago

Hazy air taking a toll on asthma patients

Wildfires burning in California, Utah and western Colorado have made Colorado's air hazy and prompted advisories from state health officials. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Safety Tuesday advised people with asthma , heart conditions, young people and the elderly to stay inside if visibility was less than...

5 years 1 month ago

Treating asthma at school

For some kids, having the right school supplies doesn't just give them an advantage in the classroom. It can mean the difference between life and death. Thousands of children in private and public schools across the country have such severe asthma that they often require puffs from an inhaler,...

5 years 1 month ago

Swine flu tough on asthma patients

Since it first emerged in April, the global swine flu epidemic has sickened more than 1 million Americans and killed 500. It's also spread around the world, infecting tens of thousands and killing 2,000. This summer, the virus has been surprisingly tenacious in the U.S., refusing to fade away...

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