Tag Archives: Asthma

Plant-Based Diets May Help Manage Asthma; Whereas Dairy Products And High-Fat Foods May Worsen It: Study

Plant-Based Diets May Help Manage Asthma; Whereas Dairy Products And High-Fat Foods May Worsen It: Study

Plant-based diet has long been touted as one of the most effective diets with several health benefits. A study published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that plant-based diet can reduce heart-failure risk by as much 41 percent, as compared to diets rich in fried food and …

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Stay on Steroids in Face of COVID-19, Say Experts

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Advice for those in the general population infected with COVID-19 is that “corticosteroids are to be avoided” during treatment, according to the CDC as well as the World Health Organization. This current consensus that there is no reason “to expect that patients [in general] with COVID-19 infection will benefit from corticosteroids, and they …

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Asthma Much More Lethal for Black Children, Study Finds

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SATURDAY, March 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Asthma attacks can prove deadly to kids, but a new study shows that black American children are six times more likely to die of the illness than their white or Hispanic peers. The gap in death rates “may imply a differential access to …

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Combo Inhaler May Give Better Relief for Some With Asthma

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) — Asthma patients typically use two inhaled drugs — one a fast-acting “rescue inhaler” to stem attacks and another long-lasting one to prevent them. However, combining both in one inhaler may be best for some patients, two new studies suggest. Patients …

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City Tax on Cars Cut Pollution, Kids’ Asthma Risk

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TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A tax designed to reduce mid-city traffic in Stockholm, Sweden, was tied to a reduction in asthma attacks in children, a new study suggests. “The key takeaways of this paper are that health gains can be realized through efforts to lower air pollution, …

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Obesity May Raise Girls’ Risk of Asthma, Allergies

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By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Obese girls may face a significantly higher risk for developing allergies, a new study suggests. But the researchers found the opposite was true for obese boys: They may actually face a slightly diminished risk for asthma, food allergies and …

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Boosting Steroid Dose May Not Reduce Kids’ Asthma Flare-Ups

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SATURDAY, March 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Temporarily boosting the dose of inhaled steroids may not do much to reduce the frequency of severe asthma flare-ups in children, according to two new studies. Short-term increases in inhaled steroids might even be tied to slightly slowed growth in kids, one of …

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Late Preemie Birth May Be Linked to Higher Asthma Risk

Chemo May Not Harm Unborn Baby

MONDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) — Babies born just a few weeks early appear to face a greater risk of developing asthma when compared with children born at full term, new research reveals. The observation applied to infants born between the 34th and 37th week of pregnancy. One-quarter of such …

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Study Links Common Household Products to Asthma

Home-Visit Program May Improve Child's Asthma

Many in Industry Question Study’s Findings, Say Fears Unfounded By Kathleen DohenyWebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD March 8, 2012 — Many cleaning and personal care products contain chemicals linked with asthma flare-ups or hormone disruption, according to new research. On the list: sunscreens, vinyl shower …

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Oral Allergy Immunotherapy Helps Control Asthma

Home-Visit Program May Improve Child's Asthma

By Serena GordonHealthDayReporter TUESDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News)—Oral allergy immunotherapy—in the form of drops or tablets—is effective at reducing asthma symptoms and the need for asthma medications in children who have what’s known as allergic asthma, a new study finds. The findings bolster hopes that these oral medications might someday …

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