Bronchial asthma and respiratory tract infections

Respiratory tract infections in young children are associated with an increased risk of asthma and worsening lung function later in life, according to new European research. In an international study of one hundred and fifty-four thousand, four hundred and ninety-two children, it was found that those who had had upper respiratory tract infections, such as...

Medication for the treatment of bronchial asthma

Data from a phase III study of a drug for the treatment of autoimmune diseases has been released, which show that it is effective in the treatment of bronchial asthma. If the drug is approved for asthma, it could be on a fast track to becoming a sought-after and purchased drug. An estimated fifty billion...

Electronic cigarettes cause asthma

The researchers concluded that maternal e-cigarette smoking is associated with an increased risk of developing allergic asthma in offspring. The study was conducted on mice and Australian researchers believe that e-cigarette use during pregnancy should not be considered safe. Allergic asthma is caused by a reaction to allergens such as pollen, dust mites, and pets....

Asthma Prevention: Diet and Exercise

Non-obese people with asthma can reduce their symptoms and improve their quality of life through diet and exercise, according to research presented at the 2017 European Respiratory Society International Congress. Asthma affects one in ten people in the Western world. Most patients rely on daily medicine to control their illness, and many are wary of...

Bronchial asthma and the immune response

Nerve cells in the gut play a crucial role in the body’s ability to create an immune response to infection, according to new research.According to scientists, the immune and nervous systems have co-evolved to respond to infectious threats. This means that scientists looking for ways to treat conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease or bronchial asthma...

Inflammation in bronchial asthma and genes

A new study from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine has revealed a role for the ORMDL3 gene in asthma management. ORMDL3, a gene recently associated with susceptibility to asthma, is now referred to in relation to the body’s ability to harvest inflammatory cells during a respiratory allergic reaction in the airways.Researchers have identified...

Taking medications for bronchial asthma

The scheme, launched by the Department of Health in England in 2011, designed to help patients stick to their drug regimens, has been so successful that it will save the Department £ 517.6 million over the long term in the first five years, according to a team of economists. The study was conducted by experts at...

Walking in parks can help with asthma

Scientists from Italy concluded that urban children with asthma living near parks or green spaces have fewer days with symptoms of the disease.The study examined children with persistent asthma living in the city. Over the course of two weeks, the number of days with illness was recorded, then this data was correlated with the distance from...

Medication to treat severe asthma

A new type of injectable biotechnological therapy for severe asthma from well-known drug manufacturers, according to the creators, is able to help a much wider range of patients than existing drugs.The results, collected in the middle of a clinical study involving five hundred and eighty-four patients, showed that the experimental drug reduced the annual rate...

Bronchial asthma, smog and pollen

About 40% of Americans live in areas where unhealthy levels of smog and ragweed pollen – linked to climate change – combine to threaten respiratory health and can lead to COPD and bronchial asthma, the Natural Resources Defense Council said in a report.About one hundred twenty-seven million Americans live where ambrosia and ozone can threaten...