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Research Demonstrates Link Between Domestic Violence and Asthma

... World Health Organization estimates 15-20 million asthmatics live. Subramanian adds, "Our study suggests a new method for identifying stress-induced episodes and also reveals another terrible health risk of domestic violence."...

Obese People More Prone to Severe Persistent Asthma

...m the National Asthma Survey, which includes 5,741 asthmatics and looked at 3,059 adults with asthma, who were divided into three groups: non-overweight, overweight and obese, based on their body mass index (BMI). Researchers found that compared to non-overweight asthma patients, obese patients (BMI=30) were ...

Survey Shows Asthma Not Controlled in Severe Asthma Patients

...king was the finding that 38 percent of controlled asthmatics and 54 percent of uncontrolled asthmatics reported having had an asthma attack during which they feared for their life," said Stephen P. Peter...

Exposure to Chlorinated Swimming Pools Could Increase Asthma Risk in Children

...ional advice that swimming is beneficial for young asthmatics could be off the mark, a new study seems to indicate. Pediatrics, a leading journal, reported last week that children who swam in indoor chlorinated pools during their early years have higher rates of asthma and breathing problems later on than tho...

Southern California Wildfires Pose Health Risks to Children

...ive with asthma," he says. "That's not to say that asthmatics weren't affected. In fact, for several symptoms, we saw that asthmatics have as many health problems during times without fire smoke than what non-asthmatics reported for t...

Beta Agonists May Alter the Immune System

... very effective in opening up airways and allowing asthmatics to breathe, but their ability to address the underlying inflammation that causes most asthma has been debated for years,” said Penn, an associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Center for Human Genomics. The research is re...

The Immune System May Be Altered By Certain Chemicals

... very effective in opening up airways and allowing asthmatics to breathe, but their ability to address the underlying inflammation that causes most asthma has been debated for years," said Penn, an associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Center for Human Genomics. The research is re...

Study disapproves a new Asthma inhaler

... inhalers in favour of Salamol. In the study, 36 asthmatics using the Salamol inhaler were observed. Only 15 of them were able to stick to the study. The rest withdrew either due to the ineffectiveness of the drug or due to the taste. Asthma stability had deteriorated in 93% of the cases. According to the r...

Bronchial thermoplasty – a promising treatment for asthmatic

...ospital, I am still faced with no other options in asthmatics on maximal (drug) therapy." GYT...

Monoclonal Antibody Reduces Exacerbations in Asthmatics

...igators, both structured and inflammatory cells in asthmatics can release TNF?, which is an intercellular messenger protein, a cytokine, produced by white blood cells. “Anti-TNF? therapy has been shown to be effective in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn’s disease and psoriasis...

Immune Response Linked to “Ghost” Parasites and Severely Congested Sinuss

...f the genetic traits already known to be common in asthmatics were as active in patients with sinusitis. Twenty-two were scheduled to have surgery for sinusitis, while the remaining 11 served as study controls, having surgery for some other ailment than sinusitis. All those who underwent sinus surgery did so ...

Break-through Discovery Gives Hope For Asthma treatment

...ngs in the journal Nature Medicine have shown that asthmatics only produce half the number of anti-viral proteins when suffering a cold as compared to non-sufferers. This, they were of the opinion might be the reason for their being more likely to suffer a severe attack during a cold, which could even and end u...

Asthmatics, it pays to quit smoking

... a recent research reported in the United Kingdom, asthmatics will witness almost a 15% improvement in their lung function within two months of completely// staying off cigarettes. Researcher Dr. Neil C. Thomson said, "The improvement in lung function seen after smoking cessation was clinically significant. ...

Doctors Predict an Asthma Epidemic Triggered by Thunderstorms

... concentrated in the air close to the ground. As asthmatics with an allergy to grass pollen breathe in the con...s and other research experts have therefore warned asthmatics take special precautions during thunderstorms, and probably increase inhaler use. The case of Jun...

Effective Vaccine Found For Dust Mite Allergy

...ed fewer allergic symptoms such as sneezing, while asthmatics did not have frequent attacks. Cytos is involved in developing anti-allergen vaccines and plans to move forward and develop ones which are effective against grass pollen, cat hair and tree pollen. The current treatments for hay fever allergy such as ...

Heart Patients Can Now Benefit From Asthma Drug

... clenbuterol, originally intended for treatment of asthmatics can now help patients with heart failure // as well. The last step for many heart failure patients is a heart transplant. But with a worldwide shortage of organ donors, many patients have to survive on heart pumps, reported the online edition of Ne...

Mathematical approach to asthma

...itive aspect of the model is that it would help to asthmatics control their symptoms more effectively and improve the testing of new drugs. The prediction over the likelihood of an asthma attack occurring over the next month was made by looking at peak flow readings. The name of the model is the chaos model...

Mathematical Model Can Now Help Predict Asthma Risk

...ve asthma control. "There are around 5.2 million asthmatics in the country and half of them have severe asthma requiring frequent use of inhalers. The numbers of children with asthma have increased six fold in the last 30 years and six to seven people will die of asthma every 24 hours. The cost to the NHS is ...

Bony Vitamin D a boon for lungs too

...od for lungs and so offers great hope for smokers, asthmatics and other people with respiratory problems. The researchers found people with higher levels of the vitamin in their systems showed better lung function than those with lower amounts. “While the vitamin, which people get mostly from sunlight, is lin...

Asthma Attacks May Be Triggered By Inhalers

...f researchers has revealed that the inhalers which asthmatics use for symptomatic relief will increase the chanc...ts show that an inhaler, which is commonly used by asthmatics for relief, if used regularly, can increase the instability of the lung function, and increase the l...

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