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Cats to protect children from asthma

...cells over reacts causing runny nose, sneezing and wheezing of allergic reactions. Supporters of cleanliness hypothesis reasoned that exposure to cats might be protecting from asthma by strengthening the Th1 system. To prove this Thomas Platts-Mills and his colleagues from the University of Virginia looked a...

A smoke free place to be initiated

...erienced ETS exposure during travel with coughing, wheezing or chest tightness. Many reported needing extra medication during travel times. Hopefully the study might encourage more places - like the locations these people travel a smoke free place....

Allergies: A major health problem

...istamine’ comes into contact with lungs it induces wheezing and in the vent of attack occurring on the skin it results in hives. Indoor allergies can be kept away by preventing dust mites, animal dander and other such substances coming into contact with our body. Dr. Mary Worstell, an eminent authority attach...

Asthma is not just a childhood condition

... aged 50 or over. Furthermore, while 88% knew that wheezing was a common symptom, 42% did not realise that a persistent cough that is worse at night or in the early morning, or shortness of breath are also common symptoms that indicate poorly controlled asthma. There seems to be a commonly held misconceptio...

Cells critical for asthma development found

... the immune system and leads to the characteristic wheezing and coughing symptoms of an asthma attack. Researchers at Stanford University have been studying mice that lack a specific type of// immune cell called natural killer (NK) cells. These mice do not get asthma, despite being exposed to the usual trigge...

Asthma not just a childhood condition

... aged 50 or over. Furthermore, while 88% knew that wheezing was a common symptom, 42% did not realise that a persistent cough that is worse at night or in the early morning, or shortness of breath are also common symptoms that indicate poorly controlled asthma. It is vital people recognise the symptoms early ...

Traffic pollution linked to severe asthma attacks

...lungs. People with the illness suffer from coughs, wheezing and shortness of breath. A very severe attack may kill. Colds, the flu, cigarette smoke, pollen, stress and pollution can trigger an asthma attack. There is no cure for asthma but it can be controlled with drugs....

Steroid Treatment for Wheezing Questioned

...a placebo.More than 200 children with a history of wheezing were part of the study. The children were randomly assigned to a five-day course of oral prednisolone or placebo to be given at the start of a wheeze attack. Parents then recorded their children's respiratory symptoms and noted if their child was tak...

Persistent Childhood Wheeze Probably Inherited

Childhood wheezing has been linked to many different causes, some of ...e not. Previous studies have suggested early onset wheezing is associated with high levels of allergies, impaired lung function, and bronchial hyper-responsiven...

The Harmful Effects Of Cigarette Smoke

...halant allergens (like pollen), allergic rhinitis, wheezing and respiratory infections. In children whose parents had allergies, smoke exposure in the womb that continued after birth significantly increased the risk of allergic sensitization to inhalant allergens and wheezing. However, the risk was only see...

Your Wheezing Could be Due To Your Bed

...link between certain types of bedding and frequent wheezing in children. Results of a recent study show // an association between frequent wheezing and synthetic quilts and pillows, and electric blankets. For the study, synthetic pillows were those...

Environment and Diet Found To Precipitate Asthma

...Hong Kong had a significantly higher prevalence of wheezing in the past year than those from the cities of Gua...gzhou and Beijing. Factors significantly linked to wheezing were cooking with gas, foam pillows, and damp housing. Factors that protected against wheezing were ...

Childhood Wheezing Could Be Hereditary

Studies in the past have suggested early onset wheezing is associated with high levels of allergies, impai...ponsiveness. Children with the longest duration of wheezing also appear to have more severe asthma. However, some children who develop wheeze later in childhood...

Childhood asthma may be triggered by cockroach allergens

...uency of number of days they suffered from coughs, wheezing spells with tightening of chests, nights of interrupted sleep, missed school days and disrupted play activities. Cockroach allergens can come from several sources such as sewage, saliva, and exposed food particles or dead animals. Keeping the house ...

Study Warns About The Use Of Popular Asthma Drug To Stop Children's Coughs

...airways and this in turn helps to reduce coughing, wheezing or difficulty in breathing. However they are also potentially dangerous for children as they can impair the developing nervous system. They cause mental irritability, seizures and cardiac arrhythmias that can lead to death. For Further Information...

Knowledge Of Asthma For Teachers Can Help Children

...en we think of asthma we often think of full-blown wheezing and shortness of breath,” said Dobey. “However, for many kids, a full-blown attack can be preceded by a persistent cough, complaints of not feeling well and not behaving properly instead of the classic signs.” Dobey said that approximately two out o...

Teaching the immune system to fight diseases is the key to reducing childhood infections

...wn that most common colds can help protect against wheezing in later childhood, and other childhood infections such as chickenpox also provide a level of protection. Knowing exactly which 'dirt' provides the best education for the immune system, and how to mimic its affects in a cleaner environment, could b...

A warning for children consuming hamburgers: Asthma

... eating junk food may raise the risk of asthma and wheezing problems in children. // Researchers found that ...to have asthma and 100 percent more likely to have wheezing problems, according to the study. The study was led by Dr. Kristen Wickens of the Wellington Asthma...

Risk Of Asthma Rises Due to Endotoxins

...lationship between asthma, asthma medications, and wheezing came from endotoxin levels in bedroom floor and bedding dust. However, the effects were observed only in adults and not in children. The endotoxin concentrations were highest in kitchen and living room floor dust, and lowest in the case of bedding. ...

Air pollution increases asthma in Canada

... The disease has characteristic features such as wheezing and chest pain. It is prevalent among the children...perform heavy exercise and hence they are prone to wheezing which eventually progresses to asthma. The causative agents present in the outdoor air that are s...

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