Tag Archive: asthma

Sep
22

A new research has revealed that the overall outcomes for children with asthma are affected by socioeconomic inequalities.

A new research has revealed that the overall outcomes for children with asthma are affected by socioeconomic inequalities. Researchers noted a significant socioeconomic difference in outcomes, with the poor consequences of asthma concentrated among children from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The study was published in the journal Social Science and Medicine.

May
12

A study presented at the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting has revealed that the observed link between asthma and suicide risk in adolescents

A study presented at the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting has revealed that the observed link between asthma and suicide risk in adolescents could be mediated by comorbid sadness and substance use. Data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) highlighted that respondents with a current or previous history of asthma were 50% more likely …

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Apr
09

Despite the absence of a maternal history of atopy, prenatal stress due to events such as divorce,

Despite the absence of a maternal history of atopy, prenatal stress due to events such as divorce, job loss, and bereavement may be associated with an increased risk of atopic diseases in children, reports a novel study by researchers at the University Medical Center Hamburg–Eppendorf in Germany. Researchers noted an association between maternal life events …

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Feb
19

The findings are reported in the journal Chest

Researchers at Imperial College London found that children with severe asthma with a parent who smokes at home have lower levels of the enzyme HDAC2 compared with those whose parents don’t smoke. HDAC2 is required for steroids to exert their beneficial anti–inflammatory effects in asthma. The findings are reported in the journal Chest.

Jan
22

A new study in Pediatrics found that children admitted to the hospital for wheezing or asthma commonly show signs of exposure to tobacco smoke

A new study in Pediatrics found that children admitted to the hospital for wheezing or asthma commonly show signs of exposure to tobacco smoke, even when caregivers say there is no exposure, new research indicates. Secondhand smoke exposure was also associated with risk for readmission.

Aug
12

Children and adolescents with coexisting asthma

Children and adolescents with coexisting asthma and depression tended to have high levels of the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein (CRP). The presence of both asthma and depression was associated with a 7-fold greater risk of having levels of CRP above 2 mg/L. For children with both conditions, the likelihood of having CRP levels above 3 …

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Aug
05

Severe asthma in childhood

Severe asthma in childhood, or childhood asthma in combination with allergies to furry animals, may signal asthma that will persist into young adulthood. A Swedish study followed seven- and eight-year-olds with asthma through their teens. Among those with the combination of severe asthma and animal allergies as kids, 82% still had asthma at age 19. …

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Jun
12

Fish Medicine for asthma

The fish cure for asthma is back in the news. The Bathini Goud family, living in Hyderabad, claim that they can cure asthma by making people swallow a 2-inch live fish filled with medicine. They claim that they have been using this treatment for over 160 years. As per their claim the medicine is stuffed inside …

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