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Overweight and Obese More Vulnerable to Asthma
They breathe in more air than do normal-weight persons, exposing them to more air pollutants and making them more vulnerable to asthma and other pulmonary diseases.
Air Pollutants Up Asthma Risk in Obese Children
Obese children in this study were nearly 3 times as likely to have asthma as nonobese children.
Rare Genetic Variants May Contribute to Severe Adverse Events in Asthma
Variants in a specific receptor gene appear to modulate therapeutic response in a small subset of patients who take long-acting beta agonists.
Asthma More Likely in Children Exposed to Infection In Utero
A new study finds that acute atopic symptoms during pregnancy are associated with increased risk of early atopy and allergic rhinitis in children at age 5 years.
Corticosteroids for Asthma Raise Sleep Apnea Risk
Inhaled corticosteroids may contribute to the high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea among patients with asthma, a study showed.
Autism Risk May Grow in Children With Asthma
The risk of a later diagnosis of autism may be slightly increased in young children who have asthma, according to a new study.
Phytoestrogens May Ease Wheezing Asthma, Allergy
A simple way to prevent asthma or treat wheezing may be to eat flaxseed or take some kind of probiotic.
Video: Using Inhalers and Puffers in Asthma
A clinical nurse consultant demonstrates best practices for inhalers and puffers, with an emphasis on pediatric asthma patients.
Doctors, especially primary care doctors, love stories. We love hearing them from patients and telling them to one another. “Anecdotal learning” it’s called by some (somewhat derisively because it’s not science).