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Health News - Asthma/Respiratory

Researchers make breakthrough in fight against superbug
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered why a lethal superbug is so resistant to the last line antibiotic meaning potential treatments could now be developed to fight the killer... (Medical News Today)

Acid reflux and coughing: What's the connection?
How might acid reflux lead to coughing and how is this diagnosed? Learn about treatments, prevention methods, and other causes of chronic coughing. (Medical News Today)

Babies with gut yeast may be at risk of asthma
A new study suggests a fungus known as Pichia - found in babies' guts - may increase the risk of developing childhood asthma, if acquired in early life. (Medical News Today)

New evidence that vitamin D prevents respiratory infections
Whether vitamin D supplements reduce the risk of acute respiratory infections is a hotly debated topic. A new meta-analysis swings in vitamin D's favor. (Medical News Today)

Scientists isolate new antibodies to fight human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
Researchers from VIB, UGent, the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and several collaborators developed a new antiviral strategy to fight human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a leading... (Medical News Today)

Inhalers for COPD: What Types Are There?
What are the different types of COPD inhalers available and how do they affect the body? What are the possible risks and side effects? (Medical News Today)

Evidence points to fish oil to fight asthma
University of Rochester Medical Center scientists have discovered new essential information about omega 3 fatty acids contained in fish oil and how they could be used for asthma patients. (Medical News Today)

Asthma vs. COPD: Differences and Similarities
What is asthma and what is COPD? Who gets asthma and COPD, can other disorders cause similar symptoms, and what are the treatments for breathing disorders? (Medical News Today)

Emphysema treatment could be optimized using network modelling
A unique engineering perspective of emphysema progression in the lung suggests how mechanisms operating at the micromechanical scale could help to predict patient survival and quality of life... (Medical News Today)

Mixing opioids and alcohol may increase likelihood of dangerous respiratory complication
Taking one oxycodone tablet together with even a modest amount of alcohol increases the risk of a potentially life-threatening side effect known as respiratory depression, which causes breathing to... (Medical News Today)

What is the Pathophysiology of COPD?
Learn about what happens in the lungs with COPD. What are the causes and symptoms, what treatments are recommended, and how can COPD be prevented? (Medical News Today)

New genetic markers for COPD discovered
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States, yet there are no effective medicines that improve mortality from the disease. (Medical News Today)

UNC researchers find new potential route to treat asthma
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine believe they have isolated a protein that, when missing or depleted, can cause airway constriction, production of mucus, chest tightness, and difficulty... (Medical News Today)

Diet Tips for COPD
Learn about the diet do’s and don’ts for people with COPD, including healthful foods, size and frequency of meals, and supplements to aid digestion. (Medical News Today)

Monoclonal antibody given to preterm babies may reduce wheeze later
Preterm babies given the monoclonal antibody palivizumab to prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) also appear less likely to develop recurrent wheeze, at least until the age of six, according... (Medical News Today)

Exacerbation of COPD: Causes, Warning Signs, and Treatment
(Medical News Today)

Surprise finding leads to new insights into splenic B cell differentiation
Belgian scientists have discovered the key role of protein Taok3 in the development of type B immune cells known as MZB cells, which are responsible for making antibodies to fight diseases. (Medical News Today)

Breathing molecule discovered: Vital to treating respiratory conditions
Respiratory conditions could be better targeted and treated, thanks to the discovery of the vital molecule which regulates breathing - according to research by the University of Warwick. (Medical News Today)

Insomnia increases asthma risk in adults
A new study suggests people who experience insomnia symptoms are at a higher risk of developing asthma in adulthood compared with insomnia-free adults. (Medical News Today)

Globe-trotting pollutants raise some cancer risks 4 times higher than predicted
A new way of looking at how pollutants ride through the atmosphere has quadrupled the estimate of global lung cancer risk from a pollutant caused by combustion, to a level that is now double the... (Medical News Today)

Parasite protein could help inform new anti-tuberculosis strategies
Proteins produced by the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis may be involved in immune system processes that can help fight mycobacteria, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

Regulating 'gasotransmitters' could improve care for sleep apnea
Unbalanced signaling by two molecules that regulate breathing leads to sleep apnea in mice and rats, researchers report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Medical News Today)

South African study provides compelling new evidence on role of person-to person transmission in drug-resistant TB epidemics
A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine provides compelling evidence that extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) is spread from person-to-person in the KwaZulu-Natal... (Medical News Today)

Protein IL-33 found to drive allergic sensitivity in the neonatal lung
Scientists from the lab of Bart Lambrecht (VIB-UGent) and Erasmus University have found evidence that interleukin-33 (IL-33), a protein created by white blood cells, is a key driver of allergic... (Medical News Today)

Early-life asthma may contribute to childhood obesity
A new study examines the link between early-life asthma and the risk of developing obesity in childhood. The research also investigates asthma medication. (Medical News Today)

What Causes Asthma?
Title: What Causes Asthma?
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 1/16/2002 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/9/2017 (Medicine Net)

1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed With Asthma May Not Have It: Study
Title: 1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed With Asthma May Not Have It: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 1/17/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/18/2017 (Medicine Net)

Title: Asthma
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/17/2017 (Medicine Net)

beclomethasone dipropionate inhaler (Qvar)
Title: beclomethasone dipropionate inhaler (Qvar)
Category: Medications
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/11/2017 (Medicine Net)

Kids' Asthma Flareups Fall Off After No-Smoking Laws
Title: Kids' Asthma Flareups Fall Off After No-Smoking Laws
Category: Health News
Created: 1/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/10/2017 (Medicine Net)

Many Poor Asthma Sufferers Stuck in Settings That Make Their Disease Worse
Title: Many Poor Asthma Sufferers Stuck in Settings That Make Their Disease Worse
Category: Health News
Created: 1/4/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/4/2017 (Medicine Net)

Bronchodilators (Drug Class)
Title: Bronchodilators (Drug Class)
Category: Medications
Created: 12/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/28/2016 (Medicine Net)

Cured Meats Could Aggravate Asthma, Study Suggests
Title: Cured Meats Could Aggravate Asthma, Study Suggests
Category: Health News
Created: 12/20/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/21/2016 (Medicine Net)

Study Sees Link Between Insomnia, Asthma
Title: Study Sees Link Between Insomnia, Asthma
Category: Health News
Created: 12/9/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/9/2016 (Medicine Net)

Mice May Be Key to Kids' Asthma Attacks at School
Title: Mice May Be Key to Kids' Asthma Attacks at School
Category: Health News
Created: 12/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/5/2016 (Medicine Net)

ephedrine (oral)
Title: ephedrine (oral)
Category: Medications
Created: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/10/2016 (Medicine Net)

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