Asthma News

asthma lung research
Blocking a certain signaling molecule can relieve symptoms such as mucus production, swelling, and constriction of the airways in the lungs, a discovery that may potentially improve asthma treatment.
In support of World Asthma Day, May 3, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) is calling for more collaborative action in asthma treatment.
human lungs asthma attack
New data indicates that COPD patients who also have asthma are at an increased risk for severe exacerbations.
asthma treatment nanoparticle
Northwestern Medicine research shows a new approach to asthma treatment where a nanoparticle acts like a Trojan horse to convince the immune system not to attack it.
COPD asthma mortality study
Patients with COPD and late-onset asthma have a greater risk of death and hospitalization than early-onset asthma patients with COPD, according to new research.
asthma blood biomarker
According to Penn State researchers, people with asthma have identifying molecules circulating in their blood, which is a finding that may lead to the first diagnostic blood test for asthma.
Los Angeles smog
A study that tracked Southern California children over a 20-year period has found they now have significantly fewer respiratory symptoms as a result of improved air quality.
human lungs asthma attack
A new biochemical process that controls how air enters and leaves the lungs during normal lung function and during asthma has been identified.
woman asthma risk factors
Underweight and obese women who also drank alcohol and smoked tobacco had a two-fold higher risk of being diagnosed with asthma than women with a healthy BMI who did not drink or smoke.
Bronchial thermoplasty is equally effective in improving the quality of life of severe refractory asthmatics regardless of the demographic factors associated with their healthcare disparities.
Cleveland Clinic researchers have discovered a potential new remedy for the millions of asthma sufferers who are not responding to traditional bronchodilator treatments.
lab workers immune system
A collaborative study reveals that starving the immune system may lead to treatments for lung diseases, including COPD, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and asthma.
asthma genetic research
New research from the University of Southampton is intended to expand the researchers’ knowledge about why some individuals are more prone to develop asthma by analyzing a specific gene.
Children born to mothers who eat salmon when pregnant may be less likely to have doctor diagnosed asthma compared to children whose mothers do not eat it.
COPD inhaler study
Medical experts warn that children are being wrongly diagnosed with asthma and inhalers being too generously given out to patients.
Propeller Health and Boehringer Ingelheim are launching a first-of-its-kind commercial partnership to help people living with COPD and asthma better manage their disease.
asthma excess weight
Preliminary research reveals that polycystic ovary syndrome, obesity, and being overweight were associated with asthma in reproductive aged women.
The researchers found that obese reproductive-age females had higher sputum neutrophils compared with non-obese reproductive-age females.
child asthma telemedicine
A grant from the National Institutes of Health will help professor Jill Halterman study the effects of a telemedicine follow-up program in children hospitalized with asthma.
asthma cleaning products
A research team has developed CO2-based fabric cleaning invention that can help neutralize the threats to the lungs of asthma and allergy sufferers.