Overweight or obese adults are found to breathe up to 50% more air per day, making them more vulnerable to air contaminants that cause asthma and other pulmonary diseases.
Kids with high BMIs exposed to high levels of air pollutants had nearly triple asthma risk compared with non-obese children and lower levels of pollution exposure.
Unlike nose receptors, the newly discovered class of cells expressing olfactory receptors in human lungs are programed to send signals to the brain to release hormones that cause airway constriction.
Researchers found that in low-income countries where the annual gross national income fell below $15,000 per capita, COPD mortality rose with no clear link to smoking.
The organization made its comments as the Food and Drug Administration moved closer to approving the first sublingual immunotherapy treatment options in the United States.
Exposure to dog-associated household dust results in protection against airway allergen challenge and a distinct gastrointestinal microbiome composition, according to research
Many exposed to high levels of pollutants in New York City on September 11, 2001 have developed significant kidney damage, according to researchers. The higher an individual’s exposure to particulate matter, the greater the organ damage.
NanoBio Corporation received a multi-million dollar grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to develop a nanoemulsion adjuvant for use with a pandemic influenza vaccine.
Results from four proof-of-concept clinical trials with RPL554, a "first-in-class" inhaled drug for COPD, and potentially asthma and allergic rhinitis, was well tolerated by both healthy subjects and patients with respiratory conditions.
Researchers developed a three-dimensional model of rhinovirus C in an effort to identify its structure. The model means drugs could be designed to effectively cure the common cold.