Health News

Infancy Weight Gain May be Linked to Asthma
What happens in the womb is important for a child's development. Early infancy is just as important, especially when it comes to the development of childhood asthma.
Obesity During Pregnancy Inflames Risks
If you’re obese and pregnant, a nutritious diet may not ensure you have an easy pregnancy and a healthy baby. A new study shows that inflammation in your body, caused by obesity, can have harmful health effects for both the mother and child.
Asthma Treatments may not Work
Asthma and inflammation may seem like an obvious relationship, but that's not the case. New research suggests that the majority of patients with mild-to-moderate asthma may not respond to anti-inflammatory treatments.
Linking Cesarean Sections and Childhood Asthma
Women know that what they do during pregnancy affects the risk of childhood asthma. A new study shows an interesting link between delivery method and childhood asthma.
OTC Asthma Inhaler is off the Market
Now that it is 2012, Primatene Mist is no longer available for purchase. With no over-the-counter asthma inhalers, asthma patients must now seek prescription-based relief.
Lung Health and Obesity
Diseases may occur at the same time but may not be directly related. Understanding the relationship between obesity, asthma and sleep-disordered breathing ( SDB ) could lead to better treatment and improved quality of life.
Biological Clock May Affect Asthma Side Effects
While the idea of your body telling you to go to sleep may seem simple, it's actually a very complex process. In fact, that process also impacts certain side effects in asthma and allergy medications.
Second-hand Smoke Linked to Asthma Complications
The case against second-hand smoking is getting stronger. Adults exposed to second-hand smoke as a child were more likely to develop asprin-exacerbated respiratory disease ( AERD ).
'Tis the Season for Allergies
It's the holidays and that means lots of families, food and cheer. It can also be a stressful time for people with allergies. Decorations, food, pets and even trees can trigger allergies, asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Asthma Medication Use During Pregnancy
Women can ease most of their fears when it comes to using asthma medication during pregnancy. A new study shows one type of asthma treatment did not increase the risk of most diseases in children.