Health News

Girls with Asthma Are More Likely to be Depressed
Asthma in children can limit some normal everyday activities, but it may also affect their emotional state as well. A new study indicates that girls with asthma may be more likely to suffer from depression.
Childhood Asthma is a Community Affair
Visiting your family doctor is an obvious decision in handling your child's asthma. A new report says that care should extend past the doctor's office and into the community.
Ozone and your lungs
Before you step outside on a sunny day for a run, think about taking precautions for your health. Sure, you stretched, but did you check the day's ozone level?
Obese Moms Spread Children's Asthma
Women who are obese during pregnancy put their children at higher risk for asthma. A new study shows that a mother's weight has an effect on the respiratory health of her child.
The Molecule of Many Diseases
It is good news when researchers gain a little more knowledge about the development of one disease. It is even better news when that little bit of knowledge applies to a whole group of diseases.
Home Care Plans Not Lowering ER Visits
Hospital emergency departments have improved how they treat kids with severe asthma attacks, but sending young patients home with a plan to treat their asthma does not seem to help prevent readmission.
Preventing a Sneezy, Wheezy Halloween
Ghosts and goblins aren't the only scary things out and about at Halloween. The holiday has a number of potential triggers for kids dealing with allergies and asthma.
Primatene Mist Being Pulled off Market
Next year, you will not be able to buy asthma inhalers without a prescription. A popular medication is being phased out because it contains chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).
Shallow Breath and Swelling Blood Sugar
Children who are struggling with both diabetes and asthma have to deal with more than shortness of breath; some of them seem to have a harder time keeping their blood sugar under control.
Genes May Predict Who Responds to Inhalers
A genetic difference may explain why some asthma sufferers respond well to inhalers and some don't. About 40 percent of asthma patients don't respond well to inhaled steroids.