Asthma

Asthma can affect your chances of pregnancy – Here's how

Asthma can affect your chances of pregnancy – Here's how

The researchers examined the data of women expecting their first babies in the early stages of pregnancy.

Feb 16, 2018, 18:52 PM IST
Treating eczema may also alleviate asthma

Treating eczema may also alleviate asthma

For the study, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, researchers created a mouse model to look further into the relationship between the two diseases.

Jan 22, 2018, 19:50 PM IST
Cycling: Tim Wellens says asthma inhaler use amounts to 'cheating'

Cycling: Tim Wellens says asthma inhaler use amounts to 'cheating'

Belgian rider Tim Wellens described the use of anti-asthma inhalers as tantamount to cheating, after four-times Tour de France champion Chris Froome failed a test for Salbutamol during last year's Tour of Spain.

Jan 11, 2018, 20:03 PM IST
Childhood asthma, food allergy may up anxiety disorder risk

Childhood asthma, food allergy may up anxiety disorder risk

According to parents' responses to a standardised interview, 58 per cent of children screened positive for at least one mental disorder. 
 

Jan 05, 2018, 17:42 PM IST
Anti-doping group urges Sky to suspend Chris Froome

Anti-doping group urges Sky to suspend Chris Froome

Last week Froome and Sky revealed the 32-year-old had tested for elevated levels of the asthma medication salbutamol during the Vuelta a Espana, which he won for the first time, in September.

Dec 18, 2017, 23:43 PM IST
Nuts, oily fish may cut kids' risk of asthma, rhinitis

Nuts, oily fish may cut kids' risk of asthma, rhinitis

Among children with asthma or rhinitis at the age of 8 years, higher blood levels of arachidonic acid were associated with a higher probability of being symptom-free at age 16 years, the researchers said.

Dec 06, 2017, 20:24 PM IST
Women more vulnerable to asthma than men – Here's why

Women more vulnerable to asthma than men – Here's why

Prior studies have showed that before puberty boys have approximately 1.5 times higher rate of asthma than girls.

Nov 29, 2017, 18:20 PM IST
Microbes in baby's digestive tract linked to asthma

Microbes in baby's digestive tract linked to asthma

The finding suggests that modifying the infant gut microbiome, the community of microorganisms or bacteria that live in the digestive tracts, could reduce their risk of developing asthma.
 

Nov 28, 2017, 14:38 PM IST
Low air pollution levels can elevate asthma risk

Low air pollution levels can elevate asthma risk

Governments need to investigate ways of reducing emissions on the roads, particularly trucks using diesel.

Nov 24, 2017, 16:59 PM IST
Having a pet may reduce risk of childhood eczema, asthma

Having a pet may reduce risk of childhood eczema, asthma

Although eczema is commonly found in infants, many people don't know there is a progression from eczema to food allergies to nasal allergies and asthma

Oct 27, 2017, 18:51 PM IST
Women with asthma more likely to have underweight babies

Women with asthma more likely to have underweight babies

Asthma is a common disease caused by chronic inflammation in the lungs with symptoms of coughing and breathlessness.

Oct 05, 2017, 17:10 PM IST
Resort to Vitamin D supplements if you are suffering from asthma

Resort to Vitamin D supplements if you are suffering from asthma

If clubbed with medicines, it can act as a source of immediate relief for the ones who suffer from a severe asthma attack.

Oct 04, 2017, 13:50 PM IST
No harm in exposing your toddlers to pets, germs – Know why

No harm in exposing your toddlers to pets, germs – Know why

 Exposure to certain bacteria around the house – mainly those found in house dust – during infancy, was also associated with a reduced risk.

Sep 22, 2017, 13:21 PM IST
Pollens one of the reasons behind asthma attacks: Study

Pollens one of the reasons behind asthma attacks: Study

The study, published in the Indian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, says not only vehicular pollution, but pollen in the atmosphere is also responsible for triggering respiratory allergy in more than 30 per cent of the population.

Sep 21, 2017, 13:12 PM IST
Kids exposed to pet allergens as infants at lower risk of developing asthma

Kids exposed to pet allergens as infants at lower risk of developing asthma

The finding could help design strategies to prevent asthma from developing, alleviating the burden of this disease placed on millions of people, as well as on their families and communities, researchers said.

Sep 20, 2017, 14:14 PM IST
Healthy food with proper exercise could reduce asthma symptoms

Healthy food with proper exercise could reduce asthma symptoms

Asthma is a common and long-term condition affecting around one in ten people in the western world.

Sep 14, 2017, 12:27 PM IST
Living closer to parks may benefit children with asthma

Living closer to parks may benefit children with asthma

Researchers, including those from Johns Hopkins University in the US, noted that children had one extra day when they suffered with asthma symptoms for every 305 metres between their home and the park.

Sep 09, 2017, 14:32 PM IST
Steroids ineffective for chest pains in non-asthmatic patients

Steroids ineffective for chest pains in non-asthmatic patients

In the study, 398 non-asthmatic adults with acute chest infections but no evidence of pneumonia and not requiring immediate antibiotic treatment were randomly split into two groups.

Aug 23, 2017, 12:06 PM IST
Revealed - Why 9/11 survivors are at risk of heart attack, lung disease

Revealed - Why 9/11 survivors are at risk of heart attack, lung disease

Researchers enrolled 8,701 people to examine the association between physical injury or acute exposure to the dust cloud on the morning of September 11, 2001, and chronic disease up to 10 to 11 years later.

Jul 17, 2017, 14:50 PM IST
High sugar intake during pregnancy ups risk of asthma in kids

High sugar intake during pregnancy ups risk of asthma in kids

The study by researchers from the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), revealed a link between free sugars, such as those found in fizzy drinks and processed food, and the inflammatory disease.

Jul 06, 2017, 13:47 PM IST