Research opens up new treatment route for inflammatory rheumatism
Aug 23, 2016
Enthesitis, inflammation of tendons where they attach to the bone, is a common medical problem which underlies various forms of inflammatory rheumatism. Although around 1% of the population is affected, the mechanisms driving ...
Incidence of most fatal type of stroke decreasing—thanks to a decrease in smoking?
Aug 12, 2016
A new study indicates that Finland's national tobacco policies seem to be radically reducing the incidence of subarachnoid haemorrhage, the most fatal form of stroke.
Asthma pill could reduce symptoms in severe sufferers
Aug 05, 2016
The first new asthma pill for nearly 20 years has the power to significantly reduce the severity of the condition, a study led by the University of Leicester has found.
Prebiotics drastically reduce severity of exercise-induced asthma, study shows
Aug 03, 2016
The severity of exercise-induced asthma can be significantly reduced by taking prebiotics – food ingredients which target beneficial bacteria in the gut – according to new research.
Enzyme links metabolic state to inflammatory response to infection
Jul 26, 2016
An enzyme that stimulates the breakdown of fats in immune cells helps trigger inflammation, or an immune response to pathogens, a new study by Weill Cornell Medicine researchers suggests. The findings enhance scientists' ...
DNA-modulating drug attenuates lung inflammation in mice
Jul 21, 2016
Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) suffer from chronic respiratory infections, primarily caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which lead to airway inflammation and damage. Several recent studies have suggested that a specific ...
Stop the rogue ADAM gene and you stop asthma
Jul 21, 2016
Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered a potential and novel way of preventing asthma at the origin of the disease, a finding that could challenge the current understanding of the condition.
Fracking industry wells associated with increased risk of asthma attacks, study finds
Jul 18, 2016
People with asthma who live near bigger or larger numbers of active unconventional natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are 1.5 to four times likelier to have asthma attacks than those who live ...
Do kids grow out of childhood asthma?
Jul 18, 2016
When a child is diagnosed with asthma, parents usually have a number of questions. How serious is asthma? Will the child grow out of it? How can it be treated? It can be difficult to get clear answers, as asthma affects different ...
Increase in childhood and adult asthma linked to London's 1952 Great Smog
Jul 08, 2016
London's Great Smog of 1952 resulted in thousands of premature deaths and even more people becoming ill. The five December days the smog lasted may have also resulted in thousands more cases of childhood and adult asthma. ...