Obesity may exacerbate asthma in children
Oct 18, 2017
In a Pediatric Allergy & Immunology study of children hospitalized for asthma, obesity was a risk factor for repeated hospital admissions.
Nutrition can modify age-related inflammation according to expert report
Oct 06, 2017
Ageing is characterised by increased levels of inflammatory markers in the bloodstream, a phenomenon that has been termed "inflammageing." This type of enhanced inflammation tone, also designated as low grade inflammation, ...
New compound discovered in fight against inflammatory disease
Sep 22, 2017
A 10-year study by University of Manchester scientists for a new chemical compound that is able to block a key component in inflammatory illness has ended in success.
Asthma researchers test substance from coralberry leaves
Sep 14, 2017
The coralberry could offer new hope for asthmatics. Researchers at the University of Bonn have extracted an active pharmaceutical ingredient from its leaves to combat asthma, a widespread respiratory disease. In mice, it ...
Respiratory experts urge rethink of 'outdated' asthma categorisation
Sep 12, 2017
A group of respiratory medicine experts have called for an overhaul of how asthma and other airways diseases are categorised and treated.
Asthma linked to increase in fertility treatment
Sep 12, 2017
Women with asthma are more likely to have fertility treatment before giving birth than non-asthmatic women, according to new research presented today (Tuesday) at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.
Children with asthma are being prescribed unnecessary antibiotics
Sep 11, 2017
Children with asthma are more likely to be prescribed antibiotics even though there is no evidence that they need them any more than children without asthma, according to research to be presented at the European Respiratory ...
City kids with asthma suffer less if they live near a park
Sep 08, 2017
Milan, Italy: Children with asthma who live in the city may have fewer days with symptoms the closer they live to parks and green spaces, according to research to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International ...
New 'biologic' drug may help severe asthma
Sep 07, 2017
(HealthDay)—A "biologic" drug in development to treat severe asthma reduces the rate of serious attacks by about two-thirds compared to a placebo drug, according to preliminary research findings.
Discovery leads to development of new drug for inflammatory diseases
Sep 01, 2017
A lipid (fat) whose anti-inflammatory activities were discovered by Cardiff University, with colleagues from Universities of Pittsburgh, Oregon and Michigan, is being developed into a new drug for the treatment of diseases ...