Respiratory experts urge rethink of 'outdated' asthma categorisation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 ...
Songbird study shows how estrogen may stop infection-induced brain inflammation
Aug 31, 2017
The chemical best-known as a female reproductive hormone—estrogen—could help fight off neurodegenerative conditions and diseases in the future. Now, new research by American University neuroscience Professor Colin Saldanha ...
Asthma, more deadly with age, takes heavy toll on older adults
Aug 15, 2017
In early June, Donna Bilgore Robins stood on a patio in Beaver Creek, Colo., under a crystal-clear blue sky and tried to catch her breath.
Hibernating control cells or why inflammations become chronic
Aug 10, 2017
Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common autoimmune disease of the joints. It causes a chronic inflammatory response, with the body's own immune cells attacking the joint, including the cartilage and bone. This process does ...
Respiratory microbiome may influence inflammation in CF
Jul 31, 2017
(HealthDay)—Reduced bacterial diversity in the upper and lower airways in infants with cystic fibrosis (CF) is associated with use of prophylactic antibiotics and younger age at sampling, while less diversity in lavage ...