asthma

Gas stoves and damp houses increase childhood asthma rates
Gas stoves and damp houses increase childhood asthma rates (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of Queensland researchers have found that childhood asthma in Australia is associated with gas stoves and damp houses. Dr Luke Knibbs, from the Centre for Air Pollution, Energy and Health Research and UQ’s School of Public Health, led research that aimed to find ... Read More »

Why don’t kids use their asthma medicines?
Why don’t kids use their asthma medicines? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In a new analysis of interviews conducted with children who have asthma, their caregivers and their clinicians, Johns Hopkins researchers found that there was significant lack of agreement about why the kids miss their needed daily anti-inflammatory medication. A report on the ... Read More »

Asthma is associated with boys’ childhood fractures
Asthma is associated with boys’ childhood fractures (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The world’s largest study of its type has confirmed that asthma is associated with childhood fractures for boys, but not girls, underlining the importance of bone health education. The University of Melbourne-led study, the world’s largest of its kind involving ... Read More »

Early intervention may minimise later lung problems
Early intervention may minimise later lung problems (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A major study has found that controlling asthma through appropriate monitoring and medication is among several variables that can affect whether someone develops chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in later life. The University of Melbourne-led study, published in The Lancet ... Read More »

Poor asthma prescribing compromising health of children
Poor asthma prescribing compromising health of children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An alarming number of children under five years of age are being prescribed asthma medication outside of national guidelines, new research shows. The study, by medical researchers at UNSW and Sydney Children’s Hospital, was presented in Adelaide today to health ... Read More »

Plans for children often derailed by chronic illness
Plans for children often derailed by chronic illness (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

More than four million Australian women of childbearing age are living with chronic conditions like diabetes, cystic fibrosis and asthma, and many are not aware of the implications their illness has for childbearing, according to new research. Around 1,500 women ... Read More »

Women on some asthma medications take longer to conceive
Women on some asthma medications take longer to conceive (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to international research led by the University of Adelaide. However, the study of more than 5600 women in Australia, New Zealand, the ... Read More »

Sugary drinks during pregnancy increase asthma risk for children
Sugary drinks during pregnancy increase asthma risk for children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children between the ages of seven and nine may be at greater risk for developing asthma if they consumed high amounts of fructose in early childhood or their mothers drank a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages while pregnant, according to new ... Read More »

Polyunsaturated fatty acids linked to reduced allergy risk
Polyunsaturated fatty acids linked to reduced allergy risk (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research from Karolinska Institutet reveals that high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids in children’s blood are associated with a reduced risk of asthma or rhinitis at the age of 16 years. The study is published in The Journal of ... Read More »

Babies with severe respiratory illness have double the risk of childhood asthma
Babies with severe respiratory illness have double the risk of childhood asthma (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

If children develop severe respiratory illness before two years old, they are at least double the risk of developing asthma later in childhood, a study of NSW babies has found. A study of all children born in NSW between 2000 and ... Read More »

 
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