asthma

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 »

New resources build asthma confidence in teachers
New resources build asthma confidence in teachers (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An interactive e-book is now available to teachers to improve care for the one in 10 Australian children who have asthma. Head of UNSW’s School of Women’s and Children’s Health Professor Adam Jaffe produced the book with his Sydney Children’s Hospital colleagues ... Read More »

Why smoking in pregnancy is harmful
Why smoking in pregnancy is harmful (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Maternal smoking during pregnancy contributes to various long-term health problems in offspring, especially respiratory disorders. Several human studies have indicated that maternal smoking is associated with lung under-development, airflow limitation, an increase in the risk of respiratory infections and development ... Read More »

 
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