• Common Colds During Pregnancy May Lead to Childhood Asthma
    Women who are pregnant may want to take extra precaution around those that are sniffling and sneezing this winter. According to a new study published today, the more common colds and viral infections a woman has during pregnancy, the higher the risk her baby will have ...More
    February 3, 2014 Posted in News
  • Salmonella Infection Mitigates Asthma
    Researchers from Germany have identified the mechanism by which Salmonella infections can reduce the incidence of asthma in mice. The research, which appears ahead of print in the journal Infection and Immunity, opens up new avenues of research that could lead to ...More
    January 23, 2014 Posted in News
  • Low Diversity of Bacteria May Increase the Risk for Asthma
    Low gut microbial diversity in the intestines of infants can increase the risk for asthma development. These are the findings of the age 7 follow-up in a multi-year study led by researchers at Linköping University. In 2011 the results of a comprehensive survey of the ...More
    January 7, 2014 Posted in News
  • Research Shows How Household Dogs Protect Against Asthma and Infection
    Children's risk for developing allergies and asthma is reduced when they are exposed in early infancy to a dog in the household, and now researchers have discovered a reason why. Exposure of mice to dust from houses where canine pets are permitted both indoors and outdoors ...More
    December 18, 2013 Posted in News
  • Bacterial Protein in House Dust Spurs Asthma According to NIH Study
    A bacterial protein in common house dust may worsen allergic responses to indoor allergens, according to research conducted by the National Institutes of Health and Duke University. The finding is the first to document the presence of the protein flagellin in house dust, ...More
    October 15, 2012 Posted in News
  • Researchers Say Evidence Lacking on Link Between Asthma and Exposure to Cleaning Products
    Researchers exploring the relationship between asthma and exposure to consumer products and product ingredients say the database of current studies is not sufficiently robust to demonstrate a causal relationship between product exposures and new-onset asthma. But some ...More
    October 11, 2012 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene
  • Heightened Immunity to Colds Makes Asthma Flare-Ups Worse
    People often talk about "boosting" their immunity to prevent and fight colds. Nutritional supplements, cold remedies and fortified foods claim to stave off colds by augmenting the immune system. A new University of Michigan study shows this strategy might actually be ...More
    June 16, 2011 Posted in News
  • Why Does Flu Trigger Asthma?
    When children with asthma get the flu, they often land in the hospital gasping for air. Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have found a previously unknown biological pathway explaining why influenza induces asthma attacks. Studies in a mouse model, published online ...More
    May 27, 2011 Posted in News
  • Study Evaluates Parents' Reluctance to Vaccinate Asthmatic Kids
    Concern over vaccine safety is one of the primary factors preventing parents from having their asthmatic children vaccinated for influenza, according to Michigan researchers. Parents who do not vaccinate their children are also less likely to view flu as a "trigger" for ...More
    May 13, 2011 Posted in News
  • Asthma Linked to Bacterial Communities in the Airway
    Asthma may have a surprising relationship with the composition of the species of bacteria that inhabit bronchial airways, a finding that could suggest new treatment or even potential cures for the common inflammatory disease, according to a new UCSF-led study. Using new ...More
    February 17, 2011 Posted in News
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