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Climate change bringing infection, hunger, illness

Climate change threatens far more than our environment. It's already led to the spread of infectious diseases and respiratory...

Asthma linked to celiac disease

People with the digestive disorder known as celiac disease are more likely to develop another disorder involving the immune...

Air pollution may hurt school kids' lungs

Allergy season is known to aggravate kids' asthma attacks, but other types of fine particle pollution in the air throughout...

Climate change creates longer ragweed season

A changing climate means allergy-causing ragweed pollen has a longer season that extends further north than it did just 16...

CORRECTION: Fruits and veggies may not lower kids' allergy risk

Eating more fruits and vegetables may not protect children from developing allergies, according to a large Swedish study...

Fruits and veggies may not lower kids' allergy risk

Eating more fruits and vegetables may not protect children from developing allergies, according to a large Swedish study...

Many with asthma, emphysema may misuse inhalers

Many people with asthma or emphysema could be taking their inhaled medicines incorrectly, researchers say. When they asked...

Road traffic tied to poverty-stricken kids' asthma

Teenagers living close to a busy road are more likely to have allergies and asthma than those living farther from traffic,...

Study calls antibiotic-asthma link into question

While some studies have suggested that giving babies antibiotics might boost their risk of asthma later on, a new analysis...

Nearly 25 million in US have asthma: US gov't

Nearly 25 million Americans have asthma, or just over 8 percent of the population, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

Early antibiotics tied to increased asthma risk

Babies given antibiotics within the first 6 months of life may be at least 50 percent more likely to develop asthma or allergies...

Can diet protect against asthma?

What you eat might affect your risk of developing allergies or asthma, and possibly that of your kids, hints a new review...

Young kids with asthma may lag in reading skills

Young children who start school with asthma may lag behind their peers in developing reading skills, a new study suggests....

Nonsmoking apartments still expose kids to smoke

Living in a nonsmoking apartment is no guarantee against the dangers of secondhand smoke, warns a new study that measured...

Smoking bans may benefit kids with asthma

Children with asthma who live in areas with "smoke-free" laws may suffer fewer bouts of coughing and wheezing as a result,...

"Allergy tablets" cut hay fever symptoms safely

Under-the-tongue tablets may be a safe alternative to allergy shots for people who don't get enough relief for their itchy...

Incense burning tied to asthma risk in some kids

Children from homes with regular incense burning have a higher risk of developing asthma, according to a Taiwanese study...

Paracetamol may be linked to young child allergies

The use of paracetamol for infants may be linked to the development of allergies and asthma later on, according to a report....

Typical acetaminophen dose no threat to kids' livers

Concerns about liver injuries in kids who take the common painkiller acetaminophen -- sold as Tylenol in the U.S. -- are...

CORRECTION: Acetaminophen no asthma trigger after all?

Doctors have been scratching their heads for years over the higher asthma risk in kids who use acetaminophen, a common painkiller...

Acetaminophen no asthma trigger after all?

Doctors have been scratching their heads for years over the higher asthma risk in kids who use acetaminophen, a common painkiller...

Inhaled steroids don't help asthma flare-ups

Doubling the dose of inhaled steroids doesn't appear to dampen asthma attacks, despite the practice being recommended by...

Spiriva enhances asthma treatment: study

Adding Spiriva to conventional therapy improves symptoms in patients whose asthma is poorly controlled and gives them more...

Scottish smoking ban cuts childhood asthma attacks

A 2006 public smoking ban in Scotland reduced the number of serious childhood asthma attacks by 18 percent per year, researchers...

Half of 'untreatable' asthma cases may be treatable

Good news for kids with treatment-resistant asthma: Their breathing troubles just might be treatable. Approximately one in...

Starting periods early tied to greater asthma risk

Women who start menstruating early may be at increased risk of asthma and poor lung function, new research shows. Having...

Are allergies associated with heart disease?

Common allergies that bring on wheezing, sneezing and watery eyes could be next to join the list of factors linked to heart...

REFILE: Acetaminophen tied to childhood wheezing and allergies

A pair of studies suggests that the common painkiller acetaminophen -- better known as Tylenol in the U.S. -- may be fueling...

Tylenol tied to childhood wheezing and allergies

A pair of studies suggests that the common painkiller acetaminophen -- better known as Tylenol in the U.S. -- may be fueling...

Prenatal smoke tied to poorer asthma-drug response

Studies have shown that children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy may have an increased risk of developing asthma. Now...

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