Asthma Research:
Help To Find A Better Way

Asthma research is one of the best ways to tackle this troublesome disease. It is the most common respiratory disease found in humanity. While millions of people suffer from this disease worldwide, asthma research has only begun to touch the ways to improve breathing.

Asthma is a chronic medical condition in which the lining of the lungs are oversensitive to certain allergens. It leads to inflammation of lung airways and unavoidable breathing problems.

Broadly, it is caused by the environment and genetic factors. In some cases, a person becomes sensitive to pollens and strong smells and feels tightness in chest when exposed to such a condition. Other reasons can be the social and economic state of a person. Only asthma research can really show the real story.

The history of asthma research dates back to the times of Greek, when Hippocrates recognized it as one of the diseases. Although the diagnosis is pretty simple and symptoms can be cleared quickly, there is no easy way to deal with it. Proper asthma management can be kept under control through disciplined intake of asthma medications and treatments.

Although asthma research has been carried out a long time now, it still remains as an incurable disease. But current research can teach us how to prevent and treat symptoms.

Current Asthma Research Articles

Alcohol in Moderation Can Reduce Asthma Risk

Sep. 29, 2011 — Drinking alcohol in moderate quantities can reduce the risk of asthma, according to Danish researchers.


Source: Science Daily / University of Toronto

Obese Children Have Up To Double The Risk Of Having Asthma

‎Friday, ‎October ‎14, ‎2011 - Asthma is considered one of the main causes of school absenteeism and its prevalence has risen in the last decades. Overweight children have been shown to have doubled the frequency of asthma than that of non-obese children …


Source: Science Daily / University of Toronto

Breastfeeding Reduces The Risk Of Allergies

‎Friday, ‎October ‎14, ‎2011 - Today, about one in four European children suffer from allergy, which makes this disease the non-infectious epidemic of the 21st century. Evidence suggests that lifestyle factors and nutritional patterns, such as breastfeeding, help to reduce the early symptoms of allergy …


Source: Science Daily / University of Toronto

Overweight Mothers Increase Asthma Risk For Their Children

‎Thursday, ‎September ‎29, ‎2011 - The children of mothers who overweight or obese when they become pregnant are more likely to have asthma or wheezing as teenagers, according to a team of researchers. …

Source: Science Daily / University of Toronto

People Hospitalized With Asthma 'Less Likely To Die From Swine Flu'

‎Monday, ‎September ‎26, ‎2011 - People with asthma who are admitted to hospital with pandemic influenza H1N1 (swine flu) are half as likely to die or require intensive care than those without asthma, according to new research …

Source: Science Daily / University of Toronto

'Belly Fat' Linked To Development Of Asthma

‎Sunday, ‎September ‎25, ‎2011 - Belly fat, known clinically as central obesity, has been linked to the development of asthma in a new study …

Source: Science Daily / University of Toronto

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked With Airway Changes In Children With Severe Asthma

‎Thursday, ‎September ‎22, ‎2011 - Children with severe therapy-resistant asthma (STRA) may have poorer lung function and worse symptoms compared to children with moderate asthma, due to lower levels of vitamin D in their blood, according to researchers. Lower levels of vitamin D may cause structural changes in the airway muscles of children with STRA, making breathing more difficult. The study provides important new evidence for possible treatments for the condition …

Source: Science Daily / University of Toronto

Low-Fat Yogurt Intake When Pregnant Linked To Increased Risk Of Child Asthma And Hay Fever

‎Sunday, ‎September ‎18, ‎2011 - Eating low-fat yogurt while pregnant can increase the risk of your child developing asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay fever), according to recent findings. Researchers suggest that non-fat related nutrient components in the yogurt may play a part in increasing this risk. They are also looking at the possibility that low-fat yogurt intake may serve as a marker for other dietary and lifestyle factors …

Source: Science Daily / University of Toronto

Mold Exposure During Infancy Increases Asthma Risk

‎Thursday, ‎August ‎04, ‎2011 - Infants who live in "moldy" homes are three times more likely to develop asthma by age 7 -- an age that children can be accurately diagnosed with the condition, according to a new study …

Source: Science Daily / University of Toronto

Vitamin C May Be Beneficial For Asthmatic Children

‎Tuesday, ‎August ‎30, ‎2011 - Depending on the age of asthmatic children, on their exposure to molds or dampness in their bedroom, and on the severity of their asthma, vitamin C has greater or smaller beneficial effect against asthma, according to a recent study …

Source: Science Daily / University of Toronto

Indoor Air Cleaners Ease Asthma Symptoms In Children Living With Smokers

‎Monday, ‎August ‎01, ‎2011 - Children who have asthma and live with smokers shows that indoor air cleaners can greatly reduce household air pollution and lower the rates of daytime asthma symptoms to those achieved with certain anti-inflammatory asthma drugs. Although the air cleaners improved the overall air quality in homes, they did not reduce air nicotine levels and did not counter all ill effects of secondhand smoke, the researchers warn …

Source: Science Daily / University of Toronto

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