Posts Tagged "Asthma"

Smoking Bans May Benefit Kids With Asthma

Posted on Dec 20, 2010 in Uncategorized

Published December 15, 2010 NEW YORK – Children with asthma who live in areas with “smoke-free” laws may suffer fewer bouts of coughing and wheezing as a result, a new study suggests. The findings, reported in the journal Pediatrics, add to evidence that smoking bans in workplaces, restaurants and bars have produced health benefits. But until now, most research has focused on adults. In the current study, researchers found that children and teenagers who lived in U.S. counties with smoke-free laws were no less likely to have asthma than kids in counties without such laws. Kids...

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Asthma Patients: Danger Lurks in Fatty Meals

Posted on May 27, 2010 in Health & Wellness

Heavy, High-Fat Meals Inflame the Airways in People With Asthma, Study Finds By Bill Hendrick WebMD Health NewsReviewed by Laura J. Martin, MDMay 17, 2010 — People who have asthma should avoid heavy, high-fat meals because it can inflame their airways, a new study says. Such meals appear to inhibit relief provided by the common asthma medication Ventolin, generically known as albuterol, Australian researchers report. They recruited 40 people with asthma. Some received a high-fat, high-calorie meal of fast food hamburgers and hash browns containing about 1,000 calories, 52% of which was...

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Burger and Fries Worsen Asthma, Study Suggests

Posted on May 19, 2010 in Health & Wellness

Monday, May 17, 2010 A burger and fries are not only bad for the waistline, they might also exacerbate asthma, a new study suggests. Patients with asthma who ate a high-fat meal had increased inflammation in their airways soon afterward, and did not respond as well to treatment as those who ate a low-fat meal, the researchers found. The results provide more evidence that environmental factors, such as diet, can influence the development of asthma, which has increased dramatically in recent years in westernized countries where high-fat diets are common. In 2007, about 34.1 million Americans...

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STOCKS NEWS EUROPE-Glaxo slips on new asthma drug warnings

Posted on Mar 4, 2010 in Uncategorized

STOCKS NEWS EUROPE-Glaxo slips on new asthma drug warnings Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:20am EST Stocks GlaxoSmithKline PLC GSK.L 1,234.50p -9.00-0.72% 8:13am EST AstraZeneca PLC AZN.L 2,824.50p +27.00+0.97% 8:14am EST Novartis AG NOVN.VX CHF59.85 +0.85+1.44% 8:14am EST GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) shares fall 1 percent after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration takes steps to cut the use of certain asthma drugs because of serious health risks, hitting prospects for the company’s top-seller Advair. The move also affects products from AstraZeneca (AZN.L) and Novartis (NOVN.VX), but Glaxo is most...

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Dust exposure after 9/11 linked to high asthma rates

Posted on Aug 20, 2009 in Health & Wellness

By Karen Pallarito About 1 in 7, or 13.5 percent of adults who encountered intense dust clouds after the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11 were later found to have asthma, compared with just 8.4 percent who had no dust cloud exposure, researchers in Atlanta and New York City reported on Tuesday. Among rescue workers, the asthma risk was highest for those who worked on the pile on September 11. 1 of 2 Likewise, among various groups of people connected to the Twin Tower collapse, rescue and recovery workers were more likely to have a diagnosis of asthma (12.2 percent) than...

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