Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Asthma Health Center

News Related to Asthma

  1. Asthma, Allergies Up in Poor Countries

    Aug. 24, 2006 -- There is good news and bad about worldwide trends in childhood allergy and asthma asthma. The epidemic increase in asthma incidence among children in the U.S. and other industrialized countries may finally be stabilizing. But allergy and asthma is on the rise in many developing coun

    Read Full Article
  2. Asthma Drug Combo Could Be Dangerous

    Aug. 24, 2006 -- Medications used for long-term control of asthma asthma -- known as long-acting beta agonists -- are among the most widely prescribed asthma medications. But now there are new concerns that too many patients are taking them. Drugs such as Advair, Serevent, and Foradil are beta-agoni

    Read Full Article
  3. Back-to-School Prep for Child Asthma

    Aug. 22, 2006 -- Parents of children with asthma have some homework to do to prepare for their child's at-school asthma care. That's the key finding of an online survey, done by Harris Interactive in late June for the American Lung Association. The survey included 2,010 parents aged 18 and older, 73

    Read Full Article
  4. Indoor Swimming, Asthma Link?

    July 17, 2006 - Indoor swimming pools may give kids asthma asthma, Belgian researchers warn. The researchers -- toxicologists Alfred Bernard, PhD, and Marc Nickmilder, PhD, of Brussels' Catholic University of Louvain -- say there is often a buildup of chlorine byproducts around indoor pools. These t

    Read Full Article
  5. Fat Cells May Trigger Asthma

    July 13, 2006 -- A lung-irritating protein made by fat cells may be the missing link between obesity and asthma , say Australian researchers. Obesity makes it about three times more likely a person will have asthma. And when obese people with asthma lose weight, their asthma gets better, says Michae

    Read Full Article
  6. Breathing Exercises May Help Asthma

    June 7, 2006 -- Practicing breathing techniques may cut the use of rescue inhalers in patients with asthma asthma. That finding comes from a study published online in the journal Thorax. The researchers included Cassandra Slader, BPharm, of Australia’s University of Sydney. The study included 57 peo

    Read Full Article
  7. Easing Kids' Breathing Before Asthma

    May 10, 2006 -- For young kids at high risk of asthma , inhaled corticosteroids may ease asthma-like symptoms. But those benefits don't last after steroids are stopped, a new study shows. The study appears in The New England Journal of Medicine. It included 285 kids who were about 3 years old when t

    Read Full Article
  8. New Remedy for Hard-to-Control Asthma

    May 1, 2006 -- A new type of asthma asthma treatment may help people with hard-to-control forms of the disease breathe easier. The results of a small study showed that treatment with bronchial thermoplasty, a procedure designed to reduce airway narrowing, significantly improved breathing in people w

    Read Full Article
  9. Top 25 Towns for Clean Air, Dirty Air

    April 27, 2006 -- People in the U.S. are breathing cleaner air than a year ago, but there's still plenty of room for improvement. So says the American Lung Association's (ALA) "State of the Air 2006." The annual report focuses on particle pollution (soot) in the air, as well as ozone levels (smog).

    Read Full Article
  10. Antibiotic May Help Asthma Attacks

    April 12, 2006 -- The antibiotic Ketek helps people with worsening asthma, a clinical trial suggests. Doctors call it acute exacerbation of asthma. It is when a person's usual asthma gets suddenly worse. Sometimes it starts with an asthma attack that forces a person to seek medical care. Other times

    Read Full Article
Displaying 141 - 150 of 323 Articles << Prev Page 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Next >>

When Is Your Asthma Worse?

When Is Your Asthma Worse?

Take the WebMD Asthma assessment to get Personalized Action Plan

Start Now

Today on WebMD

Distressed woman
Slideshow
Woman holding an asthma inhaler
Article
 
Get Personalized Asthma Advice
Health Check
asthma overview
Slideshow
 
Los Angeles skyline in smog
Slideshow
man in a field with allergies
Slideshow
 
Woman holding inhaler
VIDEO
Slideshow Allergy Myths and Facts
Slideshow
 

Pollen counts, treatment tips, and more.

It's nothing to sneeze at.

Loading ...

Sending your email...

This feature is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.

Thanks!

Now check your email account on your mobile phone to download your new app.

Man outdoors coughing
Article
Lung and bronchial tube graphic
Article
 
10 Worst Asthma Cities
Slideshow
runner
Article