Asthma News

London's Great Smog of 1952 Linked to Asthma Surge
Finding may have implications for cities dealing with air pollution today, researcher says

Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health
At the job more than 60 hours a week had most damaging effects on women's well-being, study finds

Puerto Ricans' Health Lags Behind Other Hispanics
CDC report finds they have higher risk for 'multiple chronic conditions'

Antibiotics, Formula Feeding Might Change Baby's 'Microbiome'
C-section birth may also diminish diversity of these colonies of helpful microbes, study shows

Certain Steroids Raise Risk for Serious Staph Infections
Study finds long-term use of glucocorticoids may suppress immune system, upping odds for patients

Health Tip: Control Asthma
Doing so can improve quality of life

Many Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Asthma Meds
Only half surveyed knew what drugs were prescribed, how to use them

Fewer Inhaled Steroids May Be OK for Asthmatic Children
Study suggests some kids don't need daily dosing, but one expert worries the strategy might have risks

Asthma Symptoms Can Bloom in Springtime
Follow your care plan to prevent attacks, expert says

Many Smokers Have COPD Symptoms, Without Diagnosis
It's not clear how many will go on to have the full-blown respiratory ailment, researchers said