Asthma in the News

The articles listed below include news about or mention of asthma.

Harnessing the healing properties of honey to help combat antimicrobial resistance

The researchers in Southampton, England, are studying the properties of Surgihoney, an engineered, medical honey that has a potent antimicrobial agent with antibiofilm activity. It is hoped that th...

29 Apr '16 | Honey | Southampton, UK

Nurses want improvement in care of asthma patients (UK)

Publication of the National Review of Asthma Deaths (UK) has lead to comments from nursing organizations calling for specific significant improvements in the care of patients who have asthma.

06 May '14 | Asthma | UK

Obesity & childhood asthma

Recent US study finds that high levels of airbourne pollutants (exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) was associated with asthma among obese children to a much greater extent that exposure ...

31 Jan '14 | Obesity | USA

Respiratory illnesses need higher profile (UK)

Report by UK nurses organizations suggests that respiratory illnesses such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease often have a low profile and are poorly resourced in comparison to oth...

15 Jan '14 | Respiratory Illnesses | UK

Drug-resistant strains of Aspergillus fungi

Some strains of Aspergillus fungi, a deadly fungal infection that can affect humans, seem to be developing resistance to current drug treatments at an alarming rate according to scientists involved...

05 May '11

Warnings against certain uses of asthma drug terbutaline for preterm labour

Terbutaline is FDA-approved to prevent and treat narrowing of the airways (bronchospasm) associated with asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema. The drug is used off-label for obstetric purposes, includ...

17 Feb '11 | USA

Children, males and blacks are at increased risk for food allergies

A recent study has estimated that 2.5% of the United States population (that is about 7.6 million Americans), have food allergies. Food allergy rates were found to be higher for children, non-Hispa...

04 Oct '10 | Food Allergies | USA

Half of swine flu deaths were in previously healthy people - Liverpool Univ

Over half of recent UK swine flu hospital admissions and inpatient deaths occurred in people with no underlying health problems or obvious risk factors, according to recent research at the Universi...

13 Jul '10

Air Quality Health Index Continues to Expand in British Columbia, Canada

The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) gives Canadians a personal health protection facility that enables them to better understand the quality of the air they breathe. In British Columbia the AQHI is...

04 Jun '09 | Air Quality | Canada

Complementary and Integrative Medicine

The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, a collection of 43 top medical schools in North America, will host the 4th North American Research Conference on Complementary an...

28 Apr '09 | Alternative Health | USA

Air pollution health warning

Particle pollution is mainly caused by motor vehicles, wood burning heaters and industry. It can reach extremely high concentrations during bushfires and dust storms. Adam Capon, Senior Policy Anal...

16 Apr '09 | Air Pollution | Australia

Face the Facts highlights tragedy of tobacco deaths

Oncologist David Hamilton says it’s a tragedy that 5000 New Zealanders die each year because of tobacco use. He hopes that the Face the Facts campaign will bring home to people the stark reality of...

06 Apr '09 | Smoking | New Zealand

Regional asthma program rolled out nationally

A life saving asthma intervention program developed by Monash University for regional and rural Victoria will be launched nationally after the overwhelming success of the initiative.

01 Apr '09 | Australia

Mormons understand Angels to be beings who have previously been incarnated as humans - an understanding other religious groups apply to spirits.

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