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Children and grandchildren of smokers are more likely to get asthma, according to a study

According to a recent study, children are more likely to develop asthma if either of their parents smoked cigarettes regularly as youngsters or absorbed secondhand smoke. The international team of researchers also noted in the study, which was released in the European Respiratory Journal, that a phenomenon known as “transgenerational effect” can be observed in […]

A study indicates an association between childhood asthma and hay fever

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center found that the majority of school-aged children with asthma also reported having allergic rhinitis, popularly known as hay fever. Children with both asthma and hay fever had worse asthma outcomes, according to the study by Jessica Stern, M.D., an assistant professor in the departments of paediatrics and […]

When exposed to air pollution, women have a higher risk of damage than men

The findings were presented at the European Respiratory Society annual meeting, in Barcelona. Findings presented at medical meetings are considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal. Breathing in fumes from diesel exhaust may be more damaging to women than to men, a new Canadian study claims. “We already know that there are sex differences […]

With many different subtypes, paediatric obesity is a complicated illness

According to a study, 8 medical disorders are frequently detected in obese children in the United States. In the United States, almost one-third of kids are overweight or obese. According to a study by Elizabeth Campbell of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and colleagues that was published in August 2022 in PLOS Digital Health, a […]

Fat cell proliferation is significantly influenced by circadian clocks

According to two studies conducted by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine, the circadian clocks that keep the body and its cells synchronised to the 24-hour day-night cycle are severely disrupted. Circadian rhythms are 24-hour cycles that are part of the body’s internal clock, running in the background to carry out essential functions and processes. One […]

60% of oil spill cleanup workers are more likely to experience asthmatic symptoms years after the spill

The ongoing study, led by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, is the largest study to look at the health of workers who responded to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The researchers analyzed data from 19,018 oil spill response and […]

Potential long-term treatment for asthma found

A possible way to tackle one of the underlying causes of asthma has been developed by researchers from Aston University and Imperial College London. Asthma causes the airways to become thickened and constricted, resulting in symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath. Just under 5.5 million people in the UK receive treatment for asthma […]

Early antibiotic use can result in lifelong allergies and Asthma

The study, which was published in Mucosal Immunology, has offered the clearest proof to date that the long-recognized link between early antibiotic exposure and the later onset of asthma and allergies is causal. In the study, the researchers found that the gut microbiome ecosystems and metabolic processes are impacted by antibiotics, one of the most […]

Obesity rates among American children and teens are rising

According to Staiano, director of the paediatric obesity and health behaviour lab at Louisiana State University’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, the percentage of obese children rose from 18% in the 2011 cycle to 22% in the 2020 cycle. According to a new analysis of data from a national health survey, obesity rates […]

Asthmatics are more likely to be Obese

The findings of the study, which were first to show this link, according to authors, were published online in the journal Thorax. The study was directed by Subhabrata Moitra, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher in the division of pulmonary medicine at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. According to a recent multinational study with more than […]

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