Asthma Asthma (from the Greek άσθμα, ásthma, "panting") is the common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. It is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Asthma May Increase Risk Of Bone Disease

By | Sun, 04/13/2014 - 14:10

Asthma and airway hyperresponsiveness may increase the risk of bone disease and lower bone density.

Traffic Pollution Sends White Kids With Asthma Back To The Hospital

By | Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:39

High exposure to traffic-related air pollution triples the risk of hospital readmission for asthma among white children, a new study finds.

Secondhand Smoke Will Send Your Child Back To The Hospital

By | Mon, 01/20/2014 - 00:00

Exposure to secondhand smoke in the car or at home doubles a child's risk of returning to the hospital within a year of being admitted for asthma, a new study finds.

Household Dog Protects Children Against Allergies, Asthma

By | Mon, 12/16/2013 - 17:55

A pet dog allowed indoors protects against asthma and allergies by promoting healthy gut bacteria.

Asthma Linked To Infertility In Women

By | Fri, 11/15/2013 - 10:59

Women who suffer from asthma are more likely to have difficulty becoming pregnant due to the bronchial disease's inflammation.

6th Grader Laporshia Massey Dies From Asthma Complications With No School Nurse On Staff

By | Sat, 10/12/2013 - 16:44

A 12-year-old girl died after getting sick at school, which could only afford to have a nurse on certain days.

Menopausal Women Face Double The Risk For Asthma Hospitalization

By | Wed, 09/04/2013 - 09:34

Women who suffer from asthma are twice as likely to be hospitalized for the condition that male sufferers.

Woman Saved By Her Own Daughters After Going Into Respiratory Failure On Oregon Trails

By | Tue, 08/20/2013 - 10:03

Heather Conrad-Smith was saved by her two daughters after going into respiratory failure due to a heart attack.

Vitamin C May Lower the Effects of Air Pollution

By | Fri, 08/17/2012 - 17:08

Here's another reason to embrace a diet rich in fruit and vegetables: the nutrients in them can help keep away the negative effects of air pollution.

Smoking During Pregnancy Increases Asthma Risk in Children

By | Fri, 08/17/2012 - 07:50

A mother's smoking habits has now been linked to an increased risk of asthma in preschool children, according to a new study. Also, smoking during the early stages of pregnancy was found to be especially dangerous.

Allergies Are Not Only Genetic but Also Gender Related

By | Fri, 08/10/2012 - 10:45

Not only are allergies hereditary, but also they are gender-related among parents and their children. A new study suggests a child risk of inheriting allergies increases if a parent of the same sex suffered from it.

Gov't Releases Video Revealing the Science Behind the Health and Treatment Benefits of Yoga

By | Thu, 08/02/2012 - 12:36

Federal health officials have released a set of videos featuring the scientific research of how yoga works, the safety of yoga and whether yoga can help treat certain health problems.

Diet Changes May Help Manage Asthma Symptoms

By | Wed, 08/01/2012 - 12:18

If food is something that affects your asthma symptoms, it is empowering to know you can play an active role in your health by simply making different dietary choices.

How Will the London Smog Affect Olympians?

By | Thu, 07/26/2012 - 10:39

According to Dr. William Silvers, a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology's Sports Medicine Committee, the London smog runs the risk of inflicting exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.

Dog in the House Can Prevent Asthma in Kids

By | Fri, 06/22/2012 - 07:02

Dog owners have another reason to cheer. Their best friend might be the reason that the kids in the house have lesser chance of developing asthma.