- People suffering from asthma are also at risk for bone density loss, possibly due to the use of corticosteroids, lack of vitamin D, or race.
- Asthma and airway hyperresponsiveness may increase the risk of bone disease and lower bone density.
- High exposure to traffic-related air pollution triples the risk of hospital readmission for asthma among white children, a new study finds.
- 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.
- A pet dog allowed indoors protects against asthma and allergies by promoting healthy gut bacteria.
- Women who suffer from asthma are more likely to have difficulty becoming pregnant due to the bronchial disease's inflammation.
- A 12-year-old girl died after getting sick at school, which could only afford to have a nurse on certain days.
- Women who suffer from asthma are twice as likely to be hospitalized for the condition that male sufferers.
- Heather Conrad-Smith was saved by her two daughters after going into respiratory failure due to a heart attack.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.