Spring allergens such as pollen, mold spores and other airborne particles not only trigger nasal allergies, but also can have a profound effect on a variety of allergic conditions including asthma and eczema
Mount Sinai research could lead to more consistency and safety measure.
Valentine’s Day is around the corner. If the person you love has allergies or asthma, you’ll want to make sure to keep them safe from symptom flares in order to up the “passion quotient.”
Asthma is more common among high school students who use cannabis, relative to those who do not and the prevalence of asthma increases with the frequency of its use among the students, according to a new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the City University of New York. The findings are published in the journal Pediatric Pulmonology.
LA JOLLA, CA—Scientists from La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) and The University of Southampton, UK, have uncovered a group of immune cells that may drive severe asthma. These cells, called cytotoxic CD4+ tissue-resident memory T cells, gather in the lungs and appear to possess the molecular weaponry to cause the most harm in men who developed asthma later in life.
At Halloween, if your child has allergies or asthma, they need to be aware of necessary precautions to keep them safe from sudden flares.
Allergies and asthma can significantly impact a child’s well-being and academic performance, but with proper preparation and management, they can thrive in the school environment.
In the largest study of its kind, researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) used electronic health record (EHR) data from more than 200,000 pediatric patients to describe patterns of pediatric allergies across the United States, validating a population-level pattern of allergy development known as the “allergic march,” in which allergies first present as eczema, followed by food allergies, asthma, and environmental allergies. The researchers also found that a rare food allergy called eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), which has historically been considered a disease affecting primarily White males, is more common among non-White patients than previously reported.
July 4th festivities mean those with allergies and asthma need to take a few extra precautions to make sure their holiday is safe, and sneeze- and wheeze-free.
For children with asthma residing in urban areas, the neighborhood they live in is a stronger predictor of whether they will have exacerbations (asthma attacks) than their family’s income or their parents’ level of educational attainment, according to research published at the ATS 2023 International Conference.
We’re mere days away from the largest gathering of respiratory health professionals! You can still register to cover ATS 2023 in Washington, DC. Before you join us, here are some of the research abstracts that will be presented to this year’s gathering of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine health professionals.
The immune system has a biological telecommunications system — small proteins known as interleukins that send signals among the leukocyte white blood cells to control their defense against infections or nascent cancer.
Half as many children in the United States were diagnosed with asthma in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic compared to previous years, and Rutgers researchers think fewer colds may be part of the reason.
The ATS 2023 International Conference Program is now live! Get ready for a series of dynamic scientific programming with presentations covering the basic sciences, research breakthroughs and clinical treatment, as well as spotlighting the next generation of innovators.
Parents of children with allergies and asthma often face an added layer of concern about summer camp as they wonder how they will keep their kids safe from allergy and asthma flares, while allowing them to have great summer fun.
New research into making asthma and COPD medication more potent could also improve how long they work in patients who need frequent doses
“This is a very striking and significant result that essentially separates LIGHT from any of the other inflammatory cytokines that have been implicated in the process in severe asthmatics.”
Babies born to mothers who vape during pregnancy are at greater risk of developing pulmonary dysfunction, according to a new mouse study from The Ohio State University.
Curbing depression among caregivers improves control of asthma and lung function in children
Article title: Urinary total conjugated 3-bromotyrosine, asthma severity and exacerbation risk Authors: Zeneng Wang, Weiling Xu, Suzy A. A. Comhair, Xiaoming Fu, Zhili Shao, Rebecca Bearden, Joe G. Zein, Eugene R. Bleecker, Mario Castro, Loren C. Denlinger, John V. Fahy,…
In the study, CHART was applied to data from 2,354 children participating in CHILD, a longitudinal research study launched in 2008 that has been following the physical, social and cognitive development of nearly 3,500 Canadian children from before birth.
From information about the children’s wheezing and coughing episodes, use of asthma medications, and related hospital visits at three years of age, CHART was able to predict with 91% accuracy which of these kids would have persistent wheeze—a key indicator of asthma—by age five.
A groundbreaking research collaborative at Northern Arizona University received another $21 million grant to continue its work to promote health equity and study health disparities among diverse populations of the American Southwest.
It’s best not to combine Halloween scares with allergy and asthma flares. ACAAI has tips for making Halloween safe and fun for kids with allergies and asthma.
U.S. asthma deaths rose by more than 17 percent in 2020 – from 3,524 to 4,145 – marking the first increase in over two decades. Black, Latino, and Native American people continue to face the highest risk of asthma attacks,…
Many therapeutics for asthma and other obstructive lung diseases target the β2-adrenergic receptor (β2AR), a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) that rapidly supports airway relaxation when stimulated. Yet, overuse of these agents is associated with adverse health outcomes, including death, which has limited their utility as frontline therapies. Now, a mouse model study published in today’s issue of Molecular Cell, from investigators at University Hospitals (UH) and Case Western Reserve University, identifies a novel strategy to isolate the beneficial effects of β2AR stimulation. This suggests a new therapeutic approach to airway diseases as well as numerous other conditions involving the aberrant function of GPCRs.
Researchers from the Gulf Long-term Follow-up Study (GuLF STUDY) found that workers involved in cleaning up the nation’s largest oil spill were 60% more likely than those who did not work on the cleanup to be diagnosed with asthma or experience asthma symptoms one to three years after the spill.
Scientists have clarified the cellular mechanisms of asthma. The results open new perspectives for effective therapy of the disease.
A team of Rutgers researchers and others inject parasitic worms into mice to study how injured cells trigger an immune response.
Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) promote lung inflammation in asthma but little is known about how they are suppressed. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found RNA-binding protein RBM3 is increased in human and mouse ILCs during…
Early exposure to antibiotics kills healthy bacteria in the digestive tract and can cause asthma and allergies, a new study demonstrates.
Penn State College of Medicine, in partnership with the American Academy of Family Physicians and DARTNet Institute, will receive a nearly $31 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to conduct a large-scale, comparative study on asthma therapies for patients 12 and older.
Hospital readmissions for asthma are increasing among children, according to a new study, highlighting the gaps in health care for the most common chronic paediatric illness.
Start preparing now to make your 4th of July holiday allergy and asthma-free.
Prescott Woodruff, MD, MPH, a renowned leader in the pathogenesis and treatment of airway disease, has been appointed chief of UC San Francisco’s Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine. Prescott will assume the role of chief on July 1.
New research sheds light on underlying epigenetic mechanisms contributing to the development of severe asthma.
Patients with the most severe form of asthma produce special substances in their airways when taking medicine during an asthma attack that block the treatment from working, according to a study where Rutgers scientists collaborated with researchers at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.
A greater proportion of patients with severe, uncontrolled asthma had more significant clinical responses to tezepelumab than placebo, according to research published at the ATS 2022 international conference. The study showed that nearly half of those enrolled achieved complete response to treatment across measures of exacerbation reduction, asthma control, lung function, and clinician assessment.
A global study of asthma patients by Rutgers and an international team of researchers found a combination of two drugs dramatically reduces the chances of suffering an asthma attack.
Two studies in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology showed different responses to the stresses of COVID-19. COVID-19 increased anxiety and symptoms for asthma sufferers, while parents of children with food allergies suffered less anxiety.
A drug used to treat asthma and allergies can bind to and block a crucial protein produced by the virus SARS-CoV-2, and reduce viral replication in human immune cells, according to a new study by researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).
A Rutgers pediatric pulmonologist discusses how to know when asthma becomes life threatening
Rockville, Md. (November 8, 2021)—The activation of muscarinic acetylcholine (M2) receptors could be one of the causes of diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to the findings of a new study in the journal Function. The…
A new study being presented at this year’s ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting followed 5,874 kids with asthma in Los Angeles for 15 years and found no increase in allergic sensitizations.
Asthma and allergies are chronic health conditions that continue to adversely impact the quality of life for many around the world. Thanks to exciting breakthroughs by Mark Siracusa, a researcher at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, there may be early signs of light at the end of the tunnel.
This discovery, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), suggest that MUC5AC could become a target of better therapeutics to untangle the super thick and sticky mucus that plays a role in health problems for millions of people suffering from pulmonary conditions.
ACAAI is having an in-person meeting this year to deliver the latest news in allergies, asthma, and immunology.
The Red Tide Respiratory Forecast developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NOAA-NCCOS) in partnership with the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS), the state of Florida and others, is now fully supported and available to the public.
For parents of kids with allergies and asthma, preventing their kids from suffering flares of these conditions, along with preventing COVID-19, will top their priority list this school year.
Irvine, Calif., June 29, 2021 – Fireworks are synonymous in the United States with the celebration of Independence Day and other special events, but the colorful displays have caused a growing risk to public safety in recent years, according to a study by environmental health researchers at the University of California, Irvine.
A new study finds that manipulating the stiffness of the collagen-based support structure of airway cells could lead to a new treatment for asthma. The study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology. It was chosen as an APSselect article for June.