Category Archives: Asthma

Research on short-term effects of air pollution on the health of airways of children with chronic respiratory complaints 

Starting in 2017, researchers will commence their study in Eindhoven on the effects of days with high air pollution on respiratory complaints, medication use and lung function of children suffering from chronic respiratory complaints such as wheezing or asthma. Vera … Continue reading

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Cedar count reaches second highest level in recorded history 

Gusty winds behind a dry cold front have caused the cedar count to increase 25x over yesterday’s “high” concentration. Allergy sufferers beware, strong winds from a dry cold front early this morning have kicked up cedar pollen. A lot of … Continue reading

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Approaching cedar season could be ‘worst we’ve ever seen’ 

Cedar season usually starts in late December, but the season could be increasing in time and intensity this year. Cedar is notorious for being one of Central Texans’ worst allergens, and the upcoming cedar season could possibly be “the worst … Continue reading

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Volcano emissions linked to increases in asthma attacks

A new study from the active volcano Kīlauea, which is on the big island of Hawaii, reports that people — especially children — with asthma are at greater risk of having serious asthma attacks if they live in a community … Continue reading

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Increase in childhood, adult asthma linked to London’s 1952 Great Smog 

London’s Great Smog of 1952 resulted in thousands of premature deaths and even more people becoming ill. The five December days the smog lasted may have also resulted in thousands more cases of childhood and adult asthma. Researchers studied how … Continue reading

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World Asthma Day 2016: Why We Need To Reduce Air Pollution, Environmental Toxins More Than Ever

Asthma rates have only increased in recent decades, and air pollution may be one of the culprits. Asthma rates have increased significantly in recent decades, with the number of people diagnosed with asthma in the United States growing 4.3 million between 2001 … Continue reading

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Air pollution tied to higher risk of preterm birth for moms with asthma 

Pregnant women with asthma may be at an increased risk for preterm births if they are exposed to high levels of air pollution from vehicles, according to new research. The study,published March 1 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to asthma in children and teens 

Exposure to air pollution early in life may contribute to the development of asthma in childhood and adolescence, a European study suggests. Researchers followed more than 14,000 children from birth through ages 14 to 16 and found those born in … Continue reading

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