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Honey: Natural Remedy For Seasonal Allergies

Honey: Natural Remedy For Seasonal Allergies

If you are plagued with seasonal allergies, also known as hayfever or pollen allergies, you may be looking for an alternative way to treat your symptoms. If so, here is a sweet solution: honey. Honey has natural anti-bacterial properties, and is a traditional folk remedy for a number of conditions. For best results, take one […]

Asthma Patients Benefit From Oral Controllers Than Inhalers

Asthma Patients Benefit From Oral Controllers Than Inhalers

A study led by Mayo Clinic researchers and Health Core study found that asthmatic patients are more likely to benefit from oral controllers than inhaled corticosteroids. Researchers examined 55,000 patients from eight health plans who had used at least one of six types of asthma control medications between 2003 to 2005. It was reported that […]

Link Between Oral Contraceptives And Asthma Not Proven

Link Between Oral Contraceptives And Asthma Not Proven

There are a number of factors that can influence your risk level for asthma, but oral contraceptives are not necessarily one of them. A recent study found that overweight women who took oral contraceptives were much more likely to have asthma than either normal weight or lean women who also took contraceptives. Does this mean […]

Interactive Asthma Education Keep Kids Out Of Emergency Care

Interactive Asthma Education Keep Kids Out Of Emergency Care

According to recent study in Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers found that asthma education in children in small, interactive groups may improve asthma outcomes and consequently reduces need for emergency asthma care. It was found that asthmatic children who participated in interactive asthma education program were 38% less likely to require oral corticosteroid doses and […]

Childhood Asthma And That Favorite Stuffed Animal

Childhood Asthma And That Favorite Stuffed Animal

If your child has asthma, you know the importance of controlling any source of potential allergens, and that includes bedding, pillows, carpeting, and yes, that favorite stuffed animal that your child became attached to long before you knew asthma was an issue. Short of totally removing that beloved animal from your child’s life, there are […]

Why Dust Mites Trigger Your Asthma?

Why Dust Mites Trigger Your Asthma?

Almost 1 in 13 Americans has asthma, that’s more Americans than having cancer or coronary heart disease. Asthma is also the most serious chronic disease that affects children. While we have known for some time that dust mites can trigger asthma attacks, we have only recently learned why dust mites make your immune system think […]

Study: Link Between Adult Asthma And Traffic Pollutants

Study: Link Between Adult Asthma And Traffic Pollutants

A new study found strong evidence that inhaling harmful gases of traffic pollution poses more risk for asthma in adults and kids as well. Study reports found that there is a strong connection between asthma risk and traffic pollutants. In previous studies, researchers linked childhood asthma with traffic related pollutants, but in the current study […]

Insurance, Medical Provider Do Not Assure Control Of Asthma

Insurance, Medical Provider Do Not Assure Control Of Asthma

It is widely believed that providing better medical care can improve the health of Americans. Having insurance and a medical provider is not enough for improving asthma control among elementary and middle school students, according to the new research at National Jewish Health. Stanley Szefler, MD, National Jewish Professor, and his colleagues report that control […]