Asthma and Air Pollutants Discussed in New Video

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March 12, 2017 :00am

Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses asthma and common asthma triggers that impact close to 25 million Americans with the condition

Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma

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February 14, 2017 :00am

A recent study has suggested that family income and access to health insurance play a large role in a child’s physical and mental health. In fact, it has been found that children in families struggling to make ends meet are developing asthma and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at faster rates than kids from families with greater means. This is likely because children in financially struggling families are more likely to be exposed to poorer indoor and outdoor air quality, and are less likely to eat well—which only increases asthma risks.

Kids' Asthma Flareups Fall Off After No-Smoking Laws

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January 9, 2017 :00am

In the United States, over 7 million children have contracted asthma, and tobacco is a commonly known agent that triggers many of these cases. However, due to recent indoor smoking bans that communities have started to adopt, there have been fewer and fewer cases of asthma flare-ups in children. In fact, studies have show that within 20 metropolitan areas that prohibited smoking in a public area (such as restaurants and hotels), the number of kids' asthma-related ER visits has decreased by over 17 percent and still continues to fall.  

Airway Differences May Explain Why Asthma Can Be More Serious for Blacks

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January 13, 2017 :00am

Asthma has long been a chronic lung disease that has plagued its fair share of individuals. However, a recent study has shown that black people are more susceptible to this disease than the average white man/woman. Although access to health care and living conditions are a factor, they aren’t entirely responsible for this anomaly. Researchers have found that differences in airway inflammation plays a huge role in a patient’s response to treatments, and these differences can be found to vary from race to race—particularly for African-Americans.

Asthma: Drowning in Air

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August 16, 2016 :00am

(Native America Calling) Fighting to breathe is a scary experience. But that’s the reality for 1 out of every 12 people in the U.S. who have asthma, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. American Indian and Alaska Native children are 30 percent more likely to have asthma, according to the Office of Minority Health. Rates of asthma are increasing and it’s unclear why.

Growing up on an Amish Farm Protects Children Against Asthma, UAHS Collaborative Research Shows

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August 5, 2016 :00am

Asthma Symptoms Can Bloom in Springtime

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May 27, 2016 :00am

Follow your care plan to prevent attacks, expert says

UA Researchers Closer to Preventing Asthma

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May 6, 2016 :00am

(UANews) Dr. Fernando Martinez and his colleagues have received a federal grant to lead a national clinical study with the aim of working toward a cure for asthma. 

Efforts to improve the health of children at increased risk for asthma will receive a major boost with the launch of a new University of Arizona Health Sciences-led national clinical study funded by a $27 million federal grant.

Oily Fish Eaten During Pregnancy May Reduce Risk of Asthma in Offspring

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April 6, 2016 :00am

(Newswise) — Southampton professor named as the 10th recipient of the Danone International Prize for Nutrition

Children born to mothers who eat salmon when pregnant may be less likely to have doctor diagnosed asthma compared to children whose mothers do not eat it, new research has shown.

The study, led by Professor Philip Calder of the University of Southampton, was presented at the recent Experimental Biology Congress in San Diego.

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