Turn off a light, save a life

Related video We all know that turning off lights and buying energy-efficient appliances affects our financial bottom line. Now, according to a new study by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers, we know that saving energy also saves lives and even more money for consumers by alleviating the costs of adverse health effects attributed to air pollution. […]

Eating fish may help prevent asthma

Related video A scientist from James Cook University in Australia says an innovative study has revealed new evidence that eating fish can help prevent asthma. Professor Andreas Lopata from JCU’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, (AITHM) took part in the study which tested 642 people who worked in a fish processing factory in […]

Taking painkillers during pregnancy is not responsible for asthma risk in children, study shows

Related video A study of almost 500,000 women indicates that taking paracetamol or other painkillers during pregnancy is not responsible for increasing the risk of asthma in children. The research, which uses prescription data on painkillers, does support earlier findings that women taking paracetamol during pregnancy are more likely to have children who develop asthma. […]

University of Manchester and Owlstone Medical receive Asthma UK/Innovate UK grant to improve asthma diagnosis

Related video The University of Manchester, and Owlstone Medical, a global diagnostics company developing a breathalyzer for applications in early disease detection and precision medicine, today announce the award of an Asthma UK/Innovate UK grant for the improvement of asthma diagnosis. Under a joint Asthma UK and Innovate UK funding initiative, which seeks to broker […]

Academic performance of urban children with asthma worse than peers without asthma

Related video Living in an urban area can negatively affect asthma outcomes — particularly for children. A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) shows that urban children with poorly controlled asthma, particularly those who are ethnic minorities, also suffer […]