Infants with bronchiolitis are at increased risk of hospitalization for asthma in preschool years

Related video Infants who are admitted to hospital with the common infection bronchiolitis are at increased risk of further emergency hospital admissions for asthma, wheezing and respiratory illness in the first five years of their life. These are the findings of researchers from Imperial College London, who tracked 613,377 babies (almost all births in England […]

Bedfont signs multiyear ODM agreement with MGC Diagnostics Corporation

Related video Kent medical device manufacturer, Bedfont Scientific Ltd., signs a multiyear ODM deal to supply MGC Diagnostics Corporation with its new NObreath®. MGC Diagnostics Corporation (MGCD), through its Medical Graphics and Medisoft subsidiaries, is a global medical technology company dedicated to the delivery of diagnostic solutions for detecting, classifying, and managing cardiorespiratory disease. MGCD […]

How to reduce your risk of asthma

Related video 1. Smoking 2. Obesity 3. Air pollution 4. Occupational exposures 5. Allergies 6. Respiratory infections Family history Treatment and prevention Summary Asthma makes people’s airways hyperreactive, causing them to get smaller and often resulting in difficulty breathing. While it is not always possible to prevent asthma, people can try to avoid risk factors […]

Study finds new genetic clues associated with asthma in African ancestry populations

Related video CU Anschutz scientists discover areas of chromosomes associated with asthma, a complex disease with striking disparities across racial/ethnic groups In the largest study of its kind, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found new clues into the parts of the human genome associated with the higher rates of asthma […]