Health Tip: Identifying Asthma Triggers

— If you have asthma, the same triggers may be causing your attacks each time, so it’s important to know what those triggers are. Common triggers include: tobacco smoke, dust mites, air pollution, pets and molds, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The CDC says asthmatics should also: Create an “asthma action […]

Research shows link between chronic conditions and urinary incontinence burden in women

New research published in BJU International indicates that women with urinary incontinence often have other chronic conditions. The findings have important implications for prevention and treatment. In an analysis of data from the 2005-06 to 2011-12 US National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys on 3,800 women with urinary incontinence, only 11% of women had no […]

Can marijuana help treat asthma?

Marijuana for asthma Benefits Risks Talk to a doctor The bottom line Changes in marijuana laws and the increased use of medicinal marijuana have led to questions about what conditions it can be used to treat. Many people wonder whether marijuana can affect or treat asthma. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that occurs when […]

Ten home remedies for wheezing

Ten home remedies for wheezing When to see a doctor Causes of wheezing in babies and children Causes of wheezing in adults Outlook Wheezing is a common symptom of various respiratory disorders that cause tightening in the throat. There are several ways a person can stop their wheezing at home without using an inhaler, but […]

Study shows effects of socioeconomic status on immune cells of children with asthma

There are considerable socioeconomic disparities in asthma control among children, but the molecular origins of these disparities are not well understood. A new Pediatric Pulmonology study of 99 children with asthma found considerable differences in various types of immune cells in children of higher versus lower socioeconomic status families. Research suggests that both “social” and […]