(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO) – Taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost one third, according to a new study from the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC) and the University of Waterloo. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that […]
(SOURCE: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CHEST PHYSICIANS) – A team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh has found that insomnia is highly prevalent in adults with asthma and is also associated with worse asthma control, depression and anxiety symptoms and other quality of life and health issues. The study results are published in the current issue of […]
(SOURCE: JOHN’S HOPKINS MEDICINE) Researchers discover a critical cellular “off” switch for the inflammatory immune response that causes asthma attacks. Working with human immune cells in the laboratory, Johns Hopkins researchers report they have identified a critical cellular “off” switch for the inflammatory immune response that contributes to lung-constricting asthma attacks. The switch, they say, is […]
(UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER) According to a recent University of Leicester press release, ‘The study demonstrated for the first time that a protein called PP5 was significantly upregulated in the lungs of severe asthmatic patients compared to healthy controls. We are extremely excited by this paradigm shift observation.’ – Dr Yassine Amrani, University of Leicester
(Healio) According to an article recently published in Healio, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with a history of asthma showed a higher risk for disease-related hospitalizations, according to a population study published in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
(Science Daily) According to an article recently published in Science Daily, a $1.5 million grant has been awarded to a research team at the University of Illinois at Chicago to study the impact of diagnostic error on outcomes for pulmonary patients and the use of lung-function testing in primary care.