Immunology

Study sheds light on low asthma rates in rural children

Researchers Oluwafemi Oluwole and Joshua Lawson have shed light on findings from previous studies that indicated rural children are less likely to have asthma. Without investigating diagnostic explanations, those studies ...

Inflammatory disorders

Next-generation asthma inhalers

In Europe alone, there are almost 30 million people who suffer from asthma. The myAirCoach project provides an innovative smart inhaler device along with integrated mobile Health (mHealth) personalised asthma monitoring services ...

Immunology

Scientists find molecular 'switch' for allergic asthma treatment

A team of Russian scientists has identified the role of the interleukin-6 molecule in the development of allergic asthma. It may comprise a new target for the treatment of this disease. The results are published in Frontiers ...

Immunology

Pets can double as asthma antidote

(HealthDay)—The "hygiene hypothesis" holds that early exposure to a variety of microorganisms may decrease the risk for chronic inflammatory diseases, like asthma.

Inflammatory disorders

PM2.5 exposure linked to asthma rescue medication use

(HealthDay)—For individuals with asthma, increased fine particulate matter (PM2.5) exposure is associated with increased weekly rescue inhaler use, according to a study published online Nov. 26 in the Proceedings of the ...

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