COPD and Asthma may be effectively treated with Fermentable Fiber

COPD and Asthma may be effectively treated with Fermentable Fiber “For several years now the Priority Research Centre for Healthy Lungs has been leading world research into the link between dietary fibre and healthy lungs. Our previous research has established how fibre supplements can be used to treat asthma. Now, our findings suggest fibre could…

Dietary antioxidants may help repair the Lungs

Dietary antioxidants may help repair the Lungs Over a 10 year period researchers observed that regular intake of tomatoes may help slow the natural decline in lung function among all adults as well as other findings. Dietary antioxidants and ten-year lung function decline in adults from the ECRHS survey. European Respiratory Journal, December 2017 DOI:…

Exposed: Edward Erin, the doctor whose faked asthma drug test results proved fatal

Fabricated research was not discovered until Edward Erin tried to poison his girlfriend John Lawless Monday, 17 June 2013 A British doctor faked test results during clinical trials for an asthma drug in which one person died and others contracted cancer and pneumonia, The Independent has learnt. Dr Edward Erin’s fabrications were not detected until…

Children with milk allergy may be ‘allergic to school’ : Chalk dust can contain milk protein

Contact: Christine Westendorf ChristineWestendorf@acaai.org 847-427-1200 American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Chalk dust can contain milk protein, triggering respiratory symptoms ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILL. (May 2, 2013) – Many of today’s school teachers opt for dustless chalk to keep hands and classrooms clean. But according to a study published in the May issue of Annals…

New mechanism for relaxing airways using bitter tasting substances

Contact: Bryan Ghosh bghosh@plos.org 44-122-344-2837 Public Library of Science A team of scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found that substances which give some foods their bitter flavors can also act to reverse the contraction of airway cells. This reversal, known as bronchodilation, is needed to treat airway obstructive diseases such as…

Acetaminophen may be linked to asthma in children and adults

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Jennifer Stawarz 847-498-8306 American College of Chest Physicians New research shows that the widely used pain reliever acetaminophen may be associated with an increased risk of asthma and wheezing in both children and adults exposed to the drug. Researchers from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, conducted…

Fast-food diet cancels out benefits of breastfeeding in preventing asthma: Just eating fast food once or twice a week

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Lindsay Elleker lindsay.elleker@ualberta.ca 780-492-0647 University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry Many studies have shown that breastfeeding appears to reduce the chance of children developing asthma. But a newly published study led by a University of Alberta professor has found that eating fast food more than once or…

Asthma: Commonly used medication shows no clear benefits in children: long-acting beta2-agonists

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Jennifer Beal jbeal@wiley.com 44-012-437-70633 Wiley-Blackwell Research news from the journal Evidence-Based Child Health There are no clear benefits to using long-acting beta2-agonists (LABAs) for treatment of asthma in children, a new study concludes. In an overview of recent Cochrane reviews, Child Health Field researchers report that there is currently…

35th Health Research Report 22 JUL 2008 – Reconstruction

  Editors Top Five: 1. Environmental pollutant has sex-skewing effect 2. Stomach bug appears to protect kids from asthma, says NYU study 3. Cranberry juice creates energy barrier that keeps bacteria away from cells, study shows 4. 89 percent of children’s food products provide poor nutritional quality 5. Schering-Plough, Merck’s Vytorin misses study goal  …

Exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Could Increase Asthma Symptoms

Exposure to Common Toxic Substances Could Increase Asthma Symptoms ScienceDaily (Aug. 31, 2012) — Children who are exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which were commonly used in a range of industrial products, could be at risk of an increase in asthma symptoms, according to new research. The study will be presented in a poster discussion…