Asthma Worse for Overweight Preschoolers: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 -- Preschoolers with asthma may have worse symptoms if they're overweight. Compared to those with a healthy weight, heavy kids with untreated asthma had 37 more days with symptoms a year, according to a new report. The...
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Some inequalities have narrowed over the long-term, but overall picture is of little or no change Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 GPs and pharmacists have cut quit-smoking prescriptions by 75% UK women ’s health lags behind much of Europe Asthma outcomes in England still vary hugely by region and wealth Prioritise and fund prevention to save lives and NHS, warn doctors
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The human microbiome, or gut environment, is a community of different bacteria that has co-evolved with humans to be beneficial to both a person and the bacteria. Researchers agree that a person’s unique microbiome is created within the first 1,000 days of life, but there are things you can do to alter your gut environment throughout your life. Ultra-processed foods and gut health What we eat, especially foods that contain chemical additives and ultra-processed foods, affects our gut environment and increases our risk of diseases. Ultra-processed foods contain substances extracted from food (such as sugar and starch)...
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(Natural News) Black cumin oil, which is derived from the seeds of the Nigella sativa plant, offers many health benefits. A regular intake of black cumin oil can help reduce asthma symptoms and high cholesterol, but according to the results of a study, the oil can also be used to help promote weight loss. Black seed oil’s...
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zer The aim of this study was to assess the association between lifetime spousal violence victimization, spousal violence perpetration, and physical health outcomes and behaviours among women in India. In the 2015–2016 National Family Health Survey, a sample of ever-married women (15–49 years) (N = 66,013) were interviewed about spousal violence. Results indicate that 29.9% of women reported lifetime spousal physical violence victimization and 7.1% lifetime spousal sexual violence victimization (31.1% physical and/or sexual violence victimization), and 3.5% lifetime spousal physical violence perpetr...
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Conditions:   Asthma;   Obesity Interventions:   Drug: CXA-10;   Drug: Matching Placebo Sponsors:   University of Colorado, Denver;   National Institutes of Health (NIH);   National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Not yet recruiting
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With regard to the article in the February 2018 entitled “CDC42-related genes are upregulated in helper T cells from obese asthmatic children” (J Allergy Clin Immunol 2018;141:539-48.e7), it has been brought to the editors' attention that a term in the abstract was incorrect as printed. The authors wish to note that in the abstract, CDC42BPB has been erroneously written as CDC42PBB. The authors regret the error.
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Correction Source Type: research
Purpose of review Asthma is a common chronic disease of the airways characterized by recurrent respiratory symptoms, bronchoreactivity, and airway inflammation. The high toll on quality of life has led to sustained efforts to understand the factors leading to asthma inception and poor disease control. Obesity is another increasingly common pediatric disease, which appears to increase the risk for incident asthma and worsened disease severity. Currently, our understanding of how obesity affects asthma risk and affects its phenotypic characteristics remains incomplete. The current review describes our current understanding...
Source: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: ASTHMA: Edited by Nicola A. Hanania and Zuzana Diamant Source Type: research
Purpose of review Despite advances in our understanding of the obese asthma phenotype, heterogeneity and large gaps in knowledge have hindered significant advances in directed interventions. Recent findings Obesity is associated with poorer asthma-related outcomes and increased risk of progression to severe asthma. Obese asthma is associated with variability in the expression of inflammatory markers, lung function impairments, and response to conventional and biologic therapies. In addition, traditional asthma biomarkers are not as reliable in obese patients. Several mechanistic pathways that uniquely impact asthma in...
Source: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: ASTHMA: Edited by Nicola A. Hanania and Zuzana Diamant Source Type: research
Antibiotics can be lifesaving, but they can have serious downsides — including increasing the risk of obesity when they are given early in life, according to a recent study. Antibiotics kill bacteria. That can be a very good thing when the bacteria are causing a serious infection. But antibiotics don’t limit themselves to killing infection-causing bacteria; they kill other bacteria in the body, too. And that can be a very bad thing. Our bodies are full of bacteria. These bacteria, part of our microbiome, are important. Along with other micro-organisms in our body, they play a role in how we digest foods, in nor...
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