A new review of Australian asthma studies points the finger at three common household triggers.
Taking OM85 could lower the risk of developing asthma by protecting babies’ lungs from damaging infections in the early years of life.
Oil pumps can be found near homes across the Los Angeles area.
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Photos from the early 1900s show LA’s forests of oil derricks. Hundreds of wells are still pumping, and research shows how people living nearby are struggling with breathing problems.
Not only have asthma attack rates decreased during the pandemic, evidence suggests people with asthma are not at increased risk of severe outcomes from COVID.
Methane is the world’s second most abundant greenhouse gas, and it’s many times more potent than carbon dioxide.
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A large amount of methane emissions come from natural gas infrastructure and landfills – all problems companies know how to fix.
Low-cost air-ventilation systems have been installed in many classrooms across the U.S. to help reduce COVID-19 transmission.
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Air-ventilation upgrades have been badly needed in U.S. classrooms since long before the pandemic. Low-tech filtration systems that cost about the same as a textbook per student can make a big difference.
A$50 million could provide all NSW school classrooms with air purifiers with HEPA filters. This pales compared to the roughly $220 million-a-day cost of Sydney’s lockdown.
Hundreds of active oil wells are hiding in plain sight across the Los Angeles area.
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Photos from the early 1900s show LA’s forests of oil derricks. Hundreds of wells are still pumping, and new research finds people living nearby are struggling with breathing problems.
Children exposed to intimate partner violence were two to three times more likely to have impaired language skills, sleep problems, elevated blood pressure and asthma.
Children’s early interactions with their environment are essential for the immune systems to learn to differentiate between safe versus dangerous disease-causing microbes.
COVID-19 prevention measures are at odds with guidelines for healthy development of children’s immune systems. The result may be a cluster of youth with more allergies, asthma and autoimmune disease.
Some evidence suggests the immune response to asthma may offer some protection against COVID.
Nebulisers deliver life-saving medications yet they increase the risk of spreading COVID-19 in hotel quarantine.
Oily fish, like salmon, are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.
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In the UK alone, around one in 11 children have asthma.
Evidence is mounting that suggests a link between cooking with gas and asthma in children.
Five respiratory viruses everyone should know about.
Omega-3 fatty acids can limit inflammation by stimulating free fatty acid receptor 4.
Proto-medicines which activated “free fatty acid receptor 4” were able to relax the lungs and airways in both mice and human lung tissue samples.
Living close to waste sites has multiple health risks.
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There are multiple health risks in living close to waste sites, with substantial racial and income differences playing a major role.
There is a low incidence of asthma in populations infected by parasitic worms. Now research has identified molecules secreted by these worms that could prevent or suppress asthma.
An unexpected silver lining for children.
Much of India experiences both extreme heat and extreme air pollution, as seen in this photo of the Akshardham Hindu temple. Days with both are going to increase.
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In South Asia, days with both extreme heat and extreme pollution are expected to increase 175% by 2050. Separately, the health effects are bad; together they will likely be worse.