Fish oil does not appear to improve asthma control in adolescents and young adults with uncontrolled asthma who are overweight or obese, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
Racial, environmental and economic problems continue to widen disparities in negative asthma outcomes for people in the US — with black being more likely to die of complications from the condition than other racial and ethnic groups — according to new research.
Living in India and inhaling lungfulls of polluted air every day is like being a chronic smoker, said India’s State-Level Disease Burden Initiative released earlier this month. This partly explains why many people in urban India have a persistent dry and hacking cough even if they don’t have asthma or have never smoked.
People who suffer with persistent asthma from a young age are more likely to leave school at 16 years old and those who make it to university are more likely to drop out early, according to new research presented today at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.
Scientists from US-based Rutgers University and Shanghai University in China examined more than 6,000 compounds and identified a drug called TSG12 that relaxes the muscles and opens the airways in asthma.