Did You Know – What May Prevent Allergies
21
October

Did You Know – What May Prevent Allergies

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Did you know thumb sucking and nail-biting might prevent allergies? According to researchers at the Dunedin School of Medicine in New Zealand, children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails may have a lower risk of developing allergies. The study was done to test the hygiene hypothesis: the idea that increased hygiene is responsible […]


New Guidelines May Reduce Nut Allergies
21
October

New Guidelines May Reduce Nut Allergies

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I’m Taylor Ellis with today’s health news. Guidelines on when to introduce some infants to peanut-containing foods has changed, according to a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. These new guidelines, based off “the first and only large, randomized prevention trial for peanut allergies ,” say consuming peanut containing foods during […]


WI EIB
20
October

WI EIB

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For those with asthma, breathing during physical activity can be tough to manage. But what about those without asthma that still have trouble breathing during physical activity? This is called Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction or EIB. So what is EIB? According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology EIB is when the airways narrow as […]


What If You Could Flip a Switch to Breathe Easier?
16
October

What If You Could Flip a Switch to Breathe Easier?

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I’m Gabe Garza with today’s health news. If you’ve ever had an asthma attack, you know how terrifying it can be. Some asthmatics compare those attacks to trying to breathe through a straw. What if asthma attacks could simply be switched off? According to a press release issued by Johns Hopkins Medicine, researchers at the […]


Did You Know – The Truth About Penicillin Allergies
09
October

Did You Know – The Truth About Penicillin Allergies

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Did you know you may not really be allergic to penicillin? A new study by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says at least 90% of those labeled with penicillin allergies have grown out of it or were misdiagnosed in the first place. Penicillin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in your body. […]


Asthma Made Me Smoke
01
September

Asthma Made Me Smoke

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

I’m Kylie Badgley with today’s health news. Research suggests that an unlikely group of teens is especially likely to start smoking: asthmatics. Asthma, a disease that affects the lungs, causes repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and early morning or nighttime coughing. A new study found that adolescents with asthma are twice as likely […]


When High Cholesterol Goes Under the Radar
29
August

When High Cholesterol Goes Under the Radar

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When adults don’t know they have risk factors for heart disease, the problem becomes harder to address. I’m Gabe Garza with your latest health news. A new study found that only half of Hispanic Americans with high cholesterol were aware of their condition. Having high cholesterol increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. Researchers […]


The Pill That Could Stop Asthma Attacks
23
August

The Pill That Could Stop Asthma Attacks

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , /

Asthma patients who find themselves reaching for their inhalers all too often may now have another treatment option — in the form of a pill. I’m Gabe Garza with your latest health news. A new study from Greece found that leukotriene-receptor antagonists, or LTRAs, may significantly improve asthma control and effectively prevent asthma attacks in […]


Treating Heartburn But Causing Asthma
22
August

Treating Heartburn But Causing Asthma

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I’m Taylor Ellis with today’s health news. A new study form the University of Edinburgh suggests that ingesting heartburn pills during pregnancy may be linked to a greater risk of developing childhood asthma. Researches reviewed 8 previous studies comprised of more than 1.3 million children. They found that children born to mothers who had been […]