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For children living near a freeway may bring an increased risk of asthma, according to researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Researchers studying ai ...


Motorcycles collectively emit 16 times more hydrocarbons, three times more carbon monoxide and a “disproportionately high” amount of other air pollutants compared to passenger cars, according to a Swi ...


Educational level, housing status and other socioeconomic factors are thought to affect the health of people with asthma, but a new study finds that one's neighborhood and surrounding area may also pl ...


Asthma patients who don't respond to steroid treatment suffer repeated asthma attacks, and are at greater risk of dying from the condition. Researchers from King's College London have found that vi ...


A study by Vikas Sukhatme and colleagues, at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, has revealed that a protein called angiopoietin-2 may play a pivotal role in acute re ...


Young children who live near a major road are significantly more likely to have asthma than children who live only blocks away,. The study is published in the Environmental Health Perspectives. ...


Being exposed to fine particle matter air pollution increases the risk for hospital admission for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Numerous studies have shown associations of chronic exposu ...


Even a moderate weight reduction can prevent the progression of obstructive sleep apnoea ( OSA ), and even cure it, according to a 4-year Finish follow-up study published in Sleep Medicine. The study ...


Glycopyrronium ( Seebri Breezhaler ) is a once daily long-acting muscarinic antagonist that is approved for maintenance treatment of COPD ( chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ). This post-hoc poole ...


Pulmonary vascular leakage occurs early in acute respiratory distress syndrome ( ARDS ). Mortality is high ( 35–45% ), but no effective pharmacotherapy exists. Production of anti-inflammatory adenosin ...


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ) is characterized by neutrophil-dominated airway mucosal inflammation and elevated neutrophil counts in sputum and lung tissue. CXC chemokine receptor 2 ( ...


This randomised double-blind placebo-controlled parallel-group multicentre phase IIa study evaluated the effect of the CXCR2 antagonist AZD5069 on sputum neutrophil counts in adults with bronchiectasi ...