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Paracetamol use in infancy is linked to increased risk of asthma in some teenagers: specific variants in the GST genes seem to play a role in greater susceptibility to lung problems

Paris, France: Children who take paracetamol during their first two years of life may be at a higher risk of developing asthma by the age of 18, especially if they have a particular genetic makeup, according to new research presented … Continue reading

Published Monday, September 17th, 2018 at 12:01 am
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First evidence that soot from polluted air is reaching placenta

Paris, France: Evidence of tiny particles of carbon, typically created by burning fossil fuels, has been found in placentas for the first time, in new research presented today at the European Respiratory Society International Congress [1]. Previous research has indicated … Continue reading

Published Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at 8:30 am
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Children with asthma are less likely to finish school and to work in non-manual occupations

Paris, France: 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 … Continue reading

Published Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at 12:01 am
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People with asthma at higher risk of becoming obese

Paris, France: Obesity is known to be a risk factor for developing asthma but a new study shows that the reverse is also true: people with asthma are more likely to go on to become obese. The new research, presented … Continue reading

Published Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at 12:01 am
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Bacteria passed on in the womb is linked to premature birth and breathing difficulties but could be safely treated with antibiotics

Paris, France: Babies born very prematurely are more likely to harbour Ureaplasma bacteria, according to new research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress [1]. Ureaplasma bacteria are often present in the birth canal but they are unusually small … Continue reading

Published Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 12:01 am
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Sleep disorder linked with changes to brain structure typical of dementia

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is associated with changes to the structure of the brain that are also seen in the early stages of dementia, according to a study published in the European Respiratory Journal. OSA, where the walls of the … Continue reading

Published Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 12:01 am
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Ban e-cigarette flavourings and misleading adverts to protect youth, says international respiratory group

In a statement published in the European Respiratory Journal, a coalition of respiratory doctors and scientists from six continents have warned of the dangers posed to children and adolescents by electronic cigarettes. They say there is mounting evidence that e-cigarettes … Continue reading

Published Thursday, May 31st, 2018 at 12:01 am
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Asthma linked to infertility but not among women taking regular asthma preventers

Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal. However, the study of more than 5,000 women in Australia, New Zealand, the United … Continue reading

Published Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at 12:01 am
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Research suggests vapers are vulnerable to pneumonia

The vapour from e-cigarettes seems to help pneumonia-causing bacteria stick to the cells that line the airways, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal [1]. The study included experiments with cells, mice and humans. It showed that e-cigarette … Continue reading

Published Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at 12:01 am
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Fitness in childhood linked to healthy lungs in adulthood

Children who are fitter and whose fitness improves during childhood and adolescence have better lung function as young adults, according to a large study published in the European Respiratory Journal. Good lung function in early adult life is believed to … Continue reading

Published Thursday, February 1st, 2018 at 12:01 am
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