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Allergy Shots Are Helpful for Some Asthmatics, Risky for Others

HBNS STORY | August 7, 2010

Telehealth Care Can Keep People With Severe Asthma Out of the Hospital

HBNS STORY | October 5, 2010

Childhood Asthma Reduces Smoking in Teenage Boys

HBNS STORY | October 7, 2010

Mold Removal in Homes, Offices Could Cut Respiratory Illness

HBNS STORY | September 8, 2011

A new Cochrane review finds that ridding homes and offices of mold and dampness can help reduce respiratory infections and troubling symptoms for asthma sufferers.

Depressive Symptoms May Make Asthma Control More Difficult

HBNS STORY | October 25, 2011

People with asthma are more likely to have symptoms of depression. Those with asthma and depressive symptoms are more likely to sleep less, be physically inactive and smoke than asthmatic people without symptoms of depression. The combination of mental distress and asthma may lead to a worsening of asthma symptoms and an overall decline in health.

Lack of Health Insurance Linked to Fewer Asthma Diagnoses in Children

HBNS STORY | October 27, 2011

Providing health insurance to more children could lead to diagnosing additional cases of mild or intermittent asthma, a new study shows. Some who treat childhood asthma say this could increase the number of kids receiving medication to control their asthma symptoms and seeking care for asthma flares.

People with Multiple Chronic Illnesses Have Trouble Coordinating Care

HBNS STORY | March 29, 2012

Younger patients and those with several chronic illnesses are more likely to report difficulties with care coordination than older patients with just one chronic illness, finds a new study in Health Services Research.

People with Asthma Get the Green Light for Exercise

HBNS STORY | May 17, 2012

Not only is it safe for people with asthma to exercise, but doing so could reduce their risk of asthma symptoms or attacks, according to a new evidence review in The Cochrane Library.

Prebiotics: Do Supplements In Baby Formula Help Prevent Allergies?

HBNS STORY | March 28, 2013

Prebiotic supplements in infant formula may help to prevent eczema, according to a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library.

Hispanic and Black Kids Less Likely to Use Medication to Control Asthma

HBNS STORY | June 27, 2013

Black and Hispanic children with asthma are less likely than White children to use long-term asthma control medications, finds a new study in Health Services Research.

Exercise Benefits People with Asthma

HBNS STORY | September 24, 2013

People with asthma who engaged in appropriate exercise programs had improved cardiovascular fitness and an overall improved quality of life, finds a new review in The Cochrane Library.

Asthma Drugs Suppress Growth

HBNS STORY | July 17, 2014

Corticosteroid drugs that are given by inhalers to children with asthma may suppress their growth, suggests two evidence reviews published in The Cochrane Library.

Military Culture Enables Tobacco Use

HBNS STORY | December 4, 2014

A new study in the American Journal of Health Promotion finds that U.S. military culture perpetuates the notion that using tobacco provides stress relief. Previous studies of tobacco use for stress relief among soldiers have produced no evidence supporting the theory.