Tag Archives: Asthma

One in 10 child asthma cases ‘linked to traffic pollution’

Four million cases of childhood asthma could be caused by air pollution from traffic – around 13% of those diagnosed each year, a global study suggests. Current pollution guidelines may need changing because most children developing asthma live in areas within recommended levels, the authors say. South Korea has the highest burden of pollution-related asthma,… Read More »

Millions of child asthma cases linked to traffic pollution every year

Asthma and traffic pollution are linkedAskin Tulay Over/Getty By New Scientist Staff and Press Association Four million cases of childhood asthma globally could be attributable to nitrogen dioxide from traffic pollution every year. Pollution from vehicles may damage airways, leading to inflammation and the development of asthma in children who are genetically predisposed to the… Read More »

Diabetes? Asthma? Nurse practitioners in Quebec will soon be able to diagnose common health problems

MONTREAL — The professional order representing Quebec physicians has voted to allow the roughly 500 nurse practitioners in the province to begin diagnosing patients in an effort to reduce wait times in the health system and increase access to health care. Following years of debate and pressure from nurses and provincial politicians, Quebec’s college of… Read More »

Sputum 6 Gene Signature Predicts Future Asthma Exacerbation Frequency

February 15, 2019 Share this content: Azithromycin did not modify 6GS expression or the biomarkers’ performance, implying that the therapeutic action of azithromycin is independent of 6GS-related inflammatory factors. Use of a sputum gene expression signature of 6 biomarkers — the 6GS, which includes CLC, CPA3, DNASE1L3, ALPL, CXCR2, and IL1B — can predict future… Read More »