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Why is asthma worse in black patients?

Black men and women are two to three times more likely than whites to be hospitalized or die from asthma. Image Credit: Flickr/Michael Havens African...

Omega-3 supplements can prevent childhood asthma

Taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost one third, according to a new study....

Newborn gut microbiome predicts later allergy and asthma, study finds

The microbes living in a baby's gut during its first month of life may directly impact the developing immune system, leading to a higher...

Asthma care costs UK at least £1.1 billion each year, study...

Asthma costs the UK health service at least £1.1 billion each year, researchers have estimated.The findings are the result of the most comprehensive study...

Growing up on an Amish farm protects children against asthma by...

Cows in an Amish barn.Credit: Image courtesy of University of Chicago Medical Center By probing the differences between two farming communities -- the Amish of...