asthma

How stress could be making you ill

Certain types of stress interact with immune cells and can regulate how these cells respond to allergens, ultimately causing physical…

hay fever

Hay fever season is upon us. Here’s how to escape pollen pain

It’s that time of year again when my surgery waiting room starts to fill up with people sneezing, rubbing their…

asthma

Fish oil pills during pregnancy may lower asthma risk in children

Taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost a third, according to…

Why thunderstorms can be deadly for asthma sufferers

One of the health currencies I see every day in my surgery is asthma, with sufferers having symptoms ranging from…

Why Amish children so rarely get asthma: the clue is in their dust

Microbes from farm animals could be used to inoculate children against asthma, according to research published in the New England…

Health checkup: on the obesity epidemic, food labelling and overfed toddlers

Plus: asthma’s fashion victims, the burden on GPs, and vitamin D deficiency

Allergy risk ‘depends on your month of birth’

New research at the University of Southampton claims that the likelihood of developing seasonal allergies depends on your month of…

Half a million children ‘wrongly diagnosed with asthma’

Research published in the British Journal of General Practice suggests that children are regularly being misdiagnosed with asthma. The condition…