Asthma News – March 14 to 22, 2017

Current asthma research, announcements and opportunities, collected and distributed by Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Asthma Program Staff.

Climate Change Report Highlights Worsening Air Quality, Asthma Effects

The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health has released their report, Medical Alert! Climate Change Is Harming Our Health. One effect the report highlights is worsening air quality, asthma and allergies.

Yeast Found in Babies' Guts Linked to Childhood Asthma

Researchers have identified a yeast, Pichia, in the guts of children in Ecuador that contributed to the likelihood of the children having asthma.

City living can make asthma worse for poor children

Results of a new study using US national data add to evidence that living in inner cities can worsen asthma in poor children. They also document persistent racial/ethnic disparities in asthma.

Support people with asthma to manage their illness, researchers say

Helping people with asthma take control of their own illness reduces symptoms, improves quality of life, reduces emergency use of health services and even prevents deaths, a review of 270 studies has found.

Serum periostin IDs comorbid chronic rhinosinusitis in asthma

For patients with asthma, serum periostin is useful for detecting chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, according to a recent study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

HUD Secretary's 2017 Award for Healthy Homes

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary's Award for Healthy Homes recognizes excellence in making indoor environments healthier through research, education and program delivery, especially in diverse low- to moderate-income communities. Apply for this award by March 29!