Asthma News – February 17 to 22, 2017

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

Asthma Information Review (AIR) Course - March 9 & 10, Okemos, MI

Prep course for the AE-C exam by the Michigan Society for Respiratory Care. Enhance knowledge and improve understanding of asthma disease management. Register today!

Presence of Yeast in Infants' Guts Increases Risk of Asthma

A recent study showed that although the gut bacteria played a role in asthma, the presence of the microscopic yeast Pichia was found to be strongly linked to higher risk of asthma.

Persistent Asthma May Increase Migraine Risk in Children

Children with persistent asthma are at increased risk for migraine, and treatment with antiasthma or antiallergy treatment may lower this risk, according to a study published in Headache.

Asthma Drugs Could Prevent Deadly Form of Pneumonia

A new study showed that two drugs used to treat asthma and allergies may offer a way to prevent a form of pneumonia that can kill up to 40 percent of people who contract it.

Pregnancy Study Shows Allergies, Asthma Affects Mothers more when expecting girls

New research showed that women carrying female fetuses exhibited a heightened inflammatory response when their immune system was challenged, compared to women carrying male fetuses.