breakthrough in asthma

Childhood Adversities and the Development of Asthma in Adulthood

Childhood Adversities and the Development of Asthma in Adulthood

Recently the BMJ Open online journal published the first large-scale prospective, population-based study, involving 24 057 participants, followed for a 7-year period, documenting an association between childhood adversities and register-verified asthma diagnosis in adulthood. Previous research has shown that anxiety disorders and major depression are linked to asthma development, and two previous longitudinal studies reported […]

Breakthrough in Asthma Research: The Common Cold May Trigger Asthma Attacks Through Induction of IL-25

Breakthrough in Asthma Research: The Common Cold May Trigger Asthma Attacks Through Induction of IL-25

Janine Beale and colleagues from the Imperial College and the King’s College London, UK, found that interleukin (IL)-25 is perhaps the key trigger of asthma attacks, induced by viruses, as reported in the October issue of Science Translational Medicine. Respiratory viruses (and mostly rhinoviruses that cause the common cold) are known to be the most […]