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walkable-neighbourhoods-might-lower-kids-asthma-risk

Findings from a research study suggests a relationship between lack of day-to-day physical activity, or sedentary lifestyle, and development of new and ongoing asthma in Toronto children. Children may be more likely to develop asthma if they live in neighbourhoods where it’s difficult to get around on foot, a new study suggests. Researchers analysed data Read the full article…

vaping-can-damage-vital-immune-system-cells

A research study from the University of Birmingham suggests that vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought. Researchers found e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted inflammation. The researchers “caution against the widely held opinion that e-cigarettes are safe”. However, Public Health England Read the full article…

child-research-finds-lung-clearance-index-effective-at-detecting-infant-lung-problems

Researchers from AllerGen’s CHILD Study have found that the Lung Clearance Index (LCI), a measure of ventilation distribution, can detect lung problems in children as young as four months old. Conventional lung function tests used to diagnose asthma and other childhood breathing problems may not detect subtle tell-tale changes in the small airways of very young children. Read the full article…

airway-remodelling-explained

Everyone knows what remodelling is, we remodel our kitchens, our bathrooms and our homes, but very few people know about airway remodelling. Airway remodelling isn’t nearly as exciting as remodelling your home, but it does affect the way you breathe, which is why we feel it is important to explain the mechanisms. What is it? Read the full article…

increasing-access-to-ohip

On June 30th, 2018, Christine Elliot, the newly appointed Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, released a statement outlining the proposed changes to the Ontario Drug Benefit program, OHIP+. The Ford government has announced their intentions to change OHIP+ by focusing only on children and youth in Ontario who do not have existing prescription Read the full article…

3-ways-to-improve-your-indoor-air-quality-manage-asthma

When most of us think about air quality, we imagine plumes of smoke rising from factories or waves of pollen blowing in the wind. Canadians know that outdoor air quality matters and that pollution can impact their health, but very few people are concerned about their indoor air quality and how it affects their asthma. Read the full article…

beat-the-heat-9-tips-for-managing-your-asthma-in-the-summer

There’s beautiful weather, and then there’s melt your ice cream, instant sunburn kind of weather. Changes in temperature like heat waves are known to trigger asthma symptoms in some people. Knowing how to manage your asthma in these conditions will help you avoid asthma symptoms and enjoy even the hottest summer days. Here are some Read the full article…

a-guide-to-living-with-asthma-and-pets

We all love snuggling up with our pets, but many types of animals– cats and dogs included – are known to trigger asthma symptoms in people who are allergic to them. This can make both living with an animal and managing your asthma very difficult. The best way to prevent your pets from triggering asthma Read the full article…

define-your-asthma-campaign

Asthma Canada is excited to take part in the Define Your Asthma campaign. This educational campaign focuses on Severe Asthma and ensuring that both patients and physicians have the knowledge they need to have fruitful, well-informed conversations. The campaign is led by the Global Allergy and Asthma Patient Platform (GAAPP) in partnership with Asthma Canada Read the full article…