Medical News Today: Asthma: A healthful diet may prevent symptoms

A new study shows that a balanced diet may help people with asthma better manage their condition and reduce the severity of their symptoms.

Medical News Today: Is it bronchitis or asthma?

Sometimes, people can find it hard to tell the difference between asthma and bronchitis. This is because both have similar symptoms that include wheezing and shortness of breath. Diagnostic tests to tell the difference include chest X-rays. There are, however, some distinct symptoms of bronchitis, too. Learn more here.

Medical News Today: Is chest pain a symptom of asthma?

There are many uncomfortable symptoms associated with asthma. These include breathing difficulties and possibly chest pain. This pain may happen before or during an asthma attack. There are many methods of prevention. Learn more about the link between asthma and chest pain, and when to see a doctor, here.

Medical News Today: How does prednisone treat an asthma flare-up?

Prednisone is a steroid that can be used as part of a person's treatment after they have a significant asthma attack. In this article, we examine the effect the drug has on inflammation in the airways to help improve breathing, the possible side effects it can cause, and other medications that may be used alongside it.

Medical News Today: Severe asthma: Eczema drug succeeds where others fail

Two new studies show that a common eczema drug reduces asthma symptoms and improves lung function in people who have severe asthma.

Medical News Today: Is honey good for asthma?

Honey is a common home remedy for sore throats and coughing. It is known to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. In this article, we find out whether it can also help to treat asthma symptoms, after exploring a range of scientific studies and research. We also describe risks and other treatments.

Medical News Today: Can marijuana help treat asthma?

Asthma is a condition that causes chronic inflammation in the airways. Research about the anti-inflammatory effects of marijuana is ongoing and often positive. In this article, we look at whether marijuana can be used to help reduce asthma symptoms. We also look at the possible risks, as smoking can worsen symptoms.

Medical News Today: What to do at home for an asthma attack

Asthma attacks can be frightening, especially if a person is unprepared. Beyond medication, what can help? We discuss what to do when an attack hits, including breathing exercises designed to keep airways open. We also explore home remedies and tips. Here, learn how to prevent and manage an asthma attack at home.