Dawn Newcomb

Asthma’s androgen connection

New findings may explain why the prevalence of asthma is higher in women and suggest that testosterone derivatives may be useful for treating more severe types of asthma.

Research finds midlife women twice as likely as men to have asthma

In childhood, asthma is more common in boys than girls. But around the time of puberty, that picture reverses. By mid-life women are twice as likely as men to have asthma.

Factor reduces virus-related asthma attacks

An immune system factor associated with severe asthma may actually reduce asthma attacks induced by viral infections.