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'More hospital treatment required for tooth decay than broken arms in under-10s'

The number of children under the age of 10 needing hospital treatment because of tooth decay is twice as high as the number needing help for a broken arm, according to new analysis. While arm fractures are one of the more common ailments for youngsters, hospital medics are treating twice as many children with rotten teeth, according to data shared with the Press Association.



40pc of asthma patients using quick-fix treatment, putting their health at risk

Health experts are cautioning asthma patients not to rely solely on reliever medications, saying people are putting their health at risk. It found 39 per cent only used a reliever medication, which just treats asthma symptoms, instead of a long-acting preventative medication.



5 Counter-Intuitive Diseases that Cannabis Supports in 2017

Cannabis conversations continue to gain momentum from dinner tables, to tea parties outside gov't. Whilst some countries such as Israel, USA, Canada and Germany press ahead with medical cannabis reform others such as the UK remain committed to the belief that cannabis is an unknown potentially harmful drug.



5 Things Regeneron's CEO Said as the Biotech Stock Sank

CEO Leonard Schleifer was on the hot seat Monday at the Morgan Stanley healthcare conference. And the timing was either terrific or terrible, depending on your perspective.



9 things to know about adult asthma

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Adamis Pharmaceuticals: Updates To Thesis

Shares have risen 75% since I mentioned the company as a key beneficiary of the Trump administrationA s comments on drug pricing and expediting the approval process. A partnership would go a long way toward getting a leg up on the competition and jump starting the productA s entry into the market.



Additional Asthma Back-to-School Tips

The original back-to-school asthma tips article has been updated, but there are a few more things you can do to ensure a smooth start to your child's school year with asthma. Talking with School Officials & Teachers Here are three tips to keep in mind when talking with school officials and teachers about your child's asthma: 1).



Aerosol Therapy Market Intelligence with Competitive Landscape 2024

Aerosol is suspension of liquid or solid particles in a carrier gas, which makes use of it for treatment of respiratory system related diseases. Different forms of drugs can be utilized for aerosol therapy such as solid particles, liquid particles, solutions, and suspensions.



Aging adults may be ignoring dangerous asthma symptoms

Health experts say asthma is often going under-treated and under-diagnosed in older adults. That can lead to sleep problems, emergency room visits and even heart issues and many people might be writing it off as something different all together.



Allergic Asthma Treatment Market - Market Growing at a Healthy Rate | 2025

Substances which cause allergy are known as allergen, and asthma caused by allergen is termed as allergic asthma. Allergic reactions are caused by allergens because the body immune system considers allergens as foreign material which are harmful for the body.



Ambulance service issues thunderstorm asthma warning

St John Ambulance chief executive Gordon Botwright warned asthma attacks could strike fast and affect a wide range of individuals. "As the deadly November 2016 storm event showed us, even those who have never suffered before can develop asthma symptoms and experience a sudden onset during extreme weather conditions," he said.



Amgen, AstraZeneca PLC's Potential Asthma Blockbuster Impresses in Phase II Study

Late-breaking abstract at European Respiratory Society International Congress highlights results from the PATHWAY Phase IIb trial of tezepelumab in patients with severe, uncontrolled asthma AstraZeneca and Amgen Inc. announce results from the PATHWAY Phase IIb trial of tezepelumab that showed a significant reduction in the annual asthma exacerbation rate compared with placebo in patients with severe, uncontrolled asthma. Tezepelumab is a first-in-class anti-TSLP monoclonal antibody being developed by MedImmune, AstraZeneca's global biologics research and development arm, in collaboration with Amgen.



Are Your Kids with Allergies and Asthma Ready for Halloween?

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL Some kids like to be scared on Halloween, while others prefer to grab the candy and run. No kid enjoys allergy and asthma symptoms.



Asthma attacks reduced in tree-lined urban neighborhoods

People living in polluted urban areas are far less likely to be admitted to hospital with asthma when there are lots of trees in their neighbourhood, a study by the University of Exeter's medical school has found. The study into the impact of urban greenery on asthma suggests that respiratory health can be improved by the expansion of tree cover in very polluted urban neighbourhoods.



Asthma attacks reduced in tree-lined urban neighborhoods

People living in polluted urban areas are far less likely to be admitted to hospital with asthma when there are lots of trees in their neighbourhood, a study by the University of Exeter's medical school has found. The study into the impact of urban greenery on asthma suggests that respiratory health can be improved by the expansion of tree cover in very polluted urban neighbourhoods.



Asthma Drug May Help Kidney Patients Regain Sense of Smell

A common problem among chronic kidney disease patients is a loss of the sense of smell, which could lead to an inadequate diet, researchers say. In turn, malnutrition in these patients can result in poor quality of life, poor overall health and even early death.



Asthma Drug Tied to Nightmares, Depression

The asthma medication Singulair appears linked to neuropsychiatric side effects, such as depression, aggression, nightmares and headaches, according to a new review by Dutch researchers. "In our study, we give prescribing physicians the advice to be alert for signs and symptoms for allergic granulomatous angiitis [a rare complication associated with the drug] and for severe neuropsychiatric symptoms," said study lead author Dr. Meindina Haarman.



Asthma Drug Tied to Nightmares, Depression

The asthma medication Singulair appears linked to neuropsychiatric side effects, such as depression, aggression, nightmares and headaches, according to a new review by Dutch researchers. "In our study, we give prescribing physicians the advice to be alert for signs and symptoms for allergic granulomatous angiitis [a rare complication associated with the drug] and for severe neuropsychiatric symptoms," said study lead author Dr. Meindina Haarman.



Asthma Drug Tied to Nightmares, Depression

The asthma medication Singulair appears linked to neuropsychiatric side effects, such as depression, aggression, nightmares and headaches, according to a new review by Dutch researchers. "In our study, we give prescribing physicians the advice to be alert for signs and symptoms for allergic granulomatous angiitis [a rare complication associated with the drug] and for severe neuropsychiatric symptoms," said study lead author Dr. Meindina Haarman.



Asthma in Older Adults

Asthma is often thought of as a childhood disease; however, it's becoming a growing problem for people over the age of 65. Today we'll take a look at some of the statistics for asthma in older adults, the issues that make diagnosing asthma more difficult and how asthma is treated when we get older. Statistics for Asthma in Older Patients Asthma is becoming a larger problem as the world's population continues to age.



Asthma symptoms can be improved by diet and exercise in non-obese patients

Milan, Italy: Non-obese people with asthma could reduce their symptoms and improve their quality of life through diet and exercise, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2017. Asthma is a common and long-term condition affecting around one in ten people in the western world.



Asthma, more deadly with age, takes heavy toll on older adults

In early June, Donna Bilgore Robins stood on a patio in Beaver Creek, Colo., under a crystal-clear blue sky and tried to catch her breath. With mountain vistas around her, Robins felt as if she was drowning.



Asthma, more deadly with age, takes heavy toll on older adults

In early June, Donna Bilgore Robins stood on a patio in Beaver Creek, Colo., under a crystal-clear blue sky and tried to catch her breath. With mountain vistas around her, Robins felt as if she was drowning.



Asthma, on rise in older adults, tends to be ignored

He doesn't have high hopes for himself but Piff attempts to fool Penn & Teller on a new episode Thursday night! In early June, Donna Bilgore Robins stood on a patio in Beaver Creek, Colo., under a crystal-clear blue sky and tried to catch her breath. With mountain vistas around her, Robins felt as if she was drowning.



Asthma, on rise in older adults, tends to be ignored

In early June, Donna Bilgore Robins stood on a patio in Beaver Creek, Colo., under a crystal-clear blue sky and tried to catch her breath. With mountain vistas around her, Robins felt as if she was drowning.



AstraZeneca's new precision biologic gets FDA approval to treat severe eosinophilic asthma

AstraZeneca and its global biologics research and development arm, MedImmune, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved FASENRAa for the add-on maintenance treatment of patients with severe asthma aged 12 years and older, and with an eosinophilic phenotype. FASENRA is not approved for the treatment of other eosinophilic conditions or relief of acute bronchospasm or status asthmaticus.



Back-to-School Checklist for Parents of Children Living With Asthma

While heading back to school may mean buying supplies, for parents of children with asthma, getting ready requires additional steps. Asthma accounts for more than 10 million lost school days every school year.



Biologic drugs for severe asthma

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Bonfires and fireworks could cause - potentially fatal asthma attacks', charity warns

Asthma UK is issuing the warning ahead of Bonfire Night on November 5, when smoke flumes from firework displays can linger in the air creating localised pollution. The charity advises that the smoke combined with cold and wet weather could be a "deadly combination" to the 5.4 million people in the UK who suffer from it.



Breastfed babies are less likely to have eczema as teenagers, study shows

Babies whose mothers had received support to breastfeed exclusively for a sustained period from birth have a 54% lower risk of eczema at the age of 16, a new study led by researchers from King's College London, Harvard University, University of Bristol and McGill University shows. The study, which is published today in the JAMA Pediatrics , examined more than 13,000 Belarussian teenagers enrolled in the PROmotion of Breastfeeding Intervention Trial and found a 54% reduction in cases of eczema amongst teenagers whose mothers had received support to breastfeed exclusively.



Breathe easy: 5 tips for managing asthma in school

In the first few weeks of school, students will do their best to remember important things - exam dates, homework due dates, even when the next school break is. But thousands of students need to remember something even more important: what to do to prevent an asthma attack during school hours.



Breathing new life into asthma treatment

Ian Hosking from Cambridge's Engineering Design Centre is co-founder and co-leader of Designing Our Tomorrow, which brings real-world problems into classroom design and technology sessions. Here, he describes the culmination of a year-long project in which secondary school students designed packaging solutions for the treatment of childhood asthma.



Bronchiectasis: What are the treatment options?

The airways change shape and become loose and dilated. They gradually lose the ability to facilitate air flow to the lungs.



Budesonide in Preschool-Age Children with Recurrent Wheezing

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. To the Editor: In the Maintenance and Intermittent Inhaled Corticosteroids in Wheezing Toddlers trial , Zeiger et al. 1 suggest that intermittent high-dose budesonide was equal in efficacy to daily low-dose budesonide in preschool-age children with recurrent wheezing.



Calls for better education about asthma after death of Gisborne mum

David Kirkpatrick believes his daughter might still be alive if she had been more aware of the life-threatening risks of asthma. "I think she took for granted [the fact] that when she was OK, she was OK, but it's like a flick of a switch," he said.



Can asthma be controlled with a vitamin supplement?

Obstruction of the lumen of a bronchiole by mucoid exudate, goblet cell metaplasia, and epithelial basement membrane thickening in a person with asthma. Credit: Yale Rosen/Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 2.0 The shortness of breath experienced by the nearly 26 million Americans who suffer from asthma is usually the result of inflammation of the airways.



Change in I22-agonist use after severe life events in adults with...

Change in 2-agonist use after severe life events in adults with asthma: A population-based cohort study: Life events and bronchodilator usage among adults with asthma. This prospective, population-based cohort study of 1102 Finnish adults with asthma, examined whether exposure to stressful life events is associated with the intensity of usage of inhaled short-acting 2-agonists.



Changing seasons, parents prepare for allergies and asthma Read Story Staff

Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters says allergies can cause flare-ups in asthma, but allergies aren't the only trigger. Triggers: Triggers are substances or situations that start an asthma episode.



Checkup Medical Column for August 11

Australians living with asthma are no better off on more costly preventer medications than their Kiwi neighbours who use cheaper drugs, according to a new study. The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research study, published in international journal Respirology, showed 45 per cent of Australians and 41 per cent New Zealanders live with poorly-controlled asthma symptoms.



Childhood respiratory infections linked with celiac disease

With celiac disease on the rise, researchers are racing to pin down any factors that may play a part. Recent attention has turned to the role of respiratory infections in at-risk children.



Children with asthma are being prescribed unnecessary antibiotics

Milan, Italy: Children with asthma are more likely to be prescribed antibiotics even though there is no evidence that they need them any more than children without asthma, according to research to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2017. Overuse of antibiotics is leading to a rise in drug-resistant infections and unnecessary use in children could leave them more at risk of a future infection that is difficult to treat.



Children with asthma benefit from living near parks, research finds

Researchers interviewed the parents of 196 children aged three to 12, all of whom had either visited A&E at least twice or been hospitalised for their asthma over the previous year. They calculated the number of days of asthma symptoms per child and worked out the distance between the child's home and the closest green space.



Children's Law Center and Impact DC partner to improve asthma outcomes in Southeast D.C

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2017 : Children's Law Center and Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia have been selected by a coalition of 12 funding organizations to participate in the BUILD Health Challenge, a national program that leverages multi-sector community partnerships in order to improve health for everyone.



Children's Law Center and Impact DC partner to improve asthma outcomes in Southeast D.C.

IMAGE: This is Stephen J. Teach, M.D., M.P.H., chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Children's National Health System and principal investigator of IMPACT DC. view WASHINGTON -- Children's Law Center and Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia have been selected by a coalition of 12 funding organizations to participate in the BUILD Health Challenge, a national program that leverages multi-sector community partnerships in order to improve health for everyone.



Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Therapeutics Market to increase rapidly by 2027

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a broad term used for defining progressive lung diseases like emphysema, refractory asthma, chronic bronchitis and some other forms of bronchiectasis. The symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease are so common that sometimes people fail to understand that they are suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and consider it as normal cold, cough and symptoms of aging.



Cincinnati children's research paves way for newly approved asthma drug

Thanks in part to nearly two decades of research at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, the FDA has approved benralizumab, the first drug designed to specifically deplete eosinophils as a treatment for asthma. The FDA approved benralizumab as an add-on maintenance treatment for severe asthma with eosinophil involvement.



City kids with asthma suffer less if they live near a park

Milan, Italy: Children with asthma who live in the city may have fewer days with symptoms the closer they live to parks and green spaces, according to research to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2017 on Monday. The study looked at inner-city children with persistent asthma and compared the number of days they suffered with symptoms over a period of two weeks with the distance from their homes to the nearest park.



Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Brings Advanced Asthma Therapies to the UAE

Asthma patients in the UAE are breathing easier as Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi brings innovative treatment options to the country, eliminating the need to travel abroad. Fawzia Al Muhairi has suffered from severe asthma for 18 years and, until recently, was forced to travel to Europe and the United States for the specialized care she required.



Climbing cost of decades-old drugs threatens Medicaid

The skyrocketing prices of new drugs to treat rare diseases have stoked outrage nationwide. But hundreds of old, commonly used drugs cost the Medicaid program billions of extra dollars in 2015 to 2016, a Kaiser Health News data analysis shows.



Climbing cost of decades-old drugs threatens to break Medicaid bank

Skyrocketing price tags for new drugs to treat rare diseases have stoked outrage nationwide. But hundreds of old, commonly used drugs cost the Medicaid program billions of extra dollars in 2016 vs. 2015, a Kaiser Health News data analysis shows.



Clinicians need a clear definition of severe asthma for precise management

Those who treat patients suffering with severe asthma know how frustrating it can be to try to get the disease under control - despite the introduction in recent years of both biologics and bronchial thermoplasty. These treatments have proven effective, but require an understanding of all that is involved before being prescribed or recommended.



Clinicians need a clear definition of severe asthma for precise management

Those who treat patients suffering with severe asthma know how frustrating it can be to try to get the disease under control - despite the introduction in recent years of both biologics and bronchial thermoplasty. These treatments have proven effective, but require an understanding of all that is involved before being prescribed or recommended.



Compound regulates genetic risk factor in Parkinson's disease

Suchi Mittal and colleagues have identified beta-2 adrenergic receptor agonists as compounds that can reduce levels of the alpha-synuclein gene, which has been implicated in increased risk for Parkinson's disease . These compounds -- some of which appear in approved drugs for asthma and similar conditions -- could offer a new pathway to develop Parkinson's treatments.



Concerns about asthma and pregnancy?

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Contact with dogs could protect kids against eczema and asthma

According to one study, a mother's exposure to dogs before the birth of a child was significantly associated with lower risk of eczema by age two. Photo: AFP Relaxnews Growing up in a household with dogs may protect children against eczema and asthma, according to two studies presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston, USA, October 26-30.



Coralberry extract could offer better asthma treatment

Scientists are examining the potential of a substance extracted from the leaves of coralberry - a common seasonal ornamental plant - to treat asthma. The results are promising, but they are yet to be replicated in humans.



Coughing at night: Ten ways to relieve a nighttime cough

Everyone has a cough from time to time. In fact, coughing can serve a useful purpose by ridding the lungs of irritants or excess mucus.



Could a protein from intestinal worms lead to a cure for asthma?

Roundworms, a type of intestinal parasite, may yield a cure for asthma. Researchers have found that they secrete a protein molecule that stops whoever's gut they inhabit from having allergic reactions.



Creswick's catch role in thunderstorm asthma warning

Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy launched the Labor Government's epidemic forecasting system in time for grass pollen season in a bid to better predict and respond to large-scale emergencies. This follows last November's major outbreak in which pharmacies were called on to boost ventolin supply at Ballarat emergency departments, which were flooded with people predominantly experiencing breathing difficulties.



Culturally Based Programmes Needed to Reduce Asthma

Culturally targeted healthcare programmes based in churches and on marae are needed to help reduce the impact of severe asthma in Pasifika and MA ori communities according to local experts. New Zealand has the fourth highest hospital admission rates for asthma of all OECD countries with the proportion of Pasifika and MA ori children admitted twice as high as European children.



Cut asthma symptoms in half in just two months when you eat right and exercise, study finds

A recent study revealed that a combination of healthy diet and exercise may improve asthma symptoms in just two months. As part of the research, Danish health experts monitored 125 asthma patients who took lifestyle interventions for eight weeks.



Delaware expands lawsuit to allege price-fixing of generic drugs

Delaware officials say they are expanding their lawsuit to include price-fixing of generic drugs. Forty-six states are now a part of the litigation.



Did prolonged breastfeeding reduce risk of asthma, atopic eczema in adolescents?

Bottom Line: A breastfeeding program appeared to reduce the development of atopic eczema but not asthma and lung function among children at age 16. Why The Research Is Interesting: Many health organizations recommend exclusive breastfeeding to prevent atopic eczema and asthma but recommendations are mostly based on observational study evidence. Who: 13,557 adolescents born 16 years prior to new mothers participating in a trial of a breastfeeding promotion in Belarusian maternity hospitals and affiliated clinics in Belarus.



Doctors laud cracker sale ban, traders upset

New Delhi, Oct. 9: Doctors hailed the Supreme Court directive today that bans the sale of firecrackers in Delhi until past Diwali as a measure to protect people from air pollution, but traders said the ban would mean huge losses for them. Sections of medics and environmental researchers said the ban would help curb rise in air pollution typically seen over the National Capital Region before and after Diwali as fumes from firecrackers join other air pollutants to push pollution levels beyond safe limits.



Does forskolin work? Uses, risks, and benefits

With almost two-thirds of adults in the United States being overweight or obese, it is no surprise that the use of weight loss supplements, such as forskolin, is commonplace. Forskolin is a plant supplement derived from the root of a member of the mint family known as the Indian coleus that grows in Thailand, Nepal, and parts of India.



Does Stress Cause Asthma?

Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship.



Dogs may lower risk of childhood eczema, reduce asthma symptoms

Dogs are commonly hailed as "man's best friend," and two new studies emphasize why this title is so well deserved. Scientists have revealed that exposure to dogs during early life may protect against eczema and reduce asthma symptoms in childhood.



Dogs may protect against childhood eczema and asthma

"Good dog!" Two studies being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting show there may be even more reason to love your dog. The first study shows babies born in a home with a dog during pregnancy receive protection from allergic eczema, though the protective effect goes down by age 10. A second study shows dogs may provide a protective effect against asthma, even in children allergic to dogs.



Dogs May Protect Kids Against Asthma, Eczema

Growing up in a household with dogs may protect children against eczema and asthma, according to two studies presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston, USA, October 26-30. The first study, supporting previous scientific research, found that children of mothers who were in daily contact with one or more dogs during pregnancy for at least an hour had a lower risk of eczema by age two.



Drug price hikes sometimes have catastrophic effects on patients

Was the cold weather bothering her? Was her treatment regimen inadequate? When I spoke with her, I discovered the heartbreaking truth: she had been limiting her albuterol inhaler use because she simply could not afford to take it as much as she needed. For many of the over 600,000 Massachusetts residents who suffer from asthma, albuterol is a necessity.



Eczema plus family history can mean a longer hospital stay for kids with asthma

Asthma and allergies are related, and many people who suffer from asthma have allergies that trigger their asthma. Research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology's Annual Scientific Meeting examines the relationship between medical history and allergic reactions in children, and how long they stayed in the hospital after an asthma attack.



Ensuring Patient Access to Asthma Therapy: Perspectives for Pharmacists

This article is sponsored by Teva Respiratory. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory respiratory disease that includes symptoms of airway obstruction, inflammation, and hyperresponsiveness.1 As of the most recent published estimates, asthma affects approximately 7.1 million children and 17.5 million adults in the United States, or approximately 8.2% of the population.2 The severity of asthma may be characterized by the number of days per week when symptoms manifest, use of medication for control of acute symptoms, whether or not symptoms interfere with normal activity, and lung function, as measured by forced expiratory volume in 1 second.1 Based on severity, asthma may be managed with a variety of medications, with inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting beta2-agonist combination medications being a crucial mainstay of therapy in moderate and severe asthma.1,3 Pharmacists have a crucial role ... (more)



Epidemic thunderstorm asthma warning issued for region

Asthma sufferers have been warned to ensure they have correct medication and stay indoors where possible after the Bureau of Meteorology and Vic Emergency issued a thunderstorm asthma warning. Vic Emergency said there was a moderate chance of an epidemic thunderstorm event as one of the necessary elements was present.



Equine asthma: Intriguing questions remain around the role of bacteria

Do streptococcal bacteria play a role in cases of mild equine asthma? The intriguing possibility has been raised in Canadian research which found differences in the microbial communities of the lower respiratory tract between healthy horses and those with mild equine asthma. University of Calgary researcher Stephanie Bond and her colleagues noted that although mild asthma in horses was primarily an inflammatory process, an infectious component was highly suspected.



Exploring housing risks in Charlottesville

Housing risks can have a significant impact on the health of inhabitants, and awareness of common environmental health concerns is the first step in preventing and minimizing health risks. Common indoor environmental health concerns include mold, carbon monoxide and lead paint, as well as asbestos and other air quality concerns.



FDA OKs Glaxo's inhaler, first one to combine 3 medicines

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first inhaler combining three medicines to ease breathing in patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis. The FDA late Monday approved sales of Trelegy Ellipta, developed jointly by GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Innoviva Inc. It contains three widely used types of medicine to prevent - rather than treat -flare-ups of the life-threatening breathing disorders.



FDA OKs Teva's asthma med QVAR RediHaler; shares down 5% premarket as sell-off continues

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' announces that the FDA has approved its QVAR RediHaler inhalation aerosol for the maintenance treatment of asthma in patients at least four years old.



For city kids with asthma, nearby green space is key

The new study included 196 inner-city children in Baltimore, aged 3 to 12 years, with persistent asthma. Some lived close to a park or other green space, while others were more than 0.6 miles away from one.



For city kids with asthma, nearby green space is key

Been looking for a reason to turn down your child's pleas for a pet Guinea pig? Dutch researchers say the rodents may carry germs tied to serious pneumonia. Been looking for a reason to turn down your child's pleas for a pet Guinea pig? Dutch researchers say the rodents may carry germs tied to serious pneumonia.



Get set to fight flu

More than 1.8 million people in Scotland are being urged to get their flu vaccine as early as possible this winter to help protect themselves. People with health conditions which can make them more vulnerable to flu such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma and bronchitis are being encouraged to make an appointment with their GP practice as soon as possible.



Groups helping kids breathe easier

Jackson, Fountain and Perry counties have been targeted for high rates of asthma among school-aged children and emergency room visits related to the respiratory condition. Asthma is a condition in which a person's airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus, which can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.



Guest Column: Talk to doctor before taking supplements

Q. I've been reading about athletes using steroids to build themselves up. Do these drugs work for older men? A. First some background on steroids.



Handful of walnuts daily cuts risk of asthma

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov 18 : Here's another reason for you to eat more walnuts as a type of vitamin E, found in these nuts, may prevent the risk of asthma attacks by reducing airway inflammation. According to researchers, sufferers of common breathing condition, taking it as part of the study, were also found to have less sticky mucus in their lungs.



Hazard reduction for Glenbrook

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is planning to undertake a hazard reduction burn in the Blue Mountains National Park near Glenbrook today and possibly tomorrow, weather permitting. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is planning to undertake a hazard reduction burn in the Blue Mountains National Park near Glenbrook today and possibly tomorrow, weather permitting.



Health issues raise concerns after Harvey

"People need o understand the potential health risk," Executive Director of Gulf Coast Health Center Dr. Marsha E. Thigpen said during a press conference held on Thursday at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Port Arthur.



Health Officials Raise Awareness of Seldom-Diagnosed Acos

November is National COPD Awareness Month, and the Indiana State Department of Health is raising awareness of an often undiagnosed condition. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , nearly 37 percent of Hoosiers with asthma also have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease .



Health storm warning call

Ballarat healthcare professionals are urging people to take preventative measures now with conditions shaping up for another strong likelihood of thunderstorm asthma striking. Picture: Kate Healy Ballarat healthcare professionals are warning of the strong likelihood for another hit of the epidemic, which prompted an emergency disaster response across the state in November last year.



Here's how to deal with cold weather ailments - according to the NHS

You can help prevent colds by washing your hands regularly. This destroys bugs that you may have picked up from touching surfaces used by other people, such as light switches and door handles.



House Call: Dealing with smoke season - Mon, 21 Aug 2017 PST

Although the smoke has finally cleared up here in Spokane, fire season in Washington generally doesn't end until late September when the mountain rain and snow starts. That means there's still a pretty good chance for more smoky days.



Information available on thunderstorm asthma ahead of summer

The Asthma Foundation Victoria will deliver epidemic thunderstorm asthma community education sessions at the Bendigo Library next month, after a number of lives were lost to the condition last year. The sessions are funded by the federal Department of Health and Human Services in response to last year's unprecedented thunderstorm asthma event in metropolitan Melbourne and Geelong.



Is Dermira Inc (NASDAQ:DERM)'s Confidence In Lebrikizumab Warranted?

Dermira Inc just announced a deal with Roche Holding Ltd. that will see the former take over the development and rights to the latter's dermatology and respiratory disease asset, lebrikizumab. All told, the deal could cost Dermira in excess of $1.4 billion.



ISIS-linked stimulant Captagon more dangerous than previously thought, scientists say

A banned amphetamine-type stimulant linked to substance abuse in the Middle East and said to be favored by ISIS is more potent than previously thought, scientists said Wednesday. Fenethylline, also known by its brand name Captagon, is a combination of amphetamine; a stimulant; and theophylline, a drug traditionally used to treat respiratory diseases such as asthma.



ISIS-linked stimulant Captagon more dangerous than previously thought, scientists say

A banned amphetamine-type stimulant linked to substance abuse in the Middle East and said to be favored by ISIS is more potent than previously thought, scientists said Wednesday. Fenethylline, also known by its brand name Captagon, is a combination of amphetamine; a stimulant; and theophylline, a drug traditionally used to treat respiratory diseases such as asthma.



It's Time to Start Your Child's Back-to-School Allergy Checklist

It's the time of year to get your kids organized to go back to school - whether they're ready or not. What's on the checklist? Clothes, school supplies, backpacks and lunch boxes.



Jamaica Health, Beauty, Weddings & Motherhood Stories for the Jamaican Woman

GROWING up in a household with dogs may protect children against eczema and asthma, according to two studies presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston last month. The first study, supporting previous scientific research, found that children of mothers who were in daily contact with one or more dogs during pregnancy for at least an hour had a lower risk of eczema by age two.



Jerusalem cannabis guru to study effect of weed on asthma

Hebrew University's Raphael Mechoulam and asthma expert Francesca Levi-Schaffer to undertake research with funding from UK-Israel startup CIITECH CIITECH , a UK-Israel cannabis biotech startup that seeks to develop and commercialize therapeutic cannabis products, said it would fund a research project together with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to find ways to use cannabis for the treatment of asthma. CIITECH said the project would be undertaken by the Multidisciplinary Center on Cannabinoid Research of the Hebrew University, and would be led by Prof.



Kids with asthma are unnecessarily prescribed antibiotics: Study

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways in the lungs. Symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath and chest tightness.



Knowing the Symptoms of Mold Exposure: Keeping your family safe 46 minutes ago

While cleaning up after the effects of Hurricane Harvey, homeowners want to be especially careful to get rid of any mold growing in their houses. While cleaning up after the effects of Hurricane Harvey, homeowners want to be especially careful to get rid of any mold growing in their houses.



Let it Snow, But Don't Let Your Allergies Be "Frightful"

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL Winter holidays can certainly be "the most wonderful time of the year." But they can also be full of expectations for "picture-perfect" dinners, lots of time with family members, and too much money spent on gifts that may never get used.



Limiting Exposure to House Dust Is Key to Controlling Allergy Symptoms During Summer Months

For those with allergies, the summer months are often challenging as extreme heat and humidity can worsen their symptoms. Dust allergies may also make it difficult to breathe and may trigger asthma symptoms, such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath.



Limiting exposure to house dust key to controlling allergy symptoms during summer

Doha: For those with allergies, the summer months are often challenging as extreme heat and humidity can worsen their symptoms. Dust allergies may also make it difficult to breathe and may trigger asthma symptoms, such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath.



Lung cancer and cough: What is the connection?

Despite these problems, coughing actually serves a very valuable and useful purpose. Coughing is a protective action, helping the lungs clear out potential germs or harmful objects.



March student urges the Prime Minister to make life saving asthma treatment free

Now she is 19 she has to pay for prescriptions but she said she often cannot afford them yet it is essential life saving equipment. "When I turned 19 this year, I had to start paying for my inhalers and a lot of the time ended up skipping out on getting my repeat prescriptions because I cannot afford it," she said.



Moderate thunderstorm asthma risk in parts of region

While the Vic Emergency forecast for much of the region is low, a warning of moderate risk remains in place on Monday for the North Central forecast district, which encompasses Maryborough, Maldon and Castlemaine. People at increased risk of thunderstorm asthma include those with asthma and people with spring hay fever.



Molecule from worms may inspire new asthma therapies: study

A molecule produced by parasitic worms may lead to a new treatment for asthma, according to a study released on Wednesday by the University of Edinburgh. It is known that people who live in countries where parasitic worms are common are less likely to have asthma.



Natural remedies for asthma relief

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NBL Basketball player receives one year ban

Wellington Saints basketball player Jordan Mills has been banned from all sport for 12 months after testing positive for prohibited asthma medication terbutaline . The Sports Tribunal of New Zealand today released their decision after Mr Mills returned a positive test after a National Basketball League match on 19 May, 2017.



Neuro-immune crosstalk in allergic asthma

Exactly how asthma begins and progresses remain a mystery, but a team led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has uncovered a fundamental molecular cue that the nervous system uses to communicate with the immune system, and may potentially trigger allergic lung inflammation leading to asthma. Their insights into this neuro-immune crosstalk are published in Nature .



New 'Biologic' Drug May Help Severe Asthma

A "biologic" drug in development to treat severe asthma reduces the rate of serious attacks by about two-thirds compared to a placebo drug, according to preliminary research findings. If approved, the drug, tezepelumab, could join a group of costly medications that appear to offer relief when nothing else curbs respiratory distress.



New Hope From Old Drugs in Fight Against Parkinson's

The researchers cautioned that their findings are only a first step. Much more work is needed before they can lead to any new treatment for Parkinson's.



New insights on chronic bronchitis could lead to first diagnostic test and better treatments

When a patient arrives at a doctor's office with a persistent cough and the sensation of gunk building up in the lungs, the doctor's thought process is essentially the same as it would have been decades ago. There has been no understanding of the affected biological pathways causing the gunk buildup in the lung, nor has there been a diagnostic test for chronic bronchitis .



New research shows asthma drug's effectiveness over usual care alone

A new study co-authored by the University of Plymouth and published in The Lancet shows how an asthma drug was more effective at improving a patient's asthma control compared with their usual care. The study was developed by pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline , and showed that a once-daily inhalation of a powder, made up of drugs fluticasone furoate and 25mg Vilanterol , was noticeably more effective at improving scores in a test of asthma control , using a validated tool - the Asthma Control Test , than taking regular maintenance inhaler therapy alone.



New resource aims to improve asthma health literacy

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ has proudly launched a new resource that aims to improve the asthma health literacy of families across New Zealand. The "Managing your child's asthma" resource teaches parents about asthma including how to help prevent an asthma attack.



No need to live with asthma symptoms

Breathe Better September, New Zealand's respiratory awareness month has now reached its finale. The campaign shed a light on New Zealand's alarming respiratory statistics, while encouraging Kiwis to show their support for better breathing and healthy lungs.



Nov 13, 2017Asthma and the Civil Rights Movement

This post originally appeared on the Academy Library's blog, Books, Health and History. The guest author is Ijeoma Kola, a PhD candidate in Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a former National Science Foundation graduate fellow.



Obese children with asthma spend longer in hospital

Both asthma and obesity are becoming increasingly common in the United States. The latest research to examine relationships between the conditions finds that obesity is a risk factor for repeated hospital visits in children with asthma.



Obesity worsens asthma symptoms for children, study finds

They found that those who were obese had to be hospitalized more frequently and for longer periods of time because of their asthma Researchers who worked on the report published in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology studied the records of nearly 40,000 Japanese children who have asthma. They found that those who were obese had to be hospitalized more often because of their asthma, and they also had to spend longer periods of time in the hospital.



Orion Group Interim Report January-September 2017

Operating profit was EUR 220 million. Operating profit in the comparative period includes EUR 22 million of capital gains.



Peak Flow Meter Market Value Share, Analysis and Segments 2017-2025

Peak flow meter is a thermometer-like device for asthma patients. The device is used to measure the lungs function in the body.



Pickwickian syndrome: All you need to know

Breathing too slowly or taking breaths that are too shallow means the lungs are unable to take in enough oxygen and expel enough carbon dioxide in a process known as gas exchange. This leads to low levels of oxygen and high levels of carbon dioxide in the blood.



Pineapple juice for cough relief: Does it work?

Home remedies containing pineapple juice are sometimes used as an alternative to cough medicine. But is pineapple juice effective for cough relief? Natural remedies for common ailments are often made popular by alternative medicine blogs and websites.



Plan an Allergy-Safe Halloween for Your Child

"You want Halloween to be scary for the right reasons -- ghosts, goblins and witches -- not allergies and asthma," said allergist Dr. Stephen Tilles, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. "If you follow a few common-sense rules, you should be able to keep your kids safe and the party going without allergy and asthma symptoms," he said in an association news release.



Plan an allergy-safe Halloween for your child

"You want Halloween to be scary for the right reasons -- ghosts, goblins and witches -- not allergies and asthma," said allergist Dr. Stephen Tilles, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. "If you follow a few common-sense rules, you should be able to keep your kids safe and the party going without allergy and asthma symptoms," he said in an association news release.



Pneumoconiosis: Symptoms, risk factors, and management

Pneumoconiosis is a lung disease caused by certain dust particles that are most often found in a work environment. Symptoms of pneumoconiosis include difficulty breathing and a cough, but what makes the disease more than a chest infection? Pneumoconiosis can happen when a person breathes in dust particles such as asbestos, coal dust, or silica.



Pneumonitis: Symptoms, causes, and treatments

Pneumonitis is a disorder where a person has an allergic reaction in their lungs caused by certain inhaled substances. The condition is also referred to as hypersensitivity pneumonitis.



Pollen levels will reach inordinate heights at ACL

With ACL just days away, attendees are busy ordering CamelBaks and fanny packs on their computers. But this year, local allergists say they should be running to their nearest pharmacies instead.



Positive Data From Cynata MSCs In Second Preclinical Asthma Study

Australian stem cell and regenerative medicine company, Cynata Therapeutics Limited , is pleased to announce further highly promising data supporting the efficacy of its proprietary Cymerusa mesenchymal stem cells in a second preclinical asthma study. The study was conducted under the supervision of Associate Professor Samuel and Dr Simon Royce of the Monash Lung Biology Network ,1 focusing on the effects of CymerusTM MSCs in combination with or in comparison to the corticosteroid dexamethasone, which is commonly used to treat exacerbations of asthma in human patients.



Positive Results from Pioneering Salford ...

LONDON & BRISBANE, Calif.-- -- GlaxoSmithKline plc and Innoviva, Inc. today announced positive results from the Salford Lung Study in asthma have been simultaneously published in The Lancet journal and presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress in Milan. The innovative study, which reported headline results in May 2017, showed that initiation of once-daily Relvar Ellipta 92/22mcg or 184/22mcg was superior to usual care in achieving a consistent improvement in patient's asthma control over the 12 month study duration, measured by the Asthma Control Test , compared with patients who continued to take their usual care medicines.



Prepare asthma action plan before children return to school

Many schools are back in session in Chandler and now's the time for parents to develop an asthma action plan for their children in the classroom, if they haven't done so already. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lung's air passages that can make breathing difficult.



Propeller Health launches Air - a free service to inform people of asthma conditions in their area

MADISON, Wis: Propeller Health released the first ever application programming interface to provide local asthma conditions to anyone in the US who would like to share this insight with their audiences. This service, Air by Propeller, is open and free to use.



Recovering AstraZeneca shrugs off blow to asthma drug with cancer lift

AstraZeneca: The pharmaceuticals firm is recovering from a record share price fall in the summer when cancer treatment Mystic suffered a setback AstraZeneca on Wednesday revealed a blow from failed clinical trials of a breakthrough asthma treatment, but the UK drug giant immediately attempted to bounce back with a string of other announcements. The UK pharmaceuticals group said that breakthrough biotech treatment tralokinumab's failure in the latest trials was "disappointing", but the bad news was not enough to take the shine off an early US regulator's approval for blood cancer drug Calquence.



Regeneron's Dupixent Takes Another Step Toward Blockbuster Status

Dupixent's phase 3 trials in asthma were a success, clearing the way to an FDA filing this year in this multibillion-dollar indication. unveiled phase 3 study data for its autoimmune disease drug Dupixent earlier this week that show it is effective in treating asthma.



Research reveals possible new treatment pathway for severe allergic asthma

Research demonstrates that blocking the action of two pro-inflammatory molecules significantly reduces symptoms of allergic asthma in mice, which could lead to development of a new treatment for people with a severe form of the condition. The findings, which are published in the journal Clinical Science , show that severe allergic lung inflammation was significantly reduced in the mice when the activity of the pro-inflammatory molecules interleukin -17A and IL-17F was prevented using specific antibodies.



Researchers explore complex relationship between weight and asthma in children

Researchers at Aston University and clinicians at Birmingham Children's Hospital are exploring how children living with asthma can be supported to maintain a healthy weight. Children and teenagers with the chronic condition are much more likely to be overweight than their counterparts, and if they are clinically obese their risk of having severe asthma is three times higher.



Restrictive lung disease: Treatment and symptoms

Restrictive lung disease refers to a group of lung diseases that prevent the lungs from fully expanding with air. This restriction makes breathing difficult.



Retired medico takes long strides for asthma through charity trek

Trekker: Sam Ginsberg has gone from the Kiewa Valley to the Ovens Valley as part of a charity walk which began at Tawonga South on Sunday and ends at Milawa on Thursday. AN orange has given a retired psychologist a taste of North East friendliness during a charity walk to highlight asthma.



Rising Price of Old Drugs Costs Medicaid Billions

Skyrocketing price tags for new drugs to treat rare diseases have stoked outrage nationwide. But hundreds of old, commonly used drugs cost the Medicaid program billions of extra dollars in 2016 vs. 2015, a Kaiser Health News data analysis shows.



Riverina on the alert as thunderstorm asthma warning issued

Asthmatics across the Riverina are urged to be at the ready in coming days, with a thunderstorm asthma alert issued for the rest of the week. The Murrumbidgee Local Health District issued the warning on Tuesday morning, advising asthma sufferers that predicted thunderstorms are likely to exacerbate already difficult circumstances.



Rockingham session run by Asthma Foundation

The Asthma Foundation will hold a free community forum in Rockingham this week to advise people on how to manage their condition and how to help others with asthma. One in nine people have asthma and asthma attacks kill more than one person each day, according to the Asthma Foundation.



Salt Yourself

There are less than 10 salt rooms in Colorado and just over 100 in the U.S. Many hospitals in Europe and most in Russia have salt rooms, they're used to treat a variety of skin and respiratory conditions. Countless medical research articles report salt therapy as safe and effective for treating asthma, allergies, bronchitis, COPD, cold/flu, eczema and psoriasis.



Scientists create stem cell therapy for lung fibrosis conditions

A team of scientists from the UNC School of Medicine and North Carolina State University has developed promising research towards a possible stem cell treatment for several lung conditions, such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , and cystic fibrosis - often-fatal conditions that affect tens of millions of Americans. In the journal Respiratory Research , the scientists demonstrated that they could harvest lung stem cells from people using a relatively non-invasive, doctor's-office technique.



Severe asthma attack: Warning signs

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Shining a light on the nervous system to thwart disease

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, and University of Pittsburgh have received a four-year, $9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop enhanced infrared light technology for potentially treating a variety of diseases, including cardiac arrhythmias, high and low blood pressure, asthma, sleep apnea and diarrhea, one of the leading killers of children worldwide. Depending on the need, infrared neuromodulation can stimulate or inhibit electrical signals that alter important bodily functions by targeting specific areas of the nervous system or even single nerve cells with laser precision.



SmartTouch for Symbicort Smart Inhaler Cleared by FDA

Adherium , a company out of Auckland, New Zealand, won FDA clearance to introduce its SmartTouch for Symbicort device that monitors and promotes prescribed inhaler usage. Symbicort is an inhaled medication used to treat symptoms of asthma and COPD.



Smoky skies lead to increase in asthma

The temperatures are easing back to normal but, as of Wednesday, Environment Canada was predicting the smoky haze from the Interior wildfires could remain through the end of the week. Local medical health officer Dr. Paul Martiquet told Coast Reporter that the resulting poor air quality has led to increased visits to local doctors for asthma symptoms.



Spring brings thunderstorm asthma warning

Asthma sufferers are urged to be on alert for weather changes this spring, following the deadly thunderstorm asthma outbreak last year that claimed nine lives. Health experts have used the first day of spring to warn people to be prepared for higher pollen counts and unexpected weather changes that could trigger asthma attacks.



Steroid Pills Usually Ineffective Against Bronchitis, Study Finds

Doctors sometimes prescribe a steroid for patients with bronchitis or other troublesome chest infections, but a new British study says the approach isn't warranted. "Our study does not support the continued use of steroids as they do not have a clinically useful effect on symptom duration or severity," said study lead researcher Dr. Alastair Hay, who teaches primary care medicine at the University of Bristol.



Steroids not effective for chest infections in non-asthmatic adults

Oral steroids should not be used for treating acute lower respiratory tract infection in adults who don't have asthma or other chronic lung disease, as they do not reduce the duration or severity of symptoms, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA . In the study, carried out by researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Nottingham, Oxford and Southampton, 398 non-asthmatic adults with acute chest infections but no evidence of pneumonia and not requiring immediate antibiotic treatment were randomly split into two groups, one receiving 40mg of the oral steroid 'prednisolone' for five days and one receiving an identical placebo over the same time period .



Stuart Jones and John Clarke join the Asthma Foundation

President John Knight, and Chief Executive Letitia O'Dwyer are pleased to announce two new advisors to the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ, Dr Stuart Jones , MBChB, PhD, FRACP as Medical Director and John Clarke CNZM as Chief Cultural Advisor - MA ori. Dr Stuart Jones is a Respiratory and Sleep Physician practicing at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland.



Study: Acetaminophen as good as ibuprofen for kids with asthma

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Study: Nearby parks linked to reduced asthma symptoms in kids

The new study included 196 inner-city children in Baltimore, aged 3 to 12 years, with persistent asthma. Some lived close to a park or other green space, while others were more than 0.6 miles away from one.



Studying how genes, environment contribute to juvenile arthritis

"This project addresses a question that parents always ask, which I never thought we'd begin to answer in my lifetime: 'What causes JIA?' This study won't provide the whole answer, but it will go a long way toward taking us there." UB researchers have received a two-year, $730,998 grant from the Arthritis Foundation to study how genes and environment work together to influence the immune dysfunction in juvenile arthritis.



Symptoms and causes of lung scarring

Like scars on the skin, lung scars are permanent. Small scars may not cause noticeable symptoms, but excessive scarring makes it difficult for the lungs to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream.



SZA sizzles with R&B finesse at First Ave

Mild asthma struck just a few songs into the R&B singer-songwriter's Friday night set at the First Avenue Mainroom, and she asked if anyone in the house could help. Albuterol made its way up to the stage, SZA nonchalantly took a hit, and, after this display of sisterly camaraderie, the show went on.



Tackling misdiagnosis of asthma in primary care

An interview with Dr. Duncan Keeley, General Practitioner, conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, MA following Asthma UK's diagnostics event: New collaboration opportunities to meet the 21st Century challenge of developing accurate asthma diagnostic tools. There are three kinds of problem - though we do not have any reliable quantitative data to know how common they are.



Taking Back Moments: One Man's Quest to Conquer Eosinophilic Asthma

However, if you are one of the 25 million people in the United States affected by asthma1, harvest time usually coincides with fall asthma triggers that may present challenges and even cause uncomfortable symptoms, or worse, a severe asthma attack. Just ask Rich Palmer, an asthma sufferer who has always loved the great outdoors.



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Teva Announces FDA Approval of QVAR RediHalera (Beclomethasone Dipropionate HFA) Inhalation Aerosol

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved QVAR RediHaler inhalation aerosol, a breath-actuated inhaler for the maintenance treatment of asthma as a prophylactic therapy in patients 4 years of age and older. QVAR RediHaler is not indicated for the relief of acute bronchospasm.



Teva to Highlight Asthma Data at the 2017 American College of...

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., today announced that five company-sponsored abstracts will be presented at the 2017 American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston, October 26-30, 2017. two analyses examined the efficacy of CINQAIR IV Injection, a humanized interleukin-5 antagonist monoclonal antibody for the treatment of severe eosinophilic asthma.



The 'major' consequences of how we understand depression

Imagine for a moment, that you are so short of breath that you seek advice from your GP, whose vague diagnosis is "major breathlessness". "You wouldn't feel particularly informed," says Professor Gordon Parker from UNSW and Black Dog Institute.



The link between fracking and health issues

The Environmental Protection Agency has allowed a series of chemicals with known health concerns to be used in oil and gas drilling known as fracking, according to documents obtained by Marketplace. While no medical diagnoses have been revealed to be caused directly by these oil and gas drilling chemicals, cause and effect can be difficult to prove.



The Scary Side Effect of Using Inhalers You Need to Know About

Using inhalers to deliver steroids has long been associated with impairing the immune system's ability to fight lung infections. Earlier this year, a study specifically tied inhaler use by young asthma patients under 35 years of age to an increased risk of pneumonia .



The Sweet (and Therapeutic) Truth About Salt Caves

The idea of sitting in a salt cave to reap health benefits may sound primitive, but it's becoming an increasingly popular activity in spa-like settings around the U.S. Designed to simulate the environment of Himalayan salt caves, these cozy grottos feature literally tons of crystal salt rock, a dim glow provided by rock lamps, reclining chairs and soothing instrumental background music. Meanwhile, during a session, a machine outside the room grinds dry salt and pumps micro particles of it into the air, which is kept at low humidity and approximately 70 degrees.



Thunderstorm asthma alert across Western Victoria

A moderate thunderstorm asthma warning has been issued for Ararat and other areas of western Victoria as a storm forecast for Monday afternoon and evening threatens to interrupt a spell of warm weather. The warning has been issued for central Melbourne and regions including Gippsland and south-western and north-eastern Victoria on Monday and Tuesday.



Thunderstorm Asthma Is a Legit Thing-Here's What You Need to Know

If you're one of those people who aren't the least bit scared of thunderstorms , you might be in for a surprise. That awe-inspiring nature show could kill you-and it has nothing to do with getting struck by lightning.



Thunderstorm asthma warning for parts of region

A forecast of moderate risk means that one of the elements necessary for a thunderstorm asthma event may be present. People at increased risk of thunderstorm asthma should avoid exposure to any storms, especially the wind gusts that precede them.



Thunderstorm asthma-who's at risk and how to manage it

Hay fever sufferers should have access to an asthma puffer every spring, even if they've never had asthma symptoms. Credit: www.shutterstock.com Late in the afternoon of a hot spring day, November 21, 2016, a thunderstorm from the northwest swept over Geelong and Melbourne, triggering the world's most devastating thunderstorm asthma epidemic .



Thunderstorm asthma: a family's loss, behind the science and what we could do better

SPEAKING OUT: Dave and Sue Shaw of Wodonga warn thunderstorm asthma is deadly and people who are vulnerable need to protect themselves if a warning, under a new forecasting system, is issued. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE A storm was on the horizon when James Shaw and his team were driving back from Benalla on November 3, 2015, celebrating a win representing the Albury Wodonga Eight Ball Association.



to Your Good Health: Finding underlying cause of cough is key

DEAR DR. ROACH: Cough seems to be going around here in the Northwest. My wife has coughed excessively for months now.



Top 100 Tech Ideas in September - From Predictive Social Media Aids...

As the September 2017 tech trends highlight, gadgets are helping to improve the health and wellbeing of consumers in many different ways. Whether it is helping them make healthy food choices or reliving asthma symptoms so that they can breathe a little easier, it is clear that technology is improving lives in many ways.



Treating asthma or COPD with steroid inhaler raises the risk of hard-to-treat infections

Older people who use steroid inhalers for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are more likely to suffer particular bacterial infections, according to a large study published in the European Respiratory Journal [1]. Worldwide, asthma and COPD affect hundreds of thousands of people and they are commonly treated with steroid inhalers to reduce symptoms and improve lung function.



Treating asthma or COPD with steroid inhaler raises the risk of hard-to-treat infections

Older people who use steroid inhalers for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are more likely to suffer particular bacterial infections, according to a large study published in the European Respiratory Journal . Worldwide, asthma and COPD affect hundreds of thousands of people and they are commonly treated with steroid inhalers to reduce symptoms and improve lung function.



Trelegy Ellipta Approved as the First Once-Daily Single Inhaler...

Trelegy Ellipta Approved as the First Once-Daily Single Inhaler Triple Therapy for the Treatment of Appropriate Patients with COPD in the US GlaxoSmithKline plc and Innoviva, Inc. today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved once-daily, single inhaler triple therapy fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol , under the brand name Trelegy Ellipta, for the long-term, once-daily, maintenance treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema, who are on a fixed-dose combination of fluticasone furoate and vilanterol for airflow obstruction and reducing exacerbations in whom additional treatment of airflow obstruction is desired or patients who are on umeclidinium and a fixed-dose combination of fluticasone furoate and vilanterol.



Tuberculosis drug may work better than others in its class

Treatment of tuberculosis involves a combination of several drugs, sometimes including drugs from a class known as fluoroquinolones. Using computer simulations, scientists have shown that the fluoroquinolone known as moxifloxacin may be superior to two other commonly used fluoroquinolones, according to a new paper in PLOS Computational Biology .



Understanding eosinophilic asthma

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UPDATE 1-U.S. FDA moves to smooth path for complex generic drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced a series of measures designed to speed to market generic versions of complex drugs such as Mylan NV's emergency EpiPen in an effort to address the rising cost of pharmaceuticals. The measures, announced in a blog post by Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, stray into an area that has not previously been the FDA's purview: drug prices.



Urine leakage while coughing: Is it normal?

The most common cause of urination when coughing is the weakening of muscles around the bladder due to sudden action. Stress incontinence is the most common type of urinary incontinence , which occurs when the muscles that prevent urination are weakened by an action, such as a cough.



Using steroid inhalers for respiratory disease may kill you, study finds

The use of steroid inhalers increases the risk of hard-to-treat bacterial infection among older people, a new study published in the European Respiratory Journal suggested. While steroid inhalers are used to help manage the symptoms of asthma and/or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , researchers from the European Respiratory Society found that they also make users more susceptible to lung infections caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria .



Vectura awaits more details from FDA over Advair

Drug delivery specialist Vectura has noted comments on Thursday morning by Hikma, its partner on the development of a generic version of the Advair Diskus asthma treatment. Following the 'complete response letter' issued by the US Food and Drug Administration in May, the pair confirmed that discussions with the regulator are ongoing and that a number of the questions raised have been resolved.



Vectura Release: Flutiform Breath-Activated K-Haler Makes Positive European Regulatory Progress

Mundipharma's k-halerA is an aerosol device with a breath-activated mechanism, activated with a low inspiratory force, which is designed to make it easier for patients to use correctly. The UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency acted as the Reference Member State for the DCP, which covers 18 countries across Europe.



Vitamin D supplements linked to lower risk of asthma attacks

Asthma attacks serious enough to require steroid treatment or hospitalization may be less likely when people take vitamin D supplements, a recent analysis suggests. Researchers examined data combined from seven previously published studies with a total of 955 asthma patients who were randomly selected to take vitamin D or a placebo pill, in addition to any other medicines prescribed to manage their symptoms.



Warning for asthmatics to keep plan in place

Asthma Marlborough respiratory nurse educator Karen Vis, with an inhaler and spacer, is urging people with the disease to keep action plans in place. As part of the Breathe Better September asthma awareness campaign, respiratory nurse educator Karen Vis is urging people with the disease to stay on top of symptoms and keep a plan in place for when they get worse.



Wayne State grant focused on asthma among black teens

A Wayne State University researcher is leading an effort to improve asthma treatment among black teens while cutting health care costs. Deborah Ellis is a professor in the Detroit school's medical school.



What is clenbuterol?

Clenbuterol is a steroid-like chemical that was initially developed to treat asthma in horses, working by relaxing the airways in the animals' lungs. The drug is both a decongestant and a bronchodilator.



What is paradoxical breathing?

Paradoxical breathing is often a sign of breathing problems. It causes the chest to contract during inhaling and to expand during exhaling, the opposite of how it should move.



What to look for when buying air purifiers for your home

If you have allergies or asthma, or are sensitive to pollution, you may have considered purchasing an air purifier to clean the air inside your home. Now, with smoke from destructive wildfires still burning in Northern California affecting people as far as 100 miles away, even those without specific health concerns are thinking about ways to improve indoor air quality.



When others abhor the scent you adore

Go to any workplace and chances are there will be at least one person who's a little heavy-handed with the perfume. Some of us won't mind their scent and will have no trouble sitting next to them in a meeting.



Why do so many kids get sick at back-to-school time?

This stretch on the calendar can be a prime time for some little learners to fall ill as they flock back to the classroom. Several types of respiratory viruses - think stuffy and runny nose and coughing - are common around this time of year, including ones that children and teens are more vulnerable to because they have not yet built the same immunity adults have, medical experts say.



Why does my breath smell like acetone?

People often associate strong smelling breath with the food someone has eaten or poor dental hygiene. But it may reveal much more than that.



Wildfire Smoke Believed to Have Caused Man's Death: Family

A 27-year-old father with breathing problems is believed to have died as a result of the wildfire smoke choking the North Bay, according to the man's family. Sharon Katsuda reports.



Your NEJM Group Today: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Mouth /...

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: A 54-year-old woman who regularly chewed loose-leaf tobacco presented with swelling, soreness, and an indurated lesion in the floor of the mouth. A biopsy confirmed squamous-cell carcinoma.