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10 States with The Highest Childhood Asthma Rates in The US

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13 Best and Worst Foods for Your Lungs

Can what you eat affect asthma? Although research is far from definitive, there are some hints that this might be true. "There's really no diet that will eliminate or cure your asthma but there are certain things you could be incorporating to help," says Robert Graham, MD, an internist with Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.



5 coping tips for adult asthma

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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 Receives FDA Approval for Its Epinephrine Pre-Filled Syringe

Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Adamis' EPINEPHRINE INJECTION, USP, 1:1000 for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions including anaphylaxis. The FDA has also approved the PFS trade name of Symjepia .



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 Size Observe Significant Surge During 2016-2024

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.



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.



Allergic rhinitis is a condition where there is sneezing, nasal itching, and nasal obstruction.

Allergic rhinitis is a condition where there is sneezing, nasal itching, and nasal obstruction. It is caused by IgE mediated reactions within the nasal mucosa due to inhaled allergens, causing nasal inflammation.



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.



Asthma Assessment and Therapeutics Pipeline Review H1 2017

Summary Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways, characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, which vary in frequency and severity from patient to patient. The exact causes of asthma are currently unknown, and may be the result of a combination of factors, although two major factors thought to be involved are environmental exposure and host factors, particularly genes.



Asthma Devices Market Report 2017 Receives a Rapid Boost in Economy...

Market Scenario: An inhaler is a medical device used for delivering medication into the body via the lungs. It is mainly used in the treatment of asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.



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 Proven to Help Diabetes

Researchers have found that Amlexanox, a drug used to treat asthma, is actually helping lower blood glucose levels. The inhibitor caused both mice and humans to lose weight and increase insulin sensitivity, improving their diabetes.



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 Therapeutics in Asia-Pacific Markets to 2023 - High Prevalence ...

Asthma Therapeutics in Asia-Pacific Markets to 2023 - High Prevalence and Highly Priced Existing & Upcoming Biologics will Drive the Market - Research and Markets Asthma Therapeutics in Asia-Pacific Markets to 2023 - High Prevalence and Highly Priced Existing & Upcoming Biologics will Drive the Market - Research and Markets Asia-Pacific asthma therapeutics market is forecast to grow significantly over the forecast period, from $4.1 billion in 2016 to a projected value of $6 billion by 2023, at a compound annual growth rate of 5.4%. The aging population is growing significantly, which will increase the asthma prevalence in the Asia-Pacific region.



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.



AZ announces A$100m expansion of Oz asthma drug plant citing China demand

AstraZeneca has committed A$100m to expand its manufacturing facility in Sydney Australia, citing growing demand for asthma medications in China. The Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical firm confirmed the expansion plan in an email sent to in-pharmatechnologist, explaining it will install three manufacturing lines at the facility in Sydney suburb North Ryde.



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.



Benefit of caffeine on preemie lungs endures into childhood

It is common practice to give caffeine to babies born prematurely in order to prevent or overcome problems with breathing. Now, a new study shows that the short-term benefits to lung function persist into mid-childhood.



Better Days Ahead For GlaxoSmithKline Plc (ADR) (NYSE:GSK) After It...

Innoviva Inc and GlaxoSmithKline plc today made the much awaited announcement. The two business giants have made a submission to the European Medicines Agency .This happens to be an inhaled corticosteroid / long-acting I22-agonist combination provided to those persons controlled on an ICS/LABA combination.



Breathe easier: 7 ways to improve your home's indoor air quality

More than 6 million American children - nearly 9 percent of all kids in the U.S. - have asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Each year, asthma attacks send more than a million people to emergency rooms, including approximately 24,000 children younger than 15, the CDC reports.



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.



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.



Cells change type to help or hinder immunity

In news that may bring hope to asthma sufferers, scientists discover a mechanism that provides a possible new target for allergy treatments. In news that may bring hope to asthma sufferers, scientists discover a mechanism that provides a possible new target for allergy treatments.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Clovis Oncology??'s Rucaparib Significantly Improved Progression-Free ...

Holzkirchen, June 15, 2017- Sandoz today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has accepted its Abbreviated New Drug Application for fluticasone propionate / salmeterol combination product, a substitutable generic version of Advair DiskusA [1]. If approved, the product will treat asthma in patients aged four years and older, in addition to providing maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction and reducing exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease .



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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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.



Corticosteroids may worsen disease in some patients with severe asthma

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences and UPMC have uncovered the molecular mechanism underlying corticosteroid resistance in severe asthma. The new findings have important clinical implications, suggesting that corticosteroids, the main treatment for asthma, may worsen the disease in this group of patients.



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.



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.



Drug combination improves lung function within 15 days of treatment for children with cystic fibrosis

A combination of two drugs - lumacaftor and ivacaftor - improves lung function in children aged 6-11 with cystic fibrosis within 15 days of treatment, according to a phase 3 trial published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal and presented at the European Cystic Fibrosis Society conference. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that causes the lungs and digestive system to become clogged with thick mucus.



Effects of the combined extracts of Herba Epimedii and Fructus...

Asthma is characterized by chronic airway inflammation, leading to structura1 changes in the airway, collectively termed airway remodeling. Airway remodeling is thought to contribute to airway hyper responsiveness and irreversible airflow limitation.



Epidemiology of Chronic Lung Diseases

Somnath Pal, BS , MBA, PhD Professor of Pharmacy Administration College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, St. John's University Jamaica, New York According to the American Lung Association, more than 35 million Americans have a preventable chronic lung disease. Of all lung diseases in the U.S., asthma is most common , followed by interstitial lung disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease .



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.



Exercising with bronchitis: Is it safe?

Bronchitis symptoms include a wet, phlegm-filled cough and difficulty breathing. But can people with bronchitis exercise without making their condition worse? Some bronchitis symptoms may be exacerbated by exercise.



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.



Four Tips Help You Prep for Allergies Before School Starts

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL School supplies? Check. New shoes? Check. Allergies and asthma under control? Let's go over the list one more time to make sure you and your child are ready for the school year.



Fungal Disease expert urges Government to review house building regulations

At a meeting of the Parliamentary and Scientific committee in the House of Commons, Professor David Denning from Manchester University called on government to review current building regulations to address the rise in asthma cases caused by a lack of ventilation in buildings. There is a direct link between a lack of ventilation and subsequent growth of moulds that can cause asthma.



Fungal toxins easily become airborne, creating potential indoor health risk

Toxins produced by three different species of fungus growing indoors on wallpaper may become aerosolized, and easily inhaled. The findings, which likely have implications for "sick building syndrome," were published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology , a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.



Gardening this weekend? Beware of the compost

If you're planning to revel in some gardening this weekend, be sure to wash your hands after. New research finds that activities involving exposure to compost may increase a person's risk of Legionnaires' disease.



Getting your car serviced could help your hayfever

THE very high pollen levels we've had for days on end mean that, for many, this is proving a summer to remember for all the wrong reasons. That's because at this time of year we split into two camps: those who enjoy getting outside in the warm weather and those who have hay fever.



Glaxo submits U.S. marketing application for expanded use of asthma med Arnuity Ellipta

GlaxoSmithKline submits a supplemental New Drug Application to the FDA seeking approval for the use of Arnuity Ellipta , dosed once daily via an inhaler, as maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy in children aged 5 - 11 years.



Green, yellow, or brown phlegm: What does it mean?

Phlegm is a type of mucus that is produced in the lungs and nearby lower respiratory tract airways. This kind of mucus has a crucial role in preventing germs and materials from entering the airways and lungs and potentially causing an infection.



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.



GSK applies to widen indications for combined asthma drug

GlaxoSmithKline has submitted its Relvar Ellipta asthma drug to European regulators for approval as a extended once-daily treatment. Earlier in the year a huge study showed the drug combination helps sufferers better control the condition.



GSK Submits EU Filing for Extended Use o ...

GlaxoSmithKline plc and Innoviva, Inc. today announced a submission to the European Medicines Agency for the extended use of once-daily Relvar Ellipta , an inhaled corticosteroid / long-acting I22-agonist combination, in patients already adequately controlled on an ICS/LABA combination. FF/VI is currently indicated in Europe for the regular treatment of patients aged 12 and over with asthma who are not adequately controlled on both ICS and 'as-needed' short-acting I22-agonist and where use of a combination product is appropriate.



GSK submits US regulatory filing of Arnuity Ellipta in children with asthma

GSK today announced the filing of a supplementary New Drug Application to the US Food and Drug Administration for the use of Arnuity Ellipta as maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy in children aged 5 to 11 years . The sNDA is seeking approval for a dose of 50mcg once-daily, delivered using the Ellipta inhaler in this group of patients.



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.



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 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.



Hikma catches cold as City frets over competition after drug flop

But the Jordan-based company received the opposite treatment from Morgan Stanley today as it warned tough competition may prevent the shares from recovering. The shares have slid since an update in May when it warned a delay in launching its generic version of asthma drug Advair Diskus would hurt sales.



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.



How drying your wet laundry inside could be damaging your health

And even if you have outdoor space, in the UK it's rare to have warm and dry enough weather for your clothes to dry out on the line. But it turns out drying your clothes inside could pose more of a health risk than we may have thought.



How to choose an asthma specialist

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Is Air-Conditioning Bad For You?

If you're blessed enough to have air-conditioning in your house, at some point in the summer you've probably parked your body directly in front of your A/C unit and wondered if it's possible to overdose on cold air. Sure, not having air-conditioning could be dangerous on sweltering days.



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.



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.



L+M wins statewide award for asthma program

New London - To reduce the number of adult and child patients showing up at the Emergency Department with asthma symptoms, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital three years ago created the Breathe Well-Respira Bien program, particularly targeting Hispanic and black populations with high rates of asthma. Due to the success of the program, the hospital on Wednesday received the John D. Thompson Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Healthcare Through the Use of Data from the Connecticut Hospital Association.



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.



Meal planning with asthma

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Mylan N.V. (MYL) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

According to Zacks, "Mylan's EpiPen woes continues as sales of the product declined due to increased competition and entry of generics. Pricing continues to impact results and the company projects mid-single digit price erosion globally for the year.



Mylan N.V. (MYL) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold

According to Zacks, "Mylan's EpiPen woes continues as sales of the product declined due to increased competition and entry of generics. Pricing continues to impact results and the company projects mid-single digit price erosion globally for the year.



Natural remedies for asthma relief

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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 breakthrough offers hope for allergy sufferers

Scientists from The University of Queensland believe they have discovered a single treatment that could be a life-long cure for potentially fatal allergies such as asthma. In a study led by Ray Steptoe , researchers found they could "turn off" the immune response that causes an allergic reaction in mice, a step forward that Asthma UK is calling potentially "very exciting."



New breathing test could help prevent asthma attacks in children

New University of Aberdeen study will look at asthma sufferers nitric oxide levels in new way. Credit: University of Aberdeen Researchers at the University of Aberdeen will study whether using an asthma breathing test can help prevent asthma attacks in children.



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.



OCH hosting Asthma Educator Institute in July

OCH Regional Medical Center will host the American Lung Association's Asthma Educator Institute Thursday, July 20 and Friday, July 21 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The two-day preparatory course is geared toward those qualified to take the National Asthma Educator Certification Board examination, OCH said in a media release. The curriculum featured in the course covers the content outlined in the NAECB Candidate Handbook and includes case reviews, hands-on skills demonstration and practice.



Ozone turned Delhi into gas chamber

Only a few hours of exposure to high levels of O3 can trigger severe asthma attacks and other health problems This summer, the safe standard was violated on 64% of days during April and May as opposed to 50% of days in t... Read More NEW DELHI: The summer sky may not look smoggy but the air continues to be extremely polluted. An analysis by the Centre for Science and Environment in the run up to the World Environment Day shows there was significant ozone build up this summer - April and May. In fact the number of days in April and May, 2017 violating the eight-hour O3 standard is higher this year compared to the previous year.



Parkes Family's Mission of Advancing Asthma Care Continues with UR Professorship

Members of the Parkes family with Steve Georas, M.D., the Walter & Carmina Mary Parkes Family Endowed Professorship. Pictured are: Thomas and Brenda Parkes, Jon and Susan Parkes McNally, Georas, Barbara and Walter Parkes, and Linda Parkes Clement and Joseph Clement.



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.



Peer-led self-management programs may not help teenagers with asthma

Study suggests that programs have little effect on quality of life or lung function for adolescents who have the condition A study from the University of Warwick suggests peer-led self-management programmes have little impact on the quality of life or lung function of adolescents with asthma. Peer-led self-management programmes differ from typical patient education in that they encourage patients to take an active role in managing their condition.



Phase III Trial: Biologic Reduces Oral Corticosteroids Use in Severe Asthma

A biologic medication under investigations holds the possibility of reducing the need for oral corticosteroids in adults with severe asthma. The randomized controlled trial was simultaneously presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference and published online , ahead of print, by the New England Journal of Medicine .



Physician answers on adult asthma

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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.



Pleural effusion: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment

The buildup of fluid between the chest cavity and the lungs may be caused by a disease or disorder. Image credit: James Heilman, MD, n.d. A pleural effusion is a buildup of fluid in the space between the lungs and chest cavity, called the pleural space.



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.



Pneumothorax: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

In a healthy body, the lungs are touching the walls of the chest. A pneumothorax occurs when air gets into the space between the chest wall and the lung, called the pleural space.



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.



Pulse oximetry: Uses and benefits

Every system and organ in the body needs oxygen to survive. Without oxygen, cells begin to malfunction and eventually die.



Racism aggravates treatment-resistant asthma

Racial discrimination experienced by African-American children and young adults exacerbates a type of asthma known to be resistant to standard treatment, according to a study headed by researchers at UC San Francisco. The 576 study participants, who were African-Americans with asthma , aged between 8 and 21, were asked if they had been hassled, made to feel inferior or prevented from doing something "because of your race, ethnicity, color or language," in situations including at school, getting medical care and getting services in a store or restaurant.



Racism tied to worse asthma symptoms for black youth

African-American children and young adults with a hard-to-treat type of asthma may have a more difficult time keeping symptoms in check when they have experienced racial discrimination, a recent study suggests. Researchers asked 576 black youth in the U.S. with asthma whether they had been hassled, made to feel inferior or prevented from doing something because of their race, ethnicity, color or language in situations at school, in medical settings or at restaurants and stores.



Reducing the heater haze

HAZY MORNINGS: Smoke from woodfires often hangs over Launceston in the early morning until it is shifted by wind or broken through by sunshine. Wood heaters do not need to be banned, but they can be used more efficiently, an Environment Protection Authority Tasmania scientist says.



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.



Repurposed asthma drug shows blood sugar improvement among some diabetics

After 12 weeks of taking an anti-asthma drug, a subset of patients with type 2 diabetes showed a clinically significant reduction in blood glucose during a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, report University of California San Diego School of Medicine and University of Michigan researchers.



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.



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.



Roach: There are many possible causes of post-surgery cough

DEAR DR. ROACH: A year ago, I had cardiac bypass surgery. Everything went great: I had no pain.



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.



Sarcoidosis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Sarcoidosis is a condition involving the growth of persistent or inappropriate granulomas or clumps of inflammatory cells. But what causes them and how can they be treated? Granulomas can damage organs and may require treatment.



School's in for asthma medication adherence

Stephen J. Teach, M.D., M.P.H., and colleagues tried to reduce missed doses of daily medications, improve asthma control and tamp down on schoolchildren's asthma attacks by outsourcing morning delivery of inhaled corticosteroids to the school nurse. Credit: Children's National Health System Doctors and researchers have long known that the level of stress patients experience is inversely linked to how adherent they are with taking medications: The higher the stress, the less likely patients are to take doses of their medication correctly, on time or at all.



School's in for asthma medication adherence

IMAGE: Stephen J. Teach, M.D., M.P.H., and colleagues tried to reduce missed doses of daily medications, improve asthma control and tamp down on schoolchildren's asthma attacks by outsourcing morning delivery of... view Doctors and researchers have long known that the level of stress patients experience is inversely linked to how adherent they are with taking medications: The higher the stress, the less likely patients are to take doses of their medication correctly, on time or at all. For families of school-aged children, there are few times more stressful than mornings, when parents or caregivers need to get kids ready for their school day, pack everything they need and get them out the door on time.



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.



Scottish study aims to cut childern's asthma attacks

Scottish children with asthma will be among those trialling a new breathing test to see whether it can help prevent asthma attacks in youngsters. Doctors previously measured the levels in asthma sufferers to establish if they need more or less medication, but found the measurement was not useful.



Sialic acid found in animals protects farm children from asthma

It is a known fact that microbes on farms protect children from asthma and allergies. But even non-microbial molecules can have a protective effect: Immunologists from the University of Zurich have shown that a sialic acid found in farm animals is effective against inflammation of lung tissue.



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.



Starship specialist gets $4.9m for world-first study to prove if...

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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 may do more harm than good in some cases of severe asthma

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 Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences and UPMC have uncovered the molecular mechanism underlying corticosteroid resistance in severe asthma.



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.



Sunovion Enters Agreement To Divest Asthma And Allergy Products To Covis Pharma

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to divest the U.S. market rights to Sunovion's ciclesonide products ALVESCOA Inhalation Aerosol, OMNARISA Nasal Spray, and ZETONNAA Nasal Aerosol to Covis Pharma B.V. . Ciclesonides are included in the corticosteroids class of medications, and are approved to treat asthma and allergic rhinitis .



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.



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.



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 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.



Time to step up asthma treatment?

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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.



Tony Vendryes | Alternative treatments for asthma

Asthma, or more correctly, bronchial asthma is a common inflammatory disease that affects the air passages of the lungs. The symptoms are variable and include episodes of wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing and chest tightness.



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.



Trials show unique stem cells a potential asthma treatment

A study led by scientists at Monash University has shown that a new therapy developed through stem cell technology holds promise as a treatment for chronic asthma. The Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute scientists provided the experimental expertise to test Cynata Therapeutics' induced pluripotent stem cell -derived mesenchymal stem cells in a model of experimental asthma.



Trials show unique stem cells a potential asthma treatment

A study led by scientists at Monash University has shown that a new therapy developed through stem cell technology holds promise as a treatment for chronic asthma. The Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute scientists provided the experimental expertise to test Cynata Therapeutics' induced pluripotent stem cell-derived mesenchymal stem cells in a model of experimental asthma.



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 .



Twin Breathes Easier After Throat Surgery

Life did not start out easily for Emmett Seymer. He and his twin brother, Dashiell, were born at 29 weeks in Allentown, Pennsylvania.



Twin Breathes Easier After Throat Surgery

Life did not start out easily for Emmett Seymer. He and his twin brother, Dashiell, were born at 29 weeks in Allentown, Pennsylvania.



Two-drug combo may improve traumatic brain injury therapy

Traumatic brain injury is in great need of better therapies. Its victims are often young, including athletes and those in the military.



Understanding eosinophilic asthma

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University of Chicago Medicine launching South Side asthma center for kids

Robert J. Zimmer, President of the University of Chicago announces a $100 million gift to the university to be called The Duchossois Family Institute to develop a "new science of wellness" aimed at preserving health and complementing medicine's traditional focus on disease treatment. Wednesday May 24, 2017 at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center.



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.



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 signs deal with Novartis for generic U.S. lung therapy

Vectura Group Plc said on Wednesday it has signed an exclusive deal with Sandoz AG, a unit of Swiss drugmaker Novartis, to develop a generic copy of an existing combined lung therapy for the U.S. market. British drugmaker Vectura has been trying to build a specialized lung drug business since it merged with Skypeharma last year and said it would prioritize three to five generic projects each year.



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 are the best ways to diagnose and manage asthma?

What are the best ways to diagnose and manage asthma in adults? This can be tricky because asthma can stem from several causes and treatment often depends on what is triggering the asthma. A team of experts from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston examined the current information available from many different sources on diagnosing and managing mild to moderate asthma in adults and summarized them.



What are the best ways to diagnose and manage asthma?

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 What are the best ways to diagnose and manage asthma in adults? This can be tricky because asthma can stem from several causes and treatment often depends on what is triggering the asthma.



What are the best ways to diagnose and manage asthma?

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 What are the best ways to diagnose and manage asthma in adults? This can be tricky because asthma can stem from several causes and treatment often depends on what is triggering the asthma.



What happens after you quit smoking: A timeline

Cigarette smoking is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States. Despite this, some smokers find quitting daunting.



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 is blood red?

Have you ever wondered why scarlet blood pours out of your nose when you experience a nosebleed? Or why the veins in your skin look blue? It's all down to some colorful chemistry in your red blood cells. Red blood cells contain a molecule called hemoglobin, which binds and transports oxygen through our bodies.



Write your way healthier

Writing on the website metro.co.uk, Lucy Whitehouse says grab your pen or computer and write your way to better health. The Journal of Research and Personality, had a study that seemed to show that writing on positive subjects might boost your immune system.