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'My Asthma' App Aids in Child Asthma Management

Imagine this scenario - you're out and about when one of your children or their friends starts coughing, wheezing, and they're finding it hard to breathe. Would you know what to do? These are common symptoms that take place when asthma is getting worse.



13 Worst Jobs for Your Lungs

Thankfully, most types of occupational lung disease are preventable, says Philip Harber, MD, MPH, professor in the department of community, environment, and policy at the University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. "Simple control measures can markedly reduce exposure and the risk," he says.



7 Surprising Asthma Signs You Should Know

As such, it can obviously be terrifying when you have to struggle to catch your breath-but when does that become a sign of , with about 6 million of them being children. That means around 18 million adults have the condition.



According to This Study, Singing Is Good for Your Health

If you needed another excuse to sing Christmas carols loudly this season, a recent study suggested crooning your favorite festive tunes is the key to a healthier life. Per a recent November 2017 study evaluating self-reported data from more than 1,500 choir members, there was "confirmatory evidence to support choral singing as a means of improving wellbeing."



Acupressure for asthma: 8 pressure points to relieve symptoms

Asthma is one of the most common health problems in the world today. It is a long-term lung disease that is most commonly found in children.



Adherium Highlights Milestones Achieved in Advance of 2018

Adherium , a digital health company that improves medication adherence and patient outcomes, today highlighted milestones achieved in advance of 2018. "As we conclude December and the calendar year, we are accelerating realization of our vision of stronger partnerships between patients and physicians, facilitated by easier adherence to the well-designed personal management plans that represent the last mile in healthcare," said Arik Anderson, CEO of Adherium.



Aerosol Therapy Market to Observe Strong Development by 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.



Allergies and Asthma: They Often Occur Together

The same substances that trigger your hay fever symptoms, such as pollen, dust mites, and pet dander, may also cause asthma signs and symptoms. In some people, skin or food allergies can cause asthma symptoms.



Are YOU an asthma sufferer who never uses their inhaler?

Are YOU one of the 40 per cent of asthma sufferers who never use their brown inhaler? Here's why you must... If he ever felt tightness of the chest after playing football - something that happened once a week at most - he'd just use the blue 'reliever' inhaler and that was it. He had never had an asthma attack but had been diagnosed after suffering a wheezy chest before he'd even started at school.



Asia-Pacific Asthma Therapeutics Markets 2017-2023 - Promising...

The report "Asthma Therapeutics in Asia-Pacific Markets to 2023 High Prevalence and Highly Priced Existing & Upcoming Biologics will Drive the Market" provides an introduction to asthma, detailing the epidemiology, etiology, diagnostic techniques, pathophysiology and prognosis for patients. An analysis of current treatment algorithms and options is also included.



Asthma and Acid Reflux: Are They Linked?

Asthma and acid reflux often occur together. It isn't clear why, or whether one causes the other.



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 Devices Global Market Estimated for a Sharp Growth by 2022; Asserts MRFR

The Global Asthma Devices Market is developing with the quick pace; fundamentally because of the rising occurrences of Mobile Malware, SMS Spam, Cyber Applications, unlawful taping of voice call, phishing and SMS phishing, or smishing and so forth. As per a current report distributed by the Market Research Future, The worldwide market of Asthma Devices is blasting and anticipated that would pick up unmistakable quality over the estimate time frame.



Asthma Foundation disputes e-cigarette 'benefits'

Electronic cigarettes are not the silver bullet to stubbing out tobacco cigarette use as some experts claim, according to the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ. The foundation is warning the public there was no good evidence about how healthy they are or that using e-cigarettes would reduce the number of people smoking normal tobacco cigarettes following comments made by a Massey University professor that smokeless products such as vapes would reduce the number of smokers.



Asthma in Adults: Creating an Asthma Action Plan

Having a written asthma action plan makes it easier for you to measure whether your asthma is under control-and it lets you know exactly what steps to take when it isn't. Using an asthma action plan is especially important if you have moderate to severe asthma or you've had a serious asthma attack in the past.



Asthma inhalers recalled in device alert

The two affected batches of Ventolin Accuhaler and the one affected batch of Seretide were distributed to the UK market. They are manufactured by Glaxo Wellcome UK Limited.



Asthma linked to infertility but not among women taking regular asthma preventers

Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal . However, the study of more than 5,000 women in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Ireland also shows that women with asthma who use long-acting asthma preventers conceive as quickly as other women.



Asthma may affect your chances of pregnancy, warns a study

Certain asthma medication, especially the "quick-acting" relievers, may affect women's ability to conceive, warns a new study. The study of more than 5,600 women showed that asthma patients who only use these short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women.



Asthma medication causing hoarseness

Joe and Teresa Graedon answer readers' questions. This week: asthma treatments causing voice loss; hydrochlorothiazide linked to skin cancer; healing deep finger cuts.



Asthma self-management: do patient education programs always have an impact?

During the past 15 years, programs to improve self-management practices in adults with asthma have reported improvement in functional status and reduction of inappropriate use of health care services. However, these programs usually represent an ideal approach, applying multiple patient education methods.



Asthma sufferers urged to wear scarves in cold to stop attacks

Asthma sufferers are being encouraged to wear a scarf over their nose and mouth to prevent asthma attacks this winter. Breathing in cold, damp air can make the airways tighten and trigger an attack in three out of four people, charity Asthma UK says.



Asthma Symptoms Are Worse For Obese Children

In a study spearheaded by researchers from Duke Health and collaborators, children ages 2 to 5 who are overweight and weren't using an inhaler had 70 percent more days with asthma symptoms per year than untreated peers of a healthy weight. This means, these young children suffered 37 more symptom-days - more than five extra weeks - per year.



Asthma Treatment: 3 Steps to Better Asthma Control

Taking an active role in managing your asthma treatment will help you maintain better long-term asthma control, prevent asthma attacks, and avoid long-term problems. Create a written asthma action plan with your doctor.



Asthma Worse for Overweight Preschoolers: Study

Compared to those with a healthy weight, heavy kids with untreated asthma had 37 more days with symptoms a year, according to a new report. The study findings show that "early life weight gain does worsen the severity of asthma in the youngest patients," said study leader and lung specialist Dr. Jason Lang.



Asthma worse for overweight preschoolers: study

Powerful magnetic fields created during an MRI scan were thought to play havoc with some pacemakers, but a new study says these scans are safe for people with the heart devices. Powerful magnetic fields created during an MRI scan were thought to play havoc with some pacemakers, but a new study says these scans are safe for people with the heart devices.



Asthma-Friendly Products: Do They Help Reduce Symptoms?

Purchasing asthma-friendly products may seem like a good step. However, you may be wondering if asthma-friendly products will help reduce your symptoms and if they're worth the cost.



Asthma.

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. Asthma-one of the most common chronic, non-communicable diseases in children and adults-is characterised by variable respiratory symptoms and variable airflow limitation.



Asthma: Limit Asthma Attacks Caused By Colds Or Flu

Colds and the flu are among the most common causes of asthma flare-ups, especially in young children. Regular asthma medications may fail to relieve asthma symptoms associated with a cold or the flu.



Asthma: Steps in Testing and Diagnosis

The first step in diagnosing asthma is talking to your doctor about your symptoms and your health. This can provide clues as to whether asthma or something else is causing your symptoms.



Asthma: Why Are Symptoms Worse During My Period?

Just before and during your period, progesterone and estrogen levels decrease. In some women, these hormone changes may worsen asthma.



AstraZeneca asthma treatment approved in EU

AstraZeneca PLC said Wednesday that its Fasenra asthma treatment has been approved in the EU following phase 3 trials. The pharmaceutical company said that the medicine is an additional treatment for patients who continue to suffer from severe asthma despite taking high-dose inhaled corticosteroids as well as long-acting beta-agonists.



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.



Attack on asthma: Scrubbing homes of allergens may tame disease and its costs

After years of studying the causes of asthma, a pediatrician-turned-public health sleuth thinks there's a way to substantially reduce its impact. But the approach faces a big hurdle: getting someone to pay for it, said Dr. Elizabeth Matsui, a professor at Johns Hopkins medical school in Baltimore.



Australians with asthma aren't taking their medication

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Australians with asthma aren't taking their medication

A new national strategy for the condition, to be launched by federal Health Minister Greg Hunt on Wednesday, is focusing on people's poor levels of asthma control. Despite this, research has found that nearly 40 per cent of asthma sufferers are relying on medication such as Ventolin to tackle regular flare ups, wheezing and breathlessness, instead of using preventive, anti-inflammatory medications that could have avoided the problem in the first place.



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.



California court exposes drug makers to additional liability

A sharply divided California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that pharmaceutical companies can be held liable for warning labels on generic versions of drugs they once made even after they've sold the drugs to other companies and stopped manufacturing them. The 4-3 decision was a victory for consumer advocates, but the pharmaceutical industry had argued that such a finding would stifle innovation and lead to extraneous warnings on drugs that could deter people from using them.



Calming a nagging cough

With winter nearly upon us, we are entering the season of snow, ice, and coughs. Although coughing is not particularly pleasant, it is an effective, protective reflex that helps maintain our health by pushing harmful germs, dust, and mucus out of our lungs.



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.



CBD Deal for Black Friday from CIITECH. 1 + 1 on all Cannabis Oil Products in the UK

Buy 1 Get 1 Free on all CBD Products. CIITECH is offering new and existing customers an incredible Cannabidiol Black Friday Offer, between 24th-27th November.



Champ Froome denies doping rules breach

Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome insists he has not broken any rules after returning an adverse drugs test result during his victory at the Spanish Vuelta. Froome had twice the permissible amount of asthma medication Salbutamol in his system during the race, which he won in September, cycling's governing body UCI and his team revealed."



Champion cyclist Froome posted abnormal drug test result during Vuelta

Cycling's world body has asked Tour de France champion Chris Froome for a "please explain" after the British cyclist was found to have an excessive level of an asthma drug in his system at the Vuelta de Espana grand tour. Froome was found to have exceeded the permitted levels of the drug salbutamol on a test taken on September 20. The 32-year-old won the 2017 Vuelta to add to this year's Tour de France title, making him the first cyclist to win the double since 1978.



Childhood asthma and the school holidays

Over the school holidays children are often exposed to many varying environments, which is different to what they usually would on a normal school week. Doing things like going away on family trips, being looked after by other caregivers in new environments, or attending sleep overs at friends' homes, can mean that your child is exposed to their asthma triggers.



Christmas trees making people sick

It might be the centrepiece of the festive season but your Christmas tree could actually be making you sick, experts reveal. Otherwise known as "Christmas tree syndrome", more than a third of Brits suffer from an increase in hay fever-like symptoms at this time of year, according to a poll for Prevalin Allergy.



Chronic hiccups and how to stop them

Chronic hiccups are a rare medical occurrence that can interrupt daily life and cause health problems. Sleeping and eating adjustments are often needed to cope with the condition.



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.



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.



Climate change, unplanned urbanization and air pollution

Non-communicable diseases , mostly cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, and lung diseases, account for over two-thirds of world's deaths each year. "Of these, the lung diseases are the least recognized" said Dr Dean Schraufnagel, Executive Director, Forum of International Respiratory Societies , who was among the key experts at the 2nd Global NCD Alliance Forum in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates .



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.



Cold weather can make asthma worse - here's how to stop yourself suffering this Christmas

The cold weather that comes at this time of year can worsen your symptoms, sometimes quite severely, making the entire season a bit of a bore. Having asthma can also leave you a lot more susceptible to whichever flu viruses are doing the rounds this year - which, in turn, leaves you more vulnerable to developing acute bronchitis .



COPD and Asthma Devices Market Demand Increases in Worldwide

Global COPD and asthma devices market is expected to reach $41,355.2 million by 2022, according to a new report by Allied Market Research . The drug powder inhaler was the highest revenue-generating segment, accounting for over half of the share in 2015.



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.



Department of Health Issues Report on Keystone Sanitary Landfill

Living near and smelling the Keystone Sanitary Landfill in Lackawanna County may have affected your health, according to a study by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. While landfill officials say the study debunks a lot of claims, some see it as evidence that the landfill in Dunmore and Throop should not expand.



Developing severe asthma in adulthood

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Developing severe asthma in adulthood

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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.



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.



Early Release: Vital Signs: Asthma in Children - United States, 2001-2016

Hatice S. Zahran, MD1; Cathy M. Bailey, PhD1; Scott A. Damon, MAIA1; Paul L. Garbe, DVM1; Patrick N. Breysse, PhD2 Asthma was more prevalent among boys, non-Hispanic black children, children of Puerto Rican descent, and children from low-income households. The percentage of children with asthma who had an asthma attack during the preceding year declined from 2001 to 2016.



Effect of patient education on self-management skills and health...

We conducted a randomized clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of a newly established education program for adults with asthma. The program was designed to improve patients' health and functional status.



Effectiveness of Medicine for Kiwis with Asthma

A new study has found that a recently funded asthma medicine is almost twice as likely to control the symptoms of the disease than the usual medications3 taken by patients each day. New Zealand has one of the highest rates of asthma in the world, occurring in around 20% of children and adults and affecting at least 600,000 people.



Emergency asthma medication could make it harder for women to conceive

Women who only use an inhaler to alleviate the symptoms of an asthma attack rather than taking long-term medication could find it more difficult to conceive, according to new research. A study of 5,000 women in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Ireland found those who only used their inhaler in an emergency rather than taking it to prevent an attack took longer to get pregnant.



End to storm asthma warnings, but sufferers shouldn't be complacent

Victoria's thunderstorm asthma forecasting system will stop with the end of the grass pollen season on Sunday, December 31. But Victoria's chief health officer Charles Guest has said this did not mean people with asthma or hay fever should be complacent when it came to asthma management and symptom control. The forecasting system predicts epidemic thunderstorm asthma events triggered by high grass pollen levels and a certain type of thunderstorm.



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)



Enzyme plays a key role in calories burned both during obesity and dieting

Ever wonder why obese bodies burn less calories or why dieting often leads to a plateau in weight loss? In both cases the body is trying to defend its weight by regulating energy expenditure. Until now, how this happens has been a mystery.



Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis: myocardial thickening reversed by corticosteroids

In 1951 Churg and Strauss first described the clinical condition now known as eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis , characterized by asthma, nasal polyposis, rhinosinusitis, hypereosinophilia with organ infiltration, and necrotizing vasculitis. It is classified as an antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody associated vasculitis, but ANCA negativity is common and more frequently encountered in EGPA with myocardial involvement.



Everything you need to know about anoxia

Anoxia occurs when a person's body or brain stops getting oxygen. The loss of oxygen to the body or brain can be extremely harmful and even life-threatening.



Expert Allergist Available to Advise Those with Asthma on Complications Caused by the Flu

As this year's flu continues to spread, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology urges people with asthma to recognize they are especially vulnerable to its complications. "People with asthma have to be extremely cautious that, not only do they not get the flu in the first place, but if they do, they may need to get medical treatment to prevent serious illness or even death," says allergist Bradley Chipps, MD, ACAAI president.



Faulty inhalers 'could put lives at risk', warns charity

The Medicines Healthcare Regulations Agency today announced more than 4,600 reliever inhalers pose a threat to sufferers in the UK. It warned a 'manufacturing issue' meant two batches of popular inhalers weren't delivering the full number of life-saving doses.



FDA Approves Nucala (mepolizumab) for Eosinophilic Granulomatosis...

December 12, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Nucala to treat adult patients with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis , a rare autoimmune disease that causes vasculitis, an inflammation in the wall of blood vessels of the body. This new indication provides the first FDA-approved therapy specifically to treat EGPA.



FDA OKs removal of Boxed Warning from labeling of AstraZeneca's asthma med Symbicort

Based on a review of results from four clinical trials involving almost 41,300 asthma patients, the FDA has approved updates to the labeling of AstraZeneca's SYMBICORT , including the removal of the Boxed WARNING for serious asthma-related outcomes. The data did not show a significant increase in the risk of a serious asthma-related event with the use of a fixed-dose combination of ICS/LABA compared to ICS alone.



FDA removes boxed warning from certain asthma medications

New evidence regarding safety is spurring the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove a Boxed Warning from certain inhaled medications used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The decision applies to long-acting beta agonists used in combination with inhaled corticosteroid medications.



Female hormones may be linked to asthma, study suggests

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 Fluctuations in female sex hormones could play a role in the development of allergies and asthma, a major review of evidence suggests.



Final Preclinical Asthma Study Confirms Efficacy

Treatment with Cymerus MSCs in clinically-relevant model caused significantly greater reduction of airway hyperresponsiveness, airway remodelling and fibrosis compared to corticosteroid treatment Combination therapy involving Cymerus MSCs and corticosteroids resulted in a pronounced synergistic effect, producing marked anti-inflammatory effects in addition to the benefits seen with Cymerus MSC treatment alone Strong efficacy data from this trial advances path towards clinical trials in asthma, a disease that impacts +300 million people globally1 MELBOURNE, Australia, Dec. 11, 2017 -- Australian stem cell and regenerative medicine company, Cynata Therapeutics Limited , is pleased to announce that it has received the final report on the effects of Cymerus MSCs in combination with or in comparison to the corticosteroid dexamethasone in a further preclinical asthma study.



Five Tips for Keeping Winter Holidays Happy and Healthy

The Christmas holidays are just around the corner and many are looking forward to the most "the most wonderful time of the year." However, allergy and asthma flares are common during the winter holidays.



Fluctuation in female hormones may cause asthma

London, Feb 16 : Researchers have found that fluctuations in female sex hormones can play a major role in the development of asthma and allergies. The analysis of studies involving more than 5,00,000 women highlights a link between asthma symptoms and key life changes such as puberty and menopause.



For City Kids with Asthma, Telemedicine and In-School Care Cut ER Visits in Half

Children with asthma in the Rochester City School District who received a combination of telemedicine support and school-based medication therapy were almost half as likely to need an emergency room or hospital visit for their asthma, according to new research from the University of Rochester Medical Center . One in 10 children in the United States has asthma, making it the country's most common chronic childhood disease.



Gene Therapy and Antisense Drugs Market - Regional Outlook, Segments and Forecast to 2025

Global Gene Therapy and Antisense Drugs Market: Snapshot Since an escalating number of patients are being diagnosed with cancer every day, the global demand for gene therapy and antisense drugs is bound to multiply. The growing incidence of health conditions such as Parkinson's disease and high cholesterol is also boosting the demand for gene therapy and antisense drugs.



Good News: Asthma Attacks Down Among U.S. Children

New data from the CDC show that from 2001 to 2016, children with asthma in the United States had fewer asthma attacks, missed school days and visits to the hospital. report released Feb. 6, the percentage of children with asthma who experienced one or more asthma exacerbations in the preceding 12 months declined from about 62 percent in 2001 to about 54 percent in 2016.



GSK Announces CHMP Positive Opinion for Labelling Update to Relvar Ellipta in Patients with Asthma

Jonathan Sweeting, SVP and Global Head of Respiratory Franchise GSK, said: "There are many asthma patients in Europe who, despite being adequately controlled on a twice-daily ICS/LABA, are still experiencing symptoms or problems with their asthma. "We are very excited about achieving this CHMP positive opinion which, if approved, provides an additional option for physicians, who can prescribe once-daily Relvar Ellipta for their asthma patients."



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.



Head and neck cancer: Acid reflux may raise risk in seniors

New research investigates whether the common acid reflux is a risk factor for head and neck cancer in elderly people. Dr. Edward D. McCoul, at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA, and colleagues led the new study .



Health Highlights: Dec. 21, 2017

Researchers trying to find ways to add artificial intelligence to a robotic cat so it can help seniors have received a three-year, $1 million grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation. The effort focuses on Hasbro'ss "Joy for All" robotic cat, which has been on the market for two years.



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 .



Holding chambers (spacers) versus nebulisers for beta-agonist treatment of acute asthma

The Cochrane database of systematic reviews In Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Vol. 9 , doi:10.1002/14651858.cd000052.pub3 In acute asthma inhaled beta -agonists are often administered by nebuliser to relieve bronchospasm, but some have argued that metered-dose inhalers with a holding chamber can be equally effective.



Home Remedies: The Itchy Irritation of Eczema

Atopic dermatitis is a condition that makes your skin red and itchy. It's common in children but can occur at any age.



How acupuncture helped Chinese and US researchers pinpoint a new asthma drug

Chinese and American researchers have found a new drug treatment for asthma by studying acupuncture, potentially opening the door to more applications of the traditional Chinese medicine in modern medical research. The drug therapy is more effective than existing asthma medication, according to a paper published in the Science Translational Medicine journal on Thursday.



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.



Keeping sniffles, sneeze out of holiday plans

With the holidays upon us, there's a lot to look forward to: seeing old friends, eating too much, wearing ugly sweaters; the list goes on.



Keeping the Holidays Allergy and Asthma-Free

"People may not want to admit their allergies and asthma interfere with their holiday fun, but the truth is, symptoms can occur any time of the year," said Dr. Bradley Chipps, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. "If you keep in mind some simple tips, you can prepare yourself -- and your nose and eyes -- for allergy symptoms that may crop up during the holidays," he said in a news release from the organization.



Keeping the holidays allergy and asthma-free

"People may not want to admit their allergies and asthma interfere with their holiday fun, but the truth is, symptoms can occur any time of the year," said Dr. Bradley Chipps, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. "If you keep in mind some simple tips, you can prepare yourself-and your nose and eyes-for allergy symptoms that may crop up during the holidays," he said in a news release from the organization.



Kids asthma medication Singulair targeted for review

Popular kids' asthma medication linked to 18-year-old's suicide targeted for an urgent review by health minister after dozens of families share their horror stories A popular children's asthma medication has been targeted for an urgent review after it was linked to the suicide of an 18-year-old girl. Since her Australian mother went public to raise awareness dozens of families have come forward to share horror stories, including a New South Wales doctor.



Latex Allergy Market Systemic Reaction, Allergic Contact Dermatitis Types and Forecasts by 2022

Major Synopsis of Latex Allergy Market Worldwide: Latex allergy is caused by exposure to substances made of latex which triggers a person's immune system reaction. The symptoms of latex allergy include itchy hands, skin rash, hives, and eczema .



Leominster family left without heating over Christmas

The problems first began for seven-year-old Hunter and his mother Lesley Allen when their boiler broke down on December 14. Ms Allen, a single mum, contacted her landlord Stonewater and informed them of the situation and was initially given a blow heater as temperatures dropped below zero. But, with no hot water for 10 days, the concerned mum contacted the social housing association again and was given a second blow heater for their Leominster home before being told they would have to wait until January for a new boiler to be fitted.



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.



Long-Acting Beta agonists (LABAs) and Inhaled Corticosteroids (ICS):...

ISSUE : FDA's most prominent warning, the Boxed Warning, about asthma-related death has been removed from the drug labels of medicines that contain both an ICS and LABA. A FDA review of four large clinical safety trials shows that treating asthma with long-acting beta agonists in combination with inhaled corticosteroids does not result in significantly more serious asthma-related side effects than treatment with ICS alone.



Look out for symptoms of Asthma this winter, urge health chiefs

Dr Stuart Berry, GP lead for respiratory conditions at East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs, said: "People who use inhalers often notice that the cold weather makes it worse. They may also notice that they are coughing more, have more wheezing or are getting out of breath more easily.



Looking for an Asthma Expert to Discuss Today's CDC Report on the...

Are you are working on a story about the recently released information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicating asthma attacks are declining among U.S. children? Consider interviewing allergist Bradley Chipps, MD, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. "Many people with asthma don't know allergists are specialist in asthma care trained to get asthma symptoms under control" says Dr. Chipps.



Millions of asthma patients are not getting basic levels of care, says Asthma UK

But its latest poll found that two thirds said they were not getting at least one element of basic care, as recommended by health experts, including having an inhaler technique check, an annual asthma review and having an "asthma action plan" in place. The charity estimates that this means that 3.5 million patients are not getting the care they are entitled to.



Minorities Face High Asthma Rates, More Air Pollution

At a pediatric clinic located in one of the poorest sections of Buffalo, 7-year-old asthmatic Victor Small sits with his mother Laticka. The hood on his winter coat is pulled over his head, and as he fidgets with his black skeleton gloves, he begins to talk about what it's like when he has trouble breathing.



Minorities in Buffalo face high asthma rates, air pollution

At a pediatric clinic located in one of the poorest sections of Buffalo, 7-year-old asthmatic Victor Small sits with his mother Laticka. The hood on his winter coat is pulled over his head, and as he fidgets with his black skeleton gloves, he begins to talk about what it's like when he has trouble breathing.



Morepen Labs gets USFDA nod for asthma drug

Morepen Laboratories said the US health regulator has given approval to Montelukast Sodium, used in managing asthma symptoms and seasonal allergies, for sale in the US market. Morepen said patent for Montelukast has expired in all markets worldwide.



Mould discovery in lungs paves way for helping hard to treat 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 A team at The University of Manchester have found that in a minority of patients they studied, a standard treatment for asthma-oral steroids-was associated with increased levels of the treatable mould Aspergillus in the lung.



Mylan (MYL) - Research Analysts' Recent Ratings Changes

According to Zacks, "Mylan received a major boost with the FDA approval for a generic version of Copaxone 40mg. The company being one of the first filers, will also enjoy 180 days of exclusivity.



Mylan (MYL) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

According to Zacks, "Mylan's performance in 2017 was impacted by ongoing challenges in North America. The third quarter experienced an accelerated decline in EpiPen sales due to the launch of an authorized generic as well as the contraction of the overall epinephrine auto-injector market.



NASA tests treatment that could slow astronauts' muscle loss

Even though astronauts exercise everyday while they're aboard the International Space Station , they still experience a fairly significant loss of muscle mass . So much so that they require physiotherapy once they return to Earth.



Navy Veteran Thankful To Be Charting a Course to Asthma Relief

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for friends, family and good health in your life. If you are one of 25 million Americans affected by asthma1, you might not be feeling so grateful if you're unable to find relief from your symptoms.



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.



New breathing tests lead to more accurate treatment of asthma

A new device measures feno fractional excretion of nitric oxide. The breathing test measures exhaled breath to help diagnose and treat airway inflammation, like asthma, in real time.



New drug therapy could lead to more effective treatment for millions with asthma

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School researchers identified a new treatment that could lead to more effective drug therapy for millions of individuals with asthma and other respiratory disorders such as chronic obstruction pulmonary disease . In a study published on February 7 in Science Translational Medicine , Luis Ulloa, a lead author and immunologist at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, said he and collaborators from Shanghai University in China examined more than 6,000 compounds and identified a drug that relaxes the muscles and opens the airways in asthma.



New drug therapy could lead to more effective treatment for millions with asthma

Scientists identified a compound that could help relax airway smooth muscle cells to treat asthma. Credit: L.-M.



New explanation for why airways close in asthma holds promise for future class of drugs

Houston Methodist researchers have a new explanation for what causes the lungs' airways to close during asthma attacks that could change the lives of the 300 million people worldwide who suffer from asthma. The discovery holds promise for developing a new class of drugs that is radically different from the steroids currently used to treat it.



New study finds vitamin E effective at relieving the chronic symptoms of asthma

Asthma, a chronic inflammation of the lung airways, has been around since the ancient Egyptian times. This disease plagues approximately 26 millions Americans today, and the number increases every year.



New Zealand scientific breakthrough could provide new allergy, asthma treatments

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NJ Holistic Doctor Michael Rothman Discusses a Holistic Approach to Asthma

Asthma has been on the rise in recent years, particularly among the young. As Dr. Michael E. Rothman, New Jersey's most respected holistic physician points out, it can be scary and devastating when one finds out that a family member has asthma.



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.



Obesity can add five weeks of asthma symptoms per year in preschoolers

Asthma affects almost 1 in 10 children in the U.S. and is a leading cause of emergency room visits and hospitalizations in preschoolers. According to new research from Duke Health and collaborators, symptoms may be worse for children ages 2 to 5 who are overweight.



One more reason to detox: Chemicals from cured meats build up in the...

If you weren't already steering clear of cured meat because of its health risks, a study published in the journal Thorax might give you the push you needed to ditch this unhealthy food for good. Data from nearly 1,000 participants who took part in the French epidemiological EGEA study over the course of seven years showed that a fifth of people noted a rise in asthma symptoms over time.



Only a third of asthma patients get basic care - charity

But its latest poll found that two thirds said they were not getting at least one element of basic care, as recommended by health experts, including having an inhaler technique check, an annual asthma review and having an "asthma action plan" in place. The charity estimates that this means that 3.5 million patients are not getting the care they are entitled to.



Paw Power: Dogs Can Protect Against Childhood Eczema and Asthma

To all dog lovers and for those who are reluctant to raise dogs as pets at home for fear of allergy breakouts, worry no more as new breakthrough studies revealed dogs can protect against childhood eczema and asthma. The two studies offered relevant findings that gave people more reason to love dogs.



People's pharmacy: New generic Viagra should help men save money - Tue, 26 Dec 2017 PST

Q. The last time I filled a prescription for Viagra, they wanted $400 for six pills. That's insane.



Pollen season is over. Have we learnt out thunderstorm asthma lesson?

The thunderstorm asthma forecasts will cease until October 1, 2018. It used grass pollen data collection sites, including one in Bendigo, to warn people when the risk of the illness peaked .



Portsmouth GP backs campaign to help people with asthma

AS TEMPERATURES prepare to plummet, people with asthma are being encouraged to take part in a campaign to help with their condition. Charity Asthma UK has this week launched its #Scarfie campaign to get people with life-threatening asthma to wear a scarf over their nose and mouth -and share a picture on social media.



Pregnancy and Asthma: Managing Your Symptoms

If you're pregnant, asthma can have an impact on your health and your baby's health. Find out what you need to know about asthma and pregnancy.



Prevalence of asthma and allergic symptoms in Suzhou, China: Trends by domestic migrant status

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Researchers discover new enzymes central to cell function

Doctors have long treated heart attacks, improved asthma symptoms, and cured impotence by increasing levels of a single molecule in the body: nitric oxide. The tiny molecule can change how proteins function.



Respiratory Inhaler Devices Market

Global Respiratory Inhaler Devices Market: By Product Type , By Technology , By Disease Indication , Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Others), By Distribution Channel , and Geography - Market Estimation, Dynamics, Regional Share, Trends, Competitor Analysis 2012-2016 and Forecast 2017-2023 Market Outline: Respiratory Inhaler Devices Market Respiratory inhaler devices are the medical devices that deliver the medication to prevent or control the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , asthma, and other respiratory disorders. Various types of respiratory inhaler devices are available in the market such as metered dose inhaler, dry powder inhaler, and nebulizer.



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.



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.



Ruling puts generic liability in brand-name drugmakers' court

Brand-name pharmaceutical manufacturers can be held liable for drugs they have neither sold nor even continue to own, says the California Supreme Court in a divided opinion issued Thursday. The case involves a woman who was prescribed terbutaline, a generic form of the band name drug Brethine, to suppress premature labor during her pregnancy, according to the ruling by the San Francisco-based Supreme Court in T. H. a Minor, etc., et al. v.



Safety Recall of Ventolin Inhalers?

Hundreds of thousands of Facebook users in February 2018 shared an article warning that the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline had issued a massive recall of Ventolin inhalers, an essential medicine for many people with asthma. The post - by TodayViral.News - is a hoax.



Scrubbing homes of allergens may tame asthma and its costs

After years of studying the causes of asthma, a pediatrician-turned-public health sleuth thinks there's a way to substantially reduce its impact. But the approach faces a big hurdle: getting someone to pay for it, said Elizabeth Matsui, a physician and a professor at Johns Hopkins medical school in Baltimore.



Scrubbing homes of allergens may tame asthma and its costs

After years of studying the causes of asthma, a pediatrician-turned-public health sleuth thinks there's a way to substantially reduce its impact. But the approach faces a big hurdle: getting someone to pay for it, said Elizabeth Matsui, a physician and a professor at Johns Hopkins medical school in Baltimore.



Scrubbing homes of allergens may tame asthma and its costs

After years of studying the causes of asthma, a pediatrician-turned-public health sleuth thinks there's a way to substantially reduce its impact. But the approach faces a big hurdle: getting someone to pay for it, said Elizabeth Matsui, a physician and a professor at Johns Hopkins medical school in Baltimore.



Severe asthma: definition, diagnosis and treatment.

A minority of patients with asthma have uncontrolled or partially controlled asthma despite intensive treatment. These patients present a special challenge because of the extensive diagnostic evaluation that they need, insufficient evidence regarding personalized treatments, and their high consumption of health-care resources.



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.



Sniffing Out the Best Allergy Treatment

So, in a bid to ease some of that discomfort, experts from two leading groups of allergists created a task force that has just issued new practice guidelines on the best ways to quell those bothersome symptoms. The consensus? For most people, nasal steroid sprays are the way to go, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology .



Sniffing out the best allergy treatment

New guidelines recommend nasal steroid sprays as the initial treatment for seasonal allergy sufferers aged 12 and older. So, in a bid to ease some of that discomfort, experts from two leading groups of allergists created a task force that has just issued new practice guidelines on the best ways to quell those bothersome symptoms.



Stay warm! Your life may depend on it

Baby, it's cold outside -- really, really cold -- and as the eastern regions of the United States brace for freezing rain, wind, sleet and snow this week, the winter weather could put many lives in danger. Infants and older adults are most at risk for cold-related illnesses or injuries, because babies lose body heat more easily and older adults tend to make less body heat.



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.



Teva Releases First Breath Activated Asthma Inhaler in U.S.

Traditional corticosteroid inhalers for management of asthma symptoms require patients to squeeze and inhale in a coordinated maneuver. This is surprisingly difficult for many patients who end up receiving sub-optimal treatment.



Teva shares decline on negative late-stage trial results for asthma therapy

The company said the therapy, subcutaneously administered reslizumab, failed to meet its primary endpoint in two phase 3 studies, one of which focused on reducing frequency of clinical asthma exacerbations and the other of which focused on reducing daily oral corticosteroid dose in patients with OCS-dependent asthma. Teva said that the results were disappointing and that it plans to review the data to figure out follow-up steps.



Teva's Asthma Drug Flunks Two Phase III Trials

"We are disappointed that these trials of the reslizumab formulation administered subcutaneously at a fixed-dose of 110 mg did not meet their primary endpoints. However, these results reinforce the role of eosinophils in severe asthma disease biology and the importance of defining the right blood eosinophil cutoff point for patient selection.



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 15 All-Time Best-Selling Prescription Drugs

Most people may not know it, but only a handful out of every thousand drugs that begin development ever make it to the final stages of trials - and not all of those are approved. Still, the low odds of success are worth it to drug companies.



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 mental and physical benefits of singing

One way to improve your overall health is by just simply singing - and you don't even have to be a good singer to reap its benefits. Research suggests that singing in a choir not only benefits your physical well-being, but also your mental health .



The Ultimate Holiday Gift: Asthma Relief

It's the last ten seconds before the famous New York City, New Year's Eve ball drop and another year is about to pass. As those remaining moments dwindle, you begin to reflect on the past year and what's to come in the year ahead.



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 forecasts stop with end of grass pollen season

Victoria's thunderstorm asthma forecasting system will stop with the end of the grass pollen season on Sunday, December 31. But Victoria's chief health officer Professor Charles Guest has said this did not mean people with asthma or hay fever should be complacent when it came to asthma management and symptom control. The forecasting system predicts epidemic thunderstorm asthma events triggered by high grass pollen levels and a certain type of thunderstorm.



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 .



Trouble Breathing: Could It Be Asthma?

Trouble breathing can be a sign of asthma. For many people, the main signs and symptoms of asthma are wheezing, shortness of breath, excess mucus, and chest tightness.



Us Fda OKs removal of safety warning on GSK's combo asthma drugs

The US FDA has cleared GSK to remove the box warning from its combination asthma drugs Breo Ellipta, Advair diskus and Advair HFA after safety data. The decision comes seven years after the US regulator asked manufacturers of drugs combining a long-acting beta agonist with an inhaled corticosteroid to add warning labels.



UTSW researchers identify possible new way to treat parasitic infections

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a chemical that suppresses the lethal form of a parasitic infection caused by roundworms that affects up to 100 million people and usually causes only mild symptoms. "The approach we used could be applied generally to any nematode parasite, not just this one type," said Dr. David Mangelsdorf, Chair of Pharmacology, an Investigator in the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute , and one of three corresponding authors of the study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences .



Vitamin D deficiency linked to lung problems

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to impaired lung function and could worsen symptoms of asthma and other respiratory disease symptoms in adults, a study has found. Researchers from the University of Western Australia and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital tested serum vitamin D levels, lung function and respiratory symptoms in more than 5000 baby boomers.



Vitamin May Cut Asthma Airway Inflammation

Asthma patients taking a kind of vitamin E called gamma tocopherol had less inflammation of the airways, research finds. The study points to a new way to control asthma's chronic symptoms.



Want Romance This Valentine's Day? Help Your Sweetie Avoid Allergy and Asthma Triggers

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL Romance is the name of the game on Valentine's Day, and keeping sneezing, wheezing and watery eyes out of the mix helps put everyone more in the mood for love. "The winter months can put a health burden on those with allergies and asthma," says allergist Bradley Chipps, MD, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology .



Warning of thunderstorm asthma risk in central Victoria

The Northern Country, North Central and Central districts - encompassing such towns as Bendigo, Echuca, Castlemaine, Maryborough and Kyneton - all fall within the moderate risk forecast area, as does most of the state. A warning of moderate risk means that one of the elements necessary for a thunderstorm asthma event may be present.



What is a bronchospasm and what causes it?

A bronchospasm occurs when the muscles that line the airways of the lungs constrict or tighten, reducing airflow by 15 percent or more. People with asthma , allergies, and lung conditions are more likely to develop bronchospasms than those without these conditions, as are young children and people over 65 years of age.



What is Cladosporium and what are its health effects?

Many people will have heard horror stories about mold causing mysterious illnesses. When a person finds they have mold in their home, it can cause concern because of these worrying stories.



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 Is the Best Allergy Treatment?

So, in a bid to ease some of that discomfort, experts from two leading groups of allergists created a task force that has just issued new practice guidelines on the best ways to quell those bothersome symptoms. The consensus? For most people, nasal steroid sprays are the way to go, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology .



What is the link between FEV1 and COPD?

FEV1, or forced expiratory volume, is a measurement taken from a pulmonary function test. It calculates the amount of air that a person can force out of their lungs in 1 second.



What to know about interstitial lung disease

Interstitial lung disease is the name given to a group of conditions that cause inflammation and scar tissue in the lungs, making it harder for them to work. The airways, air sacs, outer aspect of the lungs, and the blood vessels may be affected as well.



What to know about making yourself sneeze

Sneezing or sternutation is an involuntary release of air from the nose. It is the body's way of getting irritants out of the nasal passages.



Wheezing in Children: Could It Be Asthma?

Not necessarily. Not all children who have wheezing episodes will develop asthma, and not all children who have asthma wheeze.



When Climate Change Makes It Hard To Breathe | Terrestrial

Climate change isn't just contributing to drought, superstorms, sea level rise and flooding. It's also making it harder for many people to breathe.



Why do more women have asthma than men? Blame hormones

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 Women are twice as likely as men to have asthma, and this gender difference may be caused by the effects of sex hormones on lung cells.



Why do more women have asthma than men? Blame hormones

Women are twice as likely as men to have asthma, and this gender difference may be caused by the effects of sex hormones on lung cells. Researchers at Vanderbilt University and Johns Hopkins found that testosterone hindered an immune cell linked to asthma symptoms, such as inflammation and mucus production in the lungs.



Why people with asthma should always wear a scarf during winter

According to Asthma Canada, covering the nose and mouth with a scarf warms and moistens the air we breathe in and can prevent an asthma exacerbation. During winter months, cold air that enters the lungs can cause airway constriction, says Vanessa Foran, president and CEO of Asthma Canada.



Why your cat may give you asthma, but your dog won't

A study of 20000 children found having a dog before the age of 3 cuts the chance of asthma by 40%. This helps prime the immune system, triggering the production of antibodies that protect against allergies.



Winter illnesses and how to deal with them

Some health problems, such as asthma, sore throat and cold sores, are triggered or worsened by cold weather. Here is how to deal with cold weather ailments.



Zacks Investment Research Lowers Mylan (MYL) to Sell

According to Zacks, "Mylan's performance in 2017 was impacted by ongoing challenges in North America. The third quarter experienced an accelerated decline in EpiPen sales due to the launch of an authorized generic as well as the contraction of the overall epinephrine auto-injector market.



Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Mylan (MYL) to "Hold"

According to Zacks, "Mylan received a major boost with the FDA approval for a generic version of Copaxone 40mg. The company being one of the first filers, will also enjoy 180 days of exclusivity.