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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.



3M ankle supports recalled

3M has asked retailers to stop selling its Ace Deluxe Ankle Brace and its Futuro Sport Quick Strap Ankle Support, and to arrange for the return of all affected products to 3M, according to recall notices that were publicized Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Specifically, the recalls apply to 162,000 units of Ace braces with the UPC 051131203877, and 158,000 units of its Futuro Sport ankle braces with the UPC 051131196926.



7 Signs You Actually Have Severe Asthma

Breathing is just one of those things you take for granted until it feels like every inhale or exhale is a struggle. Unfortunately, people with severe , and respiratory infections, these airways can narrow, restricting your airflow.



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.



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.



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.



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 and Exercise

Some people with Asthma avoid activity for one reason or another while athletes with Asthma compete at the highest level of many sports. Asthma is an inflammation of the airways of the lungs because of abnormally high sensitivity to triggers such as cold air, dust mites, tobacco smoke, pollen, animal dander or other irritants in the environment, these airways start to contract, causing coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and tightness in the chest.



Asthma Diet: Does What You Eat Make a Difference?

Being overweight can worsen asthma. Even losing a little weight can improve your symptoms.



Asthma differences in adults and children

Children with asthma use inhalers to relieve some of their symptoms, which include coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. Credit: Tradimus, Wikimedia commons.



Asthma Forecast and Market Analysis to 2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by recurrent breathlessness and wheezing, which occur in acute events known as attacks. These attacks can vary significantly in frequency and severity, and consist of swelling of the lining of the bronchial tubes, which narrows airways and results in a reduction of airflow into and out of the lungs.



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 boyhood fractures: Aussie research

Asthma, with its accompanying wheezes, is associated with childhood fractures for boys but not girls, underlying the importance of bone health education for those at risk, according to Australian researchers involved in the largest study of its kind. Boys with a recent wheeze, or who had one to three recent wheezy episodes, were 30 percent more likely to fracture a bone than boys who had not experienced the breathing difficulty, the University of Melbourne, which led the study, said in a statement on Wednesday.



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 medications so ineffective that serious attacks require QUADRUPLE dose, according to study

Asthma is a debilitating condition; it affects some 25 million people in the United States alone and estimates suggest that at least 7 million of those people are children. For many asthma sufferers, it is a struggle to keep their condition under control - and the pharmaceutical and medical industries fail to provide them with real solutions that would actually benefit their health.



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 Treatment: Do Complementary and Alternative Approaches Work?

However, a lack of well-designed clinical trials makes it difficult to determine the safety and effectiveness of these therapies. A recent survey of allergists found that most people who used CAM did so because they thought the treatments were safer than traditional medicines.



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.

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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.



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.



Avillion, Pearl Therapeutics Sign Clinical Agreement

Avillion has signed a clinical co-development agreement with Pearl Therapeutics Inc. , a wholly owned subsidiary of AstraZeneca , to advance PT027 through a global clinical development program for the treatment of asthma. PT027 is an investigational fixed dose combination of budesonide and albuterol .



Bradford pollution causing 40 per cent of childhood asthmas, study reveals

SCIENTISTS are claiming air pollution may be responsible for nearly 40 per cent of childhood asthma cases in Bradford following recent studies. International scientists used computer simulations to assess the impact of exposure to irritant gases called nitrogen oxides in the city.



Bronchodilators Market Poised to Garner Maximum Revenues During 2025

According to the report, the global Bronchodilators Market is majorly driven by an increasing focus on the development of monoclonal antibody therapy. Monoclonal antibody therapy is increasingly being used for the treatment of diseases such as tumour, which in turn has inspired market players to double their efforts and focus on the development of monoclonal antibody therapy.



Can you use an inhaler after the expiration date?

It is usually safe to use an albuterol sulfate inhaler beyond the expiry date listed on the device, although it may not be as effective as it once was. An albuterol sulfate inhaler provides relief from asthma attacks and asthma symptoms.



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.



Conference Highlights: American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology and World Allergy Organization Joint Congress 2018

New research was presented at AAAAI/WAO 2018, the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology and World Allergy Organization Joint Congress, from March 2 to 5 in Orlando. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference that focused on emergency medicine.



Controlled asthma boosts remission chances

How well asthma symptoms are controlled early in life can predict whether a child will continue to have the lung disease as an adult, a study has found. Parents have a good window of opportunity while their kids are young to increase their chances of growing out of preschool asthma, says a leading international researcher.



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.



Custodio: On pins and needles

I WOULD like to think that I am a patient person. Really. I am one of those who believe that patience is a virtue and it is one that I certainly wouldn't mind owning! Many times I have come to the conclusion that I am indeed patient, but equally so, I have proven too, that I have a very short fuse when it comes to certain things.



Dangerous medicine: Common practice of increasing steroid dose for...

Temporarily increasing the dose of inhaled steroids as asthma symptoms worsen won't effectively prevent serious flare-ups , according to a study. This can even be linked to growth retardation, which doesn't bode well for a common medical practice concerning younger patients with mild-to-moderate asthma.



Developing severe asthma in adulthood

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Developing severe asthma in adulthood

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Diabetes, cancer and arthritis sufferers to benefit from new subsidies

The cost of medicines to treat diabetes, cancer, arthritis, asthma and eye disease will be slashed next week under a massive new round of Turnbull government subsidies. The government will add 11 drugs to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme on April 1, saving Australian patients thousands of dollars, Health Minister Greg Hunt says.



Duel of the inflammatory master regulators: Insights for drug discovery

Anti-inflammatory drugs such as dexamethasone can have harmful side effects on the skin, bones and metabolism. Structural biology research from Emory University School of Medicine has implications for the long-standing quest to separate these drugs' benefits from their side effects.



Eamonn Holmes suffers coughing fit on Good Morning Britain

And Eamonn Holmes has certainly been making an impact on Good Morning Britain this week with his candid comments and off-beat humour - but he left fans concerned when he suffered an extreme coughing fit on Tuesday. The presenter, 58, was forced to abandon the live interview with comedian Julian Clary, leaving Kate Garraway and Charlotte Hawkins to wrap things up without him.



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.



Easter - could be deadly' for some asthma sufferers, charity warns

Asthma UK said traditional Easter habits - including Easter eggs or egg hunts - could leave some people at risk of a potentially deadly asthma attack. Over the Bank Holiday weekend around 750 people with the condition will need to be admitted to hospitals across England, Scotland and Wales due to the severity of their symptoms, according to estimates from the charity.



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.



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.



Every breath can be a struggle for those dealing with allergic asthma

More than 25 million Americans suffer from asthma. For people with severe forms of the disease, every breath can be a struggle.



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.



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.



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.



Genetic tests offered by family doctors to target patient treatments

GPs to offer genetic tests to tailor treatment: 'Precision medicine' techniques will save time and money and let family doctors tackle common conditions such as depression But now GPs will offer them for the first time to tackle more common conditions such as depression and asthma. It is hoped individually tailored treatments will save the NHS time and money and avoid side effects in patients whose genetic make-up means certain drugs are unsuitable.



Genetic tests offered by family doctors to target patient treatments

GPs to offer genetic tests to tailor treatment: 'Precision medicine' techniques will save time and money and let family doctors tackle common conditions such as depression But now GPs will offer them for the first time to tackle more common conditions such as depression and asthma. It is hoped individually tailored treatments will save the NHS time and money and avoid side effects in patients whose genetic make-up means certain drugs are unsuitable.



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.



GP who 'turned away dying child' given warning at secret hearing

'She was allowed to return to work as if nothing happened': Family reveal outrage as GP who 'turned away dying child for being late' is given a warning at secret hearing Ellie-May Clark was having a severe asthma attack when she arrived 10 minutes late with her mother Shanice at The Grange Clinic, in Newport, Wales Ellie-May Clark was a bubbly girl, with a mass of wavy brown hair and a mischievous smile. She loved her sequinned party dress and playing on her trampoline, and was described by her proud family as 'a little princess.'



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."



GSK Announces Positive EU Approval for Labelling Update to Relvar Ellipta in Patients with Asthma

The Type II variation regulatory approval has been supported by data from a non-inferiority lung function study, which demonstrated that patients with adequately controlled asthma were able to switch to the once-daily FF/VI 100/25, from the twice-daily Seretide Accuhaler 250/50, without compromising their lung function. No new safety signals were identified and the adverse event data were consistent with the known safety profile for FF/VI established in patients with asthma.



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 warning: Take precautions during Beast from the East

Asthma affects one in eight people in Ireland. "People with asthma with the approaching Beast from the East need to be aware to take certain precautions, to ensure their asthma symptoms do not worsen," Mr Kelly told independent.ie.



High-dose steroids don't prevent asthma flare-ups

High-doses of glucocorticoids are not effective in preventing life-threatening asthma exacerbations, according to a landmark study published in The New England Journal of Medicine this week. Monash University's Professor Phil Bardin was specially invited by the NEJM to assess the evidence for this therapy based on two recent asthma clinical trials.



HMC warns of risks from exposure to dust

Doha: Hamad Medical Corporation has called on all members of the community to take necessary precautions against the wind and the dusty wave that is expected to sweep the country, causing possible health risks such as sinus and respiratory allergies. The public is advised to take the following precautions during inclement weather: Avoid going outside, especially during high winds or low visibility when the dust levels are particularly harmful.



Home remedies for phlegm and mucus

Phlegm is a type of mucus produced in the lungs and lower respiratory tract. It is most noticeable when a person is acutely sick or has a longstanding health condition.



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.



How much menthol does it take to overdose?

Cough drops can be helpful for a sore throat or a nagging cough. In general, cough drops cannot cause an overdose and are safe to use.



Improved paediatric asthma care is possible

According to a University of Connecticut-study, improved personalised inpatient assessments can enhance the accuracy of the prescribed asthma therapy, a child receives. Paediatric asthma is the most common chronic childhood condition and one of the leading causes for paediatric hospital admissions.



Incorrect use of medication major cause of uncontrolled asthma in kids

DOHA: With around 20 percent of school-aged children in Qatar, incorrect use of medications is a leading cause of unnecessary asthma attacks, emergency department visits, and hospital admissions, said an expert. The condition cannot be cured, it can be controlled and ongoing medical care is an important part of the equation, said Dr Mehdi Adeli, Senior Consultant in Allergy and Immunology at the HMC.



Information overload affects treatment of common childhood illnesses

Expecting a five-year-old to use an asthma inhaler properly without teaching her first is like asking her to build a Millennium Falcon from Lego without the instructions. The basic idea is there, but not the road map.



Inhaled steroid use for asthma kids probed

Increasing preventer medication at the time of an asthma flare-up should not be recommended for children, a study suggests. Significantly increasing a child's use of inhaled steroids at the first signs of an asthma flare-up is ineffective and may be associated with slowing their growth, an international study has found.



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.



Long Acting Beta2-Agonists Drugs Market Segmentation Detailed Study with Forecast to 2025

Long-acting beta2-agonists are bronchodilators, a class of asthma medication, taken on a daily basis to relax the smooth muscle lining of bronchial tubes, the airways that carry air to the lungs. It allows the tubes to stay open for a longer period of time to help breathe easily.



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.



Low and normal blood oxygen levels: What to know

Blood oxygen level is the amount of oxygen circulating in the blood. Most of the oxygen is carried by red blood cells, which collect oxygen from the lungs and deliver it to all parts of the body.



Medical Compass: Getting a jump on seasonal allergies

After winter ends, we look forward to mild temperatures. The days get longer, trees and flowers bud and bloom, and grass becomes lush and green.



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.



More evidence shows exposure to traffic and outdoor air pollution increases risk of asthma

Long-term exposure to high levels of road traffic and ozone significantly increases the risk of asthma symptoms, asthma attacks or the need for use of asthma medications, according to a new study published in the European Respiratory Journal . It also offers new insights in to what the underlying mechanisms are, by examining the concentration of 8-isoprostane , which is exhaled in the breath and believed to be a biological marker of tissue damage in the lungs.



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.



Mylan (MYL) Lowered to Sell at 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.



Nervous system puts the brakes on inflammation

Cells in the nervous system can "put the brakes" on the immune response to infections in the gut and lungs to prevent excessive inflammation, according to research by Weill Cornell Medicine scientists. This insight may one day lead to new ways to treat diseases caused by unchecked inflammation, such as asthma and inflammatory bowel disease.



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 molecular target could help ease asthma

Researchers at UC Davis Health and Albany Medical College have shown that the protein vascular endothelial growth factor A -- or VEGFA -- plays a major role in the inflammation and airway obstruction associated with asthma. The finding, published online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology , may eventually lead to new asthma treatments targeting VEGFA.



New Zealand scientific breakthrough could provide new allergy, asthma treatments

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NIH: Increasing steroids won't curb kids' asthma flare-ups

Amping up steroid dosage for children with asthma doesn't effectively prevent severe flareups, and may even interfere with a child's growth, according to new research from the National Institutes of Health. Amping up steroid dosage for children with asthma doesn't effectively prevent severe flareups, and may even interfere with a child's growth, according to new research from the National Institutes of Health.



Ninety-minute daratumumab infusion is safe in multiple myeloma

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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.



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An asthma diagnosis isn't just for children. Adults who have never experienced it in their childhood are developing asthma.



Pollen is a major trigger for asthma attacks

While many people are welcoming the more spring-like weather, those with asthma are at a higher risk of suffering a life-threatening attack, a charity has warned. Around one in five people in the UK are also affected by hay fever, which is caused by an allergy to pollen.



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 .



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.



Preschoolers whose asthma is well-treated have a better chance of outgrowing the condition

Making sure your children's asthma is properly treated can significantly increase the likelihood they will not have the condition as an adult, new research has found. The landmark study, to be presented at a major lung and respiratory conference in Adelaide, reveals how well asthma symptoms are controlled in children aged under five can predict whether they will have the condition as they get older.



Quintupling Inhaler Medication May Not Prevent Asthma Attacks in Children

Children with mild to moderate asthma do not benefit from a common practice of increasing their inhaled steroids at the first signs of an asthma exacerbation, according to clinical trial results published in The New England Journal of Medicine . Researchers found short-term increases in inhaled steroids did not prevent attacks in children aged 5 to 11, and may even slow a child's growth.



RE: Cycling and the use of anti-inflammatory triamcinolone

A certain well-known cyclist has been accused of crossing an ethical line, not of breaking any rules, just of not being as moralistic as politicians would expect. In the words of Mick Jagger back in the 1960s: "We do have morals, they're just not the same as yours".



Read This Before You Tap That Mobile Health App

In the past 10 years, mobile apps designed to help people manage medical conditions have grown in popularity. If you have diabetes, asthma or high blood pressure - there's an app for that.



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.



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.



Scientists develop novel assay for studying molecular determinants of bronchoconstriction/dilation

Using xCELLigence Real-Time Cell Analysis scientists at Genentech have developed an automated and high throughput assay for studying the molecular determinants of bronchoconstriction/dilation Contraction and relaxation of smooth muscle cells and fibroblasts within the bronchial airways dramatically affects airflow, and being able to modulate these processes is critical for treating asthma and allergic responses. Citing that the traditional assay for monitoring cellular contraction is neither accurate nor reproducible and is laborious, requiring "multiple manual steps and extended experimental time ," Jianyong Wang and colleagues at Genentech have just described a groundbreaking replacement assay using the xCELLigence RTCA technology.



Serious asthma attacks reduced by temporary quadrupling of steroid inhaler, study finds

Serious asthma attacks in adults can be reduced by a temporary but significant increase in the dose of inhaled steroids during severe episodes of asthma, according to a new UK-wide study led by experts at the University of Nottingham. Previous research at the University has found that doubling the dose of inhaled steroids during worsening asthma did not prevent the frequency of serious attacks, so this new NIHR-funded clinical trial was set up to see if quadrupling the dose had a more beneficial effect.



Some women with asthma may struggle to conceive

Women with asthma who use short-acting inhalers to control symptoms may take longer to conceive than women without asthma, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data on 5,617 women during their first pregnancies, including 1,106 who said they had been diagnosed with asthma.



St. Pete teen's books honored by President Obama

As a middle school student, Davon Miller remembers watching the clock and counting down the moments until the school day ended. "He's someone who always tries to look at the bright side of things," said Miller, speaking of 'Mr. Tickety-Toc Clock'.



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.



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 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 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.



Thunderstorms can trigger deadly asthma epidemics

Severe thunderstorms can devastate lives and damage property but have also been linked to increases in allergy and asthma-related health problems, according to a 2016 study published in the Clinical & Experimental Allergy journal . Across the world, severe asthma epidemics have been triggered by the fierce winds and torrential downpours of thunderstorms.



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.



Using lung MRI to see where and why Canadians with asthma have poor disease control

Researchers at Western University and McMaster University are developing an innovative lung imaging method that provides a unique window on asthma that is aimed at guiding and personalizing treatment for Canadians with severe, poorly controlled asthma. Grace Parraga, PhD, and her research team have developed Magnetic Resonance Imaging measurements of the asthmatic airways that show exactly where air moves into the lungs when a patient breathes, and more importantly, where the air cannot go when asthma is not optimally treated and symptoms are not controlled.



Using lung MRI to see where and why Canadians with asthma have poor disease control

Researchers at Western University and McMaster University are developing an innovative lung imaging method that provides a unique window on asthma that is aimed at guiding and personalizing treatment for Canadians with severe, poorly controlled asthma. Grace Parraga, PhD, and her research team have developed Magnetic Resonance Imaging measurements of the asthmatic airways that show exactly where air moves into the lungs when a patient breathes, and more importantly, where the air cannot go when asthma is not optimally treated and symptoms are not controlled.



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.



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 .



Warmer weather raises risk of asthma attacks, charity warns

Hay fever and asthma are closely linked, with around 80% of people with asthma finding their asthma symptoms are triggered by pollen, Asthma UK said. While many people are welcoming the more spring-like weather, those with asthma are at a higher risk of suffering a life-threatening attack, a charity has warned.



Ways to minimize springtime asthma triggersAsthma affects more than...

Spring is here and with it comes the hope of sunshine and milder temperatures. The birds are chirping and the flowers are blooming.



Weather may hamper home-help visits for elderly and disabled

Snowy and treacherous weather may hamper the ability of some HSE home helps and public health nurses to carry out home visits to the elderly and disabled. Snowy and treacherous weather may hamper the ability of some HSE home helps and public health nurses to carry out home visits to the elderly and disabled.



What do rescue inhalers do?

Here, we explore the different types of rescue inhaler. We also discuss how these inhalers are used and any associated side effects.



What Does Asthma Have to Do with Your Allergies? Probably a Lot

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL People who have allergies often also have asthma. And people with asthma often have allergies.



What is a home remedy for snoring?

Snoring is caused by air vibrating in the upper respiratory tract. There are many recommended snoring remedies, but which are the most effective? According to the National Sleep Foundation 90 million American adults snore sometimes, and 37 million people snore on a regular basis.



What to do at home for an asthma attack

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition. It can cause the airways in the lungs become inflamed, which can make it difficult to move air in and out.



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.



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.



Why don't kids use their asthma medicines?

In a new analysis of interviews conducted with children who have asthma, their caregivers and their clinicians, researchers found that there was significant lack of agreement about why the kids miss their needed daily anti-inflammatory medication. In a new analysis of interviews conducted with children who have asthma, their caregivers and their clinicians, Johns Hopkins researchers found that there was significant lack of agreement about why the kids miss their needed daily anti-inflammatory medication.



Why don't kids use their asthma medicines?

In a new analysis of interviews conducted with children who have asthma, their caregivers and their clinicians, Johns Hopkins researchers found that there was significant lack of agreement about why the kids miss their needed daily anti-inflammatory medication. A report on the findings, published in the Journal of Asthma on Feb. 8, 2018, highlights the need for improved communication among patients, families and pediatric clinicians, according to Carolyn Arnold, a medical student at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the paper's first author.



Why don't kids use their asthma medicines?

Children with asthma use inhalers to relieve some of their symptoms, which include coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. Credit: Tradimus, Wikimedia commons.



Why is one side of my throat sore?

A sore throat is a common reason to see a doctor. Most of the time, it is a symptom of allergies, a cold, or the flu.



Why you need to be aware of fires around Ballarat

Children, pregnant women and the elderly are being warned that they are the most at risk on days where there is poor air quality. The warning comes as nearby burn offs, fog and a lack of wind are expected to lead to days of smoky air around Ballarat.



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.



Women Asthmatics May Have Difficulty Conceiving

Women with asthma who use short-acting inhalers to control symptoms may take longer to conceive than women without asthma, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data on 5,617 women during their first pregnancies, including 1,106 who said they had been diagnosed with asthma.



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.