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Asthma UK claims THIS is to blame for nearly 1000 preventable UK deaths

ASTHMA UK urged patients to visit their GP every year for annual check-ups, after 1000 deaths by the condition could have been prevented in 2016, it claimed.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Publication date: Available online 11 December 2017 Source:Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology Author(s): P. Chhay, M. Murphy-Marion, Y. Samson, D. Girard Palladium (Pd) is known to be released into the environment in the fine and ultrafine (at the nanoscale) airborne particle fractions mainly from automobile catalytic converters leading to an increase human exposure to this noble metal. It was reported that Pd can induce allergic reactions in individuals exposed to it via different ways. Some studies reported an increased number of eosinophils into airways following NP exposure in vivo in rodent models of allergies...
Source: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Clinica Belgica - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conditions:   Acute Asthma;   Acute Wheezy Bronchitis Interventions:   Drug: Montelukast 4 Mg Oral Granule;   Drug: Placebos Sponsor:   Kecioren Education and Training Hospital Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: Nursing Made Incredibly Easy - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research
A look at how to make yourself sneeze. Included is detail on the causes of a sneeze and the best ways to trigger a sneeze to relieve congestion.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: There was no evidence of an association between BMI and frequency of ED visits and hospitalization for asthma exacerbation among children.  LIMITATIONS: This study included patients as young as 2 years, while asthma is only well-defined in children>5 years. Asthma triggers that can cause exacerbation despite body weight were not included. We included only frequency of ED visits and hospitalization, which may be inadequate to measure asthma severity.   
Source: Annals of Saudi Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: ISSUE 6 Source Type: research
This study investigates the prevalence and types of effects of fragranced products on asthmatics in the American population. Using a nationally representative sample (n = 1137), data were collected with an on-line survey of adults in the USA, of which 26.8% responded as being medically diagnosed with asthma or an asthma-like condition. Results indicate that 64.3% of asthmatics report one or more types of adverse health effects from fragranced products, includi ng respiratory problems (43.3%), migraine headaches (28.2%), and asthma attacks (27.9%). Overall, asthmatics were more likely to experience adverse hea...
Source: Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
The variable “small for gestational age,” frequently defined as birth weight below the 10th percentile in a gestational age and sex-normalized population, is nowadays generally perceived as a more adequate mea...
Source: BMC Medical Research Methodology - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Abstract BackgroundPrevious studies examining high‐frequency emergency department (ED) utilization have primarily used single‐center data, potentially leading to ascertainment bias if patients visit multiple centers. The goals of this study were 1) to create a predictive model to prospectively identify patients at risk of high‐frequency ED utilization for asthma and 2) to examine how that model differed using statewide versus single‐center data. MethodsTo track ED visits within a state, we analyzed 2011 to 2013 data from the New York State Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project State Emergency Department Databases...
Source: Academic Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Contribution Source Type: research
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