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.
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CONCLUSIONS: The results highlight the added complexity of responding to excessive weight in a paediatric population with asthma. Training and referral guidance for healthcare professionals may help overcome weight management support challenges. Addressing family beliefs about the factors influencing paediatric asthma and exploring families' motivations for behaviour change may enhance engagement with weight management. PMID: 30444152 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This is the first representative survey of prevalence of asthma symptoms in children and adolescents in Greece indicating its continuous increase. A strong association between presence of asthma symptoms and obesity and sedentary activities was documented irrespectively of socioeconomic and regional factors. The findings stress the importance of public health policies toward obesity prevention and enhancement of physical activities in pediatric populations. PMID: 30444148 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
In conclusion, GSWs suffer from ailments of multiple organ systems and need education and facilitation for self-protection.
Source: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
AbstractImmunometabolism is a branch dealing at the interface of immune functionalities and metabolic regulations. Considered as a bidirectional trafficking, metabolic contents and their precursors bring a considerable change in immune cells signal transductions which as a result affect the metabolic organs and states as an implication. Lipid metabolic ingredients form a major chunk of daily diet and have a proven contribution in immune cells induction, which then undergo metabolic pathway shuffling inside their ownself. Lipid metabolic states activate relevant metabolic pathways inside immune cells that in turn prime appr...
Source: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: These findings show that a considerable proportion of patients with severe asthma remain uncontrolled and are not eligible for any of the available biological treatments. This underlines the need for therapeutic innovations in this disease. PMID: 30429093 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
Authors speculate that this alteration of smooth airway muscle may imprint a unique signature that could help lead to highly targeted new asthma therapies.
Source: ConsultantLive - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Asthma Source Type: news
NIH Director's Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series – Special Tuesday Lecture The major interest of Dr. Hotamisligil's laboratory is to study the regulatory pathways, which control glucose and lipid metabolism. His lab's biochemical and genetic studies focus on signal transduction using cultured mammalian cells as well as transgenic animals to identify specific abnormalities in these pathways, which are involved in human metabolic and inflammatory diseases including obesity, diabetes, fatty liver disease, atherosclerosis, and asthma.For more information go to date: 11/13/2018 3:00:00 PM
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This study explores survivors’ perspectives on secondary prevention of campus sexual assault and effective strategies for intervention.     Read more   Mental Health ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - Category: Nursing Source Type: news
Objectives/HypothesisTo study rates of respiratory complications/interventions among inpatient tonsillectomy patients in the United States and identify risk factors for these events.Study DesignRetrospective database review.MethodsChildren (age  
Source: The Laryngoscope - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Kaempferol, a natural flavonoid present in several plants, possesses a wide range of therapeutic properties such as antioxidant, anticancer, and anti ‐inflammatory. It has a significant role in reducing cancer and can act as a therapeutic agent in the treatment of diseases and ailments such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, oxidative stress, asthma, and microbial contamination disorders. Kaempferol acts through different mechanisms : It induces apoptosis (HeLa cervical cancer cells), decreases cell viability (G2/M phase), downregulates phosphoinositide 3‐kinase (PI3K)/AKT (protein kinase B) and human T‐c...
Source: Phytotherapy Research - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research
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