Asthma costs America more than $80 billion a year

The new CDC data shows the respiratory disease, affecting around 15.4 million Americans, is almost as costly to the nation as cancer, which absorbs $87 billion of healthcare spending.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Conclusion Evidence of clinical benefit of most available apps is very limited. Design features that enhance usability and maximise efficacy were identified. A provisional 'first-pass' evaluation framework is proposed that can help decide which apps should be endorsed by government agencies following more detailed technical assessments and which could then be recommended with confidence by clinicians to their patients.What is known about the topic? Smartphone health apps have attracted considerable interest from patients and health managers as a means of promoting more effective self-management of chronic diseases, which l...
Source: Australian Health Review - Category: Hospital Management Authors: Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research
Authors: Ryszawy D, Rolski F, Ryczek K, Catapano J, Wróbel T, Michalik M, Czyż J Abstract Epidemiological data suggests that there are functional links between bronchial asthma and lung carcinogenesis. Bronchial fibroblasts serve a prominent role in the asthmatic process; however, their involvement in lung cancer progression remains unaddressed. To estimate the effect of the asthmatic microenvironment on the invasiveness of lung cancer cells, the present study compared the behavior of human non-small cell lung cancer A549 cells exposed to the signals from human bronchial fibroblasts (HBFs) derived from non-...
Source: Oncology Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Lett Source Type: research
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
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
Publication date: November 2018Source: Pharmacological Research, Volume 137Author(s): D. Visca, P. Pignatti, A. Spanevello, E. Lucini, E. La RoccaAbstractDiabetes is a common metabolic disorder affecting the entire body with high morbidity and mortality worldwide. The major complications related to diabetes are mostly due to the macrovascular and microvascular bed impairment due to metabolic, hemodynamic and inflammatory factors. However, studies over the past decades have added also the lung as a target organ in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Diabetes has always been addressed as a major comorbidity conditioning the dis...
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Allowing insurance companies to exclude preexisting conditions from health insurance coverage could cost consumers with asthma, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure thousands of dollars in increased out-of-pocket costs, according to a report out today from the Commonwealth Fund.        
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Newsroom - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Conclusion: Our estimates indicate that the importance of fungal infections is high but overlooked in Iran, which warrants further actions by health care authorities.
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ng Seok Ahn Farnesol, an acyclic sesquiterpene alcohol, is predominantly found in essential oils of various plants in nature. It has been reported to exhibit anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects, and also alleviate allergic asthma, gliosis, and edema. In numerous tumor cell lines, farnesol can modulate various tumorigenic proteins and/or modulates diverse signal transduction cascades. It can also induce apoptosis and downregulate cell proliferation, angiogenesis, and cell survival. To exert its anti-inflammatory/anti-oncogenic effects, farnesol can modulate Ras protein and nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 30 October 2018Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Haojun Xie, Liquan Wu, Zhenan Deng, Yating Huo, Yuanxiong ChengAbstractThe YAP and TAZ, as the downstream effectors of Hippo pathway, have emerged as important translational co-activators of a wide variety of biological processes. YAP/TAZ plays a crucial role in the lung development and physiology. Dysregulation of YAP/TAZ signaling pathway contributes to the development and progression of chronic lung diseases, including lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, COPD, asthma, and lung infection. Therefore, owing to its critica...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
This study aims to investigate the size-segregated PM (PM10, PM2.5, and PM1) deposition in human lungs. Size-segregated PM is collected using the Grimm portable environmental dust monitor during winter season near an arterial road located in Chennai city of Tamil Nadu state, India. Multiple-Path Particle Dosimetry (MPPD) Model version 3.04 is utilized for quantifying PM deposition. In MPPD, airway structures of infants (3 and 28 months), children (3, 8, 9 and 14 years) and adults (18 and 21 years) are considered for the study. The values of PM concentration, body orientation, breathing scenario, tidal volume, pause fractio...
Source: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Ecotoxicol Environ Saf Source Type: research
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