The effect of goal setting in asthma self-management education: A systematic review
ConclusionThis systematic review highlighted the potential of a goal setting technique in the asthma self-management education. However, due to the limitations of the quality and quantity of the included literature, more rigorous studies are needed. In the future, better effective study protocol combining with goal setting approach and other behavior technique is needed to further investigate.
Children with asthma and recurrent wheezing can safely receive the nasal spray influenza vaccine, a large study found.Medscape Medical News
Researchers at the National Institute of Health and Welfare in Finland analysed 1,400 homes in the country and in Germany and found farmyard bacteria reduced the risk of asthma.
BOSTON (CBS) — It’s that time of year: kids are heading off to camp and the American Academy of Pediatrics is updating its recommendations on how to keep kids safe during the summer. First, all campers should have a pre-camp check-up with their pediatrician to address any health issues and update immunizations, whether it’s a day camp or an overnight camp. The AAP also suggested parents communicate directly with camp administrators to discuss any special health concerns, like food safety if a child has food allergies, or how daily medications will be stored and administered for kids who have underlying he...
The 'atlas' of the lungs by British scientists will lead to better understanding and treatment of asthma. The cells which produce mucous in asthmatics was found for the first time.
HAY FEVER symptoms could be severe for many sufferers across England today , with the MET Office forecasting moderate to high levels across the country. For asthma sufferers, the symptoms could be particularly acute.
CONCLUSION: Cocaine use may be responsible for asthma onset, acute asthma exacerbations (which may require intubation and invasive ventilation) or death related to asthma. Cocaine use must be systematically considered in the case of asthma exacerbation and practitioners must help cocaine users to stop their consumption. PMID: 31201016 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This study demonstrated the effectiveness and feasibility of a multicomponent, multi-trigger intervention offered through a public health department to African American children with asthma.Preventing Chronic Disease
Conclusions: Due to the complexity of the behavior and biology of cells, scientists' primary focus should be on detection and elimination of sources of inflammation. Antiparasitic medications, and also antiviral, antibiotic, and antifungal medications should be thought of as underrecognized, underappreciated, and forgotten medications that can be part of cancer therapy. The information offered in this review suggests scientists should think of cancer not only as a metabolic disease but also as a metabolic parasite and should consider using antiparasitic medications under a new understanding of the role of inflammation, inf...
Discussion A recent systematic review of house fires in high-income countries found that the risk factors for unintentional house fire incidents included: more children under 5 years of age, more people in the home, more males in the home, adults who are not working, low-income, household smokers, non-privately owned housing, poor condition housing. Other risk factors are not having smoke detectors, but more importantly not having a working smoke detector. Risk factors for injuries or fatalities is similar to the the risk factors for incidents but also includes people who are vulnerable such as a disabled resident, someon...
ConclusionAllergic eczema/asthma in early life, being born during the autumn/winter, having multiple allergic symptoms and two allergic parents were all strong predictors for having allergic diseases at 5 and 10 years of age. However, the allergic march seems to be independent of heredity, as IgE ‐mediated allergies follow the same trajectories in children with and without allergic heredity.