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Asthma, hay fever, eczema linked to higher psychiatric disorders risk in study
Asthma, hay fever and eczema are linked to an increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders, according to a new study in Taiwan. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People With Allergies And Asthma Have A Higher Risk Of Psychiatric Disorders
A robust new study out of Taiwan has found evidence that people who suffer from allergies are more likely to develop a psychiatric (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a chronic cough?
A chronic cough is one that lasts for 8 weeks in adults or 4 weeks in children. It may produce mucus or be dry and tickle the throat. Common causes of a persistent cough include asthma and bronchitis. Less commonly, it can indicate lung cancer or heart problems. Learn more about causes, symptoms, and treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Asthma: Weather presenter tells Pat Hagan how leaving London transformed daughter’s health
AS A meteorologist and TV weather presenter Clare Nasir could rightly be considered something of an expert on the growing problem of Britain ’s air pollution. But even she admits to being taken aback at the impact that moving from crowded London to leafy Cheshire had on the health of her eight-year-old daughter Sienna. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philips Partners with the Medical University of Vienna to Provide Asthma and Allergy Sufferers with a Pollen Forecast
This World Allergy Week (April 22 - 28) and World Asthma Day (May 1), Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, is helping parents take charge of their children's asthma and allergy symptoms through awareness initiatives in more than 20 countries worldwide. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news

Expert reveals WHY this year will be bad for hay fever sufferers as UK hit by POLLEN BOMB
HAY FEVER sufferers could be in for a tough few weeks after April ’s mini-heatwave triggered an explosion of pollen which is set to cause discomfort for those with hay fever or asthma. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Got Asthma? Avoid Allergens
Title: Got Asthma? Avoid AllergensCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/23/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - April 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Tsvangirai's Sister Dies 'After Strike Forces Her Out of Hospital'
[Zimbabwe Standard] One of the late former MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai's sisters died of asthma and heart disease complications after her family was forced to withdraw her from Parirenyatwa Hospital due to the strike by nurses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prevalence of Asthma and ED Visits for Asthma Among Workers Prevalence of Asthma and ED Visits for Asthma Among Workers
By assessing the industry- and occupation-specific prevalence of asthma, this report aims to assist physicians to identify workers who should be evaluated for possible work-related asthma.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Study finds differences in immune cells in pediatric asthma patients based on socioeconomic status
(Wiley) There are considerable socioeconomic disparities in asthma control among children, but the molecular origins of these disparities are not well understood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Got Asthma? Avoid Allergens
SATURDAY, April 21, 2018 -- If you have asthma, it may help to reduce your exposure to allergens. Previous research has shown that roughly two-thirds of all people with asthma also have an allergy, allergy experts say. " What many people don't... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Entering a Golden Age of Medical Materials
Materials science is a field that is constantly evolving as technologies advance around us at lightning pace. New trends and developments continue to drive device innovation, but they also push new materials to the forefront as well. Device makers and engineers have made great strides in using these new materials to create exciting new technologies, with recent discoveries made from advances in medical electronics, biomaterials, plastics, and soft materials. Jacqueline Anim is the principal material engineer for Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson that manufactures surgical systems and instruments. She currently...
Source: MDDI - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: MD & M East (New York) Materials Source Type: news

Associations between neighborhood walkability and incident and ongoing asthma in children - Simons E, Dell SD, Moineddin R, To T.
RATIONALE: Childhood asthma has shown variable associations with children's physical activity. Neighborhood walkability captures community features that promote walking and is protective against some chronic conditions, such as obesity and diabetes. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Combination LABA Inhalers vs Inhaled Steroids for Asthma Combination LABA Inhalers vs Inhaled Steroids for Asthma
For patients needing improved asthma control, should a LABA/steroid combination be used or should the inhaled steroid dose be increased?American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Nerve Ablation After Bronchial Thermoplasty in Severe Asthma Nerve Ablation After Bronchial Thermoplasty in Severe Asthma
What improvements were observed in severe asthma patients one year after undergoing bronchial thermoplasty?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

NICE opens consultation on asthma indicator
The consultation on proposed amendments to the NICE asthma indicators for general practice is open and runs from 17 April to 21 May 2018. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bioelectronic Medicine: Targeting Inflammatory Disease with Electricity
We presented positive initial results in Crohn’s disease at the 2016 United European Gastroenterology meeting: six of the eight patients had seen a substantial reduction in their disease activity index scores, and three were in remission from the disease. As SetPoint looks ahead, several chronic disease areas are emerging as key bioelectronic medicine therapy targets, and our company is exploring a number of these. One of our preclinical programs explores bioelectronic medicine’s potential role as a treatment for MS.   New Target: Multiple Sclerosis In late 2017, SetPoint presented positive data from a s...
Source: Mass Device - April 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Anthony Arnold Tags: Bioelectronic Medicine Clinical Trials Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation SetPoint Medical Sponsored Content Source Type: news

AstraZeneca inks outcomes-based contract with Highmark for COPD, asthma drug
Health insurer Highmark inked an outcomes-based contract with AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) for Symbicort, the pharmaceutical company’s drug designed to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Highmark said its contract with AstraZeneca is one of the first outcomes-based deals involving a respiratory drug and will apply to commercial members of its national and core markets in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post AstraZeneca inks outcomes-based contract with Highmark for COPD, asthma drug appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat AstraZeneca plc Source Type: news

Inhaled Steroids for Asthma: The Effect of Dose Inhaled Steroids for Asthma: The Effect of Dose
Dr Charles Vega discusses the effect of higher doses of inhaled steroids on asthma exacerbations.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Asthma and allergy as risk factors for suicidal behavior among young adults - Vargas PA, Robles-Sotelo E.
An association between allergic disease, depression and suicidality has been reported. OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationships between suicidality and asthma, allergy, internet addiction, stress, sleep quality, pain/discomfort, and depression, amon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Preschool, Day Care Not Asthma Triggers: Study
Title: Preschool, Day Care Not Asthma Triggers: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - April 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Study: Propeller ’ s digital asthma tech informs policy, improves health
Results from a large, real-world study of asthma patients found that digital health technology can improve patient outcomes and inform city-planning policy, Propeller Health touted this month. The company teamed up with local government in Louisville, Kentucky and a nonprofit group to assess how environmental conditions can influence asthma symptoms using connected inhalers and a data-sharing platform. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Study: Propeller’s digital asthma tech informs policy, improves health appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Respiratory Propeller Health Source Type: news

Preschool, Day Care Not Asthma Triggers: Study
FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 -- Breathe easy, Mom and Dad. Sending your young children to preschool or day care probably won't increase their risk of developing asthma. In fact, researchers report, it may help protect your kids against the respiratory... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta opening its first urgent care center inside the perimeter
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta will open its first urgent care center inside the perimeter April 17. Called Children's at Chamblee-Brookhaven, the facility will be located in the Parkview on Peachtree shopping center at 5080 Peachtree Boulevard in Chamblee, Ga. The 10,000-square-foot urgent care center will have 12 exam rooms and two procedure rooms. Its services will include broken bone, minor cuts, sprained ankle, allergic reactions, asthma attacks, earache or ear infections, fever, sore… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

10 Foods Filled With Probiotics
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. One of the most crucial parts of our body when it comes to health is our microbiome—the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut. Scientists are learning that the bacterial communities we live with are linked to everything from body weight to asthma to acne. Having the right balance of bugs may keep us well in the long term. Some bacteria in the gut are good for our health, while other strains raise our risk for disease. We shape our microbiome makeup thr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Exploring Pathways to Reimbursement for In-Home Asthma Interventions
May 3, 2018 1:00-2:30pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research suggests alternative treatment for beta blocker intolerant heart attack patients
(New York Institute of Technology) Beta blockers have become a prescription drug staple for recovering heart attack patients. However, these blood pressure-reducing medications cannot be tolerated by many patients who are at higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease, including those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, the elderly, and diabetics. As seen in the March 26 issue of Thyroid, researchers at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) now pose a new treatment for patients with beta blocker intolerance: thyroid hormone therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! -...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to do at home for an asthma attack
Asthma attacks can be frightening, especially if a person is unprepared. Beyond medication, what can help? We discuss what to do when an attack hits, including breathing exercises designed to keep airways open. We also explore home remedies and tips. Here, learn how to prevent and manage an asthma attack at home. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

AHA: Asthma as Kid, Stiffer Arteries as an Adult?
MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Having asthma as a child is associated with developing stiff arteries earlier in adulthood, according to a new study. The study, published Monday in the journal Hypertension, sought to explore... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Choosing the Optimal Biologic for Severe Asthma Choosing the Optimal Biologic for Severe Asthma
Care pathways are available to help clinicians select biologic agents for patients with severe asthma.Medscape Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Asthma UK warning: Warmer weather brings higher risk of attacks
ASTHMA sufferers are more likely to have an attack as the UK enters hay fever season, with 80 percent of sufferers saying pollen triggers their symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca taps Owlstone ’ s breath biopsy device to identify asthma, COPD biomarkers
Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) inked a deal with Owlstone Medical to use the diagnostics company’s breath biopsy device to identify biomarkers for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the companies announced today. Owlstone’s ReCiva breath sampler, which has CE Mark clearance in the E.U., captures volatile organic compounds in a patient’s breath. A VOC profile can be used to non-invasively diagnose disease at a very early stage and monitor treatment response, according to Owlstone. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post AstraZeneca taps ...
Source: Mass Device - April 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Diagnostics Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Respiratory Wall Street Beat AstraZeneca plc Owlstone Medical Source Type: news

Caregivers' Perception of Asthma Control in Children Caregivers' Perception of Asthma Control in Children
How do caregivers of children with asthma view the management of the disease? Which strategies might help improve their perception?Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Airway Inflammation and Inflammatory Biomarkers Airway Inflammation and Inflammatory Biomarkers
Find out about the new and potential biomarkers to assess airway inflammation and help guide the management of severe asthma.Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Possible causes of a bubbling feeling in the chest
A bubbling or gurgling feeling in the chest may have many possible causes. Causes could include asthma, atrial fibrillation, bronchitis, a collapsed lung, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or in rarer cases, a lung tumor. Learn more about the possible causes of a bubbling feeling in the chest here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Study: Boys face higher respiratory risk because of one less X chromosome
Boys face a greater risk of respiratory problems, including asthma, later in life because they have only one gender-based X chromosome, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COPD Is an Adult Killer, But Its Origins May Lie in Childhood
FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 -- COPD may seem like an adult disease, often tied to smoking. But two new studies suggest it could have roots in life's earliest years. Kids with issues such as asthma or those exposed to secondhand smoke may be more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Most COPD cases 'linked to childhood risk factors like asthma'
Most cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be linked to factors in childhood, according to a major new study, which highlights the need for early intervention and prevention. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

CDC: Healthcare Workers Have Highest Asthma Prevalence
(MedPage Today) -- Disinfectants, aerosolized drugs, powdered gloves to blame? (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - April 6, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Prevalence of Asthma, Asthma Attacks, and Emergency Department Visits for Asthma Among Working Adults — National Health Interview Survey, 2011–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Prevalence of Asthma, Asthma Attacks, and Emergency Department Visits for Asthma Among Working Adults - National Health Interview Survey, 2011-2016
During 2011-2016, among an estimated 160.7 million working adults, 6.8% had current asthma. Among those with asthma, 44.7% experienced an asthma attack, and 9.9% had an asthma-related emergency department visit in the previous year. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Novel MRI technique explains asthma issues
Canadian researchers at Western University and McMaster University are working...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Genetic variation in lung airways elevates risk of COPD MRI contrast agent could aid inflammation imaging MRI technique may help diagnose migraine headaches Advanced visualization tool assesses lung disease MRI shows pancreatic inflammation in diabetics (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

National asthma and COPD audit programme
A new national asthma and COPD audit programme (NACAP) was launched on 1 March 2018. It adds adult and paediatric asthma to the former national COPD audit programme. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Reduce your kids’ risk of asthma and eczema: Get a dog
(Natural News) Based on the results of two separate studies, aside from being loyal companions, having dogs can also benefit the health of young children with asthma and eczema. Lead author Dr. Gagandeep Cheema, an allergist and member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), explained that while eczema is a condition often... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boys with asthma are 30% more likely to break a bone (but girls aren ’t affected)
Researchers from the University of Melbourne found that moderate-to-severe sufferers of asthma, who experience symptoms daily, are 30 per cent more likely to break a bone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Community Collaboration Improves Asthma Control Community Collaboration Improves Asthma Control
The AIR Louisville Collaborative's pairing of data analysis on corticosteroid use with a patient asthma management app led to less rescue inhaler use and more symptom-free days.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma& ImmunologyDate: Wednesday, April 4, 2018Year: 2021Location: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CAContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma& ImmunologyDate: Wednesday, April 4, 2018Year: 2020Location: Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PAContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma& ImmunologyDate: Wednesday, April 4, 2018Year: 2019Location: Moscone Center, San Francisco, CAContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Asthma medications so ineffective that serious attacks require QUADRUPLE dose, according to study
(Natural News) 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... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news