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Vitamin E found in nuts may prevent asthma attacks
Sufferers had reduced airway inflammation and less sticky mucus in lungs, found a University of North Carolina study. The beneficial vitamin E is found in walnuts, pecans and peanut. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma symptoms: Could THIS help to reduce DEADLY attacks in polluted cities?
ASTHMA symptoms could be reduced when patients are living in towns and cities with plenty of trees, researchers have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USFDA gives final approval to Cipla's anti-asthma product
Citing IMS Health data, Cipla said Pulmicort Respules and generic equivalents had US sales of approximately USD 825 million for the 12 months to September 2017. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Asthma attacks reduced in tree-lined urban neighborhoods
(University of Exeter) People living in polluted urban areas are far less likely to be admitted to hospital with asthma when there are lots of trees in their neighborhood, a study by the University of Exeter's medical school has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asthma symptoms: TREES could help to reduce DEADLY attacks in polluted cities
Asthma symptoms could be reduced when patients are living in towns and cities with plenty of trees, researchers have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma attacks: Trees carrying out silent DEFENCE for sufferers in urban areas
TREE-lined streets could be carrying out a silent defence against deadly asthma attacks, according to a new study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Propeller Health, Express Scripts ink smart inhaler sensor deal
Propeller Health said today it inked a strategic partnership deal with Express Scripts (NSDQ:ESRX) to provide Propeller’s digital solutions to Express Script members. Through the deal, St. Louis-based Express Script members will be able to use inhaler sensors and connected mobile applications to manage their asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The companies touted it as the largest respiratory digital health deployment with a pharmacy manager to date. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business The post Propeller Health, Express Scripts ink smart inhaler sensor deal app...
Source: Mass Device - November 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Drug-Device Combinations Patient Monitoring Respiratory Express Scripts Propeller Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: If There's a Wildfire Nearby
-- Smoke from a nearby wildfire threatens anyone, but poses even more of a threat to people with asthma, COPD, heart disease or diabetes, the American Lung Association says. The group suggests what to do if a wildfire burns near you: Stay inside,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

No Excess Bone Risk With Inhaled Steroids in Kids No Excess Bone Risk With Inhaled Steroids in Kids
Study found fracture risk is not significantly increased with daily inhaled steroids in children with asthma compared with no steroid use; the authors encourage use when indicated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Benralizumab for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma FDA Clears Benralizumab for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma
Benralizumab, an interleukin-5 receptor inhibitor, targets and rapidly depletes eosinophils and is the first respiratory biologic with an 8-week maintenance dosing schedule.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

FDA approves AstraZeneca drug for severe asthma
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new asthma medicine developed by AstraZeneca. The drug, called Fasenra, was approved for the add-on maintenance treatment of patients with severe asthma aged 12 years and older with an eosinophilic phenotype. Eosinophils are a type of disease-fighting white blood cell. A phenotype is the composite of an organism's observable characteristics or traits. Asthma affects an estimated 315 million individuals worldwide, and up to 10 percents of asthma patients… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Eczema babies' risk of asthma predictable at one
A study by McMaster University in Canada found having eczema alone does not raise asthma and allergies risks. But infants with a certain anitbody are at higher risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fasenra (benralizumab) receives US FDA approval for severe eosinophilic asthma
AstraZeneca and its global biologics research and development arm, MedImmune, announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Fasenra (benralizumab) for the add-on maintenance treatment of patients with severe asthma aged 12 years and older, and with an eosinophilic phenotype. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

AstraZeneca ticks another box as U.S. approves severe asthma drug
LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca has achieved another milestone in rebuilding its drug portfolio with U.S. approval of a drug for severe asthma as the company battles to put patent losses on older medicines behind it. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study finds asthma and food allergies predictable at age 1
(McMaster University) Using data from more than 2,300 children from across Canada participating in the CHILD Study, the researchers evaluated the presence of AD and allergic sensitization at age one. When the children were three years of age, the researchers performed a clinical assessment to determine the presence of asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergy and AD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cincinnati children's research paves way for newly approved asthma drug
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Thanks in part to nearly two decades of research at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, the FDA has approved benralizumab, the first drug designed to specifically deplete eosinophils as a treatment for asthma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Extended Breastfeeding May Cut Later Flexural Dermatitis Risk
But breastfeeding promotion not tied to measures of atopic eczema, asthma on questionnaire (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA approves AstraZeneca's asthma drug
(Reuters) - Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca Plc on Tuesday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its drug benralizumab, as an add-on treatment for patients with severe asthma aged 12 years and older. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Inhaled Corticosteroids Not Linked to Fracture in Children
Systemic, but not inhaled, corticosteroids associated with higher fracture risk in pediatric asthma patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Clinicians need a clear definition of severe asthma for precise management
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) An article in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, guides medical professionals through the principles involved in using these new treatments for severe asthma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

$8.5 million grant awarded to improve asthma care with the Navajo nation
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) National Jewish Health and the University of Arizona bring proven programs to assist underserved population (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Shining a light on the nervous system to thwart disease
(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, and University of Pittsburgh have received a four-year, $9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop enhanced infrared light technology (infrared neuromodulation) for potentially treating a variety of diseases, including cardiac arrhythmias, high and low blood pressure, asthma, sleep apnea and diarrhea, one of the leading killers of children worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Fasenra (benralizumab) for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma
November 14, 2017 -- AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) and its global biologics research and development arm, MedImmune, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Fasenra (benralizumab) for the add-on maintenance treatment of... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - November 14, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Prolonged breastfeeding linked to halving of later eczema risk
But promotion programme not associated with asthma or lung function at the age of 16 Related items fromOnMedica Less than half of babies breastfed after two months How to encourage breastfeeding? Breastfeeding could cut children ’s leukaemia risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sex differences a rich field for UCLA multiple sclerosis researcher
As a child, Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl had terrible asthma, was often sick and had to get weekly allergy shots. She wondered why her body was so reactive to pollen, cats, wheat and eggs — her throat would swell, breathing became more difficult and her skin developed a rash. A frequent visitor to the doctor’s office, she had “a wonderful doctor who made me feel so much better.”It ’s no surprise, then, that Voskuhl grew up to become a doctor. Today, Voskuhl directs UCLA’s multiple sclerosis program and is the Jack H. Skirball professor of Multiple Sclerosis Research. She’s wrapping up one cl...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Breastfeeding does not protect children against asthma and allergies
(Uppsala University) The effect of breastfeeding on the risk of developing asthma and allergy has been debated for a long time. In a recent study, Uppsala University researchers show that breastfeeding might in fact increase the risk of developing hay fever and eczema, while not having any clear effect on the risk of asthma. The results have been published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CHMP Backs Benralizumab for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma CHMP Backs Benralizumab for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma
Benralizumab targets the interleukin-5 receptor on the surface of eosinophils and basophils to reduce eosinophilic inflammation.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

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Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 10, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Maternal Obesity, Gestational Weight Gain, and Asthma in Offspring
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

"Adapt" to stress with these 5 adaptogenic herbs
(Natural News) People, especially women, have resorted to various kinds of products and services to reduce stress. Stress, (and anxiety in extension) after all, can lead to a plethora of diseases such as asthma, depression, gastrointestinal problems, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. The newest solution to fighting off that perpetual exhaustion and boosting your energy levels is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Startup aims to disrupt asthma, COPD space with digital inhaler
Formed just two years ago, pharma startup Pneuma Respiratory is developing a digital inhaler that it touts as the first of its kind. The company is looking to bring its technology to the more than 40 million people who suffer from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the U.S. They’re stepping into a highly competitive market, largely dominated by companies like GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) and Merck (NYSE:MRK). Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Startup aims to disrupt asthma, COPD space with digital inhaler appeared first on MassDevi...
Source: Mass Device - November 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations mHealth (Mobile Health) Pharma Pharmaceuticals Respiratory GlaxoSmithKline plc Merck Pfizer pneumarespiratory Source Type: news

Are your food allergies a result of lifestyle choices? Nearly half of people experience their first reactions after reaching adulthood
(Natural News) A new report from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology has found that more than 45 percent of people develop food allergies after the age of 17. According to the new research, more than 35 percent of allergies to many types of seafood – including shrimp, crab, and lobster – do not appear... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Copenhagen study: Getting family cat could prevent asthma
Many parents assume the allergens from pet hairs are responsible for their children contracting asthma-related breathing problems. But it seems that the reverse is true, Danish scientists claim. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two meds not always better than one for seasonal allergic rhinitis
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) In a newly updated clinical practice guideline, published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, allergists offer practical advice on the best types and amounts of medications to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New gene related to asthma severity
NIEHS-funded scientists have discovered a mucus-regulating gene that may have important implications for asthma severity. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Delayed NICE guidance on asthma diagnosis may cause problems for GPs
NICE guidance on diagnosing asthma could be published this week after nearly five years in development, but looks set to clash with existing advice - potentially leaving GPs unclear over best practice. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.8 Respiratory Problems Source Type: news

Sputum Color to Identify Neutrophilic Inflammation in Asthma Sputum Color to Identify Neutrophilic Inflammation in Asthma
Could sputum color help to assess for the presence of neutrophilic inflammation in asthma?BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is paradoxical breathing?
Paradoxical breathing can be a sign of a serious injury or illness in adults, including hormonal shifts and neurological problems. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Obese Children May Have More Asthma Complications Obese Children May Have More Asthma Complications
Children with asthma who are also obese are admitted to the hospital more often for asthma complications, according to a recent study in Japan.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Working With Your School Nurse
FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 -- Nearly 18 percent of kids have a chronic health condition, such as asthma or allergies. If your child is one of them, working successfully with your school's nurse will help keep him or her safe. Because a good chunk of a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 3, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bonfire night asthma WARNING: UK Charity alerts public to 'potentially fatal' attacks
BONFIRE NIGHT could cause asthma patients to suffer “potentially fatal” asthma attacks, sufferers have been warned. Asthma UK has issued a warning that smoke fumes and burning wood could form a deadly asthmatic combination. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Warning for asthmatics ahead of Bonfire Night
Charity issues tips for asthma patients Related items fromOnMedica Inhalers Audit reveals delays in asthma emergency care Many patients diagnosed with asthma don ’t have the condition Children with asthma prescribed ‘unnecessary antibiotics’ Pollution kills 1.7 million children, says WHO (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 3, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Obese children may have more asthma complications
(Reuters Health) - Children with asthma who are also obese are admitted to the hospital more often for asthma complications, according to a recent study in Japan. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Are puppies the latest allergy treatment? Recent studies show protective effects against eczema, asthma
(Natural News) There is no doubt that dogs can bring a lot of joy to people’s lives. Their companionship and loyalty can improve your mental well-being, but did you know they can also enhance your physical health? Walking a dog is great exercise, of course, but a pair of studies shows that the benefits extend... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fragmented Ambulance Services in Sri Lanka Evolve into A Modern System
Fragmented ambulance services evolve into a modern system Situated in the Indian Ocean, separated from India by the Palk Strait, Sri Lanka is the 25th largest island in the world (See Figure 1). Its complex geographical features-peaks, plateaus, valleys, rivers and tropical forests-are subject to a variety of natural hazards, including floods, landslides, cyclones and tsunamis.1 With ancient cultural roots going back to the 6th century B.C., Sri Lanka's modern colonial history began with Portuguese, Dutch and British settlements in the 16th century. By 1815, Britain was the sole colonial power. In 1948, Sri Lanka became an...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nuwan Chamara Ekanayaka, EMT-I Tags: International Operations Source Type: news

Asthma UK bonfire night WARNING: Charity alerts public to 'potentially fatal' attacks
BONFIRE NIGHT could cause asthma patients to suffer “potentially fatal” asthma attacks, sufferers have been warned. Asthma UK has issued a warning that smoke fumes and burning wood could form a deadly asthmatic combination. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New gene related to asthma severity
NIEHS-funded scientists have discovered a mucus-regulating gene that may have important implications for asthma severity. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 1, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Dupilumab Breathes Optimism Into Biologics for Asthma Dupilumab Breathes Optimism Into Biologics for Asthma
Patients with severely uncontrolled asthma derive the most benefit from dupilumab, a new study shows, building enthusiasm for phase 3 results.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca asthma drug tralokinumab disappoints again
LONDON (Reuters) - An experimental biotech drug for severe asthma from AstraZeneca has failed in further clinical tests, following an earlier setback in May and disappointing results with a similar drug at Roche. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news