Puerto Rico struggles with jump in asthma cases post-Maria
Doctors on the island say they are seeing an alarming rise in the number and severity of asthma cases that they attribute to destruction caused by the deadly hurricane (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Managing Childhood Asthma: The Approach That Works Managing Childhood Asthma: The Approach That Works
Progress in childhood asthma management has been made, but more work must be done to fully control this chronic condition.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

New asthma tool determines best treatment for severe asthma patients
(American College of Chest Physicians) To help enable stronger communication and understanding between the clinician and patient, the CHEST Foundation, the charitable foundation of the American College of Chest Physicians, Allergy& Asthma Network and American College of Allergy, Asthma& Immunology (ACAAI) have partnered to launch a new digital, interactive Shared Decision Making Tool. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CHEST ® partners with Medscape to launch the moderate to severe asthma center of excellence
(American College of Chest Physicians) The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) announces a new partnership with Medscape focused on supporting physicians in addressing the challenges of diagnosing and treating moderate to severe asthma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Is the Scope of Practice for Pediatric Care for Chiropractic Doctors?
Discussion “Chiropractic is a health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health.” Some people look at chiropractic care solely as spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) or manipulation. Chiropractic physicians also offer a variety of other treatments including nutritional advice, dietary or herbal supplements, therapeutic exercise, posture correction and behavioral counseling. Spinal muscle therapy or spinal manipulation is one of the most common complementary, integrative, and alternati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 18, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Study: Using Tylenol regularly can cause asthma and COPD
(Natural News) A study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine pointed to acetaminophen as a significant risk factor for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), among other lung conditions. Acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol, is a drug used to treat fever and provide relief from moderate pain. It’s an... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA rejects Mylan ’s generic Advair again
Mylan announced that the FDA will not approve its Abbreviated New Drug Application for the generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's asthma drug, Advair Diskus, due to “minor deficiencies” in the application. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is Regular Inhaler Use Necessary for Patients With Mild Asthma? It Depends Is Regular Inhaler Use Necessary for Patients With Mild Asthma? It Depends
It might depend on the patient's personal asthma management goals--daily symptom control or staying out of the emergency room.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance - United States, 2017
The YRBS monitors six categories of priority health behaviors among high school students-behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; tobacco use; alcohol and other drug use; sexual behaviors related to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection; unhealthy dietary behaviors; and physical inactivity-plus the prevalence of obesity and asthma. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mother horrified after finding BED BUGS in daughter's hospital ward after near-fatal asthma attack  
Erin Ortega, from Arizona, says she found bed bugs in her daughter's bedding on Monday night in the ICU at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa and then two more after the family changed rooms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise Preventing Asthma?
Title: Exercise Preventing Asthma?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 3/29/2001 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:06 PM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - June 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma in Women, Asthma in Pregnancy
Title: Asthma in Women, Asthma in PregnancyCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 4/4/2001 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:04 PM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - June 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma Rates Increasing
Title: Asthma Rates IncreasingCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 4/11/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:04 PM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - June 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Methotrexate Spares Steroids in Asthmatics
Title: Methotrexate Spares Steroids in AsthmaticsCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:04 PM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - June 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it bronchitis or asthma?
Sometimes, people can find it hard to tell the difference between asthma and bronchitis. This is because both have similar symptoms that include wheezing and shortness of breath. Diagnostic tests to tell the difference include chest X-rays. There are, however, some distinct symptoms of bronchitis, too. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

U.S. Babies, Toddlers Eat Way Too Much Added Sugar, Study Finds
BOSTON, MA (CBS Local) – It’s well-known that Americans consume too much sugar. In fact, that affinity for the sweet stuff starts as early as infancy. Some babies are consuming added sugar that exceeds maximum levels recommended for adults, according to a new report from U.S. researchers. The Details: A new study says U.S. children are consuming too much added sugar Researchers say 85 percent of infants are eating more sugar than recommended Added sugar has been linked to obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure Eating foods with added sugar can influence a child’s food choices later in life...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Local TV Sugar talkers Source Type: news

David vs Goliath: How a small molecule can defeat asthma attacks
An invisible particle enters your lungs. The next thing you know breathing becomes difficult. You are having as asthma attack. Asthma is one of the most common and difficult to endure chronic conditions. About 30 million Americans experience asthma attacks and 3 million have a severe, therapy-resistant form of the disease. In some cases, the condition can be fatal. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Walkable Neighborhoods Might Lower Kids' Asthma Risk
Title: Walkable Neighborhoods Might Lower Kids' Asthma RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - June 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

David vs Goliath: How a small molecule can defeat asthma attacks
(Baylor College of Medicine) Small molecule PM-43I prevented and reversed preexisting allergic airway disease in mice and cleared through the kidneys with no long-term toxicity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Inexpensive nasal brush test can diagnose asthma
Researchers have developed a simple nasal brush test than can accurately identify mild to moderate asthma in a cheaper way than pulmonary diagnostics. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Walkable Neighborhoods May Lower Kids' Asthma Risk
Previous research has examined neighborhood walkability and chronic diseases such as diabetes in adults, but this study is believed to be the first to look at walkability and childhood asthma. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find existing asthma drug can reverse memory loss in mice
Temple University experts claimed their findings on the drug zileuton open up a potential new route to stop the aggressive progression of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Propeller Health Raises Strategic Investment from McKesson Ventures
MADISON, Wis., June 11, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Propeller Health, a leading digital therapeutics company, announced a strategic investment of an undisclosed amount from McKesson Ventures, adding to the $20M funding round announce... Devices, Venture Capital Propeller Health, digital therapeutics, digital medicines, Asthma (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Walkable Neighborhoods Might Lower Kids' Asthma Risk
MONDAY, June 11, 2018 -- Children may be more likely to develop asthma if they live in neighborhoods where it's difficult to get around on foot, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 326,000 children in Toronto who were... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mount Sinai team diagnoses asthma with nasal brush test
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Mount Sinai researchers have identified a genetic biomarker of asthma that can be tested for using a simple nasal brush and basic follow-up data analysis. This inexpensive diagnostic test can accurately identify mild to moderate asthma and differentiate it from other respiratory conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is chest pain a symptom of asthma?
There are many uncomfortable symptoms associated with asthma. These include breathing difficulties and possibly chest pain. This pain may happen before or during an asthma attack. There are many methods of prevention. Learn more about the link between asthma and chest pain, and when to see a doctor, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

Health Tip: Breathe Easier in a Volcano Zone
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 8, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Asthma, Preventive Medicine, FYI, Source Type: news

Children born to mothers who eat a lot of vegetables are less likely to be asthmatic
(Natural News) Eating a lot of vegetables will not just benefit you – if you’re pregnant, it may also help your baby reduce their chances of developing asthma, according to a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In the study, researchers from the National Research Institute for Child Health and Development in Japan... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Being a couch potato increases your risk of asthma: Study
(Natural News) An inactive lifestyle has many negative effects, including serious chronic diseases. A study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology added one more ailment to the list – environmentally induced asthma. The study was authored by researchers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They compared markers for chronic disease... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tonsillectomy in childhood raises risk of respiratory diseases
Removal of tonsils or adenoids linked to two to threefold higher risk of diseases of the upper respiratory tract Related items fromOnMedica Antibiotic fails to improve lung function in children with CF Texting can improve flu jab uptake Recurrent viral RTIs in first 6 months linked to type 1 diabetes risk Paracetamol unlikely to increase child ’s asthma risk Pregnancy raises risk of critical illness with swine flu (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Teens with Asthma Favor E-cigs, Hookah
Middle/high school students with asthma were found more likely to use 5 different tobacco products vs classmates without asthma. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 7, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Patient Care Editorial Staff Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

Children raised in rural environments and surrounded by animals develop stronger immune systems
(Natural News) It’s said that being in rural areas has enormous benefits to our physical health. We’ve also been told that growing up in an environment where we’re exposed to animals and nature reduces the risk of developing asthma and some other diseases. A more recent study, however, found that growing up in a place close... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Think Twice About Tonsil, Adenoid Removal
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 7, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: ENT, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, Surgery, News, Source Type: news

Children who have their tonsils removed are three times more likely to develop asthma and pneumonia  
Researchers at the universities of Copenhagen and Melbourne studied more than a million people born between 1979 and 1999 to find the link between tonsils and lung disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Respiratory Pathogens May Up Treatment Failure Risk in Asthma
THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 -- Respiratory pathogens are associated with increased risk of treatment failure in children with asthma exacerbations, according to a study published online June 4 in Pediatrics. Joanna Merckx, M.D., from Montreal Children's... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Finding a role for PNECs in asthma
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: Immunology, Medicine, Diseases twis Source Type: news

Pulmonary neuroendocrine cells amplify allergic asthma responses
Pulmonary neuroendocrine cells (PNECs) are rare airway epithelial cells whose function is poorly understood. Here we show that Ascl1-mutant mice that have no PNECs exhibit severely blunted mucosal type 2 response in models of allergic asthma. PNECs reside in close proximity to group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) near airway branch points. PNECs act through calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) to stimulate ILC2s and elicit downstream immune responses. In addition, PNECs act through the neurotransmitter -aminobutyric acid (GABA) to induce goblet cell hyperplasia. The instillation of a mixture of CGRP and GABA in Ascl1-mu...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sui, P., Wiesner, D. L., Xu, J., Zhang, Y., Lee, J., Van Dyken, S., Lashua, A., Yu, C., Klein, B. S., Locksley, R. M., Deutsch, G., Sun, X. Tags: Immunology, Medicine, Diseases, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Hayfever: Six ways to avoid pollen and prevent an asthma attack during this allergy season
HAY fever is usually worst between March and September, especially when it is warm, humid and windy. It is triggered by pollen in the air, which can also cause asthma attacks, and is monitored by the Met Office. You could prevent an asthma attack by following these simple tips, according to Asthma UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hayfever: How to prevent an asthma attack during pollen season with these remedies
HAY fever is usually worst between March and September, especially when it is warm, humid and windy. It is triggered by pollen in the air, which can also cause asthma attacks, and is monitored by the Met Office. You could prevent an asthma attack by following these simple tips, according to Asthma UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of Endogenous Sex Hormones in Adolescent Asthma Effects of Endogenous Sex Hormones in Adolescent Asthma
In what ways might the surge of sex hormones with puberty impact lung function and symptoms in asthma -- and how do these effects differ between genders?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Peer-Reviewed Study Demonstrates High Patient Satisfaction with Propeller Health's Digital Medicines for Asthma
Company's 15th peer-reviewed study adds valuable insights into how patients experience and perceive digital health interventions for asthma MADISON, Wis., June 5, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- A new peer-reviewed study published in ... Devices Propeller Health, digital therapeutics, digital medicines, Asthma (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Greater Use of Tobacco Products Among Youth With Asthma
TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 -- Youth with asthma have considerably higher use of tobacco products than those without asthma, with electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) being the most commonly used tobacco product, according to research published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Older adults with asthma are happier when they have more say in their care
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) It's clear an increasing number of people want a say in their medical care. A new study shows older people with asthma are among those no longer content to let their doctors be the sole decision-maker in their asthma care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Specific Viruses Tied to Asthma Treatment Failure in Kids Specific Viruses Tied to Asthma Treatment Failure in Kids
Some, but not all, viruses are linked to treatment failure in pediatric asthma exacerbations, a new study showed; the findings suggest these kids may need different workup.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Kids With Asthma Need a Flu Shot: Study
Those with influenza or parainfluenza turned out to have a 37 percent higher chance of not responding to treatment, compared to 13 percent for children without the virus. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids With Asthma Need a Flu Shot: Study
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 -- An annual flu shot is key for children with asthma, a new study shows. " We now know that if these kids get the flu, the risks are very high that emergency treatment for an asthma attack will fail, " said study co-author and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kids With Asthma Need a Flu Shot: Study
Title: Kids With Asthma Need a Flu Shot: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/4/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/4/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 4, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Trauma from parents' youth linked to poorer health, asthma in their own children
(Drexel University) A Drexel University study found that for each type of adverse childhood experience a parent went through, their children had 19 percent higher odds of poorer health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why antacids - not your inhaler - may be the key to treating your asthma
Asthma is a relatively common lung problem, usually caused by allergies, heavy exercise or chemical exposure in the workplace. But Dr. Alexei Gonzalez Estrada, a Mayo Clinic allergy and immunology specialist, says most people don't realize heartburn could be making their asthma worse. https://youtu.be/ZByDiKqewnI Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) is [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news