Studies Show That Asthma Does Not Increase Risk Of Severe Covid-19 Illness
Patients with a history of lung disease, especially asthma, have been considered to be at much higher risk of respiratory complications due to Covid-19, as having asthma leads to chronic as well as acute inflammation of the small airways (bronchi and alveoli) of the respiratory tract. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

COVID No More Deadly for People With Asthma
People with asthma have worried the condition might raise their risk of severe illness from COVID-19, but new research findings should calm fears. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID No More Deadly for People With Asthma, Large Study Shows
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2021 -- During the pandemic, people with asthma have worried that their respiratory condition might raise their risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19, but new research findings should calm their fears. After analyzing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Patients With Asthma and COPD Lost Ground in Accessing Care Patients With Asthma and COPD Lost Ground in Accessing Care
"The longer-term picture is that people with asthma and COPD are struggling to obtain needed medical care and medications despite a substantial reduction in the uninsurance rate."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Bronchial Thermoplasty Benefits for Uncontrolled Asthma Sustained at 10 Years Bronchial Thermoplasty Benefits for Uncontrolled Asthma Sustained at 10 Years
The benefits of bronchial thermoplasty in patients with uncontrolled asthma are sustained over at least 10 years, according to results of the BT10+ study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination: easy-read leaflets, PHE (updated 20th February 2021)
These easy-read guides provide information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and vaccination.Recent updates: 20th February 2021 - added easy-read leaflets and HTML pages for'What to expect after COVID-19 vaccination'and'Women who might get pregnant, who are pregnant or are breastfeeding their baby'. 13th February 2021 - added revised leaflet with changes to guidance on severe asthma and main carers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glenmark arm gets Russian health ministry nod for nasal spray Ryaltris
In Russia, allergic rhinitis affects 10-20 per cent of the population on average, with certain regions having a higher prevalence rate of 18-38 per cent. Allergic rhinitis can impact a person's quality of life and lead to functional impairments, as well as increase the risk of having asthma, the company said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UCSF School of Pharmacy leads in NIH funding for the 41th straight year
Over $40 million in 2020 NIH funding to the School supported research ranging from the genomics of asthma to new malaria treatments (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - February 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UCSF School of Pharmacy leads in NIH funding for the 41st straight year
Over $40 million in 2020 NIH funding to the School supported research ranging from the genomics of asthma to new malaria treatments (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - February 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

To Vaccinate U.S. Veterans, Health Care Workers Must Cross Mountains, Plains and Tundra
A Learjet 31 took off before daybreak from Helena Regional Airport in Montana in late January, carrying six Veterans Affairs medical providers and 250 doses of historic cargo cradled in a plug-in cooler designed to minimize breakage. Even in a state where 80-mph speed limits are normal, ground transportation across long distances is risky for the Moderna mRNA-1273 vaccine, which must be used within 12 hours of thawing. The group’s destination was Havre, Mont., 30 miles from the Canadian border. About 500 military veterans live in and around this small town of roughly 9,800, and millions more reside in similarly rural...
Source: TIME: Health - February 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patricia Kime / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Asthmatics no higher risk dying from COVID, review of studies on 587,000 people shows
(Taylor& Francis Group) A new study looking at how COVID-19 affects people with asthma provides reassurance that having the condition doesn't increase the risk of severe illness or death from the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Asthma treatment -- do complementary and alternative approaches work?
Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow, swell and may produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. For some people, asthma is a minor nuisance. For others, it can interfere with daily activities and may lead to a life-threatening asthma attack. Long-term asthma control [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 18, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

One in Five Allergy/Asthma Patients Report Cannabis Use
Among cannabis users, half of those with asthma report smoking cannabis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 17, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

One in Five Allergy/Asthma Patients Report Cannabis Use
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2021 -- Less than half of physicians ask allergy and asthma patients about cannabis use, according to a study published online Jan. 16 in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Joanna S. Zeiger, Ph.D., from the Canna... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Colorado school-based asthma program to improve health equity for children
(Children's Hospital Colorado) The National Institute of Health's (NIH) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is supporting an estimated 3-year, $2.7 million award to the University of Colorado Denver through its Disparities Elimination through Coordinated Interventions to Prevent and Control Heart and Lung Disease Risk (DECIPHeR) initiative to address health disparities in diverse Colorado communities. The overarching goal is to help disadvantaged kids with uncontrolled asthma breathe better. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Smart' asthma inhaler sensors improve pediatric asthma control
(Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) Sensor-based inhalers integrated into health care providers' clinical workflows may help improve medication adherence and support children with asthma - and their families - to more effectively manage this condition, according to a new Northwestern and Lurie Children's study published in Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pandemic Has People Cleaning, and That Means More Asthma Attacks
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 16, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Pandemic Has People Cleaning, and That Means More Asthma Attacks
TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2021 -- The coronavirus pandemic has turned many people into clean freaks, but new research suggests that deploying all those extra household disinfectants might be triggering asthma flare-ups. " We became concerned with increased... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Do patients manage their health care better if they can access their electronic health records?
What are electronic health records?Healthcare providers maintain health-related information about a patient in an electronic health record, which is held in a digitalform and is accessed by a computer. Healthcare professionals use these records to access all health-related information for a patient'scare, whenever and wherever they need it. Information may include a person's medical history, medicines, allergies, test results, andimmunisation history.Some healthcare providers let patients see their own electronic health records, usually by giving them web-based access. Patients may alsobe oDered other web-based services, s...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: HIV, Asthma, BP Patients Cannot Take Chinese Vaccine
[New Zimbabwe] The Chinese Covid-19 vaccine donated to the country by the Asian ally may not be administered on HIV or cancer patients and those with uncontrolled chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Asthma Covid vaccine: When will asthma sufferers get Covid vaccine? What is severe asthma?
ASTHMA sufferers have been subject to widely differing advice throughout the pandemic, but now there is clear evidence showing those with severe asthma are at a higher risk of serious effects and death from Covid-19. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic Has People Cleaning, and That Means More Asthma Attacks
Title: Pandemic Has People Cleaning, and That Means More Asthma AttacksCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/16/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/16/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - February 16, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma may heighten flu risk and cause dangerous mutations
(University of Queensland) A subtype of asthma in adults may cause higher susceptibility to influenza and could result in dangerous flu mutations. University of Queensland-led animal studies have found that paucigranulocytic asthma (PGA) - a non-allergic form of the condition - allows the flu virus to flourish in greater numbers in sufferers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 16, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fury as millions of asthmatics are told they will NOT be prioritised for a Covid vaccine
It means only Uk asthma patients who are formally shielding, have been prescribed steroid tablets or have ever had an emergency hospital admission will be prioritised. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Millions of asthmatics 'must wait for vaccine'
A much narrower group will now be eligible than previously indicated. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There ’s No ‘One Size Fits All’ Treatment for Asthma
A new set of guidelines recognizes the complexity in the interaction between a patient ’s genetics and the environment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Allergies Mites Carpets and Rugs Air Pollution Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, The Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination: easy-read resources, PHE (updated 13th February 2021)
These easy-read guides provide information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and vaccination.Update in this version (published 13th February 2021) - added revised leaflet with changes to guidance on severe asthma and main carers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Odds for Asthma in Kids
THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2021 -- Children whose mothers used antibiotics in pregnancy may have a slightly heightened risk of asthma, a new study suggests. Experts were quick to point out the finding does not prove cause and effect, and the reasons for the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma sufferers' 'confusion' over Covid vaccine
They are calling for clarity over who will be prioritised for a jab before May. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid vaccine priority for 'severe' asthma
Asthma patients who need steroids are to be included in priority-group six, the clinically "at risk". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Utero Exposure to Antibiotics May Up Asthma Risk in Vaginally Born
Antibiotic exposure in second to third trimester, but not in first trimester, linked to increased odds of asthma at age 11 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 10, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Asthma drug may reduce risk of severe Covid if taken early – study
Inhaled budesonide could become first treatment in early stages of infection if study confirmedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA cheap and widely available asthma drug appears to significantly reduce the risk of people getting seriously ill with Covid-19, if it is taken within the first week of developing symptoms, research suggests.If the results are confirmed by other ongoing studies, inhaled budesonide – which both stops people from getting worse and shortens the length of their illness – could become the first treatment in the early stages of infection.Continue reading... (...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Tags: Coronavirus Asthma Drugs Infectious diseases Medical research Science Microbiology Society World news UK news Source Type: news

In Utero Exposure to Antibiotics May Up Asthma Risk in Vaginally Born
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2021 -- Antibiotic exposure in the second to third trimester of pregnancy is associated with childhood asthma for vaginally born children, according to a study published online Feb. 9 in the Archives of Disease in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Should Someone With Asthma Get a COVID-19 Vaccine Before Someone With Cancer? The Next Big Challenge in the Vaccine Rollout
In an ideal world, there would be enough vaccines to inoculate everyone who wanted to get immunized against COVID-19. People would get their shots on a first come, first serve basis, we’d achieve herd immunity in a matter of months and COVID-19 would become a soon-distant memory. But with some 240 million people over age 16 who need a COVID-19 vaccine (and two doses at that), and just over 42 million administered by early February, supply is far below demand, and will likely remain that way for months to come, despite vaccine makers pushing production lines as hard as they can. As the U.S. works through the vaccine ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Can Gut Parasites Slow the Aging Process? Can Gut Parasites Slow the Aging Process?
A decline in these microbes in developed nations has been linked to inflammatory illnesses such as asthma, atopic eczema, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and T1D.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Tied to Childhood Asthma Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Tied to Childhood Asthma
Children who use proton pump inhibitors may be at increased risk of developing asthma, a Swedish study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Child Proton Pump Inhibitor Use May Increase Asthma Risk
MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2021 -- Initiation of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use is associated with an increased risk for asthma among children compared with nonuse, according to a study published online Feb. 8 in JAMA Pediatrics. Yun-Han Wang, from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New law creates big upside for Leawood's Pulmonaer Analytics
A new federal law is amplifying the growth opportunity for Pulmonaer Analytics, who software focuses on patients with asthma. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

Big, Important Changes in Asthma Management Guidelines Big, Important Changes in Asthma Management Guidelines
Dr Neil Skolnik summarizes the most significant changes to asthma management guidelines.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Biotech, spinout locked in battle over royalty from blockbuster GSK lung drugs
The biotech company wants the 85% of royalties it says it is due from a COPD and asthma drug from GSK. Its onetime spinout, now swayed by an activist investor, instead wants to invest that money during a hot biotech market. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 8, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Study: Asthma risk much higher in children who take antacids
Children taking antacids have a much higher risk for developing asthma than those who don't take the drugs, a study published Monday by JAMA Pediatrics found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lockdown linked to drop in asthma attacks, GP data suggests
(University of Edinburgh) Asthma attack rates seen at GP surgeries in England fell significantly during the first Covid-19 pandemic lockdown of 2020, a study suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Painkiller warning: Ibuprofen may make asthma symptoms worse
IBUPROFEN is a painkiller which can be taken to ease back pain, toothache, arthritis and strains. However, if you suffer from asthma you have to be careful when taking the medication. It could exacerbate breathing difficulties. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids in ICU for COVID Are Likely to Be Older, Black, Have Asthma Kids in ICU for COVID Are Likely to Be Older, Black, Have Asthma
Few children experience severe COVID-19, but preliminary details are emerging on risk factors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 6, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Black Children More Likely to Have Fish, Shellfish Allergies
Shellfish allergy independently associated with having asthma, even after adjusting for race (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 5, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Black Children More Likely to Have Fish, Shellfish Allergies
FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2021 -- Compared with White children, African-American children have higher odds of allergy to shellfish and finfish, as well as higher rates of asthma, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

South Africa: Essential Worker Fired for Not Working During Level 5 Lockdown Reinstated
[GroundUp] A lab assistant at Parmalat (now Lactalis) stopped work, concerned about exposing her elderly mother and asthmatic son to Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

More than half of Americans with uncontrolled asthma smoke marijuana
A new study, from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, found that, of uncontrolled asthma patients, 33% had smoked weed in the past and 20.6% were current users. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In survey of those with uncontrolled asthma, half smoked cannabis
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) A new survey in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows that of those who used cannabis, about half smoked it while a third vaped - both 'inhalation routes' likely to affect one's lungs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EPA, DHA Intake From Fish May Reduce Childhood Asthma Risk
Higher intake at age 7 years linked to lower odds of incident asthma at 11 or 14 years among FADS minor G allele carriers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 1, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news