Arkansas Children's Research Institute Gets $3M Grant
The Arkansas Children's Research Institute gets a $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how smartphone technology can help adolescents with asthma use self-management strategies to improve their health. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Asthma sufferers warned before returning to school
Asthma hospital admissions have shot up in recent Septembers after a lapse in children's inhaler use. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Children With Asthma Do Not Have Medications Ready
Low - income urban preschoolers with asthma may not meet home medication readiness criteria (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Where Is Traditional Medicine Heading?
[Ethiopian Herald] After suffering from asthma during his childhood, Merigeta Bekalu Mulu, sought for help from traditional healers. This also led him to attend the church academy for 20 years in Gojjam, Amhara state. On top of this, he worked as an assistant to his grandfather who was healer, and later transferred his ages old knowledge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Many Children With Asthma Do Not Have Medications Ready
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 -- Many low-income urban preschool-aged children with asthma do not meet the criteria for home medication readiness, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in Pediatrics. Jennifer A. Callaghan-Koru, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Links Seen Between Asthma and ADHD Links Seen Between Asthma and ADHD
There may be a strong connection between asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that makes people with one condition more likely to develop the other one, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

New research reveals how the body clock controls inflammation
(RCSI) Researchers at RCSI and Trinity College Dublin have revealed insights into how the body clock controls the inflammatory response, which may open up new therapeutic options to treat excess inflammation in conditions such as asthma, arthritis and cardiovascular disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asthma warning - why you should never ignore this itchy symptom
ASTHMA symptoms include wheezing, difficulty breathing and having a tight chest. But, you should also never ignore having an itch in this unusual place. These are the deadly lung condition ’s signs to watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biologic Agents Are Changing the Landscape of Severe Asthma Biologic Agents Are Changing the Landscape of Severe Asthma
A fourth biologic for severe eosinophilic asthma may soon be available. Who is a candidate for this therapy and what effects can you expect?Medscape Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

First Generic EpiPen Gets FDA Approval
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic competitor to EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions in adults and children. The company Teva Pharmaceuticals gained approval to market the new generic drug, according to an announcement from the FDA on Thursday. Brendan O’Grady, executive vice president who heads North America Commercial at Teva, noted in an emailed statement Thursday that the approval “marks an important step forward in bringing our patients additional prescription medications that have met the FDA’s rigorous standards.&rdqu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News EpiPen generic epipen Local TV Source Type: news

Links seen between asthma and ADHD
(Reuters Health) - There may be a strong connection between asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that makes people with one condition more likely to develop the other one, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Exposure to air pollution found to increase risk of chronic kidney disease
(Natural News) Outdoor air pollution is detrimental to a person’s health – this much is certain. Various studies link it to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Now, researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Labetalol Use Up for Patients With Preeclampsia and Asthma
Use of labetalol versus other antihypertensives linked to increased risk of status asthmaticus (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Labetalol Use Up for Patients With Preeclampsia and Asthma
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- Higher rates of β-blocker use are seen among women with preeclampsia and asthma, according to a study published in the July issue of Obstetrics& Gynecology. Whitney A. Booker, M.D., from Columbia University in New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Three Common Comorbidities With Asthma Three Common Comorbidities With Asthma
Drs Sidney Braman and Linda Rogers discuss the comorbidities of reflux, rhinitis, and sleep apnea that are associated with asthma and whether treating them has a positive impact on outcomes.CHEST and Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Adherium launches over-the-counter inhaler sensor in US
Adherium (ASK:ADR) today launched over-the-counter sales of its Hailie digital inhaler add-on in the U.S. The sensor is designed to integrate directly with prescription inhaler medications, sending adherence reminders and relevant data to a user’s smartphone to assist in managing chronic respiratory conditions like asthma and COPD. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Adherium launches over-the-counter inhaler sensor in US appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Adherium Limited Source Type: news

Don ’t be in any doubt – ADHD is an illness and it must be treated | Ann Robinson
Britain is right to take a more cautious approach than the US, but we should be prepared to fund a range of treatmentsImagine a neurological condition that affects one in 20 under-18s. It starts early, causes significant distress and pain to the child, damages families and limits the chances of leading a fulfilled life as an adult. One in 20 children are affected but only half of these will get a diagnosis and a fifth will receive treatment. If those stats related to a familiar and well-understood illness, such as asthma, there would be little debate about the need to improve intervention rates. But this is attention ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ann Robinson Tags: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Children NHS Health Medical research Society Science Source Type: news

Don ’t be in any doubt – ADHD is a condition and it must be treated | Ann Robinson
Britain is right to take a more cautious approach than the US, but we should be prepared to fund a range of treatmentsImagine a neurological condition that affects one in 20 under-18s. It starts early, causes significant distress and pain to the child, damages families and limits the chances of leading a fulfilled life as an adult. One in 20 children are affected but only half of these will get a diagnosis and a fifth will receive treatment. If those stats related to a familiar and well-understood illness, such as asthma, there would be little debate about the need to improve intervention rates. But this is attention ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ann Robinson Tags: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Children NHS Health Medical research Society Science Source Type: news

Mount Sinai receives NIH Grant to study use of inhaled corticosteroids for sickle cell treatment
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) The Departments of Emergency Medicine and Hematology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have been awarded a $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health toward further study of inhaled corticosteroids to treat sickle cell disease (SCD) in individuals who do not have asthma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Four in 10 women with asthma may develop COPD
Individual risk factors play a more significant role in the development of ACOS than exposure to fine particulate matter Related items fromOnMedica Adiponectin level link to asthma Pregnant women urged to have swine flu jab Stress in pregnancy may raise asthma risk Target rates for caesareans may be too low Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Many Preschoolers With Asthma Don't Have Meds at Home Many Preschoolers With Asthma Don't Have Meds at Home
Just 60% of low-income urban preschoolers with asthma have the medications they need available at home, new findings from the U.S. show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD
More than 4 in 10 women with asthma developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heavy smoking and obesity were among the significant risk factors, a new study found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Pulmonology, Asthma, News, Source Type: news

Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD
FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 -- More than 4 in 10 women with asthma developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heavy smoking and obesity were among the significant risk factors, a new study found. The research involved more than 4,000... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD
Title: Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPDCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - August 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

More than 40 percent of women with asthma may develop COPD, but risk may be reduced
(American Thoracic Society) More than four in 10 women with asthma may go on to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study conducted in Ontario, Canada, and published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Report Claims Asbestos In Crayons, Says Popular School Supplies Contain Dangerous Chemicals
(CNN) — Parents may want to take a second look at their children’s school supplies this season. The results of lab tests detailed in a report released Tuesday found traces of asbestos, lead and other dangerous chemicals in a number of popular school supplies. The US Public Interest Research Group Education Fund tested dozens of typical classroom materials for toxins. While most were nontoxic, some crayons, markers and binders received a failing grade. Here are some of the products that tested positive for toxic substances: Playskool crayons (36 count) This box set, purchased at Dollar Tree, has traces of asbes...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Asbestos Local TV Source Type: news

Adherium launches smart inhaler sensors in US, plastic surgeons warn of'Snapchat dysmorphia,' and more digital health briefs
OTC inhaler sensors launch in US. Smart inhaler company Adherium has launched its Hailie line of attachable inhaler sensors in the US. Built for patients with asthma and COPD, the sensors connect to a smartphone app that assists with adherence, dose tracking, and preventing misuse. The company announced plans for their US launch earlier this year after the devices received over-the-counter clearance from the FDA. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Earlier Smoking After Waking and the Risk of Asthma Earlier Smoking After Waking and the Risk of Asthma
Smokers who light up within five minutes of waking for the day may be at a greater risk for developing asthma, a new study suggests.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Finally, a potential new approach against KRAS-driven lung cancer
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) University of Colorado Cancer Center and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center study shows KRAS-driven lung cancers are also marked by high levels of 'gel-forming mucins,' as seen in some forms of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis. The study, published Aug. 9 in the journal JCI Insight, also pinpoints a cause of increased mucin production, namely the gene MUC5AC. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Asthma inhalers found to make women fat while increasing risk of heart disease
(Natural News) Corticosteroids in asthma inhalers could make women fat and increase the risk of metabolic syndrome, a recent study found. Corticosteroids are widely-used anti-inflammatory agents that come in many forms — such as inhalers, nasal sprays, tablets, injections and cream — and are prescribed to ease symptoms of asthma and other respiratory diseases. Metabolic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preschoolers ’ Parents May Be Unprepared to Treat Asthma
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 8, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, News, Source Type: news

Preschoolers' Parents May Be Unprepared to Treat Asthma
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- Only about half the parents of asthmatic preschoolers had the right knowledge and medicines on hand to treat their child's breathing condition at home, a new study found. And one-third of those children had empty inhalers,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

School Prep Includes Planning Allergy, Asthma Management
Title: School Prep Includes Planning Allergy, Asthma ManagementCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Preschoolers' Parents May Be Unprepared to Treat Asthma
Title: Preschoolers' Parents May Be Unprepared to Treat AsthmaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - August 8, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Research tip: Caregivers lack medications, knowledge to manage Baltimore children's asthma
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In a new study, Johns Hopkins researchers found that fewer than half of interviewed caregivers for Baltimore preschool children with asthma were prepared to administer medication for routine management or emergency response to a child's chronic condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

School Prep Includes Planning Allergy, Asthma Management
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 8, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, Allergy, News, Source Type: news

School Prep Includes Planning Allergy, Asthma Management
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Allergies and asthma can make the start of the new school year a challenge for kids who aren't prepared to deal with flare-ups, an allergist warns. " Every age group is different in how much they can handle when it comes to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kentucky doctor group opens first Greater Cincinnati office
Family Allergy& Asthma, a physician group based in Louisville, opened an office in Milford on Tuesday.   It’s the first Ohio outpost for Family Allergy& Asthma, which already has offices in Newport and Florence. “Since opening in Florence seven years ago, our goal has been to expand our network of care to reach those who need it,” said Dr. Hans Otto of Family Allergy& Asthma, who will see patients at the new office. “We chose the Milford location due to its convenient access for a large… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Q & A: Do Cockroaches Carry Diseases?
A W.H.O. study said there was not enough evidence to conclude that the insects were vectors for human diseases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: C. CLAIBORNE RAY Tags: Cockroaches Asthma World Health Organization Source Type: news

Asthma awareness: 'My son was gone just like that'
Donna Green's son Tiernan died aged 20 from an asthma attack. Now she's educating others to raise awareness. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A deeper look at severe asthma yields NET results
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital published this week in Science Immunology models allergic lung inflammation and provides new insights into how asthma develops and progresses, with important implications for the most clinically advanced drugs designed to treat severe asthma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Case For Sauna Bathing Is Stronger Than Ever
A new research review has plenty of good news for people who love a good sauna session: Studies overwhelmingly suggest that the relaxing habit is also a healthy one. A paper published Wednesday in Mayo Clinic Proceedings gathered existing findings on Finnish sauna bathing, the practice of spending time in relatively dry rooms heated to between 80 and 100 degrees, interspersed with periods of cooling. The results were culled from more than 70 studies published up through February 2018. Overall, the research suggests that “sauna bathing, an activity used for the purposes of pleasure, wellness, and relaxation, is linked...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Cohero Health Announces Additions to Executive Leadership Team
Company appoints executives with proven industry experience in connected care, medical device, and pharma to drive growth of the BreatheSmart® digital platform for asthma and COPD(PRWeb August 01, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/cohero_health_announces_additions_to_executive_leadership_team/prweb15661399.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Janet Ellis: I can still remember terror of asthma attack
FORMER Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis has definitely had her fair share of mishaps during her stint on the BBC children ’s TV show. She did two parachute jumps, breaking her pelvis on her first try before becoming the first British female civilian to complete a 90-second freefall on her second go. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergy clinic finds large percentage of anaphylaxis cases from tick bite meat allergy
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) An increase in the Lone Star tick population since 2006, and the ability to recognize the ticks as the source of 'alpha gal' allergy to red meat has meant significantly more cases of anaphylaxis being properly identified. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Causes School Failure?
Discussion “Literacy is traditionally meant as the ability to read and write. The modern term’s meaning has been expanded to include the ability to use language, numbers, images, computers, and other basic means to understand, communicate, gain useful knowledge, solve mathematical problems and use the dominant symbol systems of a culture.” The earliest written communication was in 3500-3000 BCE, with the earliest alphabet being from 1200-750 BCE. Although the percentage of the world’s adult literacy rate is increasing each decade by ~5%, “…from 55.7 per cent in 1950 to 86.2 per cent in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 30, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

EU Panel Backs Mepolizumab for Severe Asthma in Children EU Panel Backs Mepolizumab for Severe Asthma in Children
The health panel recommends mepolizumab as adjunctive treatment for severe refractory eosinophilic asthma in children aged 6 to 17 years.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Adherium receives additional FDA clearance for OTC sale of inhaler sensors in the US
Connected inhaler sensor maker Adherium has received 510(k) clearance for US over-the-counter sales of its Hailie sensor, formerly known as Smartinhaler. Specifically, individual versions of the device have been cleared for use with the asthma inhalers ProAir HFA, Ventolin HFA, and Flovent HFA. “This latest clearance kicks off our official entry into the US consumer market, giving the tens of millions of US patients suffering from chronic respiratory conditions their own sidekick for asthma and COPD,” Arik Anderson, CEO of Adherium, said in a statement. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

GSK's severe pediatric asthma drug wins European panel thumbs-up
GlaxoSmithKline drug Nucala has won a key recommendation from a European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel for use in the treatment of children with severe asthma, the company said in a statement on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news