‘We Know What Is Best for Us.’ Indigenous Groups Around the World Are Taking COVID-19 Responses Into Their Own Hands
When Eric Freeland, 34, started coughing at the end of March, he didn’t think much of it. But when his symptoms grew worse, Freeland’s mother began to worry. Freeland is a Native American living with his family in the Navajo Nation in the southwestern U.S., where access to healthcare is limited. He is also diabetic, putting him at greater risk to the coronavirus. When Freeland’s breathing became short and stuttered, his mother drove him to the nearest hospital where within minutes of arriving, he lost consciousness. He awoke three weeks later, hooked up to a ventilator, from a medically induced coma. &l...
Source: TIME: Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Londontime Source Type: news

When losing a job means scrambling for health insurance
Theater director Tim Seib, whose asthma put him at higher risk for COVID-19, suddenly found himself without coverage. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oral Masitinib Improves Severe Asthma Oral Masitinib Improves Severe Asthma
The small-molecule biologic reduces exacerbations in patients not responsive to steroids, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 28, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Cancer, asthma and transplant patients are ditched from Government's coronavirus shielding list
Patients in England and Wales with various health conditions that raise their risk of dying from COVID-19 were told they had been removed from the scheme in the GOV.UK text last Friday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Support staff losing sleep and suffering anxiety ahead of return to school in England, says UNISON
Anxiety is widespread among school workers about their safety, their families’ and that of pupils ahead of a return to the classroom across England, says UNISON today (Thursday). On the day unions are due to meet with education secretary Gavin Williamson, UNISON has published a catalogue of concerns from support staff who make up more than half the schools’ workforce. Teaching assistants, catering staff, administrative workers, caretakers and other school employees have told the union they are being banned from wearing protective masks, denied gloves when handing packed lunches to parents and being spat at by c...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 28, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release coronavirus schools PPE Alert Source Type: news

Asthma Prolongs Intubation Time in COVID-19 Patients Asthma Prolongs Intubation Time in COVID-19 Patients
Asthma may prolong the time a person hospitalized with COVID-19 is on a ventilator, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 26, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA clears Propeller Health sensor for use with AstraZeneca's Symbicort inhaler
The digital respiratory health company says this deal and clearance now give it access to 90% of the U.S. asthma and COPD market. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 26, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Air Filters Shown to Improve Breathing in Children With Asthma
Daily in - bedroom use of a PM2.5 filter results in significant improvement of airway mechanics (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 26, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

'I had an active life': How are shielders surviving lockdown?
Millions of people with underlying health conditions have not left the house for more than two monthsGlobal coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance“Shielding is lonely, hard work and stressful,” says Vicki Milner, 26, in Bristol. Her asthma means Milner’s lung capacity is that of someone in their 50s. She is one of millions of people with underlying health conditions in the UK who are shielding during the coronavirus pandemic, meaningthey are not leaving their home at all, even for exercise or food shopping.Milner, who works as a solicitor, is not on the limited government shielding list...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Frances Ryan Tags: Communities Health Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Air Filters Shown to Improve Breathing in Children With Asthma
TUESDAY, May 26, 2020 -- Daily use of a fine particulate matter air filtration device can significantly improve airway mechanics and reduce airway resistance in children with asthma, according to a study recently published in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pollen count today: Is the count high? Three steps to reduce your risk of an asthma attack
POLLEN COUNT has been predicted for the UK today by the Met Office. What is the pollen count for today and how can you reduce your risk of an asthma attack by controlling your symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children's Colorado's Asthma Program receives National Environmental Leadership Award
(Children's Hospital Colorado) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Children's Hospital Colorado's (Children's Colorado) Asthma Program with a National Environmental Leadership Award in?Asthma Management. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

4DMedical's Lung Imaging Technology Receives FDA Clearance as COVID-19 Intensifies Global Focus on Respiratory Health
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., May 25, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- 4DMedical, an Australian medical technology company specializing in medical imaging innovation software, announced today it has received clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug ... Diagnostics, Radiology, FDA 4DMedical, COVID-19, asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Your Sleep Habits May Worsen Your Asthma
Title: Your Sleep Habits May Worsen Your AsthmaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/21/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/22/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - May 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Brian Added 28 Years to His Life … with Telomere Anti-Aging
In a brand-new study, Ivy League researchers report that they’ve isolated a compound in human stem cells called PAPD5 that can treat “telomere diseases” and reverse cellular aging.1 Of course, like many in mainstream medicine, the first thought is how to turn this natural enzyme into a patented drug that targets stem cells to restore telomeres. It’s yet another example of Big Pharma’s attempt to profit from your God-given genes. But you don’t need a “telomere drug” to reverse cellular aging… In a moment, I’ll show you two natural ways you can easily protect your ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Health Source Type: news

Ultraviolet Light Treats Influenza?
The healing power of ultraviolet light (UV) has flown under the radar for decades. Yet, it’s one of the most powerful detoxifying agents known to man. It kills bacteria and viruses and can be used in a clinical setting. The therapeutic benefits of light have been known for millennia. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, believed light was essential to balance the body and emotions. And there is good reason why, during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, medics discovered that severely ill patients had hugely better recovery rates when they were nursed outside and had regular exposure to sunlight.1 You see, UV r...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID Can Complicate Pregnancy If Mom Is Obese
Some pregnant women with COVID-19 do become severely ill, and the risk may be elevated for those who were obese or had conditions like asthma before pregnancy, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma Tied to Longer COVID - 19 Intubation Time
However, asthma not associated with higher rates of acute respiratory distress syndrome, death (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 21, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Your Sleep Habits May Worsen Your Asthma
THURSDAY, May 21, 2020 -- Getting too little or too much sleep may worsen asthma in adults, a new study finds. Researchers asked nearly 1,400 adults, 20 and older, with self-reported asthma about their sleep habits. About one-quarter said they... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma Tied to Longer COVID-19 Intubation Time
THURSDAY, May 21, 2020 -- Among COVID-19 patients who develop severe respiratory symptoms requiring intubation, asthma is associated with a significantly longer intubation time, according to a study published online May 14 in the Journal of Allergy... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID Can Complicate Pregnancy, Especially If Mom Is Obese
THURSDAY, May 21, 2020 -- Some pregnant women with COVID-19 do become severely ill, and the risk may be elevated for those who were obese or had conditions like asthma before pregnancy, a new study suggests. As with all things COVID-19, researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tissue level implants in healthy versus medically compromised patients. A cohort comparative study.
CONCLUSIONS:In terms of Success, Failure and Survival rates, tissue level implants placed in Healthy and in Medically compromised individuals showed no short-term (1 year) differences. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 20, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

COVID: Asthma Ups Ventilator Needs of Young Adults
Young to middle-aged asthmatics who are hospitalized for COVID-19 are likely to be on a ventilator longer than patients without asthma, new research reports. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma Ups Ventilator Needs of Younger Adults With COVID - 19: Study
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Pulmonology, Asthma, News, Source Type: news

Asthma Ups Ventilator Needs of Younger Adults With COVID-19: Study
WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2020 Young to middle-aged asthmatics who are hospitalized for COVID-19 are likely to be on a ventilator longer than patients without asthma, new research reports. Patients with asthma who were between 20 and 59 years of age... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study on roots of asthma hints at potential of ‘birth cohort’ project
By studying the health of Puerto Ricans from birth, researchers hope to discover more about causes of asthma. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

People with lung conditions 'should NOT wear face masks if it makes it hard to breathe'
The British Government and Asthma UK say people with lung conditions should not wear masks to protect against the coronavirus if they find it makes breathing more difficult. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covis initiates U.S. asthma inhaler study for COVID-19
Unlisted Covis Pharma B.V. started a late-stage U.S. randomized trial of its asthma drug Alvesco in non-hospitalized patients with symptomatic COVID-19, hoping the inhaled drug treats symptoms and limits viral replication. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Asthma, ADHD common among teens with vaping lung injury
Teenagers with asthma and a history of mental, behavioral or emotional disorders appear to be more prone to vaping-associated lung damage, according to an analysis published Monday by JAMA Pediatrics. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cipla submits application with USFDA for generic version of asthma drug
Drug major Cipla on Monday said it has submitted an application with the US health regulator for a generic version of GSK's Advair Diskus, which is used in the treatment of asthma and other respiratory disorders. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - May 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Asthma Patients Advised to Continue Therapy During Pandemic Asthma Patients Advised to Continue Therapy During Pandemic
Two physicians cautioned colleagues that COVID-19 could be spawning hazardous behavior as patients question whether they should continue using immunosuppressive drugs during the pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

From migraines to asthma to shingles: The physical toll coronavirus-related stress takes on your body and how to combat it
The constant stress of living in the age of coronavirus is affecting more than your mental health and emotional coping abilities. It's likely taking a toll on your body as well. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could BCG, a 100-year-old Vaccine for Tuberculosis, Protect Against Coronavirus?
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Could BCG, a 100-year-old Vaccine for Tuberculosis, Protect Against Coronavirus? appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

Asthma, COPD Medication Adherence Up During Pandemic
FRIDAY, May 8, 2020 -- Medication adherence for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online May 3 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Inherent Flaws in COVID-19 Testing Mean Some of Those Infected Don ’t Get the Treatment They Need
In late February, several weeks before the coronavirus outbreak shut down American cities and rose to the level of a national crisis, Kerri Rawson began to feel sick. “I was hit out of nowhere with what feels like the flu at first,” says Rawson, who also has asthma and takes cardiac medication for high-blood pressure. “You’re fine, and then all of a sudden you have a fever below 100°F and chest congestion.” Rawson is a 41-year-old writer and mother of two in Florida. (You may recognize her name from her 2019 memoir, about growing up as the daughter of a serial killer.) Her fever lasted for...
Source: TIME: Health - May 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zach Schonfeld Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

Pentagon: Coronavirus Hospitalizations ‘Permanently Disqualify’ U.S. Military Recruits
(WASHINGTON) — The Defense Department has begun barring the enlistment of would-be military recruits who have been hospitalized for the coronavirus. Under a Pentagon memo signed Wednesday, applicants who have tested positive for the virus but did not require hospitalization will be allowed to enlist, as long as all health and other requirements are met. Those recruits who tested positive won’t be allowed to begin the enlistment process until 28 days after the diagnosis, and they’ll be required to submit all medical documentation. They’ll be cleared for military service 28 days after they’re fi...
Source: TIME: Health - May 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lolita C. Baldor / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Military News Desk wire Source Type: news

Pandemic brings decades-old drug supply shortages to light
Teenager Ava Valdez is not a COVID-19 patient, but the 18-year-old found herself being forced to ration her inhaler use, which she needs for her allergy-induced asthma. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ancient Immune Booster
One thing we can learn from the last few weeks is that we need to be more self-reliant when it comes to our own health care. We can’t rely on the government to protect us. They’ve proven they’re not capable… Especially when it comes to defending yourself and your family against fast-moving infections. A lot of people have asked me recently if I’m worried about getting sick. Here’s what I tell them: You were born with all the defenses your body will ever need. It’s called your immune system. If you keep it strong, you don’t have to worry about most diseases. And there is a ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Inhaler Use Up During Coronavirus Pandemic
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 6, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Asthma, News, Source Type: news

Outcomes and Lung Function in Children With Severe Asthma Outcomes and Lung Function in Children With Severe Asthma
What have we learned about outcomes and lung function among children with uncontrolled severe asthma?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Special Collection - Coronavirus (COVID-19): remote care through telehealth
Cochrane has released a   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Special Collection: remote care through telehealthTelehealth refers to the provision of personalized health care over a distance. It embraces synchronous and asynchronous interactions including consulting by phone, instant messaging, video, text message, or web-based services. Telehealth consists of three main elements: the patient provides data about their health; data is transferred to the healthcare professional electronically; and the healthcare professional uses their clinical skills and judgment to provide personalized feedback to the patient. While telehealth has...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Frightened workers self-isolating to protect vulnerable loved ones shouldn ’t be punished
The government must do more to protect key workers threatened with dismissal or put on unpaid leave if they’re off work self-isolating because of vulnerable relatives, says UNISON today (Wednesday). Anxious staff have come to UNISON with heartbreaking stories, terrified that if forced to go into work, they might take the virus home – with potentially devastating consequences. Local government and NHS employers have put agreements in place to protect the income of any staff off work because of the health of family members. But some employers – including councils and schools – are instead using Public...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 6, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus dave prentis sick pay Source Type: news

EU Panel Backs Triple Combo Asthma Inhaler With Digital Sensor EU Panel Backs Triple Combo Asthma Inhaler With Digital Sensor
Enerzair Breezhaler combines indacaterol, glycopyrronium, and mometasone and comes with an optional digital sensor that collects data on patient use to support adherence.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Inhaler Use Up During Coronavirus Pandemic
WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2020 -- Daily use of inhaler medication by Americans with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has increased during the coronavirus pandemic, a new study shows. Researchers analyzed data on controller inhaler use... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Clinical Questions about COVID-19: Questions and Answers
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 5/6/2020. This web page for healthcare professionals, updated on May 6, 2020, provides answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19. Topics are COVID-19 Risk; Transmission; Testing, Diagnosis, and Notification; Treatment and Management; Obstetrical Care; Drugs and Investigational Therapies; Patients with Asthma; Patients with Liver Disease; and Waste Management. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study To Investigate Coronavirus Spread Among Children
BOSTON (CBS) – A new study underway could help figure out why children are not getting as sick from coronavirus. Researchers are enrolling 6,000 people from 2,000 families and they will look at the percentage of kids infected who actually develop symptoms. The families are already participating in federally-funded pediatric research studies in 11 cities, including Boston. The researchers will also study if there is any difference in those numbers for children who have asthma or other allergies. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), led by Dr. Anthony Fauci, is sponsoring and funding the s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

NIH Statement on World Asthma Day 2020
National Institutes of Health researchers and grantees enhance understanding of the disease, and treatment and prevention efforts. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIH Statement on World Asthma Day 2020
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 5, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

British researchers evaluate asthma, COPD drug for COVID-19
Interferon beta, a drug originally developed to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is being explored as a possible cure for the severe lung infections caused by COVID-19, media reports confirmed Monday (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Deaths Before A Vaccine?
By Joseph ChamieNEW YORK, May 4 2020 (IPS) How many COVID-19 deaths will occur before a vaccine becomes available worldwide? As with many seemingly simple questions about an uncertain future, the proper answer to that important query is: “it depends”. The total worldwide number of deaths from COVID-19 before a vaccine, reported to be nearly a quarter-million at the end of April and amounting to a five-fold increase since the start of April, is hard to predict. It depends on a host of critical factors, many of which are not well understood and are changing rapidly. In the absence of a vaccine and limited success...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news