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Medical News Today: Maternal sugar intake linked to allergic asthma in offspring
New research examines the link between maternal intake of sugar during pregnancy and the risk of the offspring developing allergies and allergic asthma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Wisconsin Environmental Public Health Data Tracker
Data portal provides state- and county-level data on environmental public health topics, including air quality, asthma, oral health, water, reproductive health, cancer, and lead poisoning. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Popcorn lung: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
What is popcorn lung and what causes it? Learn about this rare condition affecting the lungs, how it is diagnosed, its symptoms, and how to manage them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Could a Sweet Tooth in Pregnancy Spur Allergies in Kids?
As maternal sugar intake rose, so did allergies and asthma in kids by age 7, study found Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Allergy, Asthma in Children, Pregnancy and Nutrition (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could a Sweet Tooth in Pregnancy Spur Allergies in Kids?
THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 -- Bingeing on chocolate, pastries and soda during pregnancy might have an unintended downside -- setting kids up for asthma and allergies, new research suggests. The study of more than 9,000 mother-child pairs in Britain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 6, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sugar intake during pregnancy is associated with allergy and allergic asthma in children
High maternal sugar intake during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and allergic asthma in the offspring, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) involving University of Bristol researchers and almost 9,000 mother-child pairs. While some research has reported an association between a high consumption of sugar-containing beverages and asthma in children, the relation between maternal sugar intake during pregnancy and allergy and asthma in the offspring has been little studied. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Social and Community Medicine, Institutes, Jean Golding; Press Release Source Type: news

State Environmental Health Legislation 2016
Summary of state legislation passed in 2016 relating to environmental health, including lead in water, waste water, food safety, asthma, air quality, pesticides, and more. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mom's sweet tooth may be linked to child's allergies, study says
Women who consume too many sugary foods and drinks during pregnancy may be increasing their children's risk of developing an allergy or allergic asthma, according to a study published Thursday in the European Respiratory Journal. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Add-On Azithromycin Associated with Fewer Asthma Exacerbations (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Addition of azithromycin is associated with fewer asthma exacerbations in patients on dual maintenance therapy, according to a Lancet study.Over 400 adults with symptomatic … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

High sugar intake in pregnancy may increase allergies risk in children - study
MOTHERS-to-be with too much of a sweet tooth may increase the risk of asthma and allergies in their children, research suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a few drops of blood led to a breakthrough in immunology
(McGill University Health Centre) Scientists from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre may have cracked the code to understanding the function of special cells called regulatory T Cells. These cells control and regulate our immune system to prevent excessive reactions. The findings, published in Science Immunology, could have a major impact in our understanding and treatment of all autoimmune diseases and most chronic inflammatory diseases as well as broader conditions such as asthma, allergies and cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Heavy breathing: Ten causes and treatments
Heavy breathing can have a range of possible causes. In this article, learn about heavy breathing, why it happens, and how it can be treated. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

School's in for asthma medication adherence
(Children's National Health System) Stephen J. Teach, M.D., M.P.H., and colleagues tried to reduce missed doses of daily medications, improve asthma control and tamp down on schoolchildren's asthma attacks by outsourcing morning delivery of inhaled corticosteroids to the school nurse. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Childhood Asthma Linked to Higher LV Mass in Adulthood Childhood Asthma Linked to Higher LV Mass in Adulthood
New data from the Bogalusa Heart Study show a history of childhood asthma is associated with higher LV mass in asymptomatic adults, particularly those with prehypertension and hypertension.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Thousands with long-term conditions skipping treatments
Research suggests 30 per cent of people who have conditions such as asthma and arthritis, and are not eligible for free prescriptions, skip their drugs or reduce their dose because of cost. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood abuse and adult onset asthma among Peruvian women - Banerjee D, Gelaye B, Zhong QY, Sanchez SE, Williams MA.
We examined the odd... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Spotlight on Asthma-COPD Overlap Needed, Panel Says (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Group calls for inclusion of ACO patients in clinical trials (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - June 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Trials show unique stem cells a potential asthma treatment
A study led by scientists at Monash University has shown that a new therapy developed through stem cell technology holds promise as a treatment for chronic asthma. The Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) scientists provided the experimental expertise to test Cynata Therapeutics' induced pluripotent stem cell-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in a model of experimental asthma. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Asthma history linked to risk factor for heart failure
People with a history of asthma may be at greater risk of left ventricular hypertrophy, the thickening of the heart's main blood-pumping chamber. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Omalizumab Response Varies by Asthma Type Omalizumab Response Varies by Asthma Type
Patients with specific phenotypes of severe asthma derive greater benefit from the biologic treatment than others, a multicenter, retrospective study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pneumothorax: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Pneumothorax occurs when air gets in between the lung and the chest wall, causing the lung to collapse. Learn more about its diagnosis and outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Childhood Asthma Tied to Later Left Ventricular Mass Index (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Prospective study suggests small but significantly greater LVMI in those who had asthma as kids (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - June 26, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Children with asthma at greater risk of  heart failure
Young asthma sufferers were found to have thicker left ventricles in the heart, found researchers in New Orleans. This can cause the heart muscle to lose elasticity and eventually fail to pump. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Racism Tied to Worse Asthma Symptoms for Black Youth Racism Tied to Worse Asthma Symptoms for Black Youth
African-American children and young adults with asthma may have a more difficult time keeping symptoms in check when they have experienced racial discrimination, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 26, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Adverse events are rare after single-dose montelukast exposures in children - Arnold DH, Bowman N, Reiss TF, Hartert TV, Seger DL.
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Montelukast sodium is a leukotriene-receptor antagonist approved as a controller medication for chronic asthma and allergic rhinitis in children and adults. We sought to characterize adverse events associated with single montelukast exposu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The Virtual Doctor Will See You Now
A law that eases restrictions in the way telemedicine is delivered in Arkansas goes into effect in August and will help Arkansas hospitals expand their range of virtual services. The law will allow patients to receive telemedicine services wherever they happen to be, rather than having to visit a health care facility.  Making the patient travel to a health care office was "a pretty onerous burden," said Adam Greathouse, a health policy expert at the ERISA Industry Committee of Washington, a national association that advocates for large employers on health policies. "That's like having to go to an intern...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 26, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Injury, intense dust exposure, and chronic disease among survivors of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 - Alper HE, Yu S, Stellman SD, Brackbill RM.
BACKGROUND: The World Trade Center attack of September 11, 2001 in New York City (9/11) exposed thousands of people to intense concentrations of hazardous materials that have resulted in reports of increased levels of asthma, heart disease, diabetes, and o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The High Cost of Ageing
Veena S. Kulkarni is Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Sociology, & Geography, Arkansas State University, U.S.; Vani S. Kulkarni is Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.; and Raghav Gaiha is (Hon.) Professorial Fellow, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, EnglandBy Veena S. Kulkarni, Vani S. Kulkarni and Raghav GaihaNEW DELHI, Jun 23 2017 (IPS)Evidence shows that health systems must be recast to accommodate the needs of chronic disease prevention. Disability is the umbrella term for impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions. (Represen...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Veena Kulkarni Vani Kulkarni Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

'Asthma is a killer - it took away my miracle daughter'
The mother of a 10-year-old asthma victim calls for the condition to be taken more seriously. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protective Association Identified for Asthma Against Sepsis
Decreased risk for hospital mortality, septicemia, sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

The Medical Emergency Of Otto Warmbier
All that the doctors who treated Cincinnati, Ohio resident Otto Warmbier knew is what they had seen or maybe read in the news. They knew he had just been released on June 13 from imprisonment in North Korea where he had been held by for more than 17 months. He had been sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly removing a propaganda poster from a wall at a Pyongyang hotel where he had been staying. The University of Virginia honors student had been visiting the authoritarian state during a five-day trip with a group called Young Pioneer Tours, which is a group out of China – an important note. Ot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Racism tied to worse asthma symptoms for black youth
(Reuters Health) - African-American children and young adults with a hard-to-treat type of asthma may have a more difficult time keeping symptoms in check when they have experienced racial discrimination, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

We Must Stop The Secret Senate Health Care Bill
We should all be worried. Right now, the U.S. Senate is working behind closed doors on a secret health care bill that will have an irreversible, negative impact on the health and lives of millions of Americans, particularly those with lung disease like asthma, COPD and lung cancer. Why are they working in secret? Why are they writing this bill without public input or discussion? Every expert and legislative staffer we’ve consulted says the same thing—they’re working behind closed doors and rushing to a vote next week because they know that this bill won’t stand up to public scrutiny. If this bill pa...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pleural effusion: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment
Pleural effusion may be caused by many disorders, but what is it? Learn about the symptoms of pleural effusion, the diagnosis, and the outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Three lessons Propeller learned from a decade in digital health
Madison, Wisconsin-based Propeller Health is now a decade old. The digital health company, which makes connected inhalers and patient- and provider-facing data analytics tools for respiratory diseases asthma and COPD, can hardly be considered a startup anymore. Nowadays the company has numerous published efficacy studies and business relationships with most major pharma companies in the respiratory space. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Case study: Asthma exacerbation with heroin use
The case of an asthma death associated with heroin use. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - June 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.8 Respiratory Problems Source Type: news

Latest health evidence shows that making changes to diet, physical activity and behaviour may reduce obesity in children and adolescents
Two new Cochrane Reviews arethe last in a series of related systematic reviews summarizing evidence on the effects of different interventions for treating obesity and overweight in childhood and adolescence.The reviews summarize the results of 114 studies which involved more than 13,000 children and young people. They show that a combination of diet, physical activity, and behavioural change interventions may reduce weight in children aged six to 11 years and in adolescents aged 12 to 17, but there are limitations in the studies and variation in the results.Childhood and adolescent obesity is one of the leading global publ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nowens at cochrane.org Source Type: news

'Contaminated air' on planes linked to health problems
Conclusion These findings indicate that on rare occasions, pilots have not been able to perform as usual due to poor air quality in the cabin. Also poor air quality has been linked to health problems in the long term. However, there are some limitations of the study that need to be considered: The authors claim they have demonstrated a cause-and-effect relationship based on certain criteria. But with the exception of the acute air toxicity incident investigation reports in the second study, these types of study cannot prove causality. While it is likely that exposure to chemicals is toxic, this study did not link many o...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Lifestyle/exercise Neurology Source Type: news

Many Chronic Illnesses Linked to Suicide Risk
Odds 9 times higher for people with traumatic brain injury, study suggests (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Asthma, News, Source Type: news

Oh, Lovely: The Tick That Gives People Meat Allergies Is Spreading
By Megan Molteni for WIRED. First comes the unscratchable itching, and the angry blossoming of hives. Then stomach cramping, and — for the unluckiest few — difficulty breathing, passing out, and even death. In the last decade and a half, thousands of previously protein-loving Americans have developed a dangerous allergy to meat. And they all have one thing in common: the lone star tick. Red meat, you might be surprised to know, isn’t totally sugar-free. It contains a few protein-linked saccharides, including one called galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose, or alpha-gal, for short. More and more people are lear...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca gets marketing nod for asthma drug Symbicort
Results from AstraZeneca's two clinical studies have shown that the addition of formoterol to budesonide improved asthma symptoms and lung function, and reduced exacerbation. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Guns kill nearly 1,300 children in the U.S. each year and send thousands more to hospitals
Handguns and other firearms cause the deaths of more children in the United States each year than the flu or asthma, according to a comprehensive new report on gun violence and kids.Each day in the United States, an average of 3.5 people under the age of 18 are shot to death and another 15.5 are... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

New patient survey highlights need for more action to help severe asthma patients gain control of their disease
Novartis announced the results of a new survey of 904 severe asthma patients, presented for the first time at the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress[1]. Data from the 'Still Fighting for Breath' survey demonstrate that, despite the widespread availability of oral and inhaled treatments, asthma still places a huge burden on the personal and professional lives of those living with the disease in Europe. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

Link Between Asthma, Type 1 Diabetes Hangs on Which Comes First Link Between Asthma, Type 1 Diabetes Hangs on Which Comes First
The association between the development of asthma and the development of type 1 diabetes depends on which disease occurs first, a large case-cohort study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Novartiz unit Sandoz seeks FDA nod for generic Advair Diskus
Novartis (NYSE:NVS) unit Sandoz said today that the FDA has accepted the abbreviated new drug application for its generic version of Advair Diskus. The fluticasone propionate/salmeterol device is designed to treat asthma in patients ages 4 and older, as well as provide maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction and reduce exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Novartiz unit Sandoz seeks FDA nod for generic Advair Diskus appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Amgen Novartis sandoz Source Type: news

Snus Linked to Asthma and Sleep Problems Snus Linked to Asthma and Sleep Problems
Snus, a moist, smokeless tobacco product, may contribute to breathing and sleep problems, Swedish researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recognizing Summer Allergy Symptoms
-- Allergies can cause symptoms that go well beyond the tell-tale red eyes, runny nose, sneezing and case of the sniffles. The American College of Asthma, Allergy& Immunology says additional symptoms of allergies may include: Allergic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers call for better quality and consistency of electronic health record studies
(Swansea University) We need improved quality of recording asthma diagnosis and events if the UK is to effectively use the very considerable potential locked within electronic health records to promote improvements in asthma care and catalyze research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

6 Ways To Survive Summer Travel With A Chronic Illness
Two summers ago, I planned the family road trip of a lifetime. I bought an inexpensive and used camping trailer, loaded it up with everything from toiletries to food, and set out on a 21-day road trip through six western states. I planned our route meticulously, lining up activities and stops along the way, but what got lost in the shuffle was my own chronic health needs. I assumed I would be able to stretch out my regular medical infusions to allow for my travel or refill my prescriptions on-the-go, but I quickly learned how wrong I was. I spent way too much of my vacation tackling my medical challenges instead of enjoyin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Snus linked to asthma and sleep problems
(Reuters Health) - Snus, a moist, smokeless tobacco product, may contribute to breathing and sleep problems, Swedish researchers report. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news