FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA requires post-market safety trials for Long-Acting Beta-Agonists (LABAs)
[04-15-2011] To further evaluate the safety of Long-Acting Beta-Agonists (LABAs) when used in combination with inhaled corticosteroids for the treatment of asthma, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring the manufacturers of LABAs to conduct five randomized, double-blind, controlled clinical trials comparing the addition of LABAs to inhaled corticosteroids versus inhaled corticosteroids alone. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 20, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

New study finds vitamin E effective at relieving the chronic symptoms of asthma
(Natural News) Asthma, a chronic inflammation of the lung airways, has been around since the ancient Egyptian times. This disease plagues approximately 26 millions Americans today, and the number increases every year. Historical records show hundreds of remedies and recipes to help with the symptoms asthma brings, but none have been successful enough to cure... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overweight Kids with Asthma More Likely to Suffer Symptoms (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But these preschoolers respond well to daily inhaler treatment (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - December 20, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Heavy Particles in Smog Up Kids' Asthma Risk
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Air Pollution, Asthma in Children (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking just two soft drinks a day can raise kids' risk of asthma
ASTHMA is more likely to develop in children who drink at least two servings a day of fruit juice or soft drinks, researchers have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heavy Particles in Smog Up Kids' Asthma Risk
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20, 2017 -- Children who inhale coarse particles -- like dust, sand or even rubber emissions from tires -- increase their chances of developing serious asthma, new research indicates. The finding comes from the analysis of data on 8... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Morepen Labs gets USFDA nod for asthma drug
Morepen is the market leader for Montelukast in India with over 50 per cent market share, supplying to almost all major finished dosage manufacturers in India (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Children who drink fruit juice have higher risk of asthma
A study from Harvard University revealed that children who regularly drink juice are 79 percent more likely to develop asthma than those who do not. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA takes on homeopathic drugs with potential safety risks
The US Food and Drug Administration plans to go after homeopathic remedies that are unsafe for consumers and offer unproven benefits in the treatment of serious illnesses, such as cancer and asthma, the agency announced Monday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Death Of The Brand
There once was a time when big brands could to an extent rest on their laurels, sleeping soundly with the knowledge that they held the monopoly on their respective markets. Then one day the big bad internet of ideas jostled its way onto the scene, bringing with it a proliferation of new products and plucky start-ups.Fast-forward to the present and the customer is now at the steering wheel, with multiple destinations in front of them and multiple means of getting there.Why will they come to you? To survive in this new marketplace, companies must be nimble and adaptive, listening attentively to the needs of its customers. Th...
Source: EyeForPharma - December 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Chapman Source Type: news

Flu Shot Safe Even With an Egg Allergy
Doctors no longer need to question patients about egg allergy before giving the vaccine, according to an updated guideline from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guidelines say no special precautions needed for flu shots for people allergic to eggs
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) An updated practice parameter from the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters stresses that people with egg allergy should receive their yearly flu shot, and that no special precautions are required. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers are developing light therapy as a non-invasive, alternative treatment for disease
(Natural News) Artificial light has both its risks and benefits, but a new study shows that it may be the solution to minimally invasive, drug-free treatments. Researchers are currently developing new ways using infrared neuromodulation to treat cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat), hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, sleep apnea (suspension of breathing during sleep), diarrhea, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prenatal and early childhood fructose tied to asthma in kids
(Reuters Health) - - Grade school kids may be more likely to develop asthma if they consumed lots of drinks sweetened with sugar and high fructose corn syrup or if their mothers drank these beverages often during pregnancy, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Could Your Christmas Tree Be Making You Sick?
BOSTON (CBS) – Could your Christmas tree be making you sick? If you suffer from mold allergies, the answer could be yes. A 2011 study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology found that mold spores can grow on common Christmas trees and often flourish in the warmth of your home. This isn’t necessarily a problem if you’re not sensitive to mold but if you are, having a tree in your home could cause itchy watery eyes, itchy nose, cough and wheezing. So what can you do? Wash your tree before you bring it into your home. Get rid of the tree right after Christmas. Try an air purifier in the ro...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Syndicated Local Christmas Tree Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Source Type: news

Connected Drug-Devices: Ensuring Device Longevity and Success
Adding connectivity and smart functionality to drug-delivery devices will inevitably have an impact on the use process for the patient (whether this is the intention or not), and there are very specific patient-device dynamics that need to be considered to ensure that the implementation of this technology is successful across all patient populations. It may be time that we reconsider our traditional risk-based human factors approach and update it for this changing technology landscape by taking a more holistic approach to usability. The Challenge It has been suggested that some of the key driving forces for developing conn...
Source: MDDI - December 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Katie Cornish Tags: Design Digital Health Source Type: news

UCLA senior delivers digital health monitoring to fight disease in Cameroon
As Vikash Singh looks forward to 2018 he is also looking forward to witnessing his education in action. Specifically how his background in medical research, artificial intelligence and machine learning — along with a $5,000UCLA Global Citizens Fellowship award and some innovative thinking — may potentially help save lives in Cameroon.Doctors at the HSPC Polyclinic in Kumba, a city located in the country ’s southwest region, will soon begin uploading patient information to a software application designed by Singh and a team of student programmers through Project DataReach, a company Singh launched in 2015 ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Prenatal, Early Sugary Drink Exposure Ups Asthma Risk in Kids Prenatal, Early Sugary Drink Exposure Ups Asthma Risk in Kids
Increased maternal consumption of sugary drinks and child total fructose dietary intake were associated with greater odds of asthma in midchildhood in a longitudinal study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Children exposed to air pollution are at risk of asthma
Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University found a mix of dust, sand and non-exhaust tailpipe emissions increases youngsters under 11's risk of the lung condition by 1.3 percent, a study revealed today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leading the Way: Asthma Award Winners Collaborate to Assess Innovative Payment Models
January 16, 2018 2:00-3:30pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Interaction Between Bronchoconstriction and Cough in Asthma Interaction Between Bronchoconstriction and Cough in Asthma
New research sheds light on the interactions between acute bronchoconstriction and the cough reflex in patients with asthma.Thorax (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Coarse particulate matter may increase asthma risk
(American Thoracic Society) Children exposed to coarse particulate matter may be more likely to develop asthma and to be treated in an ER or be hospitalized for the condition, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heavy-petroleum fuels raising vanadium emissions
(Duke University) Human emissions of the potentially harmful trace metal vanadium into Earth's atmosphere have spiked sharply since the start of the 21st century due in large part to industry's growing use of heavy oils, tar sands, bitumen and petroleum coke for energy, a new Duke study finds. These emissions now exceed those from all natural sources combined. Growing evidence suggests exposure to vanadium-rich aerosols can impair respiratory functions and exacerbate conditions such as asthma or COPD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Exposure to larger air particles linked to increased risk of asthma in children
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University report statistical evidence that children exposed to airborne coarse particulate matter -- a mix of dust, sand and non-exhaust tailpipe emissions, such as tire rubber -- are more likely to develop asthma and need emergency room or hospital treatment for it than unexposed children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Experts call for ban on sales of energy drinks to under 16s
Study reveals that they have 'unacceptably high' levels of sugar and caffeine Related items fromOnMedica Sugary drinks may be banned from hospital shops Toddler and maternal fructose intake linked to asthma “Sugar-free” drinks – are they really healthy? Warning over mixing energy drinks with alcohol Energy drinks affect heart function (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

At-Home Breath Training Improves Asthma Quality of Life (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Self-taught breathing as effective as therapist-delivered training (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - December 14, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Self-Taught Breathing Retraining Helps Asthma Patients Self-Taught Breathing Retraining Helps Asthma Patients
A randomized trial showed that self-taught breathing retraining exercises showed similar benefits as face-to-face sessions with a physiotherapist in patients with inadequately controlled asthma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

As California fires rage, this device clears toxic smoke in any room in seconds, removing hazardous chemicals from the air
(Natural News) As wildfires continue to rage in California, toxic smoke is filling homes, apartments and businesses with airborne carcinogens that promote cancer, heart disease and respiratory problems like asthma. According to the UK Daily Mail, 1.6 million people have now been exposed to dangerous levels of smoke, adding that exposure “could be lethal for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breathing exercises help asthma patients ‘improve quality of life’
Asthma patients who continue to have problems, despite receiving standard treatment, experience an improved quality of life when they are taught breathing exercises, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Self-taught breathing retraining improves quality of life for people with asthma
The self-taught technique has similar impact on quality of life to training given by a physiotherapist Related items fromOnMedica NICE produces first ever GP asthma guidance Over 55 age group most likely to have asthma flare-ups Yoga may relieve asthma symptoms and boost quality of life Children with asthma prescribed ‘unnecessary antibiotics’ Vitamin D supplements may cut risk of acute respiratory infections (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Air pollution and asthma: People living in tree-lined neighborhoods have fewer attacks
(Natural News) According to a recent study, people who reside in polluted urban areas are far less likely to be hospitalized due to asthma if there are a lot of trees in their neighborhood. Based on a study by the University of Exeter‘s medical school, the effect of urban greenery on asthma implies that our respiratory health can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HealthWatch: New Treatment To Help Kids With Multiple Food Allergies
BOSTON (CBS) – Doctors may soon have a new option to treat kids with multiple food allergies. Researchers at Stanford University studied 48 children between the ages of 4 and 15 who have allergies to more than one food. They found that more than 80% of those treated with a combination of an asthma drug, Xolair, and an oral medication which helps block the body’s immune response, were able to eat at least two grams of two or more foods to which they were allergic. The allergies included milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts and tree nuts. About 30% percent of people with food allergies are allergic to more than on...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Food Allergies Source Type: news

Early Probiotics to Prevent Eczema or Asthma? No Luck So Far Early Probiotics to Prevent Eczema or Asthma? No Luck So Far
A promising strategy doesn't pan out, but is this the final word on probiotics to prevent childhood atopic disease?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

FDA warns snorting cacao powder could cause asthma
The FDA has sent a warning letter to the makers of Coco Loko, a snort-able chocolate powder that the administration says encourages drug abuse and poses health risks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why cold air makes your nose run
About 50-90% of people get a runny nose when it's cold. We call this "cold-induced rhinitis", or "skier nose". People with asthma, eczema and hay fever seem to experience it more. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D: 2p supplements could lower the risk of asthma attacks by THIS much
VITAMIN D supplements could reduce the risk of asthma attacks requiring by up to 30 per cent, while halving the number of hospital visits for attacks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating Long QT Patients Who Have Asthma
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddler and maternal fructose intake linked to asthma
Reducing intake of sugary drinks in pregnancy and early childhood could cut childhood asthma risk Related items fromOnMedica Vigilance required by asthma patients in winter Children with asthma prescribed ‘unnecessary antibiotics’ Childhood asthma overdiagnosed, warn respiratory doctors Fewer asthma symptom days in city children living near parks Unsafe asthma prescribing threatens 22,000 people ’s lives (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Asthma Intervention: Novel Impedance-Based Assay Monitors the...
Using xCELLigence Real-Time Cell Analysis (RTCA) scientists at Genentech have developed an automated and high throughput assay for studying the molecular determinants of bronchoconstriction/dilation(PRWeb December 12, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/12/prweb15002907.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about making yourself sneeze
A look at how to make yourself sneeze. Included is detail on the causes of a sneeze and the best ways to trigger a sneeze to relieve congestion. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Moms' Soda Habit in Pregnancy May Boost Kids' Odds for Asthma
Title: Moms' Soda Habit in Pregnancy May Boost Kids' Odds for AsthmaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/8/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - December 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Having a high IQ is a curse ... just look at Donald Trump
Research suggests that people with high IQ scores are more likely to have mood disorders, and a higher risk factor of ‘psychological overexcitabilities’ – perhaps that explains the behaviour of the man in the White HouseMy IQ is extremely, almost embarrassingly, high. I ’ve never actually taken an IQ test, mind you, but my educated guess is that, if I did, my score would be whatever is the highest possible. No doubt your IQ is lower than mine, but please don’t feel stupid or insecure because of this, it’s not your fault. You’re probably just born that way. And you know what? Thank ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Arwa Mahdawi Tags: Psychology Science Consciousness US news Donald Trump Artificial intelligence (AI) Computing Race issues World news Technology Social exclusion Society Economic policy Politics Source Type: news

Having a high IQ is a curse ... just look at Donald Trump | Arwa Mahdawi
Research suggests that people with high IQ scores are more likely to have mood disorders, and a higher risk factor of ‘psychological overexcitabilities’ – perhaps that explains the behaviour of the man in the White HouseMy IQ is extremely, almost embarrassingly, high. I ’ve never actually taken an IQ test, mind you, but my educated guess is that, if I did, my score would be whatever is the highest possible. No doubt your IQ is lower than mine, but please don’t feel stupid or insecure because of this, it’s not your fault. You’re probably just born that way. And you know what? Thank ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Arwa Mahdawi Tags: Psychology Science Consciousness US news Donald Trump Artificial intelligence (AI) Computing Race issues World news Technology Social exclusion Society Economic policy Politics Source Type: news

Sugary Diet During Pregnancy May Increase Asthma Risk in Children
Women who consumed the most sugar during pregnancy were more likely to have children with asthma. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Children and Childhood Pregnancy and Childbirth Asthma Obesity Sugar Source Type: news

Moms' Soda Habit in Pregnancy May Boost Kids' Odds for Asthma
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma in Children, Pregnancy and Nutrition (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma symptoms: People over THIS age in the UK are most likely to suffer ATTACK
ASTHMA attacks - where symptoms flare up - are most likely to be suffered by older people, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Older adults with asthma may need more regular check-ups
Older adults are most likely to have asthma attacks and may need more regular check-ups, according to the first ever descriptive study of how the condition affects the UK adult population. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Moms' Soda Habit in Pregnancy May Boost Kids' Odds for Asthma
FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 -- Kids are more likely to develop asthma if their moms chug sugary drinks during pregnancy, a new study suggests. Expectant mothers who drank an average of two sugar-sweetened beverages a day were over 60 percent more likely... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Call for lung health screening in top football clubs
Three in 10 elite footballers may be affected by exercise-induced asthma, a study has found. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over 55 age group most likely to have asthma flare-ups
Older adults may need more regular check-ups, suggests preliminary research Related items fromOnMedica NICE produces first ever GP asthma guidance COPD led to 3.2m deaths in 2015 worldwide Audit reveals delays in asthma emergency care Inhalers Unsafe asthma prescribing threatens 22,000 people ’s lives (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news