Agarwood essential oil demonstrates promising anti-cancer properties, researchers find
(Natural News) Agarwood (Aquilaria crassna) – a plant used in traditional medicine to treat vomiting, rheumatism, coughing, and asthma – could be used in treating colorectal cancer, according to researchers from the Universiti Sains Malaysia. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, looked at both the toxicity profile of agarwood essential oil and its anti-tumor... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Growing up near a park cuts a person's risk of developing asthma
Researchers from  Haukeland University Hospital, Norway, believe that green spaces, like parks and public gardens, offset the effects of air pollution, which worsens the risk of asthma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Growing up near a park cuts a person's risk of developing asthma
Researchers from Haukeland University Hospital, Norway, believe that green spaces, like parks and public gardens, offset the effects of air pollution, which worsens the risk of asthma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A natural chemical compound found in natto and cocoa beans found to alleviate airway inflammation
(Natural News) An animal study demonstrated the ability of ligustrazine to alleviate airway inflammation in mice with neutrophilic asthma. Found in cocoa beans and natto, the chemical compound outperformed a corticosteroid drug when it came to alleviating the inflammation caused by this type of asthma. The animal trial was supported by the Shandong University. Its findings were published in the Chinese... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What treatable traits predict future asthma attacks?
(Wiley) Investigators have assessed the prevalence of treatable traits in severe asthma and have determined which specific traits are predictive of future asthma attacks. Their findings, which are published in Respirology, are the result of an extensive national collaborative study in Australia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rhinitis Common, Difficult to Control in Children With Asthma Rhinitis Common, Difficult to Control in Children With Asthma
Likelihood of rhinitis increased with increased asthma severity; researchers say the findings are strong evidence asthma and rhinitis are two manifestations of one disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca touts long-term safety, efficacy data for asthma biologic
AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) today touted results from a Phase III extension trial evaluating the long-term safety and efficacy of benralizumab as an add-on maintenance therapy for patients with severe eosinophilic asthma. Benralizumab, or Fasenra, is approved as an add-on maintenance treatment for severe eosinophilic asthma in an array of countries, including the U.S., the E.U., and Japan. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post AstraZeneca touts long-term safety, efficacy data for asthma biologic appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat AstraZeneca plc Source Type: news

Father's obesity in early puberty doubles asthma-risk for future offspring
(The University of Bergen) Boys who have considerable weight gain between childhood and puberty, double the risk of having asthma as an adult, and for future offspring. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ambient Particulate Matter Linked to Emergency Asthma Care
Increase in asthma hospital visits with increasing ambient particulate matter in San Luis Valley (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Big Data in Healthcare: Finding Your Niche
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course, to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by: Brenda Fay, Library Specialist, Aurora Libraries – Aurora St. Luk...
Source: The Cornflower - September 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Big Data Source Type: news

Asthma symptoms: If you keep experiencing this annoying throat issue you could have asthma
ASTHMA symptoms mostly involve the lungs and chest, and difficulty breathing. If you keep experiencing this very common and annoying issue with your throat, it could actually mean you are asthmatic. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ambient Particulate Matter Linked to Emergency Asthma Care
MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 -- Ambient particulate matter concentrations are associated with emergency/urgent care visits among individuals with asthma, according to a study published in the Aug. 1 issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Risks to Children From Adults Who Smoke
Even if smokers don ’ t light up in the presence of children, residue on objects can cause harm. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Children and Childhood Hazardous and Toxic Substances Asthma Babies and Infants Lung Cancer Parenting Bronchitis Source Type: news

Calpol to children under two years old could increase risk of getting asthma
Paracetamol is recommended by the NHS to treat most of childhood ailments. Researchers found one variant of the GSTP1 gene was associated with asthma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma-Obesity Link May Cut Both Ways
Title: Asthma-Obesity Link May Cut Both WaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - September 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Paracetamol use in infancy linked to asthma risk
Gene variations may make some susceptible Related items fromOnMedica Good evidence for sublingual immunotherapy Antibiotic scrip rates lower in CAM-trained practices Antibiotics should be restricted for COPD, says NICE Codeine not to be used for coughs and colds in children under 12 Women using short-acting asthma relievers can take 20% longer to conceive (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Paracetamol use in infancy is linked to increased risk of asthma in some teenagers
(European Lung Foundation) Children who take paracetamol during their first two years of life may be at a higher risk of developing asthma by the age of 18, especially if they have a particular genetic makeup, according to new research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cord blood clue to respiratory diseases
(La Trobe University) New research has found children born during high pollen months may have a greater risk of developing respiratory diseases such as asthma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Children with asthma are less likely to finish school and to work in non-manual occupations
(European Lung Foundation) People who suffer with persistent asthma from a young age are more likely to leave school at 16 years old and those who make it to university are more likely to drop out early, according to new research presented today (Sunday) at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. The research also suggests that when this group of children grow up, they are less likely to work in certain non-manual occupations such as police officer, clerk or foreman. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asthma-Obesity Link May Cut Both Ways
The researchers analyzed data on more than 8,600  people from 12  countries included in the European Community Respiratory Health Survey.  None of the participants was obese when the survey began. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do YOU have asthma? You ’re a third more likely to become fat
Scientists at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health found that, 10 years into a study, 10.2 per cent of asthmatics had become obese compared to only 7.7 per cent of people without the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do YOU have asthma? You’re a third more likely to become fat
Scientists at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health found that, 10 years into a study, 10.2 per cent of asthmatics had become obese compared to only 7.7 per cent of people without the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma-Obesity Link May Cut Both Ways
FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 -- Doctors have long known that obesity increases the risk for developing asthma, but new research suggests the opposite also may be true. Scientists in Spain found that people with asthma are at greater risk for obesity,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Inhaled steroids may increase risk of nontuberculous mycobacteria lung infections
(American Thoracic Society) Patients using inhaled steroids to control asthma and other breathing problems may be at greater risk for developing nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung infections, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study shows eczema in African-Americans is more difficult to treat
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) A new study suggests that African-Americans may face a greater struggle to find effective therapies for atopic dermatitis than European-Americans. The study used molecular profiling to study the skin of both groups. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asthma attack: Sudden change to cold weather could trigger symptoms
ASTHMA attack is when the usual symptoms of the condition get worse. An asthma attack can be deadly so it ’s important to know how the weather can effect it. Cold weather can be a trigger for symptoms, so with autumn and winter approaching, what can be done to reduce the risk of an attack happening? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The effects of asthma and bullying on suicidal behaviors among US adolescents - Muhammad LN, Korte JE, Bowman CM, De Santis ML, Nietert PJ.
This study involved an analysis of suicidal behaviors and asthma, but ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

URMC Researchers Aim to Reduce Disparities in Pediatric Asthma Care
In the hopes of combating asthma care disparities, researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) are launching a new, $3.6 million study in partnership with the Rochester City School District (RCSD) that aims to help children with chronic, persistent asthma receive specialized care: a combination of school-based treatment and telemedicine visits with asthma specialists. Asthma affects 1 in 10 children in the United States, making it the most common chronic disease of childhood. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Obesity alters airway muscle function, increases Asthma risk
(American Physiological Society) New research suggests that obesity changes how airway muscles function, increasing the risk of developing asthma. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology--Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asthma Med Labeling Error: Pharmacy Practice News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, methadone or buprenorphine underused to treat opioid disorder (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Holistic treatments for asthma in children: TCM found to be effective at reducing attacks, hospitalizations
(Natural News) The regulatory effects of established Chinese herbal formulas as well as time-honored practices such as acupuncture and moxibustion were recently reviewed by a team from the Bureau of National Health Insurance of Taiwan. In it, researchers found that holistic treatments based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) were effective in reducing symptoms of pediatric... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This humble medicinal herb found in open grasslands found to promote wound healing in diabetics
(Natural News) The unfortunately named asthma plant (Euphorbia hirta) is a hairy herb that is often seen in the open grasslands of India and Australia. But a Bangladeshi study showed that this humble plant could help heal wounds in diabetic animals. The high blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes cause the formation of advanced glycation end products... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The blood test that tells you if you're a night owl or a morning lark
Northwestern scientists have identified a link between 'circadian misalignment' and diabetes, depression, obesity, heart disease and asthma. In doing so, they developed a blood test. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do you use a suppository?
A suppository is a medication that is inserted into the rectum, vagina, or urethra to be broken down and absorbed by the body. Suppository uses include asthma, allergies, and pain. Suppositories are typically safe and effective. Learn more about how suppositories work, and follow a guide on how to use them, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Home-Based Program Improves Asthma Control in African-American Youth Home-Based Program Improves Asthma Control in African-American Youth
A community-based intervention significantly improved lung function in African-American adolescents with poorly controlled asthma in a randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Natural remedies for eye allergies
(Natural News) In the U.S., more than 50 million people suffer from allergies, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI). Fortunately, allergies can be treated without the use of drug medications. Here are natural remedies available for allergies, particularly eye allergy: (h/t: Homeo-Pathic.esy.es) Prepare either a warm or cold compress: A... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicaid Coverage of Guidelines-Based Asthma Care Across 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 2016-2017
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Tezepelumab granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation by US FDA
AstraZeneca and its partner Amgen Inc. (Amgen) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for tezepelumab in patients with severe asthma, without an eosinophilic phenotype, who are receiving inhaled corticosteroids/long-acting beta2-agonists with or without oral corticosteroids and additional asthma controllers. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

Tezepelumab Granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation By US FDA For The Treatment Of Patients With Severe Asthma Without An Eosinophilic Phenotype
Designation Supported by Phase 2b PATHWAY Data That Demonstrated Tezepelumab Significantly Reduced Asthma Exacerbations Compared to Placebo in Severe Asthma Patients THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Sept. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) and AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for tezepelumab in patients with severe asthma without an eosinophilic phenotype. A Breakthrough Therapy Designation is designed to expedite the development and regulatory review of medicines that are intended to treat a serious condition...
Source: Amgen News Release - September 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Respiratory Infections and Asthma in Young Children Respiratory Infections and Asthma in Young Children
This study investigated the associations between respiratory infections and asthma symptoms from infancy to early school age.American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Popular belief that milk increases phlegm levels is ‘myth’
The widely held and persistent belief that milk boosts phlegm production and worsens respiratory conditions from asthma to the common cold, is a myth, agues a children ’s health expert. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

What is shared decision-making and how does it work for allergists?
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) A new article published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, walks allergists and other health care practitioners through the steps involved in shared decision-making (SDM). It also details what is, and what is not, SDM. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Excessive airway nerves linked to severe asthma in study
Excessive nerves in the airways are a factor in heightened sensitivity and airway constriction in patients with asthma, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-IL-5 Therapy in Severe Eosinophilic Asthma Patients Anti-IL-5 Therapy in Severe Eosinophilic Asthma Patients
What criteria may be used to measure the response to anti-IL-5 treatment among patients with severe eosinophilic asthma?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Better self-management could cut demand for urgent care
A briefing from the Health Foundation explores the link between how well people feel able to manage their long-term conditions - such as asthma, diabetes and depression - and their use of health care services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Remodeling airway innervation in asthma
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Maroso, M. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Label Mix-Up Prompts Asthma/Allergy Med Recall
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Excessive airway nerves tied to more severe asthma symptoms, study finds
(Oregon Health& Science University) A new study implicates remodeling of nerves in the airways as a key contributor to heightened sensitivity and airway constriction in patients with asthma. The results provide new insight into a little-understood factor in the development of asthma, a condition that affects about 235 million people worldwide. The study is the first to demonstrate that inflammatory cells can alter nerve structure in the lungs to cause disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asthma campaign from NHS in London
London ’s Ask About Asthma campaign is from 3 to 16 September. It coincides with returning to school and peak asthma hospital admissions. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news