Worst cities for spring allergies in 2018
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America ranks the most challenging places in the U.S. to have allergies this year. Is your town on the list? (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

20 Years chasing the genetic roots of asthma
The UCSF Asthma Collaboratory celebrates 20 years of research on genetic factors in asthma. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

WATCH: Why allergy season gets worse every year
The climate is to blame for worsening allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Gene Signatures Show Why Boys are Predisposed to Asthma
New study highlights why males are more prone to respiratory disorders than females, especially during early life.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

WATCH: Why allergy season gets worse every year
The climate is to blame for worsening allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

NIH statement on World Asthma Day 2018
NIH video: patients and scientists work together to advance asthma research. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

World Asthma Day: Itraconazole is Effective Against Acute-Stage ABPA
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:55News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

World Asthma Day: UK Asthma Deaths Rise 20%
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:35News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

XXIV World Congress of Asthma
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018Year: 2018Location: Tokyo, JapanContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Asthma deaths shoot up by a quarter in just five years
Hundreds of asthma patients are dying unnecessarily every year because NHS treatment is trailing behind most of Europe, experts say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Traffic-related pollution linked to risk of asthma in children
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) New research led by scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health suggest that long-term exposure to traffic-related pollution significantly increases the risk of pediatric asthma, especially in early childhood. Their findings were published today in a Letter to the Editor in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ICER reviews on asthma, opioid abuse, plaque psoriasis therapies
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - May 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Asthma Rx in Kids: A 5-Question Quiz
Test your literature scanning skills with our short, 5-question quiz on different asthma interventions in school-aged children.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 30, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Grace Halsey Tags: Asthma Pediatric Asthma Source Type: news

Asthma: UK 'lagging behind' in care with death rates among the WORST in Europe
THE UK is “lagging behind” in asthma care, a charity warned today, with death rates from the condition among the worst in Europe. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergies and Asthma May Be Linked to Mental Health Allergies and Asthma May Be Linked to Mental Health
People who suffer from asthma and allergic rhinitis have an increased risk for developing a psychiatric disorder, and assessing their emotional condition and monitoring their mental health might be worthwhile, say researchers from Taiwan.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Londoners warned of health threat from toxic caterpillars
British environment officials are warning Londoners about caterpillars that can cause rashes, vomiting and asthma attacks (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What could cause chest pain?
Pain in the chest may cause people to worry. Although some causes are severe, such as heart attacks, many of the potential causes are less worrisome. In this article, we examine 26 possible causes, including muscle injuries, asthma, and angina. We also look at when people should contact a doctor for treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

A life-saving experience at 35,000 feet leads to new innovations for asthmatics
Three years after saving a child on a plane during an asthmatic episode, Dr. Khurshid Guru is working to invent a real solution. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Fewer hospital stays for asthma reported for Canadian children and teens
Despite a decrease in hospitalizations, asthma continues to be one of the leading causes of hospital stays for people younger than 20. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Nurses make animated video to help cut asthma admissions
Respiratory nurses at Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in West London are hoping to reduce the number of visits that young asthma patients make via an innovative visual learning approach. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Sustainable Strategies for Asthma Care: Best Practices From the 2018 Asthma Award Winners
May 22, 2018 1:00-2:30pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Disagreement Seen Over Barriers to Kids ’ Daily Use of Asthma Meds
Children, caregivers, clinicians cite different barriers, including medication running out, being'pain to take'(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Disagreement Seen Over Barriers to Kids' Daily Use of Asthma Meds
WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 -- Children, caregivers, and physicians report different barriers to daily use of asthma medications, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Asthma. Carolyn M. Arnold, M.P.H., from Johns Hopkins... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ask What Is a Good Home Remedy for Asthma
What Is a Good Home Remedy for Asthma? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ask Can Asthma Just Go Away
Can Asthma Just Go Away? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Inappropriate or Excessive Asthma Reliever Medication Use Inappropriate or Excessive Asthma Reliever Medication Use
Which asthma patients may be more likely to engage in the excessive use of short-acting beta agonists?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Asthma, hay fever, eczema linked to higher psychiatric disorders risk in study
Asthma, hay fever and eczema are linked to an increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders, according to a new study in Taiwan. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People With Allergies And Asthma Have A Higher Risk Of Psychiatric Disorders
A robust new study out of Taiwan has found evidence that people who suffer from allergies are more likely to develop a psychiatric (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a chronic cough?
A chronic cough is one that lasts for 8 weeks in adults or 4 weeks in children. It may produce mucus or be dry and tickle the throat. Common causes of a persistent cough include asthma and bronchitis. Less commonly, it can indicate lung cancer or heart problems. Learn more about causes, symptoms, and treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Asthma: Weather presenter tells Pat Hagan how leaving London transformed daughter’s health
AS A meteorologist and TV weather presenter Clare Nasir could rightly be considered something of an expert on the growing problem of Britain ’s air pollution. But even she admits to being taken aback at the impact that moving from crowded London to leafy Cheshire had on the health of her eight-year-old daughter Sienna. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philips Partners with the Medical University of Vienna to Provide Asthma and Allergy Sufferers with a Pollen Forecast
This World Allergy Week (April 22 - 28) and World Asthma Day (May 1), Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, is helping parents take charge of their children's asthma and allergy symptoms through awareness initiatives in more than 20 countries worldwide. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news

Expert reveals WHY this year will be bad for hay fever sufferers as UK hit by POLLEN BOMB
HAY FEVER sufferers could be in for a tough few weeks after April ’s mini-heatwave triggered an explosion of pollen which is set to cause discomfort for those with hay fever or asthma. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Got Asthma? Avoid Allergens
Title: Got Asthma? Avoid AllergensCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/23/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - April 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Tsvangirai's Sister Dies 'After Strike Forces Her Out of Hospital'
[Zimbabwe Standard] One of the late former MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai's sisters died of asthma and heart disease complications after her family was forced to withdraw her from Parirenyatwa Hospital due to the strike by nurses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prevalence of Asthma and ED Visits for Asthma Among Workers Prevalence of Asthma and ED Visits for Asthma Among Workers
By assessing the industry- and occupation-specific prevalence of asthma, this report aims to assist physicians to identify workers who should be evaluated for possible work-related asthma.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Study finds differences in immune cells in pediatric asthma patients based on socioeconomic status
(Wiley) There are considerable socioeconomic disparities in asthma control among children, but the molecular origins of these disparities are not well understood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Got Asthma? Avoid Allergens
SATURDAY, April 21, 2018 -- If you have asthma, it may help to reduce your exposure to allergens. Previous research has shown that roughly two-thirds of all people with asthma also have an allergy, allergy experts say. " What many people don't... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Entering a Golden Age of Medical Materials
Materials science is a field that is constantly evolving as technologies advance around us at lightning pace. New trends and developments continue to drive device innovation, but they also push new materials to the forefront as well. Device makers and engineers have made great strides in using these new materials to create exciting new technologies, with recent discoveries made from advances in medical electronics, biomaterials, plastics, and soft materials. Jacqueline Anim is the principal material engineer for Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson that manufactures surgical systems and instruments. She currently...
Source: MDDI - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: MD & M East (New York) Materials Source Type: news

Associations between neighborhood walkability and incident and ongoing asthma in children - Simons E, Dell SD, Moineddin R, To T.
RATIONALE: Childhood asthma has shown variable associations with children's physical activity. Neighborhood walkability captures community features that promote walking and is protective against some chronic conditions, such as obesity and diabetes. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Combination LABA Inhalers vs Inhaled Steroids for Asthma Combination LABA Inhalers vs Inhaled Steroids for Asthma
For patients needing improved asthma control, should a LABA/steroid combination be used or should the inhaled steroid dose be increased?American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Nerve Ablation After Bronchial Thermoplasty in Severe Asthma Nerve Ablation After Bronchial Thermoplasty in Severe Asthma
What improvements were observed in severe asthma patients one year after undergoing bronchial thermoplasty?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

NICE opens consultation on asthma indicator
The consultation on proposed amendments to the NICE asthma indicators for general practice is open and runs from 17 April to 21 May 2018. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bioelectronic Medicine: Targeting Inflammatory Disease with Electricity
We presented positive initial results in Crohn’s disease at the 2016 United European Gastroenterology meeting: six of the eight patients had seen a substantial reduction in their disease activity index scores, and three were in remission from the disease. As SetPoint looks ahead, several chronic disease areas are emerging as key bioelectronic medicine therapy targets, and our company is exploring a number of these. One of our preclinical programs explores bioelectronic medicine’s potential role as a treatment for MS.   New Target: Multiple Sclerosis In late 2017, SetPoint presented positive data from a s...
Source: Mass Device - April 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Anthony Arnold Tags: Bioelectronic Medicine Clinical Trials Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation SetPoint Medical Sponsored Content Source Type: news

AstraZeneca inks outcomes-based contract with Highmark for COPD, asthma drug
Health insurer Highmark inked an outcomes-based contract with AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) for Symbicort, the pharmaceutical company’s drug designed to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Highmark said its contract with AstraZeneca is one of the first outcomes-based deals involving a respiratory drug and will apply to commercial members of its national and core markets in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post AstraZeneca inks outcomes-based contract with Highmark for COPD, asthma drug appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat AstraZeneca plc Source Type: news

Inhaled Steroids for Asthma: The Effect of Dose Inhaled Steroids for Asthma: The Effect of Dose
Dr Charles Vega discusses the effect of higher doses of inhaled steroids on asthma exacerbations.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Asthma and allergy as risk factors for suicidal behavior among young adults - Vargas PA, Robles-Sotelo E.
An association between allergic disease, depression and suicidality has been reported. OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationships between suicidality and asthma, allergy, internet addiction, stress, sleep quality, pain/discomfort, and depression, amon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Preschool, Day Care Not Asthma Triggers: Study
Title: Preschool, Day Care Not Asthma Triggers: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - April 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Study: Propeller ’ s digital asthma tech informs policy, improves health
Results from a large, real-world study of asthma patients found that digital health technology can improve patient outcomes and inform city-planning policy, Propeller Health touted this month. The company teamed up with local government in Louisville, Kentucky and a nonprofit group to assess how environmental conditions can influence asthma symptoms using connected inhalers and a data-sharing platform. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Study: Propeller’s digital asthma tech informs policy, improves health appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Respiratory Propeller Health Source Type: news

Preschool, Day Care Not Asthma Triggers: Study
FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 -- Breathe easy, Mom and Dad. Sending your young children to preschool or day care probably won't increase their risk of developing asthma. In fact, researchers report, it may help protect your kids against the respiratory... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta opening its first urgent care center inside the perimeter
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta will open its first urgent care center inside the perimeter April 17. Called Children's at Chamblee-Brookhaven, the facility will be located in the Parkview on Peachtree shopping center at 5080 Peachtree Boulevard in Chamblee, Ga. The 10,000-square-foot urgent care center will have 12 exam rooms and two procedure rooms. Its services will include broken bone, minor cuts, sprained ankle, allergic reactions, asthma attacks, earache or ear infections, fever, sore… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news