Barriers to physical activity in urban school children with asthma: parental perspective - Kornblit A, Cain A, Bauman LJ, Brown N, Reznik M.
OBJECTIVE: Physical activity (PA) levels are low in today's youth and may even be lower in those with asthma. Barriers to PA have not been well studied in inner-city, minority children with asthma. We conducted a qualitative study to characterize parental ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Annual Asthma-Related Expenditures in U.S. Exceed $80 Billion (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Asthma responsible for 8.7 million lost workdays, CDC report finds (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - January 14, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Is Antacid Use During Pregnancy Tied to Childhood Asthma? Is Antacid Use During Pregnancy Tied to Childhood Asthma?
Pregnant women who take antacids may be more likely to have children who go on to develop asthma than their counterparts who don ’ t take these medications, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Asthma in America Carries $82 Billion Price Tag
That figure includes medical expenses and costs associated with work and school absences and deaths. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GP workload soars as seasonal illness compounds growing flu crisis
Last week's huge rise in flu presentations was matched by similar increases in other respiratory diseases including asthma and acute bronchitis, piling yet more pressure onto GP workloads, the RCGP has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Influenza Source Type: news

Asthma in America Carries $82 Billion Price Tag
FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 -- The economic cost of asthma in the United States is nearly $82 billion a year, federal health officials report. That figure includes medical expenses and costs associated with work and school absences and deaths. However,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma in America Carries $82 Billion Price Tag
Title: Asthma in America Carries $82 Billion Price TagCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - January 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma costs America more than $80 billion a year
The new CDC data shows the respiratory disease, affecting around 15.4 million Americans, is almost as costly to the nation as cancer, which absorbs $87 billion of healthcare spending. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sheldon Cohen named American Psychosomatic Society's 2018 Distinguished Scientist
(Carnegie Mellon University) Today, we take it for granted that stress and disease are linked and that psychological stress, social networks and socioeconomic status impacts infections, cardiovascular disease and asthma. Much of what we know about these connections between biology and psychology is because of Carnegie Mellon University's Sheldon Cohen. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis: Acid-Suppressing Drugs in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Offspring
Taking acid-suppressive drugs during pregnancy is associated with elevated asthma risk among offspring, according to a meta-analysis in Pediatrics. Researchers assessed eight observational... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Prenatal PPI, H2 Blocker Use Linked to Asthma Risk in Child
Maternal use of proton pump inhibitors, histamine - 2 receptor antagonists raises asthma risk in offspring (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Is antacid use during pregnancy tied to childhood asthma?
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who take antacids may be more likely to have children who go on to develop asthma than their counterparts who don ’t take these medications, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Antacids During Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Children
Taking popular drugs for heartburn, a common complication of pregnancy, raised the risk of asthma in offspring. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Asthma Children and Childhood Heartburn Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Study: Telemedicine combined with in-school care could help kids manage asthma
Preventative telemedicine could play a key role in helping school-aged children with asthma manage their condition. A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics, reported that kids who used telemedicine and in-school care for their asthma had fewer visits to the ER than children who used enhanced usual care.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 10, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Physician Perspectives on the Management of Asthma Physician Perspectives on the Management of Asthma
A survey of physicians provides perspective on the variances in asthma control strategies between countries.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Olympics-Norway's Cross-country Success Clouded by Asthma Drug Ethics Olympics-Norway's Cross-country Success Clouded by Asthma Drug Ethics
Norway's cross-country skiers will arrive in Pyeongchang hoping to continue their recent dominance in a sport that doubles as a national obsession, but even at home there are questions over the ethical use of medicines by athletes.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

For city kids with asthma, telemedicine and in-school care cut ER visits in half
(University of Rochester Medical Center) Urban children with asthma who received a combination of telemedicine support and school-based medication therapy were less than half as likely to need an emergency room or hospital visit for their asthma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For City Kids with Asthma, Telemedicine and In-School Care Cut ER Visits in Half
Children with asthma in the Rochester City School District who received a combination of telemedicine support and school-based medication therapy were almost half as likely to need an emergency room or hospital visit for their asthma, according to new research from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Asthma sufferers are 50% more likely to develop cataracts
Researchers from The Catholic University of Korea believe it may be due to patients taking steroids as their first-line treatment, which have previously been linked to eye lens clouding. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Innovation, Sustainability, Prosperity: Japan ’s Healthcare Vision
In 2015, the Japanese government appointed an advisory panel of young experts to lay out its vision of healthcare in the country for 2035. This vision is a healthcare system that delivers unrivalled health outcomes, provides secure and responsive care for all in society, is sustainable, and contributes to prosperity in the nation and around the world.Yet, how achievable is this ideal, and how does the government plan to realize its vision? What is clear is that it will require a paradigm shift – a move from quantity to quality of care and from inputs to value, on care rather than cure, on autonomy over regulation, on...
Source: EyeForPharma - January 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

More Signs of Success for Benralizumab in Severe Asthma More Signs of Success for Benralizumab in Severe Asthma
Dr Nicholas Gross on the latest positive data and the many crucial questions that remain.Medscape Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Admissions of inequality: emergency hospital use for children and young people
This briefing looks at the relationship between deprivation and the use of emergency hospital care by children and young people in England. It aims to describe and highlight areas of inequality and to explore how they have changed over time. As well as looking at the overall patterns of emergency hospital use, it focuses in particular on three common conditions – asthma, diabetes and epilepsy – where more timely and effective primary, community or outpatient care could prevent admissions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby inhaled an LED bulb from the Christmas tree
Medics in France initially suspected the toddler had developed asthma, but a chest X-ray later revealed a u-shaped foreign body. Experts say manufacturers should possibly reconsider shape of some LED bulbs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA volunteers provide free health care at downtown L.A. mega clinic
With the strongly held belief that access to health care should be available to everyone — not just the insured — nearly 200 volunteers from UCLA joined an effort to provide free services to more than 2,000 people at a three-day Care Harbor community clinic.“Los Angeles is still one of the leading areas of people without insurance or access to care and it’s a problem for the community,” said Dr. Patrick Dowling, professor and chair of the  UCLA Department of Family Medicine, who led the UCLA volunteer contingent at Care Harbor ’s seventh health care mega clinic. “I’...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New Atopic Dermatitis Yardstick provides practical guidance and management insights
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) A newly published Atopic Dermatitis (AD) Yardstick from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology has practical recommendations for physicians about the treatment of AD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Children with chronic illness often show signs of mental health problems
(University of Waterloo) Researchers from the University of Waterloo surveyed children between the ages of six and 16, and all within a month of their diagnosis with asthma, food allergy, epilepsy, diabetes or juvenile arthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study links asthma and allergic rhinitis with cataracts
(Wiley) In a study that investigated the association between allergic diseases and ophthalmologic diseases in 14,776 adults, asthma and allergic rhinitis were each associated with a 50 percent increased likelihood of having cataracts. Atopic dermatitis was not linked with cataracts in the Journal of Dermatology study, however. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uncovering asthma ’s genetic origins
YSPH explores how researchers are combing through mountains of data to understand a disease that afflicts growing numbers of children and adults. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New year. New lungs.
I’ve had asthma and chronic lung disease since I was very young. I had to use everything — from my head to my toes — to help me breathe. I remember being able to hear myself wheezing, to feel my lungs rattling. I had marks all over my face from my oxygen mask. I thought I would never be clear of mucus and never be able to walk without being out of breath. All I ever wanted was to breathe. I spent so much energy trying to breathe that I didn’t have much left for eating, so I was really skinny. I spent a lot of time in a wheelchair. When I was able to walk, it would be for short distances and my shoul...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ndeye "Fatou" Seck Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories chronic lung disease double lung transplant Francis Fynn-Thompson Gary Visner Lung Transplant Program Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news

Processed meat 'cancer risk' in older women
New study shows older women who eat processed meats have raised breast cancer risk Related items fromOnMedica Mediterranean diet cuts womb cancer risk Diverticulitis in men linked to high red meat intake Processed meat linked to worsening asthma symptoms Breast cancer risk lower with Mediterranean diet plus oil Dietary intake of veg linked to lower risk of ER-negative breast cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fractional Exhaled NO Moderately Accurate to Diagnose Asthma
FeNO measurement performs better in diagnosing non - smokers, children, and steroid - naive patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Asthma Worse for Overweight Preschoolers
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma in Children, Obesity in Children (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma Worse for Overweight Preschoolers: Study
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Asthma, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Asthma Worse for Overweight Preschoolers: Study
Compared to those with a healthy weight, heavy kids with untreated asthma had 37 more days with symptoms a year, according to a new report. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma Worse for Overweight Preschoolers: Study
THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 -- Preschoolers with asthma may have worse symptoms if they're overweight. Compared to those with a healthy weight, heavy kids with untreated asthma had 37 more days with symptoms a year, according to a new report. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Is asthma a microbiome disease? Stronger gut health linked to preventing asthma in infant boys
(Natural News) A groundbreaking study from University of Alberta revealed that mothers passing on asthma to their children during pregnancy may be preventable, thanks to gut bacteria. Children born to asthmatic mothers, particularly baby boys of Caucasian descent, are known to have a high genetic risk of developing the disease in early childhood. The research team,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vocal Cord Dysfunction: An Often-Misdiagnosed Condition Vocal Cord Dysfunction: An Often-Misdiagnosed Condition
Learn the symptoms and etiology of vocal cord dysfunction, which is often misdiagnosed as asthma or exercise-induced bronchospasms. How can it be differentiated from these conditions?U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Keeping the Holidays Allergy and Asthma-Free
Title: Keeping the Holidays Allergy and Asthma-FreeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - December 22, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Boxed Warning Removed From Certain Asthma Medications: FDA
Title: Boxed Warning Removed From Certain Asthma Medications: FDACategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - December 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Study identifies new loci associated with asthma enriched in epigenetic marks
This study was published Friday, Dec. 22, in the journal Nature Genetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HealthWatch: More Hospitals Not Prepared To Treat Children; Christmas Baby Boom?
BOSTON (CBS) – A growing number of hospitals, including here in the Commonwealth are not equipped to treat children, even for some of the most basic conditions like belly pain or asthma. Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital found that in four states, Massachusetts, New York, Florida, and California the number of kids transferred from local hospitals to more distant referral centers, like a children’s hospital, rose 25% from 2006 to 2011. Kids are not just little adults. The way pediatricians evaluate and treat kids is often different from how they approach adults, and unfortunately, a growing number ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Boxed Warning Removed From LABA/ICS Combination Asthma Medications: FDA
New evidence regarding safety is spurring the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove a Boxed Warning from certain inhaled medications used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The decision applies to a class of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Keeping the Holidays Allergy and Asthma-Free
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Allergy, Asthma (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA to Remove Boxed Warning From Some Asthma Meds
The FDA will remove a Boxed Warning from certain inhaled medications used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity Tied to Greater Asthma Impairment in Preschoolers
But responsiveness to inhaled corticosteroids is not reduced for overweight/obese preschoolers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

AstraZeneca wins FDA nod to remove boxed warning from asthma drug label
After reviewing results from trials involving more than 41,000 asthma patients, the FDA has agreed to remove the boxed warning of serious asthma-related outcomes for AstraZeneca‘s (NYSE:AZN) Symbicort product. Patients using Symbicort, which combines an inhaled corticosteroid and a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist in a single inhaler, did not experience a significant increase in the risk of a serious asthma-related event, according to data from four clinical trials. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post AstraZeneca wins FDA nod to remove boxed warning from asthma drug l...
Source: Mass Device - December 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Wall Street Beat AstraZeneca plc Source Type: news

FDA Drops Boxed Warning on LABA/ICS Asthma/COPD Meds FDA Drops Boxed Warning on LABA/ICS Asthma/COPD Meds
FDA-required postmarket safety studies find no increased risk for serious asthma-related outcomes with products containing a long-acting beta-agonist and inhaled corticosteroid.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Removes Asthma Death Risk Warning from ICS/LABA Drugs
(MedPage Today) -- Four safety studies showed no increased risk, compared to ICS alone (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Keeping the Holidays Allergy and Asthma-Free
THURSDAY, Dec. 21, 2017 -- Allergies and asthma can be worse than the Grinch when it comes to ruining your holiday spirit. " People may not want to admit their allergies and asthma interfere with their holiday fun, but the truth is, symptoms can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

South Africa:Suicide, Asthma, and Dehydration Responsible for Initiation Schools Deaths
[News24Wire] The Eastern Cape health department says dire conditions, suicide, asthma, kidney failure, dehydration, and infected wounds were the main causes of 15 deaths at initiation schools across the province in December. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news