NACAP launches registration for pulmonary rehab workstream
The national asthma and COPD audit programme (NACAP) has launched registration for its pulmonary rehabilitation workstream. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The heated ‘egg whisk’ that reduces asthma attacks by 55 per cent by shrinking scarred lung tissue 
A new NHS-backed treatment could dramatically improve the day-to-day lives of people in Britain plagued by severe asthma attacks and who require regular trips to A&E. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children with asthma found to respond better to TCM treatments than conventional bronchodilator and anti-inflammatory drugs
(Natural News) Parents of children with asthma can breathe a sigh of relief once they hear about a potential alternative to conventional bronchodilator and anti-inflammatory drugs. According to a 2017 study, pediatric asthma patients experience improved control after taking traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatment. Children are particularly vulnerable to asthma. The last few years have witnessed increasing numbers of pediatric... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma treatment: New ‘life-changing’ procedure to be offered to patients on the NHS
ASTHMA treatment: A new “life-changing” procedure is to be offered on the NHS bringing hope to thousands of patients in the UK who suffer severely from the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetics and pollution drive severity of asthma symptoms
Finding may lead to a precision medicine approach in environmental health. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 31, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NICE backs 'life changing' asthma procedure for wider NHS use
An “innovative” procedure that has the power to the change the lives of people with severe asthma has taken a major step towards being approved for routine use on the NHS. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Genetics and pollution drive severity of asthma symptoms
(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) Asthma patients, with a specific genetic profile, exhibit more intense symptoms following exposure to traffic pollution, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and collaborators. The study appeared online in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Growth in first 3 years of life affects respiratory health in children
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Children's growth in the first three years of life affects the development of their lungs and the risk of asthma at 10 years of age. This is the main conclusion of a new study carried out by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal, Spain) and Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asthma treatment could help 200,000 who are battling severe form of it
Watchdog NICE gave the green light for bronchial thermoplasty, a radical treatment which heats up the airways to control asthma symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New treatment option for severe asthma
NICE recommends bronchial thermoplasty for adults who do not respond to drug treatment Related items fromOnMedica Four in 10 women with asthma may develop COPD Eczema drug reduces symptoms of severe asthma Asthma outcomes in England still vary hugely by region and wealth Only one third of asthma patients receiving basic care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New asthma treatment set for wider NHS distribution
The new 'melting muscle' treatment has proved to be safe and effective, health experts say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Requiring insurers to cover retail pharmacy vaccinations for adult Californians could save lives, study finds
Requiring health insurers to pay for adult vaccinations given at retail pharmacies could help prevent the spread of deadly communicable diseases such as influenza, pneumococcal infection and human papillomavirus, according to a  new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Many insurers do not cover pharmacy-administered vaccines; cover a limited selection of vaccines; or require people they insure to get vaccinated only at pharmacies within their insurance network, the study reports.Overall vaccination rates in state are lowThe overall vaccination rate among adult Californians is far below federa...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FDA Addresses Severe Lack of Pediatric Devices
To address the scarcity of medical devices that are designed specifically for the pediatric population, FDA convened a public meeting and workshop August 13–14, 2018 to delve into the financial, regulatory, and design constraints associated with this challenging endeavor.[1] Speakers at the workshop included FDA regulators, sponsors, clinicians, and members of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The prevailing message from the workshop was that while there are many barriers to the development of pediatric-specific devices, FDA and community in attendance is committed to developing innovative pathways and ...
Source: MDDI - August 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Jessie Huisinga, PhD and Leah Taylor, MS Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

This summer I treated children choking on air pollution. We have to act – now | Guddi Singh
This is a public health crisis. We doctors want to see diesel cars phased out, investment in clean air zones, and moreA study published this week shows that air pollution has an alarming effecton our cognitive abilities. Shocking as this conclusion 1is in itself, the report joins a long list of research linking toxic air to serious health problems, and demonstrates the devastating consequences air pollution has on people living in towns and cities across the UK.As a doctor working in A&E, I was shocked by the number of children I treated this summer whose health was harmed by air pollution. I saw children choking with ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Guddi Singh Tags: Air pollution Environment Science Health Doctors Source Type: news

Unapproved Drug, Ibudilast, Slows Brain Shrinkage in Progressive MS
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 -- A drug that has long been used in Japan for asthma may slow down brain shrinkage in people with progressive multiple sclerosis, a preliminary trial has found. The study, published Aug. 30 in the New England Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Reducing emergency admissions: unlocking the potential of people to better manage their long-term conditions
This briefing summarises research that explores the link between how well patients feel able to manage their long-term conditions such as asthma, diabetes and depression and their use of health care. The findings show the NHS could reduce avoidable health care use and improve people's quality of life, if they were better supported to manage their long-term conditions (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma: How developing the condition as an adult could be caused by your job
ASTHMA doesn ’t always begin in childhood, but can also be developed later in life when you are an adult. If you develop asthma as an adult, it could actually be a result of where you work. This is known as occupational asthma. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma: How developing the condition as an adult could be caused by this daily routine
ASTHMA doesn ’t always begin in childhood, but can also be developed later in life when you are an adult. If you develop asthma as an adult, it could actually be a result of where you work. This is known as occupational asthma. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical trials show that acupuncture is an effective treatment for asthma
(Natural News) According to a review, patients with asthma may soon find relief thanks to a form of alternative medicine called acupuncture. The paper reviewed several clinical trials and outcome studies concerning cases that used acupuncture to treat asthma. It is of note that none of the trials had a large sample size. The authors also... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four in 10 Women With Asthma May Develop COPD Four in 10 Women With Asthma May Develop COPD
Over 40% of women with asthma go on to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a Canadian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Meet The Award-Winning Medical Device Inspired By E-Cigarettes
The Flyp nebulizer is small, lightweight and convenient. Its company hopes to make a dent in the $56 billion loss that asthma costs the U.S. economy every year in early deaths, medical costs, and missed work. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Suzie Dundas, Contributor Source Type: news

Meet The Award-Winning Medical Device With a Design Inspired By E-Cigarettes
The Flyp nebulizer is small, lightweight and convenient. Its company hopes to make a dent in the $56 billion loss that asthma costs the U.S. economy every year in early deaths, medical costs, and missed work. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Suzie Dundas, Contributor Source Type: news

BF Spiromax vs BF Turbuhaler Inhaler Techniques in Asthma BF Spiromax vs BF Turbuhaler Inhaler Techniques in Asthma
With which of these two different inhalers were patients with asthma most able to achieve device mastery?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Four in 10 women with asthma may develop COPD
(Reuters Health) - Over 40 percent of women with asthma go on to develop more severe lung disease, a Canadian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A deep look at nasal polyps offers insights into allergic diseases
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital, along with collaborators from the Broad Institute and MIT, have used some of the most advanced sequencing technology to peer into nasal polyps, gleaning new insights not only into this condition but also the severe form of inflammation that may lead to other disorders, such as asthma, allergic rhinitis and allergic eczema. The team's findings are published Aug. 22, 2018 online in Nature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

College issues warning over new term 'spike' in asthma risk
Children going back to school are at higher risk of asthma attacks, the Royal College of Nursing has warned, ahead of the start of the new term. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Arkansas Children's Research Institute Gets $3M Grant
The Arkansas Children's Research Institute gets a $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how smartphone technology can help adolescents with asthma use self-management strategies to improve their health. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Asthma sufferers warned before returning to school
Asthma hospital admissions have shot up in recent Septembers after a lapse in children's inhaler use. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Children With Asthma Do Not Have Medications Ready
Low - income urban preschoolers with asthma may not meet home medication readiness criteria (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Where Is Traditional Medicine Heading?
[Ethiopian Herald] After suffering from asthma during his childhood, Merigeta Bekalu Mulu, sought for help from traditional healers. This also led him to attend the church academy for 20 years in Gojjam, Amhara state. On top of this, he worked as an assistant to his grandfather who was healer, and later transferred his ages old knowledge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Many Children With Asthma Do Not Have Medications Ready
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 -- Many low-income urban preschool-aged children with asthma do not meet the criteria for home medication readiness, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in Pediatrics. Jennifer A. Callaghan-Koru, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Links Seen Between Asthma and ADHD Links Seen Between Asthma and ADHD
There may be a strong connection between asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that makes people with one condition more likely to develop the other one, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

New research reveals how the body clock controls inflammation
(RCSI) Researchers at RCSI and Trinity College Dublin have revealed insights into how the body clock controls the inflammatory response, which may open up new therapeutic options to treat excess inflammation in conditions such as asthma, arthritis and cardiovascular disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asthma warning - why you should never ignore this itchy symptom
ASTHMA symptoms include wheezing, difficulty breathing and having a tight chest. But, you should also never ignore having an itch in this unusual place. These are the deadly lung condition ’s signs to watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biologic Agents Are Changing the Landscape of Severe Asthma Biologic Agents Are Changing the Landscape of Severe Asthma
A fourth biologic for severe eosinophilic asthma may soon be available. Who is a candidate for this therapy and what effects can you expect?Medscape Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

First Generic EpiPen Gets FDA Approval
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic competitor to EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions in adults and children. The company Teva Pharmaceuticals gained approval to market the new generic drug, according to an announcement from the FDA on Thursday. Brendan O’Grady, executive vice president who heads North America Commercial at Teva, noted in an emailed statement Thursday that the approval “marks an important step forward in bringing our patients additional prescription medications that have met the FDA’s rigorous standards.&rdqu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News EpiPen generic epipen Local TV Source Type: news

Links seen between asthma and ADHD
(Reuters Health) - There may be a strong connection between asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that makes people with one condition more likely to develop the other one, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Exposure to air pollution found to increase risk of chronic kidney disease
(Natural News) Outdoor air pollution is detrimental to a person’s health – this much is certain. Various studies link it to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Now, researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Labetalol Use Up for Patients With Preeclampsia and Asthma
Use of labetalol versus other antihypertensives linked to increased risk of status asthmaticus (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Labetalol Use Up for Patients With Preeclampsia and Asthma
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- Higher rates of β-blocker use are seen among women with preeclampsia and asthma, according to a study published in the July issue of Obstetrics& Gynecology. Whitney A. Booker, M.D., from Columbia University in New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Three Common Comorbidities With Asthma Three Common Comorbidities With Asthma
Drs Sidney Braman and Linda Rogers discuss the comorbidities of reflux, rhinitis, and sleep apnea that are associated with asthma and whether treating them has a positive impact on outcomes.CHEST and Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Adherium launches over-the-counter inhaler sensor in US
Adherium (ASK:ADR) today launched over-the-counter sales of its Hailie digital inhaler add-on in the U.S. The sensor is designed to integrate directly with prescription inhaler medications, sending adherence reminders and relevant data to a user’s smartphone to assist in managing chronic respiratory conditions like asthma and COPD. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Adherium launches over-the-counter inhaler sensor in US appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Adherium Limited Source Type: news

Don ’t be in any doubt – ADHD is an illness and it must be treated | Ann Robinson
Britain is right to take a more cautious approach than the US, but we should be prepared to fund a range of treatmentsImagine a neurological condition that affects one in 20 under-18s. It starts early, causes significant distress and pain to the child, damages families and limits the chances of leading a fulfilled life as an adult. One in 20 children are affected but only half of these will get a diagnosis and a fifth will receive treatment. If those stats related to a familiar and well-understood illness, such as asthma, there would be little debate about the need to improve intervention rates. But this is attention ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ann Robinson Tags: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Children NHS Health Medical research Society Science Source Type: news

Don ’t be in any doubt – ADHD is a condition and it must be treated | Ann Robinson
Britain is right to take a more cautious approach than the US, but we should be prepared to fund a range of treatmentsImagine a neurological condition that affects one in 20 under-18s. It starts early, causes significant distress and pain to the child, damages families and limits the chances of leading a fulfilled life as an adult. One in 20 children are affected but only half of these will get a diagnosis and a fifth will receive treatment. If those stats related to a familiar and well-understood illness, such as asthma, there would be little debate about the need to improve intervention rates. But this is attention ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ann Robinson Tags: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Children NHS Health Medical research Society Science Source Type: news

Mount Sinai receives NIH Grant to study use of inhaled corticosteroids for sickle cell treatment
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) The Departments of Emergency Medicine and Hematology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have been awarded a $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health toward further study of inhaled corticosteroids to treat sickle cell disease (SCD) in individuals who do not have asthma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Four in 10 women with asthma may develop COPD
Individual risk factors play a more significant role in the development of ACOS than exposure to fine particulate matter Related items fromOnMedica Adiponectin level link to asthma Pregnant women urged to have swine flu jab Stress in pregnancy may raise asthma risk Target rates for caesareans may be too low Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Many Preschoolers With Asthma Don't Have Meds at Home Many Preschoolers With Asthma Don't Have Meds at Home
Just 60% of low-income urban preschoolers with asthma have the medications they need available at home, new findings from the U.S. show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD
More than 4 in 10 women with asthma developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heavy smoking and obesity were among the significant risk factors, a new study found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Pulmonology, Asthma, News, Source Type: news

Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD
FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 -- More than 4 in 10 women with asthma developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heavy smoking and obesity were among the significant risk factors, a new study found. The research involved more than 4,000... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news