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Medical News Today: Restrictive lung disease: Types, causes, and treatment
Restrictive lung disease prevents the lungs from expanding fully. Learn about different types, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

LABAs for asthma & mdash; Should I stop taking them?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - August 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thunderstorm Asthma on the Rise Thunderstorm Asthma on the Rise
Another reason to fear thunderstorms? Dr Stadtmauer reviews a perspective on thunderstorm asthma, recently published in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.Medscape Allergy & Immunology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Viewpoint Source Type: news

FDA OKs QVAR RediHaler for Asthma in Children Aged 4+ FDA OKs QVAR RediHaler for Asthma in Children Aged 4+
Teva's breath-actuated inhaler for the maintenance treatment of asthma will be available in early 2018 and will replace the older QVAR metered-dose inhaler.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Can Asthma Cause a Heart Attack?
Title: Can Asthma Cause a Heart Attack?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - August 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Can Asthma Cause a Heart Attack?
Title: Can Asthma Cause a Heart Attack?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - August 10, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Entrepreneurship: Heart and Asthma Monitors? There ’ s an App for That
Start-ups by young Berkeley engineers are marketing devices for home use that will help heart patients and asthmatic children manage their conditions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CAROL POGASH Tags: Entrepreneurship Electronic Health Records Medical Devices Heart Eko Devices Inc University of California, Berkeley asthma monitors Tyler Crouch Connor Landgraf Duo Aeris Charvi Shetty Knox Medical Diagnostics Berkeley (Calif) Source Type: news

Study compares treatment and outcomes in asthma patients in 2 countries
(Wiley) In two countries with a Western lifestyle, similar health systems, and similar asthma prevalence, investigators observed differences in asthma management and treatment costs, despite comparable outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists unearth cell 'checkpoint' that stops allergic diseases
(Trinity College Dublin) Scientists from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, have made a significant breakthrough in understanding the regulation of immune cells that play a pivotal role in allergic diseases such as asthma and eczema. They have identified a 'checkpoint' manned by these immune cells that, if barred, can halt the development of the lung inflammation associated with allergies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Probiotics in Infancy Do Not Reduce Incidence of Eczema
Probiotics in first six months of life do not reduce incidence of eczema at age 2, asthma at age 5 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Roche unloads some rights to drug hopeful after asthma trial disappointment
ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche is offloading some rights to what was once one of its top drug prospects, lebrikizumab, for payments which could total more than $1 billion after the medicine produced only lacklustre results in an asthma study last year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

bitolterol mesylate, Tornalate
Title: bitolterol mesylate, TornalateCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - August 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma in children
Respiratory nurse Jane Scullion and GP Dr Steve Holmes outline common symptoms of paediatric asthma, how to get the medication right and lifestyle modifications. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - August 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 8 Care of Children and Young People Source Type: news

Previous Asthma Exacerbations Predict Future Events in Mild, Moderate Disease
Study authors propose a new asthma patient “phenotype” in which a previous severe event is the sole predictor of another one. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 7, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Lipid Levels Linked to Inflammation in Atopic Asthma
Results of a recent study into the role of lipids in atopic asthma could help identify new targets for therapy. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 7, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Teva wins FDA nod for Qvar RediHaler device
Teva Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:TEVA) said today that the FDA approved its Qvar RediHaler breath-actuated inhaler for the maintenance treatment of asthma in patients ages 4 and older. The device, which is not indicated for acute bronchospasm, is slated to become commercially available during the first quarter of 2018. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Teva wins FDA nod for Qvar RediHaler device appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Wall Street Beat Teva Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

beclomethasone dipropionate nasal inhaler-spray, Vancenase, Beconase
Title: beclomethasone dipropionate nasal inhaler-spray, Vancenase, BeconaseCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/7/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - August 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Study links unhealthy segregated neighborhoods to childhood asthma
(Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) Researchers have had trouble explaining why black children are much more likely than other children to suffer from asthma. A new study by Princeton University strongly suggests that much of the answer lies in persistent residential segregation, which traps minority children in unhealthy, polluted neighborhoods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Asthma drug may help kidney patients regain sense of smell, study says
A common problem among chronic kidney disease patients is a loss of the sense of smell, which could lead to an inadequate diet, researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ten reasons to call the pediatrician about a cough
Every child gets a cough from time to time; there’s really no escaping them. It’s completely normal for children to catch several colds a year, especially if they are in daycare or go to school, and common allergies can cause a cough too. Most of the time, it’s nothing to worry about. Most of the time, some rest, plenty of fluids, honey (for children over a year old) and some patience and TLC do the trick. But sometimes, it’s important to call the doctor. Here’s when you should worry about a cough: 1. Your child is having trouble breathing. Signs of this include: Breathing quickly “Suc...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 4, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Claire McCarthy Tags: Health & Wellness Claire McCarthy MD cough Source Type: news

Ask Well: Can You Develop Food Allergies at Any Age?
Preliminary data from a large, new national study suggests that over half of American adults with a food allergy developed it after age 18. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SOPHIE EGAN Tags: Allergies Peanuts Asthma Food Seafood Fruit Pollen Source Type: news

Asthma Drug May Help Kidney Patients Regain Sense of Smell
Title: Asthma Drug May Help Kidney Patients Regain Sense of SmellCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/3/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/4/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 4, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Asthma Drug May Help Kidney Patients Regain Sense of Smell
Problem is common in chronic kidney disease and can lead to malnutrition and other health issuesSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Kidney Disease, Medicines, Taste and Smell Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung Sounds for Monitoring Treatment in Young Asthmatic Children Lung Sounds for Monitoring Treatment in Young Asthmatic Children
Lung-sound analysis is a useful, non-invasive approach to monitoring treatment effects in infants and children with asthma, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Asthma Drug May Help Kidney Patients Regain Sense of Smell
THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 -- A common problem among chronic kidney disease patients is a loss of the sense of smell, which could lead to an inadequate diet, researchers say. In turn, malnutrition in these patients can result in poor quality of life,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 3, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Bad for You Is Air Pollution?
Title: How Bad for You Is Air Pollution?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/2/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/2/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - August 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Ketamine May Aid in Prehospital Management of Severe Asthma
An ALS unit that has a 60-year-old female on board in severe respiratory distress. On arrival, you find your patient altered in the back of the ambulance. She's hypoxic, with oxygen saturation (SpO2) in the upper 60s, and has audible wheezing. She will not keep the non-rebreather mask on. Initially she was found unresponsive by the ALS crew, who first attempted intubation, but had difficulty doing so as they don't carry paralytics. An 18-gauge IV had been established in the left antecubital area, and she received 125 mg of solumedrol IV. The first arriving ALS crew has treated her before and indicates she has a history of ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jennifer Keefer, BSN, CFRN, NRP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Columns Source Type: news

Take a Number: Caregivers Are Too Slow to Reach for EpiPens, Study Finds
Just 36 percent of children having strong allergic reactions receive epinephrine before arriving at the emergency room, suggesting more education is needed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: STEPH YIN Tags: Epinephrine (Drug) Emergency Medical Treatment Parenting Allergies Children and Childhood Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (Journal) Robinson, Melissa Source Type: news

Immune system warning: These five conditions are because of inflammation
IMMUNE systems are designed to protect us, but sometimes the inflammation they trigger to fight off foreign substances goes wrong - and we ’re left with asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and a number of other conditions. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating asthma in children ages 5 to 11
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Predictive Factors for Exacerbations in Asthma Predictive Factors for Exacerbations in Asthma
Which factors may predict asthma exacerbations?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Health Tip: Learn Your Risk for Asthma
Here are common factors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Asthma, FYI, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Learn Your Risk for Asthma
-- Asthma can begin at any age, but it usually starts in childhood. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says risk factors for developing asthma include: Having frequent respiratory infections and wheezing. Having a parent with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Learn Your Risk for Asthma
Title: Health Tip: Learn Your Risk for AsthmaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/27/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - July 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Africa: Why the Number of People With More Than One Chronic Condition Is Rising in Africa
[The Conversation Africa] Cape Town -More and more people around the world are getting sick with two or more health conditions at the same time. For example, people are increasingly coping with two chronic non-infectious diseases, like hypertension and diabetes. Or they will have a chronic infectious disease like HIV and a chronic non-infectious disease like asthma. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Policy Learning Lab: Root Causes of Asthma
The policy learning lab provides participants with coaching and technical assistance while they work to create policy strategies on asthma prevention. Applications are due by 7/28/2017. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GSK files supplementary NDA for asthma treatment arnuity ellipta
GSK has submitted a supplementary new drug application (sNDA) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of arnuity ellipta (fluticasone furoate) as a maintenance treatment of children with asthma. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - July 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Indoor pollution driving an asthma epidemic, experts warn
A new study by British researchers has shed light on the damaging impact of central heating, gas cookers, cleaning product chemicals, and mold on our lungs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Damp, moldy homes tied to adult respiratory problems
(Reuters Health) - People living in homes with water damage, damp floors or visible mold are more likely to have chronic sinus problems and bronchitis, as well as allergies, asthma and other breathing disorders, according to a large study from Sweden. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pollutant Exposure May Lead to Multi - Generational Asthma Risk
Elevated susceptibility to allergic asthma persists into F2, and with lesser magnitude, into F3 mice (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

NICE changes mind and backs new drug for severe asthma
A new drug for patients with severe asthma has taken a significant step towards being made available on the NHS, following a change of heart by the medicines regulator. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Asthma During Pregnancy: Exacerbations, Management, Outcomes Asthma During Pregnancy: Exacerbations, Management, Outcomes
Find out the best ways to manage pregnant women with asthma -- to optimize outcomes for both mother and baby.Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

NICE recommends Teva ’s Cinqaero to treat severe eosinophilic asthma
The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended Teva Pharmaceutical Industries ’ Cinqaero (reslizumab) for the treatment of patients with severe eosinophilic asthma. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - July 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exercise-Induced Asthma
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma Complexities
Title: Asthma ComplexitiesCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 4/10/2001 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - July 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

High Rates of Respiratory Problems Linked to Indoor Lifeguard Work High Rates of Respiratory Problems Linked to Indoor Lifeguard Work
Lifeguards who spend more than 500 hours a year working at indoor pools are two to six times more likely than colleagues who are exposed less often to have coughs, asthma, and throat and eye irritation, according to a small study in Canada.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

High-dose vitamin D 'doesn't prevent colds and flu in kids'
Conclusion This study found giving a high dose of vitamin D to healthy children in the winter doesn't reduce their overall risk of upper airway infections compared with the standard recommended dose. This well-designed study used several measures to ensure the results were robust. For example, researchers: used randomisation to split the children into groups blinded parents as to which treatment the child was receiving to make sure this knowledge couldn't affect their perception of their child's health used laboratory tests to confirm that the child did have a viral infection There was a reduction in flu with high-...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Why We Fear Death and How to Integrate It into Our Lives
From our first breath in this lifetime until the split second the heart clock stops ticking away the moments of our incarnation, we are on call to this concept called death. Avoid it though we try, deny it, though we attempt, dance away from it, though we insist, it beckons us with finger crooked in our direction. For some it is a blessed relief, at the end of an illness, for others, wracked with serious mental illness, a seductive force to which they may succumb. For others, still, it arrives unbidden, quite by surprise. We use language to describe the experience, such as: Kick the bucket Angel of death Give up the ghost...
Source: Psych Central - July 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Anxiety Grief and Loss Motivation and Inspiration Psychology Self-Help Bereavement death dying Existentialism fear of death five stages of grief Mortality Source Type: news

A City Takes Action - Emerging Strategies for Integrating Health and Housing
A case study on how Boston has prioritized housing, asthma prevention, and the health needs of pregnant women to address the needs of its vulnerable residents. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Physical, breathing exam best way to diagnose asthma
University of Texas researchers have determined that effective treatment of asthma must include a physical, breathing exams and a review of health history. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news