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'Asthma is a killer - it took away my miracle daughter'
The mother of a 10-year-old asthma victim calls for the condition to be taken more seriously. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protective Association Identified for Asthma Against Sepsis
Decreased risk for hospital mortality, septicemia, sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

The Medical Emergency Of Otto Warmbier
All that the doctors who treated Cincinnati, Ohio resident Otto Warmbier knew is what they had seen or maybe read in the news. They knew he had just been released on June 13 from imprisonment in North Korea where he had been held by for more than 17 months. He had been sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly removing a propaganda poster from a wall at a Pyongyang hotel where he had been staying. The University of Virginia honors student had been visiting the authoritarian state during a five-day trip with a group called Young Pioneer Tours, which is a group out of China – an important note. Ot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Racism tied to worse asthma symptoms for black youth
(Reuters Health) - African-American children and young adults with a hard-to-treat type of asthma may have a more difficult time keeping symptoms in check when they have experienced racial discrimination, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

We Must Stop The Secret Senate Health Care Bill
We should all be worried. Right now, the U.S. Senate is working behind closed doors on a secret health care bill that will have an irreversible, negative impact on the health and lives of millions of Americans, particularly those with lung disease like asthma, COPD and lung cancer. Why are they working in secret? Why are they writing this bill without public input or discussion? Every expert and legislative staffer we’ve consulted says the same thing—they’re working behind closed doors and rushing to a vote next week because they know that this bill won’t stand up to public scrutiny. If this bill pa...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pleural effusion: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment
Pleural effusion may be caused by many disorders, but what is it? Learn about the symptoms of pleural effusion, the diagnosis, and the outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Three lessons Propeller learned from a decade in digital health
Madison, Wisconsin-based Propeller Health is now a decade old. The digital health company, which makes connected inhalers and patient- and provider-facing data analytics tools for respiratory diseases asthma and COPD, can hardly be considered a startup anymore. Nowadays the company has numerous published efficacy studies and business relationships with most major pharma companies in the respiratory space. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Case study: Asthma exacerbation with heroin use
The case of an asthma death associated with heroin use. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - June 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.8 Respiratory Problems Source Type: news

Latest health evidence shows that making changes to diet, physical activity and behaviour may reduce obesity in children and adolescents
Two new Cochrane Reviews arethe last in a series of related systematic reviews summarizing evidence on the effects of different interventions for treating obesity and overweight in childhood and adolescence.The reviews summarize the results of 114 studies which involved more than 13,000 children and young people. They show that a combination of diet, physical activity, and behavioural change interventions may reduce weight in children aged six to 11 years and in adolescents aged 12 to 17, but there are limitations in the studies and variation in the results.Childhood and adolescent obesity is one of the leading global publ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nowens at cochrane.org Source Type: news

'Contaminated air' on planes linked to health problems
Conclusion These findings indicate that on rare occasions, pilots have not been able to perform as usual due to poor air quality in the cabin. Also poor air quality has been linked to health problems in the long term. However, there are some limitations of the study that need to be considered: The authors claim they have demonstrated a cause-and-effect relationship based on certain criteria. But with the exception of the acute air toxicity incident investigation reports in the second study, these types of study cannot prove causality. While it is likely that exposure to chemicals is toxic, this study did not link many o...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Lifestyle/exercise Neurology Source Type: news

Many Chronic Illnesses Linked to Suicide Risk
Odds 9 times higher for people with traumatic brain injury, study suggests (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Asthma, News, Source Type: news

Oh, Lovely: The Tick That Gives People Meat Allergies Is Spreading
By Megan Molteni for WIRED. First comes the unscratchable itching, and the angry blossoming of hives. Then stomach cramping, and — for the unluckiest few — difficulty breathing, passing out, and even death. In the last decade and a half, thousands of previously protein-loving Americans have developed a dangerous allergy to meat. And they all have one thing in common: the lone star tick. Red meat, you might be surprised to know, isn’t totally sugar-free. It contains a few protein-linked saccharides, including one called galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose, or alpha-gal, for short. More and more people are lear...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca gets marketing nod for asthma drug Symbicort
Results from AstraZeneca's two clinical studies have shown that the addition of formoterol to budesonide improved asthma symptoms and lung function, and reduced exacerbation. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Guns kill nearly 1,300 children in the U.S. each year and send thousands more to hospitals
Handguns and other firearms cause the deaths of more children in the United States each year than the flu or asthma, according to a comprehensive new report on gun violence and kids.Each day in the United States, an average of 3.5 people under the age of 18 are shot to death and another 15.5 are... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

New patient survey highlights need for more action to help severe asthma patients gain control of their disease
Novartis announced the results of a new survey of 904 severe asthma patients, presented for the first time at the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress[1]. Data from the 'Still Fighting for Breath' survey demonstrate that, despite the widespread availability of oral and inhaled treatments, asthma still places a huge burden on the personal and professional lives of those living with the disease in Europe. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

Link Between Asthma, Type 1 Diabetes Hangs on Which Comes First Link Between Asthma, Type 1 Diabetes Hangs on Which Comes First
The association between the development of asthma and the development of type 1 diabetes depends on which disease occurs first, a large case-cohort study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Novartiz unit Sandoz seeks FDA nod for generic Advair Diskus
Novartis (NYSE:NVS) unit Sandoz said today that the FDA has accepted the abbreviated new drug application for its generic version of Advair Diskus. The fluticasone propionate/salmeterol device is designed to treat asthma in patients ages 4 and older, as well as provide maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction and reduce exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Novartiz unit Sandoz seeks FDA nod for generic Advair Diskus appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Amgen Novartis sandoz Source Type: news

Snus Linked to Asthma and Sleep Problems Snus Linked to Asthma and Sleep Problems
Snus, a moist, smokeless tobacco product, may contribute to breathing and sleep problems, Swedish researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recognizing Summer Allergy Symptoms
-- Allergies can cause symptoms that go well beyond the tell-tale red eyes, runny nose, sneezing and case of the sniffles. The American College of Asthma, Allergy& Immunology says additional symptoms of allergies may include: Allergic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers call for better quality and consistency of electronic health record studies
(Swansea University) We need improved quality of recording asthma diagnosis and events if the UK is to effectively use the very considerable potential locked within electronic health records to promote improvements in asthma care and catalyze research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

6 Ways To Survive Summer Travel With A Chronic Illness
Two summers ago, I planned the family road trip of a lifetime. I bought an inexpensive and used camping trailer, loaded it up with everything from toiletries to food, and set out on a 21-day road trip through six western states. I planned our route meticulously, lining up activities and stops along the way, but what got lost in the shuffle was my own chronic health needs. I assumed I would be able to stretch out my regular medical infusions to allow for my travel or refill my prescriptions on-the-go, but I quickly learned how wrong I was. I spent way too much of my vacation tackling my medical challenges instead of enjoyin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Snus linked to asthma and sleep problems
(Reuters Health) - Snus, a moist, smokeless tobacco product, may contribute to breathing and sleep problems, Swedish researchers report. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Entrepreneurship: A New Lure for Spa Customers? A Salt Cave
Hundreds of spas now offer salt therapy, which some claim can treat asthma and eczema and even regulate blood pressure, though there is no proof. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOANNE KAUFMAN Tags: Salt Spas Caves and Caverns Entrepreneurship Source Type: news

Self-management programs may not help teens with asthma
Researchers at the University of Warwick suggest that teenagers with asthma may not benefit from peer-led self-management programs. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthmatic teens embarrassed to use inhalers says Asthma UK
Youngsters use inhalers just a quarter of the recommended time, a study from Queen Mary University found. Teens worry asthmatics are portrayed as 'weak' in film and on television. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peer-led self-management programs may not help teenagers with asthma
(University of Warwick) A study from the University of Warwick suggests peer-led self-management programs have little impact on the quality of life or lung function of adolescents with asthma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How To Desensitize Your Child To A Food Allergy
The news is suddenly full of new recommendations on how to keep your baby allergy free. But what if it is too late to prevent allergies in your household? What if you’ve already seen your little one break out in hives, swell into a bawling bruised tomato or some other scary reaction? Have the great advances in allergy understanding just come too late for you and your kid? No. Especially if your child is still relatively young.  The newest treatment, under study by experts at Northwestern University in Chicago, involves educating the immune system on the safety of, say, peanuts, by attaching peanut proteins to wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Desensitize Your Child To A Food Allergy
The news is suddenly full of new recommendations on how to keep your baby allergy free. But what if it is too late to prevent allergies in your household? What if you’ve already seen your little one break out in hives, swell into a bawling bruised tomato or some other scary reaction? Have the great advances in allergy understanding just come too late for you and your kid? No. Especially if your child is still relatively young.  The newest treatment, under study by experts at Northwestern University in Chicago, involves educating the immune system on the safety of, say, peanuts, by attaching peanut proteins to wh...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Boston Scientific launches Alair asthma treatment in India
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) has launched its Alair bronchial thermoplasty therapy in India, according to an India Blooms report. The device won clearance in the country with indications for treating severe, persistent, drug-resistant asthma in adult patients who’s asthma is not well controlled with inhaled corticosteroids and long acting beta antagonists. Marlborough, Mass.-based Boston Scientific’s Alair bronchial thermoplasty treatment uses a bronchoscope to deliver radiofrequency energy to reduce the amount of excess smooth muscle tissue in the airways. “There are over 18 million estimated a...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Mind reading: Exploring the psyche of the patient
The role of the patient in managing their health is changing fast. Fueled by technology, empowered patients are demanding more involvement in decision making in optimize their health outcomes. Fueled by rising costs and constrained budgets, healthcare systems want patients to monitor their health, improve their lifestyles and adhere to their medications.With the rise of patient-centricity and ever-greater understanding of the patient journey, there has never been a more important time for pharmaceutical companies to offer patient support programs that meaningfully impact patients ’ lives.Tailoring support programs to...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news

Mind Reading: Exploring the Psyche of the Patient
The role of the patient in managing their health is changing fast. Fueled by technology, empowered patients are demanding more involvement in decision making in optimize their health outcomes. Fueled by rising costs and constrained budgets, healthcare systems want patients to monitor their health, improve their lifestyles and adhere to their medications.With the rise of patient-centricity and ever-greater understanding of the patient journey, there has never been a more important time for pharmaceutical companies to offer patient support programs that meaningfully impact patients ’ lives.Tailoring support programs to...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news

Drying laundry inside may trigger an asthma attack
An expert from the Asthma Society of Ireland warns that damp clothes create an ideal breeding ground for mould, which then releases invisible spores. These spores can trigger allergic reactions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows pharmacists knew more about penicillin allergy than MDs
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) A new study shows many physicians who treat patients with 'penicillin allergy' listed in their charts may not fully understand important facts about penicillin allergy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Overfed and Underfed: Global Food Extremes
The international community of nations has made commitments to eliminate hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030 and also to promote and protect health through nutritious diet, healthy eating and increased physical activity. Credit: IPSBy Joseph ChamieNEW YORK, Jun 12 2017 (IPS)Global food extremes of chronic undernourishment and obesity have brought about a bipolar world of hundreds of millions of underfed and overfed people. Of the world’s population of 7.5 billion the proportions suffering from chronic undernourishment and those afflicted by obesity are similar, approximately 11 percent or tog...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Development & Aid Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Allergic and asthmatic bronchitis: Causes and treatments
Bronchitis occurs when the lining of the bronchial tubes becomes inflamed. Learn more about the difference between asthmatic and allergic bronchitis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lung biopsy procedure: What to expect
What are the different types of lung biopsy and who will need a lung biopsy? Learn about the preparation, risks, recovery, and benefits of a biopsy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Air pollution more harmful to children in cars than outside, warns top scientist
Exclusive: Walking or cycling to school is better for children ’s health as cars are ‘boxes collecting toxic gases’ says David KingOpinion: Smoking in cars is banned. But children still inhale toxic fumes in backseatsChildren are at risk of dangerous levels of air pollution in cars because exposure to toxic air is often far higher inside than outside vehicles, a former government chief scientific adviser has warned.Prof Sir David King,writing for the Guardian, says walking or cycling to school would be much better for children ’s health. The warning comes as the UKgovernment faces a third legal defe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Pollution David King Transport policy Environment UK news Research Asthma Health Science Source Type: news

Smoking in cars is banned. But children still inhale toxic fumes in backseats
Studies show pollution levels inside cars are higher than outside where NO2 emissions are dissipated into the wider atmosphere•Air pollution more harmful to children in cars than outside, warns top scientistBy now, if you are a pedestrian or cyclist you are probably aware that traffic pollution is a danger to your health, but there is one group of people who are perhaps more at risk: children in cars.Numerous studies have shown how high pollution levels are in cars. Astudy in Copenhagen found that a driver actually breathed in higher amounts of pollution than a cyclist on the same road. For the cyclist, the emissions ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: David King Tags: David King Pollution Environment Science Research Health Health policy Asthma General election 2017 Society Politics Education Source Type: news

What are Indications for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)?
DiscussionObstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is defined as a “disorder of breathing during sleep characterized by prolonged partial upper airway obstruction and/or intermittent complete obstruction (obstructive apnea) that disrupts normal ventilation during sleep and normal sleep patterns.” It is different than primary snoring which is snoring without apnea, sleep arousals, or problems with gas exchange. OSAS symptoms include snoring (often with snorts, gasps or pauses), disturbed sleep (often frequent arousals) and daytime neurobehavioral problems. Sleepiness during the day can occur but is less common in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Exercising with bronchitis: Is it safe?
In this article, learn about exercise and lung health. What are the considerations and precautions for exercising with acute and chronic bronchitis? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Infant swimming: Do indoor pools increase asthma risk?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - June 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Climate Change May Up Asthma Irritant, Study Says
Title: Climate Change May Up Asthma Irritant, Study SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/8/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - June 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Parkes Family ’s Mission of Advancing Asthma Care Continues with UR Professorship
The family of the late Mary M. Parkes, for whom the UR Medicine asthma center is named, is continuing its mission of advancing care and research with creation of the Walter& Carmina Mary Parkes Family Endowed Professorship at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - June 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Get the'Mouse Out of the House': Will It Improve Asthma? Get the'Mouse Out of the House': Will It Improve Asthma?
A study uses intensive home pest control methods to improve asthma symptoms in children and teens.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 8, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Climate Change May Up Asthma Irritant, Study Says
Researchers warn about possible increase of Alternaria alternata fungus Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Allergy, Asthma, Climate Change (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Climate Change May Up Asthma Irritant, Study Says
THURSDAY, June 8, 2017 -- Climate change may increase people's exposure to an outdoor fungus that can damage airway cells, leading to a rise in asthma and allergy symptoms, a new study contends. The widespread fungus, called Alternaria alternata,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sometimes It Is Just a Cigar, But the Nicotine?
Nicotine amounts aren't constant among cigar brands Even smokers of the same brand may be exposed to varying doses of nicotine and other smoke constituents. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 6, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Joyce Frieden Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Are Pets the New Probiotic?
Pets, especially dogs, may have a salutary effect on health because they add to the rich array of microbes in our homes, to the benefit of our immune systems. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD SCHIFFMAN Tags: Microbiology Dogs Digestive Tract Animals Cats Bacteria Immune System Salmonella (Bacteria) Asthma Pets Hygiene and Cleanliness Source Type: news