Medical News Today: Eosinophilic asthma: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Eosinophilic asthma is a type of severe asthma. It is caused by high levels of certain white blood cells. We look at symptoms and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pets and pests could stave off childhood asthma
New research suggests that exposing children before the age of 3 to some pet and pest allergens can significantly lower their risk of developing asthma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Kids' Colds Linked to Asthma, Lung Problems Later
Title: Kids' Colds Linked to Asthma, Lung Problems LaterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - September 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Exposure to Pet and Pest Allergens During Infancy Linked to Reduced Asthma Risk
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Allergy, Asthma in Children (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating asthma or COPD with steroid inhaler raises the risk of hard-to-treat infections
(European Lung Foundation) Older people who use steroid inhalers for asthma or COPD are more likely to suffer particular bacterial infections, according to a large study published in the European Respiratory Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kids' colds linked to asthma, lung problems later
Kids who develop respiratory infections like colds or sinusitis may have a higher risk of asthma and reduced lung function later in life, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids ’ Colds Linked to Asthma, Lung Problems Later
But research is too early to confirm a cause - and - effect link (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, ENT, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, News, Source Type: news

Kids' Colds Linked to Asthma, Lung Problems Later
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Kids who develop respiratory infections like colds or sinusitis may have a higher risk of asthma and reduced lung function later in life, a new study says. Researchers examined data from nearly 155,000 children in Europe.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pet, pest allergen exposure in infancy linked to reduced asthma risk
A new study by the National Institutes of Health found that infants exposed to high levels of indoor pet and pest allergens have a reduced risk of asthma. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boston Scientific touts increased HF risk detection in HeartLogic study
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) today released new data from the MultiSense study of its HeartLogic heart failure diagnostic designed to predict heart failure decompensation, touting increased detection and classification of patients as high or low-risk for future HF events. The HeartLogic diagnostic is designed to provide continuous monitoring of possible heart failure by combining sensors tracking heart sounds, respiration rate and volume, thoracic impedance, heart rate and activity, Marlborough, Mass.-based Boston Scientific said. Results from the 900-patient MultiSense trial was presented at the Heart Failure So...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Exposure to pet and pest allergens during infancy linked to reduced asthma risk
NIH-funded study may aid development of asthma prevention strategies. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Coralberry extract could offer better asthma treatment
Recent research suggests that a substance extracted from the leaves of a common ornamental plant may provide an effective treatment for asthma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Minorities Exposed to Dirtier Air, U.S. Study Finds
Title: Minorities Exposed to Dirtier Air, U.S. Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - September 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Metalworking Fluids in Occupational Eosinophilic Bronchitis Metalworking Fluids in Occupational Eosinophilic Bronchitis
This case of non-asthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis highlights the pulmonary effects of workplace exposure to metalworking fluids.Thorax (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Exposure to pet and pest allergens during infancy linked to reduced asthma risk
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Children exposed to high indoor levels of pet or pest allergens during infancy have a lower risk of developing asthma by 7 years of age, new research supported by the National Institutes of Health reveals. The findings, published September 19 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, may provide clues for the design of strategies to prevent asthma from developing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Papers of note in Science Translational Medicine 9 (407)
This week’s articles show that blocking a prometastatic process unintentionally impairs immunotherapy and report new therapeutic targets in type 2 diabetes and asthmatic lung disease. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - September 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ferrarelli, L. K. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Boston Scientific touts 3-year Alair follow-up study results
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) today released 3-year follow-up cohort results from the post-FDA approved PAS2 clinical trial of its Alair system designed for bronchial thermoplasty to treat severe persistent asthma, touting reduced severe asthma attacks, hospitalizations and ER visits. Results from the trial were recently published in the European Respiratory Journal, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company said. The PAS2 trial is an open-label study which enrolled patients at 27 North American centers, with 95% of the recruited patients considered severe asthmatics. Boston Scientific said that data from the cohort co...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Respiratory Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pneumonitis: Symptoms, causes, and treatments
Pneumonitis is a condition caused by inhaling certain substances, leading to an allergic reaction in the lungs. Learn about the symptoms and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Health Tip: Preventing Food Allergies While Dining Out
-- If you have food allergies and plan to eat out, it's important to remember that the beverages you drink may also be a source of the sniffles or more serious reactions. The American Academy of Food Allergy Asthma& Immunology offers these... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Parents not confident schools can assist child with chronic disease, mental health
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Most parents are sure schools would be able to provide basic first aid but are less confident about a school's ability to respond to more complex health situations, such as an asthma attack or mental health problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cut asthma symptoms in half in just two months when you eat right and exercise, study finds
(Natural News) A recent study revealed that a combination of healthy diet and exercise may improve asthma symptoms in just two months. As part of the research, Danish health experts monitored 125 asthma patients who took lifestyle interventions for eight weeks. The findings revealed that patients who underwent exercise classes three times a week and followed a low-glycemic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Adult Severe Asthma Clinical Pearls / Are EDs Prepared for IDs? / California Infectious Disease Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Resident 360: Clinical Pearls: How … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Healthy Diet, Exercise Improve Asthma Control in Non-Obese Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Combination better than either alone (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - September 13, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Raw milk may prevent allergy and asthma, but is it safe?
More people are choosing to drink unpasteurized milk. Research shows that it can reduce allergy and asthma, but raw milk can also contain deadly bacteria. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

Improving lifestyle factors can help control asthma symptoms
Asthma symptoms such as difficulty breathing, wheezing and coughing can be reduced with improved diet and increased physical activity, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Asthma drug from the garden center
(University of Bonn) The coralberry could offer new hope for asthmatics: researchers at the University of Bonn have extracted a new kind of active pharmaceutical ingredient from its leaves to combat this widespread respiratory disease. In mice, it almost completely inhibits the characteristic contraction of the airways. The plant itself is not exotic: it can be found in any well-stocked garden center. The study is published in the renowned journal Science Translational Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eating well and exercising can halve asthma
Exercising three times a week and following a healthy diet helped people halve their asthma symptoms in just two months, the study by researchers in Copenhagen found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma symptoms: Healthy diet and regular exercise could improve quality of life
A HEALTHY diet and regular exercise can significantly reduce asthma symptoms and improve quality of life for people with the condition, research suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breo Ellipta Addition Superior to Usual Asthma Care (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Year-long Salford Lung Study shows evidence that new agent controls disease (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - September 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

ERS: Combo Product Superior to Usual Asthma Care (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Year-long Salford Lung Study shows evidence that new agent controls disease (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - September 12, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Sanofi indicates dupilumab could be used to treat nasal polyps
PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi's chief executive said that its key drug dupilumab could possibly be used to treat nasal polyps as well as eczema and asthma. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

NeuroBreak: Asthma Drug for Parkinson's? Alzheimer's Captain Ahab
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Charity translates asthma action plans into 10 languages
Nurses can now access asthma plans in 10 different languages including Arabic and Polish to help patients who do not speak English better manage their condition. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hypopnea: Symptoms, causes, and treatments
What is hypopnea and how does it differ from sleep apnea? What are the risk factors of hypopnea, how may it be prevented, and what are the complications? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

AstraZeneca presents new results identifying severe asthma patients who would benefit most from benralizumab
AstraZeneca has announced results from a subgroup analysis of the SIROCCO and CALIMA Phase III trials. The results confirm benralizumab's compelling efficacy and identify key factors that predict which patients with severe, uncontrolled asthma would respond best to treatment with this potential new medicine. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

Children's Law Center and IMPACT DC partner to improve asthma outcomes in Southeast D.C.
(Children's National Health System) Children's Law Center and Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia (IMPACT DC) have been selected by a coalition of 12 funding organizations to participate in the BUILD Health Challenge, a national program that leverages multi-sector community partnerships in order to improve health for everyone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vaping in pregnancy increases a child's risk of asthma
Researchers from the University of Technology Sydney found maternal vaping is linked to impaired lung function and asthma in offspring, and should not be considered a safe alternative to smoking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children With Asthma Prescribed Antibiotics Unnecessarily Children With Asthma Prescribed Antibiotics Unnecessarily
The rate of antibiotic prescription is at least 60% higher in children with asthma than in those without, new research shows, even though such prescribing is inappropriate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Cold weather warning: THESE three serious conditions are more likely in winter
WINTER weather often comes with an outbreak of common colds and flu, but the season can also increase risk of stroke, asthma attacks and seasonal affective disorder. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regeneron, Sanofi asthma drug data fails to excite investors
PARIS (Reuters) - Shares of Regeneron Inc and Sanofi SA slid on Monday after late-stage trial data for their asthma drug, dupilumab, fell short of investor expectations. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Do Asthmatic Kids Get More Antibiotics? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Analysis of Dutch and British data indicate inappropriate scrips (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Having a chest infection raises an adult's risk of asthma
Researchers from the Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands found suffering from a lower-respiratory tract infection before the age of five increases the risk by two to four times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children with asthma being prescribed ‘unnecessary’ antibiotics
Children with asthma are more likely to be prescribed antibiotics, even though there is no evidence that they need them any more than children without condition, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Promoting safety in the most hazardous location through a home safety demonstration site (Safety-2016 abstract #236) - Celenza K.
BACKGROUND More children die from injury than from cancer, asthma and infectious diseases combined and the most common location for injuries to occur are within the home setting. Children, specifically those under five spend majority of their time within t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Asthma and ibuprofen: What are the effects?
Medicines can often interact with pre-existing conditions. In this article, we look at the effects of ibuprofen in people with asthma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Sanofi and Regeneron score asthma hit with dupilumab
PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi and Regeneron's biotech drug dupilumab scored a hit in treating severe asthma, clinical trial data showed on Monday, raising competition in an expected multibillion-dollar market. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Toxicologists recommend human cell-based methods to identify asthma-causing chemicals
(Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) Chemicals that could potentially cause asthma through an immune reaction could be better identified with human cell- and computer-based test methods, according to a new research paper co-authored by the Physicians Committee's Kristie Sullivan, M.P.H., in Applied In Vitro Toxicology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Proteins Cause Cow ’ s Milk Protein Allergy?
Discussion Cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) is one of the most common food allergies. It is estimated to have an incidence of 2-7.5% in infants and a prevalence of 0.5% in breastfeed infants. The prevalence decreases with age at 1% in children> or = 6 years. CMPA does not have a laboratory test and therefore is a clinical diagnosis. It is defined as a “hypersensitivity reaction brought on by specific immunologic mechanisms to cow’s milk.” Generally symptoms present within the first month of life and involve 2 of more systems with 2 or more symptoms. Systems are dermatologic (including atopic der...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Severe Asthma Review / Aspirin in Heart Failure / Missouri IM Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here is what we selected for you from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review article: Adults with … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news