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Medical News Today: Cheyne-Stokes respiration: What you need to know
In this article, we look at an abnormal breathing pattern called Cheyne-Stoke respiration, including its symptoms, treatment, and possible prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Asthma treatment: New drug IMPROVES control to help sufferers swerve DEATH
ASTHMA affects 5.4 million people in the UK, and someone has a life-threatening asthma attack every ten seconds - but a new drug could help sufferers control the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GSK 'real world' drug test has second success in asthma
LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline notched up a second win for its pioneering "real world" approach to testing new drugs on Friday as its inhaled medicine Breo proved significantly better than standard care in helping people with asthma. The success of the 4,233-patient trial, which tested Breo in day-to-day practice across the town of Salford in northern England, follows a similar win for the medicine in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) a year ago. The study showed the drug, w (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

25 Tweets Show How Much Trumpcare Could Punish Women
On Thursday afternoon, the American Health Care Act passed in the House by a slim margin ― and the effect it will have on women specifically could be devastating.  Simply put, the bill would allow states to discriminate against women. Before Obamacare, insurers could consider the following pre-existing conditions: being pregnant, having had postpartum depression, being a survivor of sexual assault, having had a C-section or being a survivor of domestic violence. Under the AHCA, states are allowed to waive the requirement that insurers cover people with pre-existing conditions, meaning if you’re deeme...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Things You Need To Know About Your Body's Energy Levels
By Hallie Levine Your energy makeover starts now It’s no wonder so many of us struggle with energy issues. We go, go, go from morning to night, running on little but grit and caffeine. But it doesn’t have to be that way! “The reality is, you can get a real boost by making a few simple changes,” says Nada Milosavljevic, MD, director of the integrative health program at Massachusetts General Hospital. That’s why we put together this complete guide to all-day energy: It’s packed with proven strategies that will keep you powered up as you plow through your to-do list. You’ll also learn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Appropriate Selection of Corticosteroids in Treating Asthma and COPD
You're dispatched to the scene of a residential facility for a patient with difficulty breathing. You and your partner arrive to find an elderly male on his living room couch in clear respiratory distress as indicated by tripod positioning with accessory muscle use, pursed lip breathing, and paradoxical chest wall/abdominal movements (positive Hoover sign). Initial impression of your patient reveals he has difficulty speaking due to his increased respiratory effort and explains that recently he's unable to catch his breath. He says he recently ran out of his home DuoNeb (ipratropium bromide/albuterol sulfate) treatments. F...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 4, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: William Heuser, PharmD, AEMT-CC Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

Feeling sick? The average American home collects 40 pounds of toxic dust per year
(Natural News) A recent report by Today.com showed that the average American home collects as much as 40 pounds of dust annually. According to the report, dust is home to microscopic organisms called dust mites, which reproduce fast and pose a threat to the general public’s health. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) cautioned that dust... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pieris, AstraZeneca ink $45m deal for inhaled respiratory drugs
Pieris Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:PIRS) inked a $45 million deal with AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) to develop a group of inhaled drugs for respiratory diseases. According to the deal, Pieris will get $45 million up front to bring an experimental asthma drug into human clinical trials. The drug is slated to begin Phase I testing this year, which will bring the company another $12.5 million. AstraZeneca plans to fund the development of that program and up to 4 other drugs for respiratory diseases. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Pieris, AstraZeneca ink $45m deal for inhaled respiratory drugs...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Allergan Inc. AstraZeneca plc pierispharmaceuticals Roche Source Type: news

Boston-based Pieris adds AstraZeneca as R & D partner in $45M deal
Shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals soared on Wednesday after the tiny Boston biotech announced yet another collaboration with a big pharma company, this time grabbing $45 million upfront from AstraZeneca to develop inhalable respiratory disease drugs. Under the agreement, Pieris (Nasdaq: PIRS) will get $45 million plus an additional $12.5 million once it begins a Phase 1 trial of its lead drug, a potential asthma treatment called PRS-060. Like others in its pipeline, the drug is an "anticalin" —… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

3 Weighty New Issues in Asthma Care
May is Asthma Awareness Month and so a look at new studies highlighting key aspects of management is in order. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 3, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

Phthalates increase the risk of allergies among children
According to this study, an increased risk of children developing allergic asthma exists if the mother has been particularly heavily exposed to phthalates during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The mother-child cohort from the LINA study was the starting and end point of this translational study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

AstraZeneca boosts early respiratory medicine with Pieris deal
LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca boosted its early-stage respiratory medicine pipeline on Wednesday by signing a deal with Pieris Pharmaceuticals to develop novel inhaled drugs that could fight asthma in new ways. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Large trial of acupuncture for allergic asthma finds benefits in quality of life
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A large randomized controlled, pragmatic trial involving 1445 patients with allergic asthma found that an integrative medicine approach in which acupuncture is added to routine care demonstrated improvements in both quality of life and physical and mental health for those receiving acupuncture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Thunderstorms Can Trigger Asthma Attacks
Weather forecasts may help public and emergency workers in preparation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Fun film to help children use asthma inhalers effectively
A short film that is designed to help encourage children with asthma to use their inhalers effectively has been released today. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 2, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

World Asthma Day 2017: Promoting Awareness and Improved Care
News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Thunderstorms Can Trigger Asthma Flares, Study Finds
Title: Thunderstorms Can Trigger Asthma Flares, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/1/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/2/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - May 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

NIH research improves health for people with asthma
May is Asthma Awareness Month, and the National Institutes of Health is finding solutions to improve health of those who have asthma. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

New roadmap provides blueprint to tackle burden of asthma
A new roadmap has been published identifying key priority areas that need to be addressed to tackle the burden of asthma. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 2, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

World Asthma Day 2017
World Asthma Day on 2 May  is an annual event on organized by theGlobal Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.Cochrane Airways works with authors (typically clinicians and researchers) to produce systematic reviews on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis and other lung diseases, and asthma. Below are a variety of Cochrane resources related to World Asthma Day.Yoga may have health benefits for people with asthma (also in  Russian,Polish,  andTraditional Chinese). Yoga helps my asthma: Julie ’s story and new Cochrane evidence on Ev...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 2, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Thunderstorms Can Trigger Asthma Flares
Weather forecasts may help public and emergency workers be ready to treat wheezing (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thunderstorms Can Trigger Asthma Flares, Study Finds
Weather forecasts may help public and emergency workers be ready to treat wheezing Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma, Environmental Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feature Review: Asthma education for school staff
In this blog, GP  Dr Robin Carr discusses the latest Cochrane evidence on whether asthma education for teachers and other school staff could improve the care of children with asthma in schools and reduce asthma deaths. Reposted with permission fromEvidently Cochrane blog.  “ You can’t be serious, kids still die of asthma in your country?” my shocked friend said. “Actually, they still die in yours too”, I replied.I remember as a GP when I first arrived in Somerset that they were still talking about the 12 year old child who had died from an asthma attack some years...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 1, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Featured Review: Asthma education for school staff
In this blog, GP  Dr Robin Carr discusses the latest Cochrane evidence on whether asthma education for teachers and other school staff could improve the care of children with asthma in schools and reduce asthma deaths. Reposted with permission fromEvidently Cochrane blog.  “You can’t be serious, kids still die of asthma in your country?” my shocked friend said. “Actually, they still die in yours too,” I replied.I remember as a GP when I first arrived in Somerset that they were still talking about the 12-year-old child who had died from an asthma attack some years ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 1, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

GlaxoSmithKline announces $139 million investment in Rockville
British drug giant GlaxoSmithKline PLC (NYSE: GSK) is investing $139 million to expand its Rockville manufacturing site, saying it needs extra capacity there to meet anticipated demand for its lupus drug. Already, the Rockville location manufactures a drug substance in bulk for Benlysta as an intravenous formulation. That substance is also used to make GSK's asthma drug Nucala and its drug for inhaled anthrax called raxibacumab. But now, GSK is hoping to boost that bulk production by about 50 perce nt. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Corticosteroids Overprescribed in Young Asthmatics
Prescribing has gone from underuse to substantial overprescribing. The challenge is to get it just right. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 1, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

Best Practices in Asthma: MDI Missteps to Adherence Best Practices in Asthma: MDI Missteps to Adherence
In their second interview, Drs Vega and Adams discuss how to mitigate common mistakes that patients make with asthma devices.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Thunderstorms Can Trigger Asthma Flares, Study Finds
MONDAY, May 1, 2017 -- Rain often helps people with allergies or allergic asthma by bringing pollen to the ground. But a new study says that's not necessarily the case with thunderstorms, which may actually trigger asthma outbreaks. For example, a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 1, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Summer Camp Prep for Kids with Allergies, Asthma
Meet with staff beforehand and clarify expectations, doctor advises Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Allergy, Asthma in Children, Children's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH research improves health for people with asthma
Statement for Asthma Awareness Month. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 1, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Summer Camp Prep for Kids With Allergies, Asthma
Title: Summer Camp Prep for Kids With Allergies, AsthmaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/29/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/1/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - May 1, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Thank You For Facing Addiction, Mark Zuckerberg. Now, Let's Get To Work.
In a powerful, touching post this weekend, the CEO of Facebook highlighted the opioid addiction crisis that is impacting communities across America. “Treating an epidemic like this is complicated and the people I met say it’s years from even peaking,” he said. “But they also came back to the importance of connection and relationships.” By bringing his powerful voice to this cause at a critical time—when so many people are losing their lives to addiction—Zuckerberg is helping to change the conversation and prompt solutions to be brought to the forefront urgently. Zuckerberg met with...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH research improves health for people with asthma
(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) May is Asthma Awareness Month, and the National Institutes of Health is finding solutions to improve the health of the nearly 25 million people in the United States who currently have asthma. In recent decades, the prevalence of asthma has been increasing, resulting in millions of urgent medical visits and missed days of work and school each year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 1, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Summer Camp Prep for Kids With Allergies, Asthma
SATURDAY, April 29, 2017 -- Heading to summer camp for the first time is always a little unnerving. But for a child with allergies or asthma, there are special concerns. For these children, a few precautions can make summer camp a safe and fun... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 29, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Cipla plea in High Court against change in price of asthma drugs
Cipla claimed that the price of the powdered form of its three asthma drugs were capped without following the proper procedure prescribed under the Drug Price Control Order 2013. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Weak link between grandmums' smoking and autistic grandkids
Conclusion This study aimed to see whether smoking in pregnancy is linked with some traits of ASD in the smoker's grandchildren. Although this was based on a large cohort of children, the results give quite a confusing and inconclusive picture. To be frank, the study raised more questions than it answered. Maternal grandmother smoking was linked with ASD traits only in girls (in whom ASD is less common in any case) – and then only if their own mother did not smoke. When looking at actual diagnosed cases of autism, the link was only found in boys. The study had some important limitations to consider: Most of the dat...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Neurology Mental health Genetics/stem cells Source Type: news

Thousands Are Flocking To Washington This Weekend To Demand Climate Action
WASHINGTON — For the second weekend in a row, thousands of environmentalists plan to descend on the nation’s capital and hold marches throughout the country, this time to resist President Donald Trump’s efforts to derail U.S. climate action. The latest People’s Climate March is scheduled for Saturday, Trump’s 100th day in office. In addition to the main event in Washington, D.C., more than 300 sister marches are scheduled to take place across the U.S. and around the world. Jamie Henn, co-founder of 350.org, one of several groups that organized the event, told HuffPost ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tonic water compounds prevent allergic asthma in mice
A new study reveals that two compounds used to flavor tonic water - chloroquine and quinine - prevented airway inflammation in mice with allergic asthma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

An award-winning app may reduce asthma attacks
'MyAsthma' helps sufferers to monitor their condition and avoid life-threatening triggers. Around 5.4 million people in the UK are diagnosed with asthma, with an attack occurring every 10 seconds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Focus on: emergency hospital care for children and young people: what has changed in the past 10 years?
This report draws on emergency hospital admissions data and finds that the number of babies and young children admitted to hospital in an emergency has grown by almost a third over the past decade. The analysis reveals that many children are being admitted to hospital for conditions like asthma and tonsillitis – admissions that could potentially have been avoided with better care and support out of hospital. The report raises questions about where children and young people can access high quality treatment outside of the hospital emergency care setting (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma news: New FREE app that tells you when your next ATTACK will happen
ASTHMA attacks can occur at anytime, but a new smartphone app has been created telling you when it ’s most likely to hit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma news: New FREE app could revolutionise the CONTROL of potentially fatal condition
ASTHMA attacks can occur at anytime, but a new smartphone app has been created telling you when it ’s most likely to hit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Your Immune System
People often make reference to the immune system when feeling under the weather, but we wondered how many people truly understand the complexities of this internal task force? To put it plainly, the immune system is a network of cells, tissues and organs that work together to protect the body. It is the immune system’s responsibility to tell your body what belongs and what does not. In rare chronic cases, like primary immunodeficiency, the immune system is either missing or isn’t working properly, but for most healthy people, it separates friend from foe ― and responds to enemies (like bacteria, viruses and ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency admissions in young children rise a third in 10 years
GP workforce problems have contributed to growing levels of emergency hospital admissions for children with asthma, tonsillitis and epilepsy, researchers have warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

National Jewish Health and partner to establish respiratory institute in Philadelphia
Denver's National Jewish Health, which focuses on respiratory care, is teaming up with Philadelphia hospital system Jefferson Health to create the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute in Philadelphia. The institute — expected to open this summer — is being created to define the best practices for treating and researching pulmonary diseases and related disorders. Such conditions include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, interstitial lung disease, sarcoidosis, and infectious… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

National Jewish Health and partner to establish respiratory institute in Philadelphia
Denver's National Jewish Health, which focuses on respiratory care, is teaming up with Philadelphia hospital system Jefferson Health to create the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute in Philadelphia. The institute — expected to open this summer — is being created to define the best practices for treating and researching pulmonary diseases and related disorders. Such conditions include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, interstitial lung disease, sarcoidosis, and infectious… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Jefferson, Denver specialty hospital to establish respiratory institute in Philadelphia
Jefferson Health is teaming up with National Jewish Health, a 118-year-old specialty hospital in Denver that focuses on respiratory care, to create the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute in Philadelphia. The institute — expected to open this summer — is being created to define the best practices for treating and researching pulmonary diseases and related disorders. Such conditions include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, interstitial lung disease, sarcoidosis, and infectious… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Jefferson, Denver specialty hospital to establish respiratory institute in Philadelphia
Jefferson Health is teaming up with National Jewish Health, a 118-year-old specialty hospital in Denver that focuses on respiratory care, to create the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute in Philadelphia. The institute — expected to open this summer — is being created to define the best practices for treating and researching pulmonary diseases and related disorders. Such conditions include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, interstitial lung disease, sarcoidosis, and infectious… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Get moving, grandad! Exercise improves brain health in the over 50s | Dean Burnett
A recent meta-study suggests that regular exercise improves the functioning of the brain in people aged 50 and over. How does that work, and is it even surprising?A recently-published study has provided strong evidence that regular exercise is very beneficial for the health and functioning of the brain in the over 50s. To many scientists, this is just confirming what we already knew. But for others, this may come as a surprise to hear.Who can blame them? Crude portrayals and stereotypes from mainstream entertainment, most obviouslybawdy American comedies of the 80s, give the impression there is some sort clear divide betwe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Dean Burnett Tags: Science Neuroscience Fitness Life and style Health & wellbeing Ageing Source Type: news