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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

Trial investigates use of asthma drug for patients with heart conditions
(NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy ’ s and St Thomas ’ and King ’ s College London) Researchers at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust have launched an innovative new trial which aims to improve the recovery of patients with serious heart conditions. The CXCR2 inhibition and coronary heart disease (CICADA) study will test if a drug, known as AZD5069, originally developed to treat patients with respiratory conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), can improve recovery from severe angina or heart attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Novant Health Foundation receives grant to tackle diabetes in underserved Triad communities
Novant Health Foundation Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem has received a $94,800 grant towards a program that works to lower the cases of diabetes in underserved areas. The grant comes as Novant Health recently opened an intensive diabetes management clinic in Winston-Salem that seeks to offer a new approach —one that mirrors management programs for diseases such as asthma or congestive heart failure — to helping patients with the disease. The grant, from Th e Cigna Foundation, will go… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Novant Health Foundation receives grant to tackle diabetes in underserved Triad communities
Novant Health Foundation Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem has received a $94,800 grant towards a program that works to lower the cases of diabetes in underserved areas. The grant comes as Novant Health recently opened an intensive diabetes management clinic in Winston-Salem that seeks to offer a new approach —one that mirrors management programs for diseases such as asthma or congestive heart failure — to helping patients with the disease. The grant, from Th e Cigna Foundation, will go… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Best Practices in Asthma: Beta-Agonists to Spirometry Best Practices in Asthma: Beta-Agonists to Spirometry
Drs Vega and Adams tackle challenging issues on asthma, including optimal spirometry use, eosinophil measurement, and beta-agonist overuse.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Boehringer Aims High with Angels Initiative
An innovative scheme to create a community of 1,500 stroke-ready hospitals across Europe has been recognized with the Most Valuable HCP/Healthcare Award at the European arm of theeyeforpharma Awards 2017.The Angel ’s Initiative from Boehringer Ingelheim – which aims to save 100,000 lives by May 2019 – was voted the winner in a unanimous decision by the expert panel of judges.Only one-third of stroke patients in Europe have access to organized stroke care, while just one per cent of stroke patients in emerging markets are provided with lifesaving treatments. In response, the Angels Initiative is working to...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Danielle Barron Source Type: news

Racial, ethnic disparities in pediatric readmission rates for chronic disease vary by condition
(Children's National Health System) Disparities in pediatric readmission rates for chronic conditions such as asthma, depression, diabetes, migraines, and seizures vary, with the lowest one-year readmissions recorded for depression and the highest one-year readmission rates seen for seizure, according to retrospective analyses of hospitalizations at 48 children's hospitals published April 21, 2017 in The Journal of Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Moderate exercise improves over-50s ’ brain health
Tell over-50s to take 45-60 min aerobic and resistance exercise to improve cognition Related items fromOnMedica Aerobic exercise benefits moderate to severe asthma (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Inhaled steroids ‘increase pneumonia risk’ in asthma
Treatment with inhaled steroids may slightly increase the risk of pneumonia in patients with asthma, as well as those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to Canadian researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School
Title: Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at SchoolCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/24/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - April 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

How Common is α -1-Antitrypsin Deficiency?
Discussion α-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1AT) is a common single-gene mutation disease that is homozygous recessive. The normal allele is called M and the most common abnormal allele is Z. There are other alleles though. The gene codes for one of the primary protease inhibitors in the serum, thus those who are homozygous for the Z gene are sometimes referred to as “PIZZ” or “PIZ.” α-1-Antitrypsin is found in all body tissues but is especially important in the serum and lung. As noted it is one of the primary neutrophil protease inhibitors in the serum, and acts to neutralize these enzymes...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Inhaled Steroids Tied to Increased Pneumonia Risk in Asthma Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- 83% higher rate of pneumonia hospitalization (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - April 22, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School
Survey suggests it's one reason why many children have poor control of their condition (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, Rheumatology, News, Source Type: news

Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers At School
Survey suggests it's one reason why many children have poor control of their condition Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma in Children, School Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Happy Earth Day! Here Are All The Terrible Things Donald Trump Has Done So Far.
President Donald Trump gave many signals on the campaign trail that his presidency would be a disaster for the environment. He called global warming a “hoax” and “bullshit,” vowed to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency, and undo regulations to revive the fossil fuel industry.   Almost 100 days into Trump’s tenure, the fears of environmentalists, scientists, public health advocates have been confirmed — and then some. Before he’d even been sworn in, Trump nominated several climate deniers chummy with the fossil fuel industry to his cabinet, including former Texas...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School
FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 -- The thought of having to pull out an inhaler in the middle of school might stop some kids with asthma from breathing better, a study of British schoolchildren suggests. An online survey of almost 700 students with asthma... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 21, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Patients with asthma give doctors their thoughts on treatment goals
(Society for Academic Emergency Medicine) There is increasing emphasis on the importance of measuring patient-centered outcomes of emergency care; however, the existing and most commonly used discharge metrics, which were developed outside of the emergency department setting, have limited applicability to emergency care and fail to capture the concepts that are most important to patients and families. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Teva's new asthma inhaler poses first competition for GSK's Advair
(Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on Thursday launched an asthma inhaler that will be the first direct competition to GlaxoSmithKline's best-selling Advair. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Discrimination linked to increased pediatric asthma rates
A new study shows that African-American children who experience discrimination are at a greater risk of having asthma. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teva launches AirDuo RespiClick, generic inhaled asthma therapies
Teva Pharmaceutical (NYSE:TEVA) said today that it launched the AirDuo RespiClick inhalation therapy and its authorized generic in the U.S. for asthma patients who are uncontrolled on an inhaled corticosteroid. AirDuo RespiClick and the generic are fixed-dose combination therapies contained fluticasone propionate and salmeterol – the same active ingredients as Advair. The therapies are delivered using Teva’s breath-activated RespiClick inhaler. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Teva launches AirDuo RespiClick, generic inhaled asthma therapies appeared first on Mas...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Teva Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Asthma inhalers may cause pneumonia
Breathing in the steroids found in inhalers is thought to be the cause, according to scientists from McGill University, Montreal. Steroid-containing inhalers are prescribed to control airway inflammation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teleflex launches connected asthma management device
Teleflex (NYSE:TFX ) today launched its AsthmaMD Peak Flow Meter, a device designed to help patients with asthma track their lung performance. The Wayne, Penn.-based company’s device integrates with the AsthmaMD smartphone app, which digitally logs peak flow meter readings, symptoms and medications. The app also helps patients share the collected data with their physicians using the cloud-based MyAsthmaMD Physician Portal. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Teleflex launches connected asthma management device appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Respiratory Wall Street Beat Teleflex Source Type: news

Asthma in pregnancy
Everything nurses should know about managing asthma during pregnancyYou must sign in to continue reading this articleHide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: bkennedy Tags: Baby Care Respiratory care Featured Articles Source Type: news

What do practice nurses need to know about asthma in pregnancy?
Everything nurses should know about managing asthma during pregnancyYou must sign in to continue reading this articleHide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: bkennedy Tags: Baby Care Respiratory care Featured Articles Source Type: news

Managing asthma in children
What should nurses know about treating this common condition in children?You must sign in to continue reading this articleHide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: bkennedy Tags: Children ' s health Respiratory care Featured Articles Source Type: news

Clinical: Managing asthma in children
What should nurses know about treating this common condition in children?You must sign in to continue reading this articleHide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: bkennedy Tags: Children ' s health Respiratory care Featured Articles Source Type: news

Sanofi Genzyme hit with patent lawsuit over new eczema drug
Sanofi Genzyme ’s next potential blockbuster treatment is running into legal trouble in California, where a unit of Amgen has accused the Cambridge rare disease drugmaker of infringing one of its patents. Immunex Corp., a subsidiary of Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN), filed a complaint in Los Angeles federal court on Apri l 5 claiming that an eczema drug developed by Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: REGN) infringes a patent related to a failed asthma treatment. Analysts have said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Could you be suffering asthma symptoms? Hundreds risk complications and THIS is why
ASTHMA is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties. However, the condition can be fatal - especially in those who don ’t have their symptoms under control. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: When Asthma Doesn't Improve
-- If you've followed your asthma treatment plan without improvement, it's time to have a conversation with your doctor. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests asking: If you could have another illness with similar symptoms. Your doctor... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

4 in 10 Americans Still Breathe Dirty Air
Title: 4 in 10 Americans Still Breathe Dirty AirCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: When Asthma Doesn't Improve
Title: Health Tip: When Asthma Doesn't ImproveCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Inhaled steroids may increase pneumonia risk in people with asthma
(Wiley) Use of inhaled corticosteroids was linked with an increased risk of pneumonia in a study of individuals with asthma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Discrimination contributes to pediatric asthma rates in African American and Latino youth
(Elsevier Health Sciences) In a new study published in CHEST, investigators found that African American children who reported experiencing discrimination had almost twice the probability of having asthma than their peers who did not experience/report discrimination. Among African American children with asthma, discrimination was also associated with a greater probability of having poorly controlled asthma. For Mexican American children, discrimination and socioeconomic status (SES) act together with discrimination having an effect on asthma only among low-SES children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

A transcription factor drug for asthma
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Wong, W. Tags: twis Source Type: news

4 in 10 Americans Still Breathe Dirty Air
This can lead to health problems that include lung cancer, asthma, heart damage, lung association says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

New insight into thunderstorm asthma epidemic
Researchers at the University of Georgia are working to uncover the causes of thunderstorm asthma outbreaks in order to better predict and prevent them. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news