Mum's immune response could trigger social deficits for kids with autism
(University of Sydney) Children with autism are more likely to show severe social symptoms if their mother had chronic asthma or allergies while pregnant, the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre reveals today in Molecular Psychiatry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

OncoArendi to evaluate OATD-01 in Phase I trial for asthma
Polish biopharmaceutical company OncoArendi Therapeutics is set to conduct a Phase I clinical trial of its lead drug candidate OATD-01 to treat patients suffering from asthma. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - October 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Common Is Hereditary Angioedema?
Discussion Angioedema is edema that is non-pitting, self-limited occurring in non-dependent areas usually in an asymmetric distribution usually on the lips, face, hands, feet, genitals and also in the bowel. It usually develops over minutes to hours (often 1-2 hours) with resolution usually within 24-48 hours. Angioedema often occurs with urticaria but 20% of patients may have isolated angioedema. Acute allergic angioedema is often caused by drugs (including antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), foods, infections, insects, various organic substances (i.e. latex, preservatives, formaldehyde, etc.), and oth...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 9, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

GPs in emergency departments may reduce waiting times and admissions
However, GPs in emergency departments may increase rates of prescribing of antibiotics Related items fromOnMedica Doctors told to halve inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions by 2020 Children with asthma prescribed ‘unnecessary antibiotics’ No evidence to back mantra that patients need to complete antibiotic course New test identifies antibiotic-resistant bacteria GP antibiotic prescribing falling faster than ever (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 9, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Asthma attacks cut in half by vitamin D supplements, study finds
(Natural News) A study has found a better option for treating or lowering the risk of asthma, as reported by The Daily Mail. Aside from strengthening the bones and muscles, vitamin D supplements can also lessen the risk of respiratory problems, such as severe asthma by 50 percent, according to the new study. “Vitamin D... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pneumoconiosis: Symptoms, risk factors, and management
Pneumoconiosis is a lung disease caused by dust particles. In this article, learn more about pneumoconiosis, its symptoms, risk factors, and management. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

5 pounds of THIS in your body?
Did you know that by the time you’re 50, you could have almost five pounds of toxins trapped inside your cells, tissue and organs? For millions of years, we had clean air and pure water. But in the past hundred years, our environment has changed faster than we can evolve with it. We weren’t designed to live in a modern world of manmade chemicals, toxins and pollutants. That’s why purging your body of pollutants is more important today than ever. Environmental toxins have become a major health threat. These toxins have linked with many of today’s chronic diseases including: • Cancer • Di...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Vitamin D may prevent asthma worsening for some
Conclusion This review gathers the available trial evidence to address the specific question of whether giving people with asthma vitamin D supplements could have an effect on how many asthma exacerbations they have. The review has many strengths. It only included double-blind trials, where participants and assessors didn't know if people were taking vitamin D or a placebo. Researchers also made careful attempts to gather all relevant data and information on confounding factors, and all but one trial had a low risk of bias. But there are some limitations to bear in mind: With the relatively small number of trials and par...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Source Type: news

HEADACHE WARNING: Asthma in pregnancy linked to THESE painful conditions
PREGNANT women with asthma are more likely to give birth to underweight babies, and suffer from headaches and vision problems, a study has found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The 10 best asthma blogs
We have put together the best blogs for asthma that educate, inspire, and support individuals with asthma, as well as their friends and families. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Pregnant women with asthma are 17% more likely to have pre-eclampsia
Research published inThe Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practicereports that women with asthma are 17% more likely to develop pre-eclampsia, and are also at risk of having a caesarean section, underweight babies and short pregnancies.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Two weeks to bowel cancer?
There’s no doubt antibiotics have saved a lot of lives. But because they’ve been overprescribed for so many years we’ve ended up with a slew of health problems. For one thing, overuse of antibiotics wreaks havoc on your microbiome… That’s your body’s ecosystem. Your microbiome has 100 trillion or so bacteria, viruses and fungi. It affects just about every organ and body system. Some of these gut bugs cause disease and infection. But other good bacteria are called “probiotics.” They boost your immune system. They help you digest your food and turn it into vitamins. But in...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Randall Hall Tags: Cancer Health Men's Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D May Reduce Asthma Severity; Smell Test Could Predict Dementia Risk
BOSTON (CBS) – A common vitamin could reduce the severity of asthma attacks in people with the condition. London researchers reviewed a number of previous studies involving almost a thousand patients with asthma and found that supplementation with vitamin D reduced the need for ER visits and hospitalizations for asthma by 50 percent. Patients on vitamin D also appeared to reduce the need for treatment with steroids by 30 percent. Most of the study subjects were adults with mild to moderate asthma so it is unclear what the effects might be with children or people with more severe asthma. And the patients were continui...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dimentia Dr. Mallika Marshall Vitamin D Source Type: news

Fried foods? Use THIS oil.
You’ve probably heard some very confusing advice about which cooking oils are best for your health. Almost every time you read an article or watch a health show on TV, someone is recommending some good-for-you grease that’s somehow better, less cancer-causing, more antioxidant-rich, less (or sometimes more) fatty than the last. The problem begins with doctors and nutritionists — and Big Food — who like to classify cooking oils by categories of fat, claiming that one category is “good” and another is “bad.” Don’t listen to them. We already know that mainstream medicine a...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Nutrition Cancer cooking fat food oil Source Type: news

Vitamin D May Protect Against Asthma Exacerbations (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patients with low serum 25(OH)D appeared to benefit in meta-analysis (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - October 4, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

How to Parent Like a Scandinavian
When I became a mom in the U.S., the parenting experience was nothing like I had expected. The playgrounds, which I thought would be teeming with children, were often deserted. Most young children seemed to be either glued to a screen at home or being drilled with academics at preschool. When I went outside for daily walks with my baby in the winter, people took pity on us and offered me rides. Meanwhile in my native Sweden, kids gear up to go outside every day, regardless of the weather, both at home and at preschool. Forget flash cards, wall words and kindergarten readiness — Scandinavian parents are keener to have...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Åkeson McGurk Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Parenting Source Type: news

Vectura asthma inhaler makes "positive" regulatory progress in Europe
(Reuters) - British drugmaker Vectura said its asthma inhaler Flutiform had made favorable regulatory progress in Europe, and it can now apply for approvals through its partner. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Women with asthma are more likely to have pre-eclampsia
Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden also found the chronic lung condition raises the risk of women having a cesarean section, an underweight baby and a short pregnancy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements protect against severe asthma attacks
Asthma sufferers could halve their risk of suffering a severe attack requiring hospitalisation simply by taking a vitamin D supplement, according to a study inThe Lancet Respiratory Medicine.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vitamin D supplements may reduce asthma severity
A review of randomized controlled studies suggests that vitamin D supplementation, when combined with standard medication, may reduce asthma severity. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Best winter supplements: You can't get THIS important vitamin from diet alone
THE BEST supplements to boost your diet during dark winter months include vitamin D, which has now been found to protect against severe asthma attacks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma increases risk of complications during pregnancy and delivery
(Karolinska Institutet) Women with asthma suffer more often from preeclampsia (PE) and run a higher risk of giving birth to underweight babies. These and other complications during pregnancy and delivery can not be explained by hereditary or environmental factors, according to a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 4, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplement 'halves risk' of severe asthma attack
The British study found people who took the daily tablets alongside their normal asthma treatment were 50 per cent less likely to suffer attacks so severe that they had to be taken to A&E. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D benefits: Sunshine pill cuts in half severe asthma attacks
TAKING Vitamin D pills slashes the number of casualty visits or hospital admissions for severe asthma attacks in half, a new study found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthur Janov, 93, Dies; Psychologist Caught World ’ s Attention With ‘ Primal Scream ’
The father of primal scream therapy, Dr. Janov maintained, not without controversy, that it could cure an array of ills, from alcoholism to asthma. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGALIT FOX Tags: Janov, Arthur Therapy and Rehabilitation Psychology and Psychologists Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

Arthur Janov, Psychologist Who Caught Attention With ‘ Primal Scream, ’ Dies at 93
The father of primal scream therapy, Dr. Janov maintained, not without controversy, that it could cure an array of ills, from alcoholism to asthma. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGALIT FOX Tags: Arthur Janov Deaths (Obituaries) Therapy and Rehabilitation Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

Bacillus Calmette-Guerin Vaccination and Childhood Asthma Bacillus Calmette-Guerin Vaccination and Childhood Asthma
While some have speculated that BCG vaccination in infancy might protect against childhood asthma, the results of this study proved disappointing.American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Arthur Janov, Psychologist Who Set the World Screaming, Dies at 93
The father of primal scream therapy, Dr. Janov maintained, not without controversy, that it could cure an array of ills from alcoholism to asthma. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGALIT FOX Tags: Arthur Janov Deaths (Obituaries) Therapy and Rehabilitation Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

Montelukast Adds Little For Elderly Asthma Patients
A new study ’s lead author notes, however, that lack of significant effect may have been secondary to important study limitations. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Childhood Respiratory Tract Infections Linked to Later Asthma
Lower respiratory infections in children seem to predispose to poor adult lung function, but causation and directionality have yet to be determined. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Montelukast Adds Little For Elderly Asthma Patients
Montelukast for 8 weeks appeared to reduce daily symptoms scores and number of puffs of albuterol relative to placebo, but the results did not reach statistical significance. But....there are caveats. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Childhood Respiratory Tract Infections Linked to Later Asthma
Lung function in childhood is most likely related to lung function in adulthood, a new study suggests. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Children without allergies can still be afflicted with asthma-like coughing and wheezing
(Cleveland Clinic) Doctors have long wondered why children without allergies can still be afflicted with asthma-like coughing and wheezing. In a new study, Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified a protein that may be responsible. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 2, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared
More than 3.9 million Americans died from COPD over last 35 years, new data shows Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma, COPD, Lung Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adults With Asthma Not Getting Pneumonia Vaccine As Recommended
BOSTON (CBS) – At about this time, we start talking about flu shots but many adults are missing out on another key vaccine. The pneumonia vaccine is recommended for all adults with asthma, but a new study finds that only 42% of people ages 18 to 64 who have asthma getting it. Also known as the pneumococcal vaccine, it protects against a type of bacteria that commonly causes pneumonia. A version of the vaccine is given to kids in early childhood, older adults, and people with chronic illnesses, including asthma. So why aren’t more than half of adults with asthma getting the shot? Perhaps they have never heard o...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Flu Shot pneumonia vaccine Source Type: news

Asthma medication causes mental health problems, study finds
(Natural News) Researchers from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands found in their recently conducted study that Montelukast, sold in the United States as Singulair – which is a maintenance treatment of asthma and is used to alleviate symptoms of other allergies – can cause nightmares and a score of other mental health issues,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Breast-feeding May Help Teeth
-- Breast-feeding has been shown to help babies fight infections and prevent asthma, childhood obesity and SIDS. It may also help both the mother's and baby's teeth, recent research finds. Children who were breast-fed exclusively for the first six... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many With Work-Related Asthma Not Getting Key Vaccine
Title: Many With Work-Related Asthma Not Getting Key VaccineCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/28/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - September 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Neuro-immune crosstalk in allergic asthma
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) A research team has uncovered a fundamental molecular cue that the nervous system uses to communicate with the immune system, and may potentially trigger allergic lung inflammation leading to asthma. Their insights into this neuro-immune crosstalk are published in Nature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pneumococcal Vaccine Not Reaching Majority of Adults with Asthma (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Many adults with asthma still aren't receiving the pneumococcal vaccine as recommended … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pneumococcal Vaccine for Only Half With Work - Related Asthma
54 percent of adults with work - related asthma, 35 percent with non - work - related asthma vaccinated (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Dipstick test children ’s urine before prescribing antibiotics
Test in infants and children 3 months or older but younger than 3 years with suspected UTI Related items fromOnMedica GPs need support to convince public to stop expecting antibiotics Feedback better than education for cutting inappropriate antibiotic prescribing Children with asthma prescribed ‘unnecessary antibiotics’ GPs welcome NICE advice on bronchiolitis in children (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Neuro-Immune Crosstalk in Allergic Asthma
Study reveals a way in which the nervous system communicates with the immune system and allergic inflammation gets amplified. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - September 28, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Neuro-Immune Crosstalk in Allergic Asthma
Study reveals a way in which the nervous system communicates with the immune system and allergic inflammation gets amplified. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - September 28, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Inhaler to Combine 3 Medicines
2 days ago ... AARP Membership: Join or Renew for Just $16 a Year ... WATCH: Asthma and COPD treatment with inhalers - AARP · Learn about health ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 27, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Many With Work - Related Asthma Not Getting Key Vaccine
Recommended pneumococcal shot taken by little more than half, CDC report shows (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Asthma, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Many with Work-Related Asthma Not Getting Key Vaccine
Recommended pneumococcal shot taken by little more than half, CDC report shows Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma, Immunization, Occupational Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Asthma: Redefining this silent killer
Asthma can kill individuals with mild symptoms - even those who do not routinely take medication. Find out why experts say it's time for a rethink. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Many With Work-Related Asthma Not Getting Key Vaccine
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 -- Only half of American adults with work-related asthma get the recommended vaccination against pneumococcal disease, a new study finds. Adults with asthma are at increased risk for pneumococcal disease, and the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New asthma app to help young people manage condition
A new smartphone application, or “app”, is being developed to give children and young people with asthma in London greater control over their treatment. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news