Device that measures cell strength could help identify drugs for asthma, hypertension
(Rutgers University) Engineers, doctors and scientists at UCLA and Rutgers University have developed a tool that measures the physical strength of individual cells 100 times faster than current technologies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Discharge strategies to prevent asthma readmissions
(Children's National Health System) 'Improving how we care for children who are hospitalized with asthma includes preparing them for a successful return home with the best tools to manage their illness and prevent a future hospital visit,' says Kavita Parikh, M.D., M.S.H.S. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Device that measures cell strength could help identify drugs for asthma, hypertension and muscular dystrophy
Engineers, doctors and scientists at UCLA and Rutgers University have developed a tool that measures the physical strength of individual cells 100 times faster than current technologies.The new device could make it easier and faster to test and evaluate new drugs for diseases associated with abnormal levels of cell strength, including hypertension, asthma and muscular dystrophy. It could also open new avenues for biological research into cell force. It is the first high-throughput tool that can measure the strength of thousands of individual cells at a time.“Our tool tracks how much force individual cells exert over ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Vital Signs: Asthma in Children — United States, 2001–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of All Emergency Department (ED) Visits Made by Patients with Asthma, by Sex and Age Group — National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, United States 2014–2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Yorkshire nurses pioneering access to severe asthma drugs
Nurses, doctors and therapists at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are working together to identify and treat people with severe asthma who could benefit from new drugs. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Asthma Rates Among Children In The United States Are Dropping
BOSTON (CBS) – Asthma rates among children in the United States are dropping. According to the CDC, the percentage of children with asthma fell from 9.4% in 2010 to 8.3% in 2016. Hospitalizations were cut in half over a decade. Asthma is the leading cause of chronic illness in children and can be deadly, so declining rates of disease are encouraging. That means fewer missed days at school, fewer missed days at work for parents, and fewer kids dealing with the difficulties of managing a chronic illness. That said, half of kids with asthma had an asthma attack in 2016 so more work needs to be done. We need to continue ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Syndicated Local Asthma Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

CDC: Pediatric Asthma Control Improving in U.S.
(MedPage Today) -- Report showed fewer hospitalizations and missed school days (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 7, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

From the heart: The tale of a three-time transplant recipient
Playing youth hockey and Little League in the spring of 1988, I started to become easily fatigued. I became very weak and could no longer run around. By May, a visit to my pediatrician resulted in a trip to the Boston Children’s Hospital Cardiology Clinic on Fegan 6 and the first of many cardiac catheterizations I would receive in my life. The results of that first procedure were shared in my corner room across from the nurses’ station on 6 East (the cardiac step-down at the time): I would need a heart transplant for cardiomyopathy. It was Friday the 13th. I was 10 years old. Tim, before he ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 7, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tim Gallagher Tags: Our Patients’ Stories cardiac catheterization cardiomyopathy heart transplant Heart transplant program kidney transplant Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news

AstraZeneca: An Embarrassment Of Riches
2017 was a busy year for AstraZeneca. With 19 major new drug approvals in the US, Europe and Japan, many are looking to the company ’s rise in R&D productivity described by Mene Pangalos, head of its Innovative Medicines and Early Development unit,in a recent Reuters article as “less people, less sites and less money”.With so many launches, it was also a very busy year for Medical Affairs, says Mark Mallon, EVP, Global Product and Portfolio Strategy, Global Medical Affairs and Global Corporate Affairs.“2017 was unprecedented – one of the best company performances in the industry – bu...
Source: EyeForPharma - February 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Chapman Source Type: news

Asthma Attacks on the Decline Among U.S. Kids
Title: Asthma Attacks on the Decline Among U.S. KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - February 7, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma attacks on the decline in U.S. kids
Fewer children are having to deal with asthma attacks ​in recent years, but more work is still needed, federal health officials say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vital Signs: Asthma in Children - United States, 2001-2016
CDC analyzed asthma data from the 2001-2016 National Health Interview Survey for children aged 0-17 years to examine trends and demographic differences in health outcomes and health care use. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EARLY RELEASE: Vital Signs: Asthma in Children — United States, 2001–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Asthma in Children: Getting It Under Control
February 13, 2018 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asthma Attacks on the Decline Among U.S. Kids
TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 -- Fewer U.S. children are having to deal with asthma attacks in recent years, federal health officials reported Tuesday. That also translates into fewer missed school days and hospital visits, the researchers noted. In fact,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Easing Your Child's Asthma
TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 -- If your child is among the 10 percent of kids with asthma, you want to do everything you can to control it. Start by working with your child's allergist to identify his or her unique asthma triggers and ways to avoid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Quiet Your Cough
-- A persistent cough may transmit an illness and keep you up at night, but there are things you can do to help tame your discomfort, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says. A cough may be triggered by conditions including asthma, allergy, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Easing Your Child's Asthma
Title: Easing Your Child's AsthmaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - February 6, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma Mortality Among Adults, by Industry and Occupation Asthma Mortality Among Adults, by Industry and Occupation
This study examined trends in adult asthma deaths over time. What percentage of asthma-related deaths might be attributable to occupational exposures?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

New fuel standards will decrease childhood asthma cases
(University of Delaware) New study in Nature Communications quantifies health benefits of new standard for shipping fuel, finding it will result in a 3.6 percent reduction of childhood asthma globally. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aussie flu: Four million asthma patients at risk of DEATH, warns Asthma UK
AUSSIE flu symptoms include headaches, sore throats and vomiting. But, charity Asthma UK has warned asthmatics that they ’re at risk of life-threatening asthma attacks as a consequence of influenza infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rapid resolution and redress scheme for severe avoidable birth injury
Solicitor Sezan Taner explains what healthcare professionals need to know Related items fromOnMedica All pregnant women with type 1 diabetes should be offered continuous glucose monitoring Toddler and maternal fructose intake linked to asthma Women happier with maternity care, national survey shows First trimester exposure to antithyroid drugs linked with birth defects Premature births linked to bacterial changes in vagina (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - February 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Update on government scheme for birth injury cases
Solicitor Sezan Taner explains what healthcare professionals need to know Related items fromOnMedica All pregnant women with type 1 diabetes should be offered continuous glucose monitoring Toddler and maternal fructose intake linked to asthma Women happier with maternity care, national survey shows First trimester exposure to antithyroid drugs linked with birth defects Premature births linked to bacterial changes in vagina (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - February 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Asthma Exacerbation in Kids: A Trial of Two Steroids Asthma Exacerbation in Kids: A Trial of Two Steroids
Finally, a randomized trial of two oral steroid strategies in the management of acute pediatric asthma exacerbation.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Acupressure for asthma: 8 pressure points to relieve symptoms
(Natural News) Asthma is one of the most common health problems in the world today. It is a long-term lung disease that is most commonly found in children. Fortunately, you can relieve asthma with acupressure techniques. Listed below are eight acupressure points that can help ease the symptoms of asthma. Collarbone pressure point – This... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COPD Drug Tiotropium Shows Promise in Preschoolers With Persistent Asthma COPD Drug Tiotropium Shows Promise in Preschoolers With Persistent Asthma
A new study provides preliminary evidence that tiotropium, a long-acting anticholinergic drug used for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is safe and effective in preschool-age children with asthma symptoms not well controlled by inhaled corticosteroids.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Cesarean Delivery Can Pose Long-Term Risks to Mother and Child
C-sections can be lifesaving, but they increase the risk of subsequent miscarriages and other problems. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Caesarean Section Miscarriages Children and Childhood Asthma Obesity Source Type: news

EMA committee backs label change for GSK ’s Relvar Ellipta asthma therapy
GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) and Innoviva (NSDQ:INVA) said today that a European Medicines Agency committee has backed an updated label for its once-daily asthma therapy, Relvar Ellipta. If granted marketing authorization by the European Commission, the combination drug treatment will be approved for use in patients whose asthma is already controlled on an inhaled corticosteroid and a long-acting beta-2-agonist. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post EMA committee backs label change for GSK’s Relvar Ellipta asthma therapy appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - January 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Wall Street Beat GlaxoSmithKline plc Innoviva Source Type: news

Australian state forecasts deadly thunderstorm asthma
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kornei, K. Tags: Atmospheric Science, Botany, Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases In Depth Source Type: news

Telemedicine gains support from allergist, immunologist organization
Telemedicine received a nod from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) in the organization's latest policy paper, which noted the care delivery platform ’s capacity to improve allergy patients’ adherence, costs, outcomes, and access to care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Asthma sufferers ‘not receiving basic care’
Around 3.5 million UK residents with asthma are not receiving the basic care they need, according to a survey by Asthma UK. The charity surveyed 7,611 patients with asthma in the UK and also found that 1 in 6 people (15%) with asthma lamented poor care. The studyFalling Through the Gaps: Why more people need basic asthma care,revealed that according to national guidelines, every asthma patient is supposed to have access to three elements of basic care:Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 24, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

Applying, Refining Guideline Improves Pediatric Asthma Care Applying, Refining Guideline Improves Pediatric Asthma Care
Standardizing care by using and continually modifying a clinical practice guideline improves hospital-based outcomes among pediatric patients with asthma, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Childhood eczema, asthma may be relieved with new treatment
New research uses a combination of two anti-inflammatory compounds in an attempt to stop the development of the so-called atopic march. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eczema / Psoriasis Source Type: news

Guidelines support telemedicine as an effective tool for allergists
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) A position paper by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology provides guidance to allergists interested in providing telemedicine care to their patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NCMA Pulmonologist Shares Insights On New Study Associated With Living...
Northern California Medical Associations (NCMA) pulmonologist Dr. James M. Steele M.D. talks about the latest study on asthma and the necessity of managing symptoms to help keep down costs.(PRWeb January 24, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/01/prweb15123034.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Library Shelfie Day
The New York Public Library launched ‘Library Shelfie Day’, a social media event, a few years ago as a way to promote libraries and demonstrate a love of reading. The idea worked well with Instagram and was an international hit with over 1200 posts. Why did people like it so much? A number of factors contributed to this phenomenon. It definitely resonated with what people cared about, their passion for reading. Wonderful books include both the courageous and inspiring stories of individuals as well as reveal the health barriers members of our society must face. The PNR staff loves to read and here are a few of...
Source: Dragonfly - January 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Libraries reading social media Source Type: news

Workforce crisis leaves GPs struggling to maintain asthma care, warns RCGP
A severe shortage of GPs and rising patient demand is making it 'increasingly difficult' for practices to maintain asthma care, the RCGP has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.8 Respiratory Problems Source Type: news

Pulmatrix wins EU nod for inhaled dry-powder anti-fungal trial
The UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has given Pulmatrix (NSDQ:PULM) the go-ahead to launch its first-in-human study for an inhaled formulation of the anti-fungal drug, itraconazole. The company is evaluating its drug, Pulmazole, as a treatment for allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in patients with asthma. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Pulmatrix wins EU nod for inhaled dry-powder anti-fungal trial appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Wall Street Beat Pulmatrix Inc. Source Type: news

$3.6 million NIH grant to UA-led international research consortium seeks precision medicine solutions
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) Dr. Stefano Guerra, a University of Arizona respiratory therapist, will lead an international effort to target deficits of a specific protein found in lung cells as an indicator of persistence of asthma from childhood into adulthood. Results could lead to personalized therapies for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asthma patients 'not receiving basic care'
Majority of patients do not get the basic care which could prevent two out of three asthma deaths (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 myths about asthma you need to stop believing
There are a huge number of misconceptions about the lung condition even though it affects 5.4 million people across the UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At Least 30 Children Have Died From This Season ’s Flu. Some of Them Were Perfectly Healthy
Thirty children have died from confirmed influenza-related causes so far this flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) most recent weekly report, released last Friday. The total includes deaths between Oct. 16 and Jan. 13. CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald has described the 2017-2018 flu season as “very active,” and has said that much of the country is experiencing “widespread and intense flu activity.” During a Jan. 12 press update, Fitzgerald said that influenza A, H3N2, has been the most common strain of flu virus reported this year. “These ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Teva's asthma treatment fails late-stage studies
(Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said on Monday two late-stage studies testing its treatment for asthma did not meet their main goals. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Use of dirty heating oil in NYC concentrated uptown
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Residential buildings that continued to burn residual fuel oil were concentrated in Northern Manhattan and the Bronx, as of late 2015. Compared to cleaner heating sources such as natural gas, these dirty fuels produce high levels of particulate matter, exposure to which is linked to asthma, obesity, developmental delays, and other health problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to cope with asthma during Britain's cold snap
A spell of cold weather is especially troubling for the five million asthmatics in the UK, as chilly temperatures irritate the already sensitive airways. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's the Best'Breathing Retraining' for Uncontrolled Asthma? What's the Best'Breathing Retraining' for Uncontrolled Asthma?
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy comments on a trial that compares two methods of'retraining'asthma patients in breathing techniques.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Scientists discover how treating eczema could also alleviate asthma
(VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)) Scientists from VIB-UGent have discovered insights for a possible new therapy for eczema that also reduces the severity of asthma. The findings are an important next step in understanding the relationship between the two inflammatory diseases and to developing effective therapies. The results of the study are published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asthma Mortality Among Persons Aged 15-64 Years, by Industry and Occupation - United States, 1999-2016
To describe asthma mortality among persons aged 15-64 years, CDC analyzed multiple cause-of-death data for 1999-2016 and industry and occupation information collected from 26 states for the years 1999, 2003, 2004, and 2007-2012. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asthma Mortality Among Persons Aged 15 –64 Years, by Industry and Occupation — United States, 1999–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news