β - 2 Adrenergic Agonists May Help Fight Parkinson ’ s Disease
Asthma medications may lower risk, but much more research is needed (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Suicide Risk Up in Younger Patients With Chronic Illness
Those diagnosed with diabetes, asthma more likely to attempt suicide than healthy peers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, AIDS, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Parkinson's: Asthma drugs may cut risk by a third
A study including cell cultures, experiments in mice, and an overview of more than 100 million prescriptions shows asthma drugs lower Parkinson's risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson's: Asthma drugs may cut risk by a third
A study including cell cultures, experiments in mice, and an overview of more than 100 million prescriptions shows asthma drugs lower Parkinson's risk. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 1, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Asthma inhalers may protect against Parkinson's disease
It is believed salbutamol, used in blue inhalers, stops abnormal clumps of a protein from accumulating in the brain - a hallmark of Parkinson's, according to the University of Bergen study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma medicine halves risk of Parkinson's
Parkinson's disease is a chronic disease with unknown causes. The disease destroys the brain cells that control body movements. Shivering, stiff arms and legs and poor coordination are typical symptoms of Parkinson's. The symptoms may develop slowly, and it sometimes takes time to make a correct diagnosis. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Association between asthma and falls: a nationwide population-based study - Chung JH, Kim TH, Han CH.
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the relationship between asthma and falls in Koreans using data from a large population-based cross-sectional survey. METHODS: Data were obtained from 228,642 participants, of whom 6,372 had asthma, who participated in the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Breastfeeding may help prevent children's asthma exacerbations later in life
(Wiley) In a Pediatric Allergy and Immunology analysis of children with asthma, those who had been breastfed had a 45 percent lower risk of asthma exacerbations later in life compared with children who had not been breastfed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chronic Illness Can Plunge Young Adults Into Despair
Study found those diagnosed with diabetes, asthma were 3 times more likely to try to kill themselves (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 31, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Diabetes, Asthma, News, Source Type: news

New Hope From Old Drugs in Parkinson's Fight
Asthma medications may lower risk, but much more research is needed (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic Illness Can Plunge Young Adults into Despair
Study found those diagnosed with diabetes, asthma were 3 times more likely to try to kill themselves Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Coping with Chronic Illness, Mental Disorders, Suicide (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Hope from Old Drugs in Fight Against Parkinson's
Asthma medications may lower risk, but much more research is neededSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Medicines, Parkinson's Disease (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Local Allergic Rhinitis Often Progresses Over Time
With increase in emergency care, development of asthma, loss of allergen tolerance, QoL impairment (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 31, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, ENT, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

New Hope From Old Drugs in Fight Against Parkinson's
THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2017 -- Scientists have found early hints that compounds in certain asthma drugs might be able to combat Parkinson's disease. The researchers cautioned that their findings are only a first step. Much more work is needed before... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 31, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chronic Illness Can Plunge Young Adults Into Despair
THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2017 -- Young adults with chronic diseases like asthma and diabetes are more than three times as likely to try to kill themselves as their healthy peers, a new Canadian study suggests. They're also 28 percent more likely to think... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 31, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma medicine halves risk of Parkinson's
(The University of Bergen) Using data gathered from 100 million Norwegian prescriptions, researchers at the University of Bergen have found that asthma medicine can halve a patient's risk of developing Parkinson ´ s disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

{beta}2-Adrenoreceptor is a regulator of the {alpha}-synuclein gene driving risk of Parkinsons disease
Copy number mutations implicate excess production of α-synuclein as a possibly causative factor in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Using an unbiased screen targeting endogenous gene expression, we discovered that the β2-adrenoreceptor (β2AR) is a regulator of the α-synuclein gene (SNCA). β2AR ligands modulate SNCA transcription through histone 3 lysine 27 acetylation of its promoter and enhancers. Over 11 years of follow-up in 4 million Norwegians, the β2AR agonist salbutamol, a brain-penetrant asthma medication, was associated with reduced risk of developing PD (rate ratio, 0.66; 95% confid...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 31, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mittal, S., Bjornevik, K., Im, D. S., Flierl, A., Dong, X., Locascio, J. J., Abo, K. M., Long, E., Jin, M., Xu, B., Xiang, Y. K., Rochet, J.-C., Engeland, A., Rizzu, P., Heutink, P., Bartels, T., Selkoe, D. J., Caldarone, B. J., Glicksman, M. A., Khurana, Tags: Genetics r-articles Source Type: news

First Results of Biologics for COPD Eagerly Awaited First Results of Biologics for COPD Eagerly Awaited
Biologics are showing promise in severe asthma, and new results for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will be presented at the upcoming European Respiratory Society International Congress 2017.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Seven home remedies for shortness of breath
What causes shortness of breath and how can this problem be treated at home?Also learn about lifestyle changes that may help manage shortness of breath. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

$3.2 million NIH award to Wayne State to improve asthma care/outcomes in African-American youth
(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) A research team led by Deborah Ellis, Ph.D., professor of family medicine and public health sciences in Wayne State University's School of Medicine, received a $3.2 million award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The grant will fund a study that will develop interventions to reduce barriers to optimal asthma management and reduce the risk for asthma-related deaths of minority children, with a focus on African-American adolescents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yoga teacher Julia explains how yoga is helpful for asthma
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Health Tip: Back to School for Kids with Asthma
-- If your child has asthma, it's important to start the school year with an up-to-date asthma action plan. The American Lung Association suggests what to do: Schedule a check-up with your child's doctor. During the visit, discuss the effectiveness... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Back to School for Kids with Asthma
Title: Health Tip: Back to School for Kids with AsthmaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/29/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/29/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - August 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Electrical nerve-block research aims at asthma, heart failure
(Case Western Reserve University) Biomedical engineering researchers at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, are refining more than 15 years of work on an electrical nerve-block implant, focusing their next step on new applications related to treating asthma and heart failure. The research builds on applications already in use for pain management and was bolstered recently by a four-year, $2 million National Institutes of Health grant. The research will be conducted in collaboration with teams at UCLA and Johns Hopkins University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Factors Associated With Asthma Relapse After ED Discharge Factors Associated With Asthma Relapse After ED Discharge
Which factors may be associated with an increased risk of relapse after receiving ED treatment for asthma exacerbations?BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Asthma Tied to Later Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Findings for Crohn's and early - or late - onset ulcerative colitis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 25, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

What Patients Really Think About Asthma Guidelines What Patients Really Think About Asthma Guidelines
Which factors may hinder a patient's compliance with currently recommended treatment and management strategies for asthma -- and how can clinicians help them overcome these barriers?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Propellor Health, GSK expand partnership, target asthma and COPD
Propellor Health, a company that trains its digital eye on respiratory medicine, first partnered with GSK in 2015. Now, that collaboration is being expanded -- enabling both companies to prepare for, and undertake, commercial activities using the Propeller clip-on sensor and software platform for use with GSK ’s ELLIPTA Inhaler.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 24, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Propeller Health, GSK expand partnership, target asthma and COPD
Propeller Health, a company that trains its digital eye on respiratory medicine, first partnered with GSK in 2015. Now, that collaboration is being expanded -- enabling both companies to prepare for, and undertake, commercial activities using the Propeller clip-on sensor and software platform for use with GSK ’s ELLIPTA Inhaler.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 24, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Hyekyun Rhee Honored with NY Distinguished Researcher Award
Hyekyun Rhee, whose work with teens with asthma has spurred innovative approaches to help them better manage their condition, has been selected to receive the 2017 Distinguished Nurse Researcher Award from the Foundation of New York State Nurses. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - August 24, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Asthma and acid reflux: Are they linked?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma action plans for HCPs working with non-English speakers
Asthma UK has responded to requests for non-English asthma action plans from healthcare professionals, pointing to the need for more health information in translation to help patients from ethnic minority populations to manage their asthma more effectively. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Steroids Don't Help Chest Infections in Non-Asthmatic Adults (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Outcomes similar to placebo-treated patients in RCT (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - August 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Steroid Pills Usually Ineffective Against Bronchitis, Study Finds
Research shows that, like antibiotics, these drugs won't reduce duration or severity of symptoms (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Asthma, News, Source Type: news

Should you use ‘vaginal seeding’ if your baby is born by caesarean?
Some parents are embracing the emerging process of replenishing newborns with lost bacteria – but doctors are warning against itThere has been an emerging trend among mothers who have a caesarean section for “vaginal seeding”, a process that exposes newborn babies to the micro-organisms they would normally encounter during vaginal birth. This week, though, Danish obstetricians writing in the internationaljournal BJOG said that it“could do more harm than good”. Doctors at the UK ’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists also warned against it.Although the research is new and un...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Schiller Tags: Childbirth Health & wellbeing Life and style Source Type: news

C-section mums warned about dangers of 'vaginal seeding'
What is the issue? A technique called vaginal seeding, sometimes used for babies born by caesarean section, "can give newborns deadly infections and sepsis," warns the Mail Online. Vaginal seeding involves rubbing vaginal fluid onto the skin of a newborn baby born by caesarean section. It's intended to mimic the natural transfer of microbes from their mother that babies have during a vaginal birth. This has been reported by some to help boost a baby's response against allergies and asthma. As many as 90% of Danish obstetricians and gynaecologists said they have been asked about it by prospective parents. Despite...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Oral Corticosteroids No Benefit for LRI in Non - Asthmatic Adults
No decrease in cough duration, severity for adults without asthma with lower respiratory tract symptom (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Steroids not effective for chest infections in adults who don ’ t have asthma or other chronic lung disease
Oral steroids should not be used for treating acute lower respiratory tract infection (or ‘ chest infections ’ ) in adults who don ’ t have asthma or other chronic lung disease, as they do not reduce the duration or severity of symptoms, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA [22 August]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Oral steroid does not reduce lower respiratory tract infection symptoms in nonasthmatic adults
(The JAMA Network Journals) Among adults without asthma who developed an acute lower respiratory tract infection, use of the oral steroid prednisolone for five days did not reduce symptom duration or severity, according to a study published by JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Respiratory depression: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Respiratory depression is when a person's breathing rate and depth is especially low. This can cause potentially life-threatening complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bronchiectasis: What are the treatment options?
Bronchiectasis is, in most cases, incurable. However, timely treatment can help to improve quality of life and reduce the risk of complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Babies born to obese mothers at 'higher risk of asthma'
BABIES born to obese mothers are 30 per cent more likely to have chest problems associated with asthma in later life, new research shows. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GBD: 3.2 Million COPD Deaths Worldwide in 2015 (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Asthma is most common respiratory disease, COPD is most deadly (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - August 18, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

In Hikma’s generic race, is third place nowhere?
Group looks to be in danger of losing ground in race to replace asthma treatment (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Global Disease Burden of COPD, Asthma Quantified
More deaths due to COPD than asthma worldwide in 2015; increase in COPD deaths since 1990 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

COPD: 3.2 Million Deaths Worldwide in 2015 COPD: 3.2 Million Deaths Worldwide in 2015
The Global Burden of Disease Study reports that asthma and COPD prevalence and mortality rates have decreased, but actual numbers are rising, thanks to population growth and aging.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Asthma, on rise in older adults, tends to be ignored
In early June, Donna Bilgore Robins stood on a patio in Beaver Creek, Colo., under a crystal-clear blue sky and tried to catch her breath. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly 4 Million Worldwide Die Each Year From Asthma, COPD
Title: Nearly 4 Million Worldwide Die Each Year From Asthma, COPDCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Nearly 4 million people die from asthma each year, says COPD
Two major chronic lung diseases -- asthma and COPD -- kill nearly 4 million people worldwide annually, a new report finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news