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Parkes Family ’s Mission of Advancing Asthma Care Continues with UR Professorship
The family of the late Mary M. Parkes, for whom the UR Medicine asthma center is named, is continuing its mission of advancing care and research with creation of the Walter& Carmina Mary Parkes Family Endowed Professorship at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - June 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Get the'Mouse Out of the House': Will It Improve Asthma? Get the'Mouse Out of the House': Will It Improve Asthma?
A study uses intensive home pest control methods to improve asthma symptoms in children and teens.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 8, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Climate Change May Up Asthma Irritant, Study Says
Researchers warn about possible increase of Alternaria alternata fungus Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Allergy, Asthma, Climate Change (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Climate Change May Up Asthma Irritant, Study Says
THURSDAY, June 8, 2017 -- Climate change may increase people's exposure to an outdoor fungus that can damage airway cells, leading to a rise in asthma and allergy symptoms, a new study contends. The widespread fungus, called Alternaria alternata,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sometimes It Is Just a Cigar, But the Nicotine?
Nicotine amounts aren't constant among cigar brands Even smokers of the same brand may be exposed to varying doses of nicotine and other smoke constituents. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 6, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Joyce Frieden Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Are Pets the New Probiotic?
Pets, especially dogs, may have a salutary effect on health because they add to the rich array of microbes in our homes, to the benefit of our immune systems. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD SCHIFFMAN Tags: Microbiology Dogs Digestive Tract Animals Cats Bacteria Immune System Salmonella (Bacteria) Asthma Pets Hygiene and Cleanliness Source Type: news

Grass Pollen SLIT Slows Course of Allergic Rhinitis, Asthma
Tx associated with slower AR progression, less frequent asthma onset, slower asthma progression (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Rural patients have better cancer outcomes than city dwellers
Findings contradict rural survival disadvantage theory Related items fromOnMedica Earlier detection of cancer by GPs central to better care Third of emergency cancer presenters never saw GP Inner-city living may not be to blame for asthma Rural healthcare 'failing' elderly Rural health made worse by poor access to GPs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cells change type to help or hinder immunity
(The Francis Crick Institute) In news that may bring hope to asthma sufferers, scientists discover a mechanism that provides a possible new target for allergy treatments. By observing the allergic response in mice with asthma, scientists at the Francis Crick Institute found that white blood cells that normally reduce the symptoms of asthma convert into cells that make allergies worse. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bronchitis: Is it contagious?
There are two types of bronchitis, acute and chronic. While both involve a wet, persistent cough, their causes can be different. When are they contagious? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Asthma: Why are symptoms worse during my period?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - June 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Short - Term Benefits for Immunothx in Allergic Asthma
Reductions seen in short - term symptom scores and medication scores, with evidence of publication bias (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

How Our Environment Can Induce Allergies Even Before We're Born
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene therapy could 'turn off' severe allergies
(University of Queensland) A single treatment giving life-long protection from severe allergies such as asthma could be made possible by immunology research at The University of Queensland. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 2, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hygiene hypothesis: Early germ exposure prevents asthma?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma diet: Does what you eat make a difference?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health experts are furious with Trump for pulling out of the Paris climate agreement
Public health experts want to remind President Trump that a warmer climate will mean more cases of asthma, cancer and infectious diseases, among many other things. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Vitamin D in Pregnancy'Could Prevent Child Asthma'Vitamin D in Pregnancy'Could Prevent Child Asthma '
WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

MicroRNA Biomarker Signature Identified for Allergic Asthma
Biomarker signature with seven miRNAs identified in training cohort of 20 asthma patients, nine controls (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pathology, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Study shows care, cost benefits of asthma intervention
A new study by the University of Kent showed interventions by community pharmacists improve asthma control in patients leading to major cost benefits. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma intervention study points to care and cost benefits
(University of Kent) A new study showing how interventions by community pharmacists can help asthma patients achieve better asthma control could have major cost benefits for health services around the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D in pregnancy may help prevent childhood asthma
A new study, published in theJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, reports that taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy can positively modify the immune system of newborn babies.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Home remedies for bronchitis: What works best?
What are the causes and types of bronchitis, and what might be the symptoms of bronchitis? What home remedies are recommended to ease bronchitis? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

AstraZeneca's Severe Asthma Drug Shows Promise AstraZeneca's Severe Asthma Drug Shows Promise
AstraZeneca's experimental injection for severe asthma cut substantially the need for patients to take problematic oral steroids drugs in a late-stage study, boosting hopes for a medicine that is expected to reach the market later this year.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 30, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Beta-blockers 'useless' for many heart attack patients, study reports
Conclusion This study aimed to see whether beta blockers reduce mortality in people who've had a heart attack but who don't have heart failure or systolic dysfunction. It found no difference between those who were and those who were not given beta-blockers on discharge from hospital. The authors say this adds to the evidence that routine prescription of beta blockers might not be needed for patients without heart failure following a heart attack. Current UK guidelines recommend all people who have had a heart attack take beta blockers for at least one year to reduce risk of recurrent events. Only people with heart failure ...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medication Source Type: news

Misremembering What Makes Us Fat
There is a particular irony in marking the occasion of Memorial Day by misremembering history. TIME Magazine’s cover story about why diets fail so many of us, and why so many of us are fat, is thus almost as ironic as it is interesting. The article apparently misremembers, and all but fails to mention, the most fundamental, influential, and flagrant of explanations for our obesity problem. But we’ll come back to that. The article, entitled “The Weight Loss Trap: Why Your Diet Isn’t Working,” principally explores and justifies the welling interest in personalized approaches to ev...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 30, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Misremembering What Makes Us Fat
There is a particular irony in marking the occasion of Memorial Day by misremembering history. TIME Magazine’s cover story about why diets fail so many of us, and why so many of us are fat, is thus almost as ironic as it is interesting. The article apparently misremembers, and all but fails to mention, the most fundamental, influential, and flagrant of explanations for our obesity problem. But we’ll come back to that. The article, entitled “The Weight Loss Trap: Why Your Diet Isn’t Working,” principally explores and justifies the welling interest in personalized approaches to ev...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency care struggling to guarantee safest care for all high-risk patients
Workforce pressures mean that senior doctor review not always available, audit shows Related items fromOnMedica A&Es are inadequately resourced, MPs agree NHS pressures will jeopardise patient safety, doctors warn Audit reveals delays in asthma emergency care Doctors describe impact on patients of bed shortages in shocking dossier A&E four-hour target only for ‘urgent’ patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 30, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Emergency sepsis care improving but treatment still not given fast enough
All emergency care departments should have a sepsis lead, says report Related items fromOnMedica Who knows best when it comes to emergency hospital admissions? Audit reveals delays in asthma emergency care Clinicians offered more help to spot sepsis Treat sepsis with same urgency as suspected heart attacks, clinicians told New drive to reduce sepsis deaths unveiled (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 30, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Effectiveness of Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Asthma Effectiveness of Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Asthma
How effective are pulmonary rehabilitation programs as approaches to improve asthma control?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

When You're Tapped Before Age 30: 5 Behaviors That Burn Us Out
A version of this article was originally published on Forbes. Sign up for Caroline’s newsletter to get her writing sent straight to your inbox. In all likelihood, you know what burnout feels like: Exhaustion, disinterest, poor performance, irritability, lack of empathy. The media often claims it’s caused by bad work environments; bad coworkers; bad bosses. This is partially true: Employees with large caseloads experience burnout more often. And individuals whose jobs revolve around people—such as social workers, customer service representatives, teachers, nurses and police officers—are particularl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D in pregnancy may protect babies from asthma
Researchers from King's College London found expectant mothers who take more than the recommended daily vitamin D dose have babies who better respond to pathogens. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Vitamin D during pregnancy may prevent childhood asthma
Researchers have found that taking vitamin D supplements in pregnancy may help protect against asthma and respiratory infections in childhood. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A & Es 'struggling' to meet key time targets for asthma care
Pressure on accident and emergency departments means they are finding it “challenging” to meet standards for timely treatment for asthma patients, warn the authors of an audit. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Vitamin D in pregnancy may help prevent childhood asthma
(King's College London) A new study published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has found that taking Vitamin D supplements in pregnancy can positively modify the immune system of the newborn baby, which could help to protect against asthma and respiratory infections, a known risk factor for developing asthma in childhood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New medicine shows potential to reduce oral steroid use in severe asthma patients
(McMaster University) The results of the trial, published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrate that patients treated with a potential new medicine and antibody, called benralizumab, were more than four times likely to reduce their usage of oral corticosteroids than those taking a placebo. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ATS: Bronchial Thermoplasty Has Lasting Benefits for Asthma
Reduction in severe exacerbations, hospitalizations, ER visits in first and second year of follow - up (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 25, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

The NET effect of viral-triggered asthma
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kelly, P. N. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Anti-IgE Drug Might Change Asthma Course (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Lung improvement observed in children treated with omalizumab (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - May 24, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for May 24, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Feds charge ex-Medicare employees with insider trading Former employees at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services used confidential information on Medicare reimbursement changes for radiation treatments and dialysis i...
Source: Mass Device - May 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Early-onset Atopic Dermatitis Tied to Increased Risk of Food Allergies, Asthma Early-onset Atopic Dermatitis Tied to Increased Risk of Food Allergies, Asthma
Children who develop atopic dermatitis before age two are much more likely to develop asthma and food allergy by age six, according to a new study identifying four different phenotypes of atopic dermatitis in childhood.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Announces Positive Outcomes From Prospective Study Of Bronchial Thermoplasty
Results from Evaluation of Real-World Patients Presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference MARLBOROUGH, Mass., May 24, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) today announced positive results ... Devices Boston Scientific, Bronchial Thermoplasty, Asthma (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Boston Scientific ’ s post-approval Alair study shows long-term asthma improvement
Patients treated with the Alair device made by Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) showed long-term improvement in controlling their asthma, according to a post-approval study released today at the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society in Washington. The Alair bronchial thermoplasty treatment uses a bronchoscope to deliver radiofrequency energy to reduce the amount of excess smooth muscle tissue in the airways. Boston acquired the technology when it paid $194 million in cash for Asthmatx in 2010, shortly after that company won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for Alair. The deal also included some $250 million in pote...
Source: Mass Device - May 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Respiratory Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific Source Type: news

ATS Roundup: Emulate models viral infection in “asthma-on-a-chip”
Emulate‘s small airway-lung chip could help researchers study viral-induced exacerbations of asthma, according to data presented this week at the American Thoracic Society’s annual meeting. The studies were conducted as part of the company’s partnership with (NYSE:MRK). The collaborative project was designed to enable development of new anti-inflammatory treatments for patients with asthma, according to Emulate. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.   The post ATS Roundup: Emulate models viral infection in “asthma-on-a-chip” appeared first on MassDevice....
Source: Mass Device - May 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Emulate Inc Merck Source Type: news

Tiotropium Add-on Tx Improved Lung Function in Kids with Asthma
(MedPage Today) -- Disease phenotype had no impact on treatment (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - May 24, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

AstraZeneca ’s Phase III trial shows benralizumab minimises OCS use in asthma patients
AstraZeneca has reported positive results from its Phase III clinical trial of benralizumab in combination with standard-of-care treatment for patients with severe asthma. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - May 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stress Marker in Infant Urine May Predict Asthma (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Higher F2-isoprostane during lung infection linked to later wheeze (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - May 23, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

ATS: Benralizumab Reduces Glucocorticoid Doses in Asthma
Significant 75 percent reduction in median final oral glucocorticoid doses from baseline (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

AstraZeneca asthma shot hits goal but diabetes drug lags rival
LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's experimental injection for severe asthma cut substantially the need for patients to take problematic oral steroid drugs in a late-stage study, boosting hopes for a medicine that is expected to reach the market later this year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news