Is neighborhood green space protective against associations between child asthma, neighborhood traffic volume and perceived lack of area safety? Multilevel analysis of 4447 Australian children - Feng X, Astell-Burt T.
Heavy traffic is a source of air pollution and a safety concern with important public health implications. We investigated whether green space lowers child asthma risk by buffering the effects of heavy traffic and a lack of neighborhood safety. Multilevel ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

New asthma biomarkers identified from lung bacteria
(University of Illinois at Chicago) New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests that the lung microbiome plays a significant role in asthma severity and response to treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Neighborhoods can affect the need for urgent asthma care
(American College of Chest Physicians) In a new study presented at CHEST 2017, researchers from Columbia University Medical Center in New York aimed to determine if the associations between combustion-related air pollutant levels and urgent asthma care differed by neighborhood in New York City. The research revealed asthma prevalence and emergency department visits for asthma vary widely among different neighborhoods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Asthma UK gym advice: Do THESE eight things to make exercising with condition easier
ASTHMA UK advises patients suffering with unpredictable asthma to try moderate intensity exercises, to slowly build up stamina. Here ’s the charity’s eight top tips for exercising with asthma. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercising With Asthma or Allergies
FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 -- Allergies and asthma can make exercise more challenging. But if your condition is well managed and you take a few precautions, you should be able to work out without worry. Know your allergy or asthma triggers and exercise... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Exercising With Asthma or Allergies
Title: Exercising With Asthma or AllergiesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - October 20, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Nicotinic receptor could be target for treatment of lung inflammation
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Tests using mice employed an experimental drug that stimulates a specific type of nicotinic receptor in immune cells; researchers attested the reversion of the inflammation condition. The results of the drug were surprising, given the fact that it simulates acetylcholine, a bronchoconstrictor neurotransmitter inhibited by asthma and DPOC's best-known treatments (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplements Linked to Lower Risk of Asthma Attacks Vitamin D Supplements Linked to Lower Risk of Asthma Attacks
Asthma attacks serious enough to require steroid treatment or hospitalization may be less likely when people take vitamin D supplements, a recent analysis suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Vitamin D for the Management of Asthma Vitamin D for the Management of Asthma
Is vitamin D a useful adjunct in the treatment of asthma?American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Are your medications affecting your memory?
Many of today’s most popular drugs can make you forgetful. They inhibit your brain’s chemical messengers. And this blocks your concentration, memory and ability to focus. More specifically, these drugs block the activity of a neurotransmitter in your brain called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is directly involved in learning and memory. And blocking it is a risky business… I’ve seen confusion, memory loss, and declining mental skills in patients who take these drugs. New research confirms what I see in my own practice. One recent study found that people taking these kinds of drugs had shrunken ar...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

The Relationship between Housing and Asthma among School-Age Children
Study uses data from the 2015 American Housing Survey to better explore variations in asthma prevalence and asthma-related ER use among school-age children (ages 5 to 17) by a wide array of housing and household characteristics. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lung experts call for ‘national plan for lung cancer’
Report highlights cost-effective NHS activities Related items fromOnMedica Lung cancer blood test UK lung cancer survival rates are improving Two thirds of people with asthma still not receiving basic care Survival rates rise for lung cancer surgery Stop Smoking Services (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Obese Kids with Asthma at Higher Risk for Hospital Readmission
(MedPage Today) -- They also had longer length of stay (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - October 18, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements linked to lower risk of asthma attacks
(Reuters Health) - Asthma attacks serious enough to require steroid treatment or hospitalization may be less likely when people take vitamin D supplements, a recent analysis suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Food Introduction, Chronic Cough Top Allergy Meeting Lineup Food Introduction, Chronic Cough Top Allergy Meeting Lineup
The challenge of explaining updated guidelines on the introduction of peanut products will be among the topics addressed at the American College of Allergy, Asthma& Immunology (ACAAI) meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Intelligent people have a higher risk of mental illness
Researchers at Pitzer College screened 3,715 highly-intelligent people for mental illness. They found they had double the rate of mental illness and a higher risk of asthma and allergies than others. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma UK claim 'parasitic WORMS could cure asthma' - is it time to ditch the inhaler?
ASTHMA attacks could be a thing of the past. Asthma UK claim parasitic worms that live in stomachs could cure the condition for 5.4 million UK sufferers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could a protein from intestinal worms lead to a cure for asthma?
A new study shows that HpARI, a protein made by intestinal worms, could lead to treatments that reduce and prevent asthma and other allergic responses. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Blood-sucking parasitic WORMS could cure asthma within 10 years
PARASITIC worms that live in stomachs could cure asthma in the 5.4 million UK sufferers, according to Asthma UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Connected Metered Dose Inhalers
In this article, H&T Presspart's programme manager Benjamin Jung and US sales and business development director Dana Shears describe the role of connected devices in the treatment of asthma and COPD. They discuss the requirements for mass adoption an … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - October 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obesity worsens asthma symptoms for children, study finds
A new study published by Pediatric Allergy and Immunology has found that obesity worsens asthma symptoms for children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity may exacerbate asthma in children
(Wiley) In a Pediatric Allergy& Immunology study of children hospitalized for asthma, obesity was a risk factor for repeated hospital admissions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Father dies of asthma attack from California wildfires
Joshua Hoefer (left), 27, of California, experienced a fatal asthma attack as a result of the wildfires last week. He is pictured here with his five-year-old son, Nathan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ACAAI 2017.Medscape Allergy & Immunology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Hurricane Ophelia asthma WARNING: UK charity tells asthma sufferers to STAY INSIDE
HURRICANE OPHELIA is causing chaos and the Met Office aren't the only people issuing warnings. Asthma UK has issued a warning to asthma sufferers telling them to 'stay inside' while there's a red sun and yellow sky. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma sufferers warned about toxic air caused by Ophelia
Asthma UK said it is 'deeply concerned' about the Saharan dust the fearsome storm has collected as it begins to strike to the UK. There are 5.4 million asthma sufferers in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do YOU have asthma? Stay indoors!
Asthma UK said it is 'deeply concerned' about the Saharan dust the fearsome storm has collected as it begins to strike to the UK. There are 5.4 million asthma sufferers in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hurricane Ophelia asthma WARNING: UK charity tells asthma suffers to STAY INSIDE
HURRICANE OPHELIA is causing chaos and the Met Office aren't the only people issuing warnings. Asthma UK has issued a warning to asthma sufferers telling them to 'stay inside' while there's a red sun and yellow sky. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plan an Allergy-Safe Halloween for Your Child
Common-sense rules will make Fright Night less scary Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma in Children, Child Safety, Food Allergy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are the Health Needs of Incarcerated Youth?
Discussion In the US during 2011, ~60,000 youth were incarcerated at some time in a correctional facility. Boys are detained more than girls (86% vs 14% respectively in the US, 95% male in the United Kingdom in 2014) but girls have more health issues. There are racial and ethnic differences with 38-40% of detainees being black, 23% being Hispanic/Latino and 32% being white, and 5% other. For detained youth, 5% are for violent crimes, 22% for non-violent property crimes and the majority of the rest are for non-violent offices such as substance use. The average length of detainment is 3-4 months and unfortunately the rates o...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Plan an Allergy-Safe Halloween for Your Child
SATURDAY, Oct. 14, 2017 -- Halloween's frights extend beyond goblins and ghouls if you're a child with food allergies or asthma. " You want Halloween to be scary for the right reasons -- ghosts, goblins and witches -- not allergies and asthma, " said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Propeller Health launches API to provide local asthma conditions to orgs, patients
Earlier this week, Propeller Health released an application programming interface to give local asthma conditions to anyone within the U.S. who is interested in using that data. The Air by Propeller API is a free service that uses a machine-learning model based on millions of days of anonymous asthma symptom data and environmental data. The model uses that information to predict potential effects on people’s breathing. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Propeller Health launches API to provide local asthma conditions to orgs, patients appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Big Data Health Information Technology Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Propeller Health Source Type: news

A Community Health Worker Model to Address Childhood Asthma: Perspectives of Program Participants (2017)
Report focuses on a New York City community health worker program to provide services and support to address unhealthy living conditions, as a means to reduce the prevalence of childhood asthma. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Paula Radcliffe urges at-risk groups to get flu jab
Despite her healthy lifestyle, the 43-year-old marathon runner and asthma sufferer has caught flu and  developed bronchitis. Vulnerable people risk complications including death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu vaccines MUST be used to avoid deadly complications, urges Paula Radcliffe
FLU VACCINES must be taken by asthma, diabetes and heart disease sufferers, urged three-time London marathon winner Paula Radcliffe. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Propeller Health releases asthma forecasting API for open use
Madison, Wisconsin-based Propeller Health is taking its asthma alert messaging to the masses, as the longtime digital respiratory health company announced today that it is releasing Air, a free and open API that provides information on local asthma conditions. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do your allergies develop?
Find out how harmless substances can cause the characteristic symptoms of hay fever, eczema, asthma, food allergy, and anaphylaxis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

Zambia: Kalolo Chitembo - Young Doctor With a Passion
[Times of Zambia] Inspiration is something that has driven many people to make various career choices, but it was not so for one youthful medical doctors who chose to study medicine because of his asthmatic condition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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