Sex hormones could explain why asthma affects mostly women
Testosterone could help control the immune response that causes asthma, which may explain why the condition is more common in women.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

NICE produces first ever GP asthma guidance
But critics say it by-passes gold standard recommendations and increases workload Related items fromOnMedica Inhalers Many patients diagnosed with asthma don ’t have the condition Audit reveals delays in asthma emergency care Fewer asthma symptom days in city children living near parks Children with asthma prescribed ‘unnecessary antibiotics’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 30, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New ways to diagnose and manage asthma can improve care, says NICE
New tests for asthma and a change in how medicines are offered can help people take control of their asthma, NICE says in new guidance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 30, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New NICE asthma guidance ‘clashes’ with established practice
Objective testing, including spirometry and fractional exhaled nitric oxide tests, should be used alongside clinical assessment to help diagnose asthma in primary care, according to new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NICE asthma guidance 2017: The key points for GPs
NICE has published a new guideline on the diagnosis, monitoring and management of asthma. This is an overview of the recommendations for GPs and their teams. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.8 Respiratory Problems Source Type: news

Testosterone could explain why asthma is more common in women than men
Boys are more likely to have asthma than girls, but the situation reverses with adolescence, prompting researchers to examine role sex hormones might playThe puzzle of why asthma is about twice as common in women as men may have been solved, according to researchers who say it might partly be down to testosterone.While boys are about 1.5 times as likely to have asthma as girls, the situation changes with adolescence – a factor that has led scientists to probe whether sex hormones could be behind the trends.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 28, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Asthma Medical research Society Health Science Source Type: news

Testosterone May Help Protect Men From Asthma
Women are more likely to have asthma than men. One possible reason? Testosterone could block a protein that helps spark an asthma attack, a study finds, while estrogen may not.(Image credit: Westend61/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Greta Jochem Source Type: news

Women are more likely to suffer from asthma than men
Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Centre in Tennessee found women produce a type of immune cell that produces proteins which increase mucus and inflammation in the lungs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clash between respected asthma guidelines risks confusion for GPs
Significant differences between NICE's new asthma guidance and established 'gold standard' BTS/SIGN advice could cause confusion among GPs, respiratory specialists have warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.8 Respiratory Problems Source Type: news

NICE asthma guidance sets out plan to overhaul treatment and diagnosis
Long-awaited NICE guidance on asthma has set out plans for a significant overhaul of treatment and diagnosis of the condition, but clashes with existing advice and could prove impossible for GPs to implement immediately. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.8 Respiratory Problems Source Type: news

Are you allergic to your own HOUSE or CHRISTMAS TREE?
Sneezing, a runny nose and itchy eyes, could all be signs you're allergic to your house, warns a Bedfordshire expert. Christmas trees could also trigger a severe asthma attack in sufferers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Trees Curb Asthma Flare-Ups in Polluted Cities?
Title: Can Trees Curb Asthma Flare-Ups in Polluted Cities?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/28/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - November 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Research finds midlife women twice as likely as men to have asthma
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) In childhood, asthma is more common in boys than girls. But around the time of puberty, that picture reverses. By midlife women are twice as likely as men to have asthma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctor Who Doesn't Use Computer Unable to Regain License
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire judge has denied an 84-year-old doctor's request to regain her license to practice, which she had surrendered partly over her inability to use a computer. The state challenged Dr. Anna Konopka's record keeping, prescribing practices and medical decision making. It said her limited computer skills prevent her from using the state's mandatory electronic drug monitoring program, which requires prescribers of opioids to register in an effort reduce overdoses. Konopka surrendered her license in October, but later requested permission to continue her practice. New Hampshire Public Radio...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - November 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Casey, Associated Press Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting News Source Type: news

Doctor Who Doesn't Use Computer Unable to Regain License
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire judge has denied an 84-year-old doctor's request to regain her license to practice, which she had surrendered partly over her inability to use a computer. The state challenged Dr. Anna Konopka's record keeping, prescribing practices and medical decision making. It said her limited computer skills prevent her from using the state's mandatory electronic drug monitoring program, which requires prescribers of opioids to register in an effort reduce overdoses. Konopka surrendered her license in October, but later requested permission to continue her practice. New Hampshire Public Radio...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Casey, Associated Press Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting News Source Type: news

Doctor Who Doesn't Use Computer Unable to Regain License
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire judge has denied an 84-year-old doctor's request to regain her license to practice, which she had surrendered partly over her inability to use a computer. The state challenged Dr. Anna Konopka's record keeping, prescribing practices and medical decision making. It said her limited computer skills prevent her from using the state's mandatory electronic drug monitoring program, which requires prescribers of opioids to register in an effort reduce overdoses. Konopka surrendered her license in October, but later requested permission to continue her practice. New Hampshire Public Radio...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - November 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Casey, Associated Press Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting News Source Type: news

ASK THE DOCTOR: Can a tooth infection spread to the heart?
The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your queries on everything and anything. This week, whether tooth infections can damage the heart and how asthma sufferers can improve a hoarse voice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a bronchospasm and what causes it?
Bronchospasm is when the muscles in the lungs tighten, causing restricted airflow. Learn about the causes of bronchospasm, symptoms, and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

ASTHMA-FDA-Expanded_Approval_of_Tiotropium_Respimat ®
ASTHMA-FDA-Expanded_Approval_of_Tiotropium_Respimat ® (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - November 27, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Tiotropium Respimat ® improved lung function in children with asthma
Tiotropium Respimat ® improved lung function in children with asthma (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - November 27, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

SPIRIVA ® RESPIMAT® Now Available in the U.S. for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Adults and Adolescents
SPIRIVA ® RESPIMAT® Now Available in the U.S. for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Adults and Adolescents (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - November 27, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

New Analyses: Adding SPIRIVA ® Respimat® Effective for Uncontrolled Asthma
New Analyses: Adding SPIRIVA ® Respimat® Effective for Uncontrolled Asthma (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - November 27, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Boehringer Ingelheim to present highly anticipated data from landmark TIOSPIR ™ trial, and their respiratory pipeline products in COPD, asthma, IPF and lung cancer at ERS 2013
Boehringer Ingelheim to present highly anticipated data from landmark TIOSPIR ™ trial, and their respiratory pipeline products in COPD, asthma, IPF and lung cancer at ERS 2013 (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - November 27, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

ERS Congress 2013 New Phase III data presented for first time demonstrate: tiotropium* Respimat ® significantly improves lung function and provides sustained bronchodilation in asthma patients who remain symptomatic despite ICS† treatment
ERS Congress 2013 New Phase III data presented for first time demonstrate: tiotropium* Respimat ® significantly improves lung function and provides sustained bronchodilation in asthma patients who remain symptomatic despite ICS† treatment (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - November 27, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

" AAAAI 2014 ASTHMA: New Phase III data show tiotropium* Respimat ® effective across asthma severities "
" AAAAI 2014 ASTHMA: New Phase III data show tiotropium* Respimat ® effective across asthma severities " (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - November 27, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Phase III results: tiotropium* Respimat ® is effective in symptomatic asthma patients irrespective of their allergic status
Phase III results: tiotropium* Respimat ® is effective in symptomatic asthma patients irrespective of their allergic status (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - November 27, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Phase III results: tiotropium* Respimat ® effective in symptomatic asthma patients despite at least ICS†/LABA‡ independent of their age, allergic status, smoking status and bronchodilator response
Phase III results: tiotropium* Respimat ® effective in symptomatic asthma patients despite at least ICS†/LABA‡ independent of their age, allergic status, smoking status and bronchodilator response (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - November 27, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Asthma: new indication for Spiriva ® (tiotropium) Respimat®* in the EU may offer millions of adults a significant advance in asthma care
Asthma: new indication for Spiriva ® (tiotropium) Respimat®* in the EU may offer millions of adults a significant advance in asthma care (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - November 27, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Asthma: U.S. FDA approves new indication for SPIRIVA ® Respimat®
Asthma: U.S. FDA approves new indication for SPIRIVA ® Respimat® (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - November 27, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Asthma: Boehringer Ingelheim announces U.S. FDA filing acceptance of NDA for Spiriva ® Respimat® in asthma
Asthma: Boehringer Ingelheim announces U.S. FDA filing acceptance of NDA for Spiriva ® Respimat® in asthma (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - November 27, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Can Trees Curb Asthma Flare-Ups in Polluted Cities?
MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 -- Urban air pollution can trigger asthma. But lots of trees in cities might lower the odds of a flare-up, a new British study finds. " We wanted to clarify how urban vegetation may be related to respiratory health, " said study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma in infant boys may eventually be preventable
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) A new University of Alberta study shows that the family risk for asthma -- typically passed from moms to babies -- may not be a result of genetics alone: it may also involve the microbes found in a baby's digestive tract. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about double pneumonia
A look at double pneumonia, a condition where pneumonia affects both lungs. Included is detail on when to seek treatment and the recovery outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Prevent asthma attacks with the vitamin E found in nuts
(Natural News) If you suffer from asthma, you’ll be all too familiar with the scary feeling that sets in when you’re gripped by an attack. It may not last long, but it’s unpleasant enough to drive many people to use inhalers despite their risks. Now, however, a new study published in the Journal of Allergy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quartet of tests could help GPs spot pneumonia more easily
All factors that can be readily tested for; but pulse oximetry key element Related items fromOnMedica Could ultrasound replace CXR for spotting pneumonia? Significant fall in hospital deaths from pneumonia Pneumonia or sepsis linked to increased risk of CVD Childhood asthma overdiagnosed, warn respiratory doctors Flimsy evidence for pharmacy sore throat test, claims dtb (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Asthma patients LIFE-THREATENING attacks could be cut after Hammond's £220m Clean Air Fund
ASTHMA symptoms in patients may be reduced after Chancellor Philip Hammond revealed plans in today's Budget 2017 to cut air pollution, by investing an extra £220 million in the Clean Air Fund. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Having asthma can be devastating’: Asthma UK praises Hammond for £220m Clean Air Fund
ASTHMA UK has welcomed Chancellor Philip Hammond ’s plan to cut air pollution, by investing an extra £220 million in the Clean Air Fund, revealed in today's Budget 2017. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black mould and condensation: Could your house be giving you lung disease?
MOULD and damp in the home could cause a number of respiratory diseases, including asthma, bronchitis and lung disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin E found in nuts may prevent asthma attacks
Sufferers had reduced airway inflammation and less sticky mucus in lungs, found a University of North Carolina study. The beneficial vitamin E is found in walnuts, pecans and peanut. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma symptoms: Could THIS help to reduce DEADLY attacks in polluted cities?
ASTHMA symptoms could be reduced when patients are living in towns and cities with plenty of trees, researchers have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USFDA gives final approval to Cipla's anti-asthma product
Citing IMS Health data, Cipla said Pulmicort Respules and generic equivalents had US sales of approximately USD 825 million for the 12 months to September 2017. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Asthma attacks reduced in tree-lined urban neighborhoods
(University of Exeter) People living in polluted urban areas are far less likely to be admitted to hospital with asthma when there are lots of trees in their neighborhood, a study by the University of Exeter's medical school has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asthma symptoms: TREES could help to reduce DEADLY attacks in polluted cities
Asthma symptoms could be reduced when patients are living in towns and cities with plenty of trees, researchers have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma attacks: Trees carrying out silent DEFENCE for sufferers in urban areas
TREE-lined streets could be carrying out a silent defence against deadly asthma attacks, according to a new study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Propeller Health, Express Scripts ink smart inhaler sensor deal
Propeller Health said today it inked a strategic partnership deal with Express Scripts (NSDQ:ESRX) to provide Propeller’s digital solutions to Express Script members. Through the deal, St. Louis-based Express Script members will be able to use inhaler sensors and connected mobile applications to manage their asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The companies touted it as the largest respiratory digital health deployment with a pharmacy manager to date. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business The post Propeller Health, Express Scripts ink smart inhaler sensor deal app...
Source: Mass Device - November 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Drug-Device Combinations Patient Monitoring Respiratory Express Scripts Propeller Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: If There's a Wildfire Nearby
-- Smoke from a nearby wildfire threatens anyone, but poses even more of a threat to people with asthma, COPD, heart disease or diabetes, the American Lung Association says. The group suggests what to do if a wildfire burns near you: Stay inside,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

No Excess Bone Risk With Inhaled Steroids in Kids No Excess Bone Risk With Inhaled Steroids in Kids
Study found fracture risk is not significantly increased with daily inhaled steroids in children with asthma compared with no steroid use; the authors encourage use when indicated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Benralizumab for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma FDA Clears Benralizumab for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma
Benralizumab, an interleukin-5 receptor inhibitor, targets and rapidly depletes eosinophils and is the first respiratory biologic with an 8-week maintenance dosing schedule.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

FDA approves AstraZeneca drug for severe asthma
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new asthma medicine developed by AstraZeneca. The drug, called Fasenra, was approved for the add-on maintenance treatment of patients with severe asthma aged 12 years and older with an eosinophilic phenotype. Eosinophils are a type of disease-fighting white blood cell. A phenotype is the composite of an organism's observable characteristics or traits. Asthma affects an estimated 315 million individuals worldwide, and up to 10 percents of asthma patients… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Eczema babies' risk of asthma predictable at one
A study by McMaster University in Canada found having eczema alone does not raise asthma and allergies risks. But infants with a certain anitbody are at higher risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news