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Managing asthma in children
What should nurses know about treating this common condition in children?You must sign in to continue reading this articleHide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: bkennedy Tags: Children ' s health Respiratory care Featured Articles Source Type: news

Clinical: Managing asthma in children
What should nurses know about treating this common condition in children?You must sign in to continue reading this articleHide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: bkennedy Tags: Children ' s health Respiratory care Featured Articles Source Type: news

Sanofi Genzyme hit with patent lawsuit over new eczema drug
Sanofi Genzyme ’s next potential blockbuster treatment is running into legal trouble in California, where a unit of Amgen has accused the Cambridge rare disease drugmaker of infringing one of its patents. Immunex Corp., a subsidiary of Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN), filed a complaint in Los Angeles federal court on Apri l 5 claiming that an eczema drug developed by Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: REGN) infringes a patent related to a failed asthma treatment. Analysts have said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Could you be suffering asthma symptoms? Hundreds risk complications and THIS is why
ASTHMA is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties. However, the condition can be fatal - especially in those who don ’t have their symptoms under control. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: When Asthma Doesn't Improve
-- If you've followed your asthma treatment plan without improvement, it's time to have a conversation with your doctor. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests asking: If you could have another illness with similar symptoms. Your doctor... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

4 in 10 Americans Still Breathe Dirty Air
Title: 4 in 10 Americans Still Breathe Dirty AirCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: When Asthma Doesn't Improve
Title: Health Tip: When Asthma Doesn't ImproveCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Inhaled steroids may increase pneumonia risk in people with asthma
(Wiley) Use of inhaled corticosteroids was linked with an increased risk of pneumonia in a study of individuals with asthma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Discrimination contributes to pediatric asthma rates in African American and Latino youth
(Elsevier Health Sciences) In a new study published in CHEST, investigators found that African American children who reported experiencing discrimination had almost twice the probability of having asthma than their peers who did not experience/report discrimination. Among African American children with asthma, discrimination was also associated with a greater probability of having poorly controlled asthma. For Mexican American children, discrimination and socioeconomic status (SES) act together with discrimination having an effect on asthma only among low-SES children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

A transcription factor drug for asthma
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Wong, W. Tags: twis Source Type: news

4 in 10 Americans Still Breathe Dirty Air
This can lead to health problems that include lung cancer, asthma, heart damage, lung association says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

New insight into thunderstorm asthma epidemic
Researchers at the University of Georgia are working to uncover the causes of thunderstorm asthma outbreaks in order to better predict and prevent them. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic
Conclusion This study has identified a substance in the mucus secreted by a south Indian frog which can kill certain types of flu virus. Researchers often turn to natural substances with known health-giving properties to find potential new drugs for humans. For example, aspirin was developed based on a compound found in willow bark – which had been used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years. Some other drugs – such as some chemotherapy and anticlotting drugs – have also been developed from chemicals found in plants. By isolating the substances that have an effect the researchers can make sure...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medication Medical practice Source Type: news

Study defines thunderstorm asthma epidemic conditions
Researchers are exploring new ways of predicting thunderstorm asthma outbreaks that may one day provide early warnings for health professionals. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Trump Shouldn't Mess With The Clean Air Act, American Lung Association Warns
WASHINGTON — A new report from the American Lung Association comes with a clear warning for the Trump administration and Congress: Continue America’s fight against pollution or jeopardize public health.  On Wednesday, the ALA released its 18th annual “State of the Air” report, which found there’s been a “major improvement” in the nation’s overall air quality, crediting it to the success of the Clean Air Act in controlling pollution. Despite continued progress, however, a number of cities saw dangerous spikes in short-term particle pollution affected by climate ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Shouldn't Mess With The Clean Air Act, American Lung Association Warns
WASHINGTON — A new report from the American Lung Association comes with a clear warning for the Trump administration and Congress: Continue America’s fight against pollution or jeopardize public health.  On Wednesday, the ALA released its 18th annual “State of the Air” report, which found there’s been a “major improvement” in the nation’s overall air quality, crediting it to the success of the Clean Air Act in controlling pollution. Despite continued progress, however, a number of cities saw dangerous spikes in short-term particle pollution affected by climate ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study defines thunderstorm asthma epidemic conditions
(University of Georgia) Researchers are exploring new ways of predicting thunderstorm asthma outbreaks that may one day provide early warnings for health professionals (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

4 in 10 Americans Still Breathe Dirty Air
This can lead to health problems that include lung cancer, asthma, heart damage, lung association says (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - April 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Experimental drug targets nucleus of allergen-sensitized cells
Transcription factors, the tiny proteins that switch genes on or off in the nucleus of cells, are considered unreachable molecular targets for drugs attempting to treat medical conditions. Overcoming this challenge, researchers discovered a small molecular compound that successfully blocks a transcription factor and its pro-inflammatory and hyper-mucous activity in asthma. In a study, scientists tested a new compound they call RCM-1. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Asthma news: New drug could revolutionise treatment of breathing disorders
AN EXPERIMENTAL drug could revolutionise the treatment of asthma and other serious breathing disorders - including devastating cystic fibrosis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
Title: Asthma Quiz: Test Your Medical IQCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 6/3/2011 4:21:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2017 6:19:41 PM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - April 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

App to ‘help relieve stress of asthma management’
A “unique” smartphone app to help asthma patients manage their condition has been developed through a partnership involving academics and a pharmaceutical company. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Highlight: A new way to block the development of asthma from dust mites
Targeting a transcription factor, generally considered to be "nondruggable," may help to prevent asthma from developing. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - April 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Yaffe, M. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

The FOXM1 inhibitor RCM-1 suppresses goblet cell metaplasia and prevents IL-13 and STAT6 signaling in allergen-exposed mice
Goblet cell metaplasia and excessive mucus secretion associated with asthma, cystic fibrosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease contribute to morbidity and mortality worldwide. We performed a high-throughput screen to identify small molecules targeting a transcriptional network critical for the differentiation of goblet cells in response to allergens. We identified RCM-1, a nontoxic small molecule that inhibited goblet cell metaplasia and excessive mucus production in mice after exposure to allergens. RCM-1 blocked the nuclear localization and increased the proteasomal degradation of Forkhead box M1 (FOXM1), a tran...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - April 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sun, L., Ren, X., Wang, I.-C., Pradhan, A., Zhang, Y., Flood, H. M., Han, B., Whitsett, J. A., Kalin, T. V., Kalinichenko, V. V. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Four new and updated support resources
We’ve developed or updated a number of resources on asthma, urgent and emergency care, and emergency supply to help you provide the best care for your patients. Emergency supply mythbuster an (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - April 17, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Cost of Not Taking Your Medicine
Nonadherence to prescriptions causes some 125,000 deaths a year in the United States alone. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Heart Transplants Asthma Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Source Type: news

Watchdog rap for on-line chemists issuing prescriptions in “seconds”
ON-LINE chemists are issuing prescriptions within “seconds” of receiving questionnaires and have been prescribing asthma inhalers without GP confirmation, says the UK’s leading health watchdog. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boston Medical Center Provides Free Tax Services To Low-Income Families
BOSTON (CBS) – Tuesday is tax day and places like “H&R Block” will be very busy for the next few days. However, people like Carolyn Hamblin are getting free help with their taxes at an unexpected place: Boston Medical Center. Hamblin gets her taxes done at her son’s pediatrician’s office. “They’re doing an excellent job,” said Hamblin. Free tax services accessible within the Boston Medical Center. (WBZ-TV) The program is called StreetCred. It is located within Boston Medical Center and offers free tax services to low income families and hospital employees. It is a unique ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Boston Medical Center Dr. Lucy Marcil Dr. Mallika Marshall Dr. Michael Hole Streetcred tax day Source Type: news

Montreal pioneer in HIV/AIDS research died of asthma attack while swimming
The Miami-Dade County medical examiner's department has released Dr. Mark Wainberg's cause of death. It says the Montreal HIV/AIDS researcher died of an asthma attack that he suffered while swimming Tuesday in Bal Harbour, Fla. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Asthma: Overuse of Oral Steroids Suggests Underuse of Inhalers Asthma: Overuse of Oral Steroids Suggests Underuse of Inhalers
Apparent overuse of oral steroids may be linked to underuse of inhaled corticosteroids for children with asthma, a study of publically insured children suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 12, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

There's A Right Way To Clean Your Refrigerator
After a long winter of comfort food, baked goods, and takeout, it’s time to lighten up for spring. Begin by clearing out your refrigerator and cabinets to make room for more nutritious options. Make a Fresh Start You know to get rid of moldy, rotten food, but you could probably use a quick primer on storing produce: Whole fruits and vegetables can remain at room temperature for several hours or a day, chopped fruits or veggies need to be refrigerated within two hours of cutting, and cooked vegetables last only three to four days in the fridge. Note that apples should be kept separately, whether in the crisper or on t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New MyAsthma app can help relieve the stress of asthma management
(University of Nottingham) A new and unique smartphone app to help people with asthma manage their condition has been developed by lung experts at the Nottingham Respiratory Research Unit and the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Nanoparticles permeate lungs to deliver pulmonary drugs
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have developed nanoparticles that can shuttle chemicals through the thick mucus membranes of pulmonary airways to deliver drugs. The team’s work was published in the journal Science Advances.  Traditional therapies for cystic fibrosis, COPD and asthma include inhaled corticosteroids that adhere to the walls of air passages. Thick mucus tends to build up inside such passageways, creating a challenge for any delivery system. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Nanoparticles permeate lungs to deliver pulmonary drugs ap...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Respiratory Johns Hopkins Source Type: news

Why skipping a pool shower can be bad for your health
Two months ago Sue, 69, from Tewkesbury, who has never suffered from asthma or any other breathing problem in the past, suddenly found herself gasping for breath. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sunshine and Air: What Should You Tell Your Asthmatic Patients About Vitamin D? Sunshine and Air: What Should You Tell Your Asthmatic Patients About Vitamin D?
How much evidence is necessary before we give advice on adjunct therapies?Medscape Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Growing up with a pet may boost a baby's bacterial health
Conclusion This subgroup analysis of babies from a large Canadian birth cohort assessed whether exposure to furry pets before and after birth has any impact on infant gut bacteria. Overall it found that exposure to pets while in the womb and after birth was linked with richer and more diverse gut bacteria. The researchers say that several studies in the past, including their own, have found a link between richness of gut bacteria and both the development of allergies and the development of obesity. Therefore these findings may be taken to imply that pet exposure could protect against allergy and obesity in infants – ...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Biologic Mepolizumab Improves Asthma Quality of Life (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Drug already approved as add-on treatment for severe asthma (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - April 10, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Housecall: Spring cleaning and allergies
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Allergy-proof your home Thinking about spring cleaning? If you have hay fever or allergic asthma, it's also a good time to rid your home of what's causing your allergies. Long-term care: Early planning pays off It's best to talk about long-term care early ? before a sudden injury or illness forces [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 10, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

GSK recalls nearly 600,000 asthma inhalers in U.S.
GSK Plc is voluntarily recalling more than 593,000 Ventolin asthma inhalers from U.S. hospitals, pharmacies, retailers and wholesalers due to a defect that may cause them to deliver fewer doses of the medicine than indicated. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Asthma drug effective against cold-induced hives in small study
Researchers in Germany found in a recent study that a drug used to treat asthma may be effective at treating the skin condition cold urticaria, or cold-induced hives. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Protect Yourself From Air Pollution
FRIDAY, April 7, 2017 -- Air pollution poses significant health risks, so you need to take steps to protect yourself, an environmental health expert says. Researchers have linked air pollution with health problems such as childhood asthma,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 7, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers Recalled
The company says there may be problems with the delivery system (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spring health cheat sheet
As the spring weather approaches, many common winter infections recede. However, warmer temperatures can introduce a new set of health challenges. As trees and flowers bloom and grass grows, susceptible children will start to display symptoms of seasonal allergies, triggering flares of asthma and eczema. And, As children spend more time outdoors, parents also need to watch for exposure to ticks, poison ivy and excess sun. Here are a few tips to keeping your child healthy this spring. Seasonal allergies: What can you do? During allergy season: have your child bathe after spending time outdoors to ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 7, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Carolyn Sax Tags: Health & Wellness Parenting allergies asthma Carolyn Sax conjunctivitis lyme disease sunburn Source Type: news

Health Highlights: April 7, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers Recalled More than 590,000 albuterol inhalers are being recalled by GlaxoSmithKline because there could be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 7, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers Recalled
Title: Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers RecalledCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/7/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - April 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers Recalled By GSK
ZEBULON, N.C. (CBS) – More than 593,000 asthma inhalers in the United States have been recalled because of a problem that could cause them to deliver less medication than intended. An FDA document indicates the reason for the recall is a “defective delivery system” due to a leak in the Ventolin inhalers. Reuters reports drugmaker GSK is trying to figure out what caused the problem after an increasing number of complaints, and is pulling the inhalers from hospitals, pharmacies, retailers and wholesalers. “Though the overall benefit-risk assessment for Ventolin® HFA 200D Inhaler when used at presc...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Asthma Recall Source Type: news

Health Tip: Asthma and Air Pollution
Title: Health Tip: Asthma and Air PollutionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/6/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/6/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - April 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Drugmaker GSK Recalling Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers in U.S. Drugmaker GSK Recalling Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers in U.S.
GSK Plc is voluntarily recalling more than 593,000 Ventolin asthma inhalers from U.S. hospitals, pharmacies, retailers and wholesalers due to a defect that may cause them to deliver fewer doses of the medicine than indicated, the British drugmaker said on Tuesday.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 5, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Firefighters warned about heart attack risk
Conclusion This randomised crossover trial aimed to assess whether putting out a fire has an effect on the biological signs of cardiovascular health of firefighters.  By simulating a fire fighting scenario the researchers found that exposure to these conditions increased tendency of the blood to clot, reduced the stretchiness of the blood vessel walls, and caused a slight increase in a marker of heart muscle damage. This trial is thought to be the first assessing this link. Whilst a randomised controlled trial is the best way of investigating this link, there are some limitations to consider. The trial included a...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Source Type: news

The Vast Majority Of Kids Who Die Of The Flu Aren't Vaccinated
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- 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 - April 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news