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iMedical Apps: CoherentRx for Asthma Patient Education
(MedPage Today) -- High-quality tool that draws on reputable sources (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 22, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Opinion: Oregon patients should beware of stem cell therapy fraud
Patients in Oregon seeking accurate information about stem cell therapy have few reliable sources to guide them. It can be hard to separate scientific facts from science fiction. Query Dr. Google and you’ll find a slew of clinics and a broad range of practitioners proffering miracle cures for everything from asthma to wrinkles. On the Internet, it seems that everything is curable for the right price. And stem cell science does offer the tremendous promise to help us und erstand and treat a range… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Russo Source Type: news

Prenatal PUFAs and Asthma/Wheeze in Offspring Prenatal PUFAs and Asthma/Wheeze in Offspring
Does PUFA supplementation in the third trimester significantly reduce childhood asthma/wheeze, or is this just another fish story?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 21, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Health Tip: Could Allergy Shots Help You?
-- If you have allergies, regular shots (immunotherapy) are designed to make you less sensitive to allergens over time. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says you may be a candidate for allergy shots if: Your symptoms are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

There's Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids
Title: There's Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - February 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

There ’ s Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids
High humidity in indoor pools can also help keep airways open and prevent attacks, doctor says (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, Sports Medicine, News, Source Type: news

'I've had a cough for 20 years. Could it be acid reflux?'
Kirstine Jackson from Sheffield has struggled with a chronic cough for more than 20 years, and has been prescribed asthma medication for the symptoms. Dr Martin Scurr advises on treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There ’ s Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids
High humidity in indoor pools can also help keep airways open and prevent attacks, doctor says (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, Sports Medicine, News, Source Type: news

There's Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids
High humidity in indoor pools can also help keep airways open and prevent attacks, doctor saysSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma in Children, Exercise for Children (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PhD position: Studies of the effect of antifungal therapy on the airway microbiome in asthma
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

There's Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids
MONDAY, Feb. 20, 2017 -- Safe, healthy fun for kids with asthma may be as near as the neighborhood pool, one respiratory specialist says. Staying active can be a challenge for the more than 6 million children with asthma in the United States, noted... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Diet to cure your arthritis: THIS everyday food could be making symptoms WORSE
INFLAMMATION - a word commonly used by medics in relation to poor health - is an immune response to infection, trauma or disease. It is linked to many common diseases and health conditions - including arthritis, asthma and Crohn ’s disease, but also has links to cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yeast found in babies' guts increases risk of asthma
Microbiologists have found a yeast in the gut of new babies in Ecuador that appears to be a strong predictor that they will develop asthma in childhood. The new research furthers our understanding of the role microscopic organisms play in our overall health. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Babies with gut yeast may be at risk of asthma
A new study suggests a fungus known as Pichia - found in babies' guts - may increase the risk of developing childhood asthma, if acquired in early life. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Yeast found in babies' guts increases risk of asthma
(University of British Columbia) University of British Columbia microbiologists have found a yeast in the gut of new babies in Ecuador that appears to be a strong predictor that they will develop asthma in childhood. The new research furthers our understanding of the role microscopic organisms play in our overall health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for the Treatment of Asthma
Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and long-acting beta2-agonist (LABA) indicated for the treatment of asthma in paediatric patients aged between six and 12 years. The drug was discovered and developed by AstraZe … (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - February 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How to Control Mold, Avoid Allergies
Limiting moisture in the home is key, specialists say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Nursing, Pulmonology, Asthma, Allergy, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New evidence that vitamin D prevents respiratory infections
Whether vitamin D supplements reduce the risk of acute respiratory infections is a hotly debated topic. A new meta-analysis swings in vitamin D's favor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

'Add vitamin D to food to prevent colds and flu', say researchers
Conclusion This was a systematic review and meta-analysis investigating the use of vitamin D supplementation as a way of preventing acute respiratory tract infections such as flu, bronchitis and pneumonia. The study found vitamin D supplementation to be useful in the prevention of acute respiratory tract infection. People who are very deficient in vitamin D and those receiving daily or weekly supplementation without additional large one-off doses had a larger benefit. This study has both strengths and limitations. It is very well designed and includes high-quality evidence. The researchers made efforts to reduce the risk ...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Medication Heart/lungs Source Type: news

FDA Expands Approval of SPIRIVA(R) RESPIMAT(R) (tiotropium bromide) Inhalation Spray for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children
RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Feb. 16, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved SPIRIVA RESPIMAT for the long-term, once-daily maintenance t... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Boehringer Ingelheim, SPIRIVA, RESPIMAT, tiotropium bromide, Asthma (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Expands Approval of Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium bromide) Inhalation Spray for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children
RIDGEFIELD, Conn., February 16, 2017 - Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Spiriva Respimat for the long-term, once-daily maintenance treatment of asthma in people age... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - February 16, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements may cut risk of acute respiratory infections
Study recommends food be fortified with vitamin D Related items fromOnMedica Vitamin D supplements reduce severe asthma attacks UK adolescents lack vitamin D, study shows Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache Vitamin D reduces respiratory infections but may increase falls for older adults Fewer lung symptoms in children as air pollution levels drop (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How the Endangered Species Act Helps Save Humans, Too
As some Republican members of Congress seek to roll back the Endangered Species Act, conservation groups have taken to familiar arguments about protecting wildlife. But there’s one species that is often overlooked in that defense: Homo sapiens. As it turns out, biodiversity protects against climate change and helps ensure a stable food supply. And those both have economic benefits that in some cases dwarf the value of developing land. “There are other reasons to conserve things beyond just dollars,” says Brad Cardinale, a professor at the University of Michigan who studies biodiversity. “But there a...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized animals Congress Conservation Endangered Species Act Environment Source Type: news

China, India Account For Half World's Pollution Deaths In 2015
China and India accounted for more than half of the total number of global deaths attributable to air pollution in 2015, researchers said in a study published on Tuesday. The U.S.-based Health Effects Institute (HEI) found that air pollution caused more than 4.2 million early deaths worldwide in 2015, making it the fifth highest cause of death, with about 2.2 million deaths in China and India. The institute’s study, the first of its kind, was based on the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) project, a database backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that tracks the role that behavioral, dietary and environmental...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poverty puts kids at greater risk for ADHD, asthma
Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News Kids in struggling families are developing asthma and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder at faster rates than kids from families with greater means. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE asthma guidelines criticised as'cost-driven '
New NICE asthma guidelines have been called ‘short-term’ and ‘cost-driven’ in the consultation on the changes.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - February 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: aharrold Tags: Children ' s health Men Women Family health Respiratory care Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma
Autism more often diagnosed among children in higher-income families, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Health Disparities (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight and QoL and Health Outcomes in Children With Asthma Weight and QoL and Health Outcomes in Children With Asthma
In what ways may weight impact quality of life and health outcomes among children with asthma?Journal of Pediatric Health Care (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 14, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma
TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 -- Children in families struggling to make ends meet are developing asthma and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at faster rates than kids from families with greater means, a new study finds. On the other hand,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma
Title: Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, AsthmaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 14, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Promoting Physical Activity in Patients With Asthma and COPD Promoting Physical Activity in Patients With Asthma and COPD
What strategies may help encourage people with asthma and COPD to engage in more physical activity?Journal for Nurse Practitioners (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 13, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Asthma is a passion-killer for 70 per cent of sufferers
Asthma is having a debilitating effect on the nation's sex life, experts have revealed. Millions of sufferers across the UK have shared an insight into the impact on their relationships. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD, Asthma Prevalence Tied to Poverty, National Study Shows ADHD, Asthma Prevalence Tied to Poverty, National Study Shows
National prevalence of chronic conditions on the rise among US children, although poverty influences their prevalence somewhat differently.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 13, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Asthma sufferers 'struggling with their sex lives'
"No-one asks how it affects our relationship," says one sufferer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Asthma vs. COPD: Differences and Similarities
What is asthma and what is COPD? Who gets asthma and COPD, can other disorders cause similar symptoms, and what are the treatments for breathing disorders? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Palivizumab Prophylaxis in Preterm Infants May Not Prevent Asthma Palivizumab Prophylaxis in Preterm Infants May Not Prevent Asthma
Palivizumab prophylaxis in preterm infants does not appear to reduce the risk of atopic asthma through early childhood, though it may curb recurrent wheezing in some patients, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 10, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
The IJTLD is the reference for clinical research and epidemiological studies on tuberculosis, and the only peer-reviewed journal dedicated to lung health worldwide, including TB-HIV and non tuberculosis related respiratory diseases such as asthma, acute respiratory infection, COPD, child lung health and the hazards of tobacco and pollution. There is a 6-month embargo on open-access content. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 10, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Evidence Points to Fish Oil to Fight Asthma
University of Rochester Medical Center scientists have discovered new essential information about omega 3 fatty acids contained in fish oil and how they could be used for asthma patients. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - February 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Evidence points to fish oil to fight asthma
Scientists have discovered new essential information about omega 3 fatty acids contained in fish oil and how they could be used for asthma patients. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Eating oily fish such as salmon or mackerel 'could ease mild asthma'
FISH oil could help sufferers of mild asthma, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Asthma?
Title: What Causes Asthma?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 1/16/2002 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - February 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

GSK beats forecasts but braces for asthma challenge
Drugmaker posts strong full-year results ahead of Sir Andrew Witty ’s departure (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cardiac asthma: What causes it?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will my child outgrow asthma?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Will Never Forget The Day
I will never forget the day my mother asked me, “Is there something you want me to know about you?”  Mom wanted to know if I had HIV. She had just attended her first HIV educational program. She learned about the virus and how important being in care is to assure a person with HIV remains healthy. She was armed with new knowledge, but she was also my mom. She knew how important it is to support the ones she loves. In that moment I was caught off guard. She was ready. She was opening her mind and her heart for me to share the one thing I feared most to share. Could I do it? Could I finally disclose to her t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Documentary Looks At Profound Psychological Effects Of Solitary Confinement
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 - February 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New potential route to treat asthma discovered
Researchers believe they have isolated a protein that, when missing or depleted, can cause airway constriction, production of mucus, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing for the 334 million people worldwide who suffer from asthma. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New genetic markers for COPD discovered
Investigators describe 13 new genetic regions associated with COPD, including four that have not previously been associated with any type of lung function. The researchers also found overlap of the genetic risk of COPD with two other lung diseases, asthma and pulmonary fibrosis. These findings create an improved understanding of the genetic basis for this deadly disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Research on short-term effects of air pollution on the health of airways of children with chronic respiratory complaints
Starting in 2017, researchers will commence their study on the effects of days with high air pollution on respiratory complaints, medication use and lung function of children suffering from chronic respiratory complaints such as wheezing or asthma. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New genetic markers for COPD discovered
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) In a new Research Letter published in Nature Genetics on Feb. 6, 2017, investigators describe 13 new genetic regions associated with COPD, including four that have not previously been associated with any type of lung function. The researchers also found overlap of the genetic risk of COPD with two other lung diseases, asthma and pulmonary fibrosis. These findings create an improved understanding of the genetic basis for this deadly disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news