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Two meds not always better than one for seasonal allergic rhinitis
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) In a newly updated clinical practice guideline, published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, allergists offer practical advice on the best types and amounts of medications to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New gene related to asthma severity
NIEHS-funded scientists have discovered a mucus-regulating gene that may have important implications for asthma severity. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Delayed NICE guidance on asthma diagnosis may cause problems for GPs
NICE guidance on diagnosing asthma could be published this week after nearly five years in development, but looks set to clash with existing advice - potentially leaving GPs unclear over best practice. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.8 Respiratory Problems Source Type: news

Sputum Color to Identify Neutrophilic Inflammation in Asthma Sputum Color to Identify Neutrophilic Inflammation in Asthma
Could sputum color help to assess for the presence of neutrophilic inflammation in asthma?BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is paradoxical breathing?
Paradoxical breathing can be a sign of a serious injury or illness in adults, including hormonal shifts and neurological problems. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Obese Children May Have More Asthma Complications Obese Children May Have More Asthma Complications
Children with asthma who are also obese are admitted to the hospital more often for asthma complications, according to a recent study in Japan.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Working With Your School Nurse
FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 -- Nearly 18 percent of kids have a chronic health condition, such as asthma or allergies. If your child is one of them, working successfully with your school's nurse will help keep him or her safe. Because a good chunk of a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 3, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bonfire night asthma WARNING: UK Charity alerts public to 'potentially fatal' attacks
BONFIRE NIGHT could cause asthma patients to suffer “potentially fatal” asthma attacks, sufferers have been warned. Asthma UK has issued a warning that smoke fumes and burning wood could form a deadly asthmatic combination. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Warning for asthmatics ahead of Bonfire Night
Charity issues tips for asthma patients Related items fromOnMedica Inhalers Audit reveals delays in asthma emergency care Many patients diagnosed with asthma don ’t have the condition Children with asthma prescribed ‘unnecessary antibiotics’ Pollution kills 1.7 million children, says WHO (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 3, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Obese children may have more asthma complications
(Reuters Health) - Children with asthma who are also obese are admitted to the hospital more often for asthma complications, according to a recent study in Japan. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Are puppies the latest allergy treatment? Recent studies show protective effects against eczema, asthma
(Natural News) There is no doubt that dogs can bring a lot of joy to people’s lives. Their companionship and loyalty can improve your mental well-being, but did you know they can also enhance your physical health? Walking a dog is great exercise, of course, but a pair of studies shows that the benefits extend... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fragmented Ambulance Services in Sri Lanka Evolve into A Modern System
Fragmented ambulance services evolve into a modern system Situated in the Indian Ocean, separated from India by the Palk Strait, Sri Lanka is the 25th largest island in the world (See Figure 1). Its complex geographical features-peaks, plateaus, valleys, rivers and tropical forests-are subject to a variety of natural hazards, including floods, landslides, cyclones and tsunamis.1 With ancient cultural roots going back to the 6th century B.C., Sri Lanka's modern colonial history began with Portuguese, Dutch and British settlements in the 16th century. By 1815, Britain was the sole colonial power. In 1948, Sri Lanka became an...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nuwan Chamara Ekanayaka, EMT-I Tags: International Operations Source Type: news

Asthma UK bonfire night WARNING: Charity alerts public to 'potentially fatal' attacks
BONFIRE NIGHT could cause asthma patients to suffer “potentially fatal” asthma attacks, sufferers have been warned. Asthma UK has issued a warning that smoke fumes and burning wood could form a deadly asthmatic combination. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New gene related to asthma severity
NIEHS-funded scientists have discovered a mucus-regulating gene that may have important implications for asthma severity. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 1, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Dupilumab Breathes Optimism Into Biologics for Asthma Dupilumab Breathes Optimism Into Biologics for Asthma
Patients with severely uncontrolled asthma derive the most benefit from dupilumab, a new study shows, building enthusiasm for phase 3 results.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca asthma drug tralokinumab disappoints again
LONDON (Reuters) - An experimental biotech drug for severe asthma from AstraZeneca has failed in further clinical tests, following an earlier setback in May and disappointing results with a similar drug at Roche. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AstraZeneca discloses ‘disappointing’ results from asthma drug trial
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prognostic Nomogram for Inpatients With Asthma Exacerbation Prognostic Nomogram for Inpatients With Asthma Exacerbation
Could a nomogram predict the prognosis of patients admitted to the hospital with asthma exacerbation?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Eczema Can Predict Severity of Asthma Hospitalization Eczema Can Predict Severity of Asthma Hospitalization
A family history of asthma and a patient's own history of atopic dermatitis are linked to a more severe hospital experience, according to a study that could influence care decisions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

November 2017
Healthy Body, Happy Heart : Improve Your Heart Health When Food Consumes You : Taking Eating to Extremes Reducing Children ’s Chances of Asthma Out of Breath? Get Tested for COPD Healthy Bones, Joints, Muscles, and Skin (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Obese children with asthma spend longer in hospital
The relationship between obesity and asthma is complex. The latest study looks at the impact of obesity on hospital readmission for children with asthma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Survey provides insight into demographics and health of California ’s transgender adults
The first release of transgender data from the  California Health Interview Survey, the nation ’s largest state survey, reveals the demographic characteristics of transgender adults in the state — such as population size, racial makeup and marital status — as well as sobering disparities in their health status. For example, one in five transgender adults in California has attempted suic ide — a rate six times that of the state’s adult cisgender population.The health data used in a  new policy brief by The Williams Institute and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Re...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Health Tip: Have Fun on Halloween, Despite Asthma
-- Halloween is a favorite holiday for children, but kids with asthma need to take special precautions. The American Lung Association suggests how to keep your asthmatic child safer during Halloween: Avoid fright fests -- Activities such as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 31, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Have Fun on Halloween, Despite Asthma
Title: Health Tip: Have Fun on Halloween, Despite AsthmaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/31/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/31/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - October 31, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers map trends in drug development
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) One third of all drugs on the American market act on the same kind of important cell receptor -- the G protein-coupled receptors. A major mapping of these drugs by the University of Copenhagen and Uppsala University found that their pharmacological mechanisms are becoming more complex. The mapping also reveals rapid developments especially within Alzheimer's disease, obesity, asthma and diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Report shows prevalence of key conditions across England
Figures released by NHS Digital provide information on the prevalence of 21 conditions, including asthma, hypertension, dementia, diabetes, and depression. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 31, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Do Dogs Help Prevent Eczema and Asthma? Do Dogs Help Prevent Eczema and Asthma?
Animals are a common trigger for eczema and asthma symptoms but two new US studies show dogs may not be the enemy they are often thought to be.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

ECMO: A Life Saver for Kids with Near-Fatal Asthma?
(MedPage Today) -- Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is effective, but has high complication rate (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - October 30, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Scientists pinpoint genetic risk factors for asthma, hay fever and eczema
A major international study has pinpointed more than 100 genetic risk factors that explain why some people suffer from asthma, hay fever and eczema. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute, Institutes, ALSPAC; Press Rel Source Type: news

A 17-year-old with schizophrenia and uncontrollable anxiety after a suicide attempt - Blain K, Magid M.
A 17-year-old boy with a history of schizophrenia, asthma, and Crohn's disease was brought to the emergency department (ED) by his aunt after a suicide attempt in which he lit his bedroom on fire. After 20 minutes in the burning room, he aborted the attemp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Unable to Breathe: Race, Asthma, and the Environment in Civil Rights Era New Orleans and New York
November 14, 2017 6:00-7:30pm ET; New York, NY. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fish oil or fish consumption? New recommendations for pregnant women trying to prevent childhood asthma
(University of South Florida (USF Health)) Consuming 2-3 servings of fish a week during pregnancy prevents childhood asthma just as much as fish oil supplements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Measuring FeNo in Asthma: Real Biomarker or Poor Surrogate?
(MedPage Today) -- The pros and cons of fractional exhaled nitric oxide assessment (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - October 30, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dogs may lower risk of childhood eczema, reduce asthma symptoms
Researchers reveal how exposure to a canine companion in early life could help to protect against eczema and reduce asthma symptoms in childhood. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

Psychosocial Stress and Asthma
(MedPage Today) -- Latest research highlighted by BroadcastMed (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Asthma symptoms: Getting a DOG could reduce condition's effect
ASTHMA symptoms could be prevented by getting a dog, even in those with an allergy to furry friends. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Man's Best Friend Chase Away Eczema, Asthma?
Two new studies suggest man's furry best friend might actually provide some protection against allergic diseases. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peanut US allergies have increased 21 percent in 7 years
Researchers from the American College of Allergy, Asthma, an Immunology in Illinois found that peanut allergies have increased in children. Also, allergies to shellfish and sesame increased. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACAAI study: Almost 50% develop food allergies after 17
A new report form the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology has found that nearly half of US adults develop a food allergy after the age of 17. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma and eczema symptoms: Getting a DOG could help conditions
ASTHMA and eczema symptoms could be prevented by getting a dog, even in those with an allergy to furry friends. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Man's Best Friend Chase Away Eczema, Asthma?
FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 -- Parents of children struggling with eczema or asthma might think that having a dog would only make it harder to control their child's condition. But two new studies suggest man's furry best friend might actually provide... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Almost 50% of people develop food allergies after age 17
A new report form the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology has found that nearly half of US adults develop a food allergy after the age of 17. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peanut allergies have increased 21 percent in 7 years
Researchers from the American College of Allergy, Asthma, an Immunology in Illinois found that peanut allergies have increased in children. Also, allergies to shellfish and sesame increased. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Massive fall in animal antibiotic use
Ministers says reduction will help combat rising rates of antibiotic resistance Related items fromOnMedica No evidence to back mantra that patients need to complete antibiotic course Children with asthma prescribed ‘unnecessary antibiotics’ Antibiotics for women in early labour to combat Group B Strep Antibiotics not recommended for acute otitis, says NICE Dipstick test children ’s urine before prescribing antibiotics (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Boost immunity and enjoy better sleep with plants in the bedroom that are recommended by NASA
(Natural News) Scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) say that you need plants in your bedroom to beat certain ailments like colds, insomnia, and difficulties in breathing. The plants can also decrease anxiety and stress, improve mood, and get rid of airborne pollutants in your room, thus making the environment better for asthmatic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaginal seeding babies could give them deadly chlamydia
An expert from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists warns the potential risks of 'vaginal seeding' outweigh the possible benefits of reduced asthma risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Literature review: the economic costs of lung disease and the cost effectiveness of policy and service interventions
Published evidence on the economic costs of lung disease (incl asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis) and the cost-effectiveness of different NHS activities, programmes and campaigns to combat lung problems. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NLM Resources on Asthma in Multiple Languages for Respiratory Care Week 2017
October 22-28 is Respiratory Care Week 2017, and the National Library of Medicine offers patient handouts in multiple languages on prevention and care for asthma and other lung diseases through HealthReach. Multilingual resources related to asthma include handouts on asthma triggers, nebulizer treatments, peak flow meter, and more. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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