Residents Sue Remediation Company For Falsifying Soil Samples From Superfund Site
SAN FRANCISCO - One hundred forty-nine residents who live near a Superfund site in San Francisco sued an environmental remediation company in California state court May 1, claiming that the company falsified soil samples during its alleged cleanup of the property and that its failure to fully complete the work it was paid $1.1 billion to do has led to higher rates of breast and cervical cancer and asthma (Bayview Hunters Point Residents, et al. v. Tetra Tech Inc., et al., No. CGC-18-566188, Calif. Super., San Francisco Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 15, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Fewer Antibiotics for Kids, But More ADHD Drugs
Prescriptions for antibiotics, antihistamines and cold medicines fell, while a growing number of kids received prescriptions for asthma, heartburn and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma suffers more likely to be killed by the disease if they are wealthy
For those aged five to 44, the death rate among the most affluent households was 19 per cent higher than the poorest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wide variety in asthma outcomes across England despite better care
Falling numbers of asthma deaths, hospital admissions and prevalence have not changed regional and socio-economic variations in the condition, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Study: Yogurt might lessen chronic inflammation
Consuming yogurt may help reduce chronic inflammation, which is a factor in bowel and cardiovascular disease, arthritis, asthma and obesity. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma Mortality Inversely Tied to Deprivation in English Young
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- For children and younger adults with asthma, prevalence and admissions increase with deprivation, while mortality is inversely associated with deprivation, according to a study published online May 14 in Thorax. Ramyani P.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identifying Asthma Triggers
-- If you have asthma, the same triggers may be causing your attacks each time, so it's important to know what those triggers are. Common triggers include: tobacco smoke, dust mites, air pollution, pets and molds, the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identifying Asthma Triggers
Title: Health Tip: Identifying Asthma TriggersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - May 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Keeping kids with asthma out of the hospital
(Children's National Health System) Only multimodal interventions that combined multiple categories were effective at reducing the risk of readmission for pediatric asthma between 30 days and one year after initial discharge, Children's research finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asthma suffers are one fifth more likely to be killed by the disease if they are wealthy
For those aged five to 44, the death rate among the most affluent households was 19 per cent higher than the poorest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wealthy childhood ‘increases risk’ of dying from asthma
ASTHMA is far more likely to claim the lives of people from wealthier backgrounds, a study suggested yesterday. Being poor has been linked to worse health outcomes for many conditions. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fall episodes in elderly patients with asthma and COPD - a pilot study - Bozek A, Jarzab J, Hadas E, Jakalski M, Canonica GW.
OBJECTIVE: Evidence of an increased risk of falls in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exists; however, this has not been studied in elderly asthmatic patients. The aim of the study was to determine the incidence of falls in elderl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Climate Change Is Making Your Allergies Worse
BOSTON (CBS) – Are your allergies driving you mad? According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, climate change could be to blame. There’s been a sudden rise in the number of people suffering from itchy, watery eyes, and itchy runny noses, even among people who don’t typically get seasonal allergy symptoms. The Academy says that warmer temperatures lead to a greater amount of pollen released into the air and for a longer period of time, so allergy seasons are lasting days even weeks longer than in prior years. The report also says flooding and severe storms leads to more damp build...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Allergies Climate Change Source Type: news

Liver damage: Eating THIS spice can form protective barrier around the liver
KEEP sprinkling the nutmeg on those cappuccinos as the spice can help prevent liver damage, according to a study today. The ingredient commonly added to pies and other foods already has superfood status for its ability to treat a range of ailments from toothache to asthma to heart disease in various cultures across the world. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Kilauea Eruption Has People Worried About Volcanic Smog. Here ’s How Dangerous ‘Vog’ Really Is
Thinking of Hawaii typically brings to mind pristine white-sand beaches and crystal-clear seas. In contrast to these picturesque scenes, however, is the Kilauea Volcano, situated on the state’s Big Island, which saw a major explosion this week and has some reports warning of a volcanic smog (or “vog”). Since it started continuously erupting in 1983, Kilauea has each day pumped out at least 300 metric tons of sulfur dioxide gas, a pollutant also produced by power plants and industrial manufacturing operations. Over the course of a year, Kilauea’s sulfur dioxide production is equivalent to somewhere b...
Source: TIME: Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Environmental Health healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can marijuana help treat asthma?
Asthma is a condition that causes chronic inflammation in the airways. Research about the anti-inflammatory effects of marijuana is ongoing and often positive. In this article, we look at whether marijuana can be used to help reduce asthma symptoms. We also look at the possible risks, as smoking can worsen symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

Britain's asthma death rate rises by 20 per cent
A revolutionary hand-held device can help asthma patients use their inhalers properly. It comes after data revealed 1,400 UK people suffer fatal attacks, annually - up a fifth over five years (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are you using your asthma inhaler the WRONG way?
A revolutionary hand-held device can help asthma patients use their inhalers properly. It comes after data revealed 1,400 UK people suffer fatal attacks, annually - up a fifth over five years (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If Kids Exposed to Pot, Tobacco Smoke, ER Visits Rise
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 7, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: ENT, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, Dependence, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Correlation between secondhand marijuana and tobacco smoke exposure and children ED visits
The objective of this study was to determine association between SHMS exposure and rates of emergency department visitation, and rates of tobacco sensitive conditions (asthma, otitis media and viral respiratory infections). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Low Neighborhood Walkability Increases Risk of Asthma in Kids
Findings among children for both incident asthma and ongoing asthma (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Asthma symptoms - £2 a day magnesium supplements ‘freed’ man of deadly attacks
ASTHMA attack symptoms include wheezing, caught and shortness of breath, according to charity Asthma UK. But, this man claims taking daily magnesium supplements has “freed” him of asthma medication. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low Neighborhood Walkability Increases Risk of Asthma in Kids
FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 -- Children living in neighborhoods with low walkability are at increased risk of asthma, according to a study published online April 17 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Elinor Simons, M.D., Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ten home remedies for wheezing
Wheezing can be caused by respiratory problems, such as asthma, allergies, and colds. A person can stop or manage wheezing at home without an inhaler by using different natural remedies and medications. In this article, learn more about the causes of wheezing in adults and babies, and home treatments for wheezing. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Watching the clock in asthma
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Hospital-in-the-Home Shows Promise for Reducing Acute Care Costs; Medical Laboratories Face Uncertainties Concerning Expanding Services to In-Home Environments in Support of Care Providers
Despite logistics and test volume concerns for laboratories, hospital-in-the-home services promise to reduce cost and improve quality of care for patients who might be negatively impacted by the noise, stress, and germs of busy hospitals In April, The Washington Post highlighted the plight of 71-year-old Phyllis Petruzzelli—a patient with a weakened immune system suffering from […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 2, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology asthma Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease clinical laboratory David Levine MD De Source Type: news

Do you know the signs of an allergic reaction? 7 ways your body tries to tell you
(Natural News) Many people, adults and children alike, deal with allergies on a regular basis. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, there are more than 50 million Americans who suffer from some type of allergy. Most of the time, the body responds to various allergens with mild reactions such as sneezing,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recognizing Lung Disease
-- You shouldn't ignore a nagging cough or mild wheeze. They could be symptoms of a lung disease, such as asthma, COPD or cancer, the American Lung Association says. Here are the association's potential warning signs of lung disease: Cough... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NIH Statement on World Asthma Day 2018
On World Asthma Day, the National Institutes of Health renews our commitment to develop strategies to manage, treat, and prevent the disease. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Worst cities for spring allergies in 2018
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America ranks the most challenging places in the U.S. to have allergies this year. Is your town on the list? (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

20 Years chasing the genetic roots of asthma
The UCSF Asthma Collaboratory celebrates 20 years of research on genetic factors in asthma. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

WATCH: Why allergy season gets worse every year
The climate is to blame for worsening allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Gene Signatures Show Why Boys are Predisposed to Asthma
New study highlights why males are more prone to respiratory disorders than females, especially during early life.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

WATCH: Why allergy season gets worse every year
The climate is to blame for worsening allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

NIH statement on World Asthma Day 2018
NIH video: patients and scientists work together to advance asthma research. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

World Asthma Day: Itraconazole is Effective Against Acute-Stage ABPA
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:55News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

World Asthma Day: UK Asthma Deaths Rise 20%
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:35News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

XXIV World Congress of Asthma
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018Year: 2018Location: Tokyo, JapanContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Asthma deaths shoot up by a quarter in just five years
Hundreds of asthma patients are dying unnecessarily every year because NHS treatment is trailing behind most of Europe, experts say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Traffic-related pollution linked to risk of asthma in children
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) New research led by scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health suggest that long-term exposure to traffic-related pollution significantly increases the risk of pediatric asthma, especially in early childhood. Their findings were published today in a Letter to the Editor in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ICER reviews on asthma, opioid abuse, plaque psoriasis therapies
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - May 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Asthma Rx in Kids: A 5-Question Quiz
Test your literature scanning skills with our short, 5-question quiz on different asthma interventions in school-aged children.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 30, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Grace Halsey Tags: Asthma Pediatric Asthma Source Type: news

Asthma: UK 'lagging behind' in care with death rates among the WORST in Europe
THE UK is “lagging behind” in asthma care, a charity warned today, with death rates from the condition among the worst in Europe. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergies and Asthma May Be Linked to Mental Health Allergies and Asthma May Be Linked to Mental Health
People who suffer from asthma and allergic rhinitis have an increased risk for developing a psychiatric disorder, and assessing their emotional condition and monitoring their mental health might be worthwhile, say researchers from Taiwan.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Londoners warned of health threat from toxic caterpillars
British environment officials are warning Londoners about caterpillars that can cause rashes, vomiting and asthma attacks (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What could cause chest pain?
Pain in the chest may cause people to worry. Although some causes are severe, such as heart attacks, many of the potential causes are less worrisome. In this article, we examine 26 possible causes, including muscle injuries, asthma, and angina. We also look at when people should contact a doctor for treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

A life-saving experience at 35,000 feet leads to new innovations for asthmatics
Three years after saving a child on a plane during an asthmatic episode, Dr. Khurshid Guru is working to invent a real solution. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Fewer hospital stays for asthma reported for Canadian children and teens
Despite a decrease in hospitalizations, asthma continues to be one of the leading causes of hospital stays for people younger than 20. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Nurses make animated video to help cut asthma admissions
Respiratory nurses at Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in West London are hoping to reduce the number of visits that young asthma patients make via an innovative visual learning approach. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Sustainable Strategies for Asthma Care: Best Practices From the 2018 Asthma Award Winners
May 22, 2018 1:00-2:30pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news