More than 40 percent of women with asthma may develop COPD, but risk may be reduced
(American Thoracic Society) More than four in 10 women with asthma may go on to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study conducted in Ontario, Canada, and published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Report Claims Asbestos In Crayons, Says Popular School Supplies Contain Dangerous Chemicals
(CNN) — Parents may want to take a second look at their children’s school supplies this season. The results of lab tests detailed in a report released Tuesday found traces of asbestos, lead and other dangerous chemicals in a number of popular school supplies. The US Public Interest Research Group Education Fund tested dozens of typical classroom materials for toxins. While most were nontoxic, some crayons, markers and binders received a failing grade. Here are some of the products that tested positive for toxic substances: Playskool crayons (36 count) This box set, purchased at Dollar Tree, has traces of asbes...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Asbestos Local TV Source Type: news

Adherium launches smart inhaler sensors in US, plastic surgeons warn of'Snapchat dysmorphia,' and more digital health briefs
OTC inhaler sensors launch in US. Smart inhaler company Adherium has launched its Hailie line of attachable inhaler sensors in the US. Built for patients with asthma and COPD, the sensors connect to a smartphone app that assists with adherence, dose tracking, and preventing misuse. The company announced plans for their US launch earlier this year after the devices received over-the-counter clearance from the FDA. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Earlier Smoking After Waking and the Risk of Asthma Earlier Smoking After Waking and the Risk of Asthma
Smokers who light up within five minutes of waking for the day may be at a greater risk for developing asthma, a new study suggests.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Finally, a potential new approach against KRAS-driven lung cancer
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) University of Colorado Cancer Center and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center study shows KRAS-driven lung cancers are also marked by high levels of 'gel-forming mucins,' as seen in some forms of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis. The study, published Aug. 9 in the journal JCI Insight, also pinpoints a cause of increased mucin production, namely the gene MUC5AC. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Asthma inhalers found to make women fat while increasing risk of heart disease
(Natural News) Corticosteroids in asthma inhalers could make women fat and increase the risk of metabolic syndrome, a recent study found. Corticosteroids are widely-used anti-inflammatory agents that come in many forms — such as inhalers, nasal sprays, tablets, injections and cream — and are prescribed to ease symptoms of asthma and other respiratory diseases. Metabolic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preschoolers ’ Parents May Be Unprepared to Treat Asthma
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 8, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, News, Source Type: news

Preschoolers' Parents May Be Unprepared to Treat Asthma
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- Only about half the parents of asthmatic preschoolers had the right knowledge and medicines on hand to treat their child's breathing condition at home, a new study found. And one-third of those children had empty inhalers,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

School Prep Includes Planning Allergy, Asthma Management
Title: School Prep Includes Planning Allergy, Asthma ManagementCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Preschoolers' Parents May Be Unprepared to Treat Asthma
Title: Preschoolers' Parents May Be Unprepared to Treat AsthmaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - August 8, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Research tip: Caregivers lack medications, knowledge to manage Baltimore children's asthma
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In a new study, Johns Hopkins researchers found that fewer than half of interviewed caregivers for Baltimore preschool children with asthma were prepared to administer medication for routine management or emergency response to a child's chronic condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

School Prep Includes Planning Allergy, Asthma Management
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 8, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, Allergy, News, Source Type: news

School Prep Includes Planning Allergy, Asthma Management
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Allergies and asthma can make the start of the new school year a challenge for kids who aren't prepared to deal with flare-ups, an allergist warns. " Every age group is different in how much they can handle when it comes to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kentucky doctor group opens first Greater Cincinnati office
Family Allergy& Asthma, a physician group based in Louisville, opened an office in Milford on Tuesday.   It’s the first Ohio outpost for Family Allergy& Asthma, which already has offices in Newport and Florence. “Since opening in Florence seven years ago, our goal has been to expand our network of care to reach those who need it,” said Dr. Hans Otto of Family Allergy& Asthma, who will see patients at the new office. “We chose the Milford location due to its convenient access for a large… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Q & A: Do Cockroaches Carry Diseases?
A W.H.O. study said there was not enough evidence to conclude that the insects were vectors for human diseases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: C. CLAIBORNE RAY Tags: Cockroaches Asthma World Health Organization Source Type: news

Asthma awareness: 'My son was gone just like that'
Donna Green's son Tiernan died aged 20 from an asthma attack. Now she's educating others to raise awareness. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A deeper look at severe asthma yields NET results
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital published this week in Science Immunology models allergic lung inflammation and provides new insights into how asthma develops and progresses, with important implications for the most clinically advanced drugs designed to treat severe asthma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Case For Sauna Bathing Is Stronger Than Ever
A new research review has plenty of good news for people who love a good sauna session: Studies overwhelmingly suggest that the relaxing habit is also a healthy one. A paper published Wednesday in Mayo Clinic Proceedings gathered existing findings on Finnish sauna bathing, the practice of spending time in relatively dry rooms heated to between 80 and 100 degrees, interspersed with periods of cooling. The results were culled from more than 70 studies published up through February 2018. Overall, the research suggests that “sauna bathing, an activity used for the purposes of pleasure, wellness, and relaxation, is linked...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Cohero Health Announces Additions to Executive Leadership Team
Company appoints executives with proven industry experience in connected care, medical device, and pharma to drive growth of the BreatheSmart® digital platform for asthma and COPD(PRWeb August 01, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/cohero_health_announces_additions_to_executive_leadership_team/prweb15661399.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Janet Ellis: I can still remember terror of asthma attack
FORMER Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis has definitely had her fair share of mishaps during her stint on the BBC children ’s TV show. She did two parachute jumps, breaking her pelvis on her first try before becoming the first British female civilian to complete a 90-second freefall on her second go. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergy clinic finds large percentage of anaphylaxis cases from tick bite meat allergy
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) An increase in the Lone Star tick population since 2006, and the ability to recognize the ticks as the source of 'alpha gal' allergy to red meat has meant significantly more cases of anaphylaxis being properly identified. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Causes School Failure?
Discussion “Literacy is traditionally meant as the ability to read and write. The modern term’s meaning has been expanded to include the ability to use language, numbers, images, computers, and other basic means to understand, communicate, gain useful knowledge, solve mathematical problems and use the dominant symbol systems of a culture.” The earliest written communication was in 3500-3000 BCE, with the earliest alphabet being from 1200-750 BCE. Although the percentage of the world’s adult literacy rate is increasing each decade by ~5%, “…from 55.7 per cent in 1950 to 86.2 per cent in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 30, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

EU Panel Backs Mepolizumab for Severe Asthma in Children EU Panel Backs Mepolizumab for Severe Asthma in Children
The health panel recommends mepolizumab as adjunctive treatment for severe refractory eosinophilic asthma in children aged 6 to 17 years.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Adherium receives additional FDA clearance for OTC sale of inhaler sensors in the US
Connected inhaler sensor maker Adherium has received 510(k) clearance for US over-the-counter sales of its Hailie sensor, formerly known as Smartinhaler. Specifically, individual versions of the device have been cleared for use with the asthma inhalers ProAir HFA, Ventolin HFA, and Flovent HFA. “This latest clearance kicks off our official entry into the US consumer market, giving the tens of millions of US patients suffering from chronic respiratory conditions their own sidekick for asthma and COPD,” Arik Anderson, CEO of Adherium, said in a statement. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

GSK's severe pediatric asthma drug wins European panel thumbs-up
GlaxoSmithKline drug Nucala has won a key recommendation from a European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel for use in the treatment of children with severe asthma, the company said in a statement on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dr. Kimishige Ishizaka, Who Found Allergy Link, Dies at 92
Working with his wife, he identified an antibody that, in allergic individuals, produces excess amounts of histamine, which makes them sneeze. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Asthma Immune System Antihistamines Hay Fever Johns Hopkins University Deaths (Obituaries) Kimishige Ishizaka Source Type: news

FDA Panel Nixes Asthma Biologic Nucala for COPD
(MedPage Today) -- Evidence seen insufficient to support approval for eosinophilic disease (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - July 26, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Most people don't realize the same things that trigger your allergies also cause your asthma
(Natural News) If you have an allergy (or several allergies), chances are you might also have asthma. While the link between the two conditions isn’t obvious, several studies have determined that at least two-thirds or more patients with asthma also have an allergy. Asthma and allergies Dr. Bradley Chipps, president of the American College of Allergy,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Complaint Filed Over Prehospital Ketamine Research Without Prior Consent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A consumer rights group has filed a complaint alleging a Minneapolis health care provider ignored ethical practices and federal safeguards when it researched the effect of the powerful sedative ketamine on more than 100 participants without their prior consent. The Public Citizen complaint asks the Food and Drug Administration and the Office for Human Research Protection to investigate whether Hennepin Healthcare complied with federal regulations during clinical trials of ketamine. In the trials, paramedics sedated people before taking them to the hospital. The Star Tribune says the feder...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Complaint Filed Over Prehospital Ketamine Research Without Prior Consent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A consumer rights group has filed a complaint alleging a Minneapolis health care provider ignored ethical practices and federal safeguards when it researched the effect of the powerful sedative ketamine on more than 100 participants without their prior consent. The Public Citizen complaint asks the Food and Drug Administration and the Office for Human Research Protection to investigate whether Hennepin Healthcare complied with federal regulations during clinical trials of ketamine. In the trials, paramedics sedated people before taking them to the hospital. The Star Tribune says the feder...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Adhesive respiratory monitor detects breathing problems early
[Image from Exspiron]Children can be at risk for compromised breathing after surgery or from conditions like asthma, congestive heart failure or sleep apnea. Opioid therapy and sedation for medical procedures can also depress breathing. Unless a child is sick enough to have a breathing tube, respiratory problems can be difficult to detect early. Yet early detection can mean the difference between life and death. “There is currently no real-time objective measure,” says Viviane Nasr, MD, an anesthesiologist with Boston Children’s Hospital’s Division of Cardiac Anesthesia. “Instead, respiratory ...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Vector Blog Source Type: news

' Revolutionary' Biologics for Asthma--Big Benefit, Big Cost'Revolutionary' Biologics for Asthma--Big Benefit, Big Cost
Excitement surrounding new biologics for severe asthma is tempered by their high cost, says Dr Gary Stadtmauer. When is it time to consider their use?Medscape Allergy & Immunology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Press registration now open: European Respiratory Society's International Congress
(European Lung Foundation) The European Respiratory Society International Congress will take place at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles from September 15 to 19, 2018.The Congress will be attended by the world's leading respiratory experts who will present cutting-edge research in a large and varied scientific program. Over 4,000 abstracts will cover a diverse range of disease areas and specialisms, including lung cancer, asthma and COPD, children's lung health, personalized medicine, e-cigarettes, AI and risk factors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Atopic Dermatitis Places Heavy Burden on Patients
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- Atopic dermatitis (AD) dramatically impacts the quality of life of patients, according to a study published online July 16 in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma& Immunology. Jonathan I. Silverberg, M.D., Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Toxic levels of air pollution are behind spike in asthma deaths
It comes after nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah's death from asthma was directly linked to air pollution last month. Her family believe the filthy air around their London home was to blame. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma through the life cycle
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Characterisation of Aspergillus niger and A. tubingensis related allergens relevant to asthma
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Minimally invasive diagnostic methods for therapy-resistant asthma
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Asthma death: ‘Shocking’ figures reveal highest deaths this century - how to avoid attacks
ASTHMA UK has called for basic care for asthma patients, after it was revealed the number of asthma deaths is higher than any other point this century. These are the warning signs and symptoms of a deadly asthma attack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recent advances in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis complicating asthma
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 13:05Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Asthma drug is a 'beacon of hope' for thousands of people with a severe form of the disease
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has decided the NHS should fund the injected drug which costs nearly £2,000 per dose but could help some 100,000 Brits with severe asthma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergies: Mugwort pollen as main source of airborne endotoxins
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Different airborne substances can cause respiratory problems for asthma sufferers. These include bacteria and their components, which can trigger inflammations. How they become airborne has not been fully explained up to now. A team from Technical University of Munich and Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen has shown that pollen from the mugwort plant is the main vector for bacteria and that this combination renders the pollen more aggressive. This is not the case in certain Alpine regions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA: Some Rx Drugs May Become Available Without Seeing a Doctor
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- A new draft guideline from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests Americans could get widely used prescription medicines for cholesterol, high blood pressure, asthma, and migraine headaches without having to see a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pulmatrix touts data from first-in-human trial of inhaled anti-fungal therapy
Pulmatrix (NSDQ:PULM) said today that all dosing and follow-up visits have finished for its first-in-human study of an inhaled formulation of itraconazole as a treatment of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in people with asthma. The inhaled iSperse formulation, called Pulmazole, was well-tolerated, according to the Lexington, Mass.-based company. Pulmatrix plans to launch a Phase II trial of its ABPA therapy in the fourth quarter this year. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Pulmatrix touts data from first-in-human trial of inhaled anti-fungal therapy appeared first on ...
Source: Mass Device - July 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Pulmatrix Inc. Source Type: news

Phase III CAPSTONE-2 study showed that baloxavir marboxil reduced symptoms in people at high risk of complications from the flu
Roche today announced that the phase III CAPSTONE-2 study assessing the safety and efficacy of baloxavir marboxil in people at high risk of complications from the flu met the study ’s primary objective, and showed superior efficacy in the primary endpoint of time to improvement of influenza symptoms versus placebo The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines people at high risk for serious flu complications to include adults 65 years of age or older, or thos e who have conditions such as asthma, chronic lung disease, diabetes, or heart disease – for these people, flu can lead to hospitalisation ...
Source: Roche Media News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Phase III CAPSTONE-2 study showed that baloxavir marboxil reduced symptoms in people at high risk of complications from the flu
Roche today announced that the phase III CAPSTONE-2 study assessing the safety and efficacy of baloxavir marboxil in people at high risk of complications from the flu met the study ’s primary objective, and showed superior efficacy in the primary endpoint of time to improvement of influenza symptoms versus placebo The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines people at high risk for serious flu complications to include adults 65 years of age or older, or thos e who have conditions such as asthma, chronic lung disease, diabetes, or heart disease – for these people, flu can lead to hospitalisation ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eczema a greater burden on patients than heart disease or diabetes
Quality of life with moderate to severe eczema lower than many other chronic diseases Related items fromOnMedica Severe eczema linked to cardiovascular problems Eczema drug reduces symptoms of severe asthma A.I. better at diagnosing skin cancer than humans (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Asthma - the best exercise to lower your risk of deadly asthma attacks
ASTHMA symptoms affect more than five million people in the UK. Patients could lower their risk of a deadly asthma attack by exercising, said charity Asthma UK. This is one of the best ways to prevent signs of the lung condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy Diet May Reduce Asthma Symptoms (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Better nutrition linked to better asthma control (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - July 15, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Eating fruit and vegetables could slash asthma risk by up to a THIRD
Researchers from Paris 13 University found men and women who eat a healthy diet are significantly less likely to suffer from the symptoms of asthma, whether they have the condition already or not. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news