Babyscripts' app available at Wisconsin health network, Adherium supplying smart inhalers to asthmatic LA kids, and more digital health deals
Also: quip to sell its oral health products at Target; HealthEdge's software suite coming to Fluent Health. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Estonia: Health System Review.
Authors: Habicht T, Reinap M, Kasekamp K, Sikkut R, Aaben L, van Ginneken E Abstract This analysis of the Estonian health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. In 2017, the Estonian government took the historic step of expanding the revenue base of the health system, which has been a longstanding challenge. However, in terms of percentage of GDP it remains a small increase and long-term financial sustainability could still pose a problem. That said, if these additional funds are invested wisely, they ...
Source: Health systems in transition - October 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

New Drug Combinations for Asthma, COPD at CHEST 2018 New Drug Combinations for Asthma, COPD at CHEST 2018
Different combinations of known and experimental drugs for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will be featured at the upcoming American College of Chest Physicians Meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Thousands of asthma patients are left battling side effects from 'toxic' drugs
Most of the 200,000 severe asthma patients in Britain are given oral steroid tablets to reduce their severe flare-ups. But a poll by Asthma UK more than half of patients experience side-effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists study the many medicinal uses of black cumin seed (Nigella sativa)
(Natural News) A comprehensive review of the scientific studies concerning black seed (Nigella sativa) showed that the plant possesses numerous medicinal uses. The Iranian researchers reported that the seed and oil of the popular spice possess bioactive compounds that can amend asthma, diabetes, digestive problems, inflammatory diseases, and rheumatoid arthritis, among other diseases. The review... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA grants approval of Xolair (omalizumab) prefilled syringe formulation
Roche announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved 75 mg/0.5 mL and 150 mg/1 mL single-dose prefilled syringes (PFS) for Xolair ® (omalizumab) as an additional formulation for both allergic asthma and chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) indications. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - October 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Omega-3 fatty acids protect children against asthma
(Natural News) Many expectant mothers do a lot of research in hopes of giving their baby the best start in life. It’s practically a given that pregnant women need to consume a healthy diet, but some of the information out there about specific foods to eat and avoid can be conflicting. For example, omega 3... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lifestyle Factors, Not Air Pollution, Exacerbate Asthma in Women
Authors of a new study found that lifestyle factors, not a major air pollutant, play a more significant role in women developing asthma COPD overlap syndrome.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 28, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

Inhaled Steroids Increase Risk of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Lung Infections
When using inhaled corticosteroids for the treatment of asthma, COPD, and other airways disease, authors of a new study warn to proceed with caution.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 27, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

10 Year evaluation of patients with severe uncontrolled allergic asthma treated with Omalizumab.
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Real-life experience of Omalizumab in adult Cystic Fibrosis patients with allergic severe asthma and Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Asthma-friendly products: Do they help reduce symptoms?
Asthma-friendly products are becoming more popular. Find out if these products could reduce your asthma symptoms. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatable Traits in Severe Asthma Can Predict Attacks Treatable Traits in Severe Asthma Can Predict Attacks
Patients with severe asthma were more likely to have asthma attacks when they had one or more of 10 traits identified, compared with those with nonsevere disease, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

5 Tips to Manage Your Child's Asthma
Title: 5 Tips to Manage Your Child's AsthmaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - September 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

5 Tips to Manage Your Child's Asthma
SATURDAY, Sept. 22, 2018 -- For many children with asthma, coughing is an early warning sign of a flare-up, an expert says. Understanding asthma and knowing what to expect can help parents prevent or lessen the severity of asthma attacks, said Dr.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The "sunshine vitamin" demonstrates DRAMATIC effects on the reduction of asthma
(Natural News) New findings from a Cochrane Review have underscored the importance of vitamin D, particularly for people who struggle with asthma. Evidence from a number of randomized trials shows that supplementing with vitamin D can help reduce severe asthma attacks. While the “sunshine vitamin” is known for its role in calcium absorption and bone... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florence ’ s Lingering Threat: Mold
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pulmonology, Asthma, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Early Life Vitamin D Status and Asthma and Wheeze Early Life Vitamin D Status and Asthma and Wheeze
A new study examines the possible effects of early life vitamin D levels on the development of asthma or wheeze later in life.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Long-term Benralizumab Safe and Effective for Severe Asthma Long-term Benralizumab Safe and Effective for Severe Asthma
The drug is safe for severe uncontrolled asthma over 2 years, and reduces exacerbations in vast majority of patients, according to results from the 1-year BORA extension study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Asthma warning - why you should never ignore this sound when your breathe
ASTHMA symptoms include feeling breathless, struggling to breathe, and wheezing. But, you could also be at risk  of deadly asthma attacks if you hear this sound when breathing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Agarwood essential oil demonstrates promising anti-cancer properties, researchers find
(Natural News) Agarwood (Aquilaria crassna) – a plant used in traditional medicine to treat vomiting, rheumatism, coughing, and asthma – could be used in treating colorectal cancer, according to researchers from the Universiti Sains Malaysia. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, looked at both the toxicity profile of agarwood essential oil and its anti-tumor... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Growing up near a park cuts a person's risk of developing asthma
Researchers from  Haukeland University Hospital, Norway, believe that green spaces, like parks and public gardens, offset the effects of air pollution, which worsens the risk of asthma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Growing up near a park cuts a person's risk of developing asthma
Researchers from Haukeland University Hospital, Norway, believe that green spaces, like parks and public gardens, offset the effects of air pollution, which worsens the risk of asthma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A natural chemical compound found in natto and cocoa beans found to alleviate airway inflammation
(Natural News) An animal study demonstrated the ability of ligustrazine to alleviate airway inflammation in mice with neutrophilic asthma. Found in cocoa beans and natto, the chemical compound outperformed a corticosteroid drug when it came to alleviating the inflammation caused by this type of asthma. The animal trial was supported by the Shandong University. Its findings were published in the Chinese... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What treatable traits predict future asthma attacks?
(Wiley) Investigators have assessed the prevalence of treatable traits in severe asthma and have determined which specific traits are predictive of future asthma attacks. Their findings, which are published in Respirology, are the result of an extensive national collaborative study in Australia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rhinitis Common, Difficult to Control in Children With Asthma Rhinitis Common, Difficult to Control in Children With Asthma
Likelihood of rhinitis increased with increased asthma severity; researchers say the findings are strong evidence asthma and rhinitis are two manifestations of one disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca touts long-term safety, efficacy data for asthma biologic
AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) today touted results from a Phase III extension trial evaluating the long-term safety and efficacy of benralizumab as an add-on maintenance therapy for patients with severe eosinophilic asthma. Benralizumab, or Fasenra, is approved as an add-on maintenance treatment for severe eosinophilic asthma in an array of countries, including the U.S., the E.U., and Japan. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post AstraZeneca touts long-term safety, efficacy data for asthma biologic appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat AstraZeneca plc Source Type: news

Father's obesity in early puberty doubles asthma-risk for future offspring
(The University of Bergen) Boys who have considerable weight gain between childhood and puberty, double the risk of having asthma as an adult, and for future offspring. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ambient Particulate Matter Linked to Emergency Asthma Care
Increase in asthma hospital visits with increasing ambient particulate matter in San Luis Valley (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Big Data in Healthcare: Finding Your Niche
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course, to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by: Brenda Fay, Library Specialist, Aurora Libraries – Aurora St. Luk...
Source: The Cornflower - September 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Big Data Source Type: news

Asthma symptoms: If you keep experiencing this annoying throat issue you could have asthma
ASTHMA symptoms mostly involve the lungs and chest, and difficulty breathing. If you keep experiencing this very common and annoying issue with your throat, it could actually mean you are asthmatic. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ambient Particulate Matter Linked to Emergency Asthma Care
MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 -- Ambient particulate matter concentrations are associated with emergency/urgent care visits among individuals with asthma, according to a study published in the Aug. 1 issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Risks to Children From Adults Who Smoke
Even if smokers don ’ t light up in the presence of children, residue on objects can cause harm. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Children and Childhood Hazardous and Toxic Substances Asthma Babies and Infants Lung Cancer Parenting Bronchitis Source Type: news

Calpol to children under two years old could increase risk of getting asthma
Paracetamol is recommended by the NHS to treat most of childhood ailments. Researchers found one variant of the GSTP1 gene was associated with asthma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma-Obesity Link May Cut Both Ways
Title: Asthma-Obesity Link May Cut Both WaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - September 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Paracetamol use in infancy linked to asthma risk
Gene variations may make some susceptible Related items fromOnMedica Good evidence for sublingual immunotherapy Antibiotic scrip rates lower in CAM-trained practices Antibiotics should be restricted for COPD, says NICE Codeine not to be used for coughs and colds in children under 12 Women using short-acting asthma relievers can take 20% longer to conceive (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Paracetamol use in infancy is linked to increased risk of asthma in some teenagers
(European Lung Foundation) Children who take paracetamol during their first two years of life may be at a higher risk of developing asthma by the age of 18, especially if they have a particular genetic makeup, according to new research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cord blood clue to respiratory diseases
(La Trobe University) New research has found children born during high pollen months may have a greater risk of developing respiratory diseases such as asthma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Children with asthma are less likely to finish school and to work in non-manual occupations
(European Lung Foundation) People who suffer with persistent asthma from a young age are more likely to leave school at 16 years old and those who make it to university are more likely to drop out early, according to new research presented today (Sunday) at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. The research also suggests that when this group of children grow up, they are less likely to work in certain non-manual occupations such as police officer, clerk or foreman. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asthma-Obesity Link May Cut Both Ways
The researchers analyzed data on more than 8,600  people from 12  countries included in the European Community Respiratory Health Survey.  None of the participants was obese when the survey began. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do YOU have asthma? You ’re a third more likely to become fat
Scientists at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health found that, 10 years into a study, 10.2 per cent of asthmatics had become obese compared to only 7.7 per cent of people without the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do YOU have asthma? You’re a third more likely to become fat
Scientists at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health found that, 10 years into a study, 10.2 per cent of asthmatics had become obese compared to only 7.7 per cent of people without the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma-Obesity Link May Cut Both Ways
FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 -- Doctors have long known that obesity increases the risk for developing asthma, but new research suggests the opposite also may be true. Scientists in Spain found that people with asthma are at greater risk for obesity,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Inhaled steroids may increase risk of nontuberculous mycobacteria lung infections
(American Thoracic Society) Patients using inhaled steroids to control asthma and other breathing problems may be at greater risk for developing nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung infections, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study shows eczema in African-Americans is more difficult to treat
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) A new study suggests that African-Americans may face a greater struggle to find effective therapies for atopic dermatitis than European-Americans. The study used molecular profiling to study the skin of both groups. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asthma attack: Sudden change to cold weather could trigger symptoms
ASTHMA attack is when the usual symptoms of the condition get worse. An asthma attack can be deadly so it ’s important to know how the weather can effect it. Cold weather can be a trigger for symptoms, so with autumn and winter approaching, what can be done to reduce the risk of an attack happening? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The effects of asthma and bullying on suicidal behaviors among US adolescents - Muhammad LN, Korte JE, Bowman CM, De Santis ML, Nietert PJ.
This study involved an analysis of suicidal behaviors and asthma, but ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

URMC Researchers Aim to Reduce Disparities in Pediatric Asthma Care
In the hopes of combating asthma care disparities, researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) are launching a new, $3.6 million study in partnership with the Rochester City School District (RCSD) that aims to help children with chronic, persistent asthma receive specialized care: a combination of school-based treatment and telemedicine visits with asthma specialists. Asthma affects 1 in 10 children in the United States, making it the most common chronic disease of childhood. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Obesity alters airway muscle function, increases Asthma risk
(American Physiological Society) New research suggests that obesity changes how airway muscles function, increasing the risk of developing asthma. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology--Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news