Your risk of a heart attack could increase as it gets colder, study says
The weather is believed to influence your health in a number of ways. Seasonal affective disorder affects people when seasons change. Those with arthritis say that decreases in air pressure and temperature increase joint pain. Weather changes can be triggers for people that suffer from migraines. Thunderstorms can lead to asthma attacks. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pollution is to blame for up to 33million asthma-related A&E visits
Researchers from George Washington University in Washington DC say more laws are needed to protect people from pollution which could cause around one in 10 asthma-related A&E admissions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If the Government Redefines Gender to Exclude Trans People, It Could Worsen an Urgent Public Health Crisis
The New York Times reports that the Trump Administration, via the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is circulating a memo that seeks to define gender “on a basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable.” This definition, to potentially apply throughout several federal government agencies, states: “The sex listed on a person’s birth certificate, as originally issued, shall constitute definitive proof of a person’s sex unless rebutted by reliable genetic evidence.” Whatever else one might believe about this definition and its goals, it is not grounded i...
Source: TIME: Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tia Powell, Jules Chyten Brennan, Viraj Patel, Vafa Tabatabaie Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

Dirty Air Tied to Millions of Asthma ER Visits Each Year
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 -- Polluted air may trigger as many as 33 million asthma-related emergency room visits globally each year, a new study finds. " Millions of people worldwide have to go to emergency rooms for asthma attacks every year because... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dirty Air Tied to Millions of Asthma ER Visits Each Year
Title: Dirty Air Tied to Millions of Asthma ER Visits Each YearCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/24/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/24/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - October 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Air pollution leads to millions of ER visits for asthma attacks worldwide
(George Washington University) Nine to 33 million visits to the emergency room (ER) for asthma worldwide may be triggered by breathing in air polluted by ozone or fine particulate matter -- pollutants that can enter the lung's deep airways, according to a study published today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the effects of black mold exposure?
Black mold is a type of fungus that tends to thrive in damp areas. Long-term exposure to black mold may cause symptoms, particularly in people with asthma, respiratory allergies, or a weakened immune system. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

Florida Panhandle Medical Care Damaged by Hurricane Michael
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Already sick with strep throat and asthma, Aleeah Racette got sicker when she cleaned out a soggy, moldy home after Hurricane Michael, so she sought help at the hospital where she began life. She was stunned by what she saw there. The exterior wall of Bay Medical Sacred Heart in Panama City is missing from part of the building, and huge vent tubes attached to fans blow air into upper floors through holes where windows used to be. Plywood signs with green spray-painted letters point to the entrance of the emergency room, the only part of the 323-bed hospital still operating. "I've never s...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 23, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: BRENDAN FARRINGTON and JAY REEVES, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Florida Panhandle Medical Care Damaged by Hurricane Michael
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Already sick with strep throat and asthma, Aleeah Racette got sicker when she cleaned out a soggy, moldy home after Hurricane Michael, so she sought help at the hospital where she began life. She was stunned by what she saw there. The exterior wall of Bay Medical Sacred Heart in Panama City is missing from part of the building, and huge vent tubes attached to fans blow air into upper floors through holes where windows used to be. Plywood signs with green spray-painted letters point to the entrance of the emergency room, the only part of the 323-bed hospital still operating. "I've never s...
Source: JEMS Operations - October 23, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: BRENDAN FARRINGTON and JAY REEVES, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Bringing Americans together on the issue of affordable housing
(Penn State) A lack of affordable housing is linked with many health problems, including asthma, stress and alcoholism. Penn State researchers found that while some Americans may be less aware of this link, there may be ways to communicate this connection in a way that resonates with those groups. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Dupilumab for Moderate-to-Severe Asthma FDA Approves Dupilumab for Moderate-to-Severe Asthma
The FDA approved dupilumab as'add-on maintenance therapy in patients with moderate-to-severe asthma aged 12 years and older with an eosinophilic phenotype or with oral corticosteroid-dependent asthma. 'FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

FDA approves Regeneron asthma drug
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals was awarded federal approval Friday to market its Dupixent drug to treat patients with moderate to severe asthma. The drug developer, which makes bulk medications at its East Greenbush, New York, manufacturing complex, already had been marketing the medication for use in patients with eczema or atopic dermatitis. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Dupixent for eczema patients in March 2017. Then, late last week, the FDA gave Regeneron (Nasdaq: REGN) and its… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Robin K. Cooper Source Type: news

Vapotherm registers $58m IPO
Vapotherm last week registered for an initial public offering worth nearly $58 million for the respiratory device it’s developing. Exeter, N.H.-based Vapotherm developed the Precision Flow line of devices to provide high-velocity heated, humidified and oxygenated air to treat patients with conditions such as pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and heart failure. Some 1,200 of the devices have been sold in the U.S., mostly into hospital ICUs, the company said. In an Oct. 19 filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Vapotherm said the proceeds from the $57.5 million offering a...
Source: Mass Device - October 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Funding Roundup Respiratory Wall Street Beat Vapotherm Source Type: news

FDA Approves Asthma Indication for Dupixent(R) (dupilumab)
Only biologic approved for both moderate and severe asthma patients with eosinophilic phenotype Only biologic approved for oral corticosteroid-dependent asthma, regardless of phenotype Only asthma biologic that offers patient self-administration at h... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi, Dupixent, dupilumab, asthma (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA approves asthma indication for Dupixent ® (dupilumab)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Dupixent® (dupilumab) as an add-on maintenance therapy in patients with moderate-to-severe asthma aged 12 years and older with an eosinophilic phenotype or with oral corticosteroid-dependent asthma. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Sanofi Business and Industry Source Type: news

Making Halloween Less Scary for Teens With Allergies, Asthma
Title: Making Halloween Less Scary for Teens With Allergies, AsthmaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - October 22, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Protein found in patients with severe asthma can help identify who would benefit from targeted drugs
(Elsevier) In a novel study, researchers succeeded in identifying patients with a form of severe asthma (type 2 endotype) by measuring periostin concentrations in their airways. These patients with the type 2 (T2) endotype may benefit from newly developed targeted treatments that have the potential to transform their quality of life, report researchers in the journal CHEST ® . (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Making Halloween Less Scary for Teens With Allergies, Asthma
SATURDAY, Oct. 20, 2018 -- Teens with allergies and asthma can enjoy Halloween as long as they take precautions, an allergist says. " There's no reason a teen with allergies should have to miss anything, " said Dr. Bradley Chipps, president of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves Dupixent (dupilumab) for Moderate-to-Severe Asthma
PARIS and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Oct. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN) (NYSE: SNY) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Dupixent® (dupilumab) as an add-on maintenance therapy in patients with moderate-to-severe asthma aged... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - October 19, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Sanofi drug Dupixent wins FDA approval to treat asthma
France's Sanofi SA said on Friday eczema drug Dupixent was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as an additional maintenance therapy in patients with two types of asthma. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Asthma May Raise Obesity Risk Later in Childhood
3 - to 4 - year - olds with active asthma, wheezing have increased risk of obesity by age 8 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Asthma May Raise Obesity Risk Later in Childhood
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Early-onset asthma and wheezing may contribute to an increased risk of developing obesity later in childhood, according to a study published in the Sept. 1 issue of the European Respiratory Journal. Zuelma A. Contreras, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Polluted city neighborhoods are bad news for asthmatic children
(Springer) Children with asthma who grow up in a New York City neighborhood where air pollution is prevalent need emergency medical treatment more often than asthmatics in less polluted areas. This is according to researchers from Columbia University in the US in a new study published in the Springer Nature-branded journal Pediatric Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asthma: How some patients could be playing ‘Russian Roulette’ with their lives this winter
ASTHMA symptoms can lead to deadly asthma attacks, which kill three people every day in the UK. This winter, asthmatics could be playing “Russian Roulette” with the lung condition - and possibly their lives - warned charity Asthma UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma patients are playing ‘Russian Roulette’ with their lives, charity warns
Victoria Taylor, 29, from Southampton, was hospitalised after she suffered an asthma attack triggered by the influenza virus. She said it felt like her lungs were 'filled with cement'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michael ’ s Lingering Threat: Mold
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pulmonology, Asthma, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Asthma During Pregnancy Tied to Postpartum Depression Risk Asthma During Pregnancy Tied to Postpartum Depression Risk
Women who have asthma during their pregnancies are more likely to experience postpartum depression after delivery, a large Canadian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Add Asthma to List of Possible Causes of Childhood Obesity
Title: Add Asthma to List of Possible Causes of Childhood ObesityCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - October 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Quercetin, a plant pigment, helps neutralize damage from toxic pesticides
(Natural News) At this point, there is no longer any doubt that the pesticides used on a massive scale in conventional farming are harmful to humans, animals and the environment. Exposure to pesticides has been linked to Parkinson’s disease, cancer, reproductive issues, diabetes, autism, asthma and Alzheimer’s disease in humans. Millions of birds and fish... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Horseradish treats a variety of health conditions, from asthma to toothache to gout pain
(Natural News) Horseradish, a root vegetable with a spicy and peppery flavor, belongs to the plant family Brassicaceae. Horseradish contains sulfur-containing secondary metabolites called glucosinolates that are responsible for its unique and pungent taste. The root vegetable has different glucosinolates like glucobrassicin, gluconasturtiin, neoglucobrassicin, and sinigrin. When you consume horseradish, glucosinolates are broken down into isothiocyanates, the alleged... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Add Asthma to List of Possible Causes of Childhood Obesity
FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 -- Children with asthma are at increased risk for childhood obesity, a new study suggests. Obesity is widely regarded as a risk factor for asthma, but these new findings suggest the reverse is true, too, according to the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Flu Shot in Pregnancy Keeps Women Out of Hospital
In pregnant women, the flu shot protects equally during all three trimesters, and for those with health problems like asthma and diabetes, a new study finds. It also reduces hospitalizations for complications like pneumonia. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma during pregnancy tied to postpartum depression risk
(Reuters Health) - Women who have asthma during their pregnancies are more likely to experience postpartum depression after delivery, a large Canadian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Albuminuria Linked to Incident Lung Function Decline
Albuminuria linked to increased risk for COPD and COPD - related events but not asthma (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Toddlers with asthma are 66% more likely to become OBESE
Researchers from the University of Southern California found that children aged three-to-four who have asthma are more likely to carry dangerous amounts of weight at eight years old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pets Need Not Derail Asthma Control in Kids
(MedPage Today) -- Following NAEPP treatment guidelines improved control in 3-year study (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - October 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Toddlers with asthma are 66% more likely to become OBESE
Researchers from the University of Southern California found that children aged three-to-four who have asthma are more likely to carry dangerous amounts of weight at eight years old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The All Age Asthma Cohort (ALLIANCE) The All Age Asthma Cohort (ALLIANCE)
The ALLIANCE cohort study aims to unravel the complex mechanisms behind the development of wheeze and asthma phenotypes across all ages.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Asthma may contribute to childhood obesity epidemic
(University of Southern California) Toddlers with asthma are more likely to become obese children, according to the biggest study on the matter to date. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Good Asthma Control Trumps Triggers in Kids With Asthma Good Asthma Control Trumps Triggers in Kids With Asthma
When asthma is well controlled, triggers in a child's environment, such as a pet or exposure to second-hand smoke, are unlikely to cause exacerbations, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Novant Health partnership to bring new urgent-care centers to Charlotte
Novant Health and GoHealth Urgent Care are partnering to bring at least 15 urgent-care facilities to the Charlotte and Winston-Salem markets. The first of these facilities is scheduled to open in Winston-Salem in early 2019, followed by new and renovated locations in the Charlotte region over the next year to year and a half. The Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care centers will treat minor ailments, such as cuts, urinary tract infecti ons, asthma and muscle sprains. Patients can check in online… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Asthma-COPD Overlap: Managing This Critical Disease Asthma-COPD Overlap: Managing This Critical Disease
Dr Navitha Ramesh provides her perspective on how best to treat patients with these dual airway diseases.CHEST and Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Built environment factors contribute to asthma morbidity in older people: a case study of Seoul, Korea - Kim D, Ahn Y.
This paper aims to examine various built environment factors contributing to asthma and severe asthma morbidities in older people by performing spatial regression analysis. By controlling the socio-demographic factors of asthma in Seoul, we found a signifi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent Mold Growth at Home
-- Mold can thrive in places from logs and fallen trees to bathrooms and kitchens, the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology says. It notes there are about 1,000 species of mold. Here are the group's suggestions for limiting mold... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

These delicious food items ease inflammation associated with asthma
(Natural News) What do cocoa beans and natto have that benefits asthma sufferers? It is the chemical compound ligustrazine, which has been used as a medicinal agent in China for decades. An animal study conducted by Chinese researchers showed that ligustrazine can reduce the inflammation that blocks the airway of mice with neutrophilic asthma. Neutrophilic asthma... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Build 'Noah's ark' for beneficial gut microbes, scientists say
Repository would store ‘friendly’ germs from the intestines of people in remote communities for future medical treatmentsScientists have put forward plans for a microbial “Noah’s ark” to preserve beneficial bugs found in the guts of people living in some of the most remote communities on Earth.The move to save the microbes is driven by concerns that modern lifestyles are wiping out organisms that have colonised human intestines for millennia and are vital for good health.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Microbiology Science Obesity Asthma Allergies Autism Source Type: news

Childhood Risk Profiles Affect Middle - Age Lung Function
Children with frequent asthma, allergies who smoke as adults are most vulnerable group (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Asthma in adults can be treated with acupoint therapy
(Natural News) Suffering from asthma, particularly as an adult, can be very challenging. An attack can severely affect your life and prevent you from performing your daily tasks. Treatment options usually include inhalers, regular nebulizing, and the intake of medicines that help dissolve the phlegm in your system and prevent your airways from being constricted.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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