Poor Asthma Control Tied to Worse School Performance
Title: Poor Asthma Control Tied to Worse School PerformanceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/11/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/11/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - March 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Academic performance of urban children with asthma worse than peers without asthma
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) A new study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows urban children with poorly controlled asthma, particularly those who are ethnic minorities, also suffer academically. Kids who were kept home due to asthma symptoms weren't able to do as well in the classroom. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D may protect against pollution-associated asthma symptoms in obese children
Over 6 million American children have the lung condition. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 8, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D may protect against pollution-associated asthma symptoms in obese children
(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) A new study finds vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children living in urban environments with high indoor air pollution. The study out of John Hopkins University School of Medicine, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, was published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asthma Prevalence Three Times Higher in MS Asthma Prevalence Three Times Higher in MS
A new study shows a higher prevalence of asthma among multiple sclerosis patients. Reasons for the association are unknown but shared risk factors include vitamin D deficiency and smoking.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New findings may help guide treatment of patients with asthma
(Wiley) Asthma patients often undergo tests involving inhaled methacholine, a drug that can cause narrowing of the airways, similar to what occurs in asthma. In a Respirology analysis of data on patients undergoing such tests, obesity and older age were linked with higher risks of airway closure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asthma charity campaigns against prescription charges
Asthma UK has conducted the largest ever survey carried out on prescription charges, engaging over 9,000 people. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

EU Panel Backs Dupilumab (Dupixent) for Moderate to Severe Asthma EU Panel Backs Dupilumab (Dupixent) for Moderate to Severe Asthma
The CHMP recommends dupilumab for patients with moderate to severe asthma and increased blood eosinophil and/or raised fractional exhaled nitric oxide levels poorly controlled with other medications.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Schoolbased selfmanagement interventions for asthma in children and adolescents: a mixed methods systematic review
A review of 55 studies (n=26,797) suggests school ‐based asthma self‐management interventions probably reduce hospital admission, may slightly reduce A+E attendance, though impact on school attendance could not be measured reliably, and may reduce number of days of asthma symptoms. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

montelukast, Singulair
Title: montelukast, SingulairCategory: MedicationsCreated: 6/6/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/4/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - March 4, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Do Men and Women Experience Bipolar Disorder Differently?
Bipolar disorder affects men and women in equal numbers, and the symptoms are essentially identical. But some key differences do exist—differences that might be due to biological factors, and social ones, too. For starters, research has consistently shown that women have higher rates of bipolar II disorder, “which typically presents as a chronic depressive disorder with periods of hypomania,” according to Candida Fink, MD, a board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with a private practice in Westchester, N.Y. There’s a misconception that bipolar II disorder is less severe than bipola...
Source: Psych Central - March 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders Gender General Men's Issues Women's Issues Bipolar Disorder bipolar disorder and pregnancy bipolar I Bipolar Ii Gender Differences men and bipolar disorder menopause and bipolar disorder menstruation and bipolar Source Type: news

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & amp; Immunology, Feb. 22 - 25
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 2, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Ophthalmology, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference, Source Type: news

Electronic Decision Support Tool Can Aid Asthma Care
Use of the tool increased asthma control assessment, creation of asthma action plans (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 2, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & amp; Immunology, Feb. 22-25
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma& Immunology The annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma& Immunology was held from Feb. 22 to 25 in San Francisco and attracted more than 5,000 participants from around the world,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Electronic Decision Support Tool Can Aid Asthma Care
FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 -- A new electronic decision support tool can improve the quality of asthma care in primary care settings, according to a study published online Feb. 14 in the European Respiratory Journal. Samir Gupta, M.D., from St. Michael's... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CHMP Recommends Approval of Dupixent(R) (dupilumab) for Asthma Indication
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and PARIS, March 1, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and Sanofi today announced that the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has ... Biopharmaceuticals, Regulatory Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi, Dupixent, dupilumab, asthma (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New approach to improve adherence in adolescent asthma
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - March 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

US keeps air pollution standard established under Obama
U.S. environmental regulators are not changing air quality standards for power plant pollution that can worsen asthma in children despite calls by health advocates for a tougher standard (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

AAAAI: Small Amounts of Dietary Peanuts Beneficial After Immunotherapy
THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 -- Most individuals who complete peanut immunotherapy trials continue peanut consumption with few reports of reactions, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ipratropium bromide inhaler (Atrovent)
Title: ipratropium bromide inhaler (Atrovent)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - February 28, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Study: Fish oils found to treat asthma by reducing formation of inflammatory proteins
(Natural News) Could fish oil really help treat asthma? New research has indicated that may just be the case. Scientists from the University of Rochester Medical Center have reportedly made a shocking discovery about omega-3 fatty acids, and what purpose they may be able to serve for asthma patients. Their research, which was published in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids With Asthma Often Leave Doctor's Office With Unanswered Questions Kids With Asthma Often Leave Doctor's Office With Unanswered Questions
Adolescents with asthma don't always speak up during doctor visits and often leave with questions, a study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Kids with asthma often leave doctor's office with unanswered questions
(Reuters Health) - Adolescents with asthma don't always speak up during doctor visits and often leave with questions, a study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

US keeps air pollution standard established under Obama
U.S. environmental regulators are not changing air quality standards for power plant pollution that can worsen asthma in children despite calls by health advocates for a tougher standard (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Asthma patients should not have to pay 'unfair' charges for the medication keeping them alive
More than three-quarters of asthmatics who pay struggle to do so, a survey of 9,000 has found. Asthma UK said 'no one should have to pay to breathe' on the back of findings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma patients are rationing medication due to prescription costs
More than a million patients at risk of a life-threatening attack because they are struggling to pay for prescriptions Related items fromOnMedica Texting can improve flu jab uptake Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth Four factors to deal with the problem of long-term health conditions Social prescribing workers to ease GP pressure Life expectancy gap continues to widen (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 26, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Children Raised on Farms Avert Allergies Children Raised on Farms Avert Allergies
Infants exposed to a diverse environment and animals have bacteria in their gut microbiomes that protect against atopy and asthma, new research shows, offering clues to future treatments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

FDA clears Spirosure's Fenom Pro Asthma Monitor
The Fenom Pro Asthma Monitor will let clinicians measure the fraction of exhaled nitric oxide in their patient's breath.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Reducing Asthma Attacks in Cold Weather
-- Dry, cold air can trigger asthma attacks, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says. Breathing in the winter air can cause airways to restrict, making it difficult to breathe. The foundation offers suggestions to reduce asthma attacks... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Reducing Asthma Attacks in Cold Weather
Title: Health Tip: Reducing Asthma Attacks in Cold WeatherCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/25/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/25/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - February 25, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Eating small amounts of peanut after immunotherapy may extend allergy treatment benefits
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Regular dietary peanut consumption after completing oral immunotherapy (OIT) or sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) for peanut allergy may provide continued protection against accidental exposures to the allergen, according to a new study led by Edwin Kim, MD, who presented the findings at the annual American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) conference in San Francisco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Immunotherapy for egg allergy may allow patients to eat egg safely long after treatment
(University of North Carolina Health Care) After completing up to four years of egg oral immunotherapy (eOIT) treatment, certain participants were able to safely incorporate egg into their diet for five years. This new research was presented by the study's first author, Edwin Kim, MD, at the annual American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) conference in San Francisco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exclusive breastfeeding lowers odds of some schoolchildren having eczema
(Children's National Health System) Children exclusively breastfed for the first three months of life had significantly lower odds of having eczema at age 6 compared with peers who were not breastfed or were breastfed for less time, according to preliminary research presented during the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma& Immunology 2019 Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Corticosteroid Response Phenotypes Identified for Severe Asthma
(MedPage Today) -- Patients with late-onset asthma, low lung function most responsive (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 22, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to reduce your risk of asthma
Asthma risk factors include smoking, dust mites, and environmental pollutants, as well as many others. Steering clear of these risk factors can help people avoid developing the condition. Learn more about how to prevent asthma here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

Propeller Health study suggests 84% of asthma inhaler use performed incorrectly
ResMed (NYSE:RMD) subsidiary Propeller Health today released results from a new study exploring real-world use of rescue or controller inhalers that indicated that the majority of users did not use their inhalers properly. Results from the research were published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, the Madison, Wisc.-based company said. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News The post Propeller Health study suggests 84% of asthma inhaler use performed incorrectly appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Featured Respiratory Propeller Health ResMed Inc. Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to tell if your baby has asthma
Potential signs of asthma in babies include flared nostrils, lethargy, and coughing. Learn more about the signs of asthma in babies and when to see a doctor here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

Young people in UK being ‘let down on long-term conditions’
Young people in the UK are more likely to die from asthma or have a poor quality of life from long-term conditions compared to counterparts in other high-income countries. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

130 medicines in development for asthma, allergies and other respiratory diseases
Millions of Americans suffer from respiratory diseases, including Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Together, these two diseases affect the day-to-day lives of over 40 million patients in the U.S. Furthermore, respiratory allergies affect 10 percent of children under the age of 18. Not only do these diseases impact day-to-day functioning, but they can also be life-threatening. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - February 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Medicines in Development Asthma New Era of Medicine Source Type: news

Is it Bad to Sleep with Wet Hair?
If you shower before bed, you’ve probably wondered whether sleeping with damp hair is a problem. Maybe you’ve heard it could make you sick, or that it can damage your hair or skin. What’s the truth? Let’s address the “it can make you sick” myth first. “This idea seems to fit into the old bit of folklore that getting yourself chilled and wet will cause you to come down with a cold,” says Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. While this idea persists, Schaffner says it was long ago disprove...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

As asthma deaths rise by a quarter in ten years, is rising pollution to blame?
Ella Kissi-Debrah (pictured), from Lewisham, died of an asthma attack in 2013. If her doctors’ suspicions are confirmed, she will become the first to be recognised as having been killed by toxic air (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawyer whose cough was dismissed as 'bad flu' for TWO YEARS has blood cancer
Karla Lora-Cabán, 24, of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, was just 16 when she lost one-and-a-half stone (21lbs) and developed asthma. Doctors prescribed syrups and iron tablets. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New method identifies which asthma patients respond to systemic corticosteroids
(Carnegie Mellon University) Physicians will be able to predict which of their patients with severe asthma are likely to benefit from treatment with systemic corticosteroids -- and which might only suffer their side effects -- with help from a dozen clinical variables researchers have identified using machine learning techniques, say researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers find genetic clues to high rates of asthma in those of African ancestry
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) In the largest study of its kind, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found new clues into the parts of the human genome associated with the higher rates of asthma in those of African ancestry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 20, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Asthma: Young people in the UK 'more likely to die'
The UK lags behind other wealthy nations across a number of health indicators, a report finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK lagging behind other comparable countries on young people ’s health
Asthma deaths, obesity rates, and poor quality of life because of long-term conditions all higher, finds joint report Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised UK child health near bottom in Europe We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Child mental health funding not reaching CCGs Commission more teen mental health and alcohol services (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cambridge Health Alliance CEO to retire in June
Cambridge Health Alliance CEO Patrick Wardell has announced that he will retire from the role in June, leaving after seven years as CEO of the community health system. Wardell announced his retirement in an email to staff on Tuesday, saying that he would spend more time with his family and new grandson. Wardell recognized that he is departing the organization amid controversy that came after a woman, Laura Levis, died from an asthma attack on the doorstep of a locked emergency room at Somerville… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it allergic asthma or something else?
Allergic asthma occurs when people are around certain triggers. Symptoms may include chest tightness. Treatment may be possible at home or with lifestyle changes. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

Naltrexone: a history and future directions - Srivastava B, Gold MS.
Trying to kick drug addiction without medicines is said to be like relying on willpower to overcome diabetes or asthma. Enter naltrexone, which has been around since 1984 and reduces the cravings for drugs and alcohol by fine-tuning the brain's chemical re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Asthma classes in school may help reduce attacks
(Reuters Health) - School-age children with asthma who receive education on managing the condition may have fewer attacks, emergency room visits and hospitalizations than those who don't get such classes, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news