Probiotics help reduce risk of asthma in children
(Natural News) To say that all kinds of bacteria do more harm than good is to do these microorganisms an injustice. Yes, horror stories of how bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus can enter bones, joints, lungs and heart valves and have fatal results. Meningitis, which can deteriorate to brain damage, even death, comes from bacteria, viruses and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise improves asthma in obese adults
Reuters Health - Exercise training helps improve daily life for obese adults with asthma, a new study found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Increasing Inhaled Steroids Curbs Asthma in Adults Increasing Inhaled Steroids Curbs Asthma in Adults
A temporary quadrupling of inhaled glucocorticoids can reduce severe asthma exacerbations in adults, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Expanded asthma indication for SPIRIVA RESPIMAT in EU
(Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - March 16, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Asthma epidemic at Pittsburgh elementary school linked to pollution from nearby coke plant
(Natural News) According to a report, the Clairton Coke Works Plant in Pennsylvania has been linked to an alarming “asthma epidemic” at an elementary school in Pittsburgh. Researchers revealed that constant toxic pollution, coming from a neighboring coke plant, is the major cause of the almost doubled asthma rates of children at an elementary school. Clairton Elementary... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic variant discovery to help asthma sufferers
(University of Liverpool) Research from the University of Liverpool, published in Lancet Respiratory Medicine, identifies a genetic variant that could improve the safety and effectiveness of corticosteroids, drugs that are used to treat a range of common and rare conditions including asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Asthma Assessment and Management Tool Improves Outcomes New Asthma Assessment and Management Tool Improves Outcomes
Clinical practices using APGAR tool saw reductions in patients'asthma-related healthcare visits and greater control of their asthma, but little change in asthma-related quality of life.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 15, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Improved asthma and dementia care from community pharmacists under new quality scheme
Thousands of community pharmacists took up incentives to offer new patient services, such as providing asthma checks and undertaking training to become more dementia aware, as part of a programme to improve care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bronchial Thermoplasty: A Viable Option for Severe Asthma? Bronchial Thermoplasty: A Viable Option for Severe Asthma?
Bronchial thermoplasty may be worth considering for patients with severe asthmatic cough who have not responded to more conventional treatments, according to a recent case report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Predicting Corticosteroid Response in Asthmatic Children Predicting Corticosteroid Response in Asthmatic Children
A newly developed tool may help predict the treatment response to inhaled corticosteroids among children with asthma.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

New Drug Review 2017 New Drug Review 2017
Find out what there is to know about promising new treatments for type 2 diabetes, dermatitis, plaque psoriasis, and asthma.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers identify common biological features of different types of asthma
(University of Leicester) Research can help to identify people with mild asthma from those with moderate or severe asthma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to Prevent Asthma Exacerbations: Is More ICS Better?
Two studies look at the effect of increasing the dose of inhaled corticosteroids 4 and 5 times to abort asthma deterioration. The results may surprise you.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

Prevalence of Childhood Asthma Trending Downward
The prevalence of asthma in children is on the decline, but researchers still stress the importance of asthma education to not only children, but to parents and others involved in their care.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 13, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

Kids' Fracture Risk With Inhaled Steroids Kids' Fracture Risk With Inhaled Steroids
A study examines the problem of fractures in children whose asthma is managed with inhaled steroids.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Asthma management tools improve asthma control and reduce hospital visits
(American Academy of Family Physicians) A set of comprehensive asthma management tools helps decrease asthma-related visits to the emergency department, urgent care or hospital and improves patients' asthma control. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

TSLP signaling in CD4+ T cells programs a pathogenic T helper 2 cell state
Pathogenic T helper 2 (TH2) cells, which produce increased amounts of the cytokines interleukin-5 (IL-5) and IL-13, promote allergic disorders, including asthma. Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), a cytokine secreted by epithelial and innate immune cells, stimulates such pathogenic TH2 cell responses. We found that TSLP signaling in mouse CD4+ T cells initiated transcriptional changes associated with TH2 cell programming. IL-4 signaling amplified and stabilized the genomic response of T cells to TSLP, which increased the frequency of T cells producing IL-4, IL-5, and IL-13. Furthermore, the TSLP- and IL-4–programme...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - March 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rochman, Y., Dienger-Stambaugh, K., Richgels, P. K., Lewkowich, I. P., Kartashov, A. V., Barski, A., Khurana Hershey, G. K., Leonard, W. J., Singh, H. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Controlling childhood asthma
New study findings raise doubt about the common practice of increasing inhaled steroid dose in young children when asthma symptoms begin to worsen. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Steroids and Asthma; One-Time PSA: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include the dangers of e-cigarettes, steroids and asthma, five types of diabetes, and a single PSA measurement and outcomes. (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - March 10, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Some women with asthma may struggle to conceive
(Reuters Health) - Women with asthma who use short-acting inhalers to control symptoms may take longer to conceive than women without asthma, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you use an inhaler after the expiration date?
Many people with asthma wonder if inhalers are still safe to use after their expiry date. Learn about medication expiry dates and possible side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

An itch you can't scratch: Researchers find 'itch receptors' in the throats of mice
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Working with mice, Johns Hopkins researchers report they have found previously known skin itch receptors in the airways that appear to contribute to bronchoconstriction and airway hypersensitivity, hallmarks of asthma and other respiratory disorders. The investigators' experiments in mice suggest that the receptors' activation directly aggravates airway constriction and--if the same process is active in people--may be a promising new target for the development of drug therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Making AI Matter in Healthcare
Healthcare is just as prone to fall victim to hype and irrational exuberance as any other complex industry. And the more revolutionary the promise, the more outrageous the overstatements could be. Artificial intelligence has certainly been one of those "next big things" for some time in healthcare. Whether branded as "big data and analytics" or "automated clinical decision support," the results of technology-assisted care, especially in non-clinical and non-emergent settings, have been uneven at best. But a new report indicates AI's time in healthcare is nigh, and technology and policy pioneer...
Source: MDDI - March 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Greg Goth Tags: Software Digital Health Source Type: news

Current Tobacco Smoke Exposure Doesn ’ t Obstruct Peds Airflow
However, prenatal smoking is associated with airflow obstruction among children with asthma (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Thousands Have Died Prematurely From Gas Produced by Diesel Engines, Study Finds
This study shows how much nitrogen dioxide harms health in Germany,” the head of the Federal Office for the Environment, Maria Krautzberger, said. “We should do everything to make our air clean and healthy.” The report found that the number of deaths fell from a peak of 8,157 in 2008, in line with a gradual decline in NO2 emissions in Germany. It took a conservative approach, only examining diseases that have a well-established link with NO2 and excluding the impact in areas where emissions are below 10 micrograms per cubic meter. Still, it found the disease burden was up to 50 percent higher in areas wit...
Source: TIME: Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APH Germany healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Emerging Concepts in Evidence-Based Asthma Management Emerging Concepts in Evidence-Based Asthma Management
Emerging concepts in the management of asthma may lead to new and improved strategies for the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of the disease.Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Serious asthma attacks reduced by temporary quadrupling of steroid inhaler, study finds
(University of Nottingham) Serious asthma attacks in adults can be reduced by a temporary but significant increase in the dose of inhaled steroids during severe episodes of asthma, according to a new UK-wide study led by asthma experts at the University of Nottingham. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New molecular target could help ease asthma
(University of California - Davis Health System) Researchers at UC Davis Health and Albany Medical College have shown that the protein vascular endothelial growth factor A -- or VEGFA -- plays a major role in the inflammation and airway obstruction associated with asthma. The finding may eventually lead to new asthma treatments targeting VEGFA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asthma UK: Top 10 triggers of DEADLY asthma attacks - and how to avoid them
ASTHMA UK has revealed the top triggers of deadly asthma attacks, and has urged patients to always carry their inhalers. These are the causes of attacks to avoid, and how to prevent symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma Attacks Not Stopped by Boosting Inhaled Steroids Asthma Attacks Not Stopped by Boosting Inhaled Steroids
The common practice of quintupling the dose of inhaled glucocorticoids at the first sign of worsening asthma does not prevent exacerbations in children, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Adamis Pharma ’ s EpiPen alternative succeeds in human factors study
Adamis Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:ADMP) has positioned its emergency allergy treatment as a cheaper alternative to Mylan‘s (NSDQ:MYL) EpiPen device. The company has also set out to prove that its epinephrine injector is easy to use, even by people using an auto-injector for the first time. Data from a human factors study conducted by Adamis were presented this week at a meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. The study found that participants could learn how to successfully use Adamis’ Symjepi device, which was approved by the FDA in June last year. Get the full st...
Source: Mass Device - March 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat adamispharmaceuticals Mylan Source Type: news

Newborns who look like their fathers are healthier at one-year-old
Researchers from Binghamton University, New York, found children who resemble their fathers are significantly less likely to have an asthma attack and visit the doctor or emergency room. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fear and Uncertainty Grip Rohingya Women in India
This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8.The post Fear and Uncertainty Grip Rohingya Women in India appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs India International Women's Day 2018 Jammu and Kashmir Source Type: news

Short-term rise in steroid dose ‘does not’ prevent asthma flare-ups
Temporarily increasing the dosage of inhaled steroids when asthma symptoms begin to worsen does not effectively prevent severe flare-ups, according to US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NIH: Asthma flare-ups not prevented by temporary increases to inhaled steroid dose
Temporarily increasing the amount of inhaled steroids that young children take when their asthma symptoms worsen does not prevent severe flare-ups, according to a new study from the National Institutes of Health. The findings buck traditional medical practice involving kids with mild-to-moderate asthma. Asthma flare-ups are common among children with asthma and most doctors recommend boosting a patient’s dose of inhaled steroids from low to high at the first sign of coughing and wheezing. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post NIH: Asthma flare-ups not prevented by temporary...
Source: Mass Device - March 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Respiratory National Institutes of Health (NIH) Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency - FIVE signs that you need more 4p a day ‘sunshine’ supplements
VITAMIN D deficiency increases the risk of cancer, asthma, cardiovascular disease and bone pain. You could be at risk of the condition if you ’re showing any of these five tell-tale signs and symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Itraconazole and prednisolone are compared for ABPA-complicating asthma treatment
Mon, 03/05/2018 - 15:03News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Short-term increases in inhaled steroid doses do not prevent asthma flare-ups in children
NIH-funded findings challenge common practice of increasing doses at early signs of worsening symptoms. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Boosting Steroid Dose May Not Reduce Kids' Asthma Flare-Ups
Title: Boosting Steroid Dose May Not Reduce Kids' Asthma Flare-UpsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/3/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - March 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Genetic tests offered by family doctors to target patient treatments
Family doctors will offer genetic tests to find out which medicines work best with individual patients ’ DNA. A pilot scheme for asthma, depression and high cholesterol is being launched in East Anglia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What are Indications for Allergen-specific Immunotherapy?
Discussion Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is a disease modifying treatment for allergic disease. Sometimes referred to as desensitization, the premise is to expose the patient to small but regular amounts of a specific antigen thereby building tolerance within the patient to the allergen. AIT is often underused because of safety concerns and lack of appropriately trained health care providers and facilities to safely carry out AIT treatment. There are 4 main AIT treatments options currently: SCIT – subcutaneous immunotherapy Allergen is injected into the subcutaneous skin “Shots are effective in treati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Flu Has ‘ Definitely Peaked ’ Nationally; Remains High In Mass.
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — Flu has been shown the door in the United States. Illness activity peaked and began to decline during the eighth week of the year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly surveillance report indicated Friday. Just 5% of people who visited their doctors did so while complaining of flu-like illness, down from 6.4% the previous week. Caused by viruses, flu is a contagious respiratory illness with mild to severe symptoms that can sometimes lead to death. “We have definitely peaked,” CDC spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund said, quickly adding, “that doesn&r...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Flu Source Type: news

AAAAI: No Benefit to Upping Inhaled Steroids During Asthma'Yellow Zone '
(MedPage Today) -- Increasing dosage even by factor of four to five did not prevent exacerbations (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - March 3, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Boosting Steroid Dose May Not Reduce Kids' Asthma Flare-Ups
SATURDAY, March 3, 2018 -- Temporarily boosting the dose of inhaled steroids may not do much to reduce the frequency of severe asthma flare-ups in children, according to two new studies. Short-term increases in inhaled steroids might even be tied to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A COPD Pop Quiz: 5 Tricky Questions
Try these 5 questions written by a pulmonologist and based on updates to the GOLD guidelines on how to classify and manage COPD. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 3, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Jonathan Ilowite, MD Tags: Asthma COPD Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Progressive Dyspnea & amp; Chronic Cough: One Disease or Two?
Beth is age 52, smokes 2 packs of cigarettes a day, gets breathless in cold weather, and has had " bronchitis " twice this year. What's your diagnosis? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Jonathan Ilowite, MD Tags: Asthma COPD Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Study: Pediatric asthma care can improve with personalized assessment
Improved personalized assessments could increase the accuracy of medications of pediatric asthma patients discharged from hospitals, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA to Review DUPIXENT(R) (dupilumab) as Potential Treatment for Moderate-to-Severe Asthma
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and PARIS, March 2, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and Sanofi today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the supplemental Biolo... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi, DUPIXENT, dupilumab, asthma (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA to review Dupixent ® (dupilumab) as potential treatment for moderate-to-severe asthma
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the supplemental Biologics License Application of Dupixent® (dupilumab) as an add-on maintenance treatment in certain adults and adolescents (12 years of age and older) with moderate-to-severe asthma. Per the Prescription Drug User Fee Act, the target action date is October 20, 2018. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Sanofi Business and Industry Source Type: news

Study shows improving pediatric asthma care is possible
(University of Connecticut) New study findings published in the March issue of Hospital Pediatrics shows improved personalized inpatient assessments can enhance the accuracy of the prescribed asthma therapy a child receives. A physician's asking of the six key asthma control questions can help. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news