Excess Weight Increases Asthma Risk
At least 10 percent of childhood asthma cases may be attributable to obesity. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Obesity Asthma Weight Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Obese children 'are 30 per cent more at risk of developing asthma', scientists claim
One  in ten cases of childhood asthma is caused by obesity, researchers claim. A study of 500,000 children reveals obese children are 30 per cent more likely to get asthma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Largest pediatric study shows obesity increases asthma risk in children
(Nemours) Ten percent of pediatric asthma cases could be avoided if childhood obesity were eliminated, according to research led by Nemours Children ’ s Health System. The research, published today in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, reported on the analysis of medical records of more than 500,000 children. The study is among the first to use the resources of PEDSnet, a multi-specialty network that conducts observational research and clinical trials across eight of the nation's largest children's health systems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mitochondrial fusion in the pathogenesis of severe asthma with fungal sensitization
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Follow these effective tips to improve air quality in your home
(Natural News) Fall is almost over, and people with respiratory conditions like asthma or allergies are already starting to rejoice. However, there’s one thing that you need to consider: Even if you don’t have asthma or allergies, poor air quality in your home or workplace may cause side effects such as headaches, fatigue, or shortness of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan: Life-Saving Medicines in Short Supply in Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudan pharmaceutical sector reports a severe scarcity of asthma and allergy medicines, especially anti-seizure medication phenytoin, which costs SDG 1,000 ($20*) for 2mg, as well as a lack of life-saving immunoglobulin where the cost of one injection exceeds SDG 1,700 (*$36). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

USAMRIID scientists help identify key hantavirus receptor
(US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases) A global team of investigators has identified a key protein involved in Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), a serious and sometimes fatal respiratory disease, according to research published today in Nature. The cell-surface receptor protein protocadherin-1 (PCDH1), commonly associated with human asthma, is responsible for facilitating lung cell infection and triggering HPS. Discovery of the cellular receptor for hantaviruses allows for rational and logical drug and antibody design to prevent the virus from infecting lung tissue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NIH-funded researchers identify how hantaviruses infect the lungs
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A human protein associated with asthma is key to how hantaviruses infect the lungs and sometimes cause the life-threatening pulmonary condition hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), according to researchers supported by NIH. They say the most prevalent hantaviruses in North America (Sin Nombre virus) and South America (Andes virus) can recognize the protein, protocadherin-1 (PCDH1), and exploit it to infect the lungs. They hope that disrupting that recognition event could lead to a therapeutic against HPS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Magnesium sulfate for asthma treatment
People with asthma often experience flare-ups of symptoms. For severe asthma attacks that do not respond to standard treatments, a doctor may administer intravenous magnesium sulfate. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

American College of Allergy, Asthma & amp; Immunology, Nov. 15-19
The 2018 Annual Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma& Immunology The annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma& Immunology was held from Nov. 15 to 19 in Seattle and attracted approximately 3,500 participants... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Secondhand cannabis smoke may cause allergy, worsen asthma in children
(Reuters Health) - Secondhand marijuana smoke appears to have provoked a cannabis allergy and worsened the asthma of a 6-year-old child, researchers told the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology's annual conference in Seattle. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Asthma in Children
Title: Asthma in ChildrenCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - November 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Prevalence of Asthma, Rhinitis and Respiratory Symptoms Prevalence of Asthma, Rhinitis and Respiratory Symptoms
Which factors may be implicated in the changes in prevalence noted for respiratory disorders and symptoms over a 20-year period?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Efficacy of Mucolytic Treatment in Decreasing Airway Resistance and Increasing Mucus Clearance in a Mouse Model of Allergic Asthma
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Fungal Hyphae-Containing Eosinophilic Bronchial Mucus Plugs in Patients with Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis Without Asthma Symptoms
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

New Peanut Allergy Drug Shows ‘ Lifesaving ’ Potential
Results from a new study may lead to approval of what could be the first drug that ameliorates potentially deadly reactions in children with severe peanut allergies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Peanuts Children and Childhood Anaphylactic Shock Allergies Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Asthma Epinephrine (Drug) Food Contamination and Poisoning Immunotherapy Peanut Butter Clinical Trials Source Type: news

Vapotherm closes $64m IPO
Vapotherm said today it closed its initial public offering, raising a total $64.4 million in gross proceeds. The Exeter, N.H.-based company 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. Vapotherm said it floated 4.6 million shares of its common stock at $14 per share, and that the offering featured a fully exercised underwriter’s option to pur...
Source: Mass Device - November 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Initial Public Offering (IPO) Respiratory Wall Street Beat Vapotherm Source Type: news

ACAAI: Hospital Stay, Caregiver Knowledge of Asthma Linked
Children of caregivers with poor asthma knowledge more likely to have prolonged hospital stay (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Conference News, Source Type: news

Smoke Spreading From California Fires Sparks Health Concerns
Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitable for vulnerable residents as the disasters become more commonplace. Research suggests children, the elderly and those with existing health problems are most at risk. Short-term exposure to wildfire smoke can worsen existing asthma and lung disease, leading to emergency room treatment or hospitalization, studies have shown. Increases in doctor visits or hospital treatment for respiratory infections, bronchitis and pneumonia i...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Smoke Spreading From California Fires Sparks Health Concerns
Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitable for vulnerable residents as the disasters become more commonplace. Research suggests children, the elderly and those with existing health problems are most at risk. Short-term exposure to wildfire smoke can worsen existing asthma and lung disease, leading to emergency room treatment or hospitalization, studies have shown. Increases in doctor visits or hospital treatment for respiratory infections, bronchitis and pneumonia i...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Study on the Clinical and Immunological Characteristics of Fungal Sensitive Asthma and Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Pets Can Double as Asthma Antidote
Raising a baby in a household with dogs and cats may offer some protection from developing allergies and asthma, health experts suggest. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sucking Your Baby ’ s Pacifier Might Protect Them From Allergies, Study Says
(CNN) — Your baby’s pacifier falls on the floor. Before giving it back to your child, do you wash it in a sink or, perhaps reluctantly, clean it with your own saliva? Don’t feel too guilty if you chose the latter, because a new study suggests that a mother’s spit — and the bacteria in it — may help prevent allergies in young children. The research found lower levels of a troublesome, allergy-causing protein in babies whose mothers reported sucking on their infants’ pacifiers, adding to a growing body of evidence that early exposure to microbes may prevent allergies in children. &ld...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Allergies Local TV Parenting Source Type: news

ACAAI: Hospital Stay, Caregiver Knowledge of Asthma Linked
FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- For children hospitalized with asthma exacerbations, caregiver knowledge predicts length of stay, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma& Immunology, held from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ACAAI: Almost 2 Percent of Children Have Milk Allergy
FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- Almost 2 percent of children in the United States have a milk allergy, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma& Immunology, held from Nov. 15 to 17 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pets Can Double as Asthma Antidote
FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- The " hygiene hypothesis " holds that early exposure to a variety of microorganisms may decrease the risk for chronic inflammatory diseases, like asthma. Two Swedish studies that tracked 650,000 children found that exposure to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pets Can Double as Asthma Antidote
Title: Pets Can Double as Asthma AntidoteCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - November 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Muscarinic Antagonists Plus Inhaled Steroids for Asthma Muscarinic Antagonists Plus Inhaled Steroids for Asthma
This POEM addresses the clinical question of whether long-acting muscarinic antagonists are a useful adjunct to inhaled corticosteroids in patients with persistent asthma.American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Revealed, the top precautions allergy sufferers use when dining out
Research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology has revealed 24 popular methods allergy sufferers use to avoid potentially life-threatening reactions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Digital Health Technologies Could Make a Difference
Digital technologies are already changing healthcare. Adherium’s Hailie sensor, for instance, which transforms a traditional inhaler into a smart device, is already reportedly demonstrating reductions in emergency hospital visits. Mark Jones, vice president of R&D for Adherium, will share the story behind Hailie at BIOMEDevice San Jose’s Digital Health Product Spotlight on December 6. He’ll be joined by other digital technology trailblazers Angela McIntyre, executive director of eWear (Stanford Wearable Electronics Initiative); Chalisa Prarasri, CEO & co-founder...
Source: MDDI - November 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: BIOMEDevice San Jose Digital Health Source Type: news

Medicinal mushroom found to be an effective natural treatment for bronchial asthma
(Natural News) The medicinal mushroom called Grifola gargal — better known as gargal — has been used to naturally prevent and treat chronic inflammatory diseases. Now, research has found that it is also an effective remedy for allergic diseases, such as allergic bronchial asthma. The study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, looked at the effect of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital apologizes for 'horrible pain' of man whose wife died outside its locked ER doors 
Two years after Laura Levis died at 34 because she was unable to get into a locked ER during a severe asthma attack, the Massachusetts hospital has finally apologized to her husband for 'his pain.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers to study drivers of asthma in Puerto Rico
(National Jewish Health) Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, National Jewish Health and Centro de Neumolog í a Pedi á trica in Puerto Rico have been awarded nearly $10 million in a 5-year grant to understand the root causes of asthma in Puerto Rico, where asthma prevalence and deaths are among the highest in the world. The team will follow 4,000 children from birth through early childhood to study how genes and viral infections affect respiratory disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists slam documentary that says removing Roundup from food will cure health issues
A new documentary called Secret Ingredients claims that adopting a non-GMO and all-organic diet can cure a number of chronic diseases and disorders including asthma, allergies and autism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vapotherm prices $56m IPO
Vapotherm yesterday priced an initial public offering, aiming to raise $56 million for its respiratory device. 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. Vapotherm said it plans to issue 4 million shares at $14 apiece, hitting the low end of its prior range. The offering also includes a 30-day underwrit...
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Funding Roundup Initial Public Offering (IPO) Respiratory Wall Street Beat Vapotherm Source Type: news

E-cigarette Flavorings May Become Toxic, Trigger Inflammation
Fanciful flavors added to e-cigarettes react with vaping solvents (eg, polypropylene glycol) to create compounds that may persist and harm. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 13, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

Obesity Increases Asthma Risk By Altering Airway Muscle Function
Authors speculate that this alteration of smooth airway muscle may imprint a unique signature that could help lead to highly targeted new asthma therapies. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 13, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

Flipped Discharge Model May Decrease Hospital Stay: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, reasons to start an asthma initiative (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Lupin gets USFDA nod for Asthma drug
Quoting IQVIA MAT September data, Lupin said, the said Asthma drug had annual sales of around USD 474.5 million in the US. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

When asthma could actually be a heart problem: And it may affect thousands like Alastair Thompson
Alastair Thompson, 20, from Bath, was diagnosed with asthma as a teenager - but inhalers didn’t help him. He later undertook various scans which revealed a very rare heart defect. This is his story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: Family Allergy & Asthma acquires largest Louisville competitor, two other offices
The move comes after Family Allergy received an investment from a Chicago-based private-equity firm earlier this year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

FDA Reintroduces OTC Primatene Mist for Mild Asthma FDA Reintroduces OTC Primatene Mist for Mild Asthma
Primatene Mist is for the temporary relief of mild symptoms of intermittent physician-diagnosed asthma in patients 12 years and older. Some medical societies are pushing back on the decision, though.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

FDA approves new version of Primatene Mist for mild asthma
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new version of Primatene Mist, an over-the-counter inhaler for mild asthma. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Says Primatene Mist Inhaler is Back for Asthmatics
Title: FDA Says Primatene Mist Inhaler is Back for AsthmaticsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - November 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Cells to Society: $3.4 Million in Grants / New FAANs / Research News
This study explores survivors’ perspectives on secondary prevention of campus sexual assault and effective strategies for intervention.     Read more   Mental Health ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - November 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Primatene Mist Returns After 7-Year Absence
(MedPage Today) -- Reformulated asthma inhaler OK'd for over-the-counter sale (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - November 8, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Version of OTC Primatene Mist
THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 -- A new version of an over-the-counter asthma inhaler that was taken off the market in 2011 has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. U.S. sales of Primatene Mist were halted because it contained... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA approves return of popular Primatene Mist asthma inhaler
Primatene Mist asthma inhalers will soon return to store shelves after regulators OK an improved version (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA approves over-the-counter Primatene Mist inhaler
The FDA this week approved Amphastar Pharmaceuticals‘ (NSDQ:AMPH) over-the-counter Primatene Mist inhaler for the temporary relief of mild symptoms of intermittent asthma. The original version of Amphastar’s Primatene Mist device was taken off the market in 2011 because it contained chlorofluorocarbon propellants – a chemical compound that is linked to depletion of the Earth’s ozone layer. The company’s latest product contains hydrofluoroalkane propellants, which are permitted under current U.S. law. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post FDA approves...
Source: Mass Device - November 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., and Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, on approval of OTC Primatene Mist to treat mild asthma
FDA approves new version of OTC Primatene Mist inhaler to treat mild, intermittent asthma for people who have been diagnosed with asthma by their physician (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news