Amgen/AstraZeneca Say Asthma Drug Shows Activity In Another Lung Disease Across Broad Patient Population
Sunday, Amgen Inc AMGN and AstraZeneca Plc AZN announced the results of the Phase 2a COURSE trial of Tezspire (tezepelumab-ekko) for severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with a broad range of baseline blood eosinophil counts (BEC) irrespective of emphysema, chronic bronchitis or…#amgenincamgn #astrazenecaplcazn #bec150 #bec300 #fdagivesaccelerated #azn (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How old is too old? I ’m 77 and I don’t know yet. But I will when I get there | Polly Toynbee
I get advice about my age on social media (not all of it friendly), but I ’m sanguine about life without youthful anxietiesHow old is old? That depends on how old you are, for as you age you will nudge that number upwards. A recent German study asked people over the age of 40 that same question eight times over a period of 25 years, and it found“old” gets older as we age. Of course it does. Would Paul McCartney, fit at 81 ¾, choose 64 now as the timehe ’d need feeding?Jumpin ’ Jack Flash at 80 is as lithe and frisky as ever, but only a halfwayDorian Grey, young in limb, but a face as raddled as that portrait: is...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 4, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Polly Toynbee Tags: Older people Ageing Science Assisted dying Death and dying Health Society UK news Source Type: news

Is Ozempic the New Anti-Inflammatory Wonder Drug?
Nearly a decade ago, a thin, soft-spoken twenty-something woman named Megan walked into my office and presented me with a meticulous hand-written file containing her gastrointestinal history. The file included descriptions of her initial diagnosis of Crohn’s disease as a teenager, the multiple operations she had endured to remove diseased parts of her bowels, and the array of symptoms she suffered with, including nausea, a dozen bowel movements a day, and a total reliance on nutrition obtained through her veins, known as total parenteral nutrition (TPN). Instead of twenty feet of small intestines that most people hav...
Source: TIME: Health - April 30, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shilpa Ravella Tags: Uncategorized freelance Source Type: news

A Surgeon General Report Once Cleared the Air About Smoking. Is It Time for One on Vaping?
NEW YORK — Sixty years ago, the U.S. surgeon general released a report that settled a longstanding public debate about the dangers of cigarettes and led to huge changes in smoking in America. Today, some public health experts say a similar report could help clear the air about vaping. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Many U.S. adults believe nicotine vaping is as harmful as — or more dangerous than — cigarette smoking. That’s wrong. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and most scientists agree that, based on available evidence, electronic cigarettes are far less danger...
Source: TIME: Health - January 15, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized wire Source Type: news

Pope Francis makes his first public appearances since being stricken by bronchitis
Pope Francis on Thursday made his first public appearance outdoors since being stricken by bronchitis two weeks ago, which forced him to cancel a planned trip to the COP28 climate conference in Dubai. The pope has been steadily recovering, and for the Dec. 8 holiday devoted to Mary kept a…#dubai #spanish #palestinians #israelis #stpeterssquare (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

European Commission approves Roche ’s Evrysdi for babies under two months old with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Evrysdi available to treat people of all ages with SMA in the European Union, including babies from birth1Approval is based on interim data from ongoing RAINBOWFISH trial showing majority ofEvrysdi-treated babies were able to stand and walk within timeframes typical of healthy babies by 12 months ’ treatment2,3Evrysdi is the only non-invasive SMA therapy and is approved in 100 countries with more than 11,000 patients treated globallyBasel, 29 August 2023 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the European Commission has approved the extension of the Evrysdi ® (risdiplam) European Union (EU) marketing ...
Source: Roche Media News - August 29, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

European Commission approves Roche ’s Evrysdi for babies under two months old with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Evrysdi available to treat people of all ages with SMA in the European Union, including babies from birth1Approval is based on interim data from ongoing RAINBOWFISH trial showing majority ofEvrysdi-treated babies were able to stand and walk within timeframes typical of healthy babies by 12 months ’ treatment2,3Evrysdi is the only non-invasive SMA therapy and is approved in 100 countries with more than 11,000 patients treated globallyBasel, 29 August 2023 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the European Commission has approved the extension of the Evrysdi ® (risdiplam) European Union (EU) marketing ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - August 29, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vaccine Equality Is as Vital for Livestock as for People
PREVENT project in Tanzania/Iringa, 2021, Helena Kindole. Credit: Colin Dames/CEVABy Enrique Hernández PandoEl Castellar, Spain, Aug 22 2023 (IPS) El Castellar – For 33-year-old mother-of-seven and poultry farmer Helena Kindole in Chanya village in Tanzania, one of the main barriers to growing her chicken business is a lack of access to health services. But not for herself or her family – for her animals. With smallholder poultry farming often a lifeline for millions of low-income and rural families – accounting for 80% of poultry production in the region – access to medicines and vaccines is just as importan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 22, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Enrique Hernandez Pando Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food and Agriculture Health Inequality Sustainability TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Urgent warning issued as new study links vaping to bronchitis and other serious conditions
Around three million people in the UK are thought to vape - putting them at risk of serious lung problems. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 17, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young people are at risk of harsh respiratory problems after 30 days of e-cigarette use, study says
Young people are at risk of experiencing significant respiratory symptoms, including bronchitis and shortness of breath, after just 30 days of electronic cigarette use, according to a new study released Tuesday. Researchers from the Center for Tobacco Research at The Ohio State University…#puffbarelfbar #breezesmoke #alaynatackett (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1-Hour Lung Protection Protocol Stops Viruses Cold
The simple act of breathing constantly exposes your lungs to all kinds of viruses, bacteria, particles of pollution, and other harmful foreign matter. And that means this overlooked organ has evolved its own special immune system to protect itself. Studies show that, like the rest of your body, your lungs operate two interactive protective systems — an adaptive and an innate immune system. The innate immune system in your lungs is made up of armies of T cells, B cells, and NK cells, like leukocytes, phagocytes, and macrophages. These cells, which are released by the alveoli and airway epithelial cells, identify foreign i...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - August 14, 2023 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jacob Tags: Health Natural Cures Source Type: news

CHMP recommends Roche ’s Evrysdi for babies under two months old with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Positive recommendation is based on interim data from ongoing RAINBOWFISH trial which showed majority ofEvrysdi-treated babies were able to stand and walk within timeframes typical of healthy babies by 12 months ’ treatment1,2If approved by the European Commission,Evrysdi will be available to treat people of all ages with SMA in the European Union, including babies from birthEvrysdi is now approved in 100 countries with more than 8,500 patients treated globallyBasel, 21 July 2023 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the EU Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive o...
Source: Roche Media News - July 21, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CHMP recommends Roche ’s Evrysdi for babies under two months old with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Positive recommendation is based on interim data from ongoing RAINBOWFISH trial which showed majority ofEvrysdi-treated babies were able to stand and walk within timeframes typical of healthy babies by 12 months ’ treatment1,2If approved by the European Commission,Evrysdi will be available to treat people of all ages with SMA in the European Union, including babies from birthEvrysdi is now approved in 100 countries with more than 8,500 patients treated globallyBasel, 21 July 2023 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the EU Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive o...
Source: Roche Investor Update - July 21, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Wood Smoke Continues to Make Women Sick in El Salvador
Cecilia Menjivar, a tortilla maker in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, takes a break from cooking corn in a pot that is one meter high and 50 centimeters in diameter, heated by a wood stove. Many women in urban and rural areas run these small businesses, aware of the damage to their health caused by the smoke, but the economic situation forces them to use firewood, which is much cheaper than liquefied gas. CREDIT: Edgardo Ayala / IPSBy Edgardo AyalaSAN LUIS LA HERRADURA, El Salvador , Jul 4 2023 (IPS) Using a few dry sticks as fuel, Margarita Ramos of El Salvador lit the fire in her wood stove and set about frying...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 4, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Edgardo Ayala Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Climate Change Development & Aid Editors' Choice Energy Environment Featured Food and Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categori Source Type: news

Warnings over increased asthma in children linked to vaping
There has been an increase in the number of children presenting with asthma, wheeze and bronchitis-type conditions because of vaping, a committee of influential MPs has heard. In an evidence session last week, the Health and Social Care Committee was also told of children with asthma who are unable to use school toilets because they... Read moreThe post Warnings over increased asthma in children linked to vaping appeared first on Nursing in Practice. (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - July 4, 2023 Category: Nursing Authors: Megan Ford Tags: Clinical Latest news Paediatrics Source Type: news