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1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed as Asthmatic May not Be
Almost half did not get objective breathing test, researchers in Canada found
January 17, 2017
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ACAAI offers tips to help prevent kids from suffering through allergy and asthma attacks
You work hard to keep your child's allergies and asthma under control. you clean to get rid of dust mites and pet dander, and you make sure your kids are taking the right medications at the right time. Then you send them off to school and your routine can fall apart, leaving your child with symptoms that aren't controlled.
August 02, 2016
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Allergies will be even more miserable in the future -- thanks to global warming
It's spring in California: the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and my sinuses are so swollen they might just pop right out of my face.
April 10, 2017
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Allergy-causing 'bad guy' cells unexpectedly prove life-saving in C. difficile
Finding 'as unexpected as it is important,' with 'immediate implications for therapy'
June 29, 2016
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Altered distribution of cerebrospinal fluid can predict autism risk in infants
Researchers from the UC Davis MIND Institute, University of North Carolina (UNC) and other institutions have found that altered distribution of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in high-risk infants can predict whether they will develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD). the study appears today in the journal Biological Psychiatry.
March 6, 2017
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Amish farm environment protects children from asthma by shaping immune system
By probing the differences between two farming communities–the Amish of Indiana and the Hutterites of South Dakota–an interdisciplinary team of researchers found that specific aspects of the Amish environment are associated with changes to immune cells that appear to protect children from developing asthma.
August 04, 2016
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Apple's ResearchKit generates reliable health data -- at least for asthma patients
Good news, since there are so many smartphones
March 13, 2017
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Asthma care costs UK at least £1.1 billion each year, study shows
Asthma costs the UK health service at least 1.1 billion pounds each year, research has estimated.
August 29, 2016
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Asthma drug helps patients with skin disorder
Omalizumab shown to be effective in treating inducible urticaria
April 7, 2017
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Asthma drugs could prevent prevent deadly form of pneumonia, research suggests
Early administration may block infection of important cells deep in the lungs
February 22, 2017
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Asthma risk increases when child had bronchiolitis
Genetic link to asthma
August 24, 2016
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Asthma study provides 'paradigm shift' in understanding of life-threatening condition
New research paves way for developing new treatments for asthma. Researchers have described their discovery as a 'paradigm shift' in understanding the life-threatening condition.
October 27, 2016
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Asthmatics less able to fight off flu
People with asthma are likely to have worse symptoms when they get the flu because they have weaker immune systems, new research has shown.
March 9, 2017
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Bait knocks out cockroaches, and asthma symptom days
Study is the first to test whether asthma symptoms reduced via single approach to cockroach control
January 17, 2017
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Bloodsucking Hookworms May Provide a Treatment for Asthma
Parasitic Soup That's Good for You
October 28, 2016
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Breakthrough research paves way for developing new asthma treatments
Research led by University of Leicester paves way for developing new treatments
October 27, 2016
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Can telehealth fill gap in autism services?
Parents struggling to find and afford therapy for their child with autism may eventually be able to provide that therapy themselves with the help of telehealth training, a new report suggests.
May 24, 2016
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Caregiving Tips for a Loved One with COPD
When you take care of someone with moderate to severe COPD, you may find that the word "caregiver" doesn't come close to summing up everything you do.
March 28, 2017
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Certain red flags indicate an increased need for intensive care among patients with asthma
In patients admitted to the hospital for asthma, illicit drug use and low socioeconomic status were linked with an increased risk of requiring admission to the intensive care unit. not adhering to asthma prevention medication further increased this risk.
June 29, 2016
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Child's home address may help identify children and families at risk of asthma
A child's home address may be enough information to identify children and families at risk for more severe cases of asthma due to social and economic hardships. In fact, the home address could guide risk assessment starting the moment a family arrives and registers in the hospital or at the doctor's office.
August 02, 2016
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Childhood Asthma May Encourage Obesity
Fear of flare-ups might spur kids to limit physical activity, specialists say
January 20, 2017
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Children with existing food allergy at increased risk of developing asthma and rhinitis
Children with a history of food allergy have a high risk of developing asthma and allergic rhinitis during childhood as well. the risk increases with the number of food allergies a child might have, say researchers from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in a new study recently published in BMC Pediatrics.
August 25, 2016
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Chronic shortness of breath could be warning signal for potential heart or lung disease
Shortness of breath is an often overlooked symptom of what may be heart failure or COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). new research shows that with early intervention, patients can avoid suffering and the need for hospitalization decreases.
December 19, 2016
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City living can make asthma worse for poor children, study finds
Results of a new study using US national data add to evidence that living in inner cities can worsen asthma in poor children. they also document persistent racial/ethnic disparities in asthma.
March 15, 2017
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Clean Home May Help Keep Kids' Asthma in Check
Controlling allergens, household pollutants can reduce need for medication, pediatricians' group says
October 30, 2016
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Common asthma warnings overlooked
Lack of awareness prevents patients with adult-onset asthma from seeking treatment
May 11, 2016
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Common fungus may raise asthma risk
Infants exposed to Pichia yeast more likely to develop breathing disorder
February 17, 2017
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COPD Deaths Down for Most Americans: CDC
But rates up for black women and middle-aged people
September 12, 2016
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COPD hypoxia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a name for several conditions that affect a person's breathing. Examples of these conditions include chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
March 1, 2017
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COPD symptoms common among smokers, even when undiagnosed
Smokers, who wouldn't typically be diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, are still showing symptoms consistent with the diagnosis, new research has found.
May 16, 2016
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Correcting defective p73 gene function may be promising therapeutic strategy for chronic lung diseases
Rising global air pollution and increasing smoking prevalence in many developing nations will likely lead to a growing incidence of lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which currently affects more than 330 million people worldwide, is the third-leading cause of death and carries an estimated healthcare cost of $2.1 trillion.
June 2, 2016
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Could a Germ Link Gum Disease and RA?
Study may offer new insight into the cause of the joint disorder
December 14, 2016
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Depression reduces COPD maintenance medication adherence in older adults
A recent study in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society found that in a nationally representative sample of Medicare beneficiaries who were newly diagnosed with COPD, adherence to maintenance medications decreased with new episodes of depression.
June 24, 2016
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Discrimination linked to greater probability of asthma in African American and Latino children
African American children who reported experiencing discrimination were almost twice as likely to suffer from asthma when compared with their peers, according to a new study in CHEST
April 20, 2017
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Do you Know the 'Hidden' Signs of Asthma?
Fewer than half aware that chest pain, trouble sleeping may indicate adult breathing trouble, survey finds
May 11, 2016
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Does Living Near a Fracking Site Worsen Asthma?
Study found association, but not cause-and-effect
July 18, 2016
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Early life antibiotic use linked to inflammatory gut diseases in adulthood
A new research report involving mice shows that antibiotic use very early in life that alters the normal development/growth of gut bacteria, may contribute to the development of inflammatory bowel disease, and potentially other inflammatory diseases like asthma and multiple sclerosis.
April 3, 2017
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Early Virus Raises Asthma Risk in Certain Kids: Study
Infants with a particular gene variant appear more vulnerable after infection
August 26, 2016
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Epilepsy patients more likely to experience increased risk of discrimination than general population
In a recent analysis, people with epilepsy were seven-fold more likely to have reported experiencing discrimination due to health problems than the general population. this risk was greater than other chronic health problems such as diabetes, asthma and migraines.
September 19, 2016
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Evidence points to fish oil to fight asthma
Scientists have discovered new essential information about omega 3 fatty acids contained in fish oil and how they could be used for asthma patients.
February 9, 2017
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Fewer Inhaled Steroids OK for Asthmatic Kids?
Study suggests some kids don't need daily dosing, but one expert worries the strategy might have risks
May 27, 2016
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Fish Oil for Moms May Cut Kids' Asthma Risk
High doses linked to 30 percent drop in children's odds of developing the airway disease, study finds
December 29, 2016
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Flu can cause worse symptoms in people with asthma, research shows
People with asthma are likely to have worse symptoms when they get the flu because they have weaker immune systems, new Southampton research has shown.
March 9, 2017
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Fracking industry wells associated with increased risk of asthma attacks
People with asthma who live near bigger or larger numbers of active unconventional natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are 1.5 to four times likelier to have asthma attacks than those who live farther away, new research suggests.
July 18, 2016
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Gene mutation linked to autism plays key role in formation, maturation of synapses
A new study from MIT neuroscientists reveals that a gene mutation associated with autism plays a critical role in the formation and maturation of synapses -- the connections that allow neurons to communicate with each other.
May 26, 2016
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Hard-to-control asthma has distinct features, study shows
Bronchodilator responsiveness, nasal inflammation and allergy were among the most significant baseline features that distinguished hard-to-control asthma in inner-city children and adolescents. These characteristics identified patients whose asthma did not improve throughout the year, despite adherence to the most intensive treatment based on national guidelines. Patients with hard-to-control asthma also had exacerbations peaking in the spring and fall, and more nighttime symptoms in the fall and winter.
October 5, 2016
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High quality evidence suggests Vitamin D can reduce asthma attacks
New research has found evidence from randomized trials, that taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce severe asthma attacks. Asthma is a common chronic disease affecting about 300 million people worldwide.
September 6, 2016
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Home non-invasive ventilation for COPD: an interview with Dr Holger Woehrle
How does COPD affect patients' lives and why is there an unmet need for additional management options?
October 18, 2016
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How are COPD and cough related?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a group of medical conditions that affect the lungs. Examples of these lung diseases include chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
March 2, 2017
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Increase in childhood, adult asthma linked to London's 1952 Great Smog
London's Great Smog of 1952 resulted in thousands of premature deaths and even more people becoming ill. the five December days the smog lasted may have also resulted in thousands more cases of childhood and adult asthma. Researchers studied how London's Great Smog affected early childhood health and the long-term health consequences. the results showed that the Great Smog event of 1952 likely still affects some people's health more than 60 years later.
July 8, 2016
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Kids with Mild Asthma can Take Acetaminophen
Finding counters past research suggesting popular over-the-counter remedy worsens symptoms
August 16, 2016
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Laboratory drug trials could lead to asthma treatment breakthrough
A new drug with the potential to reverse or slow the development of asthma is being tested by researchers.
June 27, 2016
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Link discovered between touch of individuals with autism, their social difficulties
The sense of touch may play a more crucial role in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than previously assumed. the main findings of the research show that individuals with ASD may have difficulties to determine which tactile sensations belong to the action of someone else.
September 15, 2016
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Long-term oxygen treatment does not benefit some COPD patients
Study addresses long-standing question for those with moderately low blood oxygen levels.
October 27, 2016
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Lung experts develop new smartphone app for self-management of asthma
A new and unique smartphone app to help people with asthma manage their condition has been developed by lung experts at the Nottingham Respiratory Research Unit and the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
April 12, 2017
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Major pledge could lead to new treatments for autism
Autism spectrum disorders affect approximately 75 million people worldwide. Key symptoms include altered social interaction, communication and restricted and repetitive behaviour. the disorders are often associated with intellectual disability or impaired motor control.
March 7, 2017
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Mice May be Key to Kids' Asthma Attacks at School
Study suggests, but can't prove, that rodent allergens could play a role
December 2, 2016
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Mite-proof covers may reduce severity of asthma exacerbations in allergic children
Bedcovers that form a barrier to house dust mites appear to reduce asthma flare-ups in children, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
March 10, 2017
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Mothers' use of acid-suppressing medication during pregnancy may be linked to asthma in children
Children born to mothers who take heartburn medication during pregnancy may have a greater risk of developing asthma, research suggests.
January 9, 2017
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Multi-Parameter Sensor System Aims to Predict, Prevent Asthma Attacks
At North Carolina State University researchers are working on a wearable system that may help predict the onset of asthma attacks, letting patients avoid risky places and situations. the so-called Health and Environmental Tracker (HET) consists of a wrist-worn device, a stick-on chest patch, and a spirometer.
June 1, 2016
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Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers Recalled
More than 590,000 albuterol inhalers are being recalled by GlaxoSmithKline because there could be problems with the delivery system.
April 7, 2017
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New Biologic Drug Tackles Hard-to-Control Asthma
Benralizumab significantly cuts respiratory attacks, two trials show
September 7, 2016
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New devices, wearable system aim to predict, prevent asthma attacks
Researchers have developed an integrated, wearable system that monitors a user's environment, heart rate and other physical attributes with the goal of predicting and preventing asthma attacks. the researchers plan to begin testing the system on a larger subject population this summer.
June 1, 2016
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New genetic markers for COPD discovered
Research consortium identifies 13 new genetic regions associated with COPD and shared risk factors for pulmonary fibrosis
February 6, 2017
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New potential route to treat asthma discovered
Researchers believe they have isolated a protein that, when missing or depleted, can cause airway constriction, production of mucus, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing for the 334 million people worldwide who suffer from asthma.
February 6, 2017
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New research effort aims to better understand impact and progression of COPD
Duke University's MURDOCK Study, the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today the launch of a new collaborative research effort to closely follow 850 people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). the study will measure changes to participants' health to better understand how COPD progresses within a community and follow participants for five years.
April 7, 2017
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New study challenges description of airway inflammation in smokers and COPD patients
A new study challenges the widely accepted but oversimplified description of airway inflammation in smokers and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
March 22, 2017
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New study reveals potential drug to combat life-threatening effects of COPD
New research published online in the FASEB Journal reveals a potential drug to combat the life-threatening effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Specifically, the study investigated the efficacy of a receptor for advanced glycan end-products (RAGE)-specific antagonist chemical compound, FPS-ZM1, in mice, and found that this compound reverses the inflammatory response and has a protective role in COPD.
February 13, 2017
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New study shows microRNAs play important role in inducing asthma
A new study shows that microRNAs, which are small, noncoding RNA molecules that can silence genes, have an important role in inducing asthma. Regulating the function of specific miRNAs identified in the study could represent a new approach to asthma therapy, according to an article in Stem Cells and Development, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers .
June 24, 2016
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New survey shows many adults unaware of common asthma symptoms
A new national asthma survey commissioned by National Jewish Health shows that many adults are unaware of common symptoms of asthma in adults. Doctors say that the findings explain why many adults with asthma may not realize that they have the disease, and don't seek treatment that can help them.
May 11, 2016
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New target could help to reduce symptoms of asthma attacks, research shows
The role of a receptor in the body that could help to prevent or reduce the effects of asthma attacks has been examined by an international team of researchers. the team examined the role in the body of nociceptin, a peptide that activates the nociceptin receptor, better known for its association with pain processing.
March 8, 2016
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New technique removes the cause of allergic asthma: Antibodies are suctioned off
Allergies are the most common cause of asthma. the immune system over-reacts to harmless substances such as birch or grass pollen, for example, forming immunoglobulin E antibodies (IgE).
March 3, 2017
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New test developed by Loughborough University may offer one-stop diagnosis for asthma
A new test which can diagnose asthma from a patient's saliva has been developed by Loughborough University.
September 16, 2016
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Newborn's Gut Bacteria and Allergy, Asthma Risk
Study finds abnormality present in 10 percent of kids seems to undermine immune function
September 13, 2016
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NIH research improves health for people with asthma
May is Asthma Awareness Month, and the National Institutes of Health is finding solutions to improve the health of the nearly 25 million people in the United States who currently have asthma. In recent decades, the prevalence of asthma has been increasing, resulting in millions of urgent medical visits and missed days of work and school each year.
May 1, 2017
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Northwell Health receives grant to assess pulmonary rehabilitation via telehealth for Hispanic COPD patients
Northwell Health's Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study whether home-based pulmonary rehabilitation improves quality of life and decreases hospitalization in Hispanic patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
July 29, 2016
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Novel technology could speed up diagnosis and improve monitoring of COPD
This technology is now being taken forward commercially through the recently formed spin-out company PulmonIR Ltd.
November 17, 2016
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Obesity May Raise Girls' Risk of Asthma, Allergies
But same was not true for boys, study found
March 6, 2017
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Omega-3 supplements can help prevent childhood asthma, study finds
Taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost one third, according to a new study.
December 29, 2016
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Oral vitamin D supplement could reduce risk of severe asthma attacks
A recent Cochrane Review has found evidence from randomised trials, that taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce severe asthma attacks.
October 27, 2016
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Oral vitamin D supplement may reduce risk of severe asthma attacks
A new Cochrane Review, published in the Cochrane Library today and presented at the ERS International Congress, has found evidence from randomised trials, that taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce severe asthma attacks.
September 6, 2016
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Oxygen Therapy Little Help for Milder COPD
Study could change clinical practice, researchers say
October 27, 2016
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Patients with inducible urticaria can benefit from treatment with asthma drug
Patients who develop itchy wheals in response to cold or friction benefit from treatment with omalizumab, a drug normally used to treat asthma.
April 7, 2017
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Popular pain and fever reliever does not worsen asthma in children, study shows
WIn a study of children with mild, persistent asthma, scientists found that acetaminophen was tolerated without the worsening of asthma, when compared with ibuprofen use.
August 18, 2016
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Potential of stem cell therapy to repair lung damage
A new study has found that stem cell therapy can reduce lung inflammation in an animal model of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis. Although, still at a pre-clinical stage, these findings have important potential implications for the future treatment of patients.
March 27, 2017
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Primary care-based program can help improve assessment and treatment of asthma in children
An innovative primary care-based asthma program improves identification of poorly controlled asthma among children and enhances treatment plans, compared to care provided during routine office visits, according to research published in the current edition of the Journal of Asthma.
June 15, 2016
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'Preventable' asthma attacks in Houston cost millions
Rice University and city work with school district to help students minimize risk
March 13, 2017
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Racial gap in children's asthma linked to social inequality
Study looked at 12,000-plus children in Houston
March 1, 2017
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Research on short-term effects of air pollution on the health of airways of children with chronic respiratory complaints
Starting in 2017, researchers will commence their study on the effects of days with high air pollution on respiratory complaints, medication use and lung function of children suffering from chronic respiratory complaints such as wheezing or asthma.
February 6, 2017
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Researchers discover olfactory receptors in human muscle cells of bronchi
Researchers identified two types of olfactory receptors in human muscle cells of bronchi. If those receptors are activated by binding an odorant, bronchi dilate and contract - a potential approach for asthma therapy.
August 08, 2016
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Researchers reveal novel mechanism of smoke induced collapse of protein homeostasis in COPD
Few threats to public health are as perilous as cigarette smoking, with more than 435,000 Americans dying each year of tobacco-related pulmonary illnesses such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD ranks as the third-leading cause of tobacco-related morbidity and mortality worldwide in 2012 and the global cost of illness related to COPD is expected to rise to $4.8 trillion by 2030, yet there are currently no effective medical treatments to cure COPD or stop its progression.
June 22, 2016
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Researchers test new drug with potential to reverse or slow progression of asthma
A new drug with the potential to reverse or slow the development of asthma is being tested by researchers at the University of Queensland.
June 28, 2016
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Rescue inhaler study: new approach increases mastery of life-saving technique
A rescue inhaler can be a lifesaver during an asthma or COPD flareup, but using a rescue inhaler is complicated and misuse is common, putting patients' lives at risk. An education strategy, called teach-to-goal, may help patients use their inhalers properly during these critical times, according to new research.
March 18, 2016
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Samsung-Supported Stanford Study Illustrates Positive Effects of Air Purifiers
According to the World Health Organization, indoor air pollution, which consists of sources such as smoke, cooking fumes and outdoor particulate matter (PM), is responsible for the loss of some two million lives every year. Evidence illustrates that exposure to indoor air pollution can lead children under the age of five to develop acute respiratory infections, which claim more young lives each year than any other health factor.
December 9, 2016
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Scientists discover peptide that could reduce the incidence of RSV-related asthma
A peptide developed to inhibit a key regulator of asthma responses reduces development of inflammation and 'twitchy' airways in mice
February 1, 2017
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Scientists seek to understand impact of pollution on seasonal allergies
A unique collaboration between University of Manchester Scientists is set to advance our understanding of how polluted cities impact on seasonal allergies.
July 26, 2016
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Severe Childhood Asthma Linked to COPD Risk Later
Treatments for kids didn't seem to offset risk in adulthood, research suggests
May 12, 2016
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Simple saliva test to diagnose asthma
A new test that can diagnose asthma from a patient's saliva has now been developed by researchers. to diagnose the condition doctors usually measure a person's airflow lung capacity, however lung function tests can be inaccurate and do not reflect underlying changes associated with asthma. other tests, such as blood, urine or sputum analysis can be distressing, particularly for younger patients.
September 16, 2016
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Sleepless Nights Linked to Asthma Later in Life
Adults with chronic insomnia 3 times more likely to develop the respiratory disorder, study suggests
February 2, 2017
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Smoking fathers contribute to greater risk of early-onset asthma in offspring
A Norwegian study shows that asthma is three times more common in those who had a fAnchorather who smoked in adolescence than offspring who didn't.
September 28, 2016
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Some children with asthma may need different treatment approach, study finds
A new study by Henry Ford Health System in collaboration with eight other health systems in large U.S. cities, has identified a group of children with asthma that may require a different treatment approach.
October 5, 2016
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Specific molecular events that could explain allergic reactions to air pollution
Scientists have pinpointed specific molecular events that could explain allergic reactions to air pollution. These findings provide a new therapeutic candidate to treat asthma and related respiratory diseases.
December 22, 2016
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Stop the rogue ADAM gene and you stop asthma
A potential and novel way of preventing asthma at the origin of the disease has now been discovered by researchers, a finding that could challenge the current understanding of the condition.
July 21, 2016
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Structure of cold virus linked to childhood asthma solved
The atomic structure of an elusive cold virus linked to severe asthma and respiratory infections in children has been solved by a team of researchers. the findings provide the foundation for future antiviral drug and vaccine development against the virus, rhinovirus C.
July 15, 2016
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Study brings hope of a new treatment for asthma sufferers
Improved treatments for people with severe asthma are a 'step closer' after a research team identified a breakthrough in the cause of airway narrowing.
March 1, 2017
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Study defines thunderstorm asthma epidemic conditions
Researchers are exploring new ways of predicting thunderstorm asthma outbreaks that may one day provide early warnings for health professionals.
April 19, 2017
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Study demonstrates significant reduction in severity of exercise-induced asthma following B-GOS consumption
Clasado Biosciences Limited, the producers and suppliers of Bimuno(R) (B-GOS), a unique patented trans-galactooligosaccharide complex, today announces the publication of results for the latest clinical study using B-GOS. the human study, conducted by Nottingham Trent University's School of Science and Technology, demonstrated a significant 40 per cent reduction in the severity of exercise-induced asthma following consumption of B-GOS.
August 05, 2016
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Study finds significant differences among pediatric hospitals in managing inpatients with asthma
Children's hospitals vary greatly in managing inpatients with asthma, according to researchers who analyzed hospital records in a large national database. Even when patients were grouped by characteristics such as age or severity of illness, hospitals differed significantly in inpatient costs, length of stay, and time spent in the intensive care unit (ICU).
July 12, 2016
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Study finds suboptimal asthma control among school students in the UK
Poor asthma control and knowledge are common in children with doctor-diagnosed asthma, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
March 28, 2017
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Study identifies ADAM33 gene as novel target for preventing asthma
Scientists at the University of Southampton (UK) have discovered a potential and novel way of preventing asthma at the origin of the disease, a finding that could challenge the current understanding of the condition.
July 21, 2016
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Study offers hope of improved treatment for people with severe asthma
Improved treatments for people with severe asthma are a 'step closer' after a research team led by the University of Leicester identified a breakthrough in the cause of airway narrowing.
March 1, 2017
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This Wearable System Might Help Asthma Sufferers Avoid Attacks
The wrist environmental monitor could help asthma sufferers remove themselves from locations that might trigger or worsen an attack
June 1, 2016
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Thunderstorm Triggers Freak Asthma Outbreak in Australia, Killing Four
Four people are dead and another 1,870 people had to be treated for shortness of breath when a rare condition known as "thunderstorm asthma" struck the Australian city of Melbourne earlier this week.
November 23, 2016
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Thunderstorms can Trigger Asthma Flares
Weather forecasts may help public and emergency workers be ready to treat wheezing
May 1, 2017
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Tonic water compounds prevent allergic asthma in mice
Asthma affects around 1 in 12 people in the United States, and this number is on the rise. a new study, however, finds that two compounds added to tonic water may be an effective treatment for the disease.
April 28, 2017
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UK burden of fungal asthma greatly exceeds prior estimates new study warns
Experts are warning of a significant increase in the number of people in the UK who are living with invasive and serious fungal diseases that affect the lungs, bloodstream and brain and can sometimes lead to death.
November 16, 2016
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Unique type of airway inflammation could make African Americans less responsive to asthma treatment
African Americans may be less responsive to asthma treatment and more likely to die from the condition, in part, because they have a unique type of airway inflammation, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.
January 6, 2017
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Urban living can worsen asthma in poor kids, study shows
Results of a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers using national data add to evidence that living in inner cities can worsen asthma in poor children. they also document persistent racial/ethnic disparities in asthma.
March 15, 2017
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US pediatric hospitals vary greatly in costs, practices for children with asthma
Matching patients by disease severity and other characteristics may offer clues to improving hospital practice
July 12, 2016
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Vitamin C and another drug may combine to limit smoking's assault on lungs
The right combination of chemicals may block the path from smoking to emphysema.
July 11, 2016
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Wayne State receives NIH funding to develop interventions for better asthma management in youth
A team of researchers led by Richard Slatcher, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, has been awarded $2.74 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health for a project that aims to improve asthma management in youth.
October 13, 2016
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Why Amish Children Rarely Get Asthma
For years, scientists have known that growing up on a farm protects children from asthma, but the reasons for this weren't entirely clear. a fascinating comparative analysis of Amish and Hutterite farming communities has finally uncovered the specific aspects of farm life that are responsible for this built-in immune protection.
August 04, 2016
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Why is asthma worse in black patients?
African Americans may be less responsive to asthma treatment and more likely to die from the condition, in part, because they have a unique type of airway inflammation, according to a study. the study is one of the largest and most diverse trials conducted in the U.S. on race and asthma, with 26 percent of the patients self-identifying as African American.
January 6, 2017
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Wildfire Smoke Chokes Much of the Southeast
People living across the southeastern U.S. have been dealing with an unfamiliar health threat in recent days: a thick haze of smoke that's drifted from more than 30 wildfires burning in the Tennessee Valley and southern Appalachian Mountains.
November 16, 2016
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Wireless Connected Metered Dose Inhaler Tracks Medication Compliance
H&T Presspart, a manufacturer for the drug delivery industry, and Cohero Health, a firm developing smart respiratory disease management technology, have teamed up to create a wireless connected metered dose inhaler for patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
December 9, 2016
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Women suffer from asthma symptoms more frequently and more severely than men
Women suffer more frequently and more severely from pollen and food allergies and therefore also from asthma. Firstly, female sex hormones increase the risk and symptoms of asthma and allergies and, secondly, hormone preparations such as the contraceptive pill play a role.
March 7, 2017
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World's largest autism genome database shines new light on many 'autisms'
Latest study identifies 18 new autism-linked genes, deepening understanding of autism's broad spectrum
March 6, 2017
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