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Misc. - Numbers

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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Allergic and asthmatic bronchitis: Causes and treatments
The bronchial tubes carry air into the lungs from the mouth and nose. When the lining of the bronchial tubes becomes swollen or inflamed, a condition called bronchitis develops.
June 12, 2017
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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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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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Anti-smoking drug safe for COPD patients, research suggests
Medication that helps smokers to quit is safe for use by people with chronic lung conditions, research suggests.
May 10, 2017
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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 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 history linked to risk factor for heart failure
A new study has become the first to uncover a link between a history of asthma and an increased likelihood of left ventricular hypertrophy, a risk factor for heart failure.
June 28, 2017
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Asthma linked to increased risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth
Women with asthma suffer more often from preeclampsia (PE) and run a higher risk of giving birth to underweight babies. These and other complications during pregnancy and delivery can not be explained by hereditary or environmental factors.
October 4, 2017
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Asthma: Redefining this silent killer
Asthma kills 10 people in the United States every day, and many of these deaths are avoidable. It is time to redefine the disease and bring diagnosis and treatment into the 21st century, says an international panel of experts.
September 27, 2017
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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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Breastfeeding may protect children from asthma exacerbations later in life
In a Pediatric Allergy and Immunology analysis of children with asthma, those who had been breastfed had a 45% lower risk of asthma exacerbations later in life compared with children who had not been breastfed.
September 1, 2017
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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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Cells change type to help or hinder immunity
In news that may bring hope to asthma sufferers, scientists discover a mechanism that provides a possible new target for allergy treatments. By observing the allergic response in mice with asthma, scientists at the Francis Crick Institute found that white blood cells that normally reduce the symptoms of asthma convert into cells that make allergies worse.
June 5, 2017
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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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Childhood asthma: Not linked to BCG vaccination
Large epidemiological study
October 2, 2017
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Children without allergies can still be afflicted with asthma-like coughing and wheezing
Medication targeting TRPV1 protein may lead to future strategies to reduce the impact of RSV infections in asthmatic and non-asthmatic children
October 2, 2017
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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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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 can result in structural changes that affect the lung and microbiome
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can result in structural changes within the lungs over time. Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have now been able to show that these changes not only affect the organ itself, but also the bacteria that live in the lung. The results have been published in 'PLOS ONE'.
July 14, 2017
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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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Corticosteroids may worsen disease in some patients with severe asthma
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences and UPMC have uncovered the molecular mechanism underlying corticosteroid resistance in severe asthma. The new findings have important clinical implications, suggesting that corticosteroids, the main treatment for asthma, may worsen the disease in this group of patients.
July 6, 2017
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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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Could a protein from intestinal worms lead to a cure for asthma?
Roundworms, a type of intestinal parasite, may yield a cure for asthma. Researchers have found that they secrete a protein molecule that stops whoever's gut they inhabit from having allergic reactions.
October 18, 2017
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CT-measured vascular pruning linked to mortality risk in smokers without COPD
In a new study, CT-measured vascular pruning -- the diminution of distal pulmonary blood vessels (vessels on the outer edges of the lungs) -- was associated with increased risk of death in smokers without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study was presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference.
May 23, 2017
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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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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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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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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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Gene therapy could 'turn off' severe allergies
A single treatment giving life-long protection from severe allergies such as asthma could be made possible by recent immunology research.
June 2, 2017
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Gene therapy could give protection from severe allergies
A single treatment giving life-long protection from severe allergies such as asthma could be made possible by immunology research at The University of Queensland.
June 2, 2017
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Global warming may cause spike in asthma, allergy symptoms
Exposure to a widespread outdoor fungus can increase cell damage (oxidative stress) in the airways, research shows. This spike weakens the airways' barrier defense system that, when functioning normally, removes infection- and allergy-causing organisms (mucociliary clearance).
June 6, 2017
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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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Herbal remedies embraced by naturopaths, alt med widely linked to liver cancers
Asian countries where herbal treatments are rooted had the most incidence.
October 18, 2017
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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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How receptors for medicines work inside cells
The human genome encodes hundreds of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). These form the largest group of receptors through which hormones and neurotransmitters exert their functions on our cells. Therefore, they are of highest importance as drug targets: around half of all prescribed drugs act on these receptors - and thus GPCRs help in the treatment of widespread diseases such as hypertension, asthma or Parkinson.
September 5, 2017
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Low vitamin D does not raise risk of asthma or dermatitis, study shows
Previous research has suggested that a low level of vitamin D may raise the risk of asthma, dermatitis, and certain allergies. a new study looks at the genetic data available to see if genetic variations support the conclusions of previous research.
May 10, 2017
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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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Maternal sugar intake linked to allergic asthma in offspring
New research finds links between a mother's consumption of sugars during pregnancy and the risk of her offspring developing asthma.
July 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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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 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 Global Burden of Disease study estimates vast impact of asthma and COPD
Latest global estimates illustrate the vast impact of the two most common chronic respiratory diseases, with 3.2 million deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and 0.4 million deaths caused by asthma in 2015, according to a new Global Burden of Disease study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal.
August 18, 2017
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New Graphene-Based Sensor to Detect Inflammation in Lungs
Rutgers University-New Brunswick researchers have developed a graphene-based sensor that could pave the way towards earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and enhance the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, thus preventing hospitalizations and fatalities.
May 23, 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 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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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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Nitrite Sensor to Help Asthmatics Detect Onset of Airway Inflammation
The presence of relatively high concentrations of nitrite (NO2−) in exhaled breath may be indicative of the presence of inflammatory processes within the airways, and so measuring it may be an effective way of performing early detection of the onset of the symptoms of asthma and other respiratory conditions.
May 22, 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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Obese children with asthma spend longer in hospital
Both asthma and obesity are becoming increasingly common in the United States. The latest research to examine relationships between the conditions finds that obesity is a risk factor for repeated hospital visits in children with asthma.
October 31, 2017
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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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Online pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD patients found to be as effective as face-to-face approach
Online pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was found to be as effective as face-to-face rehabilitation programs at improving patients' exercise capacity and symptom control, according to new research presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference.
May 23, 2017
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Parkinson's: Asthma drugs may cut risk by a third
A research team from the University of Bergen in Norway, in collaboration with scientists at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, examined the effect of 1,000 different medications to see which ones may lower or increase the risk of Parkinson's disease.
September 1, 2017
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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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Peer-led self-management programs may not help teenagers with asthma
Programs have little effect on quality of life or lung function for adolescents who have the condition
June 14, 2017
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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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'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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Proof-of principle study finds imatinib improves symptoms for patients with severe asthma
In a new, proof-of-principle study researchers have found that targeting the mast cells with imatinib, a drug used to effectively treat certain forms of cancer, improved airway hyperresponsiveness, a measure of the sensitivity of the airway, and decreased the number of mast cells present in the airway. Treatment also produced a small improvement in airway function.
May 17, 2017
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Racial disparities in childhood asthma linked to residential segregation
Researchers have had trouble explaining why black children are much more likely than other children to suffer from asthma. A new study by Princeton University strongly suggests that much of the answer lies in persistent residential segregation, which traps minority children in unhealthy, polluted neighborhoods.
August 7, 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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Rain increases joint pain? Google suggests otherwise
People's activity levels -- increasing as temperatures rise, to a point -- are likelier than the weather itself to cause pain that motivates online searches, researchers say
August 9, 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 compare asthma management, treatment outcomes in two countries
In two countries with a Western lifestyle, similar health systems, and similar asthma prevalence, investigators observed differences in asthma management and treatment costs, despite comparable outcomes.
August 9, 2017
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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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Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared
More than 3.9 million Americans died from COPD over last 35 years, new data shows
September 29, 2017
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Rheumatoid arthritis linked to an increased risk of COPD
New research suggests that rheumatoid arthritis may increase the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
October 19, 2017
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Rheumatoid arthritis may increase risk of developing COPD, research suggests
New research suggests that rheumatoid arthritis may increase the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The findings, which appear in Arthritis Care & Research, indicate that greater vigilance may be needed to protect the respiratory health of individuals with chronic inflammatory conditions.
October 19, 2017
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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 create graphene-based sensor to predict onset of asthma attacks
Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have created a graphene-based sensor that could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, preventing hospitalizations and deaths.
May 22, 2017
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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 unearth cell 'checkpoint' that stops allergic diseases
The discovery has implications for the treatment of asthma, eczema and other diseases
August 9, 2017
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Self-management program with customized action plan results in better outcomes for COPD patients
The University of Twente carried out the first study worldwide that shows patients with COPD (lung disease caused by smoking) and other illnesses (heart disease, diabetes, anxiety and depression) have better outcomes if they follow a self-management program with a customized action plan. Anke Lenferink of UT recently obtained a doctoral degree on this subject.
September 27, 2017
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Sialic acid found in animals protects farm children from asthma
It is a known fact that microbes on farms protect children from asthma and allergies. But even non-microbial molecules can have a protective effect: Immunologists from the University of Zurich have shown that a sialic acid found in farm animals is effective against inflammation of lung tissue. This study opens up a wide variety of perspectives for the prevention of allergies.
July 6, 2017
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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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SmartTouch for Symbicort Smart Inhaler Cleared by FDA
Adherium, a company out of Auckland, New Zealand, won FDA clearance to introduce its SmartTouch for Symbicort device that monitors and promotes prescribed inhaler usage. Symbicort is an inhaled medication used to treat symptoms of asthma and COPD. The device is placed over the inhaler itself and, once paired with the patient's smartphone, records every time the inhaler is used.
September 5, 2017
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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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Steroids not effective for chest infections in non-asthmatic adults
Oral steroids should not be used for treating acute lower respiratory tract infection (or 'chest infections') in adults who don't have asthma or other chronic lung disease, as they do not reduce the duration or severity of symptoms.
August 22, 2017
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Stress-mitigation interventions for parents did not lessen symptoms among kids with asthma
Patient-centered interventions well received, but NIH guidelines alone can improve pediatric asthma outcomes
May 12, 2017
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Stress-mitigation techniques targeting parents have no effect on pediatric asthma outcomes
The patient-centered study's premise was straightforward: Since there is a definite link between parents' psychosocial stress levels and asthma suffered by inner city kids, if you provide stressed-out parents effective coping skills, would kids take their medicines more regularly and would their health improve?
May 12, 2017
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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 could lead to improved treatment protocols for elderly patients requiring mechanical ventilation
Mechanical ventilation can be a lifesaver for patients suffering from lung disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and pneumonia. Unfortunately, the use of ventilators to support breathing can cause further lung injury, particularly in elderly patients.
August 29, 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 finds link between new opioid use and increased risk of cardiac death in older adults with COPD
Older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder who recently started using opioids have an increased risk of coronary artery disease-related death compared to non-opioid users, researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have found.
June 29, 2017
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Study finds link between social support and self-care behaviors in adults with COPD
People with COPD are more likely to be active and to participate in pulmonary rehabilitation if they live with others and have a caregiver, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
June 30, 2017
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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 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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Testosterone explains why women more prone to asthma
An international research team has revealed for the first time that testosterone protects males against developing asthma, helping to explain why females are two times more likely to develop asthma than males after puberty. the study showed that testosterone suppresses the production of a type of immune cell that triggers allergic asthma. the finding may lead to new, more targeted asthma treatments.
May 8, 2017
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The 10 best asthma blogs
Asthma can sometimes be stressful and challenging. But it does not have to be a limiting condition. We have selected the best asthma blogs that include useful tips and suggestions to help you keep your symptoms under control.
October 5, 2017
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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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Unique stem cells as a potential asthma treatment
A new therapy developed through stem cell technology holds promise as a treatment for chronic asthma.
June 28, 2017
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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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Vitamin D levels not linked to asthma or dermatitis
Vitamin D supplementation is unlikely to reduce the risk of asthma in children or adults, atopic dermatitis, or allergies according to a new study.
May 9, 2017
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Vitamin D supplements in pregnancy could help protect children against asthma
The team of researchers from King's College London looked at the effect that taking a supplement of 4,400 IU vitamin D3 per day during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy versus the recommended daily intake (RDI) of 400 IU/day, had on the immune system of the newborn.
May 26, 2017
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Vitamin D supplements may reduce asthma severity
Adding vitamin D supplements to standard medication could reduce the severity of asthma attacks for individuals with the respiratory condition, suggests a new review.
October 4, 2017
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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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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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