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Life-threatening lung inflammation linked to vaping in 16-year-old
The fluid in e-cigarettes may cause a potentially life threatening lung inflammation in those who are susceptible, warn doctors in the Archives of Disease in Childhood after treating a teenage boy with respiratory failure linked to vaping. (2019-11-11)
Social media alternative facts on food allergies can negatively impact medical decisions
Social media misinformation has a negative impact on medical decisions made by people with food allergies. (2019-11-08)
Breaking news on oral food challenges
Two medically challenging cases being presented at the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting contain new information on the benefits of oral food challenges when diagnosing food allergies. (2019-11-08)
How prenatal diet, delivery mode and infant feeding relate to pediatric allergies
Two new studies being presented at the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting contain new information on how prenatal diet, the way the baby is delivered, and infant feeding practices can affect the risk of allergy. (2019-11-08)
Allergy patients equally satisfied with telemedicine and in-person appointments
A new study being presented at the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston showed most parents of pediatric patients were more or equally satisfied with the treatment their children received during telemedicine visits for allergies and asthma. (2019-11-08)
Allergy shots may be an effective treatment for pediatric pollen food allergy syndrome
A new study being presented at the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston shows allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy) can be effective in reducing PFAS symptoms for pediatric patients. (2019-11-08)
Family history of cancer associated with asthma diagnosis in children
New study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston shows an association between a family history of cancer and a childhood asthma diagnosis. (2019-11-08)
University of Cincinnati finds new option for liver transplant patients
Budesonide, a drug commonly used to treat Crohn's Disease, may offer fewer side effects and work at least as well as prednisone as an anti-organ rejection medication in liver transplant patients. (2019-11-08)
School-based telehealth program reduces ED visits by pediatric asthma patients
Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina found that children with asthma who had access to school-based telehealth were 21% less likely to visit the emergency department than those without access to telehealth. (2019-11-05)
People consider indoor air health risks greater than what is suggested by research data
According to the National indoor air survey by Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, people believe that the health risks related to indoor air are greater and more serious than they are according to the research data. (2019-10-29)
Study provides first evidence that fat accumulates in the lungs of overweight and obese people
Researchers have shown for the first time that fatty tissue accumulates in the airway walls, particularly in people who are overweight or obese. (2019-10-17)
Scientists identify genetic variation linked to severity of ALS
A discovery made several years ago in a lab researching asthma at Wake Forest School of Medicine may now have implications for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease with no known cure and only two FDA-approved drugs to treat its progression and severity. (2019-10-16)
C-sections affect children's health less than previously assumed
A new study suggests that potentially avoidable unplanned Cesarean sections increase the risk of asthma, but not the risk of other immune-mediated disorders previously associated with C-sections. (2019-10-16)
Drugs for better long-term treatment of poorly controlled asthma discovered
Searching for better treatments for poorly controlled asthma, University of South Florida Health researchers examined how the distinct structure of five drugs affected their long-term ability to treat airway obstruction. (2019-10-11)
Physics vs. asthma
A research team from the MIPT Center for Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Age-Related Diseases has collaborated with colleagues from the U.S., Canada, France, and Germany to determine the spatial structure of the CysLT1 receptor. (2019-10-09)
Fish in early childhood reduces risk of disease
It doesn't take that much fish for young children to reap big health benefits. (2019-10-08)
Common denominator that triggers asthma in favorable environments
Some so-called pro-allergic environments strongly promote the development of asthma and are responsible for the dramatic increase in the prevalence of asthma, especially in industrialized countries. (2019-10-07)
Asthma changes obesity rate in black female teens living in disadvantaged neighborhoods
A first-of-its-kind study led by researchers at LSU Health New Orleans Schools of Public Health and Medicine found that asthma may protect against obesity among African American female adolescents living in disadvantaged neighborhoods. (2019-10-02)
Father's obesity in puberty doubles the risk of asthma in his future offspring
A Norwegian study shows that boys who are obese in pre-puberty have an over two times higher risk of having children with asthma than those who are not. (2019-10-02)
Uncovering new therapeutic targets for airway inflammation in sickle cell disease
A new study by De, Agrawal, Morrone et al, challenges the common notion that airway in-flammation in Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is secondary to asthma, even though the two disor-ders often coexist. (2019-10-01)
Food insecurity in young adults raises risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma
A paradox of food insecurity in wealthy countries is its association with excess weight. (2019-10-01)
One third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral steroids
A third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral steroids, according to a study of several thousand people in The Netherlands, presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. (2019-10-01)
Women with asthma appear more likely to have lower levels of testosterone
Women with asthma appear more likely to have lower levels of 'free' (not attached to proteins) testosterone than women who do not have asthma, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2019-09-30)
The Lancet: 3-in-1 inhaler therapy can improve lung function and reduce asthma attacks
Patients with severe asthma which is not controlled with standard treatment -- leaving them at risk of severe asthma attacks -- could benefit from using a single inhaler combining three, instead of 2 therapies, according to two phase 3 randomized controlled trials with over 2,500 patients across 17 countries, published in The Lancet and simultaneously presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Conference 2019. (2019-09-30)
The Lancet journals: Papers at ERS Congress 2019
The following papers will be presented at the ERS Congress 2019, organised by the European Respiratory Society, in Madrid and published simultaneously in either The Lancet or The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journals. (2019-09-30)
African American children respond differently to asthma medications
African Americans suffer asthma more often and more severely than Caucasian patients. (2019-09-27)
ER visits escalate when kids with asthma also have depression, anxiety
Children with asthma have a higher likelihood of also suffering from anxiety and depression, and when all three conditions are present, patients are almost twice as likely as those with asthma alone to seek care in the Emergency Room. (2019-09-25)
Study assesses asthma treatment options in African American children and adults
A new study of African Americans with poorly controlled asthma, found differences in patients' responses to commonly used treatments. (2019-09-25)
Scientists hone in on DNA differences behind immune diseases
Scientists are one step closer to discovering the causes of immune diseases such as asthma, multiple sclerosis and arthritis. (2019-09-23)
Study suggests flavored e-cigarettes may worsen asthma
A study into the impact of flavored e-cigarettes, on allergic airways disease, suggests that some flavors may worsen the severity of diseases such as asthma. (2019-09-20)
New yardstick offers diagnostic and treatment guidance for idiopathic anaphylaxis
The new 'Idiopathic Anaphylaxis Yardstick' will help physicians who might be searching for guidance on next steps after their patient has an anaphylactic reaction of an unknown origin. (2019-09-18)
Racism a factor in asthma control for young African-American children
A new article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows an association between African-American parents/guardians who have experienced the chronic stress associated with exposure to racism and poor asthma control in their young children. (2019-09-17)
Allergic diseases increase the risk of adult-onset asthma
A Finnish study found that the more allergic diseases an individual has, the higher the asthma risk. (2019-09-06)
Self-monitoring solution in mobile app can help uncontrolled asthma
A study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet shows that a treatment adjustment algorithm based on lung function and symptoms in a mobile phone can be an efficient tool in managing uncontrolled asthma. (2019-09-03)
Identification of new populations of immune cells in the lungs
In an article published in Nature Communications, the Immunophysiology Laboratory of the GIGA Institute, headed by Prof. (2019-09-03)
Danish-American research presents new ways of developing treatment of chronic inflammation
Researchers from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University in Denmark in collaboration with researchers from Colorado in the United States have found a new way to treat the inflammation involved in chronic diseases such as psoriasis, asthma and HIV. (2019-08-30)
Adults with cerebral palsy about twice as likely to develop non-communicable diseases
Adults with cerebral palsy are about twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory disease compared to adults without cerebral palsy, according to a new study led by RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) and Brunel University London. (2019-08-29)
Microbiota in home indoor air may protect children from asthma
Large amounts of a certain type of bacteria, most likely from outdoors, may reduce the child's risk of developing asthma. (2019-08-28)
Researchers discover cause of asthmatic lung spasms
Researchers at Rutgers and other institutions have discovered how muscle contraction (bronchospasm) in the airway, which cause breathing difficulty in people with asthma, occur by creating a microdevice that mimics the behavior of the human airways. (2019-08-22)
Children with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed
A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-08-16)
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