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July 3, 2015

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July 3, 2015

Scientists Map Surface of Immune Cells

June 12, 2015 — The immune system must constantly adapt to its environment in order to protect a body effectively. The so-called T cells are an important example in this regard. One of their functions is to form the ... read more

Older Asthma Patients at Increased Risk for Treatment Failure

June 12, 2015 — Older patients with asthma are at increased risk for treatment failure, particularly those patients being treated with inhaled corticosteroids, according to a new ... read more

Low Birth Weight and Childhood Infections Predict Ankylosing Spondylitis

June 11, 2015 — The results of a new study showed that a diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis can be predicted by low birth weight, having older siblings and hospitalization for infection between the ages of 5-16 ... read more

Parent-Reported Symptoms Gauge Features of the Food Allergic Disease Eosinophilic Esophagitis

June 4, 2015 — Researchers have identified that parent-reported responses to a questionnaire called the Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis Symptom Score correspond to clinical and biologic features of eosinophilic ... read more

Treatment for Genetically Caused Emphysema Effective, Experts Say

May 28, 2015 — A landmark clinical study provides convincing evidence that a frequently overlooked therapy for genetically-caused emphysema is effective and slows the progression of lung disease. Alpha-1 ... read more

Soy Supplements Don't Improve Asthma, Study Concludes

May 26, 2015 — Despite previous findings suggesting a link between soy intake and decreased asthma severity, a new placebo-controlled study shows soy supplements do not improve lung function for patients with ... read more

A New Use for Statins: Asthma

May 26, 2015 — Statins inhaled as a spray can treat symptoms of asthma, researchers report. The findings support that statins should be explored as a new class of inhaler therapy for asthma. According to the ... read more

Anti-Smoking Commercials Burn out Over Time

May 19, 2015 — The massive, federally funded anti-smoking campaign in the United States 'Tips From Former Smokers' -- 'Tips' for short -- fizzled more than it popped. That's the conclusion ... read more

New School-Based Program Helps Reduce Absentee Rate for Urban Minority Children With Asthma

May 18, 2015 — Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in children, and it can only be managed, not cured. It affects a disproportionally higher percentage of low-income, urban minority children, and is ... read more

Certain Risk Factors Can Predict the Risk for COPD Exacerbations in Patients Using Inhaled Medications

May 18, 2015 — Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), being female, and certain scores on the St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) were associated with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary ... read more

Many Children With Asthma Have Reaction to Peanuts, but Do Not Know It

May 17, 2015 — In recent years and months, peanut allergies in children have been in the news frequently, as scientists reveal new insights into why more and more children are developing them and what can be done ... read more

Men With Asthma Less Likely to Develop Lethal Prostate Cancer

May 13, 2015 — In what they are calling a surprising finding in a large study of men who completed questionnaires and allowed scientists to review their medical records, researchers report that men with a history ... read more

May 13, 2015 — A fecal sample analysis of 98 Swedish infants over the first year of life found a connection between the development of a child's gut microbiome and the way he or she is delivered. Babies born ... read more

Women Hospitalized 60 Percent More Than Men After Emergency Asthma Treatment

May 5, 2015 — Women with acute asthma who are treated in the emergency department are 60 percent more likely than men to need hospitalization, a study shows. The authors speculate that there are a number of ... read more

Cost-Effective Expert Recommended Asthma Test Underutilized by Physicians, Study Shows

May 4, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have found that spirometry was underutilized for asthma diagnosis and management in US adults from 2001 to 2011, despite its accuracy, cost effectiveness and the ... read more

Prominent Role for Pharmacies in Reducing Asthma-Related Illness, New Study Suggests

May 4, 2015 — A new study shows how pharmacies might collaborate with physicians and families to reduce asthma-related illness. The study found that pharmacies in neighborhoods with high rates of asthma-related ... read more

Augmenting a Gas Naturally in Our Bodies Fights RSV Infection

Apr. 27, 2015 — Hydrogen sulfide, a gas produced naturally within our bodies, reduces the severity of respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, a new study shows for the first time. When someone has a RSV infection, his ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — Scientists are a step closer to developing new therapies for controlling the body's response to allergies and parasitic worm ... read more

Scientists Discover Asthma's Potential Root Cause and a Novel Treatment

Apr. 22, 2015 — For the first time, scientists have identified the potential root cause of asthma and an existing drug that offers a new treatment. The team used mouse models of asthma and human airway tissue from ... read more

Genetic Variance Explains Poor Response to Common Asthma Medications

Apr. 21, 2015 — Researchers have identified a biological basis for asthmatic children who do not respond well to corticosteroid treatment -- currently the most effective treatment for chronic asthma and acute asthma ... read more

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