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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

For Kids With Asthma, Hospital Care Is Comparable for Medicaid and Non-Medicaid Patients

July 6, 2016 — Children covered by Medicaid and equally sick children not covered by Medicaid received essentially similar asthma treatment in a given pediatric hospital, according to a new study. In a national ... read more

Certain Red Flags Indicate an Increased Need for Intensive Care Among Patients With Asthma

June 29, 2016 — 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 ... read more

Pollen Allergies Have Increased Among Swedish Adults

June 21, 2016 — The prevalence of pollen allergies among adults in Sweden has increased. However, the prevalence of allergies to furred animals, mites or mold has not, new research ... read more

Fossil Fuel Combustion Endangers Children's Health in Two Significant Ways: Scientist Reviews the Evidence

June 21, 2016 — Fossil fuel combustion and associated air pollution and carbon dioxide has been identified as the root cause of much of the ill health of children today. Because of their inherent biological ... read more

Immune System Blood Cell a Potential Marker for Sinus Polyp Regrowth

June 8, 2016 — In an effort to identify a simple, reliable way to track the course of nasal polyps in chronic sinus disease, researchers say they've linked rising levels of immune system white blood cells, ... read more

Shorter Patient Consent Forms, Video Formats Improve Comprehension

June 6, 2016 — To improve patient consent form comprehension, researchers have developed approaches to simplify the process by focusing on the information that patients need most when deciding whether to enroll in ... read more

June 1, 2016 — The key to discovering better treatments for chronic lung diseases sits with the p73 gene, scientists believe. They found that this gene is the master regulator of a cell type that is responsible for ... read more

June 1, 2016 — 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. ... read more

Blockade of Histamine Receptors Suppresses Intestinal Anaphylaxis in Peanut Allergy

May 25, 2016 — Simultaneous pre-treatment with antihistamines that block both the H1 and H4 antihistamine receptors suppressed the gastrointestinal symptoms of food allergy in mice, according to ... read more

Strategy for Depleting Immune Cells Implicated in Asthma-Associated Inflammation

May 19, 2016 — Investigators identified human CRTh2 (hCRTh2), a protein expressed on several immune cell populations that are implicated in asthma, as a possible therapeutic ... read more

Inhaled Steroids May Increase Risk of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Lung Disease

May 18, 2016 — Patients with obstructive lung disease who take inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) may be at greater risk for nontuberculous mycobacteria pulmonary disease (NTM PD), according to new ... read more

Novel Gene Therapy Shows Potential for Lung Repair in Asthma

May 18, 2016 — A new study has demonstrated a way to deliver a nanoparticle-based gene therapy, in order to repair lungs damaged by chronic allergic asthma and to reduce inflammation that causes asthma attacks. The ... read more

Care for COPD: Could More Be Done?

May 17, 2016 — A new report sets out to provide a comprehensive view of COPD care in the United States. COPD is the third-leading cause of death in US, but compared to other chronic diseases, COPD research funding ... read more

Novel Nicotine Inhaler Doubles Smoking Quit Rates

May 17, 2016 — Smokers who used a nicotine inhaler were twice as likely to quit smoking as smokers using a placebo inhaler, new research indicates. The investigators developed and tested a novel nicotine inhaler to ... read more

Capitalizing on a Teachable Moment Motivates Parents of Kids With Asthma to Quit Smoking

May 17, 2016 — Parents who smoke are more likely to quit smoking after receiving motivational smoking cessation counseling following a 'teachable moment' such as witnessing their child experience an ... read more

COPD Symptoms Common Among Smokers, Even When Undiagnosed

May 16, 2016 — 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 ... read more

Very Poorly Controlled Asthma Highly Prevalent in TENOR II Cohort After More Than a Decade

May 15, 2016 — Nearly half (48 percent) of patients with severe or difficult-to-treat asthma in The Epidemiology and Natural History of Asthma: Outcomes and Treatment Regimens follow-up study (TENOR II) still had ... read more

Persistent Childhood Asthma Linked to COPD

May 11, 2016 — In the largest and longest US analysis of persistent asthmatics to date, investigators have found a link between persistent childhood asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in early ... read more

Common Asthma Warnings Overlooked

May 11, 2016 — A new survey found that most adults are aware of some of the most common asthma signs such as wheezing and shortness of breath, many don't recognize other warning symptoms like trouble sleeping, ... read more

Teens With Allergies and Asthma: Start Prepping Now for Move to College

May 3, 2016 — Being in a new location with new risky behaviors can negatively impact your health and increase your risk for ingesting food allergens and exposure to allergy and asthma triggers. A new article ... read more

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