Asthma News

Fig 1 F/G: Activation of nociceptors, done for study purposes with a compound called capsaicin, promotes the infiltration of immune cells into the lung (right) as compared with control (left). Credit: Boston Children's Hospital
Researchers discovered that silencing specialized sensory neurons called nociceptors in mouse models of acute and chronic asthma reduced both inflammation and bronchial twitchiness.
asthma inhaler
A new analysis from Asthma UK shows that more than 22,000 people with asthma have been prescribed inhalers in an unsafe way.
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Older patients with asthma are at increased risk for treatment failure, particularly those patients being treated with inhaled corticosteroids.
weight loss
A Canadian study showed that weight loss reduced asthma severity, which was measured by airway hyper responsiveness, in obese adults.
c-section
According to a new analysis, babies born by Cesarean section (C-section) may be more susceptible to chronic health conditions such as asthma and diabetes.
An FDA advisory committee has voted in favor of approving Nucala (mepolizumab, GlaxoSmithKline) for the treatment of severe asthma in adults 18 years and older.
emergency room
The number of children visiting the emergency room for asthma treatment in California is increasing, with the statewide rates of ER visits rising by about 18%.
cleaning products
A study of professional cleaning service employees showed that fumes from cleaning products can exacerbate asthma symptoms in women.
global health
Project HOPE and AstraZenaca will establish the China Alliance of Respiratory Diseases Prevention and Treatment program to treat chronic respiratory diseases in China.
medical news
A study reveals that increases in systemic inflammation predict more frequent exacerbations in patients with asthma and airway Interluekin-1β in patients with COPD.
soy isoflavones
A randomized trial of children and adults revealed that the use of soy isoflavone did not result in improved lung function or clinical outcomes in asthma patients.
traffic pollution
For a small percentage of chronic lung disease patients, the environment -- not smoking or genetics -- plays the primary role in their development of the disease.
budesonide inhalation
A new study reveals that methylprednisolone and budesonide inhalation suspension showed limited differences in young patients with bronchial asthma attacks.
medicine
According to new data, the use of ibuprofen or acetaminophen did not affect the length of a hospital stay for children with asthma.
dupilumab trial
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi revealed positive results from a study of dupilumab in adult patients with asthma.
school nurse
The school-based program “Building Bridges for Asthma Care” significantly decreased school absenteeism among children with asthma in inner-city schools enrolled in the program.
peanut
A study to be presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2015 International Conference shows that a number of children with asthma may have a sensitivity to peanuts but do no know it.
smartphone app
A case study examined the effectiveness of the smartphone app Asthma Ally, which connects a person with their allergist's office and enables symptom recording.
spirometry
Spirometry was underutilized for asthma diagnosis and management in US adults, according to researchers.
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One-in-three Americans lives in the “sneeziest and wheeziest” cities and regions where they are exposed to both ragweed pollen and ozone smog pollution that can worsen respiratory allergies and asthma.