Asthma News

Propeller Health Receives FDA Clearance for Inhalers
Propeller Health has received US FDA 510(k) clearance to market its Propeller platform in association with medications using GlaxoSmithKline’s Diskus dry powder inhaler.
AstraZeneca and Kyowa Hakko Kirin have entered into an agreement for an exclusive option to commercialize the antibody benralizumab for the treatment of asthma and COPD in Japan.
air pollution
Emissions of sulfur dioxide has decreased over the past 30 years but the pollutant is still dangerous for asthmatics, according to researchers.
blood analysis
Researchers report that lipid levels in the blood of children are associated with respiratory conditions like asthma and allergies.
According to Boston Children’s Hospital, new research supports targeting sensory nerve endings in the lungs with a selective drug as a new method for controlling asthma.
human cell
Researchers have discovered the precise molecular steps that enable immune cells implicated in certain forms of asthma and allergy to develop and survive in the body, as reported by Science Daily.
child-asthma opt
Researchers cite medication compliance, low flu vaccination rates, and limited access to primary care providers as the reasons for high pediatric asthma rates in California.
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.
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.
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.