Asthma News

farm milk asthma
Children who drink fresh, unprocessed farm milk on a regular basis are less likely to develop asthma, but researchers cautioned against drinking raw milk.
Boehringer Ingelheim has announced that Spiriva Respimat is now available by prescription in US pharmacies for the treatment of asthma.
Genentech has received the rights to AMG 282, an antibody that scrambles the connection between two biomarkers pegged for their role in a variety of lung ailments.
lung cancer screening
Compared to the general population, African American and Puerto Rican children are at higher risk of developing asthma and the cases are usually more severe.
vitamin d pregnancy
According to HealthDay, two new studies found no evidence that a daily vitamin D supplement taken during pregnancy can lower the risk of asthma for a child.
USC and UCLA are collaborating on a smartphone app and cloud services platform that will predict the probability of a child’s future asthma attack and provide personalized risk management advice.
pediatric patient asthma
A team of researchers co-led by experts from Children’s Hospital Colorado is studying new approaches to reducing fall asthma exacerbations in pediatric patients.
AlerSense has created a smart airborne allergy and asthma early warning system that alerts consumers when particles and toxins build.
eye condition
A study reveals that individuals with asthma, sleep apnea, and Down Syndrome are at a higher risk of developing the eye condition keratoconus.
smartphone app
AiCure has raised $12.25 million for its novel medication adherence platform that uses smartphones to monitor a patient's usage.
management partnership
Cohero Health and ProCare Rx will offer a joint respiratory disease management service designed to increase medication adherence and reduce exacerbations in asthma and COPD patients.
asthma physical fitness
Research reveals that patients with asthma were more physically active than non-asthmatics, and women with higher levels of activity showed poorer asthma control.
albuterol asthma
The results of a new study suggest that children whose mothers took certain asthma drugs during pregnancy may have a somewhat increased risk of developing autism.
Of 371 shingles cases analyzed in a study, 23% (87 people) had asthma compared to 15% from a control group.
pediatric care
The Allergy & Asthma Network has entered into a partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics to provide training and resources for pediatric healthcare providers.
Researchers from the Mayo Clinic calculated that adults with asthma appeared to have a 70% higher risk of developing shingles, compared with those without asthma.
Rates of childhood asthma appear to have plateaued, except among the poor and kids aged 10 to 17, according to a CDC study published in Pediatrics.
For patients with poorly-controlled asthma, nasal and pharyngeal eosinophil peroxidase (EPX) levels are strongly associated with the eosinophil percentage of induced sputum.
RT has published an exclusive tablet-only “Best of 2015” edition for December that takes a look back at some of the year’s most important respiratory, critical care, and emergency medicine news and research.
human lung study
A joint research team has leveraged its organ-on-a-chip technology to develop a model of the human small airway in which lung inflammatory diseases, such as COPD and asthma, can be studied outside of the human body.