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How treating eczema could also alleviate asthma
19 Jan 2018 at 6:01am
Scientists have discovered insights for a possible new therapy for eczema that also reduces the severity of asthma. The findings are an important next step in understanding the relationship between the two inflammatory diseases and to developing effective therapies.
First vaccine in the world developed against grass pollen allergy
18 Jan 2018 at 5:41am
Around 400 million people world-wide suffer in some form or other from a grass pollen allergy (rhinitis) ? with the usual symptoms such as a runny nose, cough and severe breathing problems. Medical researchers have now shown in a Phase II-b study with 180 patients in 11 European centers, that four injections of the synthetically manufactured vaccine BM32 in the first year and a top-up in the second year of treatment relieve the sufferers' symptoms by at least 25%.
Past exposures shape immune response in pediatric acute respiratory infections
12 Jan 2018 at 12:12pm
By analyzing immune cells of children who came to the emergency department with flu symptoms, researchers found that the suite of genes these early-response cells expressed was shaped by factors such as age and previous exposures to viruses. Better understanding how early infections influence long-term immune response has implications for the diagnosis and treatment of young patients who suffer from acute respiratory tract infections.
Asthma costs the US economy more than $80 billion per year
12 Jan 2018 at 6:12am
Asthma costs the US economy more than $80 billion annually in medical expenses, missed work and school days and deaths, according to new research.
Babies stir up clouds of bio-gunk when they crawl
11 Jan 2018 at 11:09am
When babies crawl, their movement across floors, especially carpeted surfaces, kicks up high levels of dirt, skin cells, bacteria, pollen, and fungal spores, a new study has found. The infants inhale a dose of bio bits in their lungs that is four times (per kilogram of body mass) what an adult would breathe walking across the same floor.
Here?s how stress may be making you sick
10 Jan 2018 at 10:29am
A researcher is providing new insight into how certain types of stress interact with immune cells and can regulate how these cells respond to allergens, ultimately causing physical symptoms and disease.
For city kids with asthma, telemedicine and in-school care cut ER visits in half
9 Jan 2018 at 12:09pm
Urban children with asthma who received a combination of telemedicine support and school-based medication therapy were less than half as likely to need an emergency room or hospital visit for their asthma.
Air pollution alerts without enforceable actions may be inadequate in protect...
9 Jan 2018 at 6:18am
The air quality alert programme in Toronto (Canada) had limited effects in protecting the public's health from air pollution between 2003 and 2012, according to an observational study of 2.6 million people.
New loci associated with asthma enriched in epigenetic marks
23 Dec 2017 at 10:47am
Scientists have discovered five new regions of the genome that increase the risk of asthma.
Another test to help clinicians diagnose asthma more accurately
21 Dec 2017 at 9:29am
A meta-analysis shows that fractional exhaled nitrous oxide (FeNO) is a good evidence-based adjunct test for asthma
Obesity can add five weeks of asthma symptoms per year in preschoolers
19 Dec 2017 at 6:13am
Asthma affects almost 1 in 10 children in the US and is a leading cause of emergency room visits and hospitalizations in preschoolers. According to new research, symptoms may be worse for children ages 2 to 5 who are overweight.
Guidelines say no special precautions needed for flu shots for people allergi...
19 Dec 2017 at 6:11am
An updated practice parameter stresses that people with egg allergy should receive their yearly flu shot, and that no special precautions are required.
Exposure to larger air particles linked to increased risk of asthma in children
15 Dec 2017 at 7:53am
Researchers report statistical evidence that children exposed to airborne coarse particulate matter ? a mix of dust, sand and non-exhaust tailpipe emissions, such as tire rubber ? are more likely to develop asthma and need emergency room or hospital treatment for it than unexposed children.
Coarse particulate matter may increase asthma risk
15 Dec 2017 at 6:45am
Children exposed to coarse particulate matter may be more likely to develop asthma and to be treated in an ER or be hospitalized for the condition, according to new research.
Allergens widespread in largest study of US homes
14 Dec 2017 at 11:07am
Allergens are widespread, but highly variable in U.S. homes, according to the nation's largest indoor allergen study to date. Researchers report that over 90 percent of homes had three or more detectable allergens, and 73 percent of homes had at least one allergen at elevated levels.