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Health News - Asthma/Respiratory

Older mice protected from common type of pneumonia by vitamin E supplementation
Extra vitamin E protected older mice from a bacterial infection that commonly causes pneumonia. (Medical News Today)

Use of corn ethanol or electricity from coal to power vehicles worse than gasoline for public health
Driving vehicles that use electricity from renewable energy instead of gasoline could reduce the resulting deaths due to air pollution by 70 percent. (Medical News Today)

New flooring can lead to breathing problems in babies, even if laid during pregnancy
New flooring in the living environment of pregnant women significantly increases the risk of infants to suffer from respiratory diseases in their first year of life. (Medical News Today)

Majority of weight loss occurs 'via breathing'
Researchers have stated that when weight is lost, the majority of fat leaves the body in the form of carbon dioxide, making the lungs the primary excretory organ for weight loss. (Medical News Today)

Epidemic status unlikely to be reached by Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is an emerging virus, with the first case reported in 2012. (Medical News Today)

Groundbreaking new diagnostic technique from Ground Zero to the playground
For the firefighters and rescue workers conducting the rescue and cleanup operations at Ground Zero from September 2001 to May 2002, exposure to hazardous airborne particles led to a disturbing "WTC... (Medical News Today)

Emphysema on CT an important independent risk factor for death
Emphysema-like lung found on computed tomography (CT) is associated with an increased risk for mortality among people without airflow obstruction or COPD, according to a study published in Annals... (Medical News Today)

Asthma risks 'may be boosted by energy efficient homes'
A study from UK-based researchers suggests that the British government's drive toward more energy efficient homes may have adverse effects for occupants with asthma. (Medical News Today)

VR475 shown significant benefit in a Phase IIb/III trial for severe asthma
Vectura Group plc has announced the publication in the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) of a clinical study demonstrating positive results from its Phase IIb/III (Acti-AICS-001) clinical trial... (Medical News Today)

Bed-sharing toddlers 'more likely to develop asthma in later childhood'
Examining an association between toddlers who share the bed with their parents and risk of asthma later in childhood, researchers suggest that the link is multifactorial. (Medical News Today)

Lower infant death rate than previously thought from respiratory syncytial virus
It's a virus that has long been characterized as dangerous and even deadly, but new research shows infant deaths from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are actually quite uncommon in the 21st century. (Medical News Today)

Asthma data shows no additional clinical efficacy benefits for ICS-treatments with a small particle size
GSK has presented data at the British Thoracic Society (BTS) meeting from a systematic analysis of 25 randomised control studies (RCTs), including a meta-analysis of three key efficacy outcomes... (Medical News Today)

BHF urges UK Government to act on new recommendations to cut air pollution
The British Heart Foundation is urging the UK Government to take immediate action to improve air quality following the release of a new report by the Environmental Audit Committee. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin C may help people who suffer from airway obstruction or respiratory symptoms after exercise
Vitamin C may reduce bronchoconstriction and respiratory symptoms caused by exercise according to a study published in Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology. (Medical News Today)

Scientists aiming to neutralize the asthma trigger
Current asthma treatments can alleviate wheezing, coughing and other symptoms felt by millions of Americans every year, but they don't get to the root cause of the condition. (Medical News Today)

Urgent action needed for long stay patients with severe mental heath problems suffering from lung disease
The rate of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a collection of mainly smoking-related lung diseases, could be substantially higher among people on long-stay psychiatric wards than the... (Medical News Today)

Doctors use pioneering air-cleaning device to help cut asthma attacks
Doctors in Southampton are trialling a pioneering air-cleaning device that could help patients with severe asthma - while they sleep. (Medical News Today)

Regenstrief and IU study: Wake Up and Breathe program benefits ICU patients
Researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research report that waking intensive care unit patients and having them breathe on their own decreased both... (Medical News Today)

UK on verge of steep lung disease rise in young adults - due to heavy spliff smoking?
The UK needs to be prepared for a steep rise in the number of young adults affected by a severe form of lung disease due to their regular cannabis and tobacco use - lung specialists will tell the... (Medical News Today)

New CT service speeds up assessment of patients at lower risk of lung cancer diagnosis, UK
A new CT Chest service for GPs in Salford is helping speed up assessment of 'lower risk' cases for potential lung cancer and helping reduce patient anxiety, according to new research being... (Medical News Today)

Respiratory virtual clinics improve COPD care and add value
Multidisciplinary virtual clinics are an innovative way to bring together hospital lung specialists and primary care clinicians to improve the care of people with long term lung conditions like... (Medical News Today)

New urine test could help ensure children receive the right level of treatment to prevent future asthma attacks
A new urine test could help ensure asthmatic children receive the level of medication they need to manage their illness better and prevent future asthma attacks, according to new research being... (Medical News Today)

Movements help measure child sleep problems for better diagnosis
A study to accurately determine whether sleep disturbances stem from breathing problems will allow children to get the help they need. (Medical News Today)

Patients with severe emphysema benefit from lung treatment
The first long-term clinical trial on the use of Lung Volume Reduction (LVR-) Coil treatment in patients with severe emphysema has found that the minimally-invasive therapy, which enables the lung to... (Medical News Today)

'Therapy' dolphin receives therapeutic bronchoscopy
In a remarkable collaborative effort between human and veterinary clinicians, a 29-year-old bottlenose dolphin recently underwent therapeutic bronchoscopy to treat airway narrowing, or stenosis, that... (Medical News Today)

Title: Asthma
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/12/2014 (Medicine Net)

Raised Asthma Risk Seen for Toddlers Who Share Bed With Parents
Title: Raised Asthma Risk Seen for Toddlers Who Share Bed With Parents
Category: Health News
Created: 12/11/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/11/2014 (Medicine Net)

Exercise Preventing Asthma?
Title: Exercise Preventing Asthma?
Category: Doctor's Views
Created: 3/29/2001 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/9/2014 (Medicine Net)

Urine Test for Kids With Asthma Shows Promise
Title: Urine Test for Kids With Asthma Shows Promise
Category: Health News
Created: 12/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/8/2014 (Medicine Net)

No Link Between Acetaminophen in Pregnancy, Asthma in Kids: Study
Title: No Link Between Acetaminophen in Pregnancy, Asthma in Kids: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 11/26/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/26/2014 (Medicine Net)

Asthma Raises Heart Attack Risk, Research Suggests
Title: Asthma Raises Heart Attack Risk, Research Suggests
Category: Health News
Created: 11/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/17/2014 (Medicine Net)

Poor Quality Housing Tied to Higher Asthma Rates Among Kids
Title: Poor Quality Housing Tied to Higher Asthma Rates Among Kids
Category: Health News
Created: 11/4/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/5/2014 (Medicine Net)

Adult Asthma Linked to Higher Dementia Risk
Title: Adult Asthma Linked to Higher Dementia Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 11/1/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/3/2014 (Medicine Net)

New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks
Title: New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks
Category: Health News
Created: 10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/2/2014 (Medicine Net)

Small Heart, Stroke Risks From Asthma Drug: FDA
Title: Small Heart, Stroke Risks From Asthma Drug: FDA
Category: Health News
Created: 9/30/2014 11:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/30/2014 (Medicine Net)

Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says
Title: Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says
Category: Health News
Created: 9/23/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/23/2014 (Medicine Net)

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