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Health News - Asthma/Respiratory

Combination therapy for COPD associated with better outcomes
Among older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), particularly those with asthma, newly prescribed long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs) and inhaled corticosteroid combination... (Medical News Today)

Breathe Technologies receives CE Mark approval for Non-Invasive Open Ventilation (NIOV) system
Breathe Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of innovative medical technologies for patients with respiratory insufficiency diseases and neuromuscular diseases, has announced that it received... (Medical News Today)

Pitt-developed vaccine proves effective against deadly Middle East virus
A vaccine developed by an international team of scientists led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine successfully protects mice against a contagious and deadly virus spreading across... (Medical News Today)

The importance of commensal bacteria to immune response in lung
Studies in mice demonstrate that signals from the bacteria that harmlessly - and often beneficially - inhabit the human gastrointestinal tract boost the immune system's ability to kill a major... (Medical News Today)

Antibiotics are 'overprescribed' among children for respiratory infections
Up to 11.4 million prescriptions for antibiotics to treat respiratory infections among children each year are 'unnecessary,' according to a new meta-analysis. (Medical News Today)

Diseases result from gene mutations linked to a molecular motor responsible for human development
Another mystery of the human body has been solved by scientists who have identified how a molecular motor essential for human development works. (Medical News Today)

Benralizumab Phase II COPD study published
AstraZeneca has announced that The Lancet Respiratory Medicine has published encouraging safety and efficacy data from a Phase IIa study evaluating its novel investigational monoclonal antibody... (Medical News Today)

Data shows that nintedanib slowed lung function decline in patients independent of their lung function impairment at baseline
A pre-specified subgroup analysis from the two replicate Phase III INPULSIS™ trials, presented today in at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in Munich, showed... (Medical News Today)

Phase III trials of pirfenidone show favourable and persistent treatment benefit on disease progression in patients with IDF up to 72 weeks
InterMune®, Inc. has presented the results of pooled analyses of data from three multinational, randomised phase III trials (ASCEND [Study 016] and CAPACITY [Studies 004 and 006]) that provide... (Medical News Today)

New antibody-based treatment improves severe asthma care
A team of researchers at McMaster University and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton have successfully evaluated a new, antibody-based drug for certain patients with severe asthma. (Medical News Today)

Every child with asthma, food allergies should have a school emergency plan
Only one in four students with asthma and half of children with food allergies have emergency health management plans in place at school, leaving schools inadequately prepared to manage daily needs... (Medical News Today)

Central line infections and ventilator pneumonias decline nationwide
Hospitals across the country have seen sharp declines in rates of central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) and ventilator-associated pneumonias (VAPs) among critically ill neonates... (Medical News Today)

Using plants to produce enzyme may provide treatment for high blood pressure in lungs
Using plant leaves to produce and deliver a key enzyme may improve treatment for life-threatening high blood pressure in the lungs, according to a study presented at the American Heart... (Medical News Today)

Investigating why asthma sufferers struggle with respiratory viruses
Study finds a key immune response to viruses is intact in asthma sufferers, suggesting the reason they struggle with respiratory viruses must lie elsewhere in the immune system. (Medical News Today)

Assessing risk of lung disease through contact with birds
Ornamental birds and feather pillows, plus daily exposure to pigeons may contribute to the development hypersensitive pneumonitis, a disease that can cause irreversible damage to the lungs. (Medical News Today)

New compound inhibits enzyme crucial to MERS and SARS viruses, with a catch
Scientists at the University of Illinois, Chicago, have identified a compound that effectively inhibits an enzyme crucial to the viruses that cause Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe... (Medical News Today)

Study: once-daily Ultibro® Breezhaler® is superior in reducing COPD flare ups compared to Seretide®
Novartis has presented new data that demonstrated once-daily Ultibro® Breezhaler® (indacaterol/glycopyrronium bromide) was superior in reducing exacerbations (flare ups) and improving lung... (Medical News Today)

TONADO™ study shows further lung function and quality of life benefits with tiotropium + olodaterol Respimat® fixed dose combination in COPD
Data from the pivotal Phase III TONADO™ studies† for tiotropium + olodaterol Respimat® fixed dose combination (FDC) were presented for the first time at the European Respiratory Society... (Medical News Today)

Studies relating to e-cigarettes presented at the ERS Congress
The latest evidence on the potential benefits and risks of e-cigarettes has been presented at the European Respiratory Society's International Congress in Munich. (Medical News Today)

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) cases linked with asbestos exposure
A proportion of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) cases may be linked with asbestos exposure, according to the results of a new study. (Medical News Today)

Birth measurements could predict lung health in teen years
A new study has found that factors, such as birth weight, gestational age at birth and lung function, growth and other measures at 8 years, can be used to predict lung function during mid to late... (Medical News Today)

Study sheds light on how stem cells can be used to treat lung disease
A new study has revealed how stem cells work to improve lung function in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). (Medical News Today)

No long-term harmful effects on sleep in premature infants administered caffeine therapy for apnea
Caffeine therapy for apnea of prematurity has no long-term harmful effects on sleep or control of breathing, according to a new study of 201 preterm children assessed at ages 5-12, the first study in... (Medical News Today)

Study finds tear gas could have temporary impact on lung health
The effects of tear gas are not just short term and could be experienced for up to two weeks after the event, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

Increased asthma risk for babies whose father smokes before conception
The first study to assess how fathers' pre-conception smoking habits can affect offspring finds a link between increased asthma risk in babies and the father's smoking history. (Medical News Today)

Smoking Before Fatherhood May Raise Asthma Risk in Kids: Study
Title: Smoking Before Fatherhood May Raise Asthma Risk in Kids: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 9/8/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/9/2014 (Medicine Net)

Putting Baby to Sleep on Animal Fur May Lower Asthma Risk: Study
Title: Putting Baby to Sleep on Animal Fur May Lower Asthma Risk: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 9/7/2014 7:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/8/2014 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Things That Can Trigger Asthma
Title: Health Tip: Things That Can Trigger Asthma
Category: Health News
Created: 9/4/2014 7:36:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/4/2014 (Medicine Net)

bitolterol mesylate, Tornalate
Title: bitolterol mesylate, Tornalate
Category: Medications
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/27/2014 (Medicine Net)

FDA OKs New Once-Daily Asthma Treatment
Title: FDA OKs New Once-Daily Asthma Treatment
Category: Health News
Created: 8/22/2014 11:01:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/22/2014 (Medicine Net)

Older Women With Asthma Face Worse Health Outcomes
Title: Older Women With Asthma Face Worse Health Outcomes
Category: Health News
Created: 8/1/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/1/2014 (Medicine Net)

Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms
Title: Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms
Category: Health News
Created: 7/30/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/31/2014 (Medicine Net)

New Inhaled Drug Shows Promise Against Asthma, Allergies
Title: New Inhaled Drug Shows Promise Against Asthma, Allergies
Category: Health News
Created: 7/2/2014 2:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/3/2014 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Take it Easy on Chemical Cleaners
Title: Health Tip: Take it Easy on Chemical Cleaners
Category: Health News
Created: 7/3/2014 7:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/3/2014 (Medicine Net)

Yoga May Not Help Ease Asthma, Study Suggests
Title: Yoga May Not Help Ease Asthma, Study Suggests
Category: Health News
Created: 6/5/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 6/6/2014 (Medicine Net)

Costs a Barrier to Asthma Care for Some Kids
Title: Costs a Barrier to Asthma Care for Some Kids
Category: Health News
Created: 5/22/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/22/2014 (Medicine Net)

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