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Health News - Asthma/Respiratory

Drugs used to treat lung disease work with the body clock
Scientists from The University of Manchester have discovered why medication to treat asthma and pneumonia can become ineffective. (Medical News Today)

New drugs to combat chronic inflammatory diseases
Science and industry are collaborating to develop future pharmaceuticals for treating chronic inflammatory diseases. The medicines will combat immunological processes that have gone wrong. (Medical News Today)

Study finds evidence that could help drug developers improve compounds aimed at correcting CFTR proteins in cystic fibrosis
In lab experiments using tissue samples cultured from cystic fibrosis patients, scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Marsico Lung Institute have shown that a new CF drug counteracts... (Medical News Today)

Study examines postoperative pneumonia prevention program in surgical ward
A postoperative pneumonia prevention program for patients in the surgical ward at a California Veterans Affairs hospital lowered the case rate for the condition, which can cause significant... (Medical News Today)

Air samples found to contain Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus in Saudi Arabian camel barn
Saudi Arabian researchers have detected genetic fragments of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the air of a barn holding a camel infected with the virus. (Medical News Today)

New diagnostic tool for valley fever, spread by desert dust
On July 5, 2011, a massive wall of dust, ("haboob," in Arabic), blanketed Phoenix, Arizona, creating an awesome spectacle, (or stubborn nuisance, depending on your perspective). (Medical News Today)

Asthma: just believing an odor is harmful 'could trigger airway inflammation'
For asthmatics, 'it's not just what you smell, but also what you think you smell.' Researchers found that just believing an odor is harmful can cause airway inflammation. (Medical News Today)

Expert guidance for healthcare professionals to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia
Thousands of critically ill patients on life support develop ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) each year. (Medical News Today)

Likely origin discovered of virulent lung fungus invading Pacific Northwest
Cryptococcus gattii, a virulent fungus that has invaded the Pacific Northwest is highly adaptive and warrants global "public health vigilance," according to a study by an international team led by... (Medical News Today)

Asthma medication linked to growth suppression in children
A review of past studies has found that inhaled corticosteroids used to treat asthma could result in restricting the growth of children who have the condition. (Medical News Today)

Progress in allergic asthma research after ingestion of fruits
Researchers at the UPM suggest that the interaction between two proteins can be the responsible for the allergic asthma episodes after eating an infected fruit. (Medical News Today)

Respiratory tract microbes may protect against severe illness from the flu
Many studies have shown that more severe illness and even death are likely to result if you develop a secondary respiratory infection after developing influenza. (Medical News Today)

The risk of inflammatory bowel diseases halved in children growing up on a livestock farm
New research conducted at Aarhus University has revealed that people who have grown up on a farm with livestock are only half as likely as their urban counterparts to develop the most common... (Medical News Today)

First ever free IPF information packs now available in UK
The British Lung Foundation (BLF) has published the first ever comprehensive idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) information packs available to doctors, nurses and physiotherapists to share with... (Medical News Today)

Active genetic neighborhoods scoured for genes that can be targeted to treat asthmatic disease
In a study published in the scientific journal Nature Immunology, a group at the La Jolla Institute (LJI) led by Pandurangan Vijayanand, Ph.D. (Medical News Today)

How the immune system prevents lethal bacteria from causing invasive disease
An important development in understanding how the bacterium that causes pneumonia, meningitis and septicaemia remains harmlessly in the nose and throat has been discovered at the University of... (Medical News Today)

Deployment exposures likely responsible for respiratory symptoms in returning veterans
In a new study of the causes underlying respiratory symptoms in military personnel returning from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, a large percentage of veterans had non-specific symptoms that did not... (Medical News Today)

Alcoholic fatty lung: fat damages the lungs of heavy drinkers
Heavy drinking damages the body in many ways. In addition to liver failure, alcoholics are at a much greater risk of developing pneumonia and life threatening acute respiratory distress syndrome... (Medical News Today)

EU project Bestcilia pushes the research on Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia forward
Primary ciliary diskinesia (PCD) is a rare, genetic respiratory tract disorder leading to progressive lung dysfunction. (Medical News Today)

Oxygen therapy is like a prescription drug: Use it rationally
An optimum amount of oxygen is essential for the functioning and survival of all body tissues and even a few minutes deprivation can prove fatal. (Medical News Today)

Interferons and viral infections
Respiratory and intestinal infections caused by RNA viruses stimulate infected cells to produce interferons, which can act alone or in combination to block virus replication. (Medical News Today)

Reducing home secondhand smoke exposure through motivational interviewing
A Johns Hopkins-led research team has found that motivational interviewing, along with standard education and awareness programs, significantly reduced secondhand smoke exposure among children living... (Medical News Today)

Gender differences in use of mental health services
Women with chronic physical illnesses are more likely to use mental health services than men with similar illnesses; they also seek out mental health services six months earlier than those same men... (Medical News Today)

New wearable device uses breathing patterns to track state of mind
A new piece of self-tracking equipment called Spire claims to offer something unavailable elsewhere: monitoring breathing to provide benefits for both mind and body. (Medical News Today)

Control of air pollution associated with lower death rates in North Carolina
National and state air pollution controls that went into effect in the early 1990s coincide with decreasing death rates from emphysema, asthma and pneumonia among people in North Carolina, according... (Medical News Today)

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)

Vitamin D Supplements May Not Help Ease Asthma
Title: Vitamin D Supplements May Not Help Ease Asthma
Category: Health News
Created: 5/18/2014 5:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 5/19/2014 (Medicine Net)

Study Probes Link Between Early Antibiotic Use, Asthma
Title: Study Probes Link Between Early Antibiotic Use, Asthma
Category: Health News
Created: 5/15/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/15/2014 (Medicine Net)

Asthma Linked to Bone Loss in Study
Title: Asthma Linked to Bone Loss in Study
Category: Health News
Created: 5/7/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 5/8/2014 (Medicine Net)

Asthma Medications
Title: Asthma Medications
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 2/4/2009 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/23/2014 (Medicine Net)

Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution: Study
Title: Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 4/15/2014 5:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/16/2014 (Medicine Net)

Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births, Kids' Asthma Attacks
Title: Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births, Kids' Asthma Attacks
Category: Health News
Created: 3/28/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/28/2014 (Medicine Net)

Traffic Smog Tied to Hospital Stays for White Kids With Asthma
Title: Traffic Smog Tied to Hospital Stays for White Kids With Asthma
Category: Health News
Created: 3/27/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/27/2014 (Medicine Net)

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