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Health News - Asthma/Respiratory

Moderate lifetime marijuana smoking linked to airway irritation but not lung function
A research study based on analysis of publicly available data has found that recent marijuana use was associated with symptoms of airway inflammation, but that moderate lifetime use was not... (Medical News Today)

Asthma: Medical Research Council announce £4.8 million investment in innovative new research programme
The Medical Research Council (MRC) has announced a £4.8 million investment in an innovative new research programme that aims to transform the way severe asthma is diagnosed and managed and to pave... (Medical News Today)

Respiratory chain: Protein complex structure revealed
Biochemists unlocked the structure of mitochondrial complex 1, a large protein complex in the respiratory chain, and at the same time learned new aspects of its functionMitochondria produce ATP... (Medical News Today)

Mold in the home: how big a health problem is it?
Mold can cause a lot of damage in the home, spreading across walls and eating away at wood and fabric. But what effect does it have on the body? (Medical News Today)

3D printed tissue offers viable option for tracheal reconstruction
Three-dimensional (3D) printing can effectively create a biodegradable tracheal segment containing a patient's own cells for use in complex tracheal reconstruction, according to a proof of concept... (Medical News Today)

3-D enzyme model provides new tool for anti-inflammatory drug development
Researchers develop first computer models of phospholipase A2 enzymes extracting their substrates out of the cell membrane, an early step in inflammationPhospholipase A2 (PLA2) enzymes are known... (Medical News Today)

Hospitalization for pneumonia associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease
Hospitalization with pneumonia in older adults was associated with an increased short-term and long-term risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), suggesting that pneumonia may be an important risk... (Medical News Today)

Identification of new cellular pathway triggering allergic asthma response
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, with collaborators in Korea and Scotland, have identified a novel signaling pathway critical to the immune response of cells... (Medical News Today)

Urban living may not be to blame for asthma epidemic
A new study suggests that demographic factors such as race, ethnicity and income are more significant risk factors for asthma than physical surroundings. (Medical News Today)

'Missing heritability' in asthma not explained by rare mutations
Despite a strong suspected link between genetics and asthma, commonly found genetic mutations account for only a small part of the risk for developing the disease - a problem known as missing... (Medical News Today)

Leading microbiologist warns of killer fungi's increasing threat
A leading microbiologist has warned of the increasing threat that killer fungi poses to humans and the environment. (Medical News Today)

Why risk of emphysema is increased in smokers
Mutations in a gene that helps repair damaged chromosome ends may make smokers -- especially female smokers -- more susceptible to emphysema, according to results of a new study led by Johns Hopkins... (Medical News Today)

Diagnosis and treatment of severe asthma are inadequate
Asthma is a common disease. It has increased significantly over the last hundred years and now affects between 1 in 10 and 1 in 20 people in Europe. (Medical News Today)

Boosting the immune system of city dwellers
A new project attempts to find solutions to allergies and other immune defence disorders using methods from medicine and urban design. (Medical News Today)

More clues to how drug reverses obesity, diabetes, fatty liver disease
Researchers at the University of Michigan have identified how a promising drug in clinical trials for the treatment of obesity and related metabolic disorders improves the metabolism of sugar by... (Medical News Today)

Doctors find psychological input can help reduce symptoms of severe asthma
Doctors in Southampton have found input from a psychologist can significantly reduce symptoms and hospital admissions among patients with severe asthma. Around 10% of the 5. (Medical News Today)

Brain protein found to aid influenza recovery
Washington State University Spokane scientists have found a brain protein that boosts the healing power of sleep and speeds an animal's recovery from the flu. (Medical News Today)

Cellular mechanism uncovered that protects lungs during severe infections
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered a novel molecular mechanism that tightens the bonds between the cells that line blood vessels to form a leak-proof barrier. (Medical News Today)

Researchers find potential new target for acute respiratory distress syndrome
Severe lung infections can often lead to fatal acute respiratory distress syndrome. Now a study has uncovered a protective mechanism in the lungs that may offer a treatment target. (Medical News Today)

Study shows how vulnerable our genetic machinery can be to air pollution
Just two hours of exposure to diesel exhaust fumes can lead to fundamental health-related changes in biology by switching some genes on, while switching others off, according to researchers at the... (Medical News Today)

Asthma Society of Canada disappointed with Air Canada's refusal to accommodate passengers with a severe allergic disability
The Asthma Society of Canada expressed both disappointment and concern today with the Federal Court of Appeal's decision to set aside a ruling from the Canadian Transportation Agency requiring... (Medical News Today)

Circassia completes recruitment for cat allergy treatment pivotal phase III study
Circassia Pharmaceuticals plc, a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on allergy, has announced that it has completed recruitment into the pivotal phase III study of its cat allergy... (Medical News Today)

Doctors warn flu strain is causing 'significant rise' in hospital admissions, UK
Respiratory experts in Southampton have warned a strain of flu not covered by the seasonal vaccine is contributing to a significant rise in emergency hospital admissions. (Medical News Today)

Potential for inhalable vaccines for influenza, pneumonia, with new approach
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University have uncovered a novel approach to creating inhalable vaccines using nanoparticles that shows... (Medical News Today)

Respiratory syncytial virus infection may be associated with higher risk for bacterial pneumonia
Two common and sometimes dangerous respiratory diseases, a viral one caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and a bacterial one caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae may be linked, suggests a... (Medical News Today)

hydrocortisone oral, A-Hydrocort, Solu-CORTEE, Cortef
Title: hydrocortisone oral, A-Hydrocort, Solu-CORTEE, Cortef
Category: Medications
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/29/2015 (Medicine Net)

albuterol, Ventolin HFA, Proventil-HFA, Vospire ER, ProAir HFA
Title: albuterol, Ventolin HFA, Proventil-HFA, Vospire ER, ProAir HFA
Category: Medications
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/27/2015 (Medicine Net)

Researchers Rethink Inner-City Asthma Theory
Title: Researchers Rethink Inner-City Asthma Theory
Category: Health News
Created: 1/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/20/2015 (Medicine Net)

Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea
Title: Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea
Category: Health News
Created: 1/13/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/14/2015 (Medicine Net)

montelukast, Singulair
Title: montelukast, Singulair
Category: Medications
Created: 6/6/1999 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/12/2015 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Triggering Asthma Attacks
Title: Health Tip: Triggering Asthma Attacks
Category: Health News
Created: 1/9/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/9/2015 (Medicine Net)

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)

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