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Health News - Asthma/Respiratory

No need for needles when premature babies medicated with caffeine
Empa researchers have developed a UV-activated membrane which releases a gentle dose of medication to the skin of a patient. (Medical News Today)

Sequences of enterovirus D68 circulating in St. Louis
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have sequenced the genome of enterovirus D68 sampled from patients treated at St. Louis Children's Hospital. (Medical News Today)

Use of non-invasive open ventilation system in patients with severe respiratory insufficiency improves health status
Results from a retrospective analysis of patients with chronic lung disease conducted by SCIO Health Analytics and validated by leading pulmonologists demonstrated that use of a portable... (Medical News Today)

Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased risk of asthma attacks
For individuals with asthma, having low levels of vitamin D may increase the risk of asthma attacks by 25%, according to a new study from Tel Aviv University. (Medical News Today)

Asthma medications can lead to adverse drug reactions in children
In a new study based on EU adverse drug reaction reports, researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the University of Southern Denmark now document that children's use of asthma medications... (Medical News Today)

Asthmatics with Vitamin D deficiency are 25 percent more likely to experience acute attacks
Asthma, which inflames and narrows the airways, has become more common in recent years. (Medical News Today)

'Breath test' shows promise for diagnosing fungal pneumonia
Many different microbes can cause pneumonia, and treatment may be delayed or off target if doctors cannot tell which bug is the culprit. (Medical News Today)

Proper dental care linked to reduced risk of respiratory infections in ICU patients
New research shows vulnerable patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) who received enhanced oral care from a dentist were at significantly less risk for developing a lower respiratory tract... (Medical News Today)

National University study looks at chronic disease - psychiatric distress link
Mental disorders and chronic diseases have been reported to independently affect half of the US population. (Medical News Today)

Success short treatment against drug-resistant tuberculosis confirmed
The result of 10 years of collaboration between the Damien Foundation Belgium and the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (ITM) could revolutionize global tuberculosis control. (Medical News Today)

Endurance athletes at risk of swimming-induced pulmonary oedema
Endurance athletes taking part in triathlons are at risk of the potentially life-threatening condition of swimming-induced pulmonary oedema. (Medical News Today)

Large-scale study shows dramatic decline in mortality rates for ARDS
The largest study to date of mortality trends in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) shows that the rate of mortality dropped significantly over a 16-year period. (Medical News Today)

New treatment resolves plastic bronchitis, a hazardous airway complication, in child with heart disease
A case study published recently in the journal Pediatrics describes an innovative, minimally invasive procedure that treated plastic bronchitis, a potentially life-threatening disease, in a... (Medical News Today)

Research letter: cigarette purchases, accompany prescription refills at pharmacies
Patients using medication to treat asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), high blood pressure and using oral contraceptives (OC) often purchased cigarettes while filling... (Medical News Today)

Winning the war against Human parainfluenza virus
Researchers at Griffith University's Institute for Glycomics have moved a step closer to identifying a treatment for the dreaded Human parainfluenza virus (hPIV). (Medical News Today)

Study finds inconsistent achievement of guidelines for acute asthma care in hospital EDs
A study comparing the care delivered to patients coming to hospital emergency departments (EDs) for acute asthma attacks in recent years with data gathered more than 15 years earlier finds... (Medical News Today)

Non-smoking life in smoking homes comparable to polluted cities
A study has found that non-smokers are exposed to levels of air particles comparable to living in heavily polluted cities such as London if they live with people who smoke indoors. (Medical News Today)

FDA approves Esbriet to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Esbriet (pirfenidone) for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). (Medical News Today)

FDA approves Ofev to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Ofev (nintedanib) for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). (Medical News Today)

New perspectives for development of an RSV vaccine
Respiratory Syncytial Virus causes severe respiratory tract infections and worldwide claims the lives of 160,000 children each year. (Medical News Today)

Legionnaires' disease incidence and risk factors, New York, USA, 2002-2011
Legionnaires' disease is on the rise; in New York City during 2002-2009, new cases increased by 230%. This bacterial disease is transmitted by inhaling contaminated water droplets. (Medical News Today)

Researchers look to exploit females' natural resistance to infection
Researchers have linked increased resistance to bacterial pneumonia in female mice to an enzyme activated by the female sex hormone estrogen. (Medical News Today)

Awareness of 'sudden unexpected death in epilepsy' low among patients
A series of articles in the journal Epilepsia investigates sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, and finds that only 65% of epilepsy patients are familiar with this risk. (Medical News Today)

CDC develops a new, faster lab test for enterovirus D68
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed and started using a new, faster lab test for detecting enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in specimens from people in the United States with... (Medical News Today)

Health & Safety Executive (HSE) advice on pneumonia jabs for welders "flawed," say experts
The Health & Safety Executive's advice to employers on pneumonia jabs for welders is flawed and needlessly risking lives, say occupational health experts in an opinion piece in the journal Thorax. (Medical News Today)

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)

Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids
Title: Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids
Category: Health News
Created: 9/17/2014 9:36:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/17/2014 (Medicine Net)

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)

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