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Health News - Asthma/Respiratory

Switching to cleaner heating oils could prevent health problems
With temperatures dipping, homeowners are firing up their heaters. But systems that require heating oil release fine particles outside that could have harmful health effects. (Medical News Today)

Only 18 states require federally mandated follow-up services for children with lead poisoning
The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) and Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University released Healthcare Financing of Healthy Homes Services: Findings from... (Medical News Today)

European lung groups voice concern over 'COPD timebomb'
Results from a new survey looking at the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) across 11 European countries have highlighted continued low public awareness of COPD,1 despite the... (Medical News Today)

Pioneering research aims to reduce asthma deaths in the UK
Leading researcher Dr. Andrew Wilson from the University of East Anglia has been awarded £1. (Medical News Today)

Care improved overall for COPD patients, but some hospitals still falling short, UK
COPD: Who Cares?, the report from the national Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) audit published 19 November 2014, has found that standards of care for patients with COPD have improved... (Medical News Today)

High incidence of bowel disease seen in people with lung conditions
People with airway diseases, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), have a higher incidence of inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative... (Medical News Today)

Laboratory breakthrough offers promise for spinal cord injury patients to breathe on their own again
Case Western Reserve researchers have developed a procedure that restores function to muscles involved in the control of breathing - even when they have been paralyzed for more than a year. (Medical News Today)

Sequencing of ferret genome offers clues to respiratory diseases
In what is likely to be a major step forward in the study of influenza, cystic fibrosis and other human diseases, an international research effort has a draft sequence of the ferret genome. (Medical News Today)

Heart attack an elevated risk for patients with active asthma
Patients with active asthma - such as any use of asthma medications, and unscheduled office or emergency visits for asthma - are at a twofold risk of having a heart attack, according to Mayo Clinic... (Medical News Today)

WHO call for action to prevent deaths from drowning
The World Health Organization have issued a new report that calls for global action to prevent the 372,000 deaths every year due to drowning. (Medical News Today)

Coaching parents over the phone improves children's asthma treatment
Managing childhood asthma is difficult. Rather than giving daily medications - even when children feel well - many parents treat asthma only when symptoms become severe. (Medical News Today)

Amoxicillin use linked to diarrhea and thrush
New research has found that the frequently prescribed antibiotic amoxicillin is associated with adverse effects that could well be under-reported. (Medical News Today)

Decline in ability to perform daily tasks an increased risk for older women with breathing problems during sleep
Older women with disordered breathing during sleep were found to be at greater risk of decline in the ability to perform daily activities, such as grocery shopping and meal preparation, according to... (Medical News Today)

"Not just a flavoring:" menthol and nicotine, combined, desensitize airway receptors
Menthol acts in combination with nicotine to desensitize receptors in lungs' airways that are responsible for nicotine's irritation, say neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center... (Medical News Today)

Active asthma may significantly raise risk of heart attack
Recent asthma symptoms or asthma that requires daily medication may significantly raise the risk of heart attack, according to two research papers presented at the American Heart Association's... (Medical News Today)

Wits study shows vaccination leads to critical decline in pneumococcal disease and antibiotic resistance in South Africa
Wits University and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) released a new study, led by Wits academics, showing rates of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) - including cases... (Medical News Today)

Vaccination leads to decline in pneumococcal disease and antibiotic resistance
Reductions in disease among children and adults due to direct and indirect effects of vaccineWits University and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) released a new study, led... (Medical News Today)

Studies flawed by contamination may have prematurely proposed links to disease
Many published microbiome studies are likely to have been contaminated and may incorrectly report the presence of microorganisms unintentionally introduced from the laboratory environment, says a... (Medical News Today)

UEA research shows lung disease case finding in pharmacies could save £264 million
Using community pharmacies to identify undiagnosed cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at an early stage could save £264 million a year according to new research from the... (Medical News Today)

Researchers synthetize active molecules against drug-resistant mutants of influenza A virus
The influenza A virus is a contagious and severe respiratory infection that affects animals but also humans. (Medical News Today)

More asthma symptoms caused by mouse infestations than cockroach exposure
Past research has been inconsistent in determining the relative effects of mouse droppings vs. cockroach exposure on asthma in children. (Medical News Today)

Older adults with obstructive airway disease have overlapping characteristics of asthma and COPD
Coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath are symptoms asthma sufferers are used to. They are also the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Medical News Today)

Pediatric admissions reduced by pneumonia vaccine
In Tennessee, the introduction in 2010 of a new pneumococcal vaccine for infants and young children coincides with a 27 percent decline in pneumonia hospital admissions across the state among... (Medical News Today)

Seeking the best information for controlling asthma
Studies show teens know more, and most popular videos don't have best infoAsthma symptoms affect an estimated 26 million Americans and are one of the leading causes of work and school absences. (Medical News Today)

Children's lungs adversely affected by indoor air pollution
Children with asthma and hay fever often struggle with their breathing. Add secondhand smoke, kerosene and biomass fuel to the mix and allergy and asthma symptoms increase. (Medical News Today)

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)

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)

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