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Health News - Asthma/Respiratory

An abnormal CD8 T cell response to the influenza virus a problem for alcoholics
It is well known that chronic drinking is associated with an increased incidence and severity of respiratory infections. (Medical News Today)

Savings from healthier air can make up for some or all of the cost of carbon-reduction policies
Lower rates of asthma and other health problems are frequently cited as benefits of policies aimed at cutting carbon emissions from sources like power plants and vehicles, because these policies also... (Medical News Today)

New expert guidance in care of the critically ill and injured while the global health-care community cares for patients with Ebola
The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) announces the immediate release [PDF] of Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: CHEST Consensus Statement in the... (Medical News Today)

Greater Toronto Area still violates Canada's standards for ozone air pollution despite a significant reduction in smog-producing toxins
A new study shows that while the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has significantly reduced some of the toxins that contribute to smog, the city continues to violate the Canada-wide standards for ozone air... (Medical News Today)

New marmoset model of severe MERS-CoV disease
National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists have found that Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in marmosets closely mimics the severe pneumonia experienced by people... (Medical News Today)

Users of codeine-containing cough syrups found to have white-matter deficits
An imaging study of chronic users of codeine-containing cough syrups (CCS) has found deficits in specific regions of brain white matter and associates these changes with increased impulsivity in CCS... (Medical News Today)

The marmoset animal model recapitulates severe disease symptoms of MERS coronavirus infection in humans
An article published on August 21st in PLOS Pathogens reports the first animal model that recapitulates the severe and sometimes lethal respiratory symptoms seen in human patients and suggests that... (Medical News Today)

Novel drug to treat respiratory depression helps opioid users breathe easier
People taking prescription opioids to treat moderate to severe pain may be able to breathe a little easier, literally. (Medical News Today)

Targeting club cells might be a way to shorten the duration of flu symptoms
A specialized subset of lung cells can shake flu infection, yet they remain stamped with an inflammatory gene signature that wreaks havoc in the lung, according to a study published in The Journal of... (Medical News Today)

Findings suggest over-reliance on pulse oximetry for determining whether children with respiratory infection should be hospitalized
Among infants presenting to a pediatric emergency department with mild to moderate bronchiolitis, those with an artificially elevated oxygen saturation reading were less likely to be hospitalized... (Medical News Today)

Millions at risk from life-threatening asthma attacks
More than three quarters of asthma sufferers are unaware that they may be at risk of a fatal attack, despite thinking their condition is under control, according to new survey results. (Medical News Today)

Increased lung cancer risk associated with previous pulmonary disease
Links between a number of common respiratory diseases and an increased risk of developing lung cancer have been found in a large pooled analysis of seven studies involving more than 25,000... (Medical News Today)

In cystic fibrosis, impaired detachment of mucus from airway glands reduces ability to clear particles and germs from lungs
Mucus is key to keeping our lungs clean and clear of bacteria, viruses, and other foreign particles that can cause infection and inflammation. (Medical News Today)

How immune cells are prevented from turning against the body
When faced with pathogens, the immune system summons a swarm of cells made up of soldiers and peacekeepers. The peacekeeping cells tell the soldier cells to halt fighting when invaders are cleared. (Medical News Today)

Study reveals high food allergy risks among inner-city kids
Children who live in urban areas are more likely to experience allergies to milk, eggs and peanuts, according to a recent study from Johns Hopkins researchers. (Medical News Today)

Major step towards personalised medicine against hereditary autoimmune deficiency
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have found a method to repair the gene mutation causing agammaglobulinemia, an autoimmune deficiency disease that almost exclusively affects boys and... (Medical News Today)

Potential MERS transmission mechanism between bats and humans
Researchers have identified the mechanism used by the deadly MERS virus to transmit from bats to humans. (Medical News Today)

Prognosis of pneumonia: value of respiratory rate often overlooked
Pneumonia - a severe lung infection - is the most common disease calling for hospital admission. More than one out of ten pneumonia patients die of the disease. (Medical News Today)

The body's antibody response can protect rather than destroy the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa
A lung-damaging bacterium turns the body's antibody response in its favor, according to a study published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine. (Medical News Today)

Breakthrough could give new hope to sufferers of Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis is a devastating genetic disease which afflicts over 10,000 children across the country. (Medical News Today)

Set rituals can help older people remember to take their asthma meds
Storing it in the bathroom and making it part of a daily routine may be helpful advice that doctors can give their older asthmatic patients who struggle to remember to take their daily prescribed... (Medical News Today)

Cancer fighter can help battle pneumonia
The tip of an immune molecule known for its skill at fighting cancer may also help patients survive pneumonia, scientists report. (Medical News Today)

Smart bacteria help each other survive
The body's assailants are cleverer than previously thought. New research from Lund University in Sweden shows for the first time how bacteria in the airways can help each other replenish vital iron. (Medical News Today)

Sleep apnea 'does not cause cancer'
Previous research has suggested that sleep apnea may be linked to cancer development. This is challenged by a new, large study, which finds no significant association. (Medical News Today)

Action plan for asthma
If you have asthma, you may have an asthma action plan with a "stoplight system" to help you recognize and respond to changes and understand when symptoms are getting worse and need more attention. (Medical News Today)

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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)

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)

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