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Health News - Asthma/Respiratory

Scientists make breakthrough in developing MERS vaccines
New York Blood Center has announced groundbreaking findings toward the development of vaccines for the prevention of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. (Medical News Today)

Schools environment associated with asthma symptoms
Do air-borne allergens in schools affect students' asthma symptoms?A new article by Wanda Phipatanakul, M.D., M.S. (Medical News Today)

Can Essential Oils be Used for Treating Asthma?
Can people with asthma use essential oils to treat their symptoms? Learn about which oils may be of benefit, along with possible risks and precautions. (Medical News Today)

Good news for kids recovering from complex pneumonia
In some good news for families of children recovering from complex pneumonia, doctors recommend in a study published by Pediatrics it's better to send kids home from the hospital with oral instead... (Medical News Today)

Vitamin D reduces respiratory infections, says CU Anschutz study
Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that high doses of vitamin D reduce the incidence of acute respiratory illness (ARI) in older, long-term care residents. (Medical News Today)

UK burden of fungal asthma greatly exceeds prior estimates new study warns
Experts are warning of a significant increase in the number of people in the UK who are living with invasive and serious fungal diseases that affect the lungs, bloodstream and brain and can... (Medical News Today)

Cough Variant Asthma: Symptoms, Triggers, and Treatment
What is cough variant asthma, how does it differ from other types of asthma, and what are its causes? Learn about the diagnosis and prevention of CVA here. (Medical News Today)

Teens with asthma almost twice as likely to smoke as their healthy counterparts
Study finds they believe it lessens their anxiety and stress.Curiosity is a driving factor in why most kids start smoking, and the same is true for kids with asthma. (Medical News Today)

Using lung function tests to diagnose COPD can help patients and reduce health care costs
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) would benefit if pulmonary function testing was used more consistently to diagnose the condition, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian... (Medical News Today)

Multi-drug resistant infection spreading globally among cystic fibrosis patients
A multi-drug resistant infection that can cause life-threatening illness in people with cystic fibrosis (CF) and can spread from patient to patient has spread globally and is becoming increasingly... (Medical News Today)

CHEST experts issue advice for investigating occupational and environmental causes of chronic cough
Although the understanding of cough triggered by occupational and environmental causes has improved, experts say there is still a gap between current guidelines and clinical practice. (Medical News Today)

Blue inhalers save lives - standard colour needed to prevent asthma deaths
Patients' lives could be put at risk if pharmaceutical companies stray away from the widely recognised colour coding of inhalers used to treat asthma. (Medical News Today)

Novel approach in primary care setting may help identify patients with COPD
With five simple questions and an inexpensive peak expiratory flow (PEF) meter, primary care clinicians may be able to diagnose many more patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or... (Medical News Today)

Asthma study provides 'paradigm shift' in understanding of life-threatening condition
A new study led by the University of Leicester to understand how to improve the health of severe asthma patients has made a breakthrough finding. (Medical News Today)

Hookworms could help treat asthma
Research in asthma mouse models and human cells reveals how a protein secreted by hookworms may suppress airway inflammation in response to allergens. (Medical News Today)

Why Is There a Metallic Taste in My Mouth?
Learn about the origin, diagnosis, available treatments, and if there should be concern if an unexplained metallic taste is present in the mouth. (Medical News Today)

COPD patients with moderately low oxygen deficiencies don't benefit from long-term oxygen
A newly published study of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) concludes that long-term supplemental oxygen treatment results in little or no change in time to death, time to... (Medical News Today)

'Airway-on-a-chip' could yield new treatments for COPD
Researchers have developed an 'airway-on-a-chip' that can test the effects of various smoking patterns on living human airway cells. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin E can modify the risk of pneumonia in some older men depending on their life style
The effect of vitamin E on health outcomes may depend on various characteristics of people and their lifestyles. (Medical News Today)

Fragranced products: Risks for people and profits?
A University of Melbourne researcher has found that over one-third of Americans report health problems - from asthma attacks to migraine headaches - when exposed to common fragranced consumer... (Medical News Today)

Calcium induces chronic lung infections
The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a life-threatening pathogen in hospitals. About ten percent of all nosocomial infections, in particular pneumonia, are caused by this pathogen. (Medical News Today)

Active agent from the Caribbean sea cucumber could improve treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma
Researchers at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital have discovered a new option for treating malignant pleural mesothelioma. (Medical News Today)

NIH study determines key differences between allergic and non-allergic dust mite proteins
Finding may lead to better therapies for individuals with dust mite allergies. (Medical News Today)

Infants in Northern Canada face the highest rates of respiratory infection in the world
Providing antibody to infants could prove lifesaving.Infants in Canada's north are facing alarming rates of respiratory infection, but providing an antibody to all infants will prevent hundreds... (Medical News Today)

Tuberculosis and HIV co-infection
The HIV virus increases the potency of the tuberculosis bacterium (Mtb) by affecting a central function of the immune system. (Medical News Today)

ephedrine (oral)
Title: ephedrine (oral)
Category: Medications
Created: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/10/2016 (Medicine Net)

Advair Diskus, Advair HFA (fluticasone and salmeterol oral inhaler)
Title: Advair Diskus, Advair HFA (fluticasone and salmeterol oral inhaler)
Category: Medications
Created: 1/22/2002 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/7/2016 (Medicine Net)

Occupational Asthma
Title: Occupational Asthma
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 6/23/2010 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/1/2016 (Medicine Net)

Clean Home May Help Keep Kids' Asthma in Check
Title: Clean Home May Help Keep Kids' Asthma in Check
Category: Health News
Created: 10/31/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/31/2016 (Medicine Net)

Asthma Medications
Title: Asthma Medications
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 2/4/2009 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/22/2016 (Medicine Net)

Churg-Strauss Syndrome
Title: Churg-Strauss Syndrome
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/7/1998 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/15/2016 (Medicine Net)

Title: Oximetry
Category: Procedures and Tests
Created: 10/13/1998 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/14/2016 (Medicine Net)

New Biologic Drug Tackles Hard-to-Control Asthma
Title: New Biologic Drug Tackles Hard-to-Control Asthma
Category: Health News
Created: 9/7/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/7/2016 (Medicine Net)

Combo Drug for Childhood Asthma Appears Safe in Study
Title: Combo Drug for Childhood Asthma Appears Safe in Study
Category: Health News
Created: 8/31/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/1/2016 (Medicine Net)

Early Virus Raises Asthma Risk in Certain Kids: Study
Title: Early Virus Raises Asthma Risk in Certain Kids: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 8/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/26/2016 (Medicine Net)

Cheap Face Masks Little Help Against Air Pollutants
Title: Cheap Face Masks Little Help Against Air Pollutants
Category: Health News
Created: 8/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/25/2016 (Medicine Net)

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