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Health News - Asthma/Respiratory

Air pollution exposure during pregnancy linked with asthma risk
Babies born to mothers exposed to air pollution from traffic sources during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing asthma before the age of 5 years, according to new findings. (Medical News Today)

Exposure to air pollution 30 years ago associated with increased risk of death
Exposure to air pollution more than 30 years ago may still affect an individual's mortality risk today, according to new research from Imperial College London. (Medical News Today)

Western University physician calls for more public information on the potential risk of household chemicals on pregnant women
A Western University research team is calling on the need for the availability of more information about the risk of common household chemicals for pregnant women.Dr. (Medical News Today)

Most internet resources for IPF are inaccurate, incomplete and outdated
After evaluating content on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on almost 200 websites, researchers with medical backgrounds found that the information on IPF from these sites was often incomplete... (Medical News Today)

Prenatal steroids lower risk of respiratory illness in late preterm infants
Prenatal steroid therapy reduces the chance of respiratory complications among infants born at 34-36 weeks, so-called "late" preterm infants, according to a study by a National Institutes of Health... (Medical News Today)

Using steroids before late preterm delivery reduces neonatal respiratory problems
A multicenter clinical trial led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and NewYork-Presbyterian has found that the use of corticosteroids in mothers at risk for late preterm... (Medical News Today)

First reported autopsy of patient with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection provides critical insights
Three years after first reported MERS-CoV death, long-awaited findings contradict previous assumptions and highlight the continuing importance of autopsies to understand disease, according to The... (Medical News Today)

From genes to latrines: Vikings and their worms provide clues to emphysema
In a paper published in Nature: Scientific Reports a group of researchers led by LSTM have found that the key to an inherited deficiency, predisposing people to emphysema and other lung conditions... (Medical News Today)

Spiriva Respimat now available in the U.S. for maintenance treatment of asthma in adults and adolescents
Boehringer Ingelheim has announced that SPIRIVA® RESPIMAT® is now available for the treatment of asthma by prescription in U.S. pharmacies. The U.S. (Medical News Today)

Airway disorder among smokers associated with worse respiratory quality of life
Among current and former smokers, the presence of excessive airway collapse (in the trachea) during expiration is associated with worse respiratory quality of life, according to a study in JAMA. (Medical News Today)

Acetazolamide does not significantly reduce duration of mechanical ventilation for patients with COPD
Among mechanically ventilated patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and metabolic alkalosis, administration of the respiratory stimulant acetazolamide did not significantly... (Medical News Today)

Study finds use of antenatal late preterm steroids reduces neonatal respiratory morbidity
In a study to be presented on Feb. 4 in the oral plenary session at 8 a.m. EST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting™, in Atlanta, researchers with... (Medical News Today)

New survey finds most Americans spend little time thinking about their seasonal allergies until they have symptoms
A new online survey by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Merck finds that many Americans with seasonal allergies think most about managing their seasonal allergies only when... (Medical News Today)

Cancer drug helps combat asthma in mice
In a mouse model of allergic asthma, dasatinib - an enzyme inhibitor approved for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia - reduced inflammation, enhanced airway repair, and improved lung... (Medical News Today)

Doctors must stay vigilant re: asbestos exposure, Australia
Rates of malignant mesothelioma (MM) have levelled off in Australia, but the changing patterns of asbestos-related diseases mean clinicians must be vigilant about taking exposure histories from... (Medical News Today)

Do asthma and COPD truly exist?
Defining a patient's symptoms using the historical diagnostic labels of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an outdated approach to understanding an individual's condition... (Medical News Today)

Are cherry-flavored e-cigarettes more dangerous?
A new study investigating benzaldehyde levels that different e-cigarette flavors deliver implicates cherry as the one with the highest levels of the respiratory irritant. (Medical News Today)

Are some people more likely to develop adverse reactions to nanoparticle-based medicines?
The complement system, the human body's first line of defense against blood-borne intruders, is blamed for infusion-related reactions to nanomedicines, but the conventional models used to predict... (Medical News Today)

Toxins related to 'red tides' found in home aquarium
Many shore residents and beach-goers are already familiar with the health risks of "red tide," algal blooms along coastlines that can trigger respiratory illness and other effects in people who... (Medical News Today)

New data from cities with high levels of air pollution indicate that air quality inside venues where people smoke is worse than outdoors
Research carried out in six cities with dangerous levels of air pollution indicates that air quality inside venues that allow smoking is even worse than outdoors. (Medical News Today)

"Vital Strategies" will accelerate action on pressing global health issues
New brand formed from the coming together of The Union North America and World Lung Foundation. (Medical News Today)

Asthma and allergies: a protective factor in farm milk
Fresh, unprocessed cow's milk has a higher content of omega-3 fatty acids than does pasteurized, homogenized or low-fat milk. (Medical News Today)

Tuberculosis: discovery of a critical stage in the evolution of the bacillus towards pathogenicity
It is the disappearance of a glycolipid from the bacterial cell envelope during evolution that may have considerably increased the virulence of tuberculosis bacilli in humans. (Medical News Today)

Study: Anti-asthma drugs taken during pregnancy associated with autism risk
By comparing birth records over a period of nine years, Drexel researchers found that the children of mothers who took a certain asthma medication during pregnancy faced an elevated risk of being... (Medical News Today)

Dietary fiber and lung health: eat well, breathe easy
Recently published research elucidates an unexpected connection between a high-fiber diet and maintaining a healthy set of lungs. (Medical News Today)

zafirlukast, Accolate
Title: zafirlukast, Accolate
Category: Medications
Created: 4/19/1999 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/22/2016 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Air Pollution Can Harm Your Health
Title: Health Tip: Air Pollution Can Harm Your Health
Category: Health News
Created: 1/11/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/11/2016 (Medicine Net)

theophylline, Elixophyllin, Theo-24, (Theolair, Uniphyl Theo-Dur, and Slo-Phyllin-discontinued)
Title: theophylline, Elixophyllin, Theo-24, (Theolair, Uniphyl Theo-Dur, and Slo-Phyllin-discontinued)
Category: Medications
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/5/2016 (Medicine Net)

Child Asthma Rates Leveling Off, Except Among Poor and Older Kids: Study
Title: Child Asthma Rates Leveling Off, Except Among Poor and Older Kids: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 12/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/28/2015 (Medicine Net)

fluticasone propionate oral inhaler, Flovent (Discontinued), Flovent Diskus, Flovent HFA
Title: fluticasone propionate oral inhaler, Flovent (Discontinued), Flovent Diskus, Flovent HFA
Category: Medications
Created: 7/23/1998 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/23/2015 (Medicine Net)

Asthma Linked to Chronic Migraines in Some People
Title: Asthma Linked to Chronic Migraines in Some People
Category: Health News
Created: 12/11/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/14/2015 (Medicine Net)

Vitamin D Won't Guard Against Colds in People With Asthma
Title: Vitamin D Won't Guard Against Colds in People With Asthma
Category: Health News
Created: 12/10/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/11/2015 (Medicine Net)

Asthma in Children
Title: Asthma in Children
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/17/2015 (Medicine Net)

ciclesonide (Alvesco)
Title: ciclesonide (Alvesco)
Category: Medications
Created: 11/4/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/4/2015 (Medicine Net)

Dogs in the Home May Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma
Title: Dogs in the Home May Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma
Category: Health News
Created: 11/2/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/3/2015 (Medicine Net)

Asthma: Over the Counter Treatment
Title: Asthma: Over the Counter Treatment
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 9/21/1999 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/2/2015 (Medicine Net)

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