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Health News - Asthma/Respiratory

Is incense bad for your health?
The burning of incense might need to come with a health warning. This follows the first study evaluating the health risks associated with its indoor use. (Medical News Today)

Personal clothing may spread respiratory infections within the NICU
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which is the leading cause of childhood respiratory hospitalizations among premature babies, can be detected from the clothes worn by caregivers/visitors who are... (Medical News Today)

Is MERS another SARS: The facts behind Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
Experts show that while Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV), a viral respiratory illness, is infecting less people, it has a higher mortality rate and affects a specific target population... (Medical News Today)

How a throw-away paper cup can save the life of a child with asthma
A disposable cup - favoured by many of the high street's well known coffee shops - is the inspiration behind a new and scientifically reviewed device for the safe and prompt treatment of school age... (Medical News Today)

Study finds e-cigarette use linked to cough reflex sensitivity
The popularity of electronic cigarettes has steadily increased worldwide, but little is known about their effects on health. (Medical News Today)

Algorithm interprets breathing difficulties to aid in medical care
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed an efficient algorithm that can interpret the wheezing of patients with breathing difficulties to give medical providers information... (Medical News Today)

Contrary to previous studies, diabetes affects diaphragm, smooth muscle cells differently
Discovery could lead to better research of respiratory failure in individuals with diabetesPrevious studies have shown that diabetes adversely affects breathing and respiratory function. (Medical News Today)

Study reveals new insights into how asthma 'pathways' could be blocked
University of Leicester researchers involved in study demonstrating how combining novel treatments currently in development may lead to better asthma controlResearchers from the University of... (Medical News Today)

Warning to DIY enthusiasts and construction workers as research unveils dangerous dust emissions
Scientists at the University of Surrey found peak concentrations of potentially harmful ultrafine particles reach up to 4000 times local background levels when undertaking building activities such... (Medical News Today)

Research from Harvard and Johns Hopkins shows surge in journal articles on yoga therapy
During the last 10 years, the number of articles in peer-reviewed journals worldwide about clinical trials of yoga therapy to alleviate disease-related symptoms increased 3-fold. (Medical News Today)

What's lurking in your lungs? Surprising findings emerge from U-M microbiome research
Findings could lead to better prevention & treatment of pneumonia & moreWith every breath you take, microbes have a chance of making it into your lungs. But what happens when they get there? (Medical News Today)

New approach could reduce human health impacts of electric power generation
By combining information about power plant operation with real-time air quality predictions, researchers have created a new capability to minimize the human health effects of air pollution resulting... (Medical News Today)

New data show Spiolto Respimat provides meaningful quality of life improvement in COPD
Boehringer Ingelheim has announced the publication of data from the Phase IIIb OTEMTO® 1&2 trials (NCT01964352/NCT02006732), which show Spiolto® Respimat® (tiotropium/olodaterol)... (Medical News Today)

Prolonged episodes of respiratory disorder among extremely preterm infants associated with adverse outcomes
Among extremely preterm infants, prolonged episodes of hypoxemia (abnormally low levels of oxygen in the blood, which leads to shortness of breath) during the first 2 to 3 months after birth were... (Medical News Today)

Study finds steroid therapy benefits patients with pneumonia
Major advance in treatment of community-acquired pneumoniaMcMaster University research, published online by the Annals of Internal Medicine, has demonstrated the benefits of corticosteroid... (Medical News Today)

More precise colon cancer screening? Community-acquired pneumonia; Hospital cleaning practices
1. Clinical scoring system suggests possibility of more precise colon cancer screeningFree abstract: Derivation and Validation of a Scoring System to Stratify Risk for Advanced Colorectal... (Medical News Today)

Internet programme to encourage handwashing reduces spread of cold and flu viruses
A web-based programme to encourage more frequent handwashing reduces the risk of catching and passing on respiratory tract infections to other household members, a randomised trial of more than... (Medical News Today)

How do different energy sources affect public health?
In the wake of America’s proposed Clean Power Plan, we take a look at the effects that fossil fuels and renewable energy sources can have on health. (Medical News Today)

Exploring 'clinical conundrum' of asthma-COPD overlap in nonsmokers with chronic asthma
Researchers may be closer to finding the mechanism responsible for loss of lung elastic recoil and airflow limitation in nonsmokers with chronic asthma. (Medical News Today)

SLU research finds hospital physicians fail to identify, address weight issues in children
Pediatric hospitalist calls failure a 'missed opportunity' to address patient's healthPhysicians and physician trainees fail to identify or address overweight/obesity in over 90 percent of... (Medical News Today)

Pitt team gets the beat, develops method of quantifying ciliary movement
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have figured out how to objectively quantify the beating action of cilia, the tiny, hair-like projections on cells that line nasal... (Medical News Today)

Case study reveals therapy to reduce sarcoidosis symptoms in 5q-myelodysplastic syndrome
Use of lenalidomide in 5q-myelodysplastic syndrome provides new hope in sarcoidosis therapyA case study published in the August issue of the journal CHEST found lenalidomide treatments may have... (Medical News Today)

Eating spicy foods regularly may extend lifespan
A new study suggests that a daily diet that regularly includes spicy food is associated with a lower risk of death, including deaths from specific diseases such as cancer. (Medical News Today)

Viruses thrive in big families, in sickness and in health
Study suggests that big families have viral infections for 87 percent of the year but only half cause illnessThe BIG LoVE (Utah Better Identification of Germs-Longitudinal Viral Epidemiology)... (Medical News Today)

Vaccine with virus-like nanoparticles effective treatment for RSV, study finds
A vaccine containing virus-like nanoparticles, or microscopic, genetically engineered particles, is an effective treatment for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), according to researchers at Georgia... (Medical News Today)

ipratropium bromide inhaler, Atrovent, Atrovent HFA
Title: ipratropium bromide inhaler, Atrovent, Atrovent HFA
Category: Medications
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/4/2015 (Medicine Net)

Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report
Title: Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report
Category: Health News
Created: 7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/31/2015 (Medicine Net)

triamcinolone acetonide inhaler, Azmacort
Title: triamcinolone acetonide inhaler, Azmacort
Category: Medications
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/27/2015 (Medicine Net)

Asthma Medications
Title: Asthma Medications
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 2/4/2009 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/27/2015 (Medicine Net)

Losing Weight May Ease Asthma in Obese People
Title: Losing Weight May Ease Asthma in Obese People
Category: Health News
Created: 6/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/29/2015 (Medicine Net)

Title: Oximetry
Category: Procedures and Tests
Created: 10/13/1998 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/23/2015 (Medicine Net)

Churg-Strauss Syndrome
Title: Churg-Strauss Syndrome
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/7/1998 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/18/2015 (Medicine Net)

Asthma Treatments Fail Older Patients More Often: Study
Title: Asthma Treatments Fail Older Patients More Often: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 6/12/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/15/2015 (Medicine Net)

Aerobic Exercise Can Help Curb Asthma, Study Shows
Title: Aerobic Exercise Can Help Curb Asthma, Study Shows
Category: Health News
Created: 6/11/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/11/2015 (Medicine Net)

Asthma Complexities
Title: Asthma Complexities
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 4/10/2001 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/5/2015 (Medicine Net)

Soy Supplements Won't Ease Asthma, Study Finds
Title: Soy Supplements Won't Ease Asthma, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 5/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/27/2015 (Medicine Net)

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