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Health News - Asthma/Respiratory

Seasonal allergies: tips and remedies
In this Spotlight, we investigate what causes seasonal allergies and what the best strategies are for avoid their debilitating effects. (Medical News Today)

New study challenges claims on aldehyde content of third generation e-cigarettes
In January 2015 a report published as a research letter to the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)1 found that a 3rd generation e-cigarette (an e-cigarette with variable power settings) set to... (Medical News Today)

Re-engineered antibiotic shows potential for treatment of drug-resistant bacteria
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have created a promising second-generation antibiotic to combat bacteria that are a common cause of respiratory and other infections, including... (Medical News Today)

Inhaled corticosteroids for COPD decrease mortality risk from pneumonia and other causes
Treatment of COPD with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) may decrease the risk of dying from pneumonia and from other causes despite being associated with an increase in the occurrence of pneumonia... (Medical News Today)

New data show need for improved monitoring for pulmonary hypertension following pulmonary embolism
Results from a retrospective cohort study presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2015 International Conference in Denver found that the incidence of pulmonary hypertension (PH) among... (Medical News Today)

Newer method of oxygen delivery shows benefits for patients at risk of respiratory failure after surgery
A relatively new, easier to implement, and better-tolerated method to provide supplemental oxygen to patients at risk of respiratory failure after surgery did not result in a worse rate of... (Medical News Today)

COPD is more prevalent in poor and rural areas of the US
Living in a rural area and being poor are risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), said Sarath Raju, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, lead author... (Medical News Today)

Lethal prostate cancer less common in men with asthma
A study of nearly 48,000 men finds that those with a history of asthma were less likely to have a diagnosis of prostate cancer that had spread or to have died of the disease. (Medical News Today)

Electronic cigarette flavorings alter lung function at the cellular level
Certain flavorings used in electronic cigarette liquid may alter important cellular functions in lung tissue, according to new research presented at the 2015 American Thoracic Society International... (Medical News Today)

New school-based program helps reduce absentee rate for urban minority children with asthma
Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in children, and it can only be managed, not cured. (Medical News Today)

Air pollution and impaired lung function are independent risk factors for cognitive decline
Studies have shown that both air pollution and impaired lung function can cause cognitive deficits, but it was unclear whether air pollution diminishes cognition by reducing breathing ability first... (Medical News Today)

Sleep apnea common among patients undergoing heart procedure
Patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), a coronary artery widening procedure used to treat heart disease, are at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to new... (Medical News Today)

Sleep apnea linked to depression in men
Severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and excessive daytime sleepiness are associated with an increased risk of depression in men, according to a new community-based study of Australian men, which was... (Medical News Today)

Pulmonary rehabilitation helps patients newly diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea
Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) treatment could be a valuable addition to comprehensive therapy in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

One exposure to e-cigarette use diminishes cough reflex sensitivity
With just one exposure to electronic-cigarette (e-cigarette) vapor, participants in a study of 30 healthy subjects demonstrated a diminishment of cough reflex sensitivity. (Medical News Today)

New drug combination could extend life of cystic fibrosis patients
Researchers have discovered that a new combination of two drugs could significantly improve the symptoms of patients with the most common form of cystic fibrosis. (Medical News Today)

Peanut allergies common among children with asthma, but families often do not know
A new study finds that 53% of the families of children who tested positively for peanut sensitivity were not aware of their child's allergy. (Medical News Today)

Asthma app helps control asthma: Alerts allergists when sufferers need assistance
Case study shows increased benefits to alerting allergists to poor asthma controlThe adage, "There's an app for that" is even more true in light of an app that sends an alert to your allergist's... (Medical News Today)

Link between vitamin E and exposure to air pollution
A new study from King's College London and the University of Nottingham has found an association between the amount of vitamin E in the body, exposure to particulate pollution and lung function. (Medical News Today)

Fracking may affect air quality and human health
People living or working near active natural gas wells may be exposed to certain pollutants at higher levels than the Environmental Protection Agency considers safe for lifetime exposure, according... (Medical News Today)

Not just a flavoring: Menthol and nicotine, combined, desensitize airway receptors
Menthol acts in combination with nicotine to desensitize the type of nicotinic receptors found in lungs and airways that are responsible for nicotine's irritation, say Georgetown University Medical... (Medical News Today)

Scientists at LSTM look at links between household air pollution and lung infections including pneumonia
Scientists at LSTM have come a step closer to understanding why people exposed to household air pollution (HAP) are at higher risk of lung infections such as pneumonia and tuberculosis. (Medical News Today)

Asthma control still deficient in Australian adults
Almost half of Australian adults with asthma surveyed in a recent study had poor symptom control, and nearly a third had required urgent medical treatment for their condition in the past year... (Medical News Today)

Snoring keeping you up at night?
Study finds mouth and tongue exercises significantly curb snoringA Google search using the key words "snoring" and "treatment" yielded over 5 million results, but no standard treatment is... (Medical News Today)

Women hospitalized 60 percent more than men after emergency asthma treatment
Study shows less than 1 in 10 had seen an asthma specialistWhile it may be a stereotype, it's also true that women seek medical care more frequently than men do. (Medical News Today)

cromolyn, Nasalcrom, Gastrocrom (Intal, Opticrom are discontinued)
Title: cromolyn, Nasalcrom, Gastrocrom (Intal, Opticrom are discontinued)
Category: Medications
Created: 7/23/1998 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/22/2015 (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: 5/19/2015 (Medicine Net)

salmeterol, Serevent
Title: salmeterol, Serevent
Category: Medications
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/18/2015 (Medicine Net)

Environmental Concerns Led to Jump in Cost of Asthma Inhalers: Study
Title: Environmental Concerns Led to Jump in Cost of Asthma Inhalers: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 5/11/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/12/2015 (Medicine Net)

Women Hospitalized for Asthma More Often Than Men
Title: Women Hospitalized for Asthma More Often Than Men
Category: Health News
Created: 5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/5/2015 (Medicine Net)

Occupational Asthma
Title: Occupational Asthma
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 6/23/2010 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/30/2015 (Medicine Net)

Gene May Play Part in How Kids Respond to Asthma Meds: Study
Title: Gene May Play Part in How Kids Respond to Asthma Meds: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 4/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/23/2015 (Medicine Net)

Work-Related Asthma Affects Millions of U.S. Adults: CDC
Title: Work-Related Asthma Affects Millions of U.S. Adults: CDC
Category: Health News
Created: 4/9/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/10/2015 (Medicine Net)

Asthma Rates Similar Among Black Children in Urban, Rural Areas: Study
Title: Asthma Rates Similar Among Black Children in Urban, Rural Areas: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 4/9/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/10/2015 (Medicine Net)

albuterol and ipratropium inhaler, Combivent, Combivent Respimat
Title: albuterol and ipratropium inhaler, Combivent, Combivent Respimat
Category: Medications
Created: 4/4/1999 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/7/2015 (Medicine Net)

Childhood Trauma May Raise Odds of Asthma
Title: Childhood Trauma May Raise Odds of Asthma
Category: Health News
Created: 4/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/3/2015 (Medicine Net)

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