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Health News - Asthma/Respiratory

New research unveils an 80% reduction in atmospheric carbon monoxide as a result of car emissions policies
New research published in Scientific Reports has highlighted the success of automotive technologies and policies in cutting atmospheric carbon monoxide (CO) by 80% within south-east England over... (Medical News Today)

Fixed dose combination of drugs versus single-drug formulations for treating pulmonary tuberculosis
A research team from Spain has prepared a Cochrane systematic review that explores the efficacy, safety, and adherence to fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) of drugs versus single-drug formulations to... (Medical News Today)

Strategy for depleting immune cells implicated in asthma-associated inflammation
Patients with asthma have chronic lung inflammation that results in sporadic narrowing of the airways and difficulty breathing. (Medical News Today)

New data show that tiotropium helps children with their asthma symptoms by improving lung function in comparison to placebo
New data from the Phase III VivaTinA-asthma® study show that when used as an add-on to maintenance asthma therapy (inhaled corticosteroid, ICS, or ICS plus another maintenance therapy)... (Medical News Today)

External stenting can relieve chronic airway obstruction in children
A team of surgeons in Japan has developed a technique to relieve airway obstruction in children. (Medical News Today)

COPD symptoms common among smokers, even when undiagnosed
A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that smokers, who wouldn't typically be diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, are still showing symptoms consistent... (Medical News Today)

Keep fit to preserve lung function
Maintaining or improving cardiopulmonary fitness over a 20-year period was linked to a lesser decline in lung function, a new study reveals. (Medical News Today)

Noninvasive ventilation delivered by helmet reduces intubation rate among patients with ARDS
In a study published online by JAMA, Bhakti K. Patel, M.D., and John P. Kress, M.D. (Medical News Today)

Patients with coeliac disease should receive pneumonia vaccine
Researchers have found that patients with coeliac disease are at high risk of acquiring pneumonia if they haven't received the pneumococcal vaccine. (Medical News Today)

Endobronchial coils provide modest improvement in exercise tolerance for patients with severe emphysema
In a study published online by JAMA, Frank C. Sciurba, M.D., of the University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues assessed the 1-year effectiveness and safety of endobronchial coils on exercise... (Medical News Today)

Use of aspirin does not reduce development of ARDS among at-risk patients
In a study published online by JAMA, Daryl J. Kor, M.D., M.Sc., of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. (Medical News Today)

Is a written asthma action plan for children necessary?
Parents of children with asthma need ongoing education and guidance on this chronic condition and how to prevent and manage symptoms, but does a written asthma action plan improve outcomes more than... (Medical News Today)

Very poorly controlled asthma highly prevalent in TENOR II cohort after more than a decade
Nearly half (48%) of patients with severe or difficult-to-treat asthma in The Epidemiology and Natural History of Asthma: Outcomes and Treatment Regimens follow-up study (TENOR II) still had very... (Medical News Today)

Two-minute video boosts pneumonia vaccinations
Many older adults don't get pneumococcal vaccination. A simple two-minute video about pneumococcal vaccination sent to patients before a primary care visit tripled the likelihood they would get... (Medical News Today)

US patients face significant barriers in accessing adequate care for chronic lung disease
Despite being the third leading cause of death in the USA, people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (lung disease) face significant challenges in accessing care, with treatment costs... (Medical News Today)

Persistent childhood asthma linked to COPD: Early lung function predicts lung growth later in life
The development of persistent childhood asthma - characterized by having trouble breathing on an almost daily basis - is not well understood. (Medical News Today)

New study finds asthma patients rely heavily on rescue inhalers, difficult to diagnose
In a new national survey of asthma patients, Health Union, and its new online community Asthma. (Medical News Today)

Pitt-developed drug works against 'superbug' biofilms and respiratory virus
A potential drug therapy developed at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research (CVR) has proven effective against tough bacterial biofilms and a deadly respiratory virus... (Medical News Today)

Scientists identify new route of TB transmission
Scientists have discovered a new species of bacteria, Mycobacterium mungi, that causes tuberculosis (TB) and is transmitted through the skin and nose of banded mongoose in Northern Botswana. (Medical News Today)

Supply of oxygen to some NHS patients may be 'harmful' as many hospitals fail to provide written prescriptions to guide staff on its safe use
One in seven patients in UK hospitals are given oxygen therapy for their condition on any given day. (Medical News Today)

Lung function measured in just a phone call with new health-sensing tool
Researchers from the University of Washington have developed a new health-sensing tool that can accurately measure lung function over a simple phone call. (Medical News Today)

New treatment for children with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) affects hundreds of thousands of people each year, many of them children. (Medical News Today)

Rapid-response immune cells are fully prepared before invasion strikes
Through the use of powerful genomic techniques, researchers at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) have found that the development of immune cells... (Medical News Today)

Positive top line results announced for inhaled anti-RSV nanobody (alx-0171) in a phase I/IIa study in infants
Ablynx has announced positive top line results from the first-in-infant Phase I/IIa study of its wholly-owned, inhaled, anti-RSV Nanobody, ALX-0171, in 53 infants, aged 1-24 months, hospitalised as... (Medical News Today)

Depression worsens COPD symptoms
Debilitating symptoms from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can worsen in patients who also experience depression, research suggests. (Medical News Today)

fluticasone and salmeterol oral inhaler, Advair Diskus, Advair HFA
Title: fluticasone and salmeterol oral inhaler, Advair Diskus, Advair HFA
Category: Medications
Created: 1/22/2002 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/18/2016 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Create an Asthma Action Plan
Title: Health Tip: Create an Asthma Action Plan
Category: Health News
Created: 5/16/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/16/2016 (Medicine Net)

Severe Asthma in Childhood Linked to COPD Risk Later
Title: Severe Asthma in Childhood Linked to COPD Risk Later
Category: Health News
Created: 5/12/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/12/2016 (Medicine Net)

Do You Know the 'Hidden' Signs of Asthma?
Title: Do You Know the 'Hidden' Signs of Asthma?
Category: Health News
Created: 5/11/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/11/2016 (Medicine Net)

Climate Change May Mean More Smoggy Days to Come: Study
Title: Climate Change May Mean More Smoggy Days to Come: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 4/21/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/22/2016 (Medicine Net)

Best Exercises for Asthma: Yoga, Swimming, Biking, and Walking
Title: Best Exercises for Asthma: Yoga, Swimming, Biking, and Walking
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2016 (Medicine Net)

Underweight or Obese Women Who Drink and Smoke May Have Higher Asthma Risk
Title: Underweight or Obese Women Who Drink and Smoke May Have Higher Asthma Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 4/9/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/11/2016 (Medicine Net)

albuterol (Accuneb, [Ventolin and Proventil have been discontinued])
Title: albuterol (Accuneb, [Ventolin and Proventil have been discontinued])
Category: Medications
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/7/2016 (Medicine Net)

ephedrine (oral)
Title: ephedrine (oral)
Category: Medications
Created: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/31/2016 (Medicine Net)

Cinqair Approved for Severe Asthma
Title: Cinqair Approved for Severe Asthma
Category: Health News
Created: 3/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/24/2016 (Medicine Net)

Obesity Linked to Higher Asthma Risk in Women
Title: Obesity Linked to Higher Asthma Risk in Women
Category: Health News
Created: 3/16/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/16/2016 (Medicine Net)

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