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Health News - Asthma/Respiratory

List of Common Types of Allergy Medicine
This article lists some common medicines for allergies, including seasonal, food, and skin allergies. Symptoms and prevention tips are also included. (Medical News Today)

Asthma cure? Blocking 'rogue' gene shows promise
Instead of an inflammatory response to airways triggering asthma, researchers find the disease may arise as a result of a 'rogue' gene called ADAM33. (Medical News Today)

By causing cells to cannibalize themselves, researchers prevent lung injury in mice
Study offers a new solution to prevent Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD), the most common chronic lung disease in premature infants. (Medical News Today)

Study: Fracking industry wells associated with increased risk of asthma attacks
Evidence growing of health problems linked to active unconventional natural gas wells. (Medical News Today)

What are gut bacteria doing in critically ill lungs? New discovery could change ICU care
Vicious cycle of inflammation and microbiome disruption may play key role in sepsis, ARDS and more, U-M team's work suggests.No one knows for sure how they got there. (Medical News Today)

Shorter courses of antibiotics safe for treatment of patients with hospital-acquired, ventilator-associated pneumonia
Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) - which account for 20 to 25 percent of hospital-acquired infections - should be treated with shorter courses of... (Medical News Today)

Obesity linked to premature death, with greatest effect in men
A study of 3.9 million adults published in The Lancet finds that being overweight or obese is associated with an increased risk of premature death. (Medical News Today)

Eosinophils: All You Need to Know
Learn all about eosinophils, a type of white blood cell. This article looks at what eosinophils are and what happens when levels get too low or high. (Medical News Today)

Study maps transmission of MERS virus in South Korean hospital from one 'super-spreader' patient
Tracing the movements of patients at a South Korean hospital has helped identify how Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus was transmitted from a single super-spreader patient in an... (Medical News Today)

Increase in childhood and adult asthma linked to London's 1952 Great Smog
London's Great Smog of 1952 resulted in thousands of premature deaths and even more people becoming ill. (Medical News Today)

Rapid TB test accuracy in West Africa compromised by Mycobacterium diversity
World-wide, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is responsible for the vast majority of tuberculosis (TB) cases. (Medical News Today)

New targeted gene therapy could lead to improved treatment for emphysema
Researchers have developed a new strategy using lung-targeted gene therapy that may lead to improved treatments for inherited diseases including emphysema. (Medical News Today)

Individual mycobacteria respond differently to antibiotics based on growth and timing
New study identifies differences between subpopulations of mycobacteria with variable antibiotic susceptibilities. (Medical News Today)

Certain red flags indicate an increased need for intensive care among patients with asthma
In patients admitted to the hospital for asthma, illicit drug use and low socioeconomic status were linked with an increased risk of requiring admission to the intensive care unit. (Medical News Today)

Review article compared over-the-counter nasal dilators
The narrowest area of the nose is the internal nasal valve and obstruction can cause airflow trouble. (Medical News Today)

Faster detection of pathogens in the lungs
What used to take several weeks is now possible in two days: Thanks to new molecular-based methods, mycobacterial pathogens that cause pulmonary infections or tuberculosis can now be detected much... (Medical News Today)

WHO'S TB care advice violated standards, researchers say
Poor countries told to follow cheaper, untested treatments.The World Health Organization (WHO) violated sound standards of medical care and human rights by nudging poorer countries to follow... (Medical News Today)

MicroRNAs identified as novel targets for treating asthma
A new study shows that microRNAs, which are small, noncoding RNA molecules that can silence genes, have an important role in inducing asthma. (Medical News Today)

Depression decreases adherence to COPD maintenance medications
A recent study in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society found that in a nationally representative sample of Medicare beneficiaries who were newly diagnosed with COPD, adherence to maintenance... (Medical News Today)

Mini-guts predict cystic fibrosis patients' response to therapy
Mini-guts grown in the lab using cystic fibrosis patients' cells can help pinpoint those who are most likely to benefit from new drugs, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

Blood test shows promise in gauging severity of pulmonary arterial hypertension
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that rising blood levels of a protein called hematoma derived growth factor (HDGF) are linked to the increasing severity of pulmonary arterial... (Medical News Today)

Tougher standards needed to eradicate "black lung," Australia
Australian coal dust exposure limits are not meeting international standards and should be morestringent to eradicate coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP), according to a Clinical Focus... (Medical News Today)

Legions of immune cells in the lung keep Legionella at bay
Immunologists and microbiologists from the University of Melbourne's Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute and the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity - a joint venture... (Medical News Today)

Higher intake of whole grains associated with lower risk of major chronic diseases and death
Even small increases in consumption could bring substantial health benefits. (Medical News Today)

Multi-centre trial to test new treatment for chronic cough
A clinical trial to test a promising new treatment for chronic cough that could lead to the first new cough drug in 50 years has been launched by the National Institute for Health Research. (Medical News Today)

Does Living Near a Fracking Site Make Asthma Worse?
Title: Does Living Near a Fracking Site Make Asthma Worse?
Category: Health News
Created: 7/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/19/2016 (Medicine Net)

albuterol (Accuneb, Ventolin & Proventil [all discontinued])
Title: albuterol (Accuneb, Ventolin & Proventil [all discontinued])
Category: Medications
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/15/2016 (Medicine Net)

London's Great Smog of 1952 Linked to Asthma Surge
Title: London's Great Smog of 1952 Linked to Asthma Surge
Category: Health News
Created: 7/8/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/11/2016 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Control Asthma
Title: Health Tip: Control Asthma
Category: Health News
Created: 6/7/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/7/2016 (Medicine Net)

Many Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Asthma Meds
Title: Many Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Asthma Meds
Category: Health News
Created: 5/31/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/1/2016 (Medicine Net)

Fewer Inhaled Steroids May Be OK for Asthmatic Children
Title: Fewer Inhaled Steroids May Be OK for Asthmatic Children
Category: Health News
Created: 5/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/27/2016 (Medicine Net)

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)

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