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Study casts doubt about link between eczema, cardiovascular disease
16 Jun 2017 at 7:21am
Despite mixed evidence recently about an association between atopic dermatitis and cardiovascular disease, a new study that analyzed more than 250,000 medical records suggests there is no link.
Peer-led self-management programs may not help teenagers with asthma
14 Jun 2017 at 8:28am
A study suggests peer-led self-management programs have little impact on the quality of life or lung function of adolescents with asthma.
Pharmacists know more about penicillin allergy than MDs, study shows
13 Jun 2017 at 7:20am
Many physicians who treat patients with 'penicillin allergy' listed in their charts may not fully understand important facts about penicillin allergy, a new study shows.
Delayed food introduction increases risk of sensitization, study finds
8 Jun 2017 at 9:35am
Infants who avoided cow's milk products in their first year were nearly four times as likely to be sensitized to cow's milk compared to infants who consumed cow's milk products before 12 months of age, scientists discovered from sing data from more than 2,100 children. Similarly, infants who avoided egg or peanut in their first year were nearly twice as likely to be sensitized to those foods compared to infants who consumed them before 12 months of age.
Global warming may cause spike in asthma, allergy symptoms
6 Jun 2017 at 9:34am
Exposure to a widespread outdoor fungus can increase cell damage (oxidative stress) in the airways, research shows. This spike weakens the airways? barrier defense system that, when functioning normally, removes infection- and allergy-causing organisms (mucociliary clearance).
Cells change type to help or hinder immunity
5 Jun 2017 at 9:40am
In news that may bring hope to asthma sufferers, scientists discover a mechanism that provides a possible new target for allergy treatments. By observing the allergic response in mice with asthma, scientists at the Francis Crick Institute found that white blood cells that normally reduce the symptoms of asthma convert into cells that make allergies worse.
Gene therapy could 'turn off' severe allergies
2 Jun 2017 at 6:07am
A single treatment giving life-long protection from severe allergies such as asthma could be made possible by recent immunology research.
Asthma intervention study points to care and cost benefits
1 Jun 2017 at 9:41am
A new study showing how interventions by community pharmacists can help asthma patients achieve better asthma control could have major cost benefits for health services around the world.
Investigational biologic appears to reduce oral corticosteroid use in severe ...
23 May 2017 at 5:35am
An investigational biologic may reduce the need for adults with severe asthma to take an oral corticosteroid to control their asthma, according to a randomized controlled trial.
Viral acute respiratory infections in infants may lead to recurrent childhood...
23 May 2017 at 5:35am
Viral acute respiratory infections (ARIs) may lead to oxidative stress in some infants, and play a major role in the development of recurrent wheezing in early childhood, according to a new study. Oxidative stress is an imbalance between the production of free radicals (atoms that can cause cellular damage in the body) and the ability of the body to counteract their harmful effects through neutralization by antioxidants.
How diesel fumes could cause 'flare up' of respiratory symptoms
22 May 2017 at 5:09am
Scientists have shown how diesel fumes trigger respiratory reflexes which could potentially worsen underlying conditions, such as asthma.
New hope for patients with severe lung disease
22 May 2017 at 5:08am
Patients suffering from severe lung disease could see their lives transformed thanks to a 'game-changing' clinical trial. The HOT-HMV trial (Home Oxygen Therapy-Home Mechanical Ventilation), which involved giving selected patients a breathing machine to be used in their home in addition to oxygen therapy, was found to reduce readmissions to hospital following an acute infection.
Graphene-based sensor could improve evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of as...
22 May 2017 at 5:07am
Scientists have created a graphene-based sensor that could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, preventing hospitalizations and deaths.
Traffic-related air pollution linked to DNA damage in children
19 May 2017 at 12:35pm
Children and teens exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution have evidence of a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening, reports a new study.
Researchers develop protocol to analyze many cells at once
19 May 2017 at 9:40am
With the new FISH-Flow protocol, researchers are able to evaluate multitudes of cells at once for telltale mRNA species and proteins. The blended procedure provides a chance to see how multiple kinds of immune cells are responding to a foreign substance, making it possible to detect the presence of disease faster and earlier.