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More than 40 percent of women with asthma may develop COPD, but risk may be r...
10 Aug 2018 at 6:15am
More than four in 10 women with asthma may go on to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study conducted in Ontario, Canada.
Finally, a potential new approach against KRAS-driven lung cancer
9 Aug 2018 at 6:34am
A new study shows KRAS-driven lung cancers are also marked by high levels of 'gel-forming mucins,' as seen in some forms of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis. The study also pinpoints a cause of increased mucin production, namely the gene MUC5AC.
A deeper look at severe asthma yields NET results
3 Aug 2018 at 11:31am
A new study models allergic lung inflammation and provides new insights into how asthma develops and progresses, with important implications for the most clinically advanced drugs designed to treat severe asthma.
New lung cell type discovered
1 Aug 2018 at 10:15am
Two research teams report the discovery of a new, rare type of cell in the human airway. These cells appear to be the primary source of activity of the CFTR gene, mutations to which cause cystic fibrosis.
Allergy clinic finds large percentage of anaphylaxis cases from tick bite mea...
30 Jul 2018 at 6:01am
An increase in the Lone Star tick population since 2006, and the ability to recognize the ticks as the source of 'alpha gal' allergy to red meat has meant significantly more cases of anaphylaxis being properly identified.
Cannabis does not improve breathlessness during exercise in patients with adv...
28 Jul 2018 at 5:41am
Inhaled vaporized cannabis does not appear to improve or worsen exercise performance and activity-related breathlessness in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a randomized controlled trial.
Enzyme lays the foundations for allergic immune response
23 Jul 2018 at 11:30am
While in search of the causes of allergies and asthma, a chance discovery has yielded new clues: researchers have ascertained that the enzyme guanylate cyclase in cells lays the foundations for the type of immune response. Allergic symptoms are more or less pronounced depending on which immune response gains the upper hand.
Poor air quality does not offset exercise's heart benefits
18 Jul 2018 at 5:22am
Even in areas with moderate to high levels of traffic pollution, regular physical activity reduced the risk of first and recurrent heart attack.
World's largest study on allergic rhinitis reveals new risk genes
17 Jul 2018 at 6:46am
Scientists have presented the largest study so far on allergic rhinitis. The data of nearly 900,000 participants revealed loci in the human genome whose changes significantly increase the risk of disease.
Allergic reactions to foods are milder in infants, study suggests
12 Jul 2018 at 7:05am
Majority of infants with food-induced anaphylaxis present with hives and vomiting, suggesting there is less concern for life-threatening response to early food introduction, new study suggests.
New pediatric asthma yardstick has treatment guidance for children of every age
9 Jul 2018 at 1:15pm
The Pediatric Asthma Yardstick, a new guideline from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), offers a user-friendly 'operational document'. It helps health care professionals understand which controller treatments are right for which age groups and identifies when a step up is needed.
Linked between Consumption of fast food and asthma, other allergic diseases
5 Jul 2018 at 8:40am
A new review and analysis of published studies reveals a link between fast food consumption and an increased likelihood of having asthma, wheeze, and several other allergic diseases such as pollen fever, eczema, and rhino-conjunctivitis.
Children with existing allergies should be screened for an emerging, severe c...
25 Jun 2018 at 9:24am
Children with known skin, food and respiratory allergies should be screened for an emerging, chronic food allergy called eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a painful inflammation of the esophagus, the food tube between the mouth and stomach. Pediatric allergists who analyzed a very large group of children from birth to adolescence say that EoE should be considered a later component of the 'allergic march' -- the natural history in which many children successively develop a series of allergies.
Majority of US adults prescribed epinephrine report not using it in an emergency
21 Jun 2018 at 11:11am
A new study shows in an emergency, 52 percent of adults with potentially life-threatening allergies didn't use the epinephrine auto-injectors (EAI) they were prescribed.
David vs Goliath: How a small molecule can defeat asthma attacks
12 Jun 2018 at 3:51pm
Small molecule PM-43I prevented and reversed preexisting allergic airway disease in mice and cleared through the kidneys with no long-term toxicity.