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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.
Asthma diagnosed with nasal brush test
11 Jun 2018 at 10:34am
Researchers have identified a genetic biomarker of asthma that can be tested for using a simple nasal brush and basic follow-up data analysis. This inexpensive diagnostic test can accurately identify mild to moderate asthma and differentiate it from other respiratory conditions.
Bifidobacteria supplement colonizes gut of breastfed infants
9 Jun 2018 at 4:42pm
Supplementing breastfed infants with activated Bifidobacterium infantis (B. infantis) bacteria had a positive impact on babies' gut microbes for up to a year, according to a recent study.
Researchers reverse cognitive impairments in mice with dementia
8 Jun 2018 at 7:19am
Reversing memory deficits and impairments in spatial learning is a major goal in dementia research. A lack of knowledge about cellular pathways critical to the development of dementia has prevented significant clinical advance. Researchers are breaking through that barrier. They show, for the first time in an animal model, that a drug can reverse tau pathology -- the second-most important lesion in the brain in patients with Alzheimer's.
Tonsil and adenoid removal associated with respiratory, allergic and infectio...
7 Jun 2018 at 10:51am
Removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood increases the long-term risk of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases, according to researchers who have examined -- for the first time -- the long-term effects of the operations.
The health effect of air pollution from traffic
4 Jun 2018 at 8:25am
What would happen if all petrol and diesel-powered vehicles were removed from a smaller European city? Up to 4% of all premature deaths could be prevented, according to a new study. The researchers used Malmö, Sweden, as a case study to calculate the health costs of inner city traffic.
Asthma and flu: A double whammy
4 Jun 2018 at 6:31am
Vaccinating asthmatic pre-schoolers against influenza would dramatically reduce their risk of being hospitalized after an attack.
Communication in the cell: Important step of signal transmission elucidated
29 May 2018 at 10:21am
The effectiveness of new drugs depends crucially on a fundamental understanding of the complex processes within the cells of the body. Scientists have deciphered an important molecular step of cellular signal transmission. Their findings could help the development of specific drugs against various diseases, such as asthma and high blood pressure.
Cancer cells co-opt pain-sensing 'wasabi receptor' to survive oxidative stress
24 May 2018 at 11:16am
Some cancers express unusually high levels of a neural calcium channel known as the 'wasabi receptor,' which plays a role in detecting pain, cold and other sensations. New research finds cancer cells co-opt this neural channel to increase their tolerance against toxic oxidative stress. Blocking the activity of this channel in mice curbs tumor growth and makes cancer cells more sensitive to chemotherapy.
Adolescents with hay fever have higher rates of anxiety and depression
24 May 2018 at 9:08am
A new article shows allergies can have serious, far-reaching consequences, especially on adolescent sufferers.
Source of molecule linked to nasal polyps, asthma attacks
23 May 2018 at 10:12am
A new discovery about how the immune system responds to common sinus infections and asthma could explain why patients develop these issues in the first place and ultimately may lead to improved targeted therapies.
New treatment for severe asthma
22 May 2018 at 2:00pm
Researchers have developed a new method to treat severe asthma. In a study of over 200 participants with severe asthma, the new treatment was shown to have improved asthma symptoms and lung function, while reducing the need for corticosteroids by up to 70%.
Pregnant smokers may reduce harm done to baby's lungs by taking vitamin C
21 May 2018 at 3:47pm
Women who are unable to quit smoking during their pregnancy may reduce the harm smoking does to their baby's lungs by taking vitamin C, according to a new randomized, controlled trial.
Eczema drug effective against severe asthma
21 May 2018 at 11:39am
New studies of patients with difficult-to-control asthma show that the eczema drug dupilumab alleviates asthma symptoms and improves patients' ability to breathe better than standard therapies. Dupilumab, an injectable anti-inflammatory drug, was approved in 2017 by the Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for eczema, a chronic skin disease.