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  • Common denominator that triggers asthma in favorable environments
    Post time: Oct-14-2019

    In recent decades, asthma has become a major public health problem. The exponential increase in asthma cases in industrialized countries over the past 50 years is due to major changes in our environment. Among these environmental factors: excessive hygiene, ambient air pollution or respiratory v...Read more »

  • Food insecurity in young adults raises risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma
    Post time: Oct-10-2019

    A paradox of food insecurity in wealthy countries is its association with excess weight. Now, a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco finds that young adults in the United States who are food insecure not only are slightly more likely to be obese, they are significantly more likely to suf...Read more »

  • Little-used drug combination may extend the lives of lung transplant patients
    Post time: Sep-26-2019

    Lung transplantation can prolong the lives of patients with end-stage lung disease, but the median survival rate after lung transplant is less than six years, which has improved only slightly in recent decades. To see what might help lung transplant recipients live longer, researchers at the Uni...Read more »

  • People born very preterm or with very low birthweight have high risk of lung disease
    Post time: Sep-24-2019

    A global study shows people born very preterm or with very low birthweight have a high risk of lung disease and are not reaching their full airway capacity by early adulthood. The research found those born before 32 weeks of pregnancy or with a birthweight of less than 1501g are four times more ...Read more »

  • New ways of developing treatment of chronic inflammation
    Post time: Sep-20-2019

    Researchers from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University in Denmark in collaboration with researchers from Colorado in the United States have found a new way to treat the inflammation involved in chronic diseases such as psoriasis, asthma and HIV. A group of transmitter substances (cyto...Read more »

  • Stop Lung Damage from Body’s Immune Response
    Post time: Sep-18-2019

    University of Calgary researchers at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) led by Drs. Donna Senger, PhD, Paul Kubes, PhD, and Stephen Robbins, PhD have discovered a new way to stop harmful inflammation in the lungs due to sepsis and injury. "This work demonstrates the power of collaboration...Read more »

  • Feellife in Medical Fair Thailand 2019
    Post time: Sep-16-2019

    Congratulations to Medical Fair Thailand 2019 on a successful run from September 11 to 13! Medical Fair Thailand by Messe Düsseldorf Asia (MDA), with a well-established history since 2003, continues to grow from strength to strength as Southeast Asia’s BIGGEST, most international exhibition for t...Read more »

  • ‘Chaos’ in the home linked to poor asthma control in children
    Post time: Aug-30-2019

    A chaotic household — one where things just don't seem to run smoothly, there's lots of noise, little gets taken care of in a timely manner, and where relaxation is difficult — as well as child and parent depression, are risk factors for worse asthma outcomes in urban minorit...Read more »

  • Manuka honey to kill drug-resistant bacteria found in cystic fibrosis infections
    Post time: Aug-28-2019

    Manuka honey could provide the key to a breakthrough treatment for cystic fibrosis patients following preliminary work by experts at Swansea University. Dr Rowena Jenkins and Dr Aled Roberts have found that using Manuka honey could offer an antibiotic alternative to treat antimicrobial resistant...Read more »

  • In cystic fibrosis, lungs feed deadly bacteria
    Post time: Aug-23-2019

    In cystic fibrosis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a much-feared pathogen. The bacterium easily colonizes the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis, leading to chronic infections that are almost impossible to eradicate and are ultimately fatal. Why does P. aeruginosa, but not other common bacteri...Read more »

  • Air pollution can accelerate lung disease as much as a pack a day of cigarettes
    Post time: Aug-19-2019

    Air pollution — especially ozone air pollution which is increasing with climate change — accelerates the progression of emphysema of the lung, according to a new study led by the University of Washington, Columbia University and the University at Buffalo. While previous studies have ...Read more »

  • Key points about asthma treatments
    Post time: Aug-13-2019

    If you or a loved one has asthma, you should know about the most effective treatments for short-term relief and long-term control. Understanding asthma treatments will help you and your asthma doctor confidently manage your asthma symptoms daily. When you do have symptoms or an as...Read more »

  • Low level exposure to air pollution is harmful, mouse model shows
    Post time: Aug-08-2019

    Air pollution is made up of both gaseous and particulate matter (PM). Each year almost two million people die as a direct result of air pollution with many more experiencing impaired lung function, developing lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However ...Read more »

  • Multiple genes affect risk of asthma, hay fever and eczema
    Post time: Aug-07-2019

    In a new study from SciLifeLab at Uppsala University, researchers have found a total of 141 regions (genes) in our genetic material that largely explain the genetic risk underlying asthma, hay fever and eczema. As many as 41 of the genes identified have not previously been linked to an elevated ...Read more »

  • Girls who are more physically active in childhood may have better lung function in adolescence
    Post time: Jul-31-2019

    Physical activity has many well-known health benefits, but its association with lung function in childhood and adolescence is not well understood. A new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a centre supported by "la Caixa," has for the first time demonstrated ...Read more »

  • Airborne particles can send our detox systems into overdrive
    Post time: Jul-29-2019

    An international team of scientists have observed a previously unclear inflammatory mechanism caused by airborne particles that can worsen asthma symptoms, it has been reported in Toxicological Sciences. As the world gets more and more industrialized, the risk of developing respiratory dise...Read more »

  • Two therapeutic targets identified for deadly lung cancer
    Post time: Jul-27-2019

    The vast majority of deadly lung cancer cases (85 percent) are termed non-small-cell lung carcinomas (NSCLCs), which often contain a mutated gene called LKB1. Salk Institute researchers have now discovered precisely why inactive LKB1 results in cancer development. The surprising results, publish...Read more »

  • Potential new treatment to treat and stop progression of cystic fibrosis
    Post time: Jul-25-2019

    Researchers from the George Washington University (GW), the University of Perugia, and the University of Rome have discovered a potential new drug to treat and stop the progression of cystic fibrosis. Thymosin α1 (Tα1) is a novel therapeutic single molecule-based therapy that not only corrects g...Read more »

  • Strong family relationships may help with asthma outcomes for children
    Post time: Jul-22-2019

    Positive family relationships might help youth to maintain good asthma management behaviors even in the face of difficult neighborhood conditions, according to a new Northwestern University study. For children with asthma, neighborhood environmental conditions — the role of allergens and p...Read more »

  • What Is Thunderstorm Asthma?
    Post time: Jul-19-2019

    Thunderstorm asthma is a weather-based condition that can turn pollen and wind into a dangerous duo. Asthma affects your bronchial tubes, where air goes in and out of your lungs. During an asthma attack, those tubes narrow, and that makes it hard to breathe. A mild asthma attack ...Read more »

  • Hinge-like protein may open new doors in cystic fibrosis treatment
    Post time: Jul-16-2019

    In recent decades, treatment options for people with cystic fibrosis have improved dramatically. The newest drugs, known as potentiators, target a protein called cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator, which is mutated in people with the disease. Yet, while these medications can he...Read more »

  • Finger-prick blood test could safely reduce antibiotic use in patients with COPD
    Post time: Jul-13-2019

    A simple finger-prick blood test could help prevent unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics for people with the lung condition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study by researchers from Cardiff University, University of Oxford and King's College London. With fu...Read more »

  • Air pollution speeds up aging of the lungs and increases chronic lung disease risk
    Post time: Jul-12-2019

    A study of more than 300,000 people has found that exposure to outdoor air pollution is linked to decreased lung function and an increased risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a long-term condition linked to reduced lung function that causes inflammation in th...Read more »

  • What to Consider with Nebulized Medication
    Post time: Jul-09-2019

    Inhalation is the preferred route for many medications used today to treat asthma, COPD, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis. There are a number of devices available to inhale medications. There is the metered-dose-inhaler, metered-dose inhaler with a spacer, dry powder devices, a soft mist ...Read more »

  • Integrated, multi-’omic’ studies of asthma could lead to precision treatment
    Post time: Jul-08-2019

    Carefully designed, integrated multi-"omic" studies could accelerate the use of precision medicine for asthma patients, according to researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In an invited review article published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Im...Read more »

  • Managing Your COPD Medications
    Post time: Jul-05-2019

    There are a range of treatment options to manage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Many are directed at aiding the airways to keep them open as much as possible, help with mucus clearance, and decrease inflammation. No single strategy or medicine is "best" for all people. P...Read more »

  • ‘Back to school asthma’ linked to tripling in rate of health service appointments
    Post time: Jul-03-2019

    'Back to school asthma' — a seasonal peak in cases associated with the start of the school year in September — is linked to a tripling in the rate of family doctor (GP) appointments across England, reveals research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Co...Read more »

  • ​3 tips for using a mesh nebulizer
    Post time: Jul-01-2019

    When using a nebulizer, breathe through your mouth if you have bronchitis Using a nebulizer can certainly be very useful if you have bronchitis, but be careful about how you breathe. Keep in mind that, to ensure the effectiveness of the drug, you’ii have to only breathe through your mouth, witho...Read more »

  • New knowledge on the development of asthma
    Post time: Jun-28-2019

    Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have studied which genes are expressed in overactive immune cells in mice with asthma-like inflammation of the airways. Their results, which are published in the journal Immunity, suggest that the synthesis and breakdown of fats plays an import...Read more »

  • Chronic conditions — not infectious diseases — are top 5 causes of early death in China
    Post time: Jun-26-2019

    Chronic diseases, such as stroke, ischemic heart disease, and lung cancer, now represent the leading causes of premature death in China, according to a new scientific study. The rise in non-communicable diseases reflects declines in maternal and child mortality over nearly three decades, largely...Read more »

  • Occupational hazards account for more than one in ten people with range of lung diseases
    Post time: Jun-25-2019

    More than 1 in 10 people with a range of non-cancerous lung diseases may be sick as a result of inhaling vapors, gas, dust or fumes at work, according to a joint American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society statement published in the ATS's American Journal of Respirato...Read more »

  • Getting emergency treatment through a nebulizer
    Post time: Jun-21-2019

    If you're having an asthma attack, you might be given medicine through a nebulizer in an ambulance or in hospital. A nebulizer is a machine that changes liquid medicine into a fine mist. This mist can then be breathed in through a facemask or mouthpiece. When are nebulizers used? Nebuli...Read more »

  • Good physical fitness in middle age linked to lower chronic lung disease risk
    Post time: Jun-20-2019

    Good heart and lung (cardiorespiratory) fitness in middle age is associated with a lower long term risk of chronic lung disease (COPD), suggests Danish research published online in the journal Thorax. Physical activity that boosts fitness should be encouraged "to delay development, pro...Read more »

  • Resveratrol may be an effective intervention for lung aging
    Post time: Jun-18-2019

    In a study led by Barbara Driscoll, PhD, of The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, researchers demonstrate, for the first time that inhaled resveratrol treatments slow aging-related degenerative changes in mouse lung. Lung aging, characterized by airspace enlargemen...Read more »

  • Nebulizers for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Treatment
    Post time: Jun-14-2019

    The goal of drug treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is to reduce the number and severity of attacks. This helps improve your overall health, including your ability to exercise. The most commonly prescribed form of treatment in COPD is inhalation therapy, including inhaler...Read more »

  • Childhood respiratory disorders may be diagnosed with a smartphone
    Post time: Jun-10-2019

    Automated cough analysis technology incorporated in a smartphone app could help to diagnose childhood respiratory disorders, according to a study published in the open access journal Respiratory Research. Researchers at Curtin University and The University of Queensland, Australia, showed t...Read more »

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