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  • 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 ...Les mer »

  • 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...Les mer »

  • 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 ...Les mer »

  • 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 ...Les mer »

  • 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 ...Les mer »

  • 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...Les mer »

  • 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...Les mer »

  • 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...Les mer »

  • 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...Les mer »

  • 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 ...Les mer »

  • 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...Les mer »

  • 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...Les mer »

  • 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...Les mer »

  • 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 ...Les mer »

  • 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...Les mer »

  • 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...Les mer »

  • ‘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...Les mer »

  • ​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...Les mer »

  • 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...Les mer »

  • 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...Les mer »

  • 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...Les mer »

  • 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...Les mer »

  • 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...Les mer »

  • 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...Les mer »

  • 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...Les mer »

  • 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...Les mer »

  • People born very preterm or with very low birthweight have high risk of lung disease
    Post time: May-31-2019

    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 l...Les mer »

  • Pollen allergies occur more frequently in anxiety sufferers
    Post time: May-29-2019

    The team interviewed over 1,700 people from the Augsburg area of Germany about their allergies. Led by Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann, Director of the University Center for Health Sciences at University Hospital Augsburg (UNIKA-T) and Professor of Environmental Medicine at TUM, the team differentiated ...Les mer »

  • Scientists (dis)solve a century-long mystery to treat asthma and airway inflammation
    Post time: May-27-2019

    Belgian research groups from the VIB, Ghent University, Ghent University Hospital, and the biotech company argenx have solved a century-long puzzle about the presence of protein crystals in asthma. Normally, proteins do not crystallize in the body, but there are some instances where this process...Les mer »

  • When does Your Child Need a Nebulizer
    Post time: May-23-2019

    As parents, we are always concerned about our children's health. We often judge whether a child should be treated for anything every little sign such As a slight cough to simply feeling unwell. However, parents are only aware of the traditional medicine and infusion treatment, ignoring t...Les mer »

  • Air pollution linked to childhood anxiety
    Post time: May-22-2019

    Exposure to air pollution is a well-established global health problem associated with complications for people with asthma and respiratory disease, as well as heart conditions and an increased risk of stroke, and according to the World Health Organization, is responsible for millions of deaths a...Les mer »

  • Benralizumab not effective reducing exacerbations in moderate to very severe COPD
    Post time: May-21-2019

    More than 15.3 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is the third leading cause of death in this country, according to the American Lung Association. Patients often experience potentially life-threatening exacerbations, which can include days-...Les mer »

  • Children who use asthma tracking app have better disease control and fewer hospital visits
    Post time: May-17-2019

    An app that allows parents and doctors to monitor a child's asthma has a big impact on managing the disease. When families monitored symptoms with eAsthma Tracker and adjusted care accordingly, children had better asthma control and made fewer visits to the emergency department. Using the ap...Les mer »

  • How A Nebulizer For Allergies And Asthma Will Help
    Post time: May-09-2019

    Dust, pet dander, pollen, and smoke. Each of these words can strike fear in the hearts of those who suffer from seasonal allergies, depending on what season it is. However, allergies aren’t only for adults to worry about. They can affect your children as well. If you find them coughing or wheezin...Les mer »

  • Susceptibility to disease develops during childhood
    Post time: May-08-2019

    Traumatized children and children who develop multiple allergies tend to suffer in adulthood from chronic inflammatory diseases and psychiatric disorders. Researchers at the Universities of Zurich and Lausanne have demonstrated this in a study in which they identified five classes of early immun...Les mer »

  • Diagnosing urban air pollution exposure with new precision
    Post time: May-06-2019

    A new review of studies on levels of urban exposure to airborne pollutants and their effects on human health suggests that advanced instrumentation and information technology will soon allow researchers and policymakers to gauge the health risks of air pollution on an individual level. In New Yo...Les mer »

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