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  • Use of corn ethanol or electricity from coal to power vehicles worse than gasoline for public health

    Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Driving vehicles that use electricity from renewable energy instead of gasoline could reduce the resulting deaths due to air pollution by 70 percent.
  • Moms of food-allergic kids need dietician's support

    Asthma News -- ScienceDaily
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:13 am
    Discovering your child has a severe food allergy can be a terrible shock. Even more stressful can be determining what foods your child can and cannot eat, and constructing a new diet which might eliminate entire categories of foods. Providing parents with detailed, individual advice from a dietician is a key component of effective food allergy care, experts say.
  • Sunday Sun review of the year: A look back at the big stories making the headlines in the first half of 2014

    Asthma News
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:21 am
    … of a life-threatening reaction or asthma attack every day because his …
  • 2000-539 B.C.: Babylonians describe first lung diseases

    Respiratory Therapy Cave
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:44 am
    Ancient Babylonian texts describe both diseases of the lungs and heart, and they even describe diseases such a`s chronic bronchitis and pneumonia. These respiratory diseases were more frequent than in ancient Egypt, and the reason may be due to the climate of Mesopotamia which can result in scorching hot days as hot as 120 degrees, and very cold nights. (Sigerist, page 381)Generally, what is described are the symptoms, which was generally how it was in the ancient world  These ailments that caused you to become short of breath, or to develop a cough, were caused by demons sent by the…
  • A Bit Dusty

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    allergyasthmamurrayhill
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Many allergens, including dust mites, are in dust. Dust mites are tiny living creatures found in bedding, mattresses, carpeting and upholstered furniture. They live on dead skin cells and other things found in house dust.
 
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  • Moms of food-allergic kids need dietician's support

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:13 am
    Discovering your child has a severe food allergy can be a terrible shock. Even more stressful can be determining what foods your child can and cannot eat, and constructing a new diet which might eliminate entire categories of foods. Providing parents with detailed, individual advice from a dietician is a key component of effective food allergy care, experts say.
  • Heat boosts phthalate emissions from vinyl crib mattress covers

    17 Dec 2014 | 7:13 am
    The US continues to look at the use and regulation of phthalates, which have been associated with health problems. Of particular concern is the safety of these plastic additives to children. A new study aims to improve our understanding of one possible exposure route for babies: vinyl crib mattress covers. Scientists report that as these covers warm up, they emit more phthalates into the air.
  • Most patients do not use inhalers, epinephrine autoinjectors correctly

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:41 am
    For people with asthma or severe allergies, medical devices like inhalers and epinephrine autoinjectors, such as EpiPen, can be lifesaving. However, a new study indicates that a majority of patients often do not use these devices correctly. They conducted an investigation to identify factors associated with incorrect use of inhalers and epinephrine autoinjectors so that health care providers are aware of the problem and can plan better ways to increase proper usage.
  • New floor covering can lead to breathing problems in babies

    15 Dec 2014 | 5:44 am
    New flooring in the living environment of pregnant women significantly increases the risk of infants to suffer from respiratory diseases in their first year of life. This is the result of a study that demonstrates that exposure to volatile organic compounds in the months before and after birth induces breathing problems in early childhood. The scientists therefore recommend that redecoration should be avoided during pregnancy or in the first year of children’s life.
  • Energy efficient homes linked to asthma

    11 Dec 2014 | 7:20 am
    The drive for energy efficient homes could increase asthma risks, according to new research that has found that a failure by residents to heat and ventilate retrofitted properties could lead to more people developing the respiratory condition.
 
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  • 2000-539 B.C.: Babylonians describe first lung diseases

    20 Dec 2014 | 5:44 am
    Ancient Babylonian texts describe both diseases of the lungs and heart, and they even describe diseases such a`s chronic bronchitis and pneumonia. These respiratory diseases were more frequent than in ancient Egypt, and the reason may be due to the climate of Mesopotamia which can result in scorching hot days as hot as 120 degrees, and very cold nights. (Sigerist, page 381)Generally, what is described are the symptoms, which was generally how it was in the ancient world  These ailments that caused you to become short of breath, or to develop a cough, were caused by demons sent by the…
  • 2500-539 B.C.: Chaldeans create system of medicine

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    Originating with the Chaldeans was the Zend Avista, or the Living Word.  This was a compilation of all the Chaldean knowledge accumulated around 2500 B.C. by Zarathustria (Zerdutscht Zoroaster), who was a "priestly lawgiver who lived around 2500 B.C.  As the most educated Chaldean, he was probably a member of the priesthood. His writings were lost to time, although they were ultimately rewritten into a book consisting of: (Baas, page 25)Yanza -- A liturgyVispered -- Prayers (this would include the medical portions)Jesch -- History of ChaldeansBundehesch -- CosmologyPriests were…
  • RT Cave listed among best COPD blogs

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:22 pm
    So I am up late, and to kill the time I'm surfing the net.  I'm looking for a book that covers the basics of COPD in order so I can stay up to date on COPD wisdom, with the ultimate goal of coming up with ideas to write for healthcentral.com and this site. As I'm doing this I come across a slide show called 14 Best COPD Blogs. I decide to flip through the show to see if there are COPD blogs that might be of interest, when I come to #10 on the list, which is Respiratory Therapy Cave. This is what they said about the Cave:Being diagnosed with COPD doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the…
  • 2000 B.C.: Chaldeans introduce physicians to Babylon

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:27 am
    Various groups of people continued to emigrate into Mesopotamia even as the Sumerian civilization was fading. Among these were the Syrians, Babylonians, Hebrews, Phoenicians, Akkadians and Arabs. Some of these matured to form villages, towns, cities, empires and even civilizations. Yet it was another group of people who had the greatest impact on medicine: the Chaldeans (Chaldees). (Baas page 25)No one knows when they emigrated into the area, although many speculate they came from the north. The Hebrew Bible says they came from the "extremities of the earth," which may be Armenia, Cephenin,…
  • Asthma/ COPD medications over-prescribed?

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:36 am
    According to ranker.com, asthma is the 7th most common diagnosis, with COPD falling to #37.  However, according to the Detroit Free Press, based on the amount of asthma and COPD medicine prescribed, asthma and COPD are the 4th most commonly diagnosed diseases.  The evidence seems to suggest that there are a lot of people being prescribed asthma and COPD medications -- i.e. albuterol -- who have not been diagnosed with either asthma or COPD. Many respiratory therapists observed this as a common truth years ago, as it is quite obvious that many of the people prescribed…
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  • A Bit Dusty

    allergyasthmamurrayhill
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Many allergens, including dust mites, are in dust. Dust mites are tiny living creatures found in bedding, mattresses, carpeting and upholstered furniture. They live on dead skin cells and other things found in house dust.
  • We're Here to Help

    allergyasthmamurrayhill
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Our group of physicians, nurses, technologists and ancillary staff enjoy helping patients who have allergic conditions and we get great satisfaction from bringing them to the point where their conditions no longer interfere with their lifestyle or sense of well being.
  • Welcome

    allergyasthmamurrayhill
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Thanks for visiting our blog! Allergy and Asthma Associates of Murray Hill (AAAMH) is a professional association of allergists and immunologists of Murray Hill. The AAAMH is dedicated to improving the quality of patient care in allergy and immunology through research, advocacy and professional public education. Visit our website to learn more.
  • “7 Health Benefits of Kantakari Powder”

    paulhaider
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:29 am
    “Kantakari Powder or (Solanum Xanthocarpum) is a wonderful herb that works great for asthma, bronchitis, GI challenges, sore throats, and more” Kantakari Herb Habitat – Kantakari is a thorny bush grows wild all over Asia and especially in India. Kantakari has purple flowers and green and yellow berries, and has been used successfully in Ayurvedic Medicine for hundreds of years. Lung Problems – Kantakari is a bitter herb that opens up lung passages thus helping with asthma, bronchitis, and coughs do to colds and flues. Kantakari is helpful when histamine is depleted from lung…
  • Recollections of a strange night in a train

    sitanaik
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    It was in early winter of 1995 , in late November if I remember right. I was returning from a cousin
 
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  • Serious Allergies you Must Know About

    admin2
    4 Dec 2014 | 10:05 pm
    What are Allergies? The constitution of every human being is different. Thus your body will react to certain alien items very differently from that of your friend. You may have seen that your friend avoids sea food because she gets rashes from them and your uncle stays away from cats because he starts sneezing when the felines are around. This just means that there are certain agents (allergens) that react with their body adversely and affects their cardiovascular and nervous system. At times these reactions can be dangerous and might cause severe difficulty in breathing. You may even need to…
  • 7 Most Common Food Allergy Symptoms

    admin2
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Food allergies are those common types of allergies which are caused due to intake of certain foods which a person might be allergic to. The allergy leads to certain symptoms and even serious results in some of the cases. Thus it is important to identify which food has caused the allergy so that it can be avoided. Different foods might cause different symptoms but there are some common signs to identify food allergies and they are given as follows: 1. Difficult to Breathe or Swallow Out of all the other common symptoms of food allergies, one of the most common is the difficult to breathe after…
  • 3 Steps to Control Childhood Asthma in your Kid

    admin2
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    When a child is diagnosed with asthma, the situation can be scary not just for the child but also for the parents. Asthma is a lifelong condition which can affect life’s events and activities in many ways and is something which no one can totally cure. But, with some steps, parents can help control childhood asthma and make life easier for the child.  The following are some steps to control this condition in your kid: 1. Learn the Triggers and Avoid them The very first step to control asthma in your child is to learn what triggers the asthma attacks in your child and avoid those…
  • Wish to Say Goodbye to Asthma Triggers? Find Out How

    admin2
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Asthma is a lifelong condition which can have different levels of affects and severity for different patients but still restricts each one of them from performing activities and engaging in tasks.  Asthma is triggered due to certain allergens, which may be different from different people. Not just for asthma patients but even for non-asthmatics, keeping away from dust, dander, pollutants, smoke and dander is recommended.  These pollutants get absorbed in the tissues and the fat cells and over a period of time, these can cause imbalances in the body leading to asthma. To say good bye to…
  • Asthma Treatment Guidelines For The Elderly

    admin2
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:36 pm
    When certain elderly persons suffer from asthma, then its treatment or management can be very challenging.  This is so because older patients have a poorer perception of their asthmatic condition of the symptoms when compared to the younger persons.  Moreover the suppressed recognition and the tolerance of the symptoms also contribute to the increase in morbidity in older asthma sufferers. Another reason why older patients may face difficulty in asthma management is because they have problems in utilizing prescribed medicines.  This could be because of the mechanical difficulties in using…
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  • Brave new world of immunotherapy - Twitter summary from 2014 #ACAAI meeting

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Dr Hal Nelson discussed whether to "retire" traditional SCIT in favor of SLIT drops, rush and cluster SCIT. Dr Hal Nelson offered his insights about the future of immunotherapy now that SLIT tablets are here.Rush IT works but adverse reactions still remain in the double digits even with pre-medication. Cluster IT involves multiple injections in one day. It gets patients to maintenance and symptom relief quicker and is generally safe. Cluster immunotherapy - 15 injections over 6 wks vs. 13 injections over 13 weeks, the rates of systemic reactions were similar (3% and 4%). Systemic reaction…
  • What's New in Food Allergy? Twitter summary from 2014 #ACAAI meeting

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Alessandro Fiocchi and Robert A Wood presented this workshop. Egg allergy is the only food allergy that can present at birth, suggesting prenatal factors involved in sensitization. There are limits of the 'prohibitionist approach' to food allergy care. Supplemental probiotics don't substantially alter intestinal microbiota, which is why we haven't yet seen robust effects. 8 foods cause 90% of food allergies (click to enlarge the image). The likelihood of a negative oral food challenge is shown in relation to the respective values of skin prick test (SPT) and serum IgE (sIgE).Potential…
  • Why is there an Allergy Epidemic? Twitter summary from 2014 #ACAAI meeting

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    This is a summary of the debate Hygiene Hypothesis/Microbiome vs Climate Change.According to Dr Portnoy, CO2 on Mauna Loa went from 320 ppm to 400 ppm from 1960 to 2010, sunlight goes in, heats up the Earth and can't get out. Health effects of CO2: rodent and insect borne diseases, changes in seafood borne diseases, contamination of drinking H2O, etc. There's an association with CO2 and allergy epidemic. Increasing levels of CO2 production lead to increase of ragweed pollen production and potency. This also explains increased ragweed allergy in cities (where there is more CO2) than in rural…
  • Turbinates to Bronchioles: the one airway concept in asthma treatment - Twitter summary from 2014 #ACAAI

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Allergies and asthmaDr. Tim Craig discussed adult asthma: Defining allergies in asthma can allow to develop plans for avoidance, determine if immunotherapy, or monoclonals are indicated. @DrAnneEllis: In one of Craig's studies, 95% of asthmatics had positive skin tests. Much higher than what I see in my practice.The rates of positive skin tests are higher in those whose asthma onset was before the age of 30. In a cohort of NON-allergic asthmatics, there were more females and cough was the prominent symptom. Those asthmatics with cat allergy had lowest PC20 values on methacholine challenge, ie…
  • Atopic Dermatitis In-Depth - Twitter summary from 2014 #ACAAI meeting

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    "Atopic Dermatitis In-Depth" with Peter Lio and Mark Boguniewicz: Dr Lio is a dermatologist from Chicago who is especially interested in AD. “Many allergists feel abandoned by the dermatologists in the care of severe atopic dermatitis”. Dr Lio says as a dermatologist, he is an 'externist' rather than an internist. In darker skin types, it can be difficult to appreciate erythroderma. Comprehensive goal of AD care: Moisturization, Antibiotics, Antipruritics and anti-inflammatories. FilaggrinDr Lio discussed the importance of filaggrin - barrier and moisturization roles. Keratinocytes…
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