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  • Seasonal allergies: tips and remedies

    Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today
    21 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    In this Spotlight, we investigate what causes seasonal allergies and what the best strategies are for avoid their debilitating effects.
  • Anti-smoking commercials burn out over time

    Asthma News -- ScienceDaily
    19 May 2015 | 8:09 am
    The massive, federally funded anti-smoking campaign in the United States 'Tips From Former Smokers' -- 'Tips' for short -- fizzled more than it popped. That's the conclusion behind new research on this public health issue.
  • Breathing easy: 7 ways asthma is a friend to its victims

    Asthma News
    25 May 2015 | 4:11 am
    … having asthma. Life hands out some particularly bitter lemons to asthmatics, but … 101 surefire ways to cure asthma? Because I do. Practically everyone … say steroids inhalers are best asthma treatment Then I’m always … loyal than other people’s asthma. 6. Facilitator to epiphanies Most …
  • 62 A.D.: Seneca's view of life helped him cope with asthma

    Respiratory Therapy Cave
    24 May 2015 | 7:20 am
    I am in love with Seneca the Younger.  He was an asthmatic with allergies just like me, only he suffered with the disease over 2,000 years ago.  His descriptions of the disease were simply amazing, yet more impressive was the way he learned to cope, and the way he wrote about how asthma made him a better person simply for having experienced it.    And even more amazing is the methods that he developed to conquer his asthma. He wrote that you cannot dwell on the past and say things like, "Oh why me?" You cannot say things like, "No one had ever been in such a…
  • BE MINDFUL OF GIVING YOUR KIDS NUTS

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    naijahousewife
    18 May 2015 | 12:38 am
    This serves as a reminder to parents who have children with Asthma or children who have a history of
 
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  • Anti-smoking commercials burn out over time

    19 May 2015 | 8:09 am
    The massive, federally funded anti-smoking campaign in the United States 'Tips From Former Smokers' -- 'Tips' for short -- fizzled more than it popped. That's the conclusion behind new research on this public health issue.
  • Maternal obesity compromises babies' immune system at time of birth

    18 May 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Maternal obesity is linked to several adverse health outcomes for the infant that can persist into adulthood. But when does the immune system of babies born to obese mothers get compromised? Very early in the baby's life, according to a study. The research team analyzed umbilical cord blood samples of infants born to lean, overweight and obese mothers, and found that pre-pregnancy maternal weight has a significant impact on the neonate's immune system.
  • New school-based program helps reduce absentee rate for urban minority children with asthma

    18 May 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in children, and it can only be managed, not cured. It affects a disproportionally higher percentage of low-income, urban minority children, and is also the most common disease-related reason for children missing school. This can have a negative effect on their academic achievement, as well as later success in life.
  • Certain risk factors can predict the risk for COPD exacerbations in patients using inhaled medications

    18 May 2015 | 9:11 am
    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), being female, and certain scores on the St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) were associated with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in subjects using long-acting controller medication, according to a new study.
  • Many children with asthma have reaction to peanuts, but do not know it

    17 May 2015 | 11:34 am
    In recent years and months, peanut allergies in children have been in the news frequently, as scientists reveal new insights into why more and more children are developing them and what can be done to avoid them. However, until now, few have studied the connection between peanut allergy and childhood asthma.
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  • Breathing easy: 7 ways asthma is a friend to its victims

    25 May 2015 | 4:11 am
    … having asthma. Life hands out some particularly bitter lemons to asthmatics, but … 101 surefire ways to cure asthma? Because I do. Practically everyone … say steroids inhalers are best asthma treatment Then I’m always … loyal than other people’s asthma. 6. Facilitator to epiphanies Most …
  • Ground Breaking Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment Now Available in the Coachella Valley

    25 May 2015 | 4:08 am
    Desert Neuropathy & Knee Pain Institute is educating patients about new cutting-edge therapy for peripheral neuropathy treatment. You don't have to live with it RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIFORNIA, USA, May 6, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Peripheral …
  • Herpes Vaccine in Development Achieves Phase 2 Study Goals; CBCD Reviews a Report

    25 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    An in-development vaccine significantly reduced HSV viral activity in clinical trials. (1) ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, May 22, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- “Infected with the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1 or HSV-2)? The CBCD recommends taking …
  • Asthma management

    25 May 2015 | 2:41 am
    … and distribute asthma action plans. If time permits, Kola said, asthma testing will be conducted. Asthma is a chronic … at risk of getting asthma.   She noted that asthma is not contagious … has diabetes, asthma or other health concerns, Mathew said. “Asthma is a …
  • GSK seeks Japanese approval for eosinophilic asthma drug mepolizumab

    25 May 2015 | 12:47 am
    … for patients with severe eosinophilic asthma who experience exacerbations on standard … and adolescents with severe eosinophilic asthma identified by a blood eosinophil … this year. In severe eosinophilic asthma, over-production of eosinophils (a type …
 
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  • 62 A.D.: Seneca's view of life helped him cope with asthma

    24 May 2015 | 7:20 am
    I am in love with Seneca the Younger.  He was an asthmatic with allergies just like me, only he suffered with the disease over 2,000 years ago.  His descriptions of the disease were simply amazing, yet more impressive was the way he learned to cope, and the way he wrote about how asthma made him a better person simply for having experienced it.    And even more amazing is the methods that he developed to conquer his asthma. He wrote that you cannot dwell on the past and say things like, "Oh why me?" You cannot say things like, "No one had ever been in such a…
  • 62 B.C.: Seneca the asthma philosopher

    23 May 2015 | 6:37 am
    During the last three years of his life, Seneca the Younger spent much of his time writing down his thoughts about the world around him, including his thoughts about asthma and how it impacted his life.  He also gave his advice to other people suffering from this disease. He said: "What in fact makes people who are morally unenlightened by the experience of physical distress is their failure to acquire the habit of contentment with the spirit. They have instead been preoccupied by the body... so do not go out of your way to make your troubles any more tiresome than they are and burden…
  • Most Aerosolized medicine is wasted

    18 May 2015 | 9:36 pm
    According to the American Association of Respiratory Care's "Guide to Aerosolized Medications," not much of the medicine inhaled by inhalers and nebulizers makes it into airways. By device, here's how much medicine reaches the lungs? Metered Dose Inhalers:  9%Metered Dose Inhalers with spacer:  15%Small Volume Nebulizer:  12%Dry Powdered Inhaler:  13%So that means that most of the inhaled medicine, or a whopping 85-91% depending on the device used, "is lost in the oropharynx, the device, the exhaled breath, and the environment," according to the guidelines.When a patient…
  • FeNO Testing To Diagnose Asthma

    18 May 2015 | 3:13 am
    The following post was originally published on on June 26, 2014, at healthcentral.com/asthmaFeNO Testing May Help Diagnose AsthmaOne of the many tests used to help physicians diagnose and treat asthma is Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide, or FeNO. It’s a simple procedure where the patient exhales into a mouthpiece connected to a computer that measures the amount of Nitric Oxide (NO) present in asthmatic lungs. It is now common knowledge that all asthmatics have a small amount of chronic (it’s always there) inflammation present in their lungs. When exposed to certain asthma triggers, this…
  • 25 BC-50 AD: Celcus spearheads quest to define asthma

    16 May 2015 | 2:43 am
    So what would life be like for the asthmatic when Jesus and Caesar walked the earth? From my investigations into this era I'd imagine the best remedy might simply be to tough it out, as many of the recommended remedies seem like they'd be worse than the disease. Of course this was true of most medicine prior to the 20th century.Aurelius Cornelius Celsus was a voluminous writer. Whilemost of his works have been lost to history, his medical treatiesbecame one of the most read books during the Renaissance.The second century A.D. was a very "fruitful era of literature and philosophy." (1, pages…
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  • BE MINDFUL OF GIVING YOUR KIDS NUTS

    naijahousewife
    18 May 2015 | 12:38 am
    This serves as a reminder to parents who have children with Asthma or children who have a history of
  • Children with Asthma May Have Peanut Allergies - Yahoo News

    annaartiga
    18 May 2015 | 12:20 am
    Very true I know a child with allergies who was found to have peanut sensitivities that caused tummy issues. http://news.yahoo.com/children-asthma-may-peanut-allergies-175446233.html
  • Numerous Saskatchewan fires raising health concerns

    amberrockliffe
    17 May 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Watch above: Blazes and even controlled burning are raising concerns about air quality in Saskatchewan. Amber Rockliffe reports. SASKATOON – Grass fires, forest fires, and even controlled burning are raising concerns about air quality in Saskatchewan. Environment Canada meteorologist Justin Hobson said even a moderate air quality warning – as Saskatoon and Regina saw Saturday – can trigger respiratory issues. “It can irritate their lungs, and cause increased mucus production in the nose or the throat. It may cause coughing, difficulty breathing, and irritability in…
  • ‘Lenny’ (my COPD/Asthma) & Me 4 Today - - Medicare, Humidity & Goals!

    billydursens
    17 May 2015 | 5:55 pm
     Being willing to share with others the path I am traveling while battling ‘Lenny’ (name I have given my COPD/Asthma) is almost like therapy for me while also giving me the responsibility of taking my battle seriously. With the help of social media I know I can also reach out to others who are also fighting similar battles and hopefully at time supply a little insight, little knowledge and maybe stir up some questions. So today I share where I am at and maybe how I may or may not be dealing with it. – This start of Medicare is something else as I found with a visit to my…
  • Many Kids With Asthma Also Sensitive to Peanuts: Study

    Health Editor
    17 May 2015 | 8:37 am
    SUNDAY, May 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Sensitivity to peanuts is common among children with asthma, yet many children and their parents are unaware of the problem, a new study finds. There’s been little research into the link between childhood asthma and peanut allergy, according to the study authors. “Many of the respiratory symptoms of peanut allergy can mirror those of an asthma attack, and vice versa. Examples of those symptoms include shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing,” said the study lead author, Dr. Robert Cohn from Mercy Children’s Hospital in…
 
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  • A Comprehensive Knowhow about Lanolin Allergy

    admin2
    24 May 2015 | 11:29 pm
    The waxy or oily substance that is got from the sheep or other similar furry animals (it keeps the wool waterproof) is lanolin and when people having lanolin allergy comes in contact with wool or other products with lanolin they develop symptoms in the form of itchy skin rash. Lanolin is also found in lotions, ointments, make-up, furniture polish, ink, leather and cosmetic products. The Symptoms The predominant symptoms of lanolin allergy are painful skin rash, redness, swelling, and irritable nasal congestion. You may also face respiratory symptoms as well, especially if you have asthma. The…
  • Learn about Cinnamon Allergy Symptoms and Ways to Treat it

    admin2
    12 May 2015 | 11:24 pm
    The spice cinnamon is used in many dishes all over the globe, not only to bring taste and flavour but also to reap its innumerable health benefits. Unfortunately, some people have acute sensitivity to cinnamon; although the intensity of the allergy can vary from mild to severe but the pain and discomfort is truly intolerable in some cases. Cinnamon allergy symptoms are difficult to diagnose because you can get allergies from it even by touching, eating or even getting in slightest contact with it. Adults are more likely to get this allergy than babies. However, if a baby has this allergy the…
  • Top 6 Natural Treatments for Bronchial Asthma

    admin2
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:51 pm
    Bronchial asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways which results in periodic attacks of coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing and tightness in the chest. The allergies in the case of bronchial asthma are strongly related to chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps and middle ear infections. There are many medical ways to treat bronchial asthma but even simple home remedies can do the cure. The following is a list of the 6 natural or home remedies that can work to reduce the effect of bronchial asthma. 1. Ginger Research has found that ginger can help to reduce the airway inflammation…
  • 5 Ways to Use Herbs to Replace Asthma Medicine

    admin2
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Asthma is a respiratory disorder which is characterized by inflammation and constriction of the air passages. Some of the common symptoms of asthma include wheezing, coughing, difficulty in breathing; tightening sensation in the chest etc. asthma is usually triggered by allergens, cold air, emotional stress and even viral illness. While it is true that there are many over the counter methods available to treat asthma but there are also many natural cures or herbal remedies that can have a positive impact.  The following are the 5 herbs which can be used to replace asthma medicine. Ma Huang…
  • Know the Relationship Between Vog and Asthma

    admin2
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:44 pm
    Vog is a type of an air pollution which is formed when sulfur dioxide and the other gases that are emitted at the time of an erupting volcano react with the moisture and oxygen in the presence of sunlight.  The term is most commonly used in the area of the Hawaiian Islands. As a result of the combination of sulfur dioxide and the oxygen, sulphuric acid and other kinds of sulphates are formed.  It has been proved as a result of many studies that vog is dangerous.  It is infact so dangerous that it tends to trigger asthma attacks in asthma patients. The following is some more information…
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  • Asthma pathogenesis and new drugs for treatment - BMJ State of the Art Review

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Asthma affects more than 300 million people worldwide. Of these, 10-15% have severe asthma, which is refractory to commonly available drugs. New drugs are needed because those that are currently available cannot control symptoms and exacerbations in all patients and can cause adverse reactions. In the past 10 years, advances in asthma genetics, airway biology, and immune cell signaling have led to the development of small molecule therapeutics and biologic agents. Several new classes of asthma drugs have been evaluated in randomized controlled trials:- ultra long acting beta agonists-…
  • Lung Sound Analysis Predicts Airway Inflammation in Patients with Asymptomatic Asthma

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    The expiratory-inspiratory ratios of sound power in the low-frequency range (E-I LF) from 36 patients with asymptomatic asthma were compared with those of 14 healthy controls (here is the study link).The mean E-I LF was higher in the patients with asthma and with increased sputum eosinophils than in those patients without increased sputum eosinophils (0.45 vs 0.20) or in the healthy controls (0.25). Sputum eosinophil ratio and exhaled nitric oxide were independently correlated with E-I LF. For the prediction of increased sputum eosinophils and increased fractional exhaled nitric oxide levels,…
  • Questionnaire-based tool to recognize small airways dysfunction in asthma (SADT) is in development

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    In this preliminary research from The Netherlands, the authors aimed to develop a small airways dysfunction tool (SADT) to identify asthma patients having small airways dysfunction. SADT was based on interviews and pulmonary function tests.Asthma patients with and without SAD were interviewed (10 interviews, 2 focus groups). Patients were selected to participate in this study based on FEF50% and R5-R20 values from spirometry and impulse oscillometry. Patients with small airways dysfunction reported to wheeze easily, were unable to breathe in deeply, mentioned more symptoms related to…
  • Allergic conjunctivitis: What are the new treatments?

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Even Higher Concentration Olopatadine (Pataday (TM))A newer higher concentration (0.77%) version of topical olopatadine is investigated vs. legacy versions of lower concentrations (0.2% and 0.1%) of olopatadine. Ocular itch was reduced for the higher concentration. Currently, most drugs are marketed as lasting up to 16 hours. By increasing the bioavailability of olopatadine, the new version of this drug could extend to 24 hours (the original marketting for Pata-DAY was supposed to imply once a DAY efficacy) . Treatment options for allergic conjunctivitis (eye drops) (click here to enlarge the…
  • Urticaria Activity Score (UAS)

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:07 am
    Consensus guidelines from the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Global Allergy and Asthma European Network, European Dermatology Forum, and World Allergy Organization (EAACI/GA2LEN/EDF/WAO) recommend using a direct well-established scale such as the Urticaria Activity Score (UAS), which evaluates the main disease characteristics (itch, presence, and number of wheals) on a Likert-type symptom intensity scale (0 to 3), with a total daily score ranging from 0 to 6.  The UAS has been used in numerous controlled clinical trials and in daily clinical practice. It was…
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  • Let’s build some Bridges

    breathinstephen
    22 May 2015 | 8:36 am
    As a Respiratory Therapist, Ive worked with the entire age range of asthmatics, from infants to adults, both in the hospital setting and out. As a health advocate, I try my best to educate the public, including health professionals, about asthma and the various aspects of living with a chronic lung disease in general. I’m embarrassed to say though, that I’ve never really given much thought about the prevalence of asthma in our public School systems and how it’s dealt with. This is a major short shortsightedness on my part because school-aged children represent the largest…
  • PFTs Du Jour

    breathinstephen
    1 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    For those interested, here are my latest spirometry results from last weeks SARP follow-up visit at UCSF last week. It’s kind of a bad-good-bad then good-good-bad story. Starting with the not so good news… my initial FEV1 was only 28% (.83 liters) this time. That’s down 4 percentage points from last years visit. The good news, is that my obstructed airways reversed by a whopping 38% after just 4 puffs of Albuterol, raising my FEV1 to 39%. This moved me out of the severe category into just the severe category…..lol. Not great, but I’ll take it! There was no…
  • You’re not alone

    breathinstephen
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:13 am
    Feeling like shit right now? Is your asthma, COPD or other breathing disorder flaring up or bothering you more than usual? Were you searching the web for asthma related stuff as a way to cope with your own crappy breathing? Is that how you reached my blog? Well I can tell you that you’re not alone. I feel your pain, or should I say…I feel your shortness of breath! Breathlessness in any shape or form sucks. No matter how mild or severe it is, it’s pure torture, plain and simple. And right at this very moment there are probably millions of people just like you who are…
  • When did my Asthma become COPD?

    breathinstephen
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Im a Respiratory Therapist who’s been in the field a long time, but I was a quite taken aback when my local Pulmonologist blurred out these sobering words… “Your COPD”, while assessing me on the ward last week. Specifically she said, “we need to find a way to better control your obstructive lung disease” so we can maybe prevent some of these hospitalizations. COPD?, since when did I switch from having asthma to COPD? When does one cross that arbitrary point in time where their asthma changes into something else? Ive always been labeled an asthmatic, so why…
  • SARP ends, but the research continues

    breathinstephen
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:53 am
    Though still in operation, the NIH funded Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP), which started 14 years ago, is now officially closed to new enrollees. Sadly, it looks like SARP will be the last large observational study of severe asthmatics, at least for the foreseeable future. The good news, is that there’s still a lot of valuable data being collected from the study and made available to researchers around the world to continue the fight. A huge thank you to Dr Wenzel and too all the other researchers for their continuing efforts in this field. In the meantime, there are still plenty…
 
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