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  • Moderate lifetime marijuana smoking linked to airway irritation but not lung function

    Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    A research study based on analysis of publicly available data has found that recent marijuana use was associated with symptoms of airway inflammation, but that moderate lifetime use was not...
  • Time to rethink the inner-city asthma epidemic?

    Asthma News -- ScienceDaily
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:56 am
    Challenging the long-standing belief that city dwellers suffer disproportionately from asthma, the results of a new study of more than 23,000 U.S. children reveal that income, race and ethnic origin may play far more potent roles in asthma risk than kids' physical surroundings.
  • As Flu Persists In Minnesota, Elderly And Young At Most Risk

    Asthma News
    1 Feb 2015 | 3:07 am
    Influenza is rife across Minnesota and with the 2014 -2015 season being described as particularly bad, most at risk are the elderly and young children. MINNEAPOLIS, MN, USA, February 1, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Influenza remains widespread across …
  • 800 B.C Asclepius will heal your asthma, part 2

    Respiratory Therapy Cave
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:09 pm
    Medical historian Pierre-Victor Renouard said that aspiring Greek physicians traveled to Egypt and Mesopotamia to learn about medicine, once the schools at the great Asclepions had been established.  He said that "soon the sages of Greece ceased their journeys in search of light in foreign countries, for their own country became in its turn a center of illumination for all nations." (9, page 80)Potential physicians traveled from near and far to be instructed at these temples, and they were probably sworn to secrecy. Likewise, the sick and injured traveled from near and far to learn the…
  • Allergies

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    23 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    DO YOU HAVE ALLERGIES? If so, your immune system is compromised. One reason for this could be that y
 
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  • Time to rethink the inner-city asthma epidemic?

    20 Jan 2015 | 5:56 am
    Challenging the long-standing belief that city dwellers suffer disproportionately from asthma, the results of a new study of more than 23,000 U.S. children reveal that income, race and ethnic origin may play far more potent roles in asthma risk than kids' physical surroundings.
  • New cellular pathway triggering allergic asthma response identified

    19 Jan 2015 | 12:43 pm
    A novel signaling pathway critical to the immune response of cells associated with the initiation of allergic asthma has been identified by researchers. The discovery, they say, could point the way to new therapies that suppress the inflammatory allergic response, offering potential relief to millions of Americans with the chronic lung condition and potentially other allergic diseases.
  • Rare mutations do not explain 'missing heritability' in asthma

    16 Jan 2015 | 5:55 am
    Rare genetic mutations have been thought to explain missing heritability, but it appears they are unlikely to play a major role. Analyzing the coding regions of genomes of more than 11,000 individuals, scientists identified mutations in just three genes that were associated with asthma risk. Each was associated with risk in specific ethnicities, suggesting gaps in the current understanding of asthma genetics.
  • Worsening health conditions increase risk of mortgage default, disclosure

    14 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    The mortgage strain of American home ownership can lead to poor health, but a new study finds that the inverse may also be true -- changes in health can serve as a predictor to mortgage distress.
  • Severe asthma: Diagnosis, treatment are inadequate

    14 Jan 2015 | 4:27 am
    Asthma is a common disease. In most sufferers, asthma can be treated successfully, and as a result emergency room consultation and hospitalization are rarely needed. However, in a minority of patients asthma can be only partially controlled, or even prove impossible to control, despite intensive treatment. In a new review article, researchers describe the points that require consideration when diagnosing and treating such cases, known as severe asthma, and the areas in which further research is required.
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  • As Flu Persists In Minnesota, Elderly And Young At Most Risk

    1 Feb 2015 | 3:07 am
    Influenza is rife across Minnesota and with the 2014 -2015 season being described as particularly bad, most at risk are the elderly and young children. MINNEAPOLIS, MN, USA, February 1, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Influenza remains widespread across …
  • Man rises from drugs to plumbing, taking the right path

    31 Jan 2015 | 10:19 pm
    … , he suffers from emphysema and asthma and until recently lived in …
  • Delhi's polluted air: How bad the situation is for asthmatic patients

    31 Jan 2015 | 10:06 pm
    … from asthma. ET Magazine asked Dr Vikram Jaggi of the Asthma Chest … bad the situation is for asthmatic patients in Delhi and to … young and the very old asthma patients. When we think of … children in Delhi suffering from asthma has increased from 2-3% 40 …
  • Cancerous Tumors may be Reduced by CMV Treatment; The CBCD Reviews the Study

    31 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    “Therapies against CMV (Cytomegalovirus) … may represent a great promise for halting tumor progression." (1) ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 29, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- “Infected with the Cytomegalovirus (CMV)? The Center for the …
  • Upending EPA’s science on pollution and asthma

    31 Jan 2015 | 11:02 am
    … and regulators have cited childhood asthma as an excuse for ever-stricter … questions the long-held wisdom on asthma and air pollution, casting doubt … no statistically significant difference in asthma rates between those who live … poverty, which could actually increase asthma rates. Part of the problem …
 
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  • 800 B.C Asclepius will heal your asthma, part 2

    31 Jan 2015 | 8:09 pm
    Medical historian Pierre-Victor Renouard said that aspiring Greek physicians traveled to Egypt and Mesopotamia to learn about medicine, once the schools at the great Asclepions had been established.  He said that "soon the sages of Greece ceased their journeys in search of light in foreign countries, for their own country became in its turn a center of illumination for all nations." (9, page 80)Potential physicians traveled from near and far to be instructed at these temples, and they were probably sworn to secrecy. Likewise, the sick and injured traveled from near and far to learn the…
  • 800 B.C: Asclepius will heal your asthma, part 1

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:43 pm
    This is a statue of Asclepius from the NationalMuseum at Athens.  The staff of Asclepiusappears to be missing. (2, page 44)If you lived with asthma in ancient Greece around 800 B.C., chances were pretty good you worshiped the god Asclepius for health and healing.  He became the most proficient of all the Greek gods of medicine.You didn't have to worship him, however, as nearly all the Greek gods had the ability to cause injuries and disease and the power to heal, especially Hermes, Paeon, Apollo, Hercules and Athena. Yet these gods had other interests they had to concentrate on, so…
  • Martyr COPDer: Too Tough for Treatment

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:38 am
    They tend to suffer needlessly because they are too tough or too proud to seek help. Actually, and closer to the truth perhaps, they are too scared to seek help. They are what we call Martyr COPDers.  Like Undiagnosed COPDers, they tend to brush off symptoms as not serious. Even as their symptoms get worse, they think their sheer willpower will beat their disease to submission. Because of this they do not seek medical help when they should, and might even forgo COPD medicine.There are only two things that will get them to seek help. The first is a caring spouse who is aware of the fact…
  • 800 B.C.: The Greeks transform medicine

    24 Jan 2015 | 7:30 pm
    While medicine was born around 30,000 B.C., it was revolutionized around 800 B.C. by the Ancient Greeks.  The Greeks were the first to reap the rewards of accumulated wisdom and technological advancements.  They had time to enjoy life, to think, discover, and invent.Around 1500 B.C. villages started to form in Greece that grew to become powerful city-states.  Each city state was separated by mountains, so they each developed their own government and culture.  Sometimes they even fought with each other.  The most famous such war was between the two wealthiest and most…
  • 800 B.C: Homer was first to use the term asthma

    23 Jan 2015 | 6:54 pm
    Bust of Homer (British Museum, London).  As a child, Homer (800 or 850 B.C.) listened to poems recited by his dad about a war that occurred almost 400 years before he was born.  He was so impressed that as a young man he spent many hours in the open courtyard writing them down. He couldn't remember word per word the stories his dad told. What made it even more confusing was that his uncle sang the same stories, only the twists and turns were different. The names used, the plot, the ending, and the morals learned, however, were the same no matter who told the stories. So, many…
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  • Allergies

    ninaturaltherapiesclinic
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    DO YOU HAVE ALLERGIES? If so, your immune system is compromised. One reason for this could be that y
  • Local Principal In Trouble For Saving A Life

    katkmps
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
    Woodland Middle School Principal Cari Thomson gave her prescription inhaler to a student having an asthma attack, but it may have saved his life. Now, she is facing backlash and possible criminal charges from the family for not asking for their permission. The seventh-grade student had left his inhaler at home that day, but suffered from a severe asthma attack at school. According to The Daily News, school officials told police they tried to contact the student’s parents “multiple” times before Thomson gave the student her asthma inhaler. Police reports show the school nurse was…
  • Cambia

    olimilu
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:34 am
    Cambia Generic Name: diclofenac (dye KLOE fen ak) Brand Names: Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Voltaren-XR, Zipsor What is Cambia? Cambia (diclofenac) belongs to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Diclofenac works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Cambia powder is used to treat a migraine headache attack. Do not use Cambia to treat a cluster headache. Cambia will only treat a headache that has already begun. Cambia will not prevent headaches or reduce the number of attacks. Diclofenac may also be used for other purposes not…
  • Uh-oh

    Jessica
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:20 am
    So I found my daughter playing with my asthma pump. I said: GASP and took it away from her. This was
  • Remaining Resolute

    asthmainstitute
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:18 am
    So, you’ve taken the plunge. You’ve set your goals for the New Year, and this is going to be the year you really stick to them. Really, you’re serious this time around. Congratulations on your far-sightedness and determination. You’ve checked off a few goals already—you brought salad to lunch every day this week—and you’re feeling strong. But are you’re worried how long it will last? Are you wondering if asthma will hold you back from achieving your goals? We’re here to encourage you to stick to your goals, however ambitious, this year. Whether you plan to scale the Dawn…
 
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  • Symptoms and How to Deal with Food Allergies in Babies and Toddlers

    admin2
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:57 pm
    When a child is allergic to food; the food comes to her/him like an invader first attacking the immune system. In some cases, the body will automatically make an antibody called IgE, which is a protein that detects the food causing the allergy and releases substances such as histamine to fight the allergy. Thereby, you can see the allergy symptoms; the intensity varies with children from mild to severe. The symptoms of food allergies can show up within few minutes or after 2-3 hours; you will see swelling like hives, breathing trouble or other bodily discomforts. Some also experience eczema,…
  • Homeopathy to Cure Asthma

    admin2
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:53 pm
    Although the cause of asthma varies widely, from genetic to pollution, it is one health disorder that is not just poignantly existent but is globally increasing in an alarming rate every year. The primary cause behind this ever increasing rate is increase in pollution, exposure to artificial food, and chemicals. These ever growing phenomenon are making our body’s immune system to malfunction at a point thus leaving us as victims to respiratory and skin ailments. Although asthmatic treatments primarily depends upon bronchodilators and steroids, which honestly work wonders in acute conditions…
  • Wheat Allergy – Its Symptoms and Signs

    admin2
    23 Dec 2014 | 10:17 pm
    What Causes Wheat Allergy? Wheat contains four types of proteins; namely albumin, gliadin, globulin and gluten – if you are allergic to any one of these proteins then you are prone to have wheat allergy on consumption of the same. Kids are more prone to these allergens; sometimes the first signs are visible when you are in your 20’s. Sometimes signs of this allergy appear during childhood but vanish once you cross the 20s. Foods that Cause Wheat Allergy Wheat is found in numerous foods, including some that might not even come to your mind generally like soy sauce, beer, and ketchup.
  • 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…
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  • Immunology of the Lung - Nature video

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    From the Nature Immunology: http://www.nature.com/ni/index.html -- Our lungs bring in vital oxygen and expel carbon dioxide. But they’re also an important immune site. They filter the air we breathe, repulsing invaders and repairing injury. But sometimes these powerful immune responses overreact, causing diseases such as asthma. Posted at Allergy Notes. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Should all patients with severe asthma get tested for AAT deficiency?

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    α1-Antitrypsin (A1AT). Image source: Wikipedia, GNU Free Documentation License.There is an uncertain relationship between severe AAT deficiency and asthma. Studies have not shown an increased prevalence of AAT deficiency among asthmatics. There is no association of alpha-1 antitrypsin Pi variants such as Pi MZ or Pi MS with more severe asthma.However, in a large cohort study of over 1000 patients with severe AAT deficiency, 21% of patients had asthma. The presence of asthma was not independently associated with an accelerated decline in pulmonary function, and the results of augmentation…
  • What is the word origin of allergy and asthma conditions?

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Google dictionary card has etymological information, a translation box and a graph that shows the use of a word over time. If you only want to find the origin of a word like "allergy", you don't have to search for [define allergy]. You can search for [allergy origin] or [allergy word origin] and Google shows a special version of the dictionary card that highlights etymological information. Google Search Card results for "Word Origin" for common allergy and asthma conditions are shown below. You can see them all in the slideshow, or click through the…
  • Top Asthma Articles for January 2015

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:06 am
    Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about asthma published recently:Asthma and Allergen Sensitization start earlier in life than previolsy reported (age 2 for asthma, age 1 for allergy), dust mite is the culprit in 80% http://buff.ly/1uU6P5uExercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) underdiagnosis may result in habitual avoidance of sports and physical activity, chronic deconditioning, weight gain, poor asthma control, low self-esteem, and reduced quality of life. Improving EIB diagnosis: no existing EIB screening questionnaire had adequate sensitivity and specificity…
  • Using the Ellipta Inhaler Device - training video from National Jewish Health

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Get step-by-step instructions for how to use the Ellipta inhaler, a device containing medication to treat COPD and asthma. Posted at Allergy Notes. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
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