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Managing Allergies, Asthma 101

Posted 1 day 14 hours ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 – Teens with allergies or asthma who are heading for college later this year should begin preparing for the transition now, an expert says. "For most teens, going away to college marks their first time living independently," said Dr. David Stukus, a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Public Relations Committee. "In addition to moving to a new place, many must learn to manage their own schedule, diet, exercise and health. Young people may find their allergies and asthma neglected due to other, seemingly more important demands on their attention," he said in a college news release. Stukus offers tips on how teens with allergies or asthma can prepare for college in an article published May 3 in the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. The first step, he said, is to meet with your allergist and: Review your asthma and/or ... Read more

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More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study

Posted 4 days ago by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 – The number of American kids suffering from asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the increase, with poor children being hit the hardest, researchers report. Children living in extreme poverty who had asthma and ADHD were nearly twice as likely to have at least one other chronic medical condition. These conditions included developmental delays, autism, depression, anxiety, behavioral or conduct issues, speech and language problems, epilepsy and other seizure disorders, and learning disabilities. "These findings emphasize the importance of studying poverty and its impact on child health, as well as confirm the need for increased awareness to inform child health policy," said lead researcher Dr. Christian Pulcini, a resident at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. The reasons for the increase in chronic conditions aren't clear, but ... Read more

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Doctors Issue Call to Combat Climate Change

Posted 16 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 18, 2016 – Climate change is already harming people's health by promoting illnesses linked to warmer temperatures and changing weather patterns, a leading group of U.S. doctors says in a new position paper. As a result, the American College of Physicians (ACP) is calling for "aggressive, concerted" action to fight climate change by curbing man-made greenhouse gas emissions. Respiratory illnesses, heat stroke and infectious diseases like Zika virus, dengue fever and cholera are flourishing as global temperatures rise, said Dr. Wayne Riley, president of the college. "Our climate is already changing and people are already being harmed. If we don't begin to address climate change, we're going to see more and more manifestations of these health problems," Riley said. "There is clear, compelling scientific consensus that climate change is real," he added. "There is no dispute." ... Read more

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Cinqair Approved for Severe Asthma

Posted 23 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 – Cinqair (reslizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat severe asthma among adults 18 and older. The drug is to be used in combination with other medications, the agency noted. In a Wednesday news release, the agency said that more than 22 million people in the United States have asthma, which leads to more than 400,000 hospitalizations annually. Cinqair, given by injection every four weeks, is designed to reduce severe asthma attacks by reducing blood levels of eosinophils, a white blood cell that contributes to asthma, the FDA said. In clinical studies involving an unspecified number of severe asthma sufferers, people who took Cinqair had fewer severe attacks than those who took a placebo, and a longer time to the first attack, the agency said. Users of Cinqair, a lab-developed "interleukin-5 antagonist monoclonal ... Read more

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FDA Approves Cinqair (reslizumab) to Treat Severe Asthma

Posted 23 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

March 23, 2016 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cinqair (reslizumab) for use with other asthma medicines for the maintenance treatment of severe asthma in patients aged 18 years and older. Cinqair is approved for patients who have a history of severe asthma attacks (exacerbations) despite receiving their current asthma medicines. Asthma is a chronic disease that causes inflammation in the airways of the lungs. During an asthma attack, airways become narrow making it hard to breathe. Severe asthma attacks can lead to asthma-related hospitalizations because these attacks can be serious and even life-threatening. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of 2013, more than 22 million people in the U.S. have asthma, and there are more than 400,000 asthma-related hospitalizations each year. “Health care providers and their patients with severe a ... Read more

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Special Infant Formulas Don't Shield Against Asthma, Allergies: Study

Posted 9 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 8, 2016 – Many parents who worry that their baby is at risk of asthma, allergies or type 1 diabetes may turn to special cow's milk formulas touted to lower the risk. But a new review of the data on these "hydrolyzed" infant formulas finds no good evidence that they actually protect children from the autoimmune disorders. "We found no consistent evidence to support a protective role for partially or extensively hydrolyzed formula," concluded a team led by Robert Boyle of Imperial College London in England. "Our findings conflict with current international guidelines, in which hydrolyzed formula is widely recommended for young formula-fed infants with a family history of allergic disease," the study authors added. One expert in the United States said the finding casts doubt on the usefulness of these special formula products. "Allergies and autoimmune diseases [such as ... Read more

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Poverty Linked to Asthma, Allergy Treatment Failure

Posted 8 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 7, 2016 – People with asthma or food allergies who are poor have worse treatment outcomes, two new studies suggest. "We found that patients who have asthma and come from lower income households – making less than $50,000 every year – are one and a half times more likely to see treatment fail. They are also almost twice as likely to have an asthma exacerbation," study co-author Dr. Juan Carlos Cardet said in a news release from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). Cardet, who is from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and his research team surveyed nearly 400 people with asthma. They found that lower income was strongly linked with poor treatment outcomes, regardless of race, stress and education levels. "Income is an independent risk factor for worse asthma outcomes," Cardet said. But the study did not show a cause-and-effect relationship ... Read more

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Traffic Pollution Tied to Preterm Birth Risk for Asthmatic Women

Posted 1 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 – Exposure to high levels of certain traffic air pollutants may increase the risk of preterm birth in pregnant women with asthma, a new study suggests. Both short- and long-term exposure to pollution from vehicles was linked to a higher risk of preterm birth in women with asthma. This was especially true when women were exposed to pollutants just before conceiving, in early pregnancy and the last six weeks of pregnancy, the study found. "Preterm birth is a major public health problem in this country, affecting more than one in 10 infants born in the United States," said study author Pauline Mendola, an investigator at the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Preterm birth is considered to be a birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy. "Our study found that air pollution appears to add to the preterm birth risk faced by women with asthma. These ... Read more

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Prenatal Acetaminophen Use Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids: Study

Posted 10 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 – Pregnant women who take the painkiller acetaminophen – best known under the brand name Tylenol – may be more likely to have a child with asthma, new research suggests. Although the study wasn't designed to prove cause-and-effect, researchers found that prenatal exposure to the over-the-counter medicine was associated with an increased risk for asthma in children. However, the study authors and a U.S. expert agreed that the effect seen in the study doesn't yet warrant any change in guidelines regarding pain relief during pregnancy. In the study, Norwegian researchers tracked data from a large database – the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study. The investigators focused on conditions during pregnancy for which some expectant mothers took acetaminophen, and compared that data against rates of asthma among 114,500 children as they reached the ages of 3 and ... Read more

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Study Ties School Calendar to Asthma Flare-Ups

Posted 8 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 – Greater exposure to cold viruses may help explain why children with asthma tend to suffer their worst symptoms when their school reopens after a break, a new study suggests. "The school calendar predicts common cold transmission, and the common cold predicts asthma exacerbations," said senior author Lauren Meyers, a professor of integrative biology and statistics and data sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. "And this study provides a quantitative relationship between those things." It's been noted that children's asthma symptoms tend to spike when school starts in the fall and after long holidays such as spring break. Some experts have suggested that environmental factors, such as air quality in schools, might be to blame, but this new study suggests otherwise. Researchers analyzed 66,000 asthma-related hospitalizations of children in cities across ... Read more

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Wildfires May Boost Ozone Levels in Cities: Study

Posted 5 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 – Wildfire smoke may boost levels of dangerous ozone air pollution, researchers report. Colorado State University scientists analyzed data collected over nearly 10 years at hundreds of air monitoring sites across the United States. They found that ozone levels were higher on days when there was wildfire smoke in the air than on days without the smoke. This association was particularly evident in certain areas, including the Northeast corridor, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Birmingham and Kansas City, according to the study published recently in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. This is "not what you'd expect," because most wildfires don't occur near cities, study co-author Emily Fischer, an assistant professor of atmospheric science, noted in a university news release. However, the study data showed that as wildfire smoke plumes travel, higher levels of ... Read more

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Allergies, Asthma Tied to Lower Risk of Brain Cancer

Posted 5 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 – People with respiratory allergies, asthma and the skin condition eczema may be less likely to develop glioma brain cancer, a new study suggests. The international team of researchers looked at more than 4,500 glioma patients and almost 4,200 people without brain cancer. The investigators found that a history of respiratory allergies, asthma and eczema was associated with a reduced risk for glioma. People with respiratory allergies or eczema were 30 percent less likely to develop the deadly brain cancer than those without such conditions, the study found. Although the study found an association between allergic conditions and a lower risk of gliomas, it wasn't designed to prove a cause-and-effect relationship between those factors. The study was released online Feb. 5 in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. "Many other studies have shown this ... Read more

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Prenatal Vitamin D Supplements May Not Lower Baby's Asthma Risk: Study

Posted 26 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 – There's been speculation that a daily vitamin D supplement taken in pregnancy might lower the odds for asthma in children. However, two new studies find no evidence for such an effect. One study "did not show a statistically significant effect on the primary end point of persistent wheeze," concluded a team led by Dr. Hans Bisgaard of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. However, experts stressed that a longer, larger trial might be needed to see a benefit for babies when mothers take a vitamin D supplement in pregnancy. Both studies are published in the Jan. 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. As stated in a journal news release, rates of childhood asthma and vitamin D deficiency are rising in Western nations. And there's been speculation that vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may affect immune system development in the fetus, ... Read more

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Study Ties Autism Risk to Prenatal Exposure to Asthma Drugs

Posted 6 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 – Children whose mothers took certain asthma drugs during pregnancy may have a slightly increased risk of autism, a new study suggests. The study, published online Jan. 6 in Pediatrics, found a connection between autism risk and prenatal exposure to drugs called beta-agonists. They are most often used to control asthma, and include inhaled medications such as albuterol, salmeterol (Serevent) and formoterol (Foradil). Researchers said the findings do not prove cause and effect, and stressed that women with asthma should not simply abandon their medication during pregnancy. "Uncontrolled asthma in pregnancy has been associated with poor birth outcomes, such as preterm birth, low birth weight and admission to the neonatal intensive care unit," said lead researcher Nicole Gidaya, of Drexel University, in Philadelphia. What's more, preterm delivery and low birth ... Read more

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Doctor-Patient Emails Can Help the Chronically Ill

Posted 5 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 – For people with chronic conditions, the ability to communicate with their doctor via email may improve their health, new research suggests. The study included just over 1,000 patients in northern California diagnosed with conditions such as asthma, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes or high blood pressure. The patients had access to an online portal, which let them review their health records, make appointments, refill prescriptions and send confidential emails to their doctor. A survey found that 56 percent of the patients had sent their doctor an email within the past year, and 46 percent had used email as the primary way to contact their doctor about medical issues. Thirty-two percent of those who exchanged emails with their doctor reported improvements in their health, according to the study published in the December issue of the ... Read more

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