Dysfunctional breathing often wrongly thought to be asthma
Sep 22, 2016
Many people with breathing difficulties remain undiagnosed or are diagnosed wrongly as having asthma when the problem might actually be dysfunctional breathing (DB). Information and breathing exercises can help these patients. ...
New study may lead to better understanding, treatment for common autoinflammatory disease
Sep 16, 2016
A team of scientists led by Stony Brook University researchers have discovered a new mechanism for a bacterial toxin to inhibit inflammation. Their research shows that a toxin in Yersinia pestis, the bacterial agent of plague, ...
Benralizumab injections reduce exacerbations in severe, uncontrolled asthma, according to two trials
Sep 05, 2016
A year's course of benralizumab injections has led to a significant decrease in the frequency of asthma exacerbations - cutting the rate of exacerbations by a third to a half compared with placebo among people with the most ...
Childhood BMI linked with asthma hospital admissions, but differs between men and women
Sep 05, 2016
Childhood body mass index (BMI) has been associated with hospital admissions for asthma in early adulthood, with overweight BMI measures increasing the risk of admission in women and underweight BMI measures increasing the ...
Reduced fetal size linked to increased asthma risk and reduced lung function in children
Sep 05, 2016
Research presented today at this year's European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in London shows that reduced fetal size is linked to increased asthma risk and reduced lung function in children aged 5 to ...
Salmeterol + fluticasone deemed safe for childhood asthma
Sep 02, 2016
(HealthDay)—Children using a combination long-acting beta agonist/steroid inhaler do not have any greater risk of harm than children using a steroid inhaler alone, according to a study published in the Sept. 1 issue of ...
Comorbidity factors identified for exacerbation-prone asthma
Sep 01, 2016
(HealthDay)—Factors that are associated with exacerbation-prone asthma (EPA) have been identified, with blood eosinophils, body mass index, and bronchodilator responsiveness associated with exacerbation frequency, according ...
Children with asthma attacks triggered by colds less responsive to standard treatment
Aug 30, 2016
The results of a study conducted by Dr. Francine Ducharme, Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Montreal, published in the medical journal The Lancet Respiratory ...
Asthma care costs UK at least GBP1.1 billion each year, study shows
Aug 29, 2016
Asthma costs the UK health service at least £1.1 billion each year, researchers have estimated.
Research opens up new treatment route for inflammatory rheumatism
Aug 23, 2016
Enthesitis, inflammation of tendons where they attach to the bone, is a common medical problem which underlies various forms of inflammatory rheumatism. Although around 1% of the population is affected, the mechanisms driving ...