Asthma

Mobilizing Medicine: A Breathtaking Solution To Asthma Disparities

Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in the U.S., with a prevalence of 15.2 percent. The condition is manageable when treatment is appropriately prescribed, adjusted, and accessed by the patient. However, uncontrolled asthma can impair...

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Air Filters Shown To Improve Breathing In Children With Asthma

TUESDAY, May 26, 2020 -- Daily use of a fine particulate matter air filtration device can significantly improve airway mechanics and reduce airway resistance in children with asthma, according to a study recently published in JAMA...
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Covid Can Complicate Pregnancy, Especially If Mom Is Obese

THURSDAY, May 21, 2020 -- Some pregnant women with COVID-19 do become severely ill, and the risk may be elevated for those who were obese or had conditions like asthma before pregnancy, a new study suggests. As with all things COVID-19,...
Related topics: Obesity, Medical Research

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Your Sleep Habits May Worsen Your Asthma

THURSDAY, May 21, 2020 -- Getting too little or too much sleep may worsen asthma in adults, a new study finds. Researchers asked nearly 1,400 adults, 20 and older, with self-reported asthma about their sleep habits. About one-quarter said they...
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A Link Between Asthma Exacerbations And Climate Change?

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Asthma Patients Advised To Continue Therapy During Pandemic

Two physicians cautioned colleagues that COVID-19 could be spawning hazardous behavior as patients question whether they should continue using immunosuppressive drugs during the pandemic. Medscape Medical News

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Von Miller Calls Breathing Problems With Covid-19 “frightening”

Von Miller has tried to convince his teammates to take COVID-19 seriously but said some “don’t even think it’s real.” The Broncos linebacker knows first hand it is. Miller, who has asthma, learned of his diagnosis in April...

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Too Little Sleep Can Mean More Asthma Attacks In Adults

A new article reveals that too little sleep, and occasionally too much sleep, can negatively impact adults with asthma.

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Asthma, Copd Medication Adherence Up During Pandemic

FRIDAY, May 8, 2020 -- Medication adherence for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online May 3 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In...
Related topics: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Medical Research, Allergies

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Respiratory Infections May Drive Puerto Rico’s High Asthma Burden

Early-life respiratory viruses may play an outsize role in Puerto Rico’s sky-high rates of childhood asthma, according to a collaborative study led by researchers from UC San Francisco and the City University of New York (CUNY). Puerto Ricans...
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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New Understanding Of Asthma Medicines Could Improve Future Treatment

New research has revealed new insights into common asthma aerosol treatments to aid the drug's future improvements which could benefit hundreds of millions of global sufferers.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Chronic Conditions, Obesity Common In Fatal Cases Of Evali

THURSDAY, April 23, 2020 -- Chronic conditions, including asthma, mental health conditions, and obesity, are common among fatal cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI), according to a study published in the...
Related topics: Obesity, Medical Research

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Coronavirus Fears Have People With Asthma, Emphysema Avoiding The Er

TUESDAY, April 21, 2020 -- Doctors are increasingly worried that people are mistaking stay-at-home orders to mean they should avoid emergency medical care -- including for serious lung diseases. People with chronic lung conditions, such as...

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Reduced Power Plant Emissions Tied To Better Asthma Measures

MONDAY, April 20, 2020 -- Retirement of coal-fired power plants or installation of stricter emissions controls is associated with better asthma-related outcomes, according to a study published online April 13 in Nature Energy. Joan A. Casey,...
Related topics: Medical Research

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How Climate Change Is Putting Doctors In The Hot Seat

BOSTON — A 4-year-old girl was rushed to the emergency room three times in one week for asthma attacks.An elderly man, who’d been holed up in a top-floor apartment with no air conditioning during a heat wave, showed up at a hospital with a...

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Don't Cut Back On Asthma Meds During Pandemic, Expert Advises

SUNDAY, April 19, 2020 -- Despite increased demand for inhalers in some parts of the United States, Americans with asthma shouldn't ration their medications during the coronavirus pandemic, the American Lung Association says. Rescue inhalers are...

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Asthma Not Common In Covid-19 Patients Who Have Died

FRIDAY, April 17, 2020 -- Asthma is not among the top 10 chronic health problems in people who have died from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in New York state, even though many health experts have warned that people with asthma are at...

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Health Highlights: April 17, 2020

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Asthma Not Common in COVID-19 Patients Who've Died Asthma is not among the top 10 chronic health problems in people who've died from COVID-19...

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Asthma Sufferers Win When Coal Plants Shut Down

THURSDAY, April 16, 2020 -- Cuts in air pollution from coal plants translated into a drop in both asthma symptoms and asthma-related hospitalization nearby, researchers report. Their new study focused on coal-fired plants around the Louisville,...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Are Face Masks Useful Against Covid-19? Finnish Health Authorities Can't Say For Sure

The pro-mask argument is that they shield from asymptomatic carriers, whereas those against maintain that cloth masks carry contagion risks and may worsen certain respiratory conditions, such as asthma, and some pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology

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