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Carnegie Mellon develops innovative method to detect genetic causes of complex diseases

... to complex disease syndromes such as diabetes, asthma and cancer, which are characterized by multiple ... a gene variant already implicated in severe asthma and identified two additional variants that had ... causes of diseases such as cancer, diabetes and asthma one gene and one trait at a time," he said. ...

Food Allergy Facts Need More Focus

... release from the American College of Allergy, asthma and Immunology. The survey also found that 85 ... report in the July issue of Annals of Allergy, asthma & Immunology . "Although there was ... SOURCE: American College of Allergy, asthma and Immunology, news release, July 2009 ...

For Many, 9/11-Linked Trauma Emerged Years Later

... PTSD climbed 5 years after the attacks, but asthma rates have steadily fallen, study finds ... the general population to have such symptoms. asthma rates, however, had declined to more or less ... Journal of the American Medical Association . asthma and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder ...

Allergists Urge Asthmatics to Get Swine and Seasonal Flu Shots Following CDC Vaccine Advisory Committee Recommendations

... The nation's allergists are urging asthma patients to get a swine (H1N1) flu shot in ... July 29 that identified people with asthma as one of the high-priority groups to receive the ... 30, 2009 -- The nation's allergists are urging asthma patients to get a swine (H1N1) flu shot in ...

MedPro Scores 87 Percent Sales Revenue Increase in Second Quarter

... of clinical settings, including the Lung and asthma Center of Central Washington. "We ... MedPro," said Paula Peterson, manager, Lung and asthma Center. "We evaluated several other systems and ... of excellent patient care." The Lung and asthma Center is a dedicated group of pulmonary ...

More Than 500 Philadelphia Youth with Asthma and Their Families to Attend Keystone Mercy Healthy Hoops Program

... will attend the Healthy Hoops program, an asthma education and management program sponsored by ... information and demonstrations on the use of asthma control devices will also be taught. In ... teach children and their families how to manage asthma through appropriate medication usage, proper ...

Parental Stress Boosts Kids' Asthma Risk

... asthma, but add parental stress and the odds for asthma get even higher, a new study finds. For ... to smoking while still in the womb, another asthma risk, parental stress also increases the risk for ... Michael's Hospital in Toronto. "The cause of asthma is still unknown," Shankardass said. "It's a ...

New Five-Question Test Helps Assess Asthma Control In Children Under Five Years Of Age

... Test for Respiratory and asthma Control in Kids (TRACK™) is the first ... project to create the Test for Respiratory and asthma Control in Kids, or TRACK, the first validated ... respiratory control based on guidelines-defined asthma impairment and risk. This easy to use, ...

FDA Investigating Safety of Asthma Drug Xolair

... Administration has begun a safety review of the asthma drug Xolair (omalizumab) after reports of an ... Safety in Patients with Moderate to Severe asthma (EXCELS) trial spurred the investigation, the FDA ... by injection, is used for those people whose asthma is not controlled by inhaled corticosteroids. ...

Largest Gift in History of Reed College and National Jewish Health Received from Author David Eddings

... new approaches for the research and treatment of asthma in children DENVER and PORTLAND, Ore., ... and co-author, Leigh. Ms. Eddings suffered from asthma most of her life. According to her attorney and ... a world leader in the research and treatment of asthma in children and adults. Earlier today it was ...

New Five-Question Test Helps Assess Asthma Control in Children Under Five Years of Age

... project to create the Test for Respiratory and asthma Control in Kids, or TRACK, the first validated ... control based on guidelines -- defined asthma impairment and risk. This easy to use, caregiver-completed test for respiratory and asthma control is available at www.AsthmaTRACKtest.com ...

July/August 2009 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

... of California, San Francisco Why Current asthma Guidelines (and Others) Fall Short and ... new expert panel report on the management of asthma as an example, David L. Hahn, M.D., M.S. concludes that asthma guidelines, like most other evidence-based ...

Overall Health of U.S. Children a Mixed Bag

... About 9 percent of children suffered from asthma in 2007, and about 5 percent had one or more asthma attacks in the previous year. asthma affected 15 percent of black children and Puerto ...

Photos: $8 Million in Asthma Research Grants Awarded to 12 Scientists

... O. Sandler, Chairman of the Board of the American asthma Foundation (AAF), named twelve distinguished ... approaches to address the asthma epidemic. As in previous years, awardees come ... Dean Smith, the Executive Director. "American asthma Foundation awards so far have produced 17 ...

New Snapshots Show States Vary Widely in Providing Quality Health Care

... include: A new Focus on asthma section: This section includes state-specific information on the prevalence of adult self-reported asthma rates; potentially preventable hospitalizations ... elderly; and potential returns on investment of asthma care quality improvement programs for Medicaid, ...

Many Adults With Asthma Are Skipping Flu Shots

... FRIDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with asthma face a higher risk of complications if they catch ... The lack of vaccinations among those with asthma mirrors inadequate vaccination rates in the ... Journal of Preventive Medicine . Those with asthma did get vaccinated at a higher rate than those ...

Adults with asthma not getting their flu shots

... vaccination of adults and children with asthma is recommended by the Advisory Committee on ... have determined that the vaccination levels among asthma sufferers falls well short of this guideline. The ... was 33.9% for adults aged 18-49 years with asthma compared to 54.7% for adults aged 50-64 years ...

The Phillies, Direct Relief International and Teva Respiratory Team to Promote Asthma Awareness

... - asthma Awareness Event Open to the Public - ... a part of Spectrum Health Services, to promote asthma awareness. Stop by for photos with The Phanatic, ... valuable educational materials/tools regarding asthma -- the condition, symptoms, signs and management ...

Asthma Discovery May Lead to Better Treatments

... -- A key element in the development of chronic asthma has been identified by British researchers, who ... structure and function of airways in people with asthma are remodeled and how these changes contribute to ... "It is widely believed that this remodeling in asthma is in large part responsible for the chronicity ...

Asthma Drugs Get 'Precaution' Labeling for Possible Psychiatric Side Effects

... on Friday requested that the makers of a class of asthma drugs called leukotriene receptor agonists place ... of possible suicidal behavior among those taking asthma drugs. In early January, FDA officials said they ... experts pointed out that while it was under way, asthma sufferers needed to determine with their doctors ...

Generic Erosion, Increased Competition and Cost Consciousness Will Reduce Overall Asthma Drug Market by $1.8 Billion from 2008 to 2018

... and cost consciousness will reduce the asthma drug market from $11.9 billion in 2008 to $10.1 ... Japan. The new Pharmacor report entitled asthma finds that the principal factor that will erode asthma drug sales will be the loss of brand exclusivity ...

Asthma rates and where you live

... facilities and ethnic diversity have lower asthma rates in the city of Chicago than neighborhoods ... community amenities and social capital had lower asthma rates. The study focused on 287 Chicago ... children grades K-8 were screened for asthma. asthma is the leading chronic childhood illness, ...

Obesity May Dampen Response to Asthma Meds

... "It raises the concern that obese people with asthma may not respond as well to guideline-based ... appropriate modifications, then obese people with asthma could be less effectively treated than their ... have to dose more by body weight, and now most asthma medications are standardly dosed." ...

Obesity does not worsen asthma, but may reduce response to medications

... Being overweight or obese does not make asthma worse in patients with mild and moderate forms of ... reduce the response to medications. "With both asthma and obesity on the rise in recent years, there ... these findings suggest that an improvement in asthma may not necessarily result from weight loss." ...

Clinical Utility of Exhaled Nitric Oxide Highlighted By American Thoracic Society Panel

... measuring exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) for treating asthma in adults and children. The company also cited ... measure exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) for better asthma management. At the American Thoracic ... present in the design and methodology of asthma TReatment ALgorithm (ASTRAL) studies and ...

Apieron Secures Series D Commitments

... in our plan to improve the treatment of asthma with the simple, accurate, safe and efficient ... established indicator of airway inflammation for asthma management. Utilizing a proprietary biosensor, ... methods and techniques used to manage and treat asthma are costly, time-consuming and cumbersome. ...

Indiana U. research at the American College of Sports Medicine conference

... SHOWN AS EFFECTIVE AT REDUCING EXERCISE-INDUCED asthma SYMPTOMS AS AN ALBUTEROL INHALER An Indiana ... can reduce the symptoms of exercise induced asthma (EIA). A large dose -- 9 milligrams of ... STUDIES EXPLORE WAYS TO PREDICT EXERCISE-INDUCED asthma AND ITS SEVERITY WITHOUT REQUIRING AN EXERCISE ...

Yoga Helps Those With Asthma

... they had been able to cut back on some of their asthma medication, said Amy Bidwell, senior author of a ... Dr. Jonathan Field, director of the allergy and asthma clinic at New York University School of ... "Breathing symptoms are such a big part of asthma in terms of gaining control over them. Yoga ...

Eye Related Symptoms Bring More Than Tears to Allergy Sufferers, New Survey Reveals

... Health & Allergies" brochure available from asthma & Allergy Foundation of America ... according to a new survey conducted by the asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). ... patient advocacy organization for people with asthma and allergies. "Contact lens wearers say they ...

Point-of-Sale Printers May Trigger Asthma

... lottery tickets in a kiosk in Madrid developed asthma soon after she started using a point-of-sale ... researchers, acrylates have caused occupational asthma affecting printing-facility employees, among ... Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Cases of asthma in printing-facility workers have been ...

Frisco ISD Treats Four Students in Medical Emergencies With OxySure(R) Model 615

... to call 911." The student in question had an asthma attack at school and had forgotten their inhaler ... have used my portable unit twice, once during an asthma attack after cross country practice and another ... school soccer playoff game. "The student had an asthma attack during warm-ups and I never go anywhere ...

Protein May Hold Key to Blocking Allergy-Induced Asthma

... A protein that might be linked to allergy-induced asthma has been identified by U.S. researchers, who said ... known to inhibit pain related to TRPA1 -- reduced asthma symptoms in mice. "Blocking TRPA1 may prevent ... lung by the inflammatory cells responsible for asthma symptoms such as wheezing and mucus ...

Hospitalization Rates Higher in Kids Who Get Flu Shots

... said Dr. Gurjit Khurana Hershey, director of asthma research and professor of pediatrics at ... Hospital. "The bottom line is that kids with asthma who get the flu vaccine are probably a different ... research has shown that the TIV does not provoke asthma attacks, but we've yet to see how effective it is ...

Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids

... asthmatic parents are at an increased risk of asthma if the mother is overweight before pregnancy," ... and his fellow researchers found that the risk of asthma is 65 percent higher among the offspring of ... according to the American Academy of Allergy, asthma & Immunology. Despite advances in ...

Molecule in Skin May Link Eczema and Asthma

... secreted by eczema-damaged skin might trigger asthma in children, U.S. researchers suggest. The ... are severe. The progression from eczema to asthma is called the atopic march. "Over the years, ... be done," she said, "the link between eczema and asthma could be broken." The study appears May 19 in ...

Apieron Strengthens Senior Leadership With Commercial, Financial Appointments

... nitric oxide, a well established indicator of asthma severity and steroid responsive airway ... clinicians more closely manage their patients' asthma and therefore more precisely titrate medications, which can lead to fewer asthma exacerbations. About Apieron Inc. ...

Increasing ICS compliance: The voice may be recorded, but the results are real

... service designed to encourage patients with asthma to fill or refill their prescriptions for inhaled ... that the computer might ask, "Many people with asthma don't take their controller medicines when they ... the computer might ask if the participant's asthma wakes him/her up at night or interferes with ...

Know Your Asthma Triggers

... blooming flowers, trees and grass is a common asthma trigger that sufferers must learn to cope with this time of year, note officials from the asthma Research Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital ... as smoke and pet dander. "The triggers for asthma symptoms differ from person to person," Dr. ...

MAP Pharmaceuticals Announces Presentations at the American Thoracic Society International Conference

... on its Unit Dose Budesonide (UDB) pediatric asthma therapy clinical program and one poster on its MAP0005 formoterol-budesonide combination asthma therapy program at ATS 2009, the International ... with AstraZeneca for the potential treatment of asthma in children, and MAP0004 is being developed for ...

Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Thanks 'Pioneers' for Making Pennsylvania the National Leader on Chronic Care Management and Creating Patient-Centered Medical Homes

... The results for pediatric patients with asthma have been equally encouraging. Compared to last June, twice as many patients now have a documented asthma action plan that tells them how to take their controller medications, how to avoid asthma triggers that may prompt ...
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