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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 addition to a seasonal flu shot this fall to protect themselves against both types of the influenza following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Vaccine Advisory Committee recommendations July 29 th...

Low-sodium advice for asthmatics should be taken with a pinch of salt

Following a low-sodium diet does not appear to have any appreciable impact on asthma control, according to new research. Contrary to past studies which have suggested a link between low-sodium diets and improved asthma control a new study by researchers at The University of Nottingham found n...

Low-sodium advice for asthmatics should be taken with a grain of salt

Following a low-sodium diet does not appear to have any appreciable impact of asthma control as once thought, according to new research. "Despite the clear benefit of a low-sodium diet on cardiovascular risk factors, there is no therapeutic benefit in the use of a low-sodium dieton asthma contr...

Most Asthmatics Aren't Getting Flu Shot

Nearly two-thirds of this high-risk population went without the vaccine, U.S. study shows FRIDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- Only 36.2 percent of Americans with asthma received a flu shot during the 2005-06 flu season, even though people with asthma are at higher risk for complication...

Most Asthmatics Don't Have Illness Under Control

More than half suffer symptoms at least once a week, survey shows THURSDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- There's a troubling gap between how well asthma patients in the United States think they have the disease under control and how it actually affects their daily lives, according to a ...

MEDIA ALERT: Smoke from Wild Fires Could Mean Health Problems for Asthmatics

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The smoke caused by raging wild fires in Southern California poses a serious health risk to people suffering from asthma and other lung conditions. People with asthma have inflamed airways, which can become even more inflamed after exposure to smoke. The ash...

New lease of life for asthmatics by Accentia Biopharmaceuticals

Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABPI), through its specialty pharmaceuticals subsidiary, TEAMM Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has developed MD Turbo.// It is the first and only available product that transforms many of the most commonly prescribed metered dose inhalers (MDIs) into breath-activat...

Reducing Corticosteriod Use In Asthmatics

According to a recent study researchers say, Montelukast, a leukotriene-receptor antagonist (leukotrienes mediate inflammation // in the body and play a role in allergic reactions), decreased incidents of asthma in young children by about 32 percent while also reducing corticosteroid use . Resea...

Easing Fears Among Asthmatics

Researchers from Switzerland say they find no increase risk of bone fractures among kids who take inhaled steroids to control their asthma.// National asthma guidelines recommend inhaled steroids as the first line of defense for children with persistent forms of the disease. But doctors have lon...

What happens when Asthmatics consume Aspirin?

One of the commonest and most troublesome disease affecting millions world wide is asthma. Asthmatics not only suffer from the usual symptoms of the disease but they are unfortunate in more ways than one. It is common knowledge that asthmatics are warned to stay away from aspirin and other non-ster...

UV light brings a ray of hope for asthmatics

Scientists at Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research conducted a series of tests on mice where the effects of ultraviolet rays on patients with symptoms and// signs of asthma such as inflammed airways and lungs were studied. Initial results show that when the mice were exposed to...

Monoclonal Antibody Reduces Exacerbations in Asthmatics

Patients with symptomatic moderate asthma who were treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha, an anti-inflammatory monoclonal antibody, experienced significantly// fewer disease exacerbations than individuals taking a placebo. This research appears in the first issue for October 2006 of th...

New Zealand To Give More Choice Of Drugs To Asthmatics

Drug-buying agency Pharmac of New Zealand is making certain changes to asthma medication management next week and it says these changes are bound to benefit// a significant number of moderate to severe asthma sufferers. Some of the changes include widening the access to asthma control medicat...

Biofeedback Found To Reduce Steroid Dependence In Asthmatics

Biofeedback is the conscious control of body functions through the use of electronic monitoring devices. A new study finds practicing daily biofeedback // can help people with asthma reduce their need for inhaled steroid medications. Researchers tested the therapy in 94 adults with moderate per...

Soluble IL-4 Receptor - A new boon for asthmatics

Bronchial asthma, the disease which is never an easy combat for any practising physician, is now being avenged by a new drug. A soluble interleukin-4 receptor (IL-4R), which acts as an IL-4 antagonist, appears to be safe and effective in preventing a decline in lung function and in preventing asthm...

Custom Spine Announces New Board of Directors and CFO

...der and CEO of ElectroCore, LLC, an innovative neuromodulation company currently conducting human trials with a revolutionary airway rescue system for asthmatics in crisis. Previously, Mr. Pastena served as President - CEO of EBI and Corporate Vice President of Biomet and grew sales from $80 million to just un...

Yoga Helps Those With Asthma

... "There's not much of a downside to yoga unless you have a major orthopedic problem," said Bidwell, who does not hesitate to recommend the practice to asthmatics after receiving proper instruction. "Breathing symptoms are such a big part of asthma in terms of gaining control over them. Yoga enhances awarene...

Video: New Children's Storybook Helps Parents Teach Their Children With Asthma About Their Condition

...s with the Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of asthmatics to tell the delightful story of "Breathless Bethan...d with the Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of asthmatics (AANMA) to develop a fun, yet educational, storybo... About Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of asthmatics (AANMA) Founded in 1985, Allergy & Asthma ...

The Ruth Group Launches Healthcare Marketing Communications Unit

...ng his most recent initiatives, he led a campaign to raise awareness for newer and "greener" asthma inhalers for Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of asthmatics (AANMA). As a vice president at Marina Maher Communications, Mr. Lerman worked on creative and strategic plans, including a brand awareness campaign ...

Ireland's Allergy Standards Limited Adds Two New U.S. Names to Line-Up of Companies Making Allergy-Certified Consumer Products

...n Cowen. ASL prepares independent standards for testing a wide range of products from worldwide manufacturers to determine their suitability for asthmatics and individuals with associated allergies. Forbo and Amway Corporation's products successfully passed ASL's rigorous certification protocols. From...

UniCare Health Plan of West Virginia Providing Assistance for Asthma Education Training

...re required to conduct a workshop at least once per year. These workshops are open to the public and designed to educate asthmatics, family members of asthmatics and anyone else wishing to learn more about asthma identification and management. In addition to sponsoring the individuals that participate in t...

Fungal pill could provide asthma relief for 150,000 UK sufferers

...y," said Professor David Denning, who is based at the University Hospital of South Manchester. "Severe asthma affects between five and 10% of adult asthmatics and probably 25 to 50% of these patients showed allergy to one or more fungi. Since about 60% of those treated benefited from the treatment, we believ...

Anti-fungal drug offers great benefits to some with severe asthma

...t perpetuate airway inflammation and blunt the effectiveness of drug therapy. One can't help but wonder if antifungal therapy would benefit all severe asthmatics regardless of sensitivity to fungi." ...

Spend Wisely This Holiday, Find Gifts That Are Good Fun and Good For You

...physician-led global certification company that prepares independent standards for testing a wide range of products to determine their suitability for asthmatics and individuals with associated allergies. ASL's management team possesses specialist skills in a variety of medical fields including asthma and othe...

AANMA Provides Commentary to FDA Advisory Committees Reviewing Benefit-Risk Assessment of 12 Hour Bronchodilators

...cy Sander, president and founder of Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of asthmatics (AANMA) today urged committee members to preserve patient access to all for... About AANMA Founded in 1985, Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of asthmatics is the leading national nonprofit family organization dedicated to eliminat...

AANMA Announces Launch of Free Web-Based Education Program for Patients Transitioning From CFC to HFA Inhalers

..., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of asthmatics (AANMA) announced today that a new Web-based video geared to help people su...bout AANMA Founded in 1985, Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of asthmatics is the leading national nonprofit family organization dedicated to eliminat...

Asthma 'Rescue' Inhalers Are Changing

...ies have switched to HFA inhalers. More information To learn more about the new HFA inhalers, visit the Asthma and Allergy Network Mothers of asthmatics . SOURCES: Ira Finegold, M.D., chief, division of allergy and clinical immunology, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, New York Ci...

Respiratory Leaders Urge Medical Community to Educate Patients Transitioning CFC to HFA Inhalers

...esentatives from the organization and Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of asthmatics (AANMA) urged the medical community to educate their patients with respirat...earch. About AANMA Founded in 1985, Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of asthmatics is the leading national nonprofit family organization dedicated to eliminat...

Obese people with asthma have nearly 5 times greater risk of hospitalization for asthma

...ad 4.6 times higher risk for asthma-related hospitalizations than non-obese asthmatics Obese people with asthma were younger and less educated than non-obese pe...Allergy at Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center. "My advice for obese asthmatics is: be vigilant to keep your asthma symptoms in check, make sure you know w...

MAP Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter of 2008 Financial Results

... -- Published positive results from a Phase 2 study evaluating the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of MAP0004 in adult asthmatics in Current Medical Research and Opinion. -- Published positive results from a Phase 1 study evaluating the safety and pharmacokinetics ...

Get the Facts on the Albuterol Inhaler Transition

... Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of asthmatics Applauds FDA Public Health Advisory and Off...and founder of Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of asthmatics (AANMA). "There are critical differences between C...unded in 1985, Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of asthmatics is the leading national nonprofit family organizat...

Obesity May Worsen Impact of Asthma

... in obese individuals," Taylor said. More research is needed to "confirm that the differences in dynamic hyperinflation between obese and non-obese asthmatics are sufficient to explain the differences in symptoms between the two groups. Our study was not large enough to do this," Taylor said. More inform...

Obesity worsens impact of asthma

...ndividuals. Our findings need to be explored further. We need to confirm that the differences in dynamic hyperinflation between obese and non-obese asthmatics are sufficient to explain the differences in symptoms between the two groups. Our study was not large enough to do this, said Dr. Taylor. ...

More Americans are Sleeping Thanks to Science

...physician led global certification company that prepares independent standards for testing a wide range of products to determine their suitability for asthmatics and individuals with associated allergies. ASL's management team possesses specialist skills in a variety of medical fields including asthma and other...

First do no harm? UH prof taking opposite approach to treat asthma

...ype stimulant drugs that open constricted airways. Giving beta blockers to asthmatics has long been thought to be contraindicated, because their acute use may ca...s saw similar results in humans to what was seen in the mouse models. Mild asthmatics were treated for nine weeks with the beta blocker nadolol, with all subject...

NIH Asthma Guidelines Will Leave Sufferers Breathing Easier This Spring

...en avoidance and symptom control. "The role of allergy testing in asthma management is important information for patients, particularly because many asthmatics are not aware that a simple blood test can be conducted to identify what is triggering an asthma attack," said Dean Mitchell, MD, leading allergist an...

Nationwide Telephone News Briefing for U.S. Health Disparities Forum

...lude the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health, Johns Hopkins University and the Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of asthmatics (AANMA), among others. For more information on MAYA, visit http://www.MAYAdc.com . ...

Case links death to environmental tobacco smoke

...ed from asthma, Rosenman said. There was no other cause of death. Her death is consistent with what we know about exposures in bars like this. We know asthmatics are more susceptible to irritants and other particulates in the air. We know that particulate levels from secondhand cigarette smoke in bars like t...

Pregnant Women With Asthma Should Stay on Low Dose of Meds

...cy," Dr. Andrew J. Satin, chairman of the ACOG's Committee on Practice Bulletins-Obstetrics, said in a prepared statement. "With the growing number of asthmatics in the U.S., it became a priority to formalize recommendations for ob-gyns, who will likely see an increasing number of asthmatic patients." "Resea...

Researchers challenge previous findings regarding widely used asthma treatment

...evious studies had shown. The study analyzed the effects of long-acting beta-agonist therapy, used in combination with inhaled corticosteroids, in asthmatics who have a specific beta-2 adrenergic receptor (ADRB2) genotype. Investigators analyzed data from two clinical trials performed by AstraZeneca Pha...
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