Breathe Better to Live Better Optimizing Outcomes for People with COPD Wed, 17 Apr 2019 19:37:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Optimizing Outcomes for People with COPD Breathe Better to Live Better Optimizing Outcomes for People with COPD Breathe Better to Live Better 51409866 Critical errors in inhaler technique common in children with asthma Wed, 17 Apr 2019 19:37:00 +0000 ]]> In the first study to evaluate inhaler technique in children hospitalized for asthma — the group at highest risk for complications and death from asthma — researchers found that nearly half of participants demonstrated improper inhaler use, which means they routinely were not taking in the full dose of medication. Adolescents most commonly displayed critical errors in inhaler technique.

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Large multi-ethnic genome-wide association study of asthma identifies novel associations Tue, 16 Apr 2019 19:22:00 +0000 ]]> A large, multi-ethnic genome-wide association study (GWAS) of asthma identified novel associations with potential relevance for asthma susceptibility in older adults of diverse racial backgrounds.

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Diesel exhaust filtered of its tiny particles may worsen allergy-induced lung impairment Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:52:00 +0000 ]]> Air pollution from diesel engines may worsen allergy-induced lung impairment more when tiny particles are filtered from the exhaust than when they are not, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Millions of children worldwide develop asthma annually due to traffic-related pollution Thu, 11 Apr 2019 01:00:00 +0000 ]]> About 4 million children worldwide develop asthma each year because of inhaling nitrogen dioxide air pollution, according to a new study. The study, based on data from 2010 to 2015, estimates that 64 percent of these new cases of asthma occur in urban areas.

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Identifying the grass pollen that gets up your nose Mon, 08 Apr 2019 15:42:00 +0000 ]]> Scientists could be a step closer to providing more precise pollen forecasts to people who live with asthma or hay fever. This follows the first results of a major three-year project to analyze airborne grass pollen. For the first time, one season’s grass pollens have been analyzed using high-tech metabarcoding. The team have now begun investigating links between certain pollen types and those days when plant allergy sufferers and people with asthma are most affected.

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Study links insurance coverage to access to hospital care Mon, 01 Apr 2019 15:58:00 +0000 ]]> Compared to privately insured patients, individuals who lack insurance or use Medicaid are more likely to be transferred to another hospital after receiving initial treatment in the emergency department (ED). The uninsured are also at greater risk of being discharged from an ED and not admitted to the hospital.

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Sugar could be sweet solution to respiratory disease Mon, 01 Apr 2019 15:57:00 +0000 ]]> Restriction or inhalation of common sugar could one day treat a range of respiratory diseases, according to new research. The study in mice reveals how the ability of cells to use glucose helps to regulate the immune system during lung inflammation. Their research suggests that blocking sugar receptors in the lung could reduce inflammation in chronic conditions such as asthma, allergies and parasitic worm infections.

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Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may play opposite roles in childhood asthma Fri, 29 Mar 2019 11:59:00 +0000 ]]> Dietary intake of two fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6, may have opposite effects on the severity of asthma in children and may also play opposite roles in modifying their response to indoor air pollution, according to new research.

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A bad bout of flu triggers 'taste bud cells' to grow in the lungs Thu, 28 Mar 2019 19:09:00 +0000 ]]> When researchers examined mice that had recovered from severe influenza, they came upon a surprising discovery: Taste bud cells had grown in the animals’ lungs. The team believes the cells may play a role in immunity.

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Exposure to HIV virus, treatment before birth linked to obesity later in life Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:04:00 +0000 ]]> Teens and young adults who were exposed to HIV and antiretroviral therapy before birth but are HIV-negative themselves are at increased risk of obesity and asthma-like symptoms.

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