Breathe Better to Live Better Optimizing Outcomes for People with COPD Tue, 18 Jun 2019 23:20:00 +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 Good physical fitness in middle age linked to lower chronic lung disease risk Tue, 18 Jun 2019 23:20:00 +0000 ]]> Good heart and lung (cardiorespiratory) fitness in middle age is associated with a lower long term risk of chronic lung disease (COPD), suggests new research.

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Farm-like indoor microbiota may protect children from asthma also in urban homes Mon, 17 Jun 2019 16:51:00 +0000 ]]> A child’s risk of developing asthma is the lower the more the microbiota of the child’s home resembles that of a farm house. This was shown by a study conducted by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare that analysed indoor microbiota from 400 Finnish and 1,000 German homes.

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Childhood respiratory disorders may be diagnosed with a smartphone Thu, 06 Jun 2019 00:11:00 +0000 ]]> Automated cough analysis technology incorporated in a smartphone app could help to diagnose childhood respiratory disorders, according to a new study.

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Occupational hazards account for more than one in ten people with range of lung diseases Fri, 31 May 2019 17:58:00 +0000 ]]> More than 1 in 10 people with a range of non-cancerous lung diseases may be sick as a result of inhaling vapors, gas, dust or fumes at work, according to a new statement.

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Pollen allergies occur more frequently in anxiety sufferers Tue, 28 May 2019 16:04:00 +0000 ]]> Seasonal allergies to different types of grass or tree pollen are more common in people with anxiety disorders, while patients with depression are more likely to suffer from perennial allergies triggered by allergens such as animal hair. Conversely, food and drug allergies were unaffected by these psychosocial disorders.

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Scientists (dis)solve a century-long mystery to treat asthma and airway inflammation Thu, 23 May 2019 18:31:00 +0000 ]]> Research groups have solved a century-long puzzle about the presence of protein crystals in asthma. Normally, proteins do not crystallize in the body, but there are some instances where this process does occur.

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Skin patch shows promise for children with milk-induced eosinophilic esophagitis Wed, 22 May 2019 23:24:00 +0000 ]]> A new study finds that a skin patch may be useful in treating children with a painful, chronic condition called eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) triggered by milk. Among 20 children with EoE who wore Viaskin Milk — a skin patch measuring just over an inch long containing trace amounts of milk protein — nine saw an improvement in their symptoms and normalization of their biopsies after 11 months.

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Air pollution linked to childhood anxiety Tue, 21 May 2019 20:24:00 +0000 ]]> A new study looks at the correlation between exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) and childhood anxiety, by looking at the altered neurochemistry in pre-adolescents.

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Benralizumab not effective reducing exacerbations in moderate to very severe COPD Mon, 20 May 2019 15:56:00 +0000 ]]> New research shows that the asthma drug benralizumab failed to decrease annual COPD exacerbation rates for patients with moderate to very severe COPD, a history of frequent moderate and/or severe exacerbations, and eosinophilic inflammation.

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Children who use asthma tracking app have better disease control and fewer hospital visits Thu, 16 May 2019 19:53:00 +0000 ]]> An app that allows parents and doctors to monitor a child’s asthma has a big impact on managing the disease. When families monitored symptoms with eAsthma Tracker and adjusted care accordingly, children had better asthma control and made fewer visits to the emergency department.

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