Breathe Better to Live Better https://breathebettertolivebetter.com Optimizing Outcomes for People with COPD Mon, 14 Sep 2020 13:19:00 +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 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg https://breathebettertolivebetter.com 51409866 Imaging agent spotlights inflammation https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/09/imaging-agent-spotlights-inflammation/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=imaging-agent-spotlights-inflammation https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/09/imaging-agent-spotlights-inflammation/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=imaging-agent-spotlights-inflammation#respond Mon, 14 Sep 2020 13:19:00 +0000 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/09/imaging-agent-spotlights-inflammation/ ]]> Researchers have created a new PET imaging agent that detects signs of inflammation. Such a tracer could aid diagnosis and study of diseases ranging from cardiovascular disease to cancer to COVID-19.

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Asthma patients given risky levels of steroid tablets https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/09/asthma-patients-given-risky-levels-of-steroid-tablets/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=asthma-patients-given-risky-levels-of-steroid-tablets https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/09/asthma-patients-given-risky-levels-of-steroid-tablets/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=asthma-patients-given-risky-levels-of-steroid-tablets#respond Sun, 13 Sep 2020 20:29:00 +0000 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/09/asthma-patients-given-risky-levels-of-steroid-tablets/ ]]> More than one quarter of asthma patients have been prescribed potentially dangerous amounts of steroid tablets, with researchers warning this puts them at greater risk of serious side-effects.

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Children with asthma could benefit from prescribing according to genetic differences https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/09/children-with-asthma-could-benefit-from-prescribing-according-to-genetic-differences/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=children-with-asthma-could-benefit-from-prescribing-according-to-genetic-differences https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/09/children-with-asthma-could-benefit-from-prescribing-according-to-genetic-differences/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=children-with-asthma-could-benefit-from-prescribing-according-to-genetic-differences#respond Mon, 07 Sep 2020 22:31:00 +0000 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/09/children-with-asthma-could-benefit-from-prescribing-according-to-genetic-differences/ ]]> Selecting treatments according to genetic differences could help children and teenagers with asthma, according to new research. The trial, which compares patients treated according to small genetic differences with patients treated according to existing guidelines, is the first of its kind in children and teenagers.

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Bronchitis as a child predicts worse lung health in middle age https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/09/bronchitis-as-a-child-predicts-worse-lung-health-in-middle-age/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=bronchitis-as-a-child-predicts-worse-lung-health-in-middle-age https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/09/bronchitis-as-a-child-predicts-worse-lung-health-in-middle-age/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=bronchitis-as-a-child-predicts-worse-lung-health-in-middle-age#respond Thu, 03 Sep 2020 23:59:00 +0000 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/09/bronchitis-as-a-child-predicts-worse-lung-health-in-middle-age/ ]]> People who had bronchitis at least once before the age of seven are more likely to develop lung problems in later life, according to new research. However, the lung diseases they suffer from by the age of 53 were usually asthma and pneumonia rather than chronic bronchitis.

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Exposure to cadmium in the womb linked to childhood asthma and allergies https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/09/exposure-to-cadmium-in-the-womb-linked-to-childhood-asthma-and-allergies/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=exposure-to-cadmium-in-the-womb-linked-to-childhood-asthma-and-allergies https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/09/exposure-to-cadmium-in-the-womb-linked-to-childhood-asthma-and-allergies/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=exposure-to-cadmium-in-the-womb-linked-to-childhood-asthma-and-allergies#respond Wed, 02 Sep 2020 22:24:00 +0000 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/09/exposure-to-cadmium-in-the-womb-linked-to-childhood-asthma-and-allergies/ ]]> Babies born with higher levels of cadmium in their umbilical cord blood may be more likely to develop childhood asthma and allergies, according to new research.

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Antibody blockade effective in treatment of severe COVID-19 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/08/antibody-blockade-effective-in-treatment-of-severe-covid-19/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=antibody-blockade-effective-in-treatment-of-severe-covid-19 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/08/antibody-blockade-effective-in-treatment-of-severe-covid-19/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=antibody-blockade-effective-in-treatment-of-severe-covid-19#respond Mon, 31 Aug 2020 13:47:00 +0000 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/08/antibody-blockade-effective-in-treatment-of-severe-covid-19/ ]]> Researchers find an overlap in the pathogenesis of cytokine release syndrome and COVID-19, and show that the symptoms of both can be alleviated by IL-6 signaling blockade.

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Asthma may not be a significant risk factor for severe COVID-19 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/08/asthma-may-not-be-a-significant-risk-factor-for-severe-covid-19/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=asthma-may-not-be-a-significant-risk-factor-for-severe-covid-19 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/08/asthma-may-not-be-a-significant-risk-factor-for-severe-covid-19/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=asthma-may-not-be-a-significant-risk-factor-for-severe-covid-19#respond Mon, 31 Aug 2020 13:01:00 +0000 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/08/asthma-may-not-be-a-significant-risk-factor-for-severe-covid-19/ ]]> New research examines whether asthma is a significant risk factor for developing COVID-19 that is severe enough to warrant hospitalization and intubation.

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Compared to placebo, vitamin D has no benefit for severe asthma attacks, study finds https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/08/compared-to-placebo-vitamin-d-has-no-benefit-for-severe-asthma-attacks-study-finds/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=compared-to-placebo-vitamin-d-has-no-benefit-for-severe-asthma-attacks-study-finds https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/08/compared-to-placebo-vitamin-d-has-no-benefit-for-severe-asthma-attacks-study-finds/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=compared-to-placebo-vitamin-d-has-no-benefit-for-severe-asthma-attacks-study-finds#respond Tue, 25 Aug 2020 15:36:00 +0000 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/08/compared-to-placebo-vitamin-d-has-no-benefit-for-severe-asthma-attacks-study-finds/ ]]> Contrary to earlier observational results, vitamin D supplements do not prevent severe asthma attacks in at-risk children, according to the first placebo-controlled clinical trial to test this relationship.

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Electronic alert reduces excessive prescribing of short-acting asthma relievers https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/08/electronic-alert-reduces-excessive-prescribing-of-short-acting-asthma-relievers/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=electronic-alert-reduces-excessive-prescribing-of-short-acting-asthma-relievers https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/08/electronic-alert-reduces-excessive-prescribing-of-short-acting-asthma-relievers/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=electronic-alert-reduces-excessive-prescribing-of-short-acting-asthma-relievers#respond Mon, 24 Aug 2020 00:15:00 +0000 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/08/electronic-alert-reduces-excessive-prescribing-of-short-acting-asthma-relievers/ ]]> An automatic, electronic alert on general practitioners’ computer screens can help to prevent excessive prescribing of short-acting asthma reliever medication, according to new research.

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Air pollution linked to higher risk of young children developing asthma https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/08/air-pollution-linked-to-higher-risk-of-young-children-developing-asthma/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=air-pollution-linked-to-higher-risk-of-young-children-developing-asthma https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/08/air-pollution-linked-to-higher-risk-of-young-children-developing-asthma/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=air-pollution-linked-to-higher-risk-of-young-children-developing-asthma#respond Wed, 19 Aug 2020 23:42:00 +0000 https://breathebettertolivebetter.com/2020/08/air-pollution-linked-to-higher-risk-of-young-children-developing-asthma/ ]]> Children exposed to higher levels of fine particles in the air (known as PM2.5) are more likely to develop asthma and persistent wheezing than children who are not exposed, finds a new study.

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