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Released: 9-Jun-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Collagen Stiffness Plays Role in Asthma, Could Lead to Targeted Treatment
American Physiological Society (APS)

A new study finds that manipulating the stiffness of the collagen-based support structure of airway cells could lead to a new treatment for asthma. The study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology. It was chosen as an APSselect article for June.

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Released: 28-May-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Why it’s important to treat your child's allergies if they have asthma
LifeBridge Health

Springtime can be difficult on children who have to deal with allergies on top of their asthma.

18-May-2021 2:55 PM EDT
In Utero Exposure to Tiny Pollution Particles in the Air Is Linked to Asthma in Preschoolers, Study Shows
Mount Sinai Health System

Women who were highly exposed to ultra-fine particles in air pollution during their pregnancy were more likely to have children who developed asthma, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine in May. This is the first time asthma has been linked with prenatal exposure to this type of air pollution, which is named for its tiny size and which is not regulated or routinely monitored in the United States.

Newswise: Type 2 Diabetes Medication Shown to Benefit Asthma Patients
Released: 20-May-2021 6:20 PM EDT
Type 2 Diabetes Medication Shown to Benefit Asthma Patients
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Type 2 diabetes patients who also have asthma are benefitting from a diabetes medication, typically given to help the pancreas produce more insulin, that also improves asthma symptoms and may reduce lung and airway inflammation.

Released: 19-May-2021 12:10 PM EDT
Triple-Drug Therapy Safely Cuts Serious Asthma Flares
McMaster University

Findings are from a systematic review and meta-analysis. Data from 20 randomized controlled trials, which included a total of almost 12,000 patients, were analyzed in the study, providing strong and clear evidence in support of triple-drug therapy.

Newswise: Tezepelumab Significantly Reduced Asthma Exacerbations Requiring Hospitalization in Phase 3 NAVIGATOR Trial
10-May-2021 9:30 AM EDT
Tezepelumab Significantly Reduced Asthma Exacerbations Requiring Hospitalization in Phase 3 NAVIGATOR Trial
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Results from the NAVIGATOR study of tezepelumab showed that the new biologic therapy significantly reduced exacerbations requiring hospital stays and emergency department (ED) visits for adults and adolescents with severe, uncontrolled asthma, according to research presented at the ATS 2021 International Conference. NAVIGATOR (NCT03347279) is a recently completed randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind multicenter phase 3 clinical trial.

Newswise: In VOYAGE Phase 3 Clinical Trial, Dupilumab Significantly Reduced Asthma Exacerbations in Children Ages 6-11
10-May-2021 8:30 AM EDT
In VOYAGE Phase 3 Clinical Trial, Dupilumab Significantly Reduced Asthma Exacerbations in Children Ages 6-11
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Results from the VOYAGE study of dupilumab (Dupixent) showed that the monoclonal antibody significantly reduced exacerbations in children ages 6-11 with uncontrolled moderate-to-severe asthma, compared to placebo, according to research presented at the ATS 2021 International Conference. VOYAGE (NCT02948959) is a recently completed randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind multicenter phase 3 clinical trial, that took place in a number of countries.

Newswise: Family History, Race and Sex Linked to Higher Rates of Asthma in Children
Released: 17-May-2021 1:00 PM EDT
Family History, Race and Sex Linked to Higher Rates of Asthma in Children
Henry Ford Health System

A national study on childhood asthma led by Henry Ford Health System has found that family history, race and sex are associated in different ways with higher rates of asthma in children. In a study published in JAMA Pediatrics (hyperlink goes here), researchers found that children with at least one parent with a history of asthma had two to three times higher rates of asthma, mostly through age 4.

Newswise: Teens and Adults Reporting E-Cigarette Use Have Increased Odds of Having Asthma and Asthma Attacks
10-May-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Teens and Adults Reporting E-Cigarette Use Have Increased Odds of Having Asthma and Asthma Attacks
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

While vaping is thought to be a safer alternative to smoking, teens and adults who use e-cigarettes have increased odds of developing asthma and having asthma attacks, according to research presented at the ATS 2021 International Conference.

Newswise: Living in Redlined Neighborhoods Associated with Lower Lung Function in Individuals with Asthma
10-May-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Living in Redlined Neighborhoods Associated with Lower Lung Function in Individuals with Asthma
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Individuals with asthma who live in redlined neighborhoods have worse lung function than those in locales that excluded Black people and benefited from decades of inequitable wealth accumulation at the expense of Black communities in the United States, according to research presented at the ATS 2021 International Conference.

Released: 7-May-2021 11:15 AM EDT
Asthma attacks plummeted among Black and hispanic/latinx individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Asthma attacks account for almost 50 percent of the cost of asthma care which totals $80 billion each year in the United States

Newswise: This Summer, Camps Need to Protect Kids From COVID-19, and Allergy and Asthma Triggers
Released: 5-May-2021 11:05 AM EDT
This Summer, Camps Need to Protect Kids From COVID-19, and Allergy and Asthma Triggers
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

This summer, camps for kids will not only have to protect kids from COVID-19, but kids with allergies and asthma will need to be kept safe from an allergic reaction or asthma flare.

Released: 28-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Christmas Eve Coke Works Fire Followed by Asthma Exacerbations
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Asthma exacerbations rose following a catastrophic Christmas Eve fire that destroyed pollution controls at the Clairton Coke Works – the largest such facility in the nation, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis concludes.

Newswise: Why Patients with Severe Asthma May be Resistant to Corticosteroid Therapy
Released: 13-Apr-2021 12:45 PM EDT
Why Patients with Severe Asthma May be Resistant to Corticosteroid Therapy
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Wheezing, coughing that doesn’t stop, a pale and sweaty face: clinically, severe asthma attacks look very similar from patient to patient. But biologically, not all severe asthma is the same—and a team of scientists has, for the first time, identified the key difference in people, a finding that has important implications for treatment.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 7:05 AM EDT
COVID-19 pandemic highlights the urgent global need to control air pollution
Beth Israel Lahey Health

More than 91 percent of the world’s population lives in areas that exceed air quality guidelines recommended by the World Health Organization, and more people are impacted by worsening air quality each year. Ambient air pollution – including potentially harmful pollutants such as small particles and toxic gases emitted by industries, households, cars and trucks – has been shown to worsen viral respiratory infections. Now, new studies are showing a similar association between ambient air pollution and worse COVID-19 outcomes.

Released: 18-Mar-2021 4:00 PM EDT
May 2021 AJPH Issue Tackles Asthmatic Results to Power Plant Closures, Cannabis for Harm Reduction, COVID Risks at Homeless Shelters and Pandemic Measures
American Public Health Association (APHA)

Topics surrounding asthma and power plant closures, illicit drug use and harm reduction, testing access for homeless, and varied support for pandemic measures will be highlighted in the May 2021 Issue of AJPH.

Newswise: Immune cell implicated in development of lung disease following viral infection
Released: 9-Mar-2021 12:25 PM EST
Immune cell implicated in development of lung disease following viral infection
Washington University in St. Louis

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have implicated a type of immune cell in the development of chronic lung disease that sometimes is triggered following a respiratory viral infection. The evidence suggests that activation of this immune cell serves as an early switch that, when activated, drives progressive lung diseases, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Newswise: Diversity Among Study Participants Credited with Identifying Gene Linked to Asthma
Released: 25-Feb-2021 7:30 PM EST
Diversity Among Study Participants Credited with Identifying Gene Linked to Asthma
Henry Ford Health System

Researchers at Henry Ford Health System, as part of a national asthma collaborative, have identified a gene variant associated with childhood asthma that underscores the importance of including diverse patient populations in research studies. The study is published in the print version of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Newswise: New strategy blocks chronic lung disease in mice
Released: 23-Feb-2021 2:30 PM EST
New strategy blocks chronic lung disease in mice
Washington University in St. Louis

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has uncovered a previously unknown role for exosomes in inflammatory respiratory diseases. The study has implications for finding new therapies. Exosomes are tiny compartments released from cells that carry different types of cargo, including inflammatory chemicals called cytokines that can drive lung disease.

Released: 19-Feb-2021 2:10 PM EST
Asthmatics no higher risk dying from COVID, review of studies on 587,000 people shows
Taylor & Francis

A new study looking at how COVID-19 affects people with asthma provides reassurance that having the condition doesn't increase the risk of severe illness or death from the virus.

Released: 17-Feb-2021 5:10 PM EST
“Smart” Asthma Inhaler Sensors Improve Pediatric Asthma Control
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Sensor-based inhalers integrated into health care providers’ clinical workflows may help improve medication adherence and support children with asthma – and their families – to more effectively manage this condition, according to a new Northwestern and Lurie Children’s study published in Pediatrics.

Newswise: Update: What You Need to Know About 2021 Spring Allergies
Released: 17-Feb-2021 1:05 PM EST
Update: What You Need to Know About 2021 Spring Allergies
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

An ACAAI practice guideline offers new information on how to manage the symptoms that come with hay fever -- namely sneezing, itchy nose, runny nose, and congestion.

Released: 10-Feb-2021 6:05 PM EST
Survey: Cleaning product use affecting asthma more during COVID-19 measures
University of Illinois at Chicago

Those with asthma are experiencing less asthma control related to an increase in using household disinfectants — known asthma triggers — because of COVID-19, according to a survey co-conducted by University of Illinois Chicago researchers.

Newswise: In Survey of Those with Uncontrolled Asthma, Half Smoked Cannabis
Released: 2-Feb-2021 8:00 AM EST
In Survey of Those with Uncontrolled Asthma, Half Smoked Cannabis
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new survey in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows that of those who used cannabis, about half smoked it while a third vaped – both “inhalation routes” likely to affect one’s lungs.

Newswise: COVID-19 Precautions Don’t Mean an Absence of Romance this Valentine’s Day
Released: 26-Jan-2021 8:00 PM EST
COVID-19 Precautions Don’t Mean an Absence of Romance this Valentine’s Day
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Keeping loved ones with allergies and asthma healthy on Valentine's Day can be very romantic.

Released: 22-Dec-2020 11:30 AM EST
Increased Meat Consumption Associated With Symptoms of Childhood Asthma, Mount Sinai Study Suggests
Mount Sinai Health System

Substances present in cooked meats are associated with increased wheezing in children

Newswise: Resolutions for 2021: Staying COVID-Free, Keeping Allergy and Asthma Symptoms Under Control
Released: 16-Dec-2020 8:00 AM EST
Resolutions for 2021: Staying COVID-Free, Keeping Allergy and Asthma Symptoms Under Control
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

As we wait for COVID-19 to be contained, allergies and asthma haven't gone away and need to be addressed in the new year.

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Released: 9-Dec-2020 5:05 PM EST
Almost a third of young adults with asthma are ignoring COVID-19 guidelines, says survey
Taylor & Francis

Awareness of guidelines to prevent COVID-19 is high among young asthma sufferers but around a third do not comply with them, according to a new survey published in the Journal of Asthma.

Released: 8-Dec-2020 10:00 AM EST
Group-randomized Trial Showed Significant Improvement in Asthma Control Among Urban Black Adults
Columbia University School of Nursing

Compared to whites and Hispanics, Blacks have a higher prevalence of asthma and are about three times as likely to die of the disease.

Newswise: Despite Allergies, Asthma, a COVID Holiday Can Still Be Merry and Bright
Released: 8-Dec-2020 8:00 AM EST
Despite Allergies, Asthma, a COVID Holiday Can Still Be Merry and Bright
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Despite downsized holiday celebrations, your allergies and asthma need full scale precautions to get you through the season.

Newswise: Pediatric ER Saw Steep Drop in Asthma Visits During Spring COVID-19 Lockdown
1-Dec-2020 8:00 AM EST
Pediatric ER Saw Steep Drop in Asthma Visits During Spring COVID-19 Lockdown
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A new study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society discusses a steep drop off from prior years in asthma-related emergency department (ED) visits at Boston Children’s Hospital during the spring 2020 COVID-19 surge and lockdown.

3-Dec-2020 8:10 AM EST
New updates to federal guidelines revamp asthma management
University of Chicago Medical Center

The National Institutes of Health today announced 19 recommendations in six key areas of asthma diagnosis, management and treatment.

Released: 16-Nov-2020 4:05 PM EST
Estudo descobre que uso de antibióticos antes dos dois de idade anos está associado com problemas de saúde na infância
Mayo Clinic

Em um estudo retrospectivo, pesquisadores da Mayo Clinic descobriram que antibióticos administrados em crianças menores de dois anos estão associados com várias doenças ou condições recorrentes, desde alergias até obesidade. As descobertas estão na Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

12-Nov-2020 6:55 PM EST
Antibiotic Exposure in Children Under Age 2 Associated with Chronic Conditions
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Children under age 2 who take antibiotics are at greater risk for childhood-onset asthma, respiratory allergies, eczema, celiac disease, obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a paper written jointly by Mayo Clinic and Rutgers researchers. While previous studies have looked at the association of antibiotics with single diseases, this is the first to look at the association across many diseases.

12-Nov-2020 12:15 PM EST
Study finds antibiotics before age 2 associated with childhood health issues
Mayo Clinic

In a retrospective case study, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that antibiotics administered to children younger than 2 are associated with several ongoing illnesses or conditions, ranging from allergies to obesity. The findings appear in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Newswise: Luz Fonacier Installed as ACAAI President
9-Nov-2020 8:00 AM EST
Luz Fonacier Installed as ACAAI President
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Luz Fonacier, MD, of Mineola NY, was installed as president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) at the virtual ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting on November 15.

Newswise: Luz Fonacier fue instalada como presidenta del ACAAI
9-Nov-2020 8:00 AM EST
Luz Fonacier fue instalada como presidenta del ACAAI
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

El 14 de noviembre, durante la Reunión Científica Anual virtual, la Dra. Luz Fonacier de Mineola NY, fue instalada como presidenta del ACAAI. La Dra. Fonacier es la cuarta mujer y la primera presidenta asiático-americana de la ACAAI.

Newswise: With or Without Allergies, Outcomes Similar for Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19
9-Nov-2020 7:00 AM EST
With or Without Allergies, Outcomes Similar for Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new study being presented at this year’s virtual American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting examined hospital data and determined those with allergic conditions did not have more severe COVID-related disease than those without.

Newswise: Con o sin alergias, el resultado final es similar para todos los pacientes hospitalizados con COVID-19
9-Nov-2020 8:00 AM EST
Con o sin alergias, el resultado final es similar para todos los pacientes hospitalizados con COVID-19
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Un nuevo estudio que se presenta en la Reunión científica anual del ACAAI analiza los datos de los hospitales para determinar si aquellas personas con condiciones alérgicas tenían enfermedades más graves relacionadas con el COVID en comparación con aquellas que no las tenían.

Newswise: Show Rates for Asthma Visits During COVID-19 Increased Thanks to Telemedicine
9-Nov-2020 7:00 AM EST
Show Rates for Asthma Visits During COVID-19 Increased Thanks to Telemedicine
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new study being presented at this year’s virtual ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting reveals that “show rates” for children with asthma – how often parents brought their kids to an appointment rather than being a “no show” – increased with the use of telemedicine during four months of the pandemic.

Newswise: Las tasas de visitas por asma durante el COVID-19 aumentaron gracias a la telemedicina
9-Nov-2020 7:00 AM EST
Las tasas de visitas por asma durante el COVID-19 aumentaron gracias a la telemedicina
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Un nuevo estudio que se presenta en la Reunión científica anual del ACAAI revela que, durante los cuatro meses de la pandemia, las "tasas de visitas" de los niños con asma, la frecuencia con que los padres traen a sus hijos a una cita, aumentaron con el uso de la telemedicina.

Newswise: Food Allergies Take a Greater Emotional Toll on Asian Families
9-Nov-2020 7:00 AM EST
Food Allergies Take a Greater Emotional Toll on Asian Families
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new study being presented at this year’s virtual ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting reveals the impact on food allergy quality of life (FAQOL) for Asian patients and their parents is significantly higher than for other races.

Newswise: Las alergias alimentarias afectan más a las familias asiáticas
9-Nov-2020 7:00 AM EST
Las alergias alimentarias afectan más a las familias asiáticas
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Un nuevo estudio que se presenta en la Reunión científica anual del ACAAI revela que el impacto que tienen las alergias alimentarias en la calidad de vida (FAQOL) de los pacientes asiáticos y sus padres es significativamente mayor que para otras razas.

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9-Nov-2020 8:00 AM EST
Black and Hispanic Children in the U.S. Have More Severe Eczema Than White Children
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A presentation at this year’s virtual ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting reveals the disparities that exist for Black and Hispanic children when it comes to Atopic Dermatitis (AD), commonly known as eczema.

Newswise: Los niños negros e hispanos de EE. UU.  tienen el eccema más grave que los niños blancos
9-Nov-2020 8:00 AM EST
Los niños negros e hispanos de EE. UU. tienen el eccema más grave que los niños blancos
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Una presentación llevada a cabo en la Reunión científica anual del ACAAI de este año, revela las disparidades que existen para los niños negros e hispanos en cuanto a la Dermatitis Atópica (DA), comúnmente conocida como eccema.

Newswise: New study points to a better way to ward off asthma triggers
Released: 11-Nov-2020 3:25 PM EST
New study points to a better way to ward off asthma triggers
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

While quick-acting inhalers and medications can reduce inflammation during an asthma attack, people with asthma have few tools to prevent the next attack from coming. Now researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have discovered that blocking two immune molecules at the same time is key to preventing asthma attacks in a mouse model.

8-Nov-2020 7:00 PM EST
The Hidden Reason Children Born by C-Section Are More Likely to Develop Asthma
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Researchers at Rutgers University, the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood and the University of Copenhagen have described for the first time how delivery by caesarean section interferes with a baby’s ability to obtain beneficial germs from the mother’s microbiome, and how this can lead to early childhood asthma.


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