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Newswise: Depression breakthrough

Article ID: 718420

Depression breakthrough

University of South Australia

Major depressive disorder – referred to colloquially as the ‘black dog’ – has been identified as a genetic cause for 20 distinct diseases, providing vital information to help detect and manage high rates of physical illnesses in people diagnosed with depression.

4-Sep-2019 11:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 717803

Researchers Discover Cause of Asthmatic Lung Spasms

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Researchers at Rutgers and other institutions have discovered how muscle contraction (bronchospasm) in the airway, which cause breathing difficulty in people with asthma, occur by creating a microdevice that mimics the behavior of the human airways. The study, published in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering, could lead to new treatment strategies for respiratory diseases, said co-author Reynold Panettieri, director of the Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science.

22-Aug-2019 2:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 717608

Children with Mild Asthma Can Use Inhalers as Needed

Washington University in St. Louis

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis supports evidence that children with mild asthma can effectively manage the condition by using their two inhalers — one a steroid and the other a bronchodilator — when symptoms occur. This is in contrast to the traditional method of using the steroid daily, regardless of symptoms, and the bronchodilator when symptoms occur. The as-needed use of both inhalers is just as effective for mild asthma as the traditional protocol, according to the investigators.

16-Aug-2019 4:15 PM EDT
Newswise: Leaves are Falling. Autumn is Calling. So are Fall Allergies

Article ID: 717076

Leaves are Falling. Autumn is Calling. So are Fall Allergies

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

While symptoms for each allergy season may be similar, the treatment can look very different, particularly if immunotherapy is an option.

7-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 716424

Home Renovations Linked to Diminished Lung Function

University at Albany, State University of New York

A study by UAlbany’s School of Public Health and international colleagues found that home renovations, particularly with vinyl flooring, cause impaired lung function during childhood

25-Jul-2019 4:55 PM EDT
Newswise: Don’t Let Back to School Mean Back to Allergy and Asthma Symptoms

Article ID: 715631

Don’t Let Back to School Mean Back to Allergy and Asthma Symptoms

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

When school starts in the fall, classrooms are often filled with allergic triggers kids don’t face at home, causing parents to see a return of allergy and asthma symptoms they haven’t seen since school let out for the summer.

11-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 715478

‘Chaos’ in the home linked to poor asthma control in children

University of Illinois at Chicago

A chaotic household, as well as child and parent depression, are risk factors for worse asthma outcomes in urban minority children, according to a new paper published in the journal Pediatrics.

9-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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