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Article ID: 711578

Vitamin D study sheds light on immune system effects

University of Edinburgh

Scientists have uncovered fresh insights into how vitamin D affects the immune system and might influence susceptibility to diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

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18-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711510

Critical Errors in Inhaler Technique Common in Children with Asthma, Especially in Adolescents

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

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. They also often skipped using a spacer, which is a device that is recommended for use with an inhaler to help the right amount of asthma medication reach the lungs. Findings were published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

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17-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711444

Link Found Between C-Sections and Asthma, Allergies

University at Albany, State University of New York

As part of the Upstate Kids study, University at Albany professor Erin Bell and her team have found a link between cesarean delivery and the likelihood that the child will develop asthma and food allergies.

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16-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 710942

New Study Finds Millions of Children Worldwide Develop Asthma Each Year Due to Traffic-Related Air Pollution

George Washington University

About 4 million children worldwide develop asthma each year because of inhaling nitrogen dioxide air pollution, according to a study published today by researchers at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH). The study, based on data from 2010 to 2015, estimates that 64 percent of these new cases of asthma occur in urban areas. The study is the first to quantify the worldwide burden of new pediatric asthma cases linked to traffic-related nitrogen dioxide by using a method that takes into account high exposures to this pollutant that occur near busy roads.

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11-Apr-2019 9:10 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710916

ATS Foundation/Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. Research Fellowship in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Awarded

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Paul Andrew Reyfman, MD, MS of Northwestern University has been awarded the ATS Foundation/Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Research Fellowship in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The $100,000 award will help fund Dr. Reyfman’s research, “Single Cell Transcriptomic Analysis of Pulmonary Fibrosis.”

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8-Apr-2019 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710360

New Research shows 73 Percent of Allergists Prescribe Under-the-Tongue Allergy Tablets

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new study shows most American allergists now prescribe under-the-tongue allergy tablets for patients to treat certain allergies.

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28-Mar-2019 12:40 PM EDT
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    29-Mar-2019 12:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 710109

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Tied to Fewer Childhood Asthma Symptoms

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A six-month study of children from Baltimore City by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers has added to evidence that having more omega-3 fatty acids in the diet results in fewer asthma symptoms triggered by indoor air pollution. The same study suggests that higher amounts of dietary omega-6 fatty acids may have the opposite effect, and be associated with more severe asthma.

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26-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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    29-Mar-2019 12:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 710245

Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids May Play Opposite Roles in Childhood Asthma

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

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 published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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26-Mar-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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    24-Mar-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 709519

Adipose hormone may play role in obesity-related asthma

Endocrine Society

New research suggests a hormone released from fat tissue is critical in the development of obesity-related asthma and may be a target of future treatments for the disease. The findings will be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

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20-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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