Beware, Asthma Suffers: Migraines May Worsen

CINCINNATI—Pre-existing asthma may be a strong predictor of future chronic migraine attacks in individuals experiencing occasional migraine headaches, according to researchers from ...

New clinical trial to improve diagnosis of asthma

A research team at The University of Nottingham is calling on people diagnosed with mild asthma to take part in a clinical ...

Early childhood bronchiolitis increases asthma risk in adulthood

Persons who have had bronchiolitis in early childhood have an increased risk of asthma at the age of 28–31 and a weaker health-related quality of life than their peers. In lung function tests, they also demonstrate changes indicative of irreversible airway obstruction, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. ... Full story

Home-Based Educational Intervention Improves Asthma Among Hispanic Children

New Rochelle, NY —Significant improvements in frequency of asthma attacks and symptoms, hospitalization rates and acute care visits, quality of life, and asthma knowledge were reported among a largely Hispanic population with a high asthma hospitalization following a home-based approach to educating families that have children with asthma. The design, results, and implications of this study are published in Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free to download on the Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology website until December 10, 2015. ... Full story

Study Suggests New Way to Reduce Seasonal Asthma Attacks in High-Risk Children

Madison, Wisconsin - Adding targeted and short-term use of the drug omalizumab to guidelines-directed treatment just before the start of school cut in half the number of autumn asthma attacks, or exacerbations, in high-risk children. ... Full story

New technology will help define the environmental triggers of childhood asthma

UC Davis researchers receive funding to develop a wearable sensor device ... Full story

Home Remediation in Low-Income Housing Shows Significant Effect on Childhood Asthma

New Rochelle, NY —Children with asthma living in low-income, urban public housing had significantly fewer visits to the emergency department (ED), less use of rescue medication, and less disrupted sleep with a program that combines home repairs to reduce asthma triggers, training, and comprehensive care, called Controlling Asthma Through Home Remediation. Preliminary program findings also showed a reduction in daytime asthma symptoms, as reported in Environmental Justice, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers. ... Full story

Study Compares Combination Treatments for Black Adults with Asthma

Among black adults with asthma treated with an inhaled corticosteroid, adding a long-acting beta-agonist did not improve the time to an asthma exacerbation compared with adding the anticholinergic tiotropium, according to a study in the October 27 issue of JAMA. ... Full story

A smart inhaler for people with asthma

Sensors that track inhaler use aim to keep asthma patients healthy, cut health care costs. ... Full story

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