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CHILDREN IN RURAL AREAS FACE INCREASING BARRIERS TO PEDIATRIC CARE, STUDY FINDS

Hospital beds for children with asthma, pneumonia, viral infections, and other serious illnesses have declined in the last 10 years,...

Headache, mood disorders increase among pediatric patients during COVID-19 pandemic

HEADACHE, MOOD DISORDERS INCREASE AMONG PEDIATRIC PATIENTS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Pediatric patients with headache experienced increased headache frequency, poorer anxiety and mood, less physical activity and more...

 
 
 
First-ever link found between prenatal exposure to ultrafine particles, pediatric asthma

FIRST-EVER LINK FOUND BETWEEN PRENATAL EXPOSURE TO ULTRAFINE PARTICLES, PEDIATRIC ASTHMA

Researchers said they have found evidence that children exposed to ultrafine particles from air pollution in utero were more likely...

Some PCPs may be doing patients a ‘disservice' when diagnosing allergy

SOME PCPS MAY BE DOING PATIENTS A ‘DISSERVICE' WHEN DIAGNOSING ALLERGY

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, “a perfect time” for primary care physicians to brush up on the best approaches to diagnosis...

 
 
 
Get the facts: Can Epi-Pen dependent people still get the vaccine?

GET THE FACTS: CAN EPI-PEN DEPENDENT PEOPLE STILL GET THE VACCINE?

If you are Epi-Pen dependent due to allergies and chronic asthma, is it safe to still get the vaccine? If so, which one?

WHAT ARE COMMON CAUSES OF ANAPHYLAXIS?

Patient Presentation A 4-year-old female came to clinic for her health maintenance appointment. She was known to have multiple food...

 
 
 
Teens, young adults who report e-cigarette use have increased odds of asthma

TEENS, YOUNG ADULTS WHO REPORT E-CIGARETTE USE HAVE INCREASED ODDS OF ASTHMA

Teens and young adults who report current e-cigarette use have increased risk for developing asthma and experiencing asthma exacerbations,...

AMGEN, ASTRAZENECA'S TEZEPELUMAB IS LOOKING FOR A SLICE OF BLOCKBUSTER ASTHMA MARKET DOMINATED BY SANOFI'S DUPIXENT

Amgen, AstraZeneca's tezepelumab is looking for a slice of blockbuster asthma market dominated by Sanofi's Dupixent aarmstrong Tue,...

 
 
 
Proper Management of Asthma Is Key To Live Normally

PROPER MANAGEMENT OF ASTHMA IS KEY TO LIVE NORMALLY

Asthma patients should have access to affordable and quality-assured medicines, to acute care and the high risk posed by air pollution.

Prevalence of penicillin allergy label similar among kids, adults

PREVALENCE OF PENICILLIN ALLERGY LABEL SIMILAR AMONG KIDS, ADULTS

The number of inpatients with a penicillin allergy label at a children's hospital approached 9%, according to results from a retrospective...

 
 
 
Will Soy Isoflavones Prevent Wheezing in Risky Infants?

WILL SOY ISOFLAVONES PREVENT WHEEZING IN RISKY INFANTS?

New clinical trial will assess whether a soy supplement in infancy can prevent asthma in risky kids. This will be one of the earliest...

Wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase reveals he needed asthma pumps while battling COVID-19

WIDE RECEIVER JA'MARR CHASE REVEALS HE NEEDED ASTHMA PUMPS WHILE BATTLING COVID-19

Ja'Marr Chase, a wide receiver projected by USA TODAY Sports to go early in the NFL draft, had COVID-19 that required asthma pumps.

 
 
 
Christmas Eve 2018 Clairton Coke Works fire made asthma worse for sufferers nearby

CHRISTMAS EVE 2018 CLAIRTON COKE WORKS FIRE MADE ASTHMA WORSE FOR SUFFERERS NEARBY

A University of Pittsburgh study recounts the health impact of the Christmas Eve 2018 fire that destroyed the pollution controls of...

Asthma Drug Hastens Recovery in COVID-19 Patients

ASTHMA DRUG HASTENS RECOVERY IN COVID-19 PATIENTS

Inhaled budesonide, used as an asthma drug, can shorten recovery time among COVID patients aged over 50.

 
 
 
GLP-1 receptor agonist therapy for diabetes associated with fewer asthma exacerbations

GLP-1 RECEPTOR AGONIST THERAPY FOR DIABETES ASSOCIATED WITH FEWER ASTHMA EXACERBATIONS

Adults with asthma and type 2 diabetes had lower counts of asthma exacerbations and symptoms after initiating treatment with a glucagon-like...

Budesonide therapy safe, efficacious in the treatment of EoE

BUDESONIDE THERAPY SAFE, EFFICACIOUS IN THE TREATMENT OF EOE

In patients with eosinophilic esophagitis, budesonide oral suspension improved histologic, symptomatic and endoscopic outcomes, according...

 
 
 
Pollution exposure, preexisting asthma or COPD may raise odds of COVID-19 hospitalization

POLLUTION EXPOSURE, PREEXISTING ASTHMA OR COPD MAY RAISE ODDS OF COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATION

Among patients with COVID-19 and preexisting asthma or COPD, long-term exposure to air pollution was associated with higher odds for...

FDA approves self-injectable formulation of Xolair

FDA APPROVES SELF-INJECTABLE FORMULATION OF XOLAIR

The FDA has approved a self-injectable formulation of Xolair for appropriate patients with moderate to severe persistent allergic asthma,...

 
 
 
Study highlights reduction in asthma exacerbations during COVID-19 pandemic

STUDY HIGHLIGHTS REDUCTION IN ASTHMA EXACERBATIONS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Researchers reported a significant decline in asthma exacerbations during the COVID-19 pandemic across all age groups, sexes and most...

Paving the Way for Diversity in Clinical Trials

PAVING THE WAY FOR DIVERSITY IN CLINICAL TRIALS

Racial disparities in clinical trials have long been an issue that's just another part of the implicit bias in health care. Compared...