Sema4, a patient-centered predictive health company, and the Mount Sinai Health System today announced the launch of a five-year collaborative study with Sanofi designed to provide new insights into the biological mechanisms and other factors implicated in asthma. The project will follow nearly 1,200 people with asthma and collect a range of data — from […]Continue Reading ...
Nov 26 2018 Ten percent of pediatric asthma cases could be avoided if childhood obesity were eliminated, according to research reviewing medical records of more than 500,000 children published today in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The study from Nemours Children’s Health System is among the first to use the resources […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), National Jewish Health and Centro de Neumología Pediátrica in Puerto Rico have been awarded nearly $10 million as part of a 5-year grant from the U.S. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to address the root causes of […]Continue Reading ...
Significantly higher levels of periostin were found in severe asthmatics compared with mild to moderate ones and controls. There were significantly higher T2 levels than in non-T2 endotype. Credit: CHEST In a novel study, researchers succeeded in identifying patients with a form of severe asthma (type 2 endotype) by measuring periostin concentrations in their airways. […]Continue Reading ...
A clinical trial led by La Trobe University has shown eating fish such as salmon, trout and sardines as part of a healthy diet can reduce asthma symptoms in children. The international study found children with asthma who followed a healthy Mediterranean diet enriched with fatty fish had improved lung function after six months. Lead […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers Researchers have performed a comprehensive review of the current state and future potential of using biologic medications to treat asthma in children. They evaluated a broad scope of approved biologics, the available information for each, and whether predictive or monitoring biomarkers are available for each biologic drug, presenting that […]Continue Reading ...
In a novel study, researchers succeeded in identifying patients with a form of severe asthma (type 2 endotype) by measuring periostin concentrations in their airways. These patients with the type 2 (T2) endotype may benefit from newly developed targeted treatments that have the potential to transform their quality of life, report researchers in the journal […]Continue Reading ...
Oct 12 2018 Around the globe, an estimated 235 million people suffer from asthma. Most people are able to manage their symptoms and live healthy, active lives. However, for some, current treatments are not effective. Managing symptoms can be difficult because triggers are lurking everywhere. “At one point, we had to remove all the carpets […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Toddlers with asthma are more likely to become obese children, according to an international study led by USC scientists. The finding is a turnabout for children’s health as obesity has often been seen as a precursor to asthma in children, not the other way around. The study, conducted by a team […]Continue Reading ...
Growing up with dogs is linked to a lower risk of asthma, especially if the dogs are female, a new study from Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University in Sweden shows. However, the researchers found no relation between ‘allergy friendly’ breeds and a lower risk of asthma. The study is published in the journal Scientific Reports. […]Continue Reading ...
A study led by La Trobe University has shown that eating fish such as sardines, salmon and trout twice a week can reduce asthma symptoms in children. Subbotina Anna | Shutterstock The international clinical trial found that children who ate the fatty fish as part of a healthy Mediterranean diet had improved lung function after […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 — Polluted air may trigger as many as 33 million asthma-related emergency room visits globally each year, a new study finds. “Millions of people worldwide have to go to emergency rooms for asthma attacks every year because they are breathing dirty air,” said study lead author Susan Anenberg, of George Washington […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 — Early-onset asthma and wheezing may contribute to an increased risk of developing obesity later in childhood, according to a study published in the Sept. 1 issue of the European Respiratory Journal. Zuelma A. Contreras, from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and colleagues examined whether early-onset asthma and […]Continue Reading ...
PARIS and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Oct. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN) (NYSE: SNY) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Dupixent® (dupilumab) as an add-on maintenance therapy in patients with moderate-to-severe asthma aged 12 years and older with an eosinophilic phenotype or with oral corticosteroid-dependent asthma. Dupixent inhibits the overactive signaling of interleukin-4 […]Continue Reading ...
Toddlers with asthma are more likely to become obese children, according to an international study led by USC scientists. The finding is a turnabout for children’s health as obesity has often been seen as a precursor to asthma in children, not the other way around. The study, conducted by a team of 40 scientists including […]Continue Reading ...
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