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2012-07-07 23:01:29

Diagnostics Research Group has spent the past year working with pharmaceutical companies to find new treatments for asthma. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 07, 2012 Diagnostics Research Group, an independent site for pharmaceutical and device research, is working with pharmaceutical companies to assess asthma medications currently not available to the public in an effort to find treatments for this life-long respiratory disease. This past year, Diagnostics Research Group evaluated more than...

2012-05-15 06:29:11

CDC releases "Asthma's Impact on the Nation" ATLANTA, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 29.1 million adults (12.7 percent) have been diagnosed with asthma in their lifetimes, and 18.7 million (8.2 percent) still had asthma, according to 2010 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report, Asthma's Impact on the Nation, is the first state-by-state data gathered using the Asthma Call-back Survey, an in-depth survey conducted among people with...

2012-03-05 10:50:56

Consensus across studies promises to enhance NIH-supported asthma clinical research A consortium of federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations has published a report proposing a set of common measures and data-collection methods for use in asthma clinical research. Asthma Outcomes in Clinical Research: Report of the Asthma Outcomes Workshop, which appears as a supplement to the March 2012 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, resulted from a meeting organized by...

2012-03-05 10:49:27

New measures may hold key to reducing disparities in children with asthma Newly proposed asthma outcome measures will help standardize and improve results from the hundreds of millions of dollars the National Institutes of Health (NIH) spends annually to study asthma, according to the Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. (MCAN), the nation's only organization focused solely on childhood asthma. Even though years of research have led to groundbreaking improvements in better understanding...

2012-02-06 15:38:42

A Henry Ford Hospital study has found that using two types of common asthma medications in combination reduces severe asthma attacks. Researchers say using long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs) in fixed-dose combination with inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) appear to reduce asthma attacks as well as or better than corticosteroids alone. Patient groups who had in greatest benefits were: • Patients 18 and older • African-American patients • Male patients • Patients with...

2011-05-05 10:00:00

American Lung Association urges Congress to fully fund the National Asthma Control Program in Fiscal Year 2012 NEW YORK, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association in New York announced today its strong support for continued funding of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Asthma Control Program, which has worked to integrate and coordinate the public health response to asthma control in New York and across the country. The President's...

2011-02-02 16:36:00

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) announced the 2011 Heart Truth® Community Action Program grant recipients. Seven community organizations were chosen to receive grants totaling nearly $200,000, in support of women's heart health initiatives. The Heart Truth Community Action Program grants are awarded annually by FNIH as part of a public-private partnership with the National Heart, Lung, and...

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2011-01-12 14:10:00

Federal health officials said Wednesday that asthma is increasing and that one in 12 Americans now say they have the respiratory disease. According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, about 8.2 percent of Americans had asthma in a 2009 national survey of about 40,000 individuals.  That means about 25 million people have asthma. The rate had been sticking to a little under 8 percent for the previous four years. Better diagnostic efforts could be part of the reason...

2010-09-28 16:12:04

Genetic ancestry has no discernible influence on how African American patients with asthma respond to medication, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. Researchers found that improved lung function in patients after taking inhaled steroids was related to a series of baseline breathing function measures, not genetic ancestry. The study is published online at the Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, http://www.aaaai.org/media/jaci/ Advances in genetics have led to the development...

2009-09-22 09:20:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Daniel L Minor, a specialist in molecular pharmacology, has been awarded $450,000 by the American Asthma Foundation (AAF). Dr. Minor will turn his expertise to controlling the greatest danger in asthma--the production of lung fluids (mucus) in amounts that flood the airways, causing death by drowning. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090922/SF75312-b) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090818/SF62537LOGO-a) Dr....