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2012-04-19 20:15:19

Scientists from the University of Southampton and Synairgen, a respiratory drug development company spun out from the University, can announce positive data from its Phase II clinical trial, into the effectiveness of the drug SNG001 (inhaled interferon beta) for asthma patients. This pioneering trial investigated the potential for SNG001 to protect asthmatics from respiratory virus infections, principally the common cold, that can spread to the lung, which are a major cause of worsening...

2012-02-03 18:00:43

Breastfeeding is associated with improved lung function at school age, particularly in children of asthmatic mothers, according to a new study from researchers in Switzerland and the UK. "In our cohort of school age children, breastfeeding was associated with modest improvement in forced mid-expiratory flow (FEF50) in our whole group and with improvements in forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume at 1 second (FEV1) only in the children of asthmatic mothers," said Claudia...

2011-04-15 00:00:03

Nexus6 and Clement Clarke International announce a collaboration aimed at improving the use of inhaled medications. (PRWEB) April 14, 2011 Nexus6 and Clement Clarke International (CCI) today announced a collaboration aimed at improving the use of inhaled medications. The aim of inhaled medication in asthma and COPD is to enable the patient to maintain control of these conditions, but all too frequently control is not achieved despite widespread availability of effective medications. Some...

2010-11-23 08:08:29

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Facebook has been up and running for over 6 years now, attracted more than 500 million users.  Chances are that you too have become a part of the phenomenon.  So when someone you know decides to delete you . . . it can really take your breath away.  In fact, five Italian Doctors report that a young man experienced asthma attacks brought on by such circumstances. The 18-year-old man was in dejection because his girlfriend had broken up with him. ...

2010-08-09 14:50:28

A new study by researchers at the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center and the University of Puerto Rico may help explain some of the well-documented ethnic disparities in pediatric asthma. Compared to non-Latino white children with asthma, Latino children in the study tended to think they were experiencing asthma symptoms, such as shortness of breath, when tests actually revealed normal lung function. According to researchers, inaccurate symptom perception was associated with more...

2010-04-28 06:00:00

LOS ANGELES, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- New data released today find that 82 percent of parents of children ages 4-12 with asthma report having restricted playtime activities to help avoid triggers and prevent asthma attacks in their children, with 47% of them keeping children with asthma inside when allergy season is in full swing. Working parents, who more often report experiencing stress related to raising a child with asthma than non-working parents (44% vs. 38%), take more precautions,...

2009-11-06 10:59:00

Asthma Insight and Management (AIM) Survey Reveals Unmet Needs in Current Asthma Care in the United States Asthma is a chronic condition affecting more than 22 million adults and children in the United States, according to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. In the past year, an estimated more than one million patients were hospitalized and nearly three million visited emergency rooms in the United States as a result of asthma. This estimate is from Asthma Insight and...

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2009-05-19 11:33:07

Research conducted seven years after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City (NYC) found that children attending the socioeconomically and ethnically homogeneous elementary school closest to Ground Zero have high rates of self-reported asthma and airway obstruction. The research will be presented on Tuesday, May 19 at the American Thoracic Society's 105th International Conference in San Diego. "Our Stony Brook team found that the children who live near the WTC...


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