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2014-03-05 08:25:34

National Campaign Seeks to Educate People with Asthma on the Importance of 'Knowing Their Count' LANDOVER, Md., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Teva Respiratory announced today the launch of a national awareness campaign - Know Your Count - aimed at raising awareness of the seriousness of asthma and educating asthma patients and caregivers about the importance of keeping track of the remaining doses in their rescue inhalers. The...

Exposure To School Chalk May Enhance Children's Milk Allergies
2013-05-02 12:54:55

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For those of us of a certain age, we may remember some of the assigned classroom chores like erasing the blackboard or taking the dust caked erasers to the odd box-shaped vacuum meant to pull chalk residue off the eraser fibers. Of course, time has passed since those days. And with that passage of time has come advances in chalk technology. These days´ teachers opt for the new dustless chalk to keep both their hands and their...

2013-03-28 10:47:28

Interaction between gene and environment predicts disease onset About 90 percent of children with two copies of a common genetic variation and who wheezed when they caught a cold early in life went on to develop asthma by age 6, according to a study to be published March 28 by the New England Journal of Medicine. These children, all from families with a history of asthma or allergies, were nearly four times as likely to develop the disease as those who lacked the genetic variation and...

2013-02-19 10:27:13

A study in Australia suggests that reduced lung function in infancy was associated with wheezing beyond childhood at 18 years of age, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication. Abnormal airway function is characteristic of asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease, and other studies have suggested that reduced lung function is already apparent in childhood and tracks through adulthood. However, the relationship between the age of onset...

2013-01-24 08:32:29

WASHINGTON, Jan 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Teva Respiratory announced today the launch of Get Smart About Asthma, a comprehensive online asthma management resource that takes a unique look at the underlying cause of asthma - inflammation. The website - www.GetSmartAboutAsthma.com - aims to increase understanding of how inflammation in both the large and small airways plays an important role in asthma persistence or severity, in addition to...

2013-01-17 08:26:19

LONDON, January 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A fourth occupational asthma claim [http://www.fentons.co.uk/industrial-disease-claims/occupational-asthma-claims ] in three years against the same plastics manufacturing firm has been settled by Fentons Solicitors LLP, after employees developed occupational asthma because they were exposed to the chemical, 'isocyanate'. John Gibney, a member of the specialist Industrial Disease Claims...

2012-10-24 11:25:17

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sunday, Oct. 28, more than 40,000 runners will race in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC; however, Team AANMA defies the odds. Twenty-eight runners from across the United States will prove their fitness, perseverance and resolve - their AIR POWER - racing in support of Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA). "I was told as a child not to play any sports because of my asthma," says Team AANMA's Tracy...

2012-10-03 06:31:19

SEVERNA PARK, Md., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical technology company iSonea Ltd. (ASX: ISN; OTCQX: ISOAD) today announced that it submitted a 510(k) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday, September 27, to market the SonoSentry(TM), a rebranded non-prescription version of its personal Wheezometer(TM), over the counter to consumers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120831/NE65948LOGO) Like the Wheezometer, the SonoSentry measures a...

2012-09-03 11:02:54

Children who are exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which were commonly used in a range of industrial products, could be at risk of an increase in asthma symptoms, according to new research. The study will be presented in a poster discussion this week (Sunday 2 September 2012) at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Vienna. PCBs were regularly used between 1930s and 1970s in a range of electrical equipment, lubricants and paint additives. They were eventually...

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...