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2012-06-04 02:27:01

SEVERNA PARK, Md., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical technology company, iSonea Ltd. (ASX: ISN; OTCQX: ISOAY) today announced the launch of a new asthma management smartphone app, AsthmaSense(TM), available for iPhone, iPad and Android users. AsthmaSense is the most comprehensive, yet easy-to-use smartphone app designed specifically to help improve the way people live with and manage asthma. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2012-05-24 05:24:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire)–There´s apparently no link between the number of viral infections during infancy and wheezing later in childhood. A new study from researchers in the Netherlands concluded that while viral illnesses with wheezing in infancy predicted wheezing later in childhood, this association was due in part to decreased neonatal lung function. "Viral infections in infancy, particularly rhinovirus, are thought to be a risk factor for later asthma development, but it is...

2012-05-23 17:26:27

The number of viral infections during infancy is not associated with wheezing later in childhood, according to a new study from researchers in the Netherlands. While viral illnesses with wheezing in infancy predicted wheezing later in childhood, this association was due in part to decreased neonatal lung function. "Viral infections in infancy, particularly rhinovirus, are thought to be a risk factor for later asthma development, but it is unclear whether this association is due to the...

2012-05-22 18:37:14

Residents of Lower Manhattan who suffered home damage following the September 11 terrorist attacks are more likely to report respiratory symptoms and diseases than area residents whose homes were not damaged, concludes a study conducted by researchers in Atlanta and New York City. The researchers based their study on data collected in the World Trade Center Health Registry (WTCHR), a cohort study of more than 71,000 rescue/recovery workers and survivors of the World Trade Center attacks....

2012-05-10 02:24:18

World Asthma Month Summit May 16 Brings Attention to the Asthma-Environment Connection PITTSBURGH, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local and national asthma experts will convene in Pittsburgh May 16 in recognition of World Asthma Month for "The Air We Breathe: A Regional Summit on Asthma and the Environment," a day-long event designed to raise awareness about the growing incidence of asthma in the Pittsburgh region, and the impact of environmental factors on this pressing public...

2012-05-01 11:03:13

Most asthmatic youths are exposed to tobacco smoke and suffer array of health problems Despite longstanding recommendations for children with asthma to avoid tobacco smoke, many youths are still exposed to secondhand smoke and their health suffers because of it, according to a study to be presented Tuesday, May 1, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Boston. "National asthma guidelines have advised avoidance of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) for patients with...

2012-04-30 18:20:20

Asthma is Global but Solutions are Local WASHINGTON, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, on World Asthma Day, more than 300 million people worldwide are living with asthma, and nearly 25 million of them live right here in the U.S. But for all the talk of the global asthma epidemic, there are plenty of everyday reminders that asthma problems - and solutions - are local. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120501/DC97710LOGO) Today the Asthma and Allergy...

2012-03-27 13:54:56

Cold-like infections make 'cough receptors' in the airways more sensitive, making asthmatics more prone to bouts of coughing and wheezing, reveal scientists presenting their findings at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Dublin. The work could lead to drugs that reduce virus-induced coughing in those suffering from chronic lung diseases. Asthmatics often report bouts of coughing, wheezing and breathlessness when they have a cold and there is no current medicine...

2012-02-29 14:23:00

February Pollen Detection at Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital is a First, Doctors Say PITTSBURGH, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tree pollen in the air in February? Unheard of - at least until now. The pollen detector on the roof of Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in Pittsburgh has detected moderate amounts of tree pollen in February for the first time ever. Tree pollen normally arrives in April and is gone by Memorial Day. The last documented early tree pollen...

2012-01-20 11:16:57

Accelerated growth in the first three months of life, but not fetal growth, is associated with an increased risk of asthma symptoms in young children, according to a new study from The Generation R Study Group at Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands. "We know that low birth weight is associated with an increased risk of asthma symptoms in children, but the effects of specific fetal and infant growth patterns on this risk had not been examined yet," said researcher Liesbeth Duijts, MD,...