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Wednesday 16th July 2014

Scientific review finds asthma drugs suppress child growth

LONDON (Reuters) - Corticosteroid drugs given via inhalers to children with asthma may suppress their growth, according to two systematic reviews of scientific studies on the issue.

Medical News Today: Asthma medication linked to growth suppression in children

A review of past studies has found that inhaled corticosteroids used to treat asthma could result in restricting the growth of children who have the condition.

AliveCor founder takes on new challenge: Child asthma

An estimated 6.8 million children have asthma, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. Owlpal sees the room in the market for a digital health app for parents that automonitors children with asthma.

Asthma drugs suppress children's growth, study suggest

Corticosteroid drugs that are given by inhalers to children with asthma may suppress their growth, evidence suggests. Two new systematic reviews focus on the effects of inhaled corticosteroid drugs on growth rates. The authors found children's growth...

Asthma drugs suppress growth

Corticosteroid drugs that are given by inhalers to children with asthma may suppress their growth, evidence suggests. Two new systematic reviews published in The Cochrane Library focus on the effects of inhaled corticosteroid drugs (ICS) on growth ra...

Portable Respiratory Devices Market 2018 Global Analysis and Forecasts at ReportsnReports.com

Global Respiratory Devices Market 2014-2018 report profiles key players like Covidien Plc, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation, Philips Respironics, ResMed Inc., Acoma Medical Industry, Briggs Healthcare, Bunnell, Clement ClarkeInternational, Drager Medical GmbH, GE Healthcare, Hamilton Medical AG, Mindray Medical International, Salter Labs, Smiths Medical, Teleflex Inc. Dallas, Texas (PRWE...

Contract Research Organization WCCT Global Announces Huge Success in Large Phase I Clinical Research Program

COSTA MESA, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- WCCT Global, a contract research organization headquartered in Southern Californian announced today the successful completion of a large phase I clinical trial. The study protocol required that WCCT Global enroll 180 patients that would stay in their phase I Clinical Pharmacology Unit for an extended period of time.  WCCT Global was abl...

Former MDCH Director Joins Consumers Mutual Insurance in Key Strategic Role

EAST LANSING, Mich., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janet Olszewski, who managed $14 billion in annual resources during her tenure as Director of the Michigan Department of Community Health, is joining Consumers Mutual Insurance of Michigan as Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives and Public Policy, the statewide insurer announced today. She began her new role on July 15. "Consumers Mutu...

Tuesday 15th July 2014

The Aerobika(R) Device, Marketed by Monaghan Medical in the United States, Benefits COPD Patients and Wins Gold at MDEA Awards

PLATTSBURGH, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 07/16/14 -- The Aerobika® Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) Therapy System marketed by Monaghan Medical Corporation has earned Gold at the Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA). MDEA is an International Award recognizing groundbreaking products that save lives, improve patient healthcare, change the face of medical technology, and overcome desi...

LSUHSC'S Sothern pens new book on safe exercise for overweight kids

(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) Safe and Effective Exercise for Overweight Youth by Melinda Sothern, PhD, Professor and Director of Behavioral & Community Health Sciences at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public...

Medicare Plans to Penalize Hospital Use

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Medicare plans to penalize hospital use for 4.9 million seniors who get health care from Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). ACOs are groups of doctors and hospitals which sign up to receive rewards from Medicare if they cut Medicare spending on their patients. They also receive protection from antitrust and kickback rules. Photo - htt...

CVS Caremark and IBM Announce the "Technology Solutions for Smarter Health" Program in Partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers

WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), in partnership with IBM (NYSE: IBM), today announced a $1.5 million commitment to the "Technology Solutions for Smarter Health" grant program in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). The grants will support the use of innovative technology in community health centers to incr...

Xencor Appoints Kurt Gustafson to Board of Directors; Promotes John Desjarlais to Chief Scientific Officer

MONROVIA, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ: XNCR), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing engineered monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, asthma and allergic diseases, and cancer, today announced the appointment of Kurt Gustafson to its board of directors. Mr. Gustafson will also serve as chair of Xencor's audit committee and...

Progress in allergic asthma research after ingestion of fruits

The interaction between two proteins can be the responsible for the allergic asthma episodes after eating an infected fruit, new research suggests. Alternaria alternata is a fungus that proliferates in fruit and vegetables crops and also when are col...

Interaction between 2 proteins can be responsible for allergic asthma after eating infected fruit

Researchers at the UPM suggest that the interaction between two proteins can be the responsible for the allergic asthma episodes after eating an infected fruit.

Acupuncture can affect severity of hot flashes for women in natural menopause

In the 2,500+ years that have passed since acupuncture was first used by the ancient Chinese, it has been used to treat a number of physical, mental and emotional conditions including nausea and vomiting, stroke rehabilitation, headaches, menstrual c...

Monday 14th July 2014

Fungicides for crops: Worrying link to fungal drug resistance in UK, warns scientists

Aspergillus -- a common fungus that attacks the lungs and is found in soil and other organic matter -- has become resistant to life-saving drugs in parts of rural Yorkshire, researchers report. Although the link has been made before in the Netherland...

AstraZeneca licensing deal validates Synairgen’s approach, say analysts

Anglo-Swedish drug major AstraZeneca’s recent $230 million deal with British respiratory drug development specialist Synairgen (AIM: SNG) for the development of SNG001, an inhaled interferon beta in development for treating respiratory tract viral...

Teva Announces FDA Acceptance of NDA Filing for Investigational Short-Acting Beta-Agonist (SABA) Inhaler (Albuterol MDPI)

First Breath-Actuated Dry-Powder SABA Inhaler to be Accepted by FDA for Review Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd., (NYSE:TEVA) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the company’s new drug application (NDA) for albuterol multi-dose dry-powder inhaler (MDPI), an investigational breath-actuated dry-po...

Arizona Care Network Is First ACO to Launch Propeller for COPD

MADISON, Wis. and PHOENIX, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Propeller Health (formerly Asthmapolis), the FDA-cleared digital health solution for chronic respiratory disease, and Arizona Care Network, a physician and health system collaboration, jointly announced today that ACN will be the first Accountable Care Organization (ACO) to offer the Propeller platform to its members with chronic o...

Sunday 13th July 2014

6 Surprising Asthma Triggers

Chances are, you know someone with asthma -- after all, about one in 12 people in the U.S. has the condition. Having asthma means to have airways that are inflamed, which makes them particularly sensitive to substances ranging from pollution to dust....

Thursday 10th July 2014

This is why warning labels on medical devices should be taken seriously

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new case report from France offers a reminder of why people who use medical devices like asthma inhalers should take warnings on the product...

Allergy & Asthma Network Announces Free Webinar on Allergic Reactions to Insect Stings

VIENNA, Va., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allergy & Asthma Network, a leading nonprofit patient education organization, invites you to join its "2014 Venom Allergy 101" webinar on July 24, 2014, at 7 p.m. EST. This webinar is perfect for the summer as stinging insects abound in outdoor areas. Learn how to protect yourself from stings as well as how to respond and treat a poten...

Prediction Update: Asthma

(MedPage Today) -- In January, we asked, ?What will be the most important clinical development in asthma in 2014?? Now, at the half-year mark, we return to our experts to ask how their predictions are holding up.

Allergy & Asthma Network and ALAA partner to increase life-threatening latex allergies awareness

Allergy & Asthma Network, a leading nonprofit patient education organization, is pleased to announce that its Anaphylaxis Community Expert (ACE) volunteer program is partnering with the American Latex Allergy Association (ALAA) to increase awareness...


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