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Tuesday 7th October 2014

America's Pharmacists Ready to Serve as Frontline Defense as Anxiety of Infectious Diseases Rise

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a time when almost every news story is covering a new outbreak of an infectious disease, America's pharmacists are ready to help you and your family. Whether it's getting your annual immunizations, learning proper hand washing technique or ask questions about the cold you've had for a few weeks, your pharmacist is a great source of current pub...

Free Flu Vaccinations For Four-Year-Olds

Children aged four living in England will be offered flu vaccinations, free of charge, in coming weeks - a first-time provision. PHE's (Public Health England's) aim is to expand the current vaccination programme so that the seasonal flu virus doesn't...

Global H1N1 Vaccines Market 2014-2018

LONDON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- About H1N1 VaccinesH1N1 influenza (zoonotic) is an infectious disease in humans caused by a variant of the swine H1N1 virus, known as H1N1v virus. The H1N1v virus is a contagious virus which infects nose, throat, and lungs. H1N1 virus is an RNA virus belonging to the Orthomyxoviridae family. Influenza A viruses infect different animal species such as humans, sw...

Global Medical Education's Founder, Prakash Masand, MD, says that Anxiety Disorders are the Most Common Mental Illness

Prakash Masand, MD, is former consulting professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University, a New York City psychiatrist, and founder and CEO of Global Medical Education (GME), says that anxiety disorders are among the most common, yet most misunderstood mental illness. As part of Mental Illness Week, he offers the facts below about anxiety disorders in an effort to help shed lig...

Atopix Therapeutics Secures Funding from SR One to Advance Development of CRTH2 Antagonists in Eosinophilic Disease.

Abingdon UK - 7 October 2014 - Atopix Therapeutics Ltd (“Atopix”), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative CRTH2 antagonists for allergic disease, today announced the addition of SR One to its investor syndicate and the appointment of Dr Deborah Harland, Partner, SR One to the Board of Directors, following an extension to its Series A financing. The additional funds prov...

Genetic differences influence asthma risk in Latinos

Native American ancestry is associated with a lower asthma risk, but African ancestry is associated with a higher risk, according to the largest-ever study of how genetic variation influences asthma risk in Latinos, in whom both African and Native Am...

Atopix Therapeutics Secures Funding from SR One to Advance Development of CRTH2 Antagonists in Eosinophilic Disease

Atopix Therapeutics Ltd (“Atopix”), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative CRTH2 antagonists for allergic disease, today announced the addition of SR One to its investor syndicate and the appointment of Dr Deborah Harland, Partner, SR One to the Board of Directors, following an extension to its Series A financing. The additional funds provid...

Asthma risk varies with ethnic ancestry among Latinos

Native American ancestry is associated with a lower asthma risk, but African ancestry is associated with a higher risk, according to the largest-ever study of how genetic variation influences asthma risk in Latinos, in whom both African and Native Am...

Monday 6th October 2014

BPA Lung Function Study Shows Inconsistent Data; Results Fail To Connect BPA Exposure To Asthma In Children

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) offers the following comments regarding the study published today in JAMA Pediatrics by A. Spanier, et al, entitled "Bisphenol A Exposure and the Development of Wheeze and Lung Function in Children Through Age 5 Years." Quotes from the following may be attributed to Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D. of ACC's Polyc...

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Reports First Case of Enterovirus D68 in Los Angeles

Infectious Diseases Expert Offers Parents Tips on How to Recognize Enterovirus Symptoms in Their Children In September, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) physicians

New Research Uncovers One-Fifth Of The Genes Responsible For Height In Humans

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Subtle changes in our DNA could help explain why some people are taller than others, the international team of researchers behind the largest genome-wide association study ever conducted report in the October 5 edition of the journal Nature Genetics. Scientists from more than 300 institutions representing the Genetic Investigation of Anthropom...

Researchers find new clues to how common cold can trigger asthma

Researchers have identified a molecular mechanism that could explain why the common cold can bring on life-threatening asthma attacks.

Asthma vaccine discovery

With asthma now affecting up to one in four New Zealand children, the researchers say this is a promising step in the challenge to understand and control asthma.

Sunday 5th October 2014

New Target Identified To Treat Asthma Attacks Brought On By Colds

Provided by Francesca Davenport, Imperial College London Researchers have identified a molecular mechanism that could explain why the common cold can bring on life-threatening asthma attacks. Published today in Science Translational Medicine, the findings indicate this may be a potential target for new drugs that could be more effective than existing treatments. Viruses that infect the airways...

Asthma risk varies with ethnic ancestry among Latinos, UCSF team finds

(University of California - San Francisco) Native American ancestry is associated with a lower asthma risk, but African ancestry is associated with a higher risk, according to the largest-ever study of how genetic variation influences asthma risk in ...

Friday 3rd October 2014

Study finds clue to why colds trigger asthma

The Mail Online reports how "a simple cold can set off a deadly asthma attack: Scientists discover chemical can send the immune system into overdrive". It is well known that in people with asthma, respiratory infections such as colds or flu can trigger asthma symptoms, and, in more serious cases, an asthma attack. This study involved experiments in mice and humans to see exactly why th...

Wisconsin-based Gundersen Health plans to alter its fossil-fuel investment policy

By Bob Herman Posted: October 3, 2014  Modern Healthcare Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, Wis., will freeze all future investments in fossil fuels as part of a strategy that executives said will help “set the standard for environmental stewardship in healthcare.” Gundersen CEO Dr. Jeff Thompson, a pediatrician, said the health system's board and finance committee backed the decision, mak...

Thursday 2nd October 2014

American CareSource and HealthSmart Announce Management Services Agreement

Strategic partnership strengthened by three-year arrangement American CareSource Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANCI), the parent company of Ancillary Care Services, today announced a three-year agreement with HealthSmart Preferred Care II, L.P., to manage and operate Ancillary Care Services’ private network of more than 4,800 ancillary service providers at...

Enterovirus, Neonatal Diseases Showcased at AAP Conference

The conference will focus on a range of issues, from clinical trials in pediatric populations to new guidelines for asthma and the immunoprophylaxis of respiratory syncytial virus in infants. Medscape Medical News

Pay attention to pollution to combat asthma symptoms: case study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For a 38-year old professor who cycled to work every day, asthma symptoms tended to be worst in midmorning and early afternoon on weekdays, but improved noticeably on weekends.

Vivacare Releases Spanish Language Patient Education Resources for Display on Medical Practice Websites.

Medical professionals use Vivacare to provide their Spanish-speaking patients with patient education resources regarding asthma, COPD, diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic medical conditions. Spanish language patient handouts and videos are available at no cost for physicians to personalize, print and display on their own websites. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 Vivacare has published...

'Exciting' asthma therapy discovery

Scientists may have discovered a new way to tackle life-threatening asthma attacks.

Study finds reason why colds trigger asthma attacks

UK researchers claim they may have discovered a new way to tackle life-threatening asthma exacerbations. 

What To Anticipate After You've Heard Those Dreaded Words 'You Have Breast Cancer'

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For some, getting a mammogram is a routine. For others, maybe not so. But in either case, there's a certain amount of nervousness the patient experiences as she awaits the results. "Most of the time, there's no bad news," says Karen Rizzo, MD, 2015 president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and a practicing physician in Lancaster. "...

Wednesday 1st October 2014

AAPS PharmSciTech: Factors Influencing Aerodynamic Particle Size Distribution of Suspension Pressurized Metered Dose Inhalers

Type: Original PaperPressurized metered dose inhalers (pMDIs) are frequently used for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The aerodynamic particle size distribution (APSD) of the residual particles delivered from a pMDI...


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