Tag: asthma

No Link Between Childhood Vaccinations and Allergies or Asthma

A meta-analysis by Australian researchers found no link between childhood vaccinations and an increase in allergies and asthma. In fact, children who received the BCG...

Short-Acting Beta Agonist Overuse ‘a Global Public Health Issue’

About one third of asthma patients have high use of short-acting beta agonists (SABAs) in Europe across all severity levels, said Santiago Quirce, MD, PhD,...

Dupilumab Safe, Effective in Kids With Moderate-to-Severe Asthma

Dupilumab (Dupixent, Sanofi and Regeneron) significantly reduced exacerbations compared with placebo in children ages 6-11 years who had moderate-to-severe asthma in a phase 3 trial....

Probiotic Supplementation Regulates Newborn Immune System

Supplementing breastfed infants with bifidobacteria promotes development of a well-regulated immune system, theoretically reducing risk of immune-mediated conditions like allergies and asthma, according to investigators....

Low-Dose Nitrous Oxide Shows Benefit for Resistant Depression

A 1-hour treatment with a low concentration of nitrous oxide, commonly known as “laughing gas,” appears to relieve symptoms of treatment-resistant major depression (TRMD), with...

Rebuilding Trust in Healthcare Key to Recharging Vaccine Uptake

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Left – Dr Richard Baron; Right – Dr Dhruv Khullar Before...

Nasal Polyp Treatment Algorithm: Allergists, Surgeons Agree

Surgery precedes biologics but comes after saline irrigations and topical intranasal corticosteroids in a new treatment algorithm for US clinicians treating patients who have chronic...

Emollient Data Discouraging for Atopic Dermatitis Prevention

Emollients don’t prevent atopic dermatitis (AD), but they might have untapped potential as treatment, two new studies suggest. The results of a prevention study, in...

FDA Expands Use of SLIT Pollen Allergy Treatment to Children

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new indication for ALK’s under-the-tongue immunotherapy tablet Ragwitek (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) to treat ragweed pollen-induced hay...

America’s Unhealthiest Cities for Polluted Air

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — More than 40% of Americans live with unhealthy air, according to the American Lung...

CDC Declares Racism a Serious Public Health Threat

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday declared racism a serious public health threat and outlined steps it will take to address...

More Than 3,600 US Health Workers Died of COVID in First Year

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   More than 3,600 U.S. health care workers perished in the...

Maternal Chronic Conditions Predict Cerebral Palsy in Offspring

Several maternal chronic conditions increase the risk of giving birth to a child with cerebral palsy, based on data from more than 1.3 million Norwegian...

Peanut Sublingual Immunotherapy Feasible and Effective in Toddlers

Sublingual immunotherapy for the treatment of peanut allergy is safe and effective, even in children as young as age 1 year. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled,...

Vaccines Came Too Late for at Least 400 Medical Workers

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As health care workers in the U.S. began lining up for...

Masks Don’t Affect Oxygen Saturation in People With Asthma

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Wearing a mask to protect against transmission of COVID-19 does not...

Kids in ICU for COVID Are Likely to be Older, Black, Have Asthma

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Little has been known about children sick enough with COVID-19 to...

Black COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Rooted in Mistrust, Fear

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Black, Hispanic, and Native American people are about 4 times more...

First to Extend Health Coverage to Undocumented Seniors

As a nurse manager for one of Chicago’s busiest safety-net hospitals, Raquel Prendkowski has witnessed covid-19’s devastating toll on many of the city’s most vulnerable...

Children With Exercise-Induced Respiratory Symptoms May Get Conflicting Diagnoses

(Reuters Health) – Children referred to outpatient clinics for exercise-induced respiratory symptoms often get a diagnosis that differs from the one they received from their...

First Dietary Guidelines for Americans From Birth to 24 Months

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health & Human Services aim to release new dietary guidelines by the end of 2020. For the...

Atopic Disease Does Not Increase Risk for Severe COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 is no more severe in patients with allergy and asthma...

Infectious Disease Is an Increasing Threat From Climate Change

“I would argue that the most important reason to care about climate change is because of our children,” Saul Hymes, MD, said at the annual...

Poor and Minority Children With Food Allergies in Danger

    As Emily Brown stood in a food pantry looking at her options, she felt alone. Up to that point, she had never struggled...

Steroids Don’t Reduce Mortality in COVID-19 Patients With COPD

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) do not protect patients with chronic respiratory conditions...