Tag: asthmatic

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...

Gastroenterologists Among the Most Likely to Adopt Telemedicine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted medical practice...

FDA OKs Mepolizumab (Nucala) for Hypereosinophilic Syndrome

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indication for mepolizumab (Nucala, GlaxoSmithKline) to include patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES). Mepolizumab is indicated...

Lawmakers Focus on Price of One Drug, While Others Rise Too

Michael Costanzo, a Colorado farmer diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2016, has a well-honed ritual: Every six months, he takes an IV infusion of a...

Wildfire Smoke Tied to Diverse Health Problems

Since mid-August, wildfires have spewed smoke into California, Oregon, and Washington. In one month, fires in California alone have scorched 3.1 million acres — an...

Hazardous Air Pollutants Make COVID-19 More Serious

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. This article was produced in partnership with The Times-Picayune and The...

Even a Few Days of Steroids May Be Risky, New Study Suggests

Extended use of corticosteroids for chronic inflammatory conditions puts patients at risk for serious adverse events (AEs), including cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, cataracts, and diabetes. Now,...

Too Many Children Receive Opioids for Pneumonia and Sinusitis

A significant percentage of children receive opioids and systemic corticosteroids for pneumonia and sinusitis despite guidelines, according to an analysis of 2016 Medicaid data from...

A New Form of Medical Visits

Ten patients smiled and waved out on the computer monitor, as Jacob Mirsky, MD, greeted each one, asked them to introduce themselves, and inquired as...

Asthma Patients Advised to Continue Therapy During Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. An allergist and a pediatric pulmonologist cautioned colleagues that COVID-19 could...

Negative Diagnostic Tests, Whistleblower Complaint

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

EU Panel Backs Triple Combo Asthma Inhaler With Digital Sensor

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended approval of Enerzair Breezhaler, the first triple-combination asthma...

Age, Lung, Mental Health Problems Can Make Vaping Lung Illness Fatal: CDC

(Reuters Health) – Vapers who died because their lungs were damaged by e-cigarettes were nine times more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...

‘Not the Time’ to Be Daring With New Foods, Allergists Warn

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The prevalence of food allergies in adults is higher than previously...