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Study: Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Reduce Asthma Risk in Children
December 29, 2016 1:41 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By ADVANCE Perspectives According to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine , researchers have found taking certain omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy reduces the risk of the child developing asthma by nearly one-third. The study from Read More...
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Americans Celebrate 80th Year of Social Security
August 14, 2015 9:05 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
AARP released results of a survey this week as America marks the 80th anniversary of Social Security on August 14, 2015. Americans of all ages continue to have strong feelings of support for Social Security, and the survey found several key themes. According Read More...
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Americans Harbor Conflicting Attitudes about Sleep
May 14, 2015 12:07 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Newly released research conducted by the Better Sleep Council (BSC) shows Americans are conflicted in their thoughts about sleep. The survey found that a large majority of people understand that sleep is necessary to recharge, restore and refresh. However, Read More...
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Improving Aerosol Therapy for Respiratory Disorders
May 1, 2015 9:15 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Premier healthcare innovation marketplace, Edison Nation Medical, and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), have announced a global search to uncover innovations for improving aerosol therapy for patients with respiratory disorders. Inhaled Read More...
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Respiratory ‘Call for Targets’ Issued to World’s Researchers
March 26, 2015 3:57 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
MRC Technology, an independent life science research charity, recently announced a ‘call for targets’ to find new therapeutic concepts for treatment of respiratory disease. The worldwide call to academic researchers offers the opportunity to collaborate Read More...
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New Insight into Asthma Triggers
July 28, 2014 3:33 PM by Rebecca Hepp
Could you unknowingly be aiding and abetting your patient's asthma triggers simply by labeling them as such? New research suggests that just might be the case when it comes to odor-triggered asthma. Researchers at the Monell Center have found "that simply Read More...
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So Many Different Types of Dust!
October 7, 2011 11:32 AM by Valerie Newitt
Think of this next time you pick up your feather duster: Researchers at Ohio State University recently isolated 63 unique dust particles from their own lab. Forty of the particles (63 percent) contained organic material. The most common mineral was quartz, Read More...
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Study: Go Bananas to Beat Asthma
September 2, 2011 10:34 AM by Valerie Newitt
"Going bananas may help kids breathe easier," was the opening line of a news brief from Newswise. With a cluster of four still-green Dole beauties parked right on my desktop, how could I stop reading? Allow me to share: Children who ate just one banana Read More...
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Research Consortium Identifies Novel African-American Asthma Gene
August 5, 2011 1:43 PM by Valerie Newitt
A new national collaboration of asthma genetics researchers has revealed a novel gene associated with the disease in African-Americans, according to a new scientific report. The paper, "Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies of asthma in ethnically Read More...
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AAE Brings New Ideas in Asthma Education to Denver
July 23, 2011 10:20 AM by Valerie Newitt
The Association of Asthma Educators is "Taking Asthma Education to New Heights" - literally -- as its annual conference welcomes attendees from all corners of the United States to its 2011 site at Denver Marriott South in mile-high Denver, Colo. East-coasters Read More...
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Researcher Says Traffic Pollution May Affect Unborn Children
July 7, 2011 8:59 AM by Valerie Newitt
Dr. Mohammad Shamssain and his British research team recently completed a study into the impact of high levels of traffic pollution on schoolchildren's respiratory systems, allergies and conditions such as asthma. The team found the pollution is far-reaching Read More...
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Electronic Nose Can 'Smell' Asthma
May 3, 2011 3:02 PM by Valerie Newitt
Dutch scientists have developed an "electronic nose" which can smell if someone has asthma, according to Expatica News Service. What's more, it can sniff out the disease within a mere five minutes. Reports on the diagnostic nostrils appeared in The Netherlands' Read More...
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Researchers Find Gaping Hole in Quality Asthma Care
April 5, 2011 2:53 PM by Valerie Newitt
Most children do not know how to use their inhalers correctly. Whose fault is that? Care providers. According to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Fewer than one in 10 children with asthma use traditional inhalers correctly. Read More...
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Five Years After Katrina, Health Effects Linger
August 26, 2010 12:24 PM by Mike Bederka
Nearly 80 percent of children with asthma in post-Katrina New Orleans were sensitive to mold, according to research findings from Head-off Environmental Asthma in Louisiana (HEAL) Phase I. It is 50 percent in major urban areas around the country. "We Read More...
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Healthy Children Can Exhibit Exercise-Induced Asthma Symptoms
June 3, 2010 11:15 AM by Vern Enge
Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) has long been associated with adults engaged in physical activities ranging from participation in sports to routine workouts in a local gym. EIB is generally caused when airway passages narrow with exercise, Read More...
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