Professional IPM no better in decreasing asthma in children than do-it-yourself mouse allergen reduction
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  March 13, 2017  
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 Professional IPM no better in decreasing asthma in children than do-it-yourself mouse allergen reductionProfessional IPM no better in decreasing asthma in children than do-it-yourself mouse allergen reduction
 
The results of a new study reveal that a professional pest management intervention was no better in decreasing asthma symptoms in children allergic to mice than teaching families how to reduce the level of allergens shed by mice in the home on their own.
 
 
 Racial gaps in children with asthma may be result of social inequalities in neighborhoodsRacial gaps in children with asthma may be result of social inequalities in neighborhoods
 
African-American and poor children in the United States suffer disproportionately from asthma. But according to a new study from sociologists at Rice University, racial and socio-economic gaps in the proportion of children in Houston who have asthma may be a result of social inequalities in the neighborhoods where children live.
 
   Study offers hope of improved treatment for people with severe asthmaStudy offers hope of improved treatment for people with severe asthma
 
Improved treatments for people with severe asthma are a 'step closer' after a research team led by the University of Leicester identified a breakthrough in the cause of airway narrowing.
 
   Mite-proof covers may reduce severity of asthma exacerbations in allergic childrenMite-proof covers may reduce severity of asthma exacerbations in allergic children
 
Bedcovers that form a barrier to house dust mites appear to reduce asthma flare-ups in children, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
 
   Common cold virus can cause deadly pneumonia in transplant patients, study showsCommon cold virus can cause deadly pneumonia in transplant patients, study shows
 
The common cold is a major source of annoyance for most of us, but new research has found that the most prevalent respiratory infection can be far worse than a stuffy nose for one sector of the population — bone marrow transplant patients.
 
 Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children
 
Obstructive Sleep Apnea in ChildrenObstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a medical condition that occurs when one stops breathing periodically during sleep. The brief pause in breathing is most often due to obstruction within the airway. Between 1 – 10% of children are believed to be affected by OSA, and those commonly affecte
 
 
 Researchers identify genomic biomarker in nasal passage that can accurately detect lung cancer
 
Researchers identify genomic biomarker in nasal passage that can accurately detect lung cancerA new nasal test may allow patients suspected of having lung cancer to undergo a simple swab of their nose to determine if they have the disease.
 
 
 Hormonal factors play role in making women more susceptible to asthma and allergies
 
Hormonal factors play role in making women more susceptible to asthma and allergiesWomen suffer more frequently and more severely from pollen and food allergies and therefore also from asthma.
 
 
 Primary lung cancer tumor may go undiagnosed in some kidney cancer patients
 
Primary lung cancer tumor may go undiagnosed in some kidney cancer patientsCould lung cancer be hiding in kidney cancer patients? Researchers with the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center's Kidney Cancer Program studied patients with metastatic kidney cancer to the lungs and found that 3.5 percent of the group had a primary lung cancer tumor that had gone undiagnosed. This distinction can affect treatment choices and rates of surviva
 
 
 Diet rich in carotenoids and vitamin C may protect against lung cancer, study suggests
 
Diet rich in carotenoids and vitamin C may protect against lung cancer, study suggestsAn epidemiological study published in Frontiers in Oncology suggests that a diet high in carotenoids and vitamin C may protect against lung cancer.
 
 
 New absorption technique helps improve quality of life for people with allergic asthma
 
New absorption technique helps improve quality of life for people with allergic asthmaAllergies are the commonest cause of asthma. The immune system over-reacts to harmless substances such as birch or grass pollen, for example, forming immunoglobulin E antibodies (IgE).
 
 
 Flu can cause worse symptoms in people with asthma, research shows
 
Flu can cause worse symptoms in people with asthma, research showsPeople with asthma are likely to have worse symptoms when they get the flu because they have weaker immune systems, new Southampton research has shown.
 
 
 'Congestion tax' linked to nearly 50% drop in asthma rates among children
 
'Congestion tax' linked to nearly 50% drop in asthma rates among childrenWhen Stockholm, Sweden, introduced a "congestion tax" to discourage driving in the center of town, traffic eased and the pollution level dropped by between 5 and 10 percent.
 
 
 Caffeine may protect lungs from damage caused by prolonged oxygen therapy, study finds
 
Caffeine may protect lungs from damage caused by prolonged oxygen therapy, study findsA new study finds that caffeine may protect the lungs from damage caused by prolonged oxygen therapy, such as oxygen supplementation given to premature babies.
 
 
 Researcher examines scarring process in hope of preventing chronic lung transplant rejection
 
Researcher examines scarring process in hope of preventing chronic lung transplant rejectionFor patients affected by lung diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis and others, cures for their diseases are incredibly rare, if not nonexistent.
 
 
 Two thirds of IPF patients report being involved during the decision-making process for the most appropriate treatment
 
Two thirds of IPF patients report being involved during the decision-making process for the most appropriate treatmentNew results from a global survey of over 150 people living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a life-threatening rare lung disease, demonstrate that while many patients were involved in treatment decisions, opportunities exist to improve the level of dialogue between patients and healthcare professionals.
 
 
 Inhaler patients’ common mistakes can impact amount of medicine that reaches the lungs
 
Inhaler patients’ common mistakes can impact amount of medicine that reaches the lungsTens of millions of Americans with lung disease use metered-dose inhalers each day, and new studies by Rice University electrical engineers and pulmonologists at Baylor College of Medicine have identified critical errors that are causing many inhaler users to get only about half as much medicine as they should from each puff.
 
 
 WHO report: 1.7 million children die every year due to unhealthy environments
 
WHO report: 1.7 million children die every year due to unhealthy environmentsMore than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million children under 5 years, say two new World Health Organization reports.
 
 
 Investigational RSV vaccine protects cattle from respiratory diseases
 
Investigational RSV vaccine protects cattle from respiratory diseasesA novel vaccine developed by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, protected cattle from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection, according to research published online in npj Vaccines on March 8.
 
 
 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Treatment and Prevention
 
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Treatment and PreventionThe Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) represents a new enzootic coronavirus that was initially described in 2012. The clinical scope of MERS-CoV infection in humans spans from an asymptomatic or very mild respiratory illness to severe pneumonia and multiple organ failure, with a case-fatality rate reaching 36%.
 
 
 Yale researchers explore how aggressive LUAD cells manage to grow outside the lungs
 
Yale researchers explore how aggressive LUAD cells manage to grow outside the lungsMore people die of lung cancer each year than breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined. One particularly lethal form of the disease is lung adenocarcinoma or LUAD, which afflicts both smokers and non-smokers.
 
 
 New study aims to better define which type 2 diabetes patients benefit most from gastric surgery
 
New study aims to better define which type 2 diabetes patients benefit most from gastric surgeryBariatric surgery can reverse type 2 diabetes in severely obese people, reducing or eliminating the need for medications, and improve other serious health problems such as high blood pressure and sleep apnea, but it still remains to be determined which patients with type 2 diabetes will benefit most from surgery.
 
 
 New BSR guideline provides evidence-based recommendations for clinicians prescribing non-biologic DMARDs
 
New BSR guideline provides evidence-based recommendations for clinicians prescribing non-biologic DMARDsThis latest guidance sets out evidence based recommendations for clinicians prescribing synthetic, non-biologic, anti-rheumatic drugs to tackle multisystem rheumatic conditions.
 
 
 Innovative ways to target antibiotic resistance in short term
 
Innovative ways to target antibiotic resistance in short termThere has been much recent talk about how to target the rising tide of antibiotic resistance across the world, one of the biggest threats to global health today.
 
 
 New technology provides extracorporeal support and enables recovery of damaged donor lungs
 
New technology provides extracorporeal support and enables recovery of damaged donor lungsA multidisciplinary team led by Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences at Columbia Engineering, and Matt Bacchetta, associate professor of surgery at Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian has--for the first time--maintained a fully functional lung outside the body for several days.
 
 
 McMaster researchers find new way to combat world's worst infectious diseases
 
McMaster researchers find new way to combat world's worst infectious diseasesMcMaster University researchers have found a new way to treat the world's worst infectious diseases, the superbugs that are resistant to all known antibiotics.
 
 
 New study highlights exposure of infants to harmful pollutants during school drop-in hours
 
New study highlights exposure of infants to harmful pollutants during school drop-in hoursBabies in prams accompanying older siblings on the school run are twice as likely to be exposed to harmful air pollution in the morning than in the afternoon, a new study has found.
 
 
 Study: Depressed patients with chronic rhinosinusitis more likely to miss days of work or school
 
Study: Depressed patients with chronic rhinosinusitis more likely to miss days of work or schoolDepressed patients with chronic rhinosinusitis are more likely to miss days of work or school than those without depression symptoms, according to the results of a new study led by the Sinus Center at Massachusetts Eye and Ear.
 
 
 Immune system defect makes Addison’s patients prone to respiratory infections
 
Immune system defect makes Addison’s patients prone to respiratory infectionsResearch led by University of Birmingham scientists has found that people suffering from the adrenal disorder known as Addison's disease suffer from an immune system defect which makes them prone to potentially deadly respiratory infections.
 
 
 New report expresses ethical concerns about use of non-invasive prenatal testing
 
New report expresses ethical concerns about use of non-invasive prenatal testingA new report on non-invasive prenatal testing by the UK's Nuffield Council on Bioethics expresses concerns about the way the test is being sold by private providers.
 
 
 Asian pollution, heat waves contribute to persistence of smog in the U.S.
 
Asian pollution, heat waves contribute to persistence of smog in the U.S.An influx of pollution from Asia in the western United States and more frequent heat waves in the eastern U.S. are responsible for the persistence of smog in these regions over the past quarter century despite laws curtailing the emission of smog-forming chemicals from tailpipes and factories.
 
 
 Novel NMR spectroscopy platform holds potential to revolutionize drug development practices
 
Novel NMR spectroscopy platform holds potential to revolutionize drug development practicesImplementation of a new nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy platform will provide professors Nicolas Doucet and Steven LaPlante of Centre INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier with a powerful new tool for conducting an ambitious research program aimed at identifying new therapeutic molecules.
 
 
 WHO releases first ever list of antibiotic-resistant 'priority pathogens'
 
WHO releases first ever list of antibiotic-resistant 'priority pathogens'The World Health Organization today published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens”—a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health.
 
 
 Cigarette smoke blocks lung's self-healing that can lead to COPD
 
Cigarette smoke blocks lung's self-healing that can lead to COPDSmoke from cigarettes blocks self-healing processes in the lungs and consequently can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
 
 
 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Epidemiology
 
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) EpidemiologyMiddle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) represents a novel human coronavirus that was initially reported from Saudi Arabia in 2012.
 
 
 Implementation of Rapid Point-of-Care Diagnostics to Address Growing Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance
 
Implementation of Rapid Point-of-Care Diagnostics to Address Growing Threat of Antimicrobial ResistanceIn a new report released by Lord Jim O’Neill, the UK Commercial Secretary to the Treasury and Chair of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, recommendations are listed out to combat the global risk of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
 
 
 Efficient Extraction and Immunoprecipitation of Chromatin from Complex Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded Tissue
 
Efficient Extraction and Immunoprecipitation of Chromatin from Complex Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded TissueAn invaluable source of RNA, DNA, and chromatin from historical and clinical samples is formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue. Globally, tissue banks, hospitals, and laboratories are estimated to store over a billion tissue samples, consisting mainly of FFPE tissue (Tang et al, 2009).
 
 
 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Diagnosis
 
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) DiagnosisMiddle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a novel coronavirus that was discovered in 2012. Since then, sporadic cases, as well as cases caused by transmission in the families, and major outbreaks within healthcare settings, have been described or epidemiologically linked to the Arabian Peninsula.
 
 
 Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) Overview
 
Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) OverviewPatent ductus arteriosus (PDA), one of the more common cardiac defects present at birth, is the persistence of an opening between the pulmonary artery and aorta. This opening is as a result of failure of the physiological fetus ductus arteriosus to close, which normally occurs soon after birth. This hole causes high-pressure oxygenated blood from the aorta to mix with oxygen-depleted blood from the pulmonary artery.
 
 
 Study increases understanding of how air pollution affects human health
 
Study increases understanding of how air pollution affects human healthResearchers from the University of Leicester have for the first time discovered that bacteria that cause respiratory infections are directly affected by air pollution - increasing the potential for infection and changing the effectiveness of antibiotic treatment.
 
 
 New test reveals the truth about how much urine is in swimming pools
 
New test reveals the truth about how much urine is in swimming poolsScientists have designed a new way of testing the amount of urine present in swimming pools, according to a Canadian study.
 
 
 Study provides insights into how cancer cells can evade FGFR inhibitors
 
Study provides insights into how cancer cells can evade FGFR inhibitorsA new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute has identified a mechanism by which cancer cells develop resistance to a class of drugs called fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibitors.
 
 
 KRAS ‘imbalances’ that emerge over time may influence cancer treatment response
 
KRAS ‘imbalances’ that emerge over time may influence cancer treatment responseChoosing among cancer treatments increasingly involves determining whether tumor cells harbor specific, mutated "oncogenes" that drive abnormal growth and that may also be especially vulnerable or resistant to particular drugs.
 
 
 FDA approves new nasal spray for adults who overproduce urine at night
 
FDA approves new nasal spray for adults who overproduce urine at nightThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Noctiva (desmopressin acetate) nasal spray for adults who awaken at least two times per night to urinate due to a condition known as nocturnal polyuria (overproduction of urine during the night).
 
 
 Diagnosing infections through molecules in patient breath
 
Diagnosing infections through molecules in patient breathOver the past couple of decades, the analytical technology and the clinical microbiology insight needed to create a breath test for infections has seen a considerable number of advances and there are now numerous research teams focused on evaluating patient breath as a diagnostic fluid for infectious diseases. Significant challenges still need to be overcome.
 
 
 Study finds causes for early readmission among older adults discharged to post-acute care facilities
 
Study finds causes for early readmission among older adults discharged to post-acute care facilitiesMore than 25 percent of Medicare beneficiaries who are admitted to the hospital are sent to a post-acute care facility (a health facility like a rehabilitation or skilled nursing center used instead of a hospital) after being discharged.