Protective association identified for asthma against sepsis
Jun 23, 2017
(HealthDay)—For patients with infections, those with asthma have reduced risk of sepsis, according to a letter to the editor published online May 22 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Exposure to fungus leads to cell damage in the airways, increases allergy symptoms
Jun 07, 2017
A new study finds that exposure to a widespread outdoor fungus can increase cell damage (oxidative stress) in the airways. This spike weakens the airways' barrier defense system that, when functioning normally, removes infection- ...
Vitamin D in pregnancy may prevent childhood asthma
May 26, 2017
A new study published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has found that taking Vitamin D supplements in pregnancy can positively modify the immune system of the newborn baby, which could help to protect ...
Researchers find piece in inflammatory disease puzzle
May 23, 2017
Inflammation is the process by which the body responds to injury or infection but when this process becomes out of control it can cause disease. Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researchers, in collaboration with ...
Investigational biologic appears to reduce oral corticosteroid use in severe asthma
May 22, 2017
An investigational biologic may reduce the need for adults with severe asthma to take an oral corticosteroid to control their asthma, according to a randomized controlled trial presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference. ...
Researchers reveal potential target for the treatment of skin inflammation in eczema and psoriasis
May 22, 2017
Superficially, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis may appear similar but their commonalities are only skin deep. Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is primarily driven by an allergic reaction, while psoriasis is considered ...
Social media help identify medication concerns of inflammatory bowel disease patients
May 19, 2017
Cedars-Sinai researchers analyzed thousands of social media posts to determine the biggest concerns patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have about their prescribed treatments.
Proof-of principle study finds imatinib improves symptoms for patients with severe asthma
May 17, 2017
Mast cells, a type of white blood cell, are present in the airways of severe asthmatics even in the face of aggressive treatment, and their presence is associated with key indicators of severe asthma. It has long been thought ...
Genetic malfunction causes hyperactive inflammation and cancer susceptibility
May 17, 2017
Mutations in an immune gene underlie two inflammatory skin diseases, according to research led by A*STAR scientists. These findings reveal a mechanism that could control inflammation and offer routes to investigate it further.
Where you live may impact how much you drink
May 15, 2017
Neighborhoods with greater poverty and disorganization may play a greater role in problem drinking than the availability of bars and stores that sell hard liquor, a University of Washington-led study has found.