Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Asthma Asthma en-us Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:32:08 UTC Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:32:08 UTC Global Burden of Disease: Asthma and COPD The prevalence of lung conditions worldwide has increased, despite the overall decrease in the prevalence and death rates for asthma between 1990 and 2015, according to the results of the 2015 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study. 11:20 AM, Thu August 17, 2017 Probiotic Use and Eczema, Asthma Prevention: No Conclusive Evidence A study published in<em> Pediatrics</em> found no conclusive evidence to support the use of probiotics to prevent eczema and asthma in high-risk infants. 9:00 AM, Wed August 9, 2017 Does Exposure to Pollution Lead to Asthma for Future Generations? Offspring of pollutant-exposed ancestors also showed elevated levels of interleukin proteins that are involved in regulating the immune system, which are a marker of asthma risk. 10:49 AM, Tue August 1, 2017 Repurposed Asthma Drug Shows Potential in Type 2 Diabetes Treatment An asthma drug may potentially be useful in treating type 2 diabetes, according to a recently-published study. 12:12 PM, Wed July 19, 2017 Sugar Consumption During Pregnancy May Cause Allergies and Allergic Asthma in Children Researchers at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom have published a study in <em>European Respiratory Journal</em> that analyzed sugar intake during pregnancy and the relationship to allergies and asthma in children. 3:00 PM, Fri July 7, 2017 Could This Cancer Drug Benefit Patients with Severe Asthma? An early-phase study suggests that a targeted cancer drug, imatinib (Gleevec, Novartis), may help treat patients with severe asthma. 6:08 AM, Fri May 19, 2017 Children With Asthma Face Heightened Obesity Risk <p>The results of a recent study indicate that children with asthma may be more likely to develop obesity than those without the respiratory condition.</p> 3:44 PM, Thu April 20, 2017 Obesity, Asthma, and Dietary Intake: Paying Attention Can Reduce Morbidity Patients who have asthma and who are also obese carry a heavy burden.&nbsp; 7:00 AM, Wed April 5, 2017 Mothers with Low Vitamin E Levels More Likely to Have Children with Asthma? Children born to mothers with low vitamin E levels may be more likely to require asthma medications.&nbsp; 1:50 PM, Tue March 7, 2017 Fish Oil for Treating Patients with Asthma? The results showed all participants responded to omega-3 fatty acids to some degree, with a reduction in IgE production. 9:09 AM, Fri February 24, 2017 FDA Extends Approval of Asthma Treatment to Children The FDA has expanded the indication of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals&rsquo; Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium bromide).&nbsp; 3:40 PM, Thu February 16, 2017 5 Asthma Studies Every Pharmacist Should Know Over the years, a number of landmark clinical studies on asthma have been published, shaping how we treat the disease today. 9:57 PM, Wed February 8, 2017 Asthma Drug Reduces Alcohol Cravings, Study Shows Have scientists found a new drug that could curb alcohol cravings and treat addiction?&nbsp; 1:04 PM, Thu February 2, 2017 FDA OKs New Asthma Treatment for Adults and Adolescents The FDA has approved Teva&rsquo;s newest asthma treatment for adolescent and adult patients.&nbsp; 2:42 PM, Tue January 31, 2017 Symbicort Now Approved for Young Children Officials with AstraZeneca recently announced that the FDA has expanded the indication of its 80/4.5 mcg budesonide and formoterol fumarate dihydrate inhalation aerosol (Symbicort), approving the drug for the treatment of asthma in patients aged 6 to 12 years. 5:18 PM, Fri January 27, 2017 Why Pharmacists Should Recommend Asthma Spacers Pharmacists should recommend asthma spacers to patients taking inhaler therapy for uncontrolled asthma because the devices can help improve hand-breath coordination while reducing side effects of inhaled medication. 9:44 AM, Thu September 29, 2016 Improving Asthma Management with Tools and Devices This Continuing Education activity is supported by an educational grant from Philips Respironics, Inc. 4:38 AM, Thu September 22, 2016 New Point-of-Care Test Can Diagnose Severe Allergic Asthma Novartis has introduced a new point-of-care diagnostic tool that allows for in-office diagnosis of uncontrolled allergic asthma mediated by immunoglobulin E (IgE) in conjunction with other clinical findings. 7:00 AM, Fri September 16, 2016 Stiff Competition to Create a Smarter Inhaler 3M Drug Delivery Systems will be working to introduce its Intelligent Inhaler to the market by developing a partnership with pharmaceutical companies. 11:14 PM, Sun July 10, 2016 2 Chronic Health Conditions on the Rise Among Children Chronic health conditions are on the rise among children, especially those living in poverty. 11:00 PM, Mon May 30, 2016