Psychiatry: Multigene test predicts depression risk

According to the World Health Organization, depression is now the leading cause of disability, globally affecting more than 300 million people worldwide. Depression is a condition that results from interactions between biological, psychological and social factors. Although depression can become manifest at any age, it often first emerges during adolescence. Identifying the risk factors for depression before clinically confounding symptoms […]

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FDA Approves First Generic Version of Advair for Asthma, COPD

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 — The first generic form of the Advair Diskus (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder) inhaler has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The medication can now be used to treat children aged 4 years and older with asthma and adults with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The generic inhaler is […]

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Going for an MRI scan with tattoos? First prospective study on risk assessment

According to Weiskopf, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig (MPI CBS), .” ..the most important questions for us were: Can we conduct our studies with tattooed subjects without hesitation? What restrictions may exist? At the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, part of Queen Square Institute of Neurology at University College in London, […]

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New asthma drug helps sufferer to climb Ben Nevis

Asthma sufferer whose symptoms were so severe that she couldn’t get up the stairs climbs Ben Nevis thanks to revolutionary new drug NHS has given the OK to  benralizumab, also known by the brand name Fasenra It joins mepolizumab, or Nucala, and reslizumab, or Cinqaero, to treat asthma   Rachel McCarthy, a 43-year-old company director has felt the benefits of drugs Three new […]

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Overweight, apparently, for a quarter of Asthma cases in obese children responsible

Connection between weight and Asthma diseases in obese children In the past few years, various scientific studies showed that Asthma risk increases due to Overweight. A recent study suggests that obesity for around a quarter of all Asthma diseases in obese children. More and more children are to thick In Germany more and more Obese. Also, many of the children […]

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Subfertility linked to increased asthma risk in offspring

(HealthDay)—Parental subfertility is associated with an increased asthma risk among offspring, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in Thorax. Maria Christine Magnus, Ph.D., from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo, and colleagues clarified the impact of parental subfertility on the correlation between assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and childhood asthma. Data were included from national Norwegian health […]

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Groundbreaking app detects a child’s risk of asthma in six questions

Groundbreaking app detects a child’s risk of asthma in just SIX yes or no questions App – called PARS – asks about wheezing and if the child’s parents suffer Score of zero-to-15 estimates if the youngster will suffer by seven years old Avoids the need for blood tests, which are used to diagnose the condition  e-mail 1 View comments A […]

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The cause of asthma in children may be obese

Specialists at Duke University in the US came to the conclusion that obesity in children can be a cause of asthma, and weight gain can become a kind treatment of this disease. The results of this study published the journal Pediatrics. “A quarter of asthma cases in children with obesity can be caused by obesity, and that means that they […]

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