Asthma News – March 14 to 22, 2017
Current asthma research, announcements and opportunities, collected and distributed by Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Asthma Program Staff.
The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health has released their report, Medical Alert! Climate Change Is Harming Our Health. One effect the report highlights is worsening air quality, asthma and allergies.
Researchers have identified a yeast, Pichia, in the guts of children in Ecuador that contributed to the likelihood of the children having asthma.
Results of a new study using US national data add to evidence that living in inner cities can worsen asthma in poor children. They also document persistent racial/ethnic disparities in asthma.
Helping people with asthma take control of their own illness reduces symptoms, improves quality of life, reduces emergency use of health services and even prevents deaths, a review of 270 studies has found.
For patients with asthma, serum periostin is useful for detecting chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, according to a recent study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary's Award for Healthy Homes recognizes excellence in making indoor environments healthier through research, education and program delivery, especially in diverse low- to moderate-income communities. Apply for this award by March 29!