• June 10, 2022

HEI undertook the Global Burden of Disease from Major Air Pollution Sources (GBD-MAPS) project to determine which air pollution sources or fuels contribute most to outdoor PM2.5 concentrations and their associated health burden. The study provides the first comprehensive estimates at global, regional and national levels, which can help inform policy. A variety of results […]

  • April 8, 2022

Greater associations between risk of mortality and long-term exposures to relatively low concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) have been reported. Recognizing “more stringent air quality standards and guidelines will likely be considered,” The Health Effects Institute has funded three studies—in the United States, Europe and Canada—“to explore health effects from air pollution exposure at […]

  • February 11, 2022

Researchers from Tulane University School of Medicine analyzed operating costs of a partnership between school-based health centers (SBHCs) and a local allergist providing asthma care for students. Results showed the program was sustainable and cost-neutral and did not rely on grant funding. When grant funding for the program expired, the partners investigated and negotiated contracting […]

  • December 7, 2021

The UK National Health Service (NHS) has launched the PRECISION Asthma Mobile Clinic provided by AstraZeneca, which will partner with local NHS respiratory services to accelerate delivery of asthma care. More than one in 20 patients in the UK postponed emergency care due to the COVID-19 pandemic and more than a quarter of patients avoided […]

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation maintains a database of molecules and clinical programs in development for IPF. As of June 2021, while it may not be comprehensive, it listed 33 programs, yet shows only five via the inhaled route. Why then, given the availability of the technology and manufacturing knowledge, and the inherent medical advantages of […]

For millions in the US newly experiencing food insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those with food allergies are facing “a particular crisis” in that most charitable and government food programs offer limited options that are safely edible. Food insecurity can be defined as “a lack of consistent access to enough food for every person […]

  • August 10, 2021

In 2016, the most severe thunderstorm asthma (TA) event reported in the medical literature, to date, caused approximately 14,000 people in the Melbourne, Australia area to seek emergency care for respiratory symptoms and contributed to 10 deaths. A team has developed the Victorian Grass Pollen Emission Module (VGPEM1.0) and is using it, along with other […]

  • June 9, 2021

FARE believes that “consistent innovation and advancements have provided hope that researchers can finally find a new solution for diagnosing food allergies.” They have launched a global research competition “to motivate innovative researchers to develop a novel, safe and compassionate method to accurately diagnose food allergies in children and adults. The new solution will replace […]

  • April 6, 2021

In the forward, Michelle Cloutier, MD, Chair, Expert Panel Working Group, indicated “there is an ‘absence of many strong recommendations,’ which are those recommendations that clinicians should adhere to almost all the time as standard of care. ‘This is not, however, surprising given the variations in asthma phenotypes and endotypes and in the outcomes used […]

  • February 10, 2021

“Excessive SABA use is only one indicator for poor asthma control but the risks are not well understood by patients and are often overlooked by healthcare professionals,” said the lead investigator. According to the ERS article, “the study’s findings are now being used to support and inform a three-year program that provides general practices with […]