Discharge strategies to prevent asthma readmissions

Readmission rates at three months for kids hospitalised for acute asthma dropped when families received comprehensive education prior to discharge, the only single component of discharge...

Factors identified that impact physicians IT adoption

Physicians have considerable concerns about the efficacy and evidence base of health information technology (IT), according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA). Noting...

Guidelines support telemedicine as an effective tool for allergists

A new position paper in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), recognises that allergy is...

Key driver of atopic dermatitis discovered

Severe eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that is driven by an allergic reaction. In a study published in Journal...

When is the right time to start infants on solid foods?

The first study of a representative group of infants reports that more than half of babies are currently introduced to complementary foods, that is, foods or...

Another test to help clinicians diagnose asthma more accurately

Although millions of people worldwide are diagnosed with asthma every year, there is no single test that can diagnose the disease. Common symptoms, such as shortness...