Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Allergy for August 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

More Youth Being Exposed to Secondhand Aerosol From E-Cigs

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The proportion of youth exposed to secondhand aerosol (SHA) from electronic cigarettes increased in 2018, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in JAMA Network Open.

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As-Needed Inhaler Use an Option for Children With Mild Asthma

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed, according to a study published online July 30 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

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Advertising Can Promote Interest in Health-Related Research

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Advertising current local health-related research using large TV monitors in emergency department waiting rooms can increase the short-term interest in health-related research, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in BMJ Open.

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CDC: Over One-Third of U.S. Youth Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More than one-third of U.S. nonsmoking youth are exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) from tobacco, according to an August data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

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Non-Hospital-Based Provider-to-Patient Telehealth Use Growing

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Use of non-hospital-based provider-to-patient telehealth grew almost 1,400-fold from 2014 to 2018, according to a FAIR Health White Paper.

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One-Third of Physicians Will Take 10+ Years to Pay Off Debt

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nearly two-thirds of actively practicing physicians are still carrying medical school debt, according to the Medical School Debt Report 2019, published by the staffing firm Weatherby Healthcare.

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Medicare Spending on Essential Medicines Up 116 Percent From 2011 to 2015

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Spending associated with essential medicines grew substantially from 2011 to 2015 for Medicare Part D beneficiaries, according to a study published online July 17 in The BMJ.

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0.49 Percent of U.S. Population Reports Current Sesame Allergy

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An estimated 0.49 percent of the U.S. population reports a current sesame allergy, according to a study published online Aug. 2 in JAMA Network Open.

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Brand-Brand Competition Has Not Cut Prices in Pharma Market

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Brand-brand competition in the U.S. pharmaceutical market has not lowered drug list prices, according to a review published online July 30 in PLOS Medicine.

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Trump Admin Announces Plan to Allow Drug Imports From Canada

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Americans could import less expensive prescription drugs from Canada under a plan being developed by the Trump administration.

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Asthma Negatively Impacts Work Productivity Worldwide

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Worldwide, asthma patients report that work time is adversely affected by their condition, despite the use of long-term maintenance medication, according to a study published online July 11 in the Journal of Asthma and Allergy.

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