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May 28, 2016

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May 28, 2016

Strategy for Depleting Immune Cells Implicated in Asthma-Associated Inflammation

May 19, 2016 — Investigators identified human CRTh2 (hCRTh2), a protein expressed on several immune cell populations that are implicated in asthma, as a possible therapeutic ... read more

Inhaled Steroids May Increase Risk of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Lung Disease

May 18, 2016 — Patients with obstructive lung disease who take inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) may be at greater risk for nontuberculous mycobacteria pulmonary disease (NTM PD), according to new ... read more

Novel Gene Therapy Shows Potential for Lung Repair in Asthma

May 18, 2016 — A new study has demonstrated a way to deliver a nanoparticle-based gene therapy, in order to repair lungs damaged by chronic allergic asthma and to reduce inflammation that causes asthma attacks. The ... read more

Very Poorly Controlled Asthma Highly Prevalent in TENOR II Cohort After More Than a Decade

May 15, 2016 — Nearly half (48 percent) of patients with severe or difficult-to-treat asthma in The Epidemiology and Natural History of Asthma: Outcomes and Treatment Regimens follow-up study (TENOR II) still had ... read more

Teens With Allergies and Asthma: Start Prepping Now for Move to College

May 3, 2016 — Being in a new location with new risky behaviors can negatively impact your health and increase your risk for ingesting food allergens and exposure to allergy and asthma triggers. A new article ... read more

Percentage of US Children Who Have Chronic Health Conditions on the Rise

Apr. 30, 2016 — The percentage of children with chronic health conditions is on the rise, and new research shows this is especially true among children who live in or near ... read more

Dexamethasone for Asthma in the ER: Better Compliance, Nearly Equal Effectiveness

Apr. 27, 2016 — Adults with asthma who were treated with one-dose dexamethasone in the emergency department had only slightly higher relapse than patients who were treated with a five-day course of ... read more

Yoga May Have Health Benefits for People With Asthma

Apr. 26, 2016 — A new review suggests that yoga may have a beneficial effect on symptoms and quality of life in people with asthma, but effects on lung function and medication use are ... read more

Outcomes of Immunotherapy Tablet for House Dust Mite Allergy-Related Asthma

Apr. 26, 2016 — The addition of a house dust mite (HDM) sublingual allergen immunotherapy (SLIT) tablet to maintenance medications improved time to first moderate or severe asthma exacerbation during a period of ... read more

Discovery Could Lead to Better Asthma Treatment

Apr. 21, 2016 — Scientists have made a discovery that could lead to improved treatment for asthma sufferers. They have found that blocking a certain signalling molecule can alleviate symptoms such as mucus ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Asthma is an enormous public health problem that continues to grow larger, in part because scientists don't fully understand how it is caused. Existing therapies don't cure the disease and ... read more

On the Road to Allergy Prophylaxis

Apr. 14, 2016 — Researchers have succeeded in binding allergens to endogenous, endogenic white blood corpuscles to trigger a tolerance reaction in case of a future, possible contact with the respective allergen. The ... read more

New Asthma Biomarkers Could Ease Detection

Apr. 13, 2016 — People with asthma have telltale molecules circulating in their blood, say researchers. This discovery could lead to the first diagnostic blood test for asthma, as well as more targeted ... read more

Exposure to Cigarette Smoke and Flu Virus May Prevent Lung Medications Working Properly

Apr. 10, 2016 — A new study backs up observations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients showing reduced effectiveness of symptom-reliever medication in flare-ups linked to cigarette smoking and infection ... read more

Women With Unhealthy BMIs Who Smoke, Drink at Two-Fold Higher Risk of Asthma

Apr. 6, 2016 — Underweight and obese women who also drank alcohol and smoked tobacco had a two-fold higher risk of being diagnosed with asthma than women with a healthy body mass index who did not drink or smoke, a ... read more

Oily Fish Eaten During Pregnancy May Reduce Risk of Asthma in Offspring

Apr. 6, 2016 — Children born to mothers who eat salmon when pregnant may be less likely to have doctor diagnosed asthma compared to children whose mothers do not eat it, new research has ... read more

Study Reveals New Way Lungs Respond in Asthma Attacks

Apr. 4, 2016 — Researchers identify new process for preventing narrowing of airways that could lead to new treatments for disease. Millions of people suffer with asthma, with the disease affecting one in every 11 ... read more

Asthma Is Associated With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Excess Weight

Apr. 1, 2016 — Among reproductive-age women, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) as well as overweight and obesity are independently linked with asthma, new preliminary research from Australia ... read more

Asthma-Free? Maybe Mom Experienced a Sunny Second Trimester

Mar. 30, 2016 — The best way to reduce a child's chances of developing asthma might be making sure Mom had enough vitamin D during the second trimester, a new study shows. The most cost-effective way to get Mom ... read more

Air Pollution Increases Risk of Early Death in Gothenburg

Mar. 24, 2016 — People who live where there are high levels of air pollution have an increased risk of dying prematurely. Air pollution levels in Gothenburg have, however, decreased by half in the past few ... read more

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