Asthma News

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New research from the Washington University School of Medicine reveals insight into possibly counteracting inappropriate mucus production in conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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Two FDA advisory committees have voted 16 to 4 in favor of approving Breo Ellipta for the treatment of asthma in adults aged 18 years and older.
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Breo Ellipta, a respiratory medicine for COPD, failed to show any safety concerns when used to treat asthma per a preliminary FDA review but faces added scrutiny to assess its safety.
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US treatment market for asthma will rise in value from $11.7 billion in 2013 to an estimated $14 billion by 2020, according to new financial research.
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Physicians are seeing worsening of asthma linked to more cases of lung disease, more severe allergy seasons, and increased exposure to pollutants.
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Researchers say that targeting immune cells known as type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2) could one day cure a patient with ILC2-dependent asthma.
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A new study from the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Georgia Regents University shows that female teenagers living in rural areas may be more likely than males to have undiagnosed depression and asthma.
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A child may face an increased risk of asthma if the child's mother experienced depression during her pregnancy or she took an older antidepressant to treat her condition, new research suggests.
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According to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and reported by Medscape, antioxidant deficiencies may play a role in adult-onset asthma.
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Using aerosol therapy on young patients offers a unique set of challenges, but these can be overcome with patient education and the proper selection of delivery devices.
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According to five Phase III trials, lung function significantly improved with the addition of tiotropium delivered via the Respimat inhaler compared to placebo, irrespective of underlying allergic status.
Thanks to a federal rule change, schools could start billing Medicaid for health services such as asthma screenings, vaccinations, and care for chronic diseases provided to some low-income students.
Inhaled corticosteroids are commonly prescribed for asthma and COPD but need careful management to minimize the risk of side effects.
Bariatric surgery reduced the risk of an ED visit or hospitalization for asthma exacerbation by half and remained lower for at least 2 years after surgery, according to study results.
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A new study reveals that children seem to be more likely to develop asthma if their kitchens, living rooms, or bedrooms have moisture damage or mold.
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A large scale study reveals that premature babies grow out of asthma, which they may develop early in life.
A recent study finds that the Childhood Asthma Control Test (C-ACT) may not be effective for African American children younger than 12 years old.
Under proposed NICE guidelines, general practitioners will have to carry out a series of assessments to ensure they have an objective asthma diagnosis.
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Spirometry should be used as the first-line investigation for diagnosing asthma in children over 5 and adults, according to the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
The National Institutes of Health have granted two research teams based at the University of Chicago to develop medicines for the treatment of asthma and sleep apnea.