Asthma News

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Asthma is overdiagnosed in an estimated 30% of Canadian adults, according to a study presented at the ATS 2016 International Conference.
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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.
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According to a Childhood Asthma Management Program (CAMP) study, persistent childhood asthma may be linked to earlier development of COPD.
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Nearly half (48%) of patients with severe or difficult-to-treat asthma in the TENOR II study still had very poorly controlled symptoms after more than a decade of treatment.
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A new survey of people living with asthma reveals they may be accepting persistent symptoms and limits to their everyday activities because they believe their asthma is well-controlled.
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New data show two-thirds of uncontrolled asthma patients in the US believe their condition is “under control,” suggesting a false sense of confidence in managing their condition.
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Patients with early- and late-onset asthma overlapped with COPD showed decreased clinical function and worse overall prognosis in a recent study.
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New research suggests that Twitter may help predict and prevent severe asthma attacks in a community.
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A Dignity Health study indicates that the use of digital health technology is an effective way to improve asthma control.
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A University of Maryland School of Public Health study shows that extreme heat and heavy rainfall are associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for asthma patients in Maryland.
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Researchers have identified a biological pathway that may play a direct role in human asthma and airway hyper-responsiveness.
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Teva's ProAir RespiClick (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Powder is approved to treat bronchospasm in children 4 to 11 years of age with asthma and prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm.
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As World Asthma Day (May 3) approaches, experts outline the growing problem of asthma and lung diseases as a result of air pollution.
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In a recent study, immunotherapy tablets for dust mite allergy reduced the risk of an attack in individuals with moderate to severe asthma.
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Blocking a certain signaling molecule can relieve symptoms such as mucus production, swelling, and constriction of the airways in the lungs, a discovery that may potentially improve asthma treatment.
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In support of World Asthma Day, May 3, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) is calling for more collaborative action in asthma treatment.
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New data indicates that COPD patients who also have asthma are at an increased risk for severe exacerbations.
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Northwestern Medicine research shows a new approach to asthma treatment where a nanoparticle acts like a Trojan horse to convince the immune system not to attack it.
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Patients with COPD and late-onset asthma have a greater risk of death and hospitalization than early-onset asthma patients with COPD, according to new research.
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According to Penn State researchers, people with asthma have identifying molecules circulating in their blood, which is a finding that may lead to the first diagnostic blood test for asthma.