Latest News for Asthma

Early-life asthma may contribute to childhood obesity

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST
A new study examines the link between early-life asthma and the risk of developing obesity in childhood. The research also investigates asthma medication.
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Time to put TB on a diet!

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST
Global Tuberculosis Report, the disease kills over 1.5 million people a year.
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Community-acquired pneumonia can spread year-round

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
New research indicates that community-acquired pneumonia should not be regarded as a seasonal disease, as it occurs throughout all seasons; however, the pathogens that cause the condition are...
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A third of asthma patients are misdiagnosed, study finds

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
New research from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in Canada finds almost a third of adults recently diagnosed with asthma do not actually have it.
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Nanoparticle exposure can awaken dormant viruses in the lungs

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST
Nanoparticles from combustion engines can activate viruses that are dormant in in lung tissue cells.
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Cleverly designed tuberculosis vaccine shows promise in mice

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
A clever new tuberculosis vaccine has shown promise in trials in mice. If it succeeds, it will be the first new TB vaccine in a century.
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Rural Americans at higher risk of death from five leading causes

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
A new CDC study demonstrates that Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die from five leading causes than their urban counterparts.
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Why is asthma worse in black patients?

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST
African Americans may be less responsive to asthma treatment and more likely to die from the condition, in part, because they have a unique type of airway inflammation, according to a study led by...
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Heartburn pills in pregnancy may be linked to childhood asthma

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
Children born to mothers who take heartburn medication during pregnancy may have a greater risk of developing asthma, research suggests.
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