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Acetaminophen does not worsen children’s asthma symptoms

Over-the-counter pain reliever and fever reducer can be given safely to kids with mild asthma ...

Sibling order affects risk of asthma and other diseases

Younger siblings, single children and older siblings are at different risk of developing asthma and other common childhood diseases, according to a ...

Stop the rogue ADAM gene and you stop asthma

Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered a potential and novel way of preventing asthma at the origin of the disease, a finding that could challenge the current understanding of the condition. ... Full story

Study: Fracking Industry Wells Associated With Increased Risk of Asthma Attacks

Evidence growing of health problems linked to active unconventional natural gas wells ... Full story

Increase in Childhood and Adult Asthma Linked to London’s 1952 Great Smog

London’s Great Smog of 1952 resulted in thousands of premature deaths and even more people becoming ill. The five December days the smog lasted may ... Full story

Laboratory drug trials could lead to asthma treatment breakthrough

A new drug with the potential to reverse or slow the development of asthma is being tested by researchers at The University of Queensland. ... Full story

GPs highly trained to care for patients with asthma, says RCGP

RCGP Chair, Maureen Baker, says GPs are highly trained to care for patients with asthma, but need more investment to meet demand. ... Full story

Is a Written Asthma Action Plan for Children Necessary?

New Rochelle, NY —Parents of children with asthma need ongoing education and guidance on this chronic condition and how to prevent and manage symptoms, but does a written asthma action plan improve outcomes more than ongoing asthma education? ... Full story

Persistent Childhood Asthma Linked to COPD

The development of persistent childhood asthma – characterized by having trouble breathing on an almost daily basis – is not well understood. In most cases, childhood asthma resolves with time, but as many as 20 percent of children with asthma will go on to have potentially severe symptoms in adulthood. In the largest and longest U.S. analysis of persistent asthmatics to date, investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) found a link between persistent childhood asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in early adulthood. ... Full story

Persistent childhood asthma sets stage for COPD

Lifelong attention may be needed to prevent worsening lung function ... Full story

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