Asthma

Common heart disease medication could help asthmatics too

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - A drug prescribed to prevent or stall the progress of heart disease may also relieve symptoms of asthma, according ...

Food for thought: diet linked to asthma severity in pregnancy

A University of Adelaide study has found asthmatic women who eat a high-fat, high-sugar diet are more likely to have uncontrolled asthma ...

Researchers find link between bacteria in infancy and development of childhood asthma

Bacteria colonising the airways of infants can increase their risk of severe respiratory illness and subsequent asthma, a new study led by researchers at the University of Melbourne has revealed. ... Full story

UTMB study shows cost-effective, expert recommended asthma test underutilized by physicians

Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found, for the first time, that spirometry was underutilized for asthma diagnosis and management in U.S. adults from 2001 to 2011, despite it’s accuracy, cost effectiveness and the publication of national guidelines advocating its use. ... Full story

Progress towards a new asthma treatment

University of Queensland researchers are developing a new asthma treatment that targets the underlying cause of asthma, rather than just the symptoms. ... Full story

Asthma Discovery May Lead to New Therapeutic Approach

Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have discovered a key cellular mechanism that contributes to bronchoconstriction and inflammation in asthma. Their studies may lead to a novel, effective asthma therapy for patients. ... Full story

Researchers’ “hugely exciting” asthma discovery

Scientists discover asthma's potential root cause and a novel treatment ... Full story

Scientists discover asthma's potential root cause

A team of scientists have for the first time identified the potential root cause of asthma and an existing drug that offers a new treatment. ... Full story

Genetic Variance Explains Poor Response to Common Asthma Medications

Study Opens Door to New Therapies for Hard-to-Treat Children ... Full story

Asthma rates among black youth are similarly high in urban, rural communities

Asthma rates among black youth living in urban Detroit and rural Georgia are essentially the same, researchers report, a finding that conflicts with the widely held theory that city life is a risk factor, and pointing instead toward poverty. ... Full story

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