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Loughborough researchers develop simple saliva test to diagnose asthma

A new test which can diagnose asthma from a patient’s saliva has been developed by Loughborough University. ...

New Drug Shows Capability to Help People with Severe Asthma

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A clinical trial involving more than 1,200 participants at 374 sites in 17 countries has found that a new ...

Promising developments but still more research needed into asthma, says RCGP

Dr Imran Rafi, Chair of Clinical Innovation and Research at the RCGP, has responded to a new Cochrane Review on the link between vitamin D ... Full story

Study Shows Combination Drug Therapy for Asthma Patients Is Safe

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A post-marketing safety study mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has shown that a combination drug therapy for the treatment of asthma is safe and effective. ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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 Swedish population study carried out by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology ... Full story

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

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