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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, ...

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

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

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

Most Asthma Research May Not Apply to African-American Children

Newly Identified Genetic Risk Factors in Black Children Could Lead to Better Treatments ... Full story

Asthma linked to DNA damage

Allergies induced by dust mites can harm DNA in lung cells. ... Full story

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