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Asthma Health Center

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  1. New Clue to Development of Asthma

    March 15, 2006 -- A newly identified type of cell may be a leading suspect in how asthma develops, new research shows. The cell type has a bulky name: CD4+ invariant natural killer T cells, or more simply natural killer T cells. Those cells seem important in asthma's development, researchers report

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  2. Asthma Patients Misunderstand Symptoms

    March 13, 2006 -- Focusing too much on asthma symptoms may be a problem for some asthma patients, researchers report in Chest. Here are some of the views voiced in a yearlong study of nearly 200 adults hospitalized with asthma: I only have asthma when I have asthma symptoms: 53% agreed. I won't alwa

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  3. Early Antibiotics May Raise Asthma Risk

    March 13, 2006 -- Babies treated with even one course of antibiotics during their first year of life may have twice the risk of developing asthma later in childhood as unexposed babies, an analysis of past research shows. The findings bolster the theory that an increase in the use of antibiotics ear

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  4. Death Risk Warning for Asthma Drugs

    March 7, 2006 -- New labels on asthma drugs Advair and Serevent warn patients that the drugs "may increase the risk of asthma-related death." GlaxoSmithKline, which makes both Advair and Serevent, agreed to the new 'black box' warnings -- the strongest warning a drug label can carry. The agreement f

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  5. Health Risks for Elders With Asthma?

    Feb. 13, 2006 -- Older adults with asthma may be more likely than their asthma-free peers to report having other health problems including cancer, arthritis, heart disease, and stroke. So says an Australian study published in Chest. The report doesn't blame asthma for those conditions. It also doesn

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  6. 2-Drug Strategy May Improve Asthma

    Feb. 2, 2006 -- A treatment that targets mucus production may one day help asthma sufferers and people with other respiratory diseases breathe much easier. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are reporting that a combination of two novel therapies could hold th

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  7. Asthma Drug May Be Deadlier for Blacks

    Jan. 12, 2006 -- Serevent, a widely prescribed inhaled asthma treatment, may pose a special risk to blacks. Newly released details from a safety trial that was stopped early reveal that respiratory-related deaths or life-threatening events occurred four times as often among blacks who took Serevent

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  8. Vitamin D May Help Treat Some Asthma

    Dec. 8, 2005 -- Vitamin D could help treat steroid-resistant asthma, scientists report. Their small pilot study in The Journal of Clinical Investigation shows that vitamin D may help people with steroid-resistant asthma respond better to steroid pills taken for asthma. That's based on lab tests done

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  9. Toxins in Dust Raise Risk of Asthma

    Dec. 1, 2005 - Bacterial toxins found in household dust may be a major risk factor for asthma, and the biggest problem may be in your bedroom. A new nationwide study shows levels of bacterial toxins called endotoxins in house dust were directly related to asthma symptoms and use of asthma medication

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  10. New Warnings for 3 Asthma Drugs

    Nov. 18, 2005 -- The FDA is alerting asthma patients and their doctors that three long-acting inhaled asthma medicines "may increase the chance of severe asthma episodes, and death when those episodes occur." That quote comes from an FDA public health advisory on the three products -- Advair Diskus,

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