Inflammatory disorders

Fighting asthma drug resistance

Current asthma treatments include drugs that open up the tubes of the lungs and corticosteroids that fight lung inflammation. Some patients, however, are stubbornly resistant to corticosteroids, limiting ...

Jan 10, 2014
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Dietary fibres protect against asthma

The Western diet probably has more to do with the asthma epidemic than has been assumed so far because developing asthma is related to the amount of fruit and vegetables consumed. Gut bacteria ferment the dietary fibres contained ...

Jan 06, 2014
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A treatment for obesity-associated asthma

(Medical Xpress)—Research conducted at Boston Children's Hospital indicates that obesity might cause asthma via factors in the immune system and suggests a new way of treating asthma in obese people—who often respond ...

Dec 16, 2013
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