Immunology

Asthma patients given risky levels of steroid tablets

More than one quarter of asthma patients have been prescribed potentially dangerous amounts of steroid tablets, with researchers warning this puts them at greater risk of serious side-effects.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Inhaler use up during coronavirus pandemic

Daily use of inhaler medication by Americans with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has increased during the coronavirus pandemic, a new study shows.

Health informatics

Treating asthma with data analytics

As more and more people incorporate Internet of Things (IoT) devices into their lives, users are automating their homes, their vehicles and their workplaces. New research from the University of Delaware's Junbo Son suggests ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Three-in-one inhaler helps asthmatics breathe easy

Patients with severe asthma which is not controlled with standard treatment—leaving them at risk of severe asthma attacks—could benefit from using a single inhaler combining three, instead of two therapies, according ...

Immunology

Confidence in asthma inhaler technique doesn't match actual skills

Many children with asthma think they are using their asthma inhaler medications correctly when they are not. This makes it very difficult to keep their asthma under control. A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, ...

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