Immunology

Children with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis supports evidence that children with mild asthma can effectively manage the condition by using their two inhalers—one a steroid and the other a bronchodilator—when ...

Inflammatory disorders

Researchers find new molecule to treat asthma

A new study carried out by researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham), the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces (Germany), the Free University of Berlin (Germany), UC San Diego, ...

Inflammatory disorders

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 ...

Medications

Seven in ten people with asthma could be using less medication

Seven out of ten Australians with asthma aged over 12 years may be prescribed too much preventer medicine. In Australian Prescriber Prof. Helen Reddel and coauthors from the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research write about ...

Medications

Asthma medication not working? Try another

People who supplement rescue inhalers with a second asthma medication sometimes get little relief at first, but there's good news: Those who keep trying different options often find a medication that works, according to Rutgers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Asthma attacks may be cut by half with digital tools

Digital interventions that help people take their asthma medication better, such as "smart" inhalers or text messages, may cut the risk of asthma attacks by half, finds a new review of evidence led by UCL, Queen Mary University ...

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