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 ...

Pediatrics

Asthma medication use and exacerbations

How does the switch to a high-deductible health plan affect children with asthma? A new study led by researchers at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute suggests that enrollment in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) ...

Medications

Type 2 diabetes medication shown to benefit asthma patients

Type 2 diabetes patients who also have asthma are benefitting from a diabetes medication, typically given to help the pancreas produce more insulin, that also improves asthma symptoms and may reduce lung and airway inflammation.

Immunology

'Smart' asthma inhaler sensors improve pediatric asthma control

Sensor-based inhalers integrated into health care providers' clinical workflows may help improve medication adherence and support children with asthma—and their families—to more effectively manage this condition, according ...

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