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The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has approved the use of Asmanex Twisthaler 220 mcg ( Mometasone furoate inhalation powder ) for the first-line maintenance treatment of asthma as preventive t ...


Researchers found that increased use of the pain medication Acetaminophen, known as Paracetamol in Europe, was associated with a greater prevalence of asthma and COPD ( chronic obstructive pulmonary d ...


Some adults with mild persistent asthma may be able to adequately control their asthma by taking corticosteroids only when needed, instead of taking anti-inflammatory medication daily, according to ne ...


The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) has issued the first new guidelines for managing asthma during pregnancy. The report reflects new medications that have emerged and update ...


Asthma continues to be an increasing cause of morbidity in the pediatric population, and studies have shown an association between food sensitivity and asthma. Julie Wang, from Mount Sinai Hospital ...


Asthma is an independent risk factor for invasive pneumococcal disease. The risk among persons with asthma is at least double that among controls. Pneumococcal disease is caused by a common bacteri ...


Results from the COSMOS trial demonstrated that Symbicort Single Inhaler Therapy, ( Budesonide / Formoterol maintenance and reliever therapy ), reduces the risk of severe asthma attack by 25 per ce ...


Younger women with asthma and allergy were more likely to have irregular menstruation. This could not be attributed to current use of asthma medication. The association could possibly be explained ...


Researchers at Duke University Medical reported that it had discovered a natural compound, nitrosoglutathione ( GSNO ), that helps keep airways open. Mice with elevated levels of GSNO were much less ...


Results of a clinical study showed that Xolair ( Omalizumab ) halved the rate of severe asthma exacerbations and reduced the rate of hospital emergency visits by 44% in patients with inadequately cont ...


When asthmatics sleep, many of them continue to struggle with breathing -- and an understanding of their sleep-related problems may help doctors better diagnose and treat their patients’ asthma, accor ...


A large study found that more than fifty percent of the U.S. population tested positive to one or more allergens. The new findings, based on data from the third National Health and Nutrition Examin ...


Researchers at McGill University Health Center ( MUHC ) discovered that our body's own defense mechanism causes some of the most serious asthma symptoms. The study, published in the Journal of Clin ...


A study demonstrated that patients with uncomplicated lower respiratory tract infections, such as bronchitis, who were given antibiotics had little difference in symptom relief compared to patients wh ...


Disruption of a single gene, Nrf2, plays a critical role in determining the susceptibility to asthma. Researchers led by Shyam Biswal, at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found t ...