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  1. Biologics joining fight against asthma

    Should you be unfortunate enough to suffer from asthma, things are looking up. There are new biological therapies out there that “attack” asthma in novel ways. They are effective and are badly needed. The impact of the disease on people afflicted with it is probably more severe than you think. It’s not as simple as carrying an inhaler around. … Xolair was the first biological drug approved for moderate-to-severe asthma. It has a unique mechanism of action: binding t…
  2. Addressing asthma hot spots in Cottage Grove community

    Myfox8.com - High Point 10.06 / 23:47 myfox8.com
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Some of the people who live in the Cottage Grove community in Greensboro say there was a time when they took pride in their neighborhood. “It was just a whole lot better,” Verna Torain said. She has lived in the community for 25 years. She lives in a house, but as president of the Cottage Grove Neighborhood Association, she has seen the decline of housing conditions particularly at Avalon Trace Apartments. “These apartments have been going down [R…
  3. Asthma might be over diagnosed in children born with HIV

    Medicalxpress.com - Medecine 10.06 / 10:51 medicalxpress.com
    A team of researchers has reassessed the clinical diagnosis of asthma in children born with HIV and found that asthma seems to be overdiagnosed in these patients. Instead, the diagnosis appears to be a new early chronic obstructive lung disease that might increase the risk for lung complications later in life. The study appears in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical…
  4. Melissa Mark-Viverito's Silence on Asthma Protection Bill Angers Advocates

    Dnainfo.com - Health 10.06 / 04:57 dnainfo.com
    A Harlem non-profit is criticizing Speaker Mark-Viverito for not supporting an asthma protection …
  5. Vitamin D May Reduce Asthma Severity; Smell Test Could Predict Dementia Risk

    Boston.cbslocal.com - Boston 10.04 / 22:23 boston.cbslocal.com
    Dr. Mallika Marshall has details on a pair of new…
  6. Asthma linked to increased risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth

    News-medical.net -Health 10.04 / 13:08 www.news-medical.net
    Women with asthma suffer more often from preeclampsia (PE) and run a higher risk of giving birth to underweight babies. These and other complications during pregnancy and delivery can not be explained by hereditary or environmental factors, according to a study from Karolinska Institutet published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In…