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10 December 2013 0 View comments An English student has been forced to drop out of university because she has a potentially deadly allergy to books. Kirsty Ashman's severe allergies meant that grubby student accommodation and dusty lecture halls and
Centre for Integrative Medical Sciences and Keio University in Japan report that a type of lymphocytes called natural helper (NH) cells plays a critical role in corticosteroid resistance and demonstrate that the anti-psychotic drug Pimozide can be
13 editor Despite evidence that asthma can be effectively managed, not only asthma-related health literacy is very low in most settings but also quality-assured affordable essential medicines are very seldom available. With slow growth in awareness
Thursday Mar 7, 2013 A groundbreaking New Zealand asthma study using innovative local technology has found combination inhalers are more effective at preventing asthma attacks than the two inhalers doctors usually prescribe. The prestigious Lancet
Asthma patients typically use two inhaled drugs -- one a fast-acting "rescue inhaler " to stem attacks and another long-lasting one to prevent them. However, combining both in one inhaler may be best for some patients, two new studies suggest.
Children who eat more fast food are significantly more likely to suffer from more severe asthma, eczema and rhinitis, according to a large international study published in the journal Thorax . The researchers noted that all three conditions are
Fast food was the only type of food associated with asthma and allergies across all ranges and countries, the study shows. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian A diet of fast food and takeaways may be behind the steady surge in children's
The drug for people with severe asthma may allow patients to reduce their dependence on traditional steroid inhalers, experts said. The research conducted by a team at Leicester University, the largest of its kind in severe asthma, found the
Newswise Children with moderate or severe asthma attacks who are treated with systemic corticosteroids during the first 75 minutes of triage in the Emergency Department (ED) were 16% less likely to be admitted to hospital.
Children with severe therapy-resistant asthma may have worse symptoms due to lower levels of vitamin D in their blood, researchers in London say. Dr. Atul Gupta, a researcher at Royal Brompton Hospital and the National Heart and Lung Institute at