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New eHealth tool shows potential to improve quality of asthma care

Thursday, February 14, 2019 -- A new electronic decision support tool for managing asthma has the potential to improve the quality of asthma care in primary care settings, suggests a study led by St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada.

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Short-Term Exposure to Air Pollution May Increase Asthma Mortality

Friday, March 15, 2019 -- (MedPage Today) -- Odds of death up about 10% compared with low-pollution days in Chinese study

High doses of prenatal vitamin D not associated with children’s asthma risk

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 -- Women who took high doses of vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy did not impact their child’s risk for asthma by the age of 6 years, according to data recently published in JAMA.“The Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood 2010 vitamin D randomized clinical trial found that at the age of 3 years, children of women randomized to high-dose vs. standard-dose vitamin D did not have a statistically significant reduced risk of persistent wheeze; however, a clinically important protective effect could not be excluded,” Niklas Brustad, MD, of the Copenhagen

Unreasonable prescription costs leading to life-threatening asthma attacks

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 -- Asthma UK has revealed that people with asthma are rationing their medication due to prescription costs.

Asthma More Common in Opioid-Dependent Patients

Sunday, February 24, 2019 -- (MedPage Today) -- Also, women taking opioids have greatest asthma risk

Study finds new genetic clues associated with asthma in African ancestry populations

Thursday, February 21, 2019 -- In the largest study of its kind, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found new clues into the parts of the human genome associated with the higher rates of asthma in those of African ancestry.

Asthma classes in school may help reduce attacks

Friday, February 15, 2019 -- (Reuters Health) - School-age children with asthma who receive education on managing the condition may have fewer attacks, emergency room visits and hospitalizations than those who don't get such classes, a recent study suggests.

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