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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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Asthma Medicine Xolair Successfully Treats Lung Allergy Due to Fungal Infection in 3 CF Patients, Case Report Shows

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 -- Xolair (omalizumab), a medicine used for allergic asthma and chronic hives, is effective for treating lung allergic reactions caused by fungi in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), a case report suggests. The study reports three cases of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in CF patients who were successfully treated with Xolair after conventional therapy with corticosteroids and […] The post Asthma Medicine Xolair Successfully Treats Lung Allergy Due to Fungal Infection in 3 CF Patients, Case Report Shows appeared first on Cystic Fibrosis News Today.

Childhood asthma risk reduced in babies whose mothers consumed fish oil during pregnancy

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 -- (Natural News) We all want the best for our little ones, right? Eating a healthy, well-balanced and nutritious diet during pregnancy is crucial to an unborn baby’s development. Researchers from the Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark recently discovered that taking fish oil supplements during the third trimester of pregnancy could reduce a newborn’s risk of... Read More

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

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