Asthma in the news

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06/06/2006 Asthma – an occupational hazard
The type of work you do can put you at greater risk of developing asthma as an adult, a new study by Australia’s leading respiratory research organisation, the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, has found.

18/05/2006 Mild asthmatics should take medication on a regular basis
Mild asthmatics should take preventer medication on a regular basis, rather than take it intermittently when their symptoms worsen, a new Australian study has found.

12/05/2006 Heat-based technique could ease asthma
A new therapy called “bronchial thermoplasty,” designed to reduce inflammation-related narrowing of the airways, may prove a boon to asthmatics, Canadian researchers report.

11/05/2006 Europe wide study to examine causes of asthma
Imperial College London and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich are to take the lead in a Euro 11 million (GBP 8 million) study to examine how genetics and environment influence the development of asthma in Europe.

04/05/2006 Children living near major roads face higher asthma risk
Young children who live near a major road are significantly more likely to have asthma than children who live only blocks away, according to a study that appears in the May issue of Environmental Health Perspectives.

25/04/2006 Finding suggests alternative treatment approach for common skin disorders and asthma
A finding by researchers at the National Institutes of Health provides new insight into the cause of a series of related, common and complex illnesses – including hay fever and asthma as well as the skin disorders eczema and psoriasis – and suggests a novel therapeutic approach.

12/04/2006 Antibiotics ‘could treat asthma'
Antibiotics could be useful in the treatment of asthma, research suggests.

11/04/2006 Prenatal smoking boosts teen girls' asthma risk
Girls whose mothers smoked heavily during pregnancy are more likely to have asthma symptoms at age 14, a study from Australia shows. However, the researchers found no such link between a mother's smoking and boys' asthma risk.

14/03/2006 Antibiotic use in infants may double asthma risk
Children exposed to at least one course of antibiotics in their 1st year of life may have an increased risk of developing childhood asthma.

16/02/2006 Asthma ‘limits children's lives'
Four out of 10 children with asthma say the condition places limitations on their lives, a UK-wide survey suggests.



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