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Cleaner Air Linked to Lower Asthma Rates in Kids

Cleaner Air Linked to Lower Asthma Rates in Kids

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Asthma News TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Air pollution levels have been declining for years, and researchers can now show that cleaner air is linked to fewer kids developing asthma. The new study looked at nine California communities. The researchers found that reductions in certain pollutants were tied […]

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For Many With Mild Asthma, Popular Rx May Not Work: Study

For Many With Mild Asthma, Popular Rx May Not Work: Study

Latest Asthma News TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A widely used type of asthma medication may not work in more than half of patients who are prescribed it, new research shows. Inhaled corticosteroids, which are designed to reduce airway inflammation, are recommended for all patients with persistent asthma. But this medication’s effectiveness may […]

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Summer Is Tough for Asthma Sufferers

Summer Is Tough for Asthma Sufferers

Latest Asthma News THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Summertime can bring asthma sufferers a lot of misery, but lung experts say watching for warning signs of breathing trouble can guard against serious complications. “As the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health, we think it’s crucial for people with asthma […]

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Asthma Inhalers Incorrectly Used by Most Kids in Study

Asthma Inhalers Incorrectly Used by Most Kids in Study

Latest Asthma News TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Asthma inhalers can’t do the job if they’re not used correctly. And that’s an issue for many children, U.S. researchers say. “We know from past studies that both parents and children overestimate the ability of children to properly use their inhaler,” said study author Dr. […]

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Asthma Myths That Can Hurt You

Asthma Myths That Can Hurt You

Latest Asthma News TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Even though asthma is common in the United States, there are many misconceptions about the respiratory disease, an allergy/immunology expert says. “Asthma is a serious condition that affects more than 26 million Americans — more than 8% of the population,” Dr. Todd Mahr, president of […]

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Almost Half of Young Asthma Patients Misuse Inhalers

Almost Half of Young Asthma Patients Misuse Inhalers

Latest Asthma News FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many children with asthma don’t use their inhalers properly and don’t get a full dose of medicine, researchers report. They evaluated inhaler use among 113 children between the ages of 2 and 16 who were hospitalized for asthma. Such patients are at highest risk for […]

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Vehicle Exhaust Drives Millions of New Asthma Cases Annually

Vehicle Exhaust Drives Millions of New Asthma Cases Annually

Latest Asthma News WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Traffic pollution causes about 4 million new asthma cases in children worldwide each year, new research shows. Two-thirds of these kids live in urban areas, according to the study by researchers at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. “Our findings suggest that millions of new […]

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terbutaline (Brethine)

terbutaline (Brethine)

What is terbutaline, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Terbutaline is a member of a class of drugs called beta adrenergic receptor agonists (stimulators) that is used for treating asthma and other diseases of the airways. Other drugs in the same class of drugs include albuterol (Proventil), metaproterenol (Alupent), pirbuterol (Maxair), and salmeterol […]

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albuterol (Ventolin, Proventil)

albuterol (Ventolin, Proventil)

What is albuterol, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Albuterol sulphate dilates the airways of the lung and is used for treating asthma and other conditions of the lung. Asthma is a breathing problem due to narrowing of the airways (bronchial tubes) that allow air to move in and out of the lungs. […]

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salmeterol (Serevent)

salmeterol (Serevent)

What is salmeterol, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Asthma is a breathing problem involving narrowing of the airways. Airways are breathing passages that allow air to move in and out of the lungs. In patients with asthma, airways can be narrowed by accumulation of mucus, spasm of the muscles that surround these […]