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Three in four people with asthma are at risk of ‘fatal attacks’

More than three quarters of asthma sufferers could be susceptible to having a fatal asthma attack because they incorrectly assume their asthma is under control, according to new research. A survey conducted by Allergy UK and funded by Novartis Pharmaceuticals … Continue reading

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Steamed broccoli could keep asthma symptoms at bay

During childhood our parents would always encourage us to eat our greens, and how we wouldn’t grow up to be big and strong without them! The benefits of green vegetables may be bigger than we first thought however, after researchers … Continue reading

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Children given Calpol could be more likely to develop asthma

A major study has found a possible link between paracetamol – the primary ingredient of Calpol medicines – and the risk of children developing asthma. Calpol is the most popular painkiller in Britain; given to 84% of babies during the … Continue reading

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‘Dust mite avoidance and diet modification’ could cut childhood asthma risk

The 24-year old ‘hygiene hypothesis’ has been put into serious doubt this week after new research has suggested this theory is purely a myth. First proposed back in 1989, the idea behind the hygiene hypothesis is that if there is … Continue reading

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Caesarean babies lose gut bacteria and risk developing asthma

Babies who are delivered via a caesarean section may be exposed to numerous dangers such as a surgical injury (accidental nicks to the baby’s skin during surgery). There are also risk of potential breathing problems to the baby like transient … Continue reading

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