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Asthma treatment deemed too expensive

The promise of change came with a new procedure called bronchial thermoplasty, which works by delivering thermal energy to the airway wall, to reduce airway smooth muscle that typically is enlarged in asthma patients. Continue reading

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COPD drug could be used to treat asthma patients

Patients with poorly controlled asthma are a step closer to a new treatment option, after Phase III data showed that Boehringer Ingelheim’s lung drug Tiotropium, significantly reduced exacerbations and improved both lung function and quality of life. Continue reading

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Olympians prove there’s life after asthma

Many would assume that after being diagnosed with asthma, you would not be able to enjoy exercise or sport to the extent that non asthma sufferers do. However whilst it is true that exercise is a trigger for asthma sufferers, does that have to mean an end to sporting activities for asthma sufferers and does it have to spell the end of any sporting hopes and dreams they may have. Continue reading

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Studies show that children are at a significant risk of developing lung conditions from tobacco smoke exposure

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Nottingham has found that children are at least 20% more probable to develop asthma or experience episodes of wheezing if they are subjected to tobacco smoke. This includes before birth … Continue reading

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