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Asthmatics Warned They Play “Russian Roulette” by Not Getting Flu Jab

5.4 million UK asthmatic are at risk this winter and may be playing “Russian Roulette” with their health, warn charity Asthma UK. They fear that failing to get free flu jab could leave those with asthma at risk of suffering … Continue reading

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Asthma deaths could be avoided – The importance of brown preventer inhalers

Preventer inhalers for the respiratory condition asthma usually comprise of a steroid drug and are used daily to prevent symptoms from developing by working to reduce inflammation in the airways. As the inflammation has subsided, there is less risk of … Continue reading

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How losing weight helped one woman’s asthma symptoms

Sally, 45, a hairdresser from Aldington in Kent, was horrified when the nurse at her asthma clinic requested that she step onto the scales. Like many other women, Sally had decided to avoid all scales out of fear, but stepping … Continue reading

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Scientists discover gene that could lead to targeted asthma treatment

Young children with asthma may benefit from targeted treatment in the near future after US scientists discovered a ‘rogue’ gene – CDHR3 – which could be the cause of severe asthma in youngsters. CDHR3 has been found to be particularly … Continue reading

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Summer holidays cause ‘September spike’ in asthma hospital admissions

Parents are being warned about an increase in the number of children admitted to hospital after they go back to school in September. The charity Asthma UK say the ‘September Spike’ happens each year in the first two to three … Continue reading

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