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2010-10-04 14:41:00

How Improving Air Quality Can Benefit People Suffering from Asthma BISMARCK, N.D., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the month of October North Dakota brings awareness to indoor air quality. Several factors contribute to poor indoor air quality including radon, tobacco smoke, carbon monoxide, and allergens from mold, insects, and pets. All North Dakotans could benefit from improving air quality, specifically households with members suffering from asthma. "An asthma attack causes a...

2010-05-19 15:39:00

NEW ORLEANS, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Asthmatx Inc., today presented positive five-year data from the Asthma Intervention Research (AIR) Trial, which evaluated the safety of bronchial thermoplasty (BT) with the Alair® System. The data demonstrated the absence of clinical complications and the maintenance of stable lung function over a five year period post-BT in patients with moderate to severe asthma. The data was presented in a poster at the annual meeting of the American...

2010-05-19 08:15:00

NEW ORLEANS, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Asthmatx Inc., today presented positive five-year data from the Asthma Intervention Research (AIR) Trial, which evaluated the safety of bronchial thermoplasty (BT) with the Alair® System. The data demonstrated the absence of clinical complications and the maintenance of stable lung function over a five year period post-BT in patients with moderate to severe asthma. The data was presented in a poster at the annual meeting of the American...

2009-12-17 13:16:23

Individuals with more education suffer less from asthma. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Respiratory Research have found that having less than 12 years of formal schooling is associated with worse asthma symptoms. Drs. Kim Lavoie and Simon Bacon from the Hôpital du Sacr©-Coeur de Montr©al, Canada, worked with a team of researchers to study asthma severity in a group of 871 adult patients. They said, "Lower educational achievement was...

2009-09-21 14:13:03

The second article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal series on asthma provides practical guidance for the diagnosis of adult asthma, including occupational asthma. Because asthma is quite common and may need lifelong treatment, an accurate diagnosis is important. In Canada, it is the most common chronic respiratory disease, with approximately 2.2 million adults and 800,000 children affected. However, asthma control is uneven and suboptimal, despite improvements in diagnosis and...

2009-06-25 14:34:55

The American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society have released official standards for clinical trials and practice with respect to the assessment of asthma. The statement appears in the July 1 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine."In the past, there has been no standard way of assessing asthma. This has led to a lot of confusion for doctors who are managing asthma, and in research, it was difficult to compare the results of different...

2009-02-24 15:06:38

Newborns whose first few months of life coincide with high pollen and mold seasons are at increased risk of developing early symptoms of asthma, suggests a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Researchers found that children born in the high mold season, which generally encompasses the fall and winter months, have three times the odds of developing wheezing - often an early sign of asthma - by age 2 compared with those born at other times of the year. The...

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2009-01-05 14:58:51

If you're an asthma sufferer, make sure the medical history at your doctor's office includes your employment and recreation plans. A new screening tool developed by Tel Aviv University researchers may save you a trip to the emergency room later on. It has long been suspected that physical exertion itself, as part of work or play, can trigger an asthma attack, but little medical evidence has been found for this conclusion "• until now. A study by Dr. Shlomo Moshe from Tel Aviv...

2008-10-03 09:00:08

Six-year-old girls and, to a lesser extent, boys who have certain respiratory problems are many times more likely than others to develop asthma as young adults, according to a study led by a University of Arizona physician, professor and researcher. The Tucson Children's Respiratory Study used data from 1,246 people born between 1980 and 1984. Researchers tracked 849 of the original study members to find out if they developed asthma at age 22, according to MedPage Today, an online digest of...

2008-09-25 12:00:15

* Asthma is a condition that affects the airways. When an asthma sufferer comes into contact with an irritant, such as dust or pollen, the muscles around their airways tighten and the lining of their airways becomes inflamed and swollen, making it difficult to breathe. * Asthma symptoms include wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and tightness in the chest. * One in 10 children and one in 12 adults in the UK has asthma. * There were 1,318 deaths from asthma in the UK in 2005. * On...


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