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  • Wildfire Smoke Chokes Southeast, Brings Health Threats

    Nov. 16, 2016 — People living across the southeastern U.S. have been dealing with an unfamiliar health threat in recent days: a thick haze of smoke that’s drifted from more than 30 wildfires burning in the Tennessee Valley and southern Appalachian Mountains. On Wednesday, the EPA’s AirNow monitor showed a red swath of unhealthy air […]

  • Thunderstorm Asthma Strikes Thousands

    Nov. 28, 2016 – Six people died in the Australian city of Melbourne after a mass outbreak of “thunderstorm asthma,” according to media reports. Emergency services were overwhelmed by 1,900 calls in the space of a few hours after the storm struck last Monday. About 8,500 people were treated in hospitals. About a third of […]

  • How to Avoid Peanut Allergy in Babies

    How to Avoid Peanut Allergy in Babies

    According to a study of 2015,  giving peanut products to babies could help how to prevent peanut allergy. This was exciting news, given that 1-2% of children suffer from peanut allergy, an allergy that can not only be life-threatening but last a lifetime, unlike other food allergies that often improve as children get older. This […]

  • Herbal Remedy Users Have Worse Asthma

    Herbal Remedy Users Have Worse Asthma Study Finds Less Inhaler Use in Asthmatics Taking Herbal Remedies By Daniel J. DeNoonWebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD Feb. 3, 2010 — Inner-city asthma sufferers who take herbal remedies tend to have worse symptoms and to use their inhalers less, researchers find. Do these patients rely […]

  • Survey: Asthma Control Still Poor

    Survey: Asthma Control Still Poor 1 in 4 Asthma Patients Seek Emergency Treatment By Salynn BoylesWebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD Feb. 18, 2010 — Asthma patients know more than they did a decade ago about controlling their disease and have better medications to do it with. But a new nationwide survey finds […]

  • FDA Limits Long-Acting Asthma Inhalers

    FDA Limits Long-Acting Asthma Inhalers Ruling Restricts Use of Serevent, Foradil, Advair, and Symbicort By Daniel J. DeNoonWebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD Feb. 19, 2010 — The long-acting asthma drugs Serevent and Foradil should never be used alone, the FDA has ruled. The FDA also moved to limit use of the combination […]

  • Panel Critical of FDA’s Asthma Drug Ruling

    Panel Critical of FDA’s Asthma Drug Ruling Experts Concerned About Limits on Long-Acting Asthma Drugs Such as Serevent and Foradil By Charlene LainoWebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD March 1, 2010 (New Orleans) — A leading panel of asthma experts today criticized a new FDA ruling that long-acting asthma drugs should be used […]

  • Cholesterol Drugs May Fight Asthma, Too

    Cholesterol Drugs May Fight Asthma, Too Study Shows Statins Linked to Improved Lung Function in Asthma Patients By Charlene LainoWebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD March 3, 2010 (New Orleans) — Once again, cholesterol-lowering statin drugs have been shown to be good for more than the heart. Already linked to a reduced […]

  • Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Asthma

    Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Asthma Study Shows Asthmatic Kids With Vitamin D Insufficiency Have Poorer Lung Function By Charlene LainoWebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD March 3, 2010 (New Orleans) — Many children with asthma have low blood levels of vitamin D, and the insufficiency seems to place them at risk […]

  • Worst Cities for People With Asthma

    Worst Cities for People With Asthma Richmond and Other Southern Cities Rise to Top on ‘Worst Asthma’ List By Bill HendrickWebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD March 5, 2010 — Richmond, Va., is the “most challenging” place to live for Americans with asthma, according to a ranking by the Asthma and Allergy […]

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