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  • 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 […]

  • How to Treat Kids’ Hard-to-Control Asthma

    How to Treat Kids’ Hard-to-Control Asthma Different Kids Do Best With Different “Step-Up” Treatments By Daniel J. DeNoonWebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD March 17, 2010 – What’s the next step when a child’s regular steroid inhaler fails to prevent asthma attacks? Different kids do best with different step-up treatments, a study […]

  • Traffic Pollution Raises ER Visits for Asthma

    Traffic Pollution Raises ER Visits for Asthma Study Shows Link Between Kids’ Trips to ER and High Pollution Levels From Traffic Sources By Katrina WoznickiWebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD April 22, 2010 — Ozone and pollution emitted by traffic have been linked to spikes in asthma-related emergency room visits among children, […]

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