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External link Potential New Treatment for Adult Asthma Patients Exit Disclaimer
Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have found that a drug used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may also be effective for people who experience persistent, uncontrolled asthma.
External link School-based Program Focuses on Chronic Disease Exit Disclaimer
A study in the December issue of the Journal of School Health details the program Kickin’ Asthma and how it is used within a target school to teach children disease-management skills.
External link Asthma-related Virus may hide in Lungs Exit Disclaimer
A virus that can lead to asthma and was once thought to clear up over time may still be present in the lungs to cause recurrent episodes of wheezing and chronic airway disease.
External link Fumes from Stove Aggravate Asthma Exit Disclaimer
In the October issue of Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers studied asthma flare-ups in children from poor, inner-city neighborhoods and found that attacks were related to the presence of nitrogen dioxide, which is often emitted from unvented gas stoves.
External link Parent-controlled Asthma Exit Disclaimer
According to a study published in the October issue of Pediatrics, researchers found that “parents’ expectations and perceptions are key factors” when it comes to how effectively children use prescribed medications.
External link School Locations Pose Risk Exit Disclaimer
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati found that more than 30 percent of U.S. Public Schools are located within a quarter of a mile of major highways and traffic routes, placing them in “air pollution danger zones.”



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