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Air pollution exposure during pregnancy can cause childhood asthma

A population study of children born in a city in Canada found that air pollution exposure during pregnancy could cause childhood asthma.
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Asthma drug shortens COVID-19 recovery time

Budesonide, a drug used to treat asthma, has been found to shorten recovery time in COVID-19 patients who are treated at home.
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People with asthma are not a priority group for COVID vaccination

The UK removed people with moderate forms of asthma from the high-priority group for vaccination, which pushes their vaccination date past April.
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Government must commit to stronger air pollution targets

Zak Bond, Policy Officer at the British Lung Foundation, explores why the government must commit to stronger air pollution targets to protect our lungs as we recover from COVID-19.
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Study suggests that asthma does not increase the severity of COVID-19

According to a team of Rutgers researchers, asthma does not appear to increase the risk or severity for a person contracting COVID-19.
chronic inflammatory lung diseases

Soluble circulating cytokine receptors in chronic inflammatory lung diseases

Michael Roth discusses soluble circulating cytokine receptors in chronic inflammatory lung diseases, which he describes as the under-estimated regulators of inflammation and remodelling.
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What is research bringing to asthma and COPD patients in Europe?

According to Maximilian Kunisch and Giuseppe De Carlo from the European Federation of Allergies and Airways Diseases Patients' Associations, respiratory patients in Europe need to set the research priorities for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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Controlling and preventing diseases: A focus on traumatic brain injury

The work of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is examined here, with a special focus on traumatic brain injury.
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Policymakers must address reality of life with asthma and COPD

Charles Kinney, Communications Manager, EFA, argues that the policymakers have a long way to go addressing the reality of life with asthma and COPD.
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Supporting the addition of asthma medications to the exemption list in the UK

Dr Fred A. Wagshul, Pulmonologist and Medical Director at the Lung Center of America explains why he supports the addition of asthma medications to the exemption list in the UK.
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Why is respiratory protection so important?

Paul Riddick, Co-Founder and Technical Director at Vodex explores how contaminates being produced on a daily basis in the workplace can damage your health and could even prove fatal.
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Napp: Reducing the burden of chronic conditions through partnership

Chronic conditions, such as asthma and diabetes, are creating an increasing burden on the health service.
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Does disturbed cell-cell interaction cause asthma?

Michael Roth, Research Group Leader at University Hospital Basel asks if disturbed cell-cell interaction causes asthma and provides a fascinating response.
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How unfair prescription charges are putting people with asthma at risk

Asthma UK’s recent report reveals the debilitating impact asthma prescription charges are having on people’s health and wellbeing. Dr Samantha Walker, Director of Policy and Research at Asthma UK explains more.
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Health research: Why can asthma still not be cured?

Prof Dr Michael Roth poses the big question about asthma and the lack of a cure, discussing the causes and medications used to help control it.
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How inequality leads to poor asthma outcomes

Dr Samantha Walker, Director of Research and Policy details how inequality in the UK leads to poor asthma outcomes
Why can asthma still not be cured

Health research: Why can asthma still not be cured?

Michael Roth, Research Group Leader at the University Hospital Basel explains what asthma is, its health impact and charts research landscape in the field.
Asthma and COPD

Do we know the cause of asthma and COPD?

Michael Roth, Research Group Leader at the University Hospital Basel & University Basel share his expertise on asthma and COPD, the most prevalent chronic inflammatory diseases of the lung globally
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Why thousands of people with asthma could be missing out on life-changing treatment

Asthma UK’s recent report explores the barriers to life-changing treatment for people with uncontrolled asthma, as Joe Farrington-Douglas, Head of Policy and External Affairs at Asthma UK explains.
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Dyspnoea (breathlessness): Still an ongoing battle

Katy Beckford and Alex Christie from the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists detail precisely why dyspnoea (breathlessness) remains an ongoing battle today

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