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Article ID: 617552

Repeated Preschool Wheeze May Set the Stage for Long-Term Damage in Lung Function

Universite de Montreal

Children who wheeze are at risk of developing damage that will affect their lung function by the age of 6 years, according to researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine Hospital and the University of Montreal. These appear to be persistent, even if asthma symptoms seem to disappear at least temporarily by school age in several cases.

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7-May-2014 1:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 617361

Investigators From Montefiore and Einstein to Present Research at Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting

Montefiore Health System

Investigators from The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore will present findings from more than 40 research studies at the upcoming Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting.

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2-May-2014 3:25 PM EDT
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    1-May-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 617236

Asthma Sufferers May Be Prone to Bone Loss

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Some of the 26 million Americans with asthma may also be prone to bone loss. According to a study published today in the May issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, there seems to be association between asthma and a decrease in bone mineral density.

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30-Apr-2014 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 616516

The Key to Easy Asthma Diagnosis Is in the Blood

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Using just a single drop of blood, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has developed a faster, cheaper and more accurate tool for diagnosing even mild cases of asthma.

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15-Apr-2014 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 614832

Spring Allergy Season is Imminent -- Despite This Winter's Polar Vortex!

Montefiore Health System

This winter has been one of the coldest on record, but spring allergy season is already beginning and it’s time for sufferers to start preparing now. An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, which are commonly called hay fever.

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10-Mar-2014 1:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 614652

Researchers Find Potential Target for Drug to Treat Allergic Asthma

Ohio State University

An enzyme that helps maintain immune system function by “throwing away” a specific protein has a vital role in controlling symptoms of allergic asthma, new research in mice suggests. The finding suggests the enzyme could be a target for drugs used to treat allergic asthma.

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5-Mar-2014 3:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 613954

Which Asthma Drugs, Dosages Work Best for African Americans?

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago has received funding from the National Institutes of Health to determine what combination and dosages of asthma medications works best to manage asthma in African Americans, who suffer much higher rates of serious asthma attacks, hospitalizations and asthma-related deaths than do white patients.

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19-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST

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Article ID: 613735

Prenatal Vitamin A Deficiency Tied to Postnatal Asthma

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Researchers have found the first direct evidence of a link between prenatal vitamin A deficiency and postnatal airway hyperresponsiveness, a hallmark of asthma. The study, conducted in mice, shows that short-term deficit of this essential vitamin while the lung is forming can cause profound changes in the smooth muscle that surrounds the airways, causing the adult lungs to respond to environmental or pharmacological stimuli with excessive narrowing of airways. The findings were published online in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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12-Feb-2014 4:00 PM EST
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    3-Feb-2014 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 613076

Common Colds During Pregnancy May Lead to Childhood Asthma

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Women that are pregnant may want to take extra precaution around those that are sniffling and sneezing this winter. According to a new study published today in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the more common colds and viral infections a woman has during pregnancy, the higher the risk her baby will have asthma.

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30-Jan-2014 10:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 612971

Hardships Explain Much of Hospital Asthma Readmissions Among Black Children and Teens

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Black children are twice as likely as white children to be readmitted to the hospital for asthma – a disparity due in large part to a greater burden of financial and social hardships, according to a new study.

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29-Jan-2014 12:40 PM EST

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