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Asthma Drug Can Fight Fat

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A COMMON asthma drug may hold the key to addressing the nation's obesity epidemic. Researchers at Melbourne's Garvan Institute of Medical Research found the drug formoterol, used to treat asthma and ...

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Young asthmatics are leaving emergency rooms missing critical documentation

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Research shows attaching written action plan to prescription improves control It sounds unbelievably simple but it’s true – a written action plan for asthma treatment, attached to the drug prescripti...

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Asthma and Eczema

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Did you in your wildest dream ever think that the onset of asthma is linked to eczema. Sounds surprising? It will, because both these medical conditions are poles apart. Eczema makes the skin inflamed...

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Asthma Warning for Elderly

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SOME 411 Australians died of asthma in 2009 – 131 males and 280 females and though this figure marked a decrease of 32 deaths compared with 2008 levels, sufferers are reminded to take their condition ...

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Study Reveals Asthma's Viral Trigger

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For more than one in ten Australians, the cold winter months, typified by increased bouts of colds and sniffles, bring on an additional challenge: asthma attacks triggered by viral infections. For mo...

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Environmental Exposure May Trigger Development of Asthma

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 An impaired ability to handle oxidative stress that arises from exposure to secondhand smoke and other environmental triggers may contribute to the development of asthma, according to results ob...

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Vitamin D May Improve Exercise Capacity, Respiratory Muscle Strength in COPD Patients

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 Vitamin D supplements may help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) get more from their pulmonary rehabilitation programs, according to a study conducted by researchers fro...

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Childhood Allergies Increase Risk of Adult Asthma

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Connections between childhood allergies and the development of allergic asthma in adults. A new University of Melbourne study has found that children who have the skin condition eczema, particularly ...

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St John: Call an Ambulance Earlier for Asthma

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St John, which provides ambulance services to 90 percent of New Zealanders, has put its support behind the Asthma Foundation’s work to reduce dangerous asthma attacks. Read the rest of this article

Food Allergies - they're no picnic

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 Allergies, especially those to food, are on the rise in New Zealand, with young children being the most affected. It is estimated that between six to eight percent of young New Zealanders have ...

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