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Skin prick tests identify asthma risk for toddlers with eczema

14 Mar 2008 – New and Emerging Respiratory Therapies
Toddlers with eczema who have a positive skin prick test for allergy have almost triple the risk of developing asthma than those with a negative test, says an Australian study. – more

Smoking and high blood pressure: a double blow for bleeding stroke risk

13 Mar 2008 – General Respiratory News
Smoking may exacerbate the increased risk of a blood vessel bursting inside the brain (intracerebral stroke) already faced by people with high blood pressure, according to a new study in … – more

Doubts cast over aromatherapy

13 Mar 2008 – General Respiratory News
Even though aromatherapy has become very popular in recent years there is little research to support many of the claims. – more

Treatment for mild asthma improves lung function

12 Mar 2008 – Effective Respiratory Treatments
A study by the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney is the first to demonstrate that in patients with very mild or well-controlled asthma, regular treatment with low dose ICS leads to … – more

Increased allergen levels in homes linked to asthma

9 Mar 2008 – General Respiratory News
Results from a new U.S. survey demonstrate that elevated allergen levels in the home are associated with asthma symptoms in allergic individuals. The study suggests that asthmatics that have … – more

Efficacy of infliximab in extrapulmonary sarcoidosis

7 Mar 2008 – Effective Respiratory Treatments
Researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina investigated the efficacy of infliximab for the treatment of extrapulmonary sarcoidosis. – more

Toxins in cigarette smoke prevent stem cells from becoming cartilage

6 Mar 2008 – General Respiratory News
A toxic pollutant spread by oil spills, forest fires and car exhaust is also present in cigarette smoke, and may represent a second way in which smoking delays bone healing, according to research … – more

Data show a decline in cystic fibrosis since introduction of prenatal carrier screening

5 Mar 2008 – General Respiratory News
A brief report in the February 28, 2008, New England Journal of Medicine, led by researchers at the New England Newborn Screening Program (NENSP) of the University of Massachusetts Medical … – more

Cockroaches a major health concern in schools and at home

4 Mar 2008 – General Respiratory News
Cockroaches spread nearly 33 different kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens. – more

Drug resistant tuberculosis on the rise

3 Mar 2008 – General Respiratory News
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) has been recorded at the highest rates ever, according to a new report. The report presents findings from the largest survey to date on the scale of drug … – more

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