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Uncontrolled asthma symptoms may start in the stomach

Uncontrolled gastroesophageal reflux can push stomach contents into lungs, causing irritation and asthma-like symptoms. For most of the 25 million Americans living with asthma, symptoms are controlled with an inhaler or other medication. For some, however, breathing problems persist or worsen, even after trying several asthma treatments. For these patients, the problem may not be […]

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CDC: Asthma visit rates decreased from 2001 to 2016

(HealthDay)—Asthma is a common reason for physician visits, although the rate of asthma visits decreased from 2001 through 2016, according to a report published Sept. 20 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Lara J. Akinbami, M.D., from the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Maryland, and […]

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Genetics may play a role in reaction to CT contrast agents

Researchers in South Korea have found that patients with family and personal history of allergic reactions to contrast media are at risk for future reactions, according to a large study published in the journal Radiology. Allergic reactions to commonly used CT contrast media may be prevented by premedicating patients with antihistamines and using a different […]

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Researchers develop world’s first pocket guide for youth soccer coaches to prevent, treat asthma attacks

University of Alberta researchers and Edmonton’s youth soccer association are teaming up to keep kids with asthma safe while they play. Chandu Sadasivan, an undergraduate student, and professor of family medicine Andrew Cave are developing card-sized asthma management guides to distribute to the volunteers who coach 25,000 young players in the Edmonton Minor Soccer Association. […]