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Previous studies have shown that “the gut microbiota differs in composition and diversity during the first months of life in children who later do or do not have allergic disease," but researchers who focused on immunoglobulin A prevalence made a different finding.
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People most at risk of needing adrenaline auto-injectors tend not to know how to use them properly, studies have found. Physicians are blamed for the lapses.
The pros identified included the possibility of EMDs improving adherence, that the devices might help motivate patients through creating a sense of independence and accountability, and that the data generated could help in building a trusting relationship between clinician and patient.
Smoking teens, rogue genes, and mashed-up hookworms are among the many diverse, fascinating, and important asthma topics that came out of 2016.
The US Food and Drug Administration approved dropping black box warning on two smoking cessation aids.
Using data from the Inner-City Asthma Consortium, researchers were able to identify the factors that contribute to more than half the variance in asthma severity, including allergic sensitization and, significantly, environmental tobacco smoke.
Only 5-10% of asthma sufferers have "severe" asthma, but account for about 50% of the social cost of the disease. The current focus in research is on finding therapies to treat specific components of the inflammation.

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