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Suppressing Pest-Induced Asthma through Bacteria Injections
The so-called “hygiene hypothesis” holds that lack of exposure has made developed populations more allergic and asthmatic. Though using exposure shows promise as a preemptive approach to reducing risk for allergen-induced asthma, the window for its implementation is small.
The researchers report that the results of this study “confirmed the rapid and sustained effectiveness of MP-AzeFlu under conditions of routine care around Europe.”
Leukotriene B4 levels are higher in the sputum of some asthma patients than in others, according to the results of a recent study.
Both albuterol multidose dry powder inhaler (MDPI) and albuterol hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) outperformed placebo in a recent phase II trial.
Peter A. McCullough, MD, and Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD, describe the clinical evidence of treating malnutrition orally, including evidence of reducing mortality and improving patient outcomes.
The MD Magazine editors rounded up the 10 best stories from October – did you read them all?
Hookworms aren't the common affliction that they once were, at least in the developed world, but asthma prevalence is growing. A new study winks at a correlation, suggesting that a protein in the pesky parasites may treat asthma.
The technologies of texting, phone apps, and social media are being applied to asthma self-management programs for adolescents to enhance adherence to medication and effective response to symptoms.
For patients living a sedentary lifestyle, adding a little extra physical activity can go a long way in improving their overall health.

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