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“Hookworm Soup” a Potent Asthma Solution?
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.
There have been many times where exercise has been shown to be important in a person's life. This is especially true for people with diabetes in order to best manage their symptoms.
According to a recently published review, development is proceeding on vaccines that hope to prevent or mitigate asthma, with several approaches advancing to clinical trial.
“With the development of monoclonal antibodies that neutralize specific cytokines and the aid of biomarkers, new avenues for the treatment of asthma have been explored.”
Metered dose inhalers with a dose counter integrated could reduce the number of visits to emergency departments.
Researchers believe new therapeutic options, including tiotropium, will emerge to help doctors and patients improve the management of asthma.
A study presented at CHEST 2016 in Los Angeles found that home visits made to non-compliant asthmatics or those with uncontrolled symptoms drastically increased their adherence to treatment and regular office visits in the following year.

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