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Asthma Study: Omega-3 supplements can help reduce risk of childhood asthma

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO) – Taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost one third, according to a new study from the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC) and the University of Waterloo. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that […]

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Asthma Research News: Insomnia Prevalent in Patients With Asthma

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(SOURCE: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CHEST PHYSICIANS) – A team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh has found that insomnia is highly prevalent in adults with asthma and is also associated with worse asthma control, depression and anxiety symptoms and other quality of life and health issues. The study results are published in the current issue of […]

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Asthma Research: Turning off Asthma Attacks

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(SOURCE: JOHN’S HOPKINS MEDICINE) Researchers discover a critical cellular “off” switch for the inflammatory immune response that causes asthma attacks. Working with human immune cells in the laboratory, Johns Hopkins researchers report they have identified a critical cellular “off” switch for the inflammatory immune response that contributes to lung-constricting asthma attacks. The switch, they say, is […]