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Allergy & Immunology

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Primary Care COPD Clinic Could Be a Model for Lasting Survival Benefit

β€” Nonphysician program linked to lower all- and specific-cause mortality risks

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Prevalence of Asthma Symptoms Lower for Kids Who Got COVID Vax

Data further support recommendations to vaccinate, physician says

Jul 03, 2024
Air Pollution in Childhood Tied to Bronchitis Symptoms in Adulthood

Link largely persisted when researchers adjusted for childhood respiratory conditions

Jul 01, 2024
Climate Change and Its Negative Effects on Lung Health

Gregory Downey, MD, explains how rising temperatures are driving respiratory health problems

Jun 27, 2024
The Dirty Truth About Scented Candles

YouTuber and physician Dr. Mike discusses possible dangers of burning candles

Jun 27, 2024
Climate Change and Its Negative Effects on Lung Health

Gregory Downey, MD, explains how rising temperatures are driving respiratory health problems

The Dirty Truth About Scented Candles

YouTuber and physician Dr. Mike discusses possible dangers of burning candles

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FDA Approves Novel Nebulized Therapy for COPD

First-in-class dual phosphodiesterase inhibitor lands broad indication for COPD maintenance

Jun 27, 2024
FDA APPROVED ensifentrine (Ohtuvayre) over a computer rendering of transparent lungs.
'Striking' Disparities in Specialty Care for Kids With Asthma on Public Insurance

Those on Medicaid had a 55% lower odds of specialist care versus the privately insured

Jun 19, 2024
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People Flock to Indian City to Swallow Live Fish as 'Miracle Cure' for Asthma

But scientific groups and others say there is no proof behind it

Jun 14, 2024
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Mom Allergic to Breastfeeding? Rare but It Happens.

Only a handful of case reports have shown up in the literature

Jun 13, 2024
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Hereditary Angioedema Attacks Reduced With Donidalorsen Prophylaxis

Investigational treatment passes muster in phase III trial

May 31, 2024
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Early Introduction of Peanuts Holds Up After Over a Decade

Latest LEAP trial follow-up shows later peanut consumption does not impact sensitization

May 30, 2024
Girl holding a peanut in the shell in her hand.
Kids' Spirometry Results Differed When Switching to Race-Neutral Equations

Magnitude of differences "substantially larger in children of Black race," researcher noted

May 28, 2024
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GLP-1 Agonists in Adolescents and Young Adults; Benefits of Cancer Drug Trials

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May 25, 2024
TTUHSC EL PASO HEALTHWATCH with their logo and photos of Rick Lange, MD, and Elizabeth Tracey
BTK Inhibitor Likely to Get a Pass to Phase III in Uncontrolled Asthma

Phase II trial misses main goal, but drugmaker set to forge ahead

May 24, 2024
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Tezepelumab Shows Potential for COPD, Negative Trial Notwithstanding

Asthma drug may benefit patients with blood eosinophil counts indicative of type 2 inflammation

May 22, 2024
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Add-On Dupilumab for COPD Backed by Second Phase III Trial

NOTUS study confirms fewer exacerbations with biologic for patients on maximum inhaled therapy

May 21, 2024
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Beta-Blocker Fails to Prevent COPD Exacerbations

However, trial results don't affirm safety risks suggested by other studies

May 20, 2024
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Finding Undiagnosed Asthma, COPD and Treating It Shows Benefit in Trial

Healthcare utilization for respiratory illness halved while quality of life, symptoms improved

May 20, 2024
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