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What You Should Know About Inhaled Asthma Medications

If you have asthma, you know what it feels like to gasp for air or feel tightness in your chest. The goal of asthma medications is to prevent symptoms like these from happening.

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Study Connects Gene Variant to Response to Asthma Drugs

A genetic variant may explain why some people with asthma do not respond well to inhaled corticosteroids, the most widely prescribed medicine for long-term asthma control. Researchers found that asthma patients who have two copies of a specific gene variant responded only one-third as well to steroid inhalers as those with two copies of the regular gene.

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Get the Scoop on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Pharmacy shelves stocked with supplements – some even promising to treat allergies & asthma. Techniques such as yoga, massage, biofeedback, and acupuncture. What do these have in common? They are all considered complementary and alternative medicines, or CAM for short, and nearly 4 in 10 people use them in one form or another.

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Study Examines the Placebo Response in Patients With Asthma

A recent study sheds light on the placebo's effect on subjective and objective outcome measures in clinical trials. The study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, was conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School in Boston; Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts; and the University of Hull in the United Kingdom.

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