Tag: asthma


Aug

16

2010

Painkiller use linked to asthma risk in teenagers

By SHARON KIRKEY, Postmedia News August 13, 2010 Teenagers who take acetaminophen -one of world’s most popular painkillers -even once a month may be at double the risk for asthma, new research suggests. Even yearly use of acetaminophen may increase asthma risk by 50 per cent compared to teens who never use the drug, according to the investigators. The finding is based on a study...

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Apr

01

2010

Magnesium supplementation improves asthma control

The February 2010 issue of the Journal of Asthma published the findings of a clinical trial involving adults with mild to moderate asthma which noted improvements in asthma control and quality of life after six months of supplementation with magnesium. Alexandra Kazaks, PhD of Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington, along with colleagues at the University of California, Davis, randomized 55 asthmatic men and women aged...

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Feb

22

2010

Too Little Vitamin D May Worsen Asthma

Low levels may also hinder response to steroid treatment, study finds By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) — People with asthma who have low levels of vitamin D fare worse than those with high levels of the “sunshine” vitamin, a new study finds. Researchers found that asthmatics with high vitamin D levels have better lung function and respond better to treatment than asthmatics with...

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