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DHA unit shows progress in controlled asthma

The level of controlled asthma has increased in Dubai Health Authority’s Primary Health Care Sector (PHC), hence reducing the number of sick leaves taken because of asthma, according to a report in the American Institute of Science.

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City living 'can make asthma worse for poor children'

Living in inner cities can worsen asthma in poor children, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers. Results of the new study using national data add to evidence that living in inner cities can worsen asthma in poor c

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Julphar launches new drugs for asthma, allergy

Julphar Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries, the largest generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in Mena region, announced the launch of its new products for asthma and allergy care at a recent press conference in Dubai, UAE. In parallel t

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Big city life may not be a key asthma risk: study

The simple fact of growing up in a big city may not be a major factor in whether a child develops asthma, according to a new study that contradicts decades of public health assumptions about the so-called inner city asthma epidemic.

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Big city life may not be a key asthma risk: study

The simple fact of growing up in a big city may not be a major factor in whether a child develops asthma, according to a new study that contradicts decades of public health assumptions about the so-called inner city asthma epidemic.

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Asthma drugs suppress child's growth: study

Corticosteroid drugs given via inhalers to children with asthma may suppress their growth, according to two systematic reviews of scientific studies on the issue. Health experts who conducted the review and published it in The Coc

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Smoking bans cut premature births, asthma

Smoking bank in public places has helped to cut premature births by 10 per cent, according to new research from the United States and Europe. A study in The Lancet medical journal found that while the impact of anti-smoking laws v

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Alarming rates of asthma seen in UAE children

In the UAE, 13 per cent of the population suffer from asthma with children accounting for 40 per cent of this total, which includes other prevalent allergies – one of the highest rates for children in the world, a report said. Asthma affec

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Gene likely behind asthma treatment failure

Genetic differences could explain why some 40 per cent of people with asthma do not respond to inhaled steroids used to achieve long-term asthma control, researchers said. US researchers have found that asthma patients who inherited two co

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‘1 in 5 children in UAE asthma-prone’

An estimated one in five children in the UAE is suffering from asthma, while a further 40 per cent are prone to allergic rhinitis caused mainly by pollen, mould spores and dust mite allergens in the air, said an expert. Dr Bassam Mahboub,

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