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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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Dubai to host top Asthma conference

More than 60 internationally renowned experts on allergy will share their knowledge and experiences on Asthma at a conference in Dubai next month. The World Allergy Organisation’s (WAO) inaugural international scientific conference will be

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40pc GERD cases 'misdiagnosed in UAE'

About 40 per cent of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) cases in children were misdiagnosed as Asthma, allergy and other diseases, said experts at a medical symposium in Dubai. The symposium shed light on the GERD that is now becoming

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Dubai Health Authority holds asthma campaign

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is holding a four-day campaign to educate people on asthma, in support of World Asthma Day which falls on May 4. The campaign is developed and executed in close collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline, one of th

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