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Study Offers Clues on Asthma Control for Patients With Concurrent Diabetes

β€” Compared with metformin, some newer diabetes agents linked with more acute exacerbations

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FDA Approves First Drug for WHIM Syndrome

CXCR4 antagonist mavorixafor effectively boosts neutrophils and lymphocytes to reduce infections

Apr 29, 2024
Antibiotics in Infancy Tied to Higher Risk for Atopic Dermatitis

An increased number of antibiotic courses corresponded to a dose-response-like increased risk

Apr 29, 2024
More Cases of Asthma, COPD, Hypertension After Military Burn Pit Exposure

Ask veterans with symptoms if they were deployed to bases with open burn pits, says expert

Apr 25, 2024
When Red-Hot Isn't Enough: CDC's Heat Risk Tool Sets Magenta as Most Dangerous Level

Heat is the number one cause of weather-related death

Apr 23, 2024
More Cases of Asthma, COPD, Hypertension After Military Burn Pit Exposure

Ask veterans with symptoms if they were deployed to bases with open burn pits, says expert

When Red-Hot Isn't Enough: CDC's Heat Risk Tool Sets Magenta as Most Dangerous Level

Heat is the number one cause of weather-related death

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IG Live April 22: Temperature Rising, Health Declining

How health professionals can help confront climate change

Apr 18, 2024
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New Consensus Recs for Oral Immunotherapy in Food Allergies

Allergist Zahida Maskatia, MD, shares how the guidelines will change practice

Apr 17, 2024
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COVID Infection Not Linked to New Asthma Diagnoses in Kids

Less exposure to respiratory viruses, other asthma risk factors during pandemic may have helped

Apr 12, 2024
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FDA Expands Approval of Severe Asthma Drug

Add-on maintenance therapy benralizumab now indicated for children ages 6 to 11 years as well

Apr 11, 2024
FDA APPROVED benralizumab (Fasenra) over a computer rendering of an inflamed bronchial tube.
New WIC Rules Include More Money for Fruits, Veggies, and Expand Food Choices

Update did not add peanut products to foods allowed, a request by top allergists

Apr 09, 2024
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Why Do Kids of Smokers Wheeze Less When Mom Took Vitamin C During Pregnancy?

Outcomes appear to be mediated by vitamin C's effect on improved airway function

Apr 08, 2024
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Which Food Allergy Patients Will Benefit Most From Omalizumab?

Bruce J. Lanser, MD, discusses determining who the best candidates are

Apr 08, 2024
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Opinion
Can You Guess Which New EPA Rule Offers $13 Billion in Annual Health Benefits?

The new clean car standards provide health and climate benefits alike

Apr 07, 2024
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Can Machine Learning Predict CVD Risk? Sleep-Related Benefits of Exercise

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Apr 06, 2024
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Lung Function Improvements Tied to Better Asthma Control in Children

"Yet another motivator for therapies to maximize lung function"

Apr 03, 2024
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'Major Advance' in Food Allergy Management: Experts Weigh in on OUtMATCH Data

"We're at the beginning of the next era of food allergy management"

Mar 27, 2024
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Benralizumab Proves Effective for Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis

More patients in MANDARA trial were able to stop oral corticosteroids than with mepolizumab

Mar 20, 2024
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First Treatment Approved for Chronic Rhinosinusitis Without Nasal Polyps

Daily sprays of Xhance reduced acute exacerbations by 56% to 66% in trials

Mar 18, 2024
FDA APPROVED fluticasone propionate (Xhance) over a computer rendering of a transparent head with the sinuses highlighted.
Opinion
Are Your Patients' Allergies Worsening? Climate Change May Be at Play

Taking action, no matter how small, matters

Mar 17, 2024
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