Studies Reinforce Link Between Corticosteroids & Height

Back in 2012, I highlighted a study that was presented at the European Respiratory Society conference that focused on the link between the use of common asthma treatments and a child's height. In this study, researchers examined the use of…

No OTC Primatene Mist Replacement

Yesterday, a US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted not to recommend Primatene HFA for over-the-counter sale. This is the latest in the attempt to bring a bronchodilator back to the over-the-counter market. There were two additional votes on…

Pulmicort Does Make You Shorter

In a recent study presented at the European Respiratory Society conference in Vienna, researchers defined the link between the use of a common asthma treatment drug and a child's height. For years it has been believed that budesonide, the primary…

Adult Onset Asthma: One Woman’s Story

My chronic cough turned out to be adult asthma tells the story of one woman who had a cough she just couldn't shake. When ribs bruised from violent coughing landed her in the emergency room, 40-year-old Linda Finlayson of New…

Breastfeeding Lowers Asthma Risk

In Asthma Risk Lower In Breastfed Babies, Medical News Today reports on a Dutch study which found that babies who are exclusively breastfed up to the age of six months have a lower risk of developing asthma-related symptoms in early…

Placebo Makes Asthma Patients Feel Better

We may take it for granted that frightening and serious conditions like asthma require medication. However, a study discussed in Time's article Study: For Asthma Patients, Placebos Feel Just as Good as the Drug calls this assumption into question