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Cordycepin, one of the active components of the Chinese herb cordyceps (Dong Chong Xia Cao), reduces the production of inflammatory gene products in cultured human airway smooth muscle cells - the cells which contract during an asthma attack.

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The addition of acupuncture to an inpatient asthma rehabilitation programme results in improvement in bronchial hyper-reactivity and reduced anxiety for paediatric patients.

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Skin impedance measured at points on the Lung channel may correlate with asthma status, say Hong Kong scientists.

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The addition of acupuncture to an inpatient asthma rehabilitation programme results in improvement in bronchial hyper-reactivity and reduced anxiety for paediatric patients.

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Paracetamol has been linked with the development of asthma and allergies by a large international trial.

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Intake of apples and fish by women during pregnancy may reduce the risk of their children developing atopic conditions, according to the results of a longitudinal cohort study of nearly 2000 Dutch children. Mothers completed a...

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People who are prone to anxiety are more likely to develop asthma, according to German investigators. The team used a questionnaire to evaluate tendencies to hysteria, anxiety and depression in 4010 adults without asthma. When...

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Children who spend more than two hours a day watching TV have double the risk of developing asthma, a UK study has found. 3,000 children were tracked from birth to age 11. Their parents were questioned annually about incidence of...

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Breathing exercises can help asthma patients control their symptoms, according to a Scottish study. 183 asthmatic subjects were randomised to three sessions of either physiotherapist supervised breathing training or asthma nurse...

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Longer breastfeeding in infancy is associated with improved lung function in later childhood, as long as the mother does not have asthma. American researchers followed 679 children from birth to adolescence and evaluated their...

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