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FDA Approves New Asthma Inhaler with Dose Counter
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of QVAR® (beclomethasone dipropionate HFA) with a dose counter for the ongoing treatment of asthma as a preventative therapy in patients 5 years of age and older.
Cholesterol Rx Does Not Prevent COPD Flare-Ups
Statins have been found to reduce inflammation in blood vessels and lower risk of heart attack and stroke. Some have thought the medication could have a similar anti-inflammatory effect on COPD.
Healthy Diet for Healthier Lungs in COPD
There are treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, there is no cure for the condition. But that doesn't mean that patients with COPD can't take personal steps to improve their disease-related health.
Antibiotics Overused for Acute Bronchitis
Antibiotics can be very effective and powerful when treating certain illnesses. However, they can be useless and even harmful when overused.
Unhealthy Air Around Pregnant Mothers Tied to Child's Asthma
The foods that a woman eats during pregnancy can have a huge impact on her baby's development, both before and after birth. The quality of air that a pregnant woman breathes may be equally important to her baby's health.
How to Deal With a Bad Air Day
If you see smog, you can probably assume the air quality is bad, but what you might not see in the air can be just as dangerous to your health.
Many Deaths From Common Causes Are Preventable
Preventing early deaths is a key goal in the health field, and may be possible in bigger numbers than many thought. In a new study, researchers explored these preventable deaths.
FDA Approves New COPD Treatment
The FDA has approved a new treatment to help COPD patients breathe easier.
Benzodiazepines and COPD May Be a Bad Combination
COPD causes difficult breathing, which can lead to anxiety and insomnia. A new study says a common type of medication used to ease these symptoms may not be the best option for those with COPD.
Kids' Eczema Tied to Warts and Infection
The exact cause of childhood eczema is not known, but it may involve an issue with the immune system that increases the risk of other health problems.