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New evidence supports oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy, and sublingual immunotherapy for allergies and asthma. But further work is required for their routine use in clinical practice.

They breathe in more air than do normal-weight persons, exposing them to more air pollutants and making them more vulnerable to asthma and other pulmonary diseases.

Obese children in this study were nearly 3 times as likely to have asthma as nonobese children.

Variants in a specific receptor gene appear to modulate therapeutic response in a small subset of patients who take long-acting ß-agonists.

A new study finds that acute atopic symptoms during pregnancy are associated with increased risk of early atopy and allergic rhinitis in children at age 5 years.

Inhaled corticosteroids may contribute to the high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea among patients with asthma, a study showed.

The risk of a later diagnosis of autism may be slightly increased in young children who have asthma, according to a new study.


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