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How your allergy meds can contribute to greenhouse gas emissions

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Research data shows that overuse of just one type of reliever medication in asthma is responsible for 250,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. 

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Watch the clock to control your asthma

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 A study carried out by Dr Hannah Durrington of Manchester University looked at why people with asthma have worse symptoms at night and in the early hours of the morning.

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Exposure to cleaning products in first 3 months of life can increase risk of asthma

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Research has linked exposure to cleaning products to asthma in adults. Now, results of a CHILD study into exposure among infants have shown a similarly increased risk. 

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Asthma inhaler success as at-home COVID treatment

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Oxford University researchers have concluded that budesonide, a common drug used in an inhaler for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, speeds up recovery from those with COVID by an average of three days.

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Shift workers 'more likely to have asthma'

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An international team of scientists  has compared the effect of day working with shift working on asthma diagnosis, lung function and symptoms and found that shift workers, especially those working permanent night shifts, showed increased risks of asthma, especially moderate or severe asthma.

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