Asthma

Asthma and children

Find information and advice on asthma in children and discover the symptoms of asthma in children and babies.

Combo drug for childhood asthma appears safe

A clinical trial found that children using a combination LABA/steroid inhaler did not have any greater risk of harm than children using an inhaler loaded only with a steroid.

Asthma is under recognised in SA

Far too many South Africans are never diagnosed with the chronic respiratory disease asthma, which kills almost 300 people per million each year, according to a report.

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Professor Keertan Dheda has received of several prestigious awards including the 2014 Oppenheimer Award, and has published over 160 peer-reviewed papers and holds 3 patents related to new TB diagnostic or infection control technologies. He serves on the editorial board of the journals PLoS One, the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Medicine, Lancet Respiratory Diseases and Nature Scientific Reports, amongst others.Read his full biography at the University of Cape Town Lung Institute

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