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Asthma patients may not need daily steroids

Asthma patients may not need daily doses of inhaled steroids according to a study, a finding that could alter treatment for millions suffering from the respiratory ailment.

Concern over asthma drugs

Millions of asthma patients have started using long-acting drugs to help them breathe more normally, allowing for nights of uninterrupted sleep or workouts at the gym.

Experimental asthma drug promising

A new experimental drug for adults with asthma seems to improve lung function in patients who haven't been helped with standard steroids.

Two asthma drugs risky

GlaxoSmithKline Plc's widely prescribed drug Advair is safe enough for treating asthma, but two lesser-used medicines are too risky, a U.S. advisory panel ruled.

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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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