Monthly Newsletter from the Arizona Asthma Coalition

Research Finds Lungs May Be Resistant to Omicron Variant

Repost from K5 News

Research finds lungs may be resistant to omicron variant Though lungs do well against omicron, cells in the nose do not, which is believed to make omicron so much more infectious.

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Pictured above: A comparison of the original COVID-19 variant's impact on lung cells compared to the omicron variant.

Roundworm Linked to Lower Lung-function and Asthma in Younger Males 

Repost from ScienceDaily

Exposure to the parasitic roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides among young men can cause a striking reduction in lung function and nearly five times higher odds of having asthma compared to the non-exposed, study shows.

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Long-term Trends in Urban NO2 Concentrations and Associated Pediatric Asthma Incidence: Estimates from Global Datasets

Repost from The Lancet

Despite improvements in some regions, combustion-related NO2 pollution continues to be an important contributor to pediatric asthma incidence globally, particularly in cities. Mitigating air pollution should be a crucial element of public health strategies for children.

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[Webinar] Asthma Monitoring Options for the Digital Age: Improving Outcomes

January 27, 2022, 7 pm EST

Many factors are considered in determining and evaluating an asthma treatment plan. Honest conversations between the patient and provider are vital and it’s important to use digital resources to enhance asthma management. Dr. J. Allen Meadows will lead a discussion on improving asthma outcomes.

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