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Are You at Risk for Pneumococcal Disease?

Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, or pneumococcus, can cause many types of illnesses. Some of these illnesses can be life-threatening. Pneumococcal disease can include the following illnesses: Pneumonia Brain and spinal cord infection (meningitis) Bloodstream infections (sepsis) Ear infections Take our survey and tell us what you know about pneumococcal disease : Download our handout: People with Asthma Need to Take Extra Precautions to Avoid Pneumococcal Disease

GlaxoSmithKline Study Shows Nucala Improves Quality of Life, Lung Function in Severe Asthma

GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE:GSK) today announced data demonstrating that severe asthma patients, whose disease is driven by eosinophilic inflammation, treated with first-in-class biologic Nucala® (mepolizumab) added-on to standard of care, achieved clinically and statistically significant improvements in their health-related quality of life and lung function, when compared to patients treated with placebo and standard of care. These results are from the phase IIIb MUSCA study (NCT02281318, 200

Black Children Six Times More Likely to Die of Asthma

There is no cure for asthma, but with the proper diagnosis, medication and an asthma management plan, symptoms can be controlled. When not properly controlled asthma can be deadly. A study being presented at the 2017 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting called “Where Do Children with Asthma Die? A National Perspective from 2003 to 2014” seeks to address where and which demographics of children are dying because of asthma in the United States.

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