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May 3, 2001

NHLBI Reports New Asthma Data for World Asthma Day 2001

In observance of the third annual World Asthma Day, May 3, 2001, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health today reported that asthma continues to be a major public health problem in the U.S., but more organizations at both the national and community levels are joining together to combat it.

December 8, 1998

Bartenders' Health Improves After Smoking Banned in Bars

The respiratory health and lung function of bartenders improved after a California law prohibited smoking in bars, according to a study published in the December 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

June 1, 1997

NHLBI Researchers Reverse Emphysema in Lab Animals

Scientists supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) have shown, for the first time, that retinoic acid, a derivative of Vitamin A, reverses emphysema in the lungs of laboratory rats.

February 24, 1997

Updated Asthma Guidelines Released

The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) today released the Report of the Second Expert Panel on the Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. The report, based on a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence accumulated during the past 6 years, updates the first asthma clinical practice guidelines released in 1991.

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