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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 7:39 pm 
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Canadian researcher pioneers asthma treatment

CBC News

A Canadian medical researcher is pioneering a radical new treatment that they hope will burn off the tissue that prevents asthmatics from breathing.

Called bronchial thermoplasty, the researchers are snaking wires inside the lungs of asthma patients in what is believed to be the first non-drug treatment for asthma.

See: http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national ... a-mon.html for full story.


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 10:17 pm 
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Yikes... Sounds kind of scary.

I'm not sure I'd want to try it myself -- or put my child through that kind of procedure. But like the article says, it's for those who have run out of options ... I hope it works for those who need it.

K.

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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 11:07 am 
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Karen - that was my reaction, too!


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