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    1. Fewer Inhaled Steroids OK for Asthmatic Kids?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Inhaled steroid therapy is commonly used to treat asthmatic children with persistent, daily wheezing episodes. However, a new study suggests that the powerful medicines may not be needed on a daily basis for kids whose whee

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    2. Severe Childhood Asthma Linked to COPD Risk Later

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Though many children with persistent asthma get better as they get older, some may go on to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in early adulthood, a new study suggests. People with the poorest lung fun

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    3. Do You Know the 'Hidden' Signs of Asthma?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While most people know that wheezing is a sign of asthma, far fewer realize that trouble sleeping or a persistent cough may also be symptoms of the airway disease, a new survey shows. Those findings may help explain why

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    4. Doctors Issue Call to Combat Climate Change

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change is already harming people's health by promoting illnesses linked to warmer temperatures and changing weather patterns, a leading group of U.S. doctors says in a new position paper. As a result, the Americ

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    5. These Women Who Drink and Smoke May Risk Asthma

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have pinpointed several factors that increase asthma risk in women and -- to a lesser extent -- in men. They analyzed data from about 175,000 people between the ages of 18 and 44 in 51 countries. The

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    6. Asthma May Raise Risk for Abdominal Aneurysm

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People 50 and older who have had recent asthma activity appear to be at an increased risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm, a new study suggests. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a weak spot in the body's main artery, the a

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    7. Autism Risk Tied to Prenatal Asthma Drug Exposure

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose mothers took certain asthma drugs during pregnancy may have a slightly increased risk of autism, a new study suggests. The study, published online Jan. 6 in Pediatrics, found a connection between autism risk

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    8. Asthma May Be Linked to Shingles Risk

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer from asthma may be more likely to develop the painful skin condition known as shingles, a new study suggests. The finding builds on previous research that suggested a link between childhood asth

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    9. Vitamin D Won't Prevent Colds in Those With Asthma

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you have asthma, vitamin D supplements won't protect you against colds, new research suggests. The study found that taking vitamin D supplements didn't reduce the number or severity of colds in adults with mild-to-mod

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    10. Kids With Asthma, Allergies May Face Heart Risks

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that kids with asthma or allergies like hay fever may face as much as a doubling of their risk of high blood pressure and high cholesterol -- even if they aren't overweight. However, the risk to any on

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