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  1. St. Louis a Challenge for Asthma Sufferers

    Jan. 29, 2009 -- Residents of St. Louis can now shout "We're No. 1," but it's unlikely they'll want to crow about their brand new top ranking. The Midwestern city has been ranked No. 1 by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America as the nation's "most challenging" place for asthma sufferers to li

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  2. Household Cleaning Bad for Asthma?

    Jan. 23, 2009 -- Ladies, if you have asthma and you've been trying to get your husbands to help with the cleaning, you may have a legitimate health reason for cutting back on household scrubbing. A new study, published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, shows that household cleaning in

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  3. Life Expectancy Up, Thanks to Cleaner Air

    Jan. 21, 2009 -- Steps to curb air pollution in the United States are paying off, helping to dramatically increase average life spans, a new study says. Researchers at Brigham Young University and the Harvard School of Public Health report in the Jan. 22 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine

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  4. FDA: No Suicide Risk From Singulair

    Jan. 13, 2009 -- The FDA today announced that it sees no sign of an association between the asthma drugs Singulair, Accolate, Zyflo, or Zyflo CR and suicide risk. The FDA began reviewing safety data on those four drugs and suicide, suicidality (suicidal thinking and behavior) and other behavior and

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  5. FDA Panel Urges Restrictions on 2 Asthma Drugs

    Dec. 11, 2008 - An expert panel said Thursday that the benefits of two inhaler drugs are not worth the risks and should no longer be used to treat asthma. The vote does not mean the two drugs, Serevent and Foradil, will be pulled from the market. Instead, the panel strongly urged the FDA to tell doc

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  6. FDA Panel Asks: Are Asthma Drugs Safe?

    Dec. 9, 2008 - Are the commonly prescribed asthma drugs Serevent, Symbicort, and Foradil safe? That's the question facing a three-way meeting of the FDA's advisory panels on asthma, drug safety, and pediatrics. Analysis of data pulled from clinical trials shows that patients taking Serevent, Symbico

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  7. Poor Mental Health, Asthma Risk Linked?

    Dec. 4, 2008 -- A new study hints at a possible link between adults' poor mental health and their odds of having asthma. The study, a national survey of more than 300,000 U.S. adults, shows that those reporting more days of poor mental health in the previous month were more likely to also report hav

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  8. Fall Babies at Higher Risk for Asthma

    Nov. 21, 2008 -- When it comes to babies and asthma, timing is everything. A new study shows that babies born four months before the peak of winter virus season are more likely to develop childhood asthma than babies born at any other time of year; that's because the timing increases the chance of a

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  9. Tai Chi May Help Control Asthma

    Oct. 29, 2008 -- Asthma sufferers may be able to better control their breathing and improve their exercise performance with some training in tai chi, new research indicates. Tai chi is a method of traditional Chinese exercise involving coordinated breathing and body movements. Scientists in Thailand

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  10. It's Peak Season for Kids' Asthma Care

    Oct. 27, 2008 -- October, November, and December are the peak months for children's asthma care, according to a study presented today in Philadelphia at Chest 2008, a meeting held by the American College of Chest Physicians. The researchers, who included Kristen Levine, MSPH, of the University of No

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