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  1. Wheezing With Colds Raises Risk of Asthma

    Oct. 1, 2008 -- Infants and toddlers who wheeze when they are sick with colds have a big risk of developing asthma later in childhood, a new study shows. Wheezing with rhinovirus infection during the first three years of life was associated with a tenfold increase in asthma risk by age 6, researcher

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  2. HFA Asthma Inhalers: Making the Switch

    By Jan. 1, 2009, millions of Americans with asthma and those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will have to make the switch from CFC-propelled inhalers to HFA-propelled inhalers, if they haven't already. The change comes as a result of a federal ban on CFC (chlorofluorocarbons) albuterol in

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  3. Tracking Asthma Symptoms: Key to Control

    Asthma symptoms are like the weather -- they change often and may seem unpredictable. But also like the weather, careful tracking of asthma symptoms can help identify patterns and what they may say about your asthma control. Research has shown that tracking and rating your asthma symptoms are key st

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  4. Treating Asthma: Personalized Medicine

    A lot of people think that treating asthma is simple: when you start wheezing, just take a puff from a rescue inhaler. But it's not so straightforward for most people. Every case of asthma is different and the disease can take many forms. So each person's treatment needs to be different too. The med

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  5. Baby Acetaminophen Tied to Asthma

    Sept. 18, 2008 - Babies who get acetaminophen -- Tylenol is one brand -- have an increased risk of childhood asthma. Acetaminophen, often given to treat fevers in the first year of life, also upped the risk of eczema and having a runny nose and itchy eyes. The finding, from an international study of

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  6. Analysis Shows No Singulair, Suicide Link

    Sept. 5, 2008 -- A new analysis by the American Lung Association does not support a link between the asthma and allergy drug Singulair and depression and suicide. Researchers combined data from three blinded, case-control studies involving 1,352 children and adults who took either Singulair or place

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  7. Boys More Likely to Outgrow Asthma

    Aug. 15, 2008 -- New research may help explain why more boys than girls have asthma in childhood, yet more adult women than men are afflicted with asthma. More than 9 million American children have asthma, with a 30% higher prevalence among boys than girls. This trend switches in adulthood, when wom

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  8. Olympics in Beijing: Air Quality Woes

    July 25, 2008 -- Athletes from around the world -- representing the pinnacle of physical skill and conditioning -- will be converging in Beijing next month for the 2008 Olympic Games -- pushing the limits of their bodies and striving for international greatness. The air they'll be breathing, though,

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  9. Link Found Between Asthma and GERD

    July 25, 2008 -- Chronic heartburn may alter the immune system and raise the risk of asthma, according to a new study that helps explain why so many people with asthma also suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Researchers say the link between asthma and GERD has been a mystery for yea

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  10. Watching Salt Intake Won’t Shake Asthma

    July 15, 2008 -- Cutting back on salt and following a low-sodium diet isn't likely to improve asthma symptoms, according to a new study. Previous studies had suggested that following a low-sodium diet may help improve asthma control, but researchers now say that advice should be taken with a grain o

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