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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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