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