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  1. Early Day Care May Lower Asthma Risk

    Oct. 18, 2007 -- Attending day care from early infancy may help protect high-risk children from developing asthma, new research suggests. Regular day care attendance by 3 months of age was linked to lower levels of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies in the University of Arizona study, but the associa

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  2. Spray Cleaners May Up Asthma Risk

    Oct. 12, 2007 -- Using spray home cleaning products, even as little as once a week, may increase an adult's risk for developing asthma symptoms, a new study shows. Frequent use of aerosolized chemical cleaners has previously been linked to asthma in cleaning professionals. But the new study is the f

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  3. Ulcer Germ May Curb Asthma

    Oct. 4, 2007 -- A type of bacterium with a bad reputation is getting a bit of an image makeover. The bacterium in question is called H. pylori. It can cause ulcers and has been linked to stomach cancer, but not in most people with H. pylori. A new study shows that kids and teens with H. pylori are l

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  4. Inside the Asthma Guide: A Doctor's Tour

    Not sure where to start? Dr. Enright, asthma and allergy specialist, helps you navigate WebMD’s comprehensive and up-to-date Asthma Guide so you can live and breathe easier.

  5. Cat Allergy Linked to Asthma

    Sept. 28, 2007 -- More than half of asthma cases in the U.S. are linked to allergies, with sensitivity to cats responsible for 29% of allergy-related asthmas, according to new research from the National Institutes of Health. Allergic sensitivity to cats, confirmed through skin testing, was associate

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  6. Apples May Keep Asthma Away

    Sept. 19, 2007 - Eating an apple a day may help pregnant women prevent asthma and wheezing in their children. A new study shows children of women who consumed apples regularly while they were pregnant were much less likely to suffer from asthma or wheezing by age 5 than those whose mothers rarely at

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  7. Asthma Differs in Rich, Poor Countries

    Sept. 14, 2007 -- The link between childhood asthma and allergies may be twice as strong in rich nations compared with poorer countries. That's according to a new study from researchers including Gudrun Weinmayr, PhD, of Germany's Ulm University. They gathered data on more than 54,000 children aged

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  8. Asthma Common in College Athletes?

    Sept. 7, 2007 -- Many college athletes may have exercise-induced asthma and not know it, a new study shows. In exercise-induced asthma, the airways narrow during or shortly after exercise. The new study on exercise-induced asthma included 107 varsity athletes at Ohio State University. Their sports i

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  9. Learning to Live with Asthma

    By Denise Grady Two young brothers with the same chronic illness. One mother's struggle...and what she knows now about keeping her children healthy. When I first learned that my older son had asthma, I imagined that it would go away in a few weeks or months. I clung to that bit of denial, I guess, b

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  10. Aggressive New Asthma Tactics

    Aug. 29, 2007 - New NIH asthma guidelines promise to make a child's asthma milder and to prevent severe asthma attacks before they happen. The guidelines come from a panel of asthma experts convened by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). They closely follow the 2002 update of the

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