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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. CFC-Containing Inhalers on the Way Out

      May 30, 2008 -- The FDA is reminding patients that many albuterol metered-dose inhalers will soon be removed from the U.S. market. Inhalers containing chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) propellant will become illegal to produce or sell in the U.S. after Dec. 31, 2008. The phaseout is part of a worldwide effor

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    9. Does Asthma Increase Adult Suicide Risk?

      May 14, 2008 -- New research suggests a link between asthma and an increased risk for suicide attempts in adults, but not suicidal thoughts without attempts. Compared to the general population, people in the study with asthma were roughly 50% more likely to attempt suicide after researchers controll

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    10. Report: Polluted Air Puts Millions at Risk

      May 1, 2008 -- Up to 125 million Americans are breathing air that puts their health at risk, a report released Thursday by the American Lung Association estimates. The report shows that dozens of U.S. cities and counties regularly have unsafe levels of particulate and ozone smog pollution. Such poll

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