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  1. Obesity May Make Asthma More Likely

    April 2, 2007 -- Being overweight or obese may make asthma more likely, a new study shows. That may be one more health reason to lose extra pounds, note the researchers. They included E. Rand Sutherland, MD, MPH, who works in Denver at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center and the Universi

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  2. Airway Zapper Helps Severe Asthma

    March 28, 2007 -- A device that zaps the airway with radio waves cuts moderate-to-severe asthma symptoms, a clinical study shows. The device, the Alair System from Asthmatx Inc., is a radio-wave generator attached to a specially designed probe. During three procedures -- called bronchial thermoplast

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  3. Kids' Asthma Out of Control

    March 15, 2007 -- Four out of five kids with asthma don't keep their symptoms under control, a new study shows. University of Rochester researcher Jill S. Halterman, MD, MPH, and colleagues analyzed data from a telephone survey of 975 asthmatic children in Alabama, California, Illinois, and Texas. A

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  4. Stress and Asthma

    When stress levels start to creep upward -- whether it's over bills, work, or your kids -- jam-packed calendar -- asthma symptoms can kick into overdrive. As the wheezing and coughing gets worse, your health becomes one more reason to worry. Asthma and anxiety make for a vicious circle, and one that

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  5. FDA Warns About Asthma Drug, Xolair

    Feb. 21, 2007 -- The FDA is calling for a "black box" label warning for the asthma drug Xolair, alerting users it can cause potentially life-threatening allergic reactions. The FDA issued the alert after reviewing 48 cases of anaphylaxis -- life-threatening allergic reactions -- submitted to the age

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  6. The Athlete's Guide to Exercise-Induced Asthma

    From weekend warriors to superstars, all types of athletes experience exercise-induced asthma. They include world-class competitors like NFL star Jerome "The Bus" Bettis and six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken. But just what is exercise-induced asthma, why does it happen, and how ca

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  7. Holiday Asthma Triggers for Kids

    If your child’s rendition of “dashing through the snow” sounds more like, “wheezing through the snow,” you know the holidays are here. It’s that time of year again, when parents drag dusty decorations out of the basement, plop live trees laden with last summer’s mold and pollen in the middle of the

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  8. Atlanta Named 2007 "Asthma Capital"

    Jan. 18, 2007 -- The "A" in Atlanta might as well stand for asthma , according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The nonprofit patient organization says that for asthma sufferers, Atlanta is the worst U.S. city to live in. Seattle ranks best -- or, in this case, least bad -- on the gr

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  9. Childhood Asthma Rise Remains a Puzzle

    Dec. 12, 2006 -- Nearly one in 10 American children now has asthma , a sharp rise that still has scientists searching for a cause, a CDC report concluded Tuesday. An estimated 6.5 million children under age 18 (8.9%) are now diagnosed with the disease. The rate has more than doubled since 1980, acco

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  10. Childhood Asthma Rise Remains a Puzzle

    Dec. 12, 2006 -- Nearly one in 10 American children now has asthma , a sharp rise that still has scientists searching for a cause, a CDC report concluded Tuesday. An estimated 6.5 million children under age 18 (8.9%) are now diagnosed with the disease. The rate has more than doubled since 1980, acco

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