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  1. New Options for Mild Asthma Treatment

    May 16, 2007 -- Twice-daily whiffs of steroid drugs may become a thing of the past for people with mild but persistent asthma, two new studies suggest. Once a person gets mild asthma under control, current treatment guidelines suggest keeping it under control with two daily doses of a steroid inhale

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  2. Stomach Bacterium May Thwart Asthma

    April 23, 2007 -- A stomach bacterium that causes ulcers and is linked to stomach cancer may make asthma less likely. That news appears in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The bacterium is called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). It is associated with ulcers and increased risk of stomach cancer. H.

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