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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. Poor Diet May Affect Teen Asthma

      July 9, 2007 -- New research on asthma and diet shows that teens with poor diets may be more likely than their peers to have asthma symptoms and worse lung function. The findings come from a study of some 2,100 teens in 12 U.S. and Canadian communities. In a nutshell, the teens with less than ideal

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    7. Xolair Gets 'Black Box' Warning

      July 3, 2007 -- The asthma drug Xolair has a new "black box" warning about severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). In February, the FDA requested Xolair's maker, Genentech, to put the boxed warning on Xolair. Now, those warnings have been added to Xolair's packaging. Bl

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    8. Infants and Antibiotics: Asthma Risk?

      June 11, 2007 -- Infants who receive antibiotics in their first year of life are more likely to develop asthma by age 7, and multiple courses of the drugs boost the risk more, a Canadian study suggests. "In children receiving five or more courses of antibiotics in the first year, the risk of asthma

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    9. Most Asthma Out of Control

      June 1, 2007 -- Despite treatment and access to health care, more than half of asthma patients can't keep their illness under control. The finding comes from an Internet survey of 1,812 people with moderate-to-severe asthma. Each patient filled out a five-item questionnaire that assessed the degree

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    10. Many Teens Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

      May 24, 2007 -- Secondhand smoke is part of daily life for many youths worldwide, and it may make children more likely to get asthma and teens more likely to smoke. That's according to two separate studies -- one from the CDC and one from a researcher at Columbia University's Mailman School of Publi

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