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  1. Premature Birth Linked to Asthma, Wheezing in Childhood

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new analysis of existing research suggests that premature babies face a higher risk of developing asthma and wheezing disorders when they're older. Researchers from Harvard Medical School, the Maastricht University Medi

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  2. Spring Asthma

    Spring. After a long, cold winter, most of us look forward to rising temperatures and blooming plants. But if you have asthma, allergies, or both (as about 50% of people with asthma do), the pollen that comes with the season can take a toll. Pollen allergies can trigger your asthma. “Seasonal pollen

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  3. Can Kids Outgrow Asthma?

    The wheezing, the shortness of breath. Will it ever end? Sometimes young children have asthma-like symptoms that disappear. What they have isn't asthma. It’s a temporary condition that doesn’t turn into the lung disease, says Joyce C. Rabbat, MD. She's an assistant professor at Loyola University Med

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  4. Too Few Americans With Asthma Getting Flu Shots

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- People with asthma face special risks from influenza, and a new report suggests far too few American asthma patients receive the seasonal flu shot. "Asthmatics are at increased risk for complications from the flu," said o

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  5. Women With Asthma May Take Longer to Get Pregnant

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Women with asthma seem to experience delays in getting pregnant, Danish researchers report. Whether this trend is because asthma has a direct biological effect on fertility or because having asthma reduces the frequency of i

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  6. Your Asthma Survival Guide for Allergy Season

    You can live a full and active life even when you have allergic asthma. Joanna Thomas has had severe allergic asthma since she was 2 years old. Her asthma is triggered, she says, by "just about everything." But today at 72, she travels, volunteers, exercises, and generally enjoys life. You can, too.

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  7. Winter Asthma

    For many people, asthma attacks may happen more often in the winter.  "There are two challenges for people with asthma in the winter. One is that they spend more time inside. The other is that it’s cold outside," says H. James Wedner, MD, an asthma expert at Washington University in St. Louis. While

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  8. Insurance Loss Hampers Young People With Asthma

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- The loss of health insurance is the main reason asthma care for young people deteriorates after age 18, according to a new study. Certain social factors -- such as leaving school and no longer having adult supervision -- also c

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  9. Got Asthma? Odds Are You Have an Allergy, Too

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Most American adults with asthma also have an allergy, according to a new study. Researchers examined data on nearly 2,600 people from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that 75 percent of adult

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  10. Genes, Wheezing Tied to Childhood Asthma Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Certain genetic factors and wheezing early in life are associated with a greatly increased risk of asthma in children, a new study says. Researchers examined data from nearly 500 children and found that about 90 percent of t

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