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  1. New Inhaled Drug Could Treat Asthma, Allergies

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new inhaled medication has the potential to treat mild asthma and allergies by interrupting the production of an immune system protein that triggers allergic reactions, a new study reports. The drug, quilizumab, targ

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  2. Costs a Barrier to Asthma Care for Some Kids

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High health insurance co-pays in the United States increase the odds that children with asthma will miss out on important doctor visits and preventive medications, a new survey finds. Parents with higher co-pays reporte

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  3. Children's Asthma & Air Pollution in 2nd Trimester

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born to women exposed to fine particle air pollution during the second trimester of pregnancy may be at greater risk for developing asthma in early childhood, according to a new study. Fine particle air pollu

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  4. Vitamin D Supplements May Not Help Ease Asthma

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements do little to help control asthma, a new study found, although they might help cut the level of medication some patients need. "Previous studies suggested that if you have asthma and low levels of vitam

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  5. Link Between Early Antibiotic Use and Asthma

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children treated with antibiotics in their first year of life may face more than twice the risk of developing asthma later in life. However, the drugs themselves may not be at fault, researchers note. Instead, scientists

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  6. Asthma Linked to Bone Loss in Study

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with asthma could be at higher risk of bone loss, new research suggests. But it's not clear how the two conditions might be related. "We know prolonged use of corticosteroids in the treatment of asthma is a risk fa

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  7. Common Asthma Meds May Raise Sleep Apnea Risk, Study Says

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Medicines commonly used to control asthma may increase the risk of a potentially serious sleep problem in some people, a small, early study suggests. "Inhaled corticosteroids may predispose to sleep apnea in some asthma

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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