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  1. Adult Asthma Linked to Higher Dementia Risk

    Oct. 31, 2014 -- People with asthma, particularly older ones, face a greater risk of getting dementia, a new study suggests. More research is needed to confirm the findings, the researchers say. The study, led by Yi-Hao Peng, Department of Respiratory Therapy, China Medical University Hospital, Taic

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  2. Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fear of losing your job can increase the risk for developing asthma, according to a new European study. The study involved more than 7,000 employed adults in Germany. Between 2009 and 2011, during the economic do

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  3. FDA OKs New Once-Daily Asthma Treatment

    Aug. 21, 2014 -- The FDA has approved Arnuity Ellipta (fluticasone furoate inhalation powder), an inhaled steroid taken once a day to prevent asthma symptoms in people 12 and older, drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline says. Arnuity Ellipta has been tested in more than 3,600 people with asthma, the company say

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  4. Thinking an Odor is Harmful Spurs Asthma Symptoms?

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with asthma, just believing an odor is potentially harmful is enough to trigger airway inflammation for at least 24 hours, a new study indicates. "It's not just what you smell, but also what you thi

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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