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    1. Kids With Asthma, Allergies May Face Heart Risks

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that kids with asthma or allergies like hay fever may face as much as a doubling of their risk of high blood pressure and high cholesterol -- even if they aren't overweight. However, the risk to any on

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    2. Dogs in the Home May Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to dogs or farm animals early in life appears to reduce a child's risk of developing asthma, a new study shows. Researchers looked at more than one million Swedish children. They found that those who grew up with d

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    3. Your Survival Guide for Allergic Asthma

      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." Now in her 70s, she travels, volunteers, exercises, and generally enjoys life. You can, too.

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    4. Asthma Drug Use in Infants Tied to Stunted Growth

      Oct. 5, 2015 -- Treating babies with asthma medication may stunt their growth, new research suggests. Medications called inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) that can treat conditions like asthma are often used in infants with recurrent wheezing. But a study of more than 12,000 Finnish babies found that th

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    5. Grandkids’ Asthma Linked to Grandma’s Smoking

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose grandmothers smoked during pregnancy are at increased risk for asthma, even if their own mothers did not smoke, a new study suggests. It's known that smoking can cause changes in gene activity. The new stu

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    6. Rise in Deaths Even When Smog Is Below EPA Standard

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Death rates among people older than 65 appear to be affected by air pollution, even when the air they breathe meets current standards, researchers say. In the study, Harvard researchers looked at Medicare recipients in

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    7. Many Kids With Asthma Also Sensitive to Peanuts: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sensitivity to peanuts is common among children with asthma, yet many children and their parents are unaware of the problem, a new study finds. There's been little research into the link between childhood asthma and peanut

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    8. Environmental Concerns and Cost of Asthma Inhalers

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Federal action to protect the ozone layer has resulted in a dramatic increase in the cost of asthma inhalers in recent years, according to a new study. In 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned asthma inhalers

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    9. Women Hospitalized for Asthma More Often Than Men

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- After seeking medical treatment in the emergency room for an asthma attack, women are much more likely than men to need hospitalization, researchers report. Scientists analyzed the likelihood that 2,000 patients tre

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    10. Can Weight-Loss Surgery Reduce Asthma Flare-Ups?

      By Nina Flanagan HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In obese people with asthma, weight-loss surgery has been linked to a significant reduction in serious asthma flare-ups, new research suggests. "We found that risk of an emergency department visit or hospitalization for a

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