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  1. FDA Panel: 3 Asthma Drugs Can Stay

    July 13, 2005 -- An FDA advisory panel recommended Wednesday that three popular asthma drugs -- Serevent, Advair, and Foradil -- continue to be sold in U.S. pharmacies. The FDA often follows the advice of its advisory panels, but it's not required to do so. All three drugs are long-acting medication

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  2. Asthma Risk From Smoking May Start Early

    July 1, 2005 -- Adults may be more likely to have asthma if they were exposed to tobacco smoke before birth or in childhood. The finding appears in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Researchers working on the study included Trude Duelien Skorge, MD, of the thoracic medi

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  3. Asthma, Panic Disorder Often Go Hand in Hand

    June 1, 2005 -- People with asthma asthma are more likely to suffer frequent panic attacks, a new study shows. Government researchers who conducted the study say the finding that asthma and panic disorder panic disorder often occur together could have important implications for asthma treatment. "We

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  4. Tip Sheet: Asthma and Pain Relievers

    If you have asthma, you need to be very careful with over-the-counter pain medicines. Remember: No drug is risk-free. Here are some tips from the experts for using these medicines safely. Avoid Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) if possible. If you have asthma, try to stay away from NSAID

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  5. Aspirin Ups Risk of Hospitalization for Asthma

    May 26, 2005 (San Diego) -- Patients who have aspirin-sensitive asthma are three to four times more likely to end up in the intensive care unit. The second group at higher risk was women who have asthma attacks triggered by their menstrual cycle, researchers report. "If they are aspirin-sensitive th

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  6. Asthma, Allergies Linked to Irregular Periods

    May 25, 2005 -- Women who suffer from asthma or allergies such as hay fever may be more likely to have irregular menstrual periods, according to a new study. Researchers say it's the first study to show that allergy and asthma are related to irregular periods. They say the findings add evidence that

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  7. Asthma Rates Up in Young Women

    May 24, 2005 (San Diego) -- The rate of asthma continues to steadily increase worldwide, but younger women may be particularly susceptible. "Young women had the highest risk of developing asthma," says Lars Larsson, MD, PhD, associate professor of respiratory medicine at the University of Ostersund,

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  8. Asthma Ups Risk of Bacteria Complications

    May 18, 2005 -- There is "strong evidence" of an association between asthma and complications from a common bacterium known to cause pneumonia, researchers report in The New England Journal of Medicine. Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae, also known

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  9. Pet-Free Homes May Improve Asthma Relief

    May 9, 2005 -- When pet allergies trigger asthma, pet allergies trigger asthma, removing pets from the home and taking asthma medication bring maximum relief, say Japanese doctors. Toshihiro Shirai, MD, and colleagues report their findings in the May issue of Chest. They studied 20 adults (average a

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  10. Cleanest Air: Cheyenne, Wyo. Worst Air: L.A.

    April 29, 2005 -- America's air quality is a little bit better. But don't breathe a big sigh of relief -- especially if you're among the 52% of American's whose air is still unhealthy. The American Lung Association today released its annual State of the Air report, using data collected from 2001-200

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