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  1. Plastic Chemicals Linked to Asthma, Allergies

    Oct. 6, 2004 -- Certain chemicals commonly added to plastics are associated with asthma, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), and eczema, according to a new study. The findings come from researchers including Carl-Gustaf Bornehag of the Swedish National Testing and Research Institute in Boras, Sweden. The

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  2. Avoiding Cats, Dust Doesn't Prevent Asthma

    Sept. 29, 2004 -- Allergies are often closely linked to asthma, a condition that has been rapidly rising in recent years. But a new study shows that taking steps to rid your home of allergy triggers does little to help prevent asthma. A new study from the National Heart and Lung Institute of the U.K

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  3. Missing Clues in Asthma May Be Uncovered

    Sept. 27, 2004 -- Scientists may be one step closer to solving the mystery behind the steps that trigger asthma. Experts have discovered a type of specialized regulatory cell that reduces asthma and airway inflammation, shedding more light on the causes of asthma and allergies. The researchers say t

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  4. Traffic Pollution Tied to Asthma in Kids

    Sept. 1, 2004 - Living near a busy road could increase a child's chances of getting bronchitis or asthma, according to a study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The study's researchers looked at asthma, bronchitis, and traffic-related air pollution in California's Al

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  5. Gas Cooking, Foam Pillows Double Asthma Risk

    Aug. 26, 2004 -- Chinese researchers say kids exposed to gas cooking and foam pillows are twice as likely to develop asthma. The finding is based on nearly 11,000 10-year-old children in three Chinese cities. The three locations were chosen to see if a city's stage of development affected the result

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  6. Common Household Cleaners Can Trigger Asthma

    Aug. 25, 2004 -- Two new Australian studies show that many common household cleaners and appliances give off fumes, which can potentially increase the risk of developing asthma in children. Asthma is the most common chronic childhood disease in the developed world. It has become more common in the l

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  7. Parents Often Mismanage Asthma Triggers

    Aug. 17, 2004 -- The best intentions go astray all too often when parents try to help their children overcome asthma. That's the finding of University of Michigan researchers who collected data from a nationwide sample of 900 children aged 2 to 12 with asthma. While most parents could identify an as

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  8. Biofeedback for Asthma?

    Aug. 9, 2004 -- The mind may have some power to help tame asthma. In a new study, researchers show that biofeedback can improve lung function and decrease the need for asthma medication among participants who learned the technique. Biofeedback is a system that uses electronic monitoring devices that

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  9. Too Few Asthma Patients Use Maintenance Drugs

    July 12, 2004 -- People with asthma are still relying too much on rescue medications, which treat asthma attacks, while maintenance medications used to control the condition are being underprescribed, a nationwide study suggests. Researchers found that about only about 25% of people treated in an em

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  10. Early Vitamin Use Linked to Allergy, Asthma

    July 6, 2004 -- New research suggests that formula-fed infants that take a multivitamin are more likely to develop food allergies and asthma. While the findings need to be confirmed, researchers say they could help explain a steep rise in childhood allergies and asthma in the U.S. More than 8,000 br

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