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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Daily Drugs Not Always Needed for Mild Asthma

      April 13, 2005 -- Many adults with mild persistent asthma may not need daily inhaled steroid treatments to adequately control the condition, according to findings from a new government study. The surprising results could lead to a change in treatment guidelines for asthma, which currently call for d

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    10. Ionizing Air Cleaners May Pose Health Hazard

      April 4, 2005 -- Some popular ionizing air cleaners could be hazardous to your health, especially if you have asthma or allergies, says a product testing group. An investigation by Consumers Union (CU) -- the products testing group that publishes Consumer Reports -- found that five of the best-selli

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