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  1. 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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  2. Gas Stoves Bad for Kids' Asthma?

    June 22, 2004 -- Poorly ventilated gas stoves may increase kids' asthma and other breathing woes, a Hong Kong study suggests. Nearly everybody now agrees that outdoor air pollution is bad for you. Surprisingly little is known about indoor air pollution. That's fast changing. A new study now points t

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  3. Chlorine in Pools May Cause Breathing Trouble

    June 11, 2004 -- Chlorine levels commonly found in homes and public pools may lead to breathing problems in swimmers, regardless of their history of such problems, researchers say. A new study shows that swimmers experienced breathing problems similar to those associated with asthma after several mi

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  4. Inhaled Steroids Get a Boost

    May 25, 2004 (Orlando, Fla.) -- Parents of growing children who take inhaled steroids for asthma may now be able to breathe a little easier. The longest, largest study to look at whether the drugs stunt childhood growth shows that long-term use of inhaled steroids does not prevent children from reac

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  5. Fiery Hot Therapy Improves Asthma

    May 25, 2004 (Orlando, Fla.) -- The ingredient that gives red peppers their fire shows promise for helping people with asthma breathe better, wheeze less, and generally feel better, a small study shows. The substance, capsaicin, first stimulates, and then blocks, tiny nerves that can induce coughing

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  6. Asthma Control Is Tricky Business

    May 25, 2004 (Orlando, Fla.) -- Even when people with asthma stick to treatment, many still suffer from asthma symptoms, experts say. In a new study where people with asthma strictly followed government guidelines for the treatment, many still suffered from wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughin

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  7. Oily Fish Prevents Asthma in Offspring

    May 25, 2004 (Orlando, Fla.) -- The waters surrounding the debate about how much fish is healthy during pregnancy just got a little murkier. A new study shows that eating oily fish such as salmon or trout as little as once a week during pregnancy may help protect your children against developing ast

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  8. Ear Infections Linked to Asthma

    May 10, 2004 -- For young children, frequent ear infections may mean an increased risk of developing asthma, a new report shows. The skyrocketing prevalence of asthma has been attributed to many factors: genetics, childhood infections, home environment, and psychological problems. Several recent stu

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  9. High Carbon Dioxide Levels May Up Asthma Rate

    April 29, 2004 -- Rising greenhouse gas levels may be contributing to expanding rates of asthma in U.S. cities and worsening allergies in millions of urban and suburban people, a new Harvard Medical School report shows. Researchers say that carbon dioxide emissions from cars, trucks, and industry ar

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  10. State of America's Air? Potentially Dangerous

    April 29, 2004 -- More than half of Americans -- 55% -- live in areas with either unhealthy smog or particle air pollution, according to a new report. The American Lung Association State of the Air: 2004 report shows nearly half of Americans (136 million) live in counties with unhealthy levels of oz

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