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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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