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    1. Can Weight-Loss Surgery Reduce Asthma Flare-Ups?

      By Nina Flanagan HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In obese people with asthma, weight-loss surgery has been linked to a significant reduction in serious asthma flare-ups, new research suggests. "We found that risk of an emergency department visit or hospitalization for a

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    2. Cat, Dust Mite Allergies Linked to Child Asthma

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers and preschoolers with cat and dust mite allergies may face an increased risk for asthma later in childhood, a preliminary study suggests. The research included almost 500 children from Cincinnati. The youngsters h

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    3. Researchers Rethink Inner-City Asthma Theory

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study challenges the widely held belief that inner-city children have a higher risk of asthma simply because of where they live. Race, ethnicity and income have much stronger effects on asthma risk than where childr

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    4. Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two troublesome adult breathing issues -- asthma and sleep apnea -- may have a connection, a new study suggests. Adults who struggle with asthma face an increased risk for also developing the nighttime breathing disorder kno

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    5. Urine Test for Kids With Asthma Shows Promise

      Dec. 5, 2014 -- Children with asthma might one day benefit from a simple urine test that could ensure they receive the right dose of medication to help them better manage their condition. An Anglo-Polish research team found that a urine test can accurately measure levels of inflammation and find one

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    6. Asthma Raises Heart Attack Risk, Research Suggests

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from asthma who have to take medication every day to control it may face an increased risk of heart attack, new research suggests. And a second study confirms that having active asthma also increases you

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    7. Adult Asthma Linked to Higher Dementia Risk

      Oct. 31, 2014 -- People with asthma, particularly older ones, face a greater risk of getting dementia, a new study suggests. More research is needed to confirm the findings, the researchers say. The study, led by Yi-Hao Peng, Department of Respiratory Therapy, China Medical University Hospital, Taic

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    8. Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fear of losing your job can increase the risk for developing asthma, according to a new European study. The study involved more than 7,000 employed adults in Germany. Between 2009 and 2011, during the economic do

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    9. FDA OKs New Once-Daily Asthma Treatment

      Aug. 21, 2014 -- The FDA has approved Arnuity Ellipta (fluticasone furoate inhalation powder), an inhaled steroid taken once a day to prevent asthma symptoms in people 12 and older, drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline says. Arnuity Ellipta has been tested in more than 3,600 people with asthma, the company say

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    10. Thinking an Odor is Harmful Spurs Asthma Symptoms?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with asthma, just believing an odor is potentially harmful is enough to trigger airway inflammation for at least 24 hours, a new study indicates. "It's not just what you smell, but also what you thi

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