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    1. Rise in Deaths Even When Smog Is Below EPA Standard

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Death rates among people older than 65 appear to be affected by air pollution, even when the air they breathe meets current standards, researchers say. In the study, Harvard researchers looked at Medicare recipients in

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    2. Many Kids With Asthma Also Sensitive to Peanuts: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sensitivity to peanuts is common among children with asthma, yet many children and their parents are unaware of the problem, a new study finds. There's been little research into the link between childhood asthma and peanut

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    3. Environmental Concerns and Cost of Asthma Inhalers

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Federal action to protect the ozone layer has resulted in a dramatic increase in the cost of asthma inhalers in recent years, according to a new study. In 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned asthma inhalers

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    4. Women Hospitalized for Asthma More Often Than Men

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- After seeking medical treatment in the emergency room for an asthma attack, women are much more likely than men to need hospitalization, researchers report. Scientists analyzed the likelihood that 2,000 patients tre

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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