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  1. Women With Asthma May Take Longer to Get Pregnant

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Women with asthma seem to experience delays in getting pregnant, Danish researchers report. Whether this trend is because asthma has a direct biological effect on fertility or because having asthma reduces the frequency of i

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  2. Your Asthma Survival Guide for Allergy Season

    You can live a full and active life even when you have allergic asthma. Joanna Thomas has had severe allergic asthma since she was 2 years old. Her asthma is triggered, she says, by "just about everything." But today at 72, she travels, volunteers, exercises, and generally enjoys life. You can, too.

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  3. Winter Asthma

    For many people, asthma attacks may happen more often in the winter.  "There are two challenges for people with asthma in the winter. One is that they spend more time inside. The other is that it’s cold outside," says H. James Wedner, MD, an asthma expert at Washington University in St. Louis. While

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  4. Insurance Loss Hampers Young People With Asthma

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- The loss of health insurance is the main reason asthma care for young people deteriorates after age 18, according to a new study. Certain social factors -- such as leaving school and no longer having adult supervision -- also c

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  5. Got Asthma? Odds Are You Have an Allergy, Too

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Most American adults with asthma also have an allergy, according to a new study. Researchers examined data on nearly 2,600 people from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that 75 percent of adult

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  6. Genes, Wheezing Tied to Childhood Asthma Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Certain genetic factors and wheezing early in life are associated with a greatly increased risk of asthma in children, a new study says. Researchers examined data from nearly 500 children and found that about 90 percent of t

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  7. Combo Inhaler May Be Better for Some With Asthma

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma patients typically use two inhaled drugs -- one a fast-acting "rescue inhaler" to stem attacks and another long-lasting one to prevent them. However, combining both in one inhaler may be best for some patients, two new

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  8. Mild Asthma Patients May Do OK With Less Steroids

    Sept. 11, 2012 -- People with mild to moderate asthma might fare just as well inhaling steroid medications only when they have symptoms instead of twice every day as recommended, researchers report. Basing treatment on symptoms could reduce the amount of drug used, minimize the risk of side effects,

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  9. Asthma Drug Shown to Stunt Growth

    Sept. 4, 2012 -- Children with asthma who take inhaled steroids end up slightly shorter than their peers when they grow up, a government-funded study shows. Inhaled steroids are known to slow growth in children during the first years of use, but the long-term impact of inhaled steroids on height was

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  10. Generic Singulair Approved

    Aug. 3, 2012 -- The FDA today gave 10 generic drugmakers approval to start making generic versions of Singulair (montelukast sodium), the popular asthma and allergy drug. Singulair, usually taken in the form of tablets, has been a blockbuster drug for Merck. The company has said that it expects sale

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