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    1. Xolair Relieves Kids' Seasonal Asthma Attacks: Study

      March 16, 2011 -- The asthma drug Xolair (omalizumab) improves asthma control, nearly eliminates seasonal flare-ups, and allows reductions in the doses of other asthma control medications in children as young as 6, according to a new study. Xolair is approved by the FDA for use only in people 12 and

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    2. Bacteria on Farms May Protect Against Asthma

      Feb. 23, 2011 -- New research lends support to the idea that exposure to a wide range of microbes explains why farm kids have lower asthma rates than city kids. School-aged children in the studies who lived on farms were about 30% to 50% less likely to have asthma than non-farm children who lived ne

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    3. Alternative Way to Treat Childhood Asthma?

      Feb. 15, 2011 -- Using inhaled steroids as a rescue medicine along with albuterol may help some children with mild persistent asthma avoid daily inhaled steroid therapy and one of its potential side effects, namely growth restriction, according to a new study. The new findings, which appear in the L

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    4. Family Meals Linked to Improved Asthma in Kids

      Feb. 4, 2011 -- Eating together at family meals may be an especially healthy habit for children with asthma. A new study suggests children with asthma who spend quality time with their families by eating together are healthier than those who eat alone, while watching TV, or while others are busy cha

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    5. Asthma a Problem for Millions

      Jan. 12, 2011 -- Asthma takes a heavy toll on Americans, causing thousands of deaths and sending nearly 2 million people to emergency rooms for treatment each year, a new report finds. In addition, asthma prevalence is higher among females, children, African-Americans, Puerto Ricans, people living b

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    6. Recall of Albuterol Used in Nebulizers

      Jan 3, 2011 -- The Ritedose Corporation has recalled some single-dose vials of Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution because an incorrect label could lead to a possible overdose. The recall includes 0.083% Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution, 3 mL (in 25-, 30-, and 60-unit dose vials) because the

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    7. Asthma Attacks From Allergies Send Kids to ICU

      Nov. 2, 2010 -- Children whose asthma attacks are triggered by allergic reactions are much more likely to wind up being treated in intensive care units for severe symptoms of the lung disease, a new study shows. Researchers at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center studied data on 188 children who we

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    8. Spiriva Improves Asthma Treatment

      Sept. 20, 2010 – Spiriva, a drug for severe lung disease, is a big help for asthma patients who don't get relief from steroid inhalers alone, a study shows. For such patients, Spiriva works at least as well as Serevent -- although more work is needed to see whether Spiriva is safe and remains effect

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    9. Vitamin D May Improve Asthma Control

      Sept 10, 2010 -- Vitamin D is the new "it" vitamin. A number of studies link its deficiency to a host of medical conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Now, a new review article makes the case for vitamin D supplementation in the treatment of asthma. The findings appear

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    10. Acetaminophen: Teen Asthma Trigger?

      Aug. 13, 2010 -- Even once-a-month use of acetaminophen -- the best-known brand name is Tylenol -- may trigger asthma in teens. Teens using acetaminophen at least monthly had 2.5 times the asthma risk of nonusers. Once-a-year users had a 43% increase in asthma risk. The findings come from a study of

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