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    1. Doctors Issue Call to Combat Climate Change

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change is already harming people's health by promoting illnesses linked to warmer temperatures and changing weather patterns, a leading group of U.S. doctors says in a new position paper. As a result, the Americ

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    2. These Women Who Drink and Smoke May Risk Asthma

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have pinpointed several factors that increase asthma risk in women and -- to a lesser extent -- in men. They analyzed data from about 175,000 people between the ages of 18 and 44 in 51 countries. The

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    3. Asthma May Raise Risk for Abdominal Aneurysm

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People 50 and older who have had recent asthma activity appear to be at an increased risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm, a new study suggests. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a weak spot in the body's main artery, the a

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    4. Autism Risk Tied to Prenatal Asthma Drug Exposure

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose mothers took certain asthma drugs during pregnancy may have a slightly increased risk of autism, a new study suggests. The study, published online Jan. 6 in Pediatrics, found a connection between autism risk

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    5. Asthma May Be Linked to Shingles Risk

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer from asthma may be more likely to develop the painful skin condition known as shingles, a new study suggests. The finding builds on previous research that suggested a link between childhood asth

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    6. Vitamin D Won't Prevent Colds in Those With Asthma

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you have asthma, vitamin D supplements won't protect you against colds, new research suggests. The study found that taking vitamin D supplements didn't reduce the number or severity of colds in adults with mild-to-mod

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    7. Kids With Asthma, Allergies May Face Heart Risks

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that kids with asthma or allergies like hay fever may face as much as a doubling of their risk of high blood pressure and high cholesterol -- even if they aren't overweight. However, the risk to any on

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    8. Dogs in the Home May Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to dogs or farm animals early in life appears to reduce a child's risk of developing asthma, a new study shows. Researchers looked at more than one million Swedish children. They found that those who grew up with d

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    9. Asthma Drug Use in Infants Tied to Stunted Growth

      Oct. 5, 2015 -- Treating babies with asthma medication may stunt their growth, new research suggests. Medications called inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) that can treat conditions like asthma are often used in infants with recurrent wheezing. But a study of more than 12,000 Finnish babies found that th

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    10. Grandkids’ Asthma Linked to Grandma’s Smoking

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose grandmothers smoked during pregnancy are at increased risk for asthma, even if their own mothers did not smoke, a new study suggests. It's known that smoking can cause changes in gene activity. The new stu

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