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  1. Tai Chi May Help Control Asthma

    Oct. 29, 2008 -- Asthma sufferers may be able to better control their breathing and improve their exercise performance with some training in tai chi, new research indicates. Tai chi is a method of traditional Chinese exercise involving coordinated breathing and body movements. Scientists in Thailand

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  2. It's Peak Season for Kids' Asthma Care

    Oct. 27, 2008 -- October, November, and December are the peak months for children's asthma care, according to a study presented today in Philadelphia at Chest 2008, a meeting held by the American College of Chest Physicians. The researchers, who included Kristen Levine, MSPH, of the University of No

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  3. Wheezing With Colds Raises Risk of Asthma

    Oct. 1, 2008 -- Infants and toddlers who wheeze when they are sick with colds have a big risk of developing asthma later in childhood, a new study shows. Wheezing with rhinovirus infection during the first three years of life was associated with a tenfold increase in asthma risk by age 6, researcher

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  4. Baby Acetaminophen Tied to Asthma

    Sept. 18, 2008 - Babies who get acetaminophen -- Tylenol is one brand -- have an increased risk of childhood asthma. Acetaminophen, often given to treat fevers in the first year of life, also upped the risk of eczema and having a runny nose and itchy eyes. The finding, from an international study of

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  5. Analysis Shows No Singulair, Suicide Link

    Sept. 5, 2008 -- A new analysis by the American Lung Association does not support a link between the asthma and allergy drug Singulair and depression and suicide. Researchers combined data from three blinded, case-control studies involving 1,352 children and adults who took either Singulair or place

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  6. Boys More Likely to Outgrow Asthma

    Aug. 15, 2008 -- New research may help explain why more boys than girls have asthma in childhood, yet more adult women than men are afflicted with asthma. More than 9 million American children have asthma, with a 30% higher prevalence among boys than girls. This trend switches in adulthood, when wom

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  7. Olympics in Beijing: Air Quality Woes

    July 25, 2008 -- Athletes from around the world -- representing the pinnacle of physical skill and conditioning -- will be converging in Beijing next month for the 2008 Olympic Games -- pushing the limits of their bodies and striving for international greatness. The air they'll be breathing, though,

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  8. Link Found Between Asthma and GERD

    July 25, 2008 -- Chronic heartburn may alter the immune system and raise the risk of asthma, according to a new study that helps explain why so many people with asthma also suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Researchers say the link between asthma and GERD has been a mystery for yea

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  9. Watching Salt Intake Won’t Shake Asthma

    July 15, 2008 -- Cutting back on salt and following a low-sodium diet isn't likely to improve asthma symptoms, according to a new study. Previous studies had suggested that following a low-sodium diet may help improve asthma control, but researchers now say that advice should be taken with a grain o

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  10. CFC-Containing Inhalers on the Way Out

    May 30, 2008 -- The FDA is reminding patients that many albuterol metered-dose inhalers will soon be removed from the U.S. market. Inhalers containing chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) propellant will become illegal to produce or sell in the U.S. after Dec. 31, 2008. The phaseout is part of a worldwide effor

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