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  1. New Options for Mild Asthma Treatment

    May 16, 2007 -- Twice-daily whiffs of steroid drugs may become a thing of the past for people with mild but persistent asthma, two new studies suggest. Once a person gets mild asthma under control, current treatment guidelines suggest keeping it under control with two daily doses of a steroid inhale

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  2. Stomach Bacterium May Thwart Asthma

    April 23, 2007 -- A stomach bacterium that causes ulcers and is linked to stomach cancer may make asthma less likely. That news appears in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The bacterium is called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). It is associated with ulcers and increased risk of stomach cancer. H.

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  3. Obesity May Make Asthma More Likely

    April 2, 2007 -- Being overweight or obese may make asthma more likely, a new study shows. That may be one more health reason to lose extra pounds, note the researchers. They included E. Rand Sutherland, MD, MPH, who works in Denver at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center and the Universi

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  4. Airway Zapper Helps Severe Asthma

    March 28, 2007 -- A device that zaps the airway with radio waves cuts moderate-to-severe asthma symptoms, a clinical study shows. The device, the Alair System from Asthmatx Inc., is a radio-wave generator attached to a specially designed probe. During three procedures -- called bronchial thermoplast

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  5. Kids' Asthma Out of Control

    March 15, 2007 -- Four out of five kids with asthma don't keep their symptoms under control, a new study shows. University of Rochester researcher Jill S. Halterman, MD, MPH, and colleagues analyzed data from a telephone survey of 975 asthmatic children in Alabama, California, Illinois, and Texas. A

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  6. FDA Warns About Asthma Drug, Xolair

    Feb. 21, 2007 -- The FDA is calling for a "black box" label warning for the asthma drug Xolair, alerting users it can cause potentially life-threatening allergic reactions. The FDA issued the alert after reviewing 48 cases of anaphylaxis -- life-threatening allergic reactions -- submitted to the age

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  7. Atlanta Named 2007 "Asthma Capital"

    Jan. 18, 2007 -- The "A" in Atlanta might as well stand for asthma , according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The nonprofit patient organization says that for asthma sufferers, Atlanta is the worst U.S. city to live in. Seattle ranks best -- or, in this case, least bad -- on the gr

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  8. Childhood Asthma Rise Remains a Puzzle

    Dec. 12, 2006 -- Nearly one in 10 American children now has asthma , a sharp rise that still has scientists searching for a cause, a CDC report concluded Tuesday. An estimated 6.5 million children under age 18 (8.9%) are now diagnosed with the disease. The rate has more than doubled since 1980, acco

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  9. Childhood Asthma Rise Remains a Puzzle

    Dec. 12, 2006 -- Nearly one in 10 American children now has asthma , a sharp rise that still has scientists searching for a cause, a CDC report concluded Tuesday. An estimated 6.5 million children under age 18 (8.9%) are now diagnosed with the disease. The rate has more than doubled since 1980, acco

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  10. Kids With Asthma: Obesity More Likely

    Dec. 4, 2006 -- Children with asthma are more likely to be obese and less likely to exercise than those without the disease, a British study shows. "Asthma was identified as a barrier to exercise by parents and children," write the University of Nottingham's Cristine Glazebrook, RGN, PhD, and collea

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