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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Airway Zapper Improves Asthma

    Oct. 24, 2006 - A device that zaps airway muscle cuts asthma attacks and reduces the need for asthma medications, a manufacturer-funded study shows. The device, from Asthmatx Inc., is a radiowave generator attached to a specially designed catheter. It is inserted into the airways during a procedure

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  8. Baby's Breaths May Hold Asthma Clues

    Oct. 18, 2006 - The quality of newborn babies' breaths may help predict their odds of developing asthma by their 10th birthday. So say Norwegian researchers including the University of Oslo's Geir Haland, MD, in The New England Journal of Medicine. Haland and colleagues studied the lung function of

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  9. Asthma Test for Chronic Cough

    Sept. 6, 2006 -- An asthma test may change the way doctors evaluate and treat chronic cough. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic today reported that a test called the exhaled nitric oxide test, commonly used for asthma patients, can help predict which chronic cough patients would be helped by inhaled cor

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  10. Asthma Risk for Wheezy, Allergic Kids

    Aug. 25, 2006 -- Children who wheeze and develop allergies allergies in the first three years of life may be at risk for asthma asthma. That news, published in The Lancet, comes from researchers including Sabina Illi, PhD, of University Children's Hospital in Munich, Germany. Illi's team studied abo

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