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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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