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  1. Common Asthma Meds May Raise Sleep Apnea Risk, Study Says

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Medicines commonly used to control asthma may increase the risk of a potentially serious sleep problem in some people, a small, early study suggests. "Inhaled corticosteroids may predispose to sleep apnea in some asthma

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  2. Premature Birth Linked to Asthma, Wheezing in Childhood

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new analysis of existing research suggests that premature babies face a higher risk of developing asthma and wheezing disorders when they're older. Researchers from Harvard Medical School, the Maastricht University Medi

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  3. Too Few Americans With Asthma Getting Flu Shots

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- People with asthma face special risks from influenza, and a new report suggests far too few American asthma patients receive the seasonal flu shot. "Asthmatics are at increased risk for complications from the flu," said o

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  4. Women With Asthma May Take Longer to Get Pregnant

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Women with asthma seem to experience delays in getting pregnant, Danish researchers report. Whether this trend is because asthma has a direct biological effect on fertility or because having asthma reduces the frequency of i

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  5. Insurance Loss Hampers Young People With Asthma

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- The loss of health insurance is the main reason asthma care for young people deteriorates after age 18, according to a new study. Certain social factors -- such as leaving school and no longer having adult supervision -- also c

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  6. Got Asthma? Odds Are You Have an Allergy, Too

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Most American adults with asthma also have an allergy, according to a new study. Researchers examined data on nearly 2,600 people from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that 75 percent of adult

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  7. Genes, Wheezing Tied to Childhood Asthma Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Certain genetic factors and wheezing early in life are associated with a greatly increased risk of asthma in children, a new study says. Researchers examined data from nearly 500 children and found that about 90 percent of t

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  8. Combo Inhaler May Be Better for Some With Asthma

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma patients typically use two inhaled drugs -- one a fast-acting "rescue inhaler" to stem attacks and another long-lasting one to prevent them. However, combining both in one inhaler may be best for some patients, two new

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  9. Mild Asthma Patients May Do OK With Less Steroids

    Sept. 11, 2012 -- People with mild to moderate asthma might fare just as well inhaling steroid medications only when they have symptoms instead of twice every day as recommended, researchers report. Basing treatment on symptoms could reduce the amount of drug used, minimize the risk of side effects,

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  10. Asthma Drug Shown to Stunt Growth

    Sept. 4, 2012 -- Children with asthma who take inhaled steroids end up slightly shorter than their peers when they grow up, a government-funded study shows. Inhaled steroids are known to slow growth in children during the first years of use, but the long-term impact of inhaled steroids on height was

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