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    1. Urine Test for Kids With Asthma Shows Promise

      Dec. 5, 2014 -- Children with asthma might one day benefit from a simple urine test that could ensure they receive the right dose of medication to help them better manage their condition. An Anglo-Polish research team found that a urine test can accurately measure levels of inflammation and find one

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    2. Asthma Raises Heart Attack Risk, Research Suggests

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from asthma who have to take medication every day to control it may face an increased risk of heart attack, new research suggests. And a second study confirms that having active asthma also increases you

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    3. Adult Asthma Linked to Higher Dementia Risk

      Oct. 31, 2014 -- People with asthma, particularly older ones, face a greater risk of getting dementia, a new study suggests. More research is needed to confirm the findings, the researchers say. The study, led by Yi-Hao Peng, Department of Respiratory Therapy, China Medical University Hospital, Taic

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    4. Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fear of losing your job can increase the risk for developing asthma, according to a new European study. The study involved more than 7,000 employed adults in Germany. Between 2009 and 2011, during the economic do

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    5. FDA OKs New Once-Daily Asthma Treatment

      Aug. 21, 2014 -- The FDA has approved Arnuity Ellipta (fluticasone furoate inhalation powder), an inhaled steroid taken once a day to prevent asthma symptoms in people 12 and older, drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline says. Arnuity Ellipta has been tested in more than 3,600 people with asthma, the company say

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    6. Thinking an Odor is Harmful Spurs Asthma Symptoms?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with asthma, just believing an odor is potentially harmful is enough to trigger airway inflammation for at least 24 hours, a new study indicates. "It's not just what you smell, but also what you thi

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    7. New Inhaled Drug Could Treat Asthma, Allergies

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new inhaled medication has the potential to treat mild asthma and allergies by interrupting the production of an immune system protein that triggers allergic reactions, a new study reports. The drug, quilizumab, targ

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    8. Costs a Barrier to Asthma Care for Some Kids

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High health insurance co-pays in the United States increase the odds that children with asthma will miss out on important doctor visits and preventive medications, a new survey finds. Parents with higher co-pays reporte

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    9. Children's Asthma & Air Pollution in 2nd Trimester

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born to women exposed to fine particle air pollution during the second trimester of pregnancy may be at greater risk for developing asthma in early childhood, according to a new study. Fine particle air pollu

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    10. Vitamin D Supplements May Not Help Ease Asthma

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements do little to help control asthma, a new study found, although they might help cut the level of medication some patients need. "Previous studies suggested that if you have asthma and low levels of vitam

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