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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘asthma’

Asthma: What Triggers Your Asthma Attacks?

Asthma can be a serious and frustrating disease to deal with and while there are many medications that will help treat the symptoms, the best way to avoid an asthma attack is to avoid whatever triggers it. It can be hard to determine what triggers your asthma. While some triggers are obvious, there are several that you might not expect …

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Four Asthma Myths You Should Stop Spreading

When summer weeds and pollen are at their peak, asthma sufferers just wish they could stay inside the rest of the season. If you know someone with asthma, it is helpful if you understand the difficulty they go through. But there are also some common myths about asthma that you should know about so you can help when help is …

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Asthma Symptoms Get Subdued By New Molecule

As I live and breathe! Wait – where did that saying come from? We can’t very well do the former sans the latter. That’s why it’s awesome news for asthmatics that a medicine capable of suppressing allergen-induced asthma attacks might be imminent. Of the 25 million plus Americans with this condition, 60% have attacks caused by allergens. Research headed by …

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Asthma Symptoms: How To Manage And Cope With Asthma

Asthma is a disease characterized by periods when the sufferer has a hard time breathing or getting enough oxygen. These periods are referred to as asthma attacks and can be scary and dangerous. During an asthma attack, the person’s airways become inflamed and swollen, making it harder for air to get through. Shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing and chest tightness …

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Idris Elba Attends “Mandela” Premiere After Hospitalization For Asthma Attack

Not even a brief stay in the hospital can keep Idris Elba away from doing his job. On Friday, Elba suffered an asthma attack after boarding a flight set for South Africa. He was immediately taken to a hospital in the United Kingdom. “I’ve battled asthma most of my life and it just overwhelmingly took me down on Friday while …

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FDA On-Track to Eliminate CFC Inhalers This Year

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it is nearing the end of its decade-spanning elimination of all medical inhalers that contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Such inhalers will be entirely phased out by the end of 2013. The agency was tasked with eliminating the products as part of the Montreal Protocol treaty formed in 1987 to protect the …

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Epinephrine Pens Now Stocked at Schools in 29 States

Schools around the United States have been managing a new anxiety: whether or not their students will drop dead during recess of unanticipated allergic shock. Fox News reported that 15 states enacted laws permitting their schools to carry epinephrine pens, joining the 11 that already have. Parents are slightly torn over the issue: while some parents worry that an irresponsible …

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ADHD Linked to Allergies, Asthma in Children

As the number of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rises, doctors are now searching for an answer to why diagnoses are becoming more common. Last year, a study linked low-level mercury exposure in pregnant women to the disorder. This week, a new study has linked ADHD to childhood allergies and asthma, which are also on the rise. The study, published …

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Asthma Cases in Children Fall in Wake of Smoke-Free Laws

A new study has shown that hospital admissions for childhood asthma have fallen significantly following the introduction of a smoke-free law in the U.K. The study, published today in the journal Pediatrics, showed a 12.3% fall in admissions for childhood asthma in the first year after the law was put in place. A law banning smoking in enclosed public spaces …

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Fertility Treatments Linked to Asthma in Children

A new study has shown that asthma was more common in children born after fertility treatments than those conceived naturally. The study found that five-year-old children born to “sub-fertile parents” were more likely to have asthma, wheezing, and to be taking anti-asthmatic medication. “Sub-fertile” parents were define as those who tried for at least one year before successful conception or …

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Asthma Drug Rejected by U.K.’s NICE

The U.K.’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) this weekend issued a draft guidance stating that it does not recommend omalizumab, an asthma medication marketed as Xolair by Novartis Pharmaceuticals. NICE is a U.K. health authority that publishes guidelines for the National Health Service. Omalizumab currently has a U.K. marketing authorization as an add-on therapy for persistent allergic …

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Asthma Inhalers Could Stunt Height Growth, Study Finds

A new study has found that children who use certain types of asthma inhalers end up shorter than normal in adulthood. The study, published this week in the New England Journal of Medecine, looked at over 1,000 children from ages 5 to 12 who were treated for asthma through the Childhood Asthma Management Program (CAMP) clinical trial. The children were …

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