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Asthma is a lung condition that affects 23 million Americans, including 6 million kids. People with asthma may cough, wheeze, or have trouble breathing.

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  • 3 Common Respiratory Diseases Including Chronic Bronchities Tied to Lung Cancer Risk

    Three common respiratory diseases seem to be associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, researchers report.

  • When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — About one-third of children with viral infections severe enough to land them in the hospital end up with serious complications — such as pneumonia, seizures and brain swelling, a new study finds. The study, reported online on Aug. 4 in Pediatrics, followed kids who had to [...]

  • FDA Approves New Treatment for People With COPD

    FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Patients with the progressive, deadly respiratory ailment known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a new weapon to battle the disease, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The agency approved a new treatment, an inhaled spray called Striverdi Respimat (olodaterol) for COPD, the third leading [...]

  • Older Women With Asthma Face Worse Health Outcomes

    FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although older women with asthma often have worse health outcomes, they may not make asthma care a priority, according to a new study. “There is no doubt that women over 65 suffer from asthma much more than men over 65,” concluded Dr. James Sublett, an allergist and president-elect of [...]

  • Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms

    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 think you smell,” study author Cristina Jaen, a physiologist at Monell Chemical Senses [...]

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