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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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  • Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In a discovery that could eventually shed light on some diseases that plague modern society, a tribe in a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Venezuela appears to have the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria ever found. The study suggests that modern living has [...]

  • Asthma Rates Similar Among Black Children in Urban, Rural Areas: Study

    THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Asthma rates are essentially identical among black children living in Detroit and rural Georgia, researchers report. The finding challenges the common belief that living in a city boosts the chances of developing the respiratory condition, the study authors said. Instead, poverty may be what increases asthma risk, the study results [...]

  • Work-Related Asthma Affects Millions of U.S. Adults: CDC

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Wheezing and coughing on the job from work-related asthma is more common than you might think, according to a new U.S. health report. Almost 16 percent of American adults with asthma either developed the condition on the job or have asthma symptoms made worse by conditions [...]

  • Childhood Trauma May Raise Odds of Asthma

    FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children who experience trauma such as divorce, death of a parent or domestic violence are more likely to develop asthma than other kids, new research suggests. “We know that young children are susceptible to numerous adverse factors that they may be exposed to in the home environment, including [...]

  • Could Household Bleach Raise Kids’ Risk for Flu, Other Infections?

    THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A ubiquitous cleaning agent in most American homes — bleach — might increase children’s risk for flu, tonsillitis and other infections, a European study suggests. The effect was modest and the study couldn’t prove cause-and-effect. However, the researchers said that because millions of homes use bleach or products [...]

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