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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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  • Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution: Study

    TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Nonwhite Americans are exposed to 38 percent higher levels of nitrogen dioxide air pollution than whites, a new study shows. Nitrogen dioxide comes from sources such as power plants and car exhausts, and this type of air pollution is associated with asthma and heart disease, the researchers said. They [...]

  • Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births, Kids’ Asthma Attacks

    Bans on smoking in public places and the workplace in North America and Europe are linked to a 10 percent drop in premature births and the number of children going to the hospital for an asthma flare-up, according to a new study.

  • Traffic Smog Tied to Hospital Stays for White Kids With Asthma

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — High levels of traffic-related air pollution greatly increase white children’s risk of being readmitted to the hospital due to asthma, a new study finds. Researchers looked at 758 children, aged 1 to 16, who were admitted to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for asthma or wheezing. About one-third of [...]

  • Allergy Season Springs Into Bloom

    SATURDAY, March 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many people are happy to see the end of this long, cold winter, but those with pollen allergies might not greet spring with open arms. There are, however, a number of things people with pollen allergies — also called hay fever — can do to reduce or prevent [...]

  • Preterm Birth May Raise Child’s Asthma Risk, Study Suggests

    THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study may add asthma to the list of downsides of being born too early. Children who were born prematurely appear to be at higher risk for asthma and wheezing disorders, according to a new review. Researchers led by Dr. Aziz Sheikh, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, [...]

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