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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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  • EPA Issues Tougher Rules on Ozone Emissions

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New regulations to reduce emissions of the smog-causing pollutant ozone from power plants and factories were issued Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Ozone has been linked to asthma, heart disease and premature death. The new rules would lower the current limit for ozone pollution from 75 parts per [...]

  • No Link Between Acetaminophen in Pregnancy, Asthma in Kids: Study

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Taking acetaminophen, best known as Tylenol, during pregnancy or giving it to young children does not raise the risk of childhood asthma, a new study finds. Concerns have been raised that the use of acetaminophen during pregnancy and/or early in a child’s life may be associated with the development [...]

  • Asthma Raises Heart Attack Risk, Research Suggests

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay 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 your heart risk. “People with asthma should make an effort to [...]

  • Poor Quality Housing Tied to Higher Asthma Rates Among Kids

    TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — There’s more evidence that poorer housing is tied to higher rates of asthma attacks among kids. In a new study, researchers led by Dr. Andrew Beck, a pediatrician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, tracked links between community housing code violations — infractions such as the presence in homes [...]

  • Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma

    THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Wearing masks made of latex and taking hayrides are among the Halloween festivities that could be risky for children with asthma, according to the American Lung Association. The association advises parents to be proactive about managing their child’s asthma to ensure that Halloween is safe and enjoyable. Some of the [...]

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