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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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Asthma News

  • 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 [...]

  • Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests. “We found that, compared with children born from mothers of normal weight, those whose mothers were overweight or obese during pregnancy had up to [...]

  • New Inhaled Drug Shows Promise Against Asthma, Allergies

    A new inhaled medication has the potential to treat mild asthma and allergies by interrupting the production of an immune system protein that triggers allergic reactions, a new study reports.

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