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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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  • Women With Asthma May Have Higher Risk of Fertility Problems

    Women with asthma may take longer to get pregnant and have a lower pregnancy rate than those without the lung disease, new research suggests.

  • Asthma May Raise Risk for Abdominal Aneurysm

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People 50 and older who have had recent asthma activity appear to be at an increased risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm, a new study suggests. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a weak spot in the body’s main artery, the aorta, where it passes through the abdomen. [...]

  • Prenatal Acetaminophen Use Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids: Study

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women who take the painkiller acetaminophen — best known under the brand name Tylenol — may be more likely to have a child with asthma, new research suggests. Although the study wasn’t designed to prove cause-and-effect, researchers found that prenatal exposure to the over-the-counter medicine was associated with [...]

  • Study Ties School Calendar to Asthma Flare-Ups

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Greater exposure to cold viruses may help explain why children with asthma tend to suffer their worst symptoms when their school reopens after a break, a new study suggests. “The school calendar predicts common cold transmission, and the common cold predicts asthma exacerbations,” said senior author Lauren Meyers, a [...]

  • Allergies, Asthma Tied to Lower Risk of Brain Cancer

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People with respiratory allergies, asthma and the skin condition eczema may be less likely to develop glioma brain cancer, a new study suggests. The international team of researchers looked at more than 4,500 glioma patients and almost 4,200 people without brain cancer. The investigators found that a history of [...]

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