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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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  • Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exposure in the womb to household chemicals known as phthalates might increase a child’s future risk of developing asthma, Columbia University researchers reported in a new study. Children had nearly an 80 percent increased risk of developing asthma between age 5 and 11 if their mothers [...]

  • Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A combination drug therapy aimed at opening the airways and reducing inflammation appears to be the best treatment for older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), especially those with asthma, a new study finds. COPD patients who received a combination of long-acting beta agonists [...]

  • Few Students With Asthma, Allergies Have School Emergency Plan

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Too few students with asthma and food allergies have emergency plans in place at school, which can leave the schools inadequately prepared in a health crisis, a new survey finds. Just half of students with food allergies and only one in four kids with asthma have emergency action plans [...]

  • Smoking Before Fatherhood May Raise Asthma Risk in Kids: Study

    MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Men who smoke before becoming a parent may put their children at increased risk for asthma, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed the smoking habits of more than 13,000 men and women, and then looked at the incidence of asthma in their children. The results showed that asthma was much [...]

  • Putting Baby to Sleep on Animal Fur May Lower Asthma Risk: Study

    SUNDAY, Sept. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Infants who sleep on animal fur may be less likely to develop asthma later in childhood, new research suggests. The study included more than 2,400 healthy city-dwelling newborns in Germany who were followed until age 10. Of those children, 55 percent slept on animal skin in their first [...]

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