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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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  • Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — While picking up a prescription for cholesterol-lowering medication, about one in 20 people with conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or high blood pressure will also purchase cigarettes, a new study finds. Six percent of people with asthma or COPD, and about 5 [...]

  • Fetal Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Breathing Ills in Kids

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exposure in pregnancy to a chemical commonly found in plastics and cans — known as bisphenol A, or BPA — may increase a child’s risk of breathing problems, researchers say. In a study of nearly 400 pregnant women and their children, researchers found that each 10-fold [...]

  • Docs Offer Advice for Combating Respiratory Virus That’s Striking Kids

    FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — As Enterovirus D68 infections continue to spread across the United States, the American Lung Association offers tips on how to protect your child from infection and what to do if your child is struck by the virus. The severe respiratory illness, which has been reported in 43 states and [...]

  • New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scientists have pinpointed a molecule that may trigger potentially life-threatening asthma attacks brought on by colds. The researchers say this finding could offer a target for new drugs to be developed to treat these attacks. Most asthma attacks (80 percent to 90 percent) are caused by viruses that infected the [...]

  • Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says

    TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Fear of losing your job can increase the risk for developing asthma, according to a new European study. The study involved more than 7,000 employed adults in Germany. Between 2009 and 2011, during the economic downturn in Europe, the workers answered questions about the respiratory disorder and also on [...]

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