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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 Hospitalized for Asthma More Often Than Men

    TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — After seeking medical treatment in the emergency room for an asthma attack, women are much more likely than men to need hospitalization, researchers report. Scientists analyzed the likelihood that 2,000 patients treated in the ER for asthma would need to be admitted to the hospital. Although the men and [...]

  • Curbing School Bus Pollution Might Reduce Absences

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Reducing diesel air pollution from school buses could lead to 14 million fewer student absences each year in the United States, a new study predicts. Researchers followed 275 elementary school students in the state of Washington who rode on school buses. Air pollution from 188 school buses was measured [...]

  • Gene May Play Part in How Kids Respond to Asthma Meds: Study

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say they’ve identified a gene that affects whether children with asthma respond to corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are the most effective treatment for chronic asthma and acute asthma attacks, but some children don’t respond well to the drugs. Researchers analyzed the genomes of 57 children with asthma, and found that the [...]

  • Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In a discovery that could eventually shed light on some diseases that plague modern society, a tribe in a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Venezuela appears to have the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria ever found. The study suggests that modern living has [...]

  • Asthma Rates Similar Among Black Children in Urban, Rural Areas: Study

    THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Asthma rates are essentially identical among black children living in Detroit and rural Georgia, researchers report. The finding challenges the common belief that living in a city boosts the chances of developing the respiratory condition, the study authors said. Instead, poverty may be what increases asthma risk, the study results [...]

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