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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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  • Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction

    By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Few people know how to properly use the medical devices that contain lifesaving medications for severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks, a new study shows. Just 16 percent knew the correct way to use an epinephrine injector for someone with a life-threatening allergy. And only [...]

  • Raised Asthma Risk Seen for Toddlers Who Share Bed With Parents

    THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Toddlers who share a bed with their parents may have an increased risk of developing asthma later in childhood, a new study finds. The study included more than 6,100 mothers in the Netherlands who provided information about wheezing and asthma symptoms in their children every year between ages 1 [...]

  • EPA Issues Tougher Rules on Ozone Emissions

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New regulations to reduce emissions of the smog-causing pollutant ozone from power plants and factories were issued Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Ozone has been linked to asthma, heart disease and premature death. The new rules would lower the current limit for ozone pollution from 75 parts per [...]

  • No Link Between Acetaminophen in Pregnancy, Asthma in Kids: Study

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Taking acetaminophen, best known as Tylenol, during pregnancy or giving it to young children does not raise the risk of childhood asthma, a new study finds. Concerns have been raised that the use of acetaminophen during pregnancy and/or early in a child’s life may be associated with the development [...]

  • Asthma Raises Heart Attack Risk, Research Suggests

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People suffering from asthma who have to take medication every day to control it may face an increased risk of heart attack, new research suggests. And a second study confirms that having active asthma also increases your heart risk. “People with asthma should make an effort to [...]

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