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Asthma: How Much Do You Know?



Asthma isn't fun. But learning about asthma doesn't have to be a drag. See how fast you can find some of the most common asthma-related terms in our asthma word search. Then read on for more information about asthma and how to keep it from controlling your life.

Asthma News

  • Older Women With Asthma Face Worse Health Outcomes

    FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although older women with asthma often have worse health outcomes, they may not make asthma care a priority, according to a new study. “There is no doubt that women over 65 suffer from asthma much more than men over 65,” concluded Dr. James Sublett, an allergist and president-elect of [...]

  • Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms

    WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — For patients with asthma, just believing an odor is potentially harmful is enough to trigger airway inflammation for at least 24 hours, a new study indicates. “It’s not just what you smell, but also what you think you smell,” study author Cristina Jaen, a physiologist at Monell Chemical Senses [...]

  • Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests. “We found that, compared with children born from mothers of normal weight, those whose mothers were overweight or obese during pregnancy had up to [...]

  • New Inhaled Drug Shows Promise Against Asthma, Allergies

    A new inhaled medication has the potential to treat mild asthma and allergies by interrupting the production of an immune system protein that triggers allergic reactions, a new study reports.

  • U.S. Health Snapshots: Insurance Coverage Expands, but Gaps Remain

    By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two new U.S. government reports provide a statistical snapshot of health and health insurance coverage in 2013, before new coverage options took effect under the Affordable Care Act. On a positive note, fewer Americans were uninsured in 2013 than in 2010 — 14.4 percent versus 16 [...]

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