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Boosting Steroid Dose May Not Reduce Kids’ Asthma Flare-Ups

Boosting Steroid Dose May Not Reduce Kids’ Asthma Flare-Ups

Latest Asthma News SATURDAY, March 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Temporarily boosting the dose of inhaled steroids may not do much to reduce the frequency of severe asthma flare-ups in children, according to two new studies. Short-term increases in inhaled steroids might even be tied to slightly slowed growth in kids, one of the studies […]

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What does reactive airway disease mean?

What does reactive airway disease mean?

Reactive airway disease describes a set of symptoms that may or may not be caused by asthma. The symptoms include coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Sometimes the terms reactive airway disease and asthma are used interchangeably. However, there are important differences between the two. This article explores how reactive airway disease differs from asthma, […]

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Asthma Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Valentine’s Day

Asthma Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Valentine’s Day

Latest Asthma News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Asthma and allergies can put on damper on your Valentine’s Day romancing, an expert warns. “Keeping everyone free of allergy and asthma flare-ups helps keep the focus on romance this Valentine’s Day. Red or itchy eyes, runny noses, coughs and fatigue can ruin your celebration,” […]

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Asthma Attacks on the Decline Among U.S. Kids

Asthma Attacks on the Decline Among U.S. Kids

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Asthma News TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Fewer U.S. children are having to deal with asthma attacks in recent years, federal health officials reported Tuesday. That also translates into fewer missed school days and hospital visits, the researchers noted. In fact, the number of kids with asthma who […]

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Easing Your Child’s Asthma

Easing Your Child’s Asthma

By Julie DavisHealthDay Reporter Latest Asthma News TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If your child is among the 10 percent of kids with asthma, you want to do everything you can to control it. Start by working with your child’s allergist to identify his or her unique asthma triggers and ways to avoid […]

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Asthma in America Carries $82 Billion Price Tag

Asthma in America Carries $82 Billion Price Tag

Latest Asthma News FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The economic cost of asthma in the United States is nearly $82 billion a year, federal health officials report. That figure includes medical expenses and costs associated with work and school absences and deaths. However, the true cost of asthma is probably underestimated because the […]

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Boxed Warning Removed From Certain Asthma Medications: FDA

Boxed Warning Removed From Certain Asthma Medications: FDA

New evidence regarding safety is spurring the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove a Boxed Warning from certain inhaled medications used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Latest Asthma News The decision applies to a class of medications known as Long-Acting Beta Agonists (LABAs) used in combination with inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) […]

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Heavy Particles in Smog Up Kids’ Asthma Risk

Heavy Particles in Smog Up Kids’ Asthma Risk

Latest Asthma News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Children who inhale coarse particles — like dust, sand or even rubber emissions from tires — increase their chances of developing serious asthma, new research indicates. The finding comes from the analysis of data on 8 million young people, 5 to 20 years old, in […]

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Moms’ Soda Habit in Pregnancy May Boost Kids’ Odds for Asthma

Moms’ Soda Habit in Pregnancy May Boost Kids’ Odds for Asthma

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Asthma News FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Kids are more likely to develop asthma if their moms chug sugary drinks during pregnancy, a new study suggests. Expectant mothers who drank an average of two sugar-sweetened beverages a day were over 60 percent more likely to have kids diagnosed […]

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Can Trees Curb Asthma Flare-Ups in Polluted Cities?

Can Trees Curb Asthma Flare-Ups in Polluted Cities?

Latest Asthma News MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Urban air pollution can trigger asthma. But lots of trees in cities might lower the odds of a flare-up, a new British study finds. “We wanted to clarify how urban vegetation may be related to respiratory health,” said study leader Ian Alcock of the University […]