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      Children Exposed to Phthalates in Plastics Have Higher Risk of Asthma Inflammation

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      More Evidence on Connection Between Phthalates and Respiratory Health A new study from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health finds that Children exposed to diethyl phthalate (DEP) and butylbenzyl phthalate (BBzP)—phthalate, two chemicals found in personal care and plastic products—have greater risk of asthma-related airway inflammation. Phthalates Found in...
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      Low Vitamine D Hurts Lung Function and Development

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      Vitamin D is being called the super vitamin as more is learned about its importance. Low vitamin D is linked to the severity of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary, cancer and a number of other health concerns. Now researchers in Australia have linked vitamin D deficiency to lung development and growth...
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      FDA Announces New Safety Controls for Asthma Meds – High Risk for Kids

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      New Safety Controls for Long-Acting Beta Agonists from increased risk of severe worsening of asthma symptoms that can lead to death. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that drugs in the class of long-acting beta agonists (LABAs) should never be used alone in the treatment of asthma in...
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      Seven Reasons Not to Smoke Around Kids

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      By now everyone knows that smoking can kill you and your neighboor. Secondhand smoke is esoecially dangerous for children. These seven reasons not to smoke around kids speak for themselves. 1. Exposure to secondhand smoke causes premature death and disease in children and adults who do not smoke. 2. Between...
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      Folic Acid May Help Treat Allergies, Asthma

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      Folic acid, or vitamin B9, essential for red blood cell health and long known to reduce the risk of spinal birth defects, may also suppress allergic reactions and lessen the severity of allergy and asthma symptoms, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. In what is believed...
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      Low Vitamin D Linked to Allergy, Asthma Severity

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      New research adds more evidence of the importance of vitamin D supplementation and that daily recommended levels are low. The study provides evidence for a link between vitamin D insufficiency and asthma severity, and is the first study of its kind of vitamin D and disease severity in children with...
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      Call for Docs to Stop Prescribing Heartburn Drugs for Asthma

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      Although lacking real scientific evidence, for nearly 20 years, doctors believed severe asthma symptoms such as coughing, sneezing and breathlessness were triggered, in part, by acid reflux. Asthma sufferers were often prescribed heartburn medication in an effort to help their asthma symptoms. Now lung experts from around the U.S.are calling...
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      Pollution-Related Asthma May Start in the Womb

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      According to new research Children born in areas with increased traffic-related pollution may be at greater risk of developing asthm due to genetic changes acquired in the womb. The study from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the University of Cincinnati (UC) is published in the journal PLoS...
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      Common Bug May Lower Kids Asthma Risk by 50%

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      The bacterium has co-existed with humans for at least 50,000 years and may be linked to hay fever and eczema.  Lack of the bug impacts the immune system.  A new study appears to add more evidence linking the growing use of antibiotics and resent explosion of asthma in children.  The...
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      Veggies and Fish Reduce Kids Asthma Risk

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      Results from a 7-year mother and child study find specific foods can impact asthma and allergy risks for children. A diet rich in fish and specific vegetables can reduce asthma and allergies in children, according to a seven-year study of 460 Spanish children, published in the journal Pediatric Allergy and Immunology....
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      Creams as Good as Pills for Knee Pain

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      Creams work as well as pills without the side effects. A new study from Briton reported by the BBC suggests that using ibuprofen type pain relievers in topical cream form works as well as pills. For the study researchers from Queen Mary University of London, 585 patients were given non-steroidal...
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      Study Finds Omega-3 May Helps With Asthma

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      Metabolic product of an omega-3 fatty acid may help fight asthma. New research from the led by a research team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School looked at the anti-inflammatory value of diets rich in some types of fish.  Researchers found that a molecule produced by the...
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