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Children living in lower-income areas are more susceptible to asthma
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Children in the state's lower-income urban communities suffer more serious bouts of asthma caused by dirty air and other pollutants – despite decades of state and local monitoring and repeated concerns that air in their neighborhoods is dangerous to …

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Asthma-related Twitter posts can predict rise in hospital visits
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For the study, "The Twitter Asthma Pulse: Using Real-Time Twitter Data to Prospectively Predict Asthma Emergency Department Visits or Hospital Admissions in a Population," researchers collected tweets posted between October 2013 and June 2014 and …

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People's Pharmacy: Some asthma diagnoses may be lung infection
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I used to take naproxen for the pain of a gout flare-up, but now I hear it can cause a problem with my Coumadin. Is there any safe anti-inflammatory medication that can be taken with Coumadin to help with the intense pain caused by gout flare-ups? Are …

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Did researchers find a cure for allergies and asthma?
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If you have an allergy or allergic asthma, your body thinks of the trigger as an invader — whether it's ragweed pollen or peanut protein. Your immune system overreacts to protect you, producing antibodies that can cause symptoms like rashes, itchy …

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New pathway that may trigger asthma discovered
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Asthma is an enormous public health problem that continues to grow larger, in part because scientists don't fully understand how it is caused. Existing therapies don't cure the disease and often don't even significantly alleviate the symptoms. Now …

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Discovery could lead to better asthma treatment
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Obstruction of the lumen of a bronchiole by mucoid exudate, goblet cell metaplasia, and epithelial basement membrane thickening in a person with asthma. Credit: Yale Rosen/Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 2.0. Scientists have made a discovery that could lead to …

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Doctors are way overdiagnosing asthma
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There's a paradox here: As recently as the 1980s, asthma was underdiagnosed and undertreated, and in impoverished urban areas it still is, killing 3,630 people in the United States in 2013. Yet the prevalence of asthma more than doubled from the 1980s …

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MicroRNAs circulating in blood could lead to first diagnostic test for asthma
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People with asthma have telltale molecules circulating in their blood, say researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. The discovery could lead to the first diagnostic blood test for asthma, as well as more targeted treatments for the condition …

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Is childhood asthma overdiagnosed?
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When cross-country runner Baptiste Lemaire developed a problem breathing, his doctor ordered some tests and concluded he had asthma. The teenager, who attends the French Bilingual School in Greenville, was given an asthma inhaler, which he used for …

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