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Medications offer multiple ways to treat asthma
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There are both long-acting types and short-acting types. The long-acting types are controllers: They are used to reduce the number of asthma attacks and are usually prescribed for daily use. The short-acting types are relievers, used to stop an asthma …

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Household exposure to smoke still problematic for children with asthma
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Brian K. Kit, MD, MPH, medical officer in the CDC's Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, and colleagues reviewed National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data on 2,250 patients aged 4 to 19 years who had asthma. The researchers …

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New treatment puts the heat on asthma attacks
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Teresa-Kim figures she has been whisked away under flashing lights to the hospital eight times in the past five years because of an asthma attack that gripped her chest at some unpredictable hour of the day or night. The last time, the worst time, came …

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Drug to Treat Asthma Could Relieve Hives Patients of a Chronic Itch, Study Says
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An asthma drug has shown promise in relieving itchiness for patients with chronic hives who do not get relief from traditional antihistamine treatment. The drug, omalizumab, known by its brand name, Xolair, is a monoclonal antibody approved to treat …

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BPA Raises Risk for Childhood Asthma, Study Finds
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"Asthma prevalence has increased dramatically over the past 30 years, which suggests that some as-yet-undiscovered environmental exposures may be implicated. Our study indicates that one such exposure may be BPA," says lead author Kathleen …

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