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Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies

December 20, 2014

SATURDAY, Dec. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The holidays can be anything but joyous for people with allergies when they contend with fresh trees, scented candles and other allergy triggers.
“The dust from the boxes and on the decorations that have been packed away in dank basements or dusty attics is triggering reactions in my allergy […]


Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction

December 18, 2014

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Few people know how to properly use the medical devices that contain lifesaving medications for severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks, a new study shows.
Just 16 percent knew the correct way to use an epinephrine injector for someone with a life-threatening allergy. And only […]


Raised Asthma Risk Seen for Toddlers Who Share Bed With Parents

December 11, 2014

THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Toddlers who share a bed with their parents may have an increased risk of developing asthma later in childhood, a new study finds.
The study included more than 6,100 mothers in the Netherlands who provided information about wheezing and asthma symptoms in their children every year between ages 1 […]


EPA Issues Tougher Rules on Ozone Emissions

November 26, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New regulations to reduce emissions of the smog-causing pollutant ozone from power plants and factories were issued Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Ozone has been linked to asthma, heart disease and premature death.
The new rules would lower the current limit for ozone pollution from 75 parts per […]


No Link Between Acetaminophen in Pregnancy, Asthma in Kids: Study

November 26, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Taking acetaminophen, best known as Tylenol, during pregnancy or giving it to young children does not raise the risk of childhood asthma, a new study finds.
Concerns have been raised that the use of acetaminophen during pregnancy and/or early in a child’s life may be associated with the development […]


Asthma Raises Heart Attack Risk, Research Suggests

November 16, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People suffering from asthma who have to take medication every day to control it may face an increased risk of heart attack, new research suggests.
And a second study confirms that having active asthma also increases your heart risk.
“People with asthma should make an effort to […]


Poor Quality Housing Tied to Higher Asthma Rates Among Kids

November 4, 2014

TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — There’s more evidence that poorer housing is tied to higher rates of asthma attacks among kids.
In a new study, researchers led by Dr. Andrew Beck, a pediatrician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, tracked links between community housing code violations — infractions such as the presence in homes […]


Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma

October 30, 2014

THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Wearing masks made of latex and taking hayrides are among the Halloween festivities that could be risky for children with asthma, according to the American Lung Association.
The association advises parents to be proactive about managing their child’s asthma to ensure that Halloween is safe and enjoyable.
Some of the […]


Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study

October 20, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — While picking up a prescription for cholesterol-lowering medication, about one in 20 people with conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or high blood pressure will also purchase cigarettes, a new study finds.
Six percent of people with asthma or COPD, and about 5 […]


Fetal Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Breathing Ills in Kids

October 6, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exposure in pregnancy to a chemical commonly found in plastics and cans — known as bisphenol A, or BPA — may increase a child’s risk of breathing problems, researchers say.
In a study of nearly 400 pregnant women and their children, researchers found that each 10-fold […]



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