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Too much TV linked to higher asthma risk: study
Children who watch television for more than two hours a day have twice the risk of developing asthma, British researchers reported on Tuesday.
 
Many people may believe that they are allergic to certain foods, but a new study shows they may be mistaken.
 
Deadlocked over the risks of long-acting asthma drugs, U.S. government health officials Wednesday asked outside advisers if four medications used by millions of patients should remain on the market.
 
In recent years, millions of asthma patients have started using long-acting drugs to help them breathe more normally, allowing for nights of uninterrupted sleep or workouts at the gym.
 
The blockbuster asthma drug Advair does not appear to have an increased risk of serious respiratory complications seen with similar new medicines, U.S. government health officials said Friday.
 
Asthma inhalers go "green" in the United States on Dec. 31, which will force patients still using the old-fashioned kind to make a pricey and even confusing switch.
 
Babies born by Caesarean section are more likely to develop asthma than children delivered naturally, Swiss researchers said on Tuesday.
 
A usually harmless childhood virus may hide in the lungs and come back to cause wheezing and other symptoms of asthma, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday.
 
Asthmatic children should always have an emergency plan with them containing instructions on what to do if they have an asthma attack, according to the Heidenheim-based German Pneumologists Association (BdP).
 
Patients with an allergy to metal, often first revealed when wearing certain jewelry, are also at risk for reactions to implanted medical devices made of metal, such as pacemakers and orthopedic prostheses.
 
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