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FDA banning Primatene Mist inhalers for asthma

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People who use Primatene Mist to control their asthama symptoms may want to build a stockpile of the over-the-counter medicine now or start looking for other treatments. The FDA issued a reminder that the drug will no longer be available after Dec. 31 due to the fact that the inhaler it uses as a delivery system uses chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Those […]

Cooler seasons can trigger asthma attacks in children

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Signs and symptoms that your child may have asthmaThe fall and winter seasons are a time for children to jump in piles of leaves, go trick-or-treating, build snowman and try to sneak-a-peek at Santa. But for many children with asthma, these cooler months can be very difficult. In an article by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin […]

Some parents don't know how serious their child's asthma is

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A new study has revealed that only 6 out of 10 children with asthma are being treated adequately, and 7 out of 10 of their parents say that the asthma is mild or intermittent in their child. The survey was funded by Nycomed, a Swiss company that makes asthma medications.  Researchers interviewed 1,284 families in Canada, Greece, […]

Exposure to secondhand smoke may increase neurobehavioral disorders in children

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A new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics has revealed that children under 12 who are exposed to secondhand smoke at home are 50% more likely to have neurobehavioral disorders than children who were not exposed. The particular neurobehavioral disorders that were evaluated were attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities and conduct disorders. Of all the children […]

Boy blinded by asthma attack recovering

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A boy who lost his sight and also the ability to walk and talk after an asthma attack cut off oxygen to his brain is slowly recovering. Dante [Hall] was stricken last June and remained unconscious for a month. When he regained consciousness, he suffered from memory loss, blindness, and couldn’t walk or talk. He […]

Allergy-Induced Asthma More Common in Affluent Countries

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The study has scientists suggesting that in wealthier nations, we live in cleaner, more sterile environments, causing our immune systems to freak out when exposed to anything foreign. I was always sick as a kid and I was always filthy and my mother only cleaned the house once in a blue moon, so I’m not […]

First randomized trial finds breastfeeding doesn't lower asthma, allergy risk

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Interesting. The Lactivist community must be reeling from this news. I wonder how they’re gonna spin it. TORONTO (CP) — The first ever randomized trial to look at the much debated question of whether breastfeeding protects an infant from developing asthma and allergies found that children who were breastfed as babies were not at a […]