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Asthma

Group Assails Delay in Smog Standards

President Obama has chosen to delay a new National Air Quality Standard for ground level ozone – a move that jeopardizes the health of millions of Americans with asthma and other respiratory conditions.

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Asthma Linked with Electromagnetic Fields

A new study has found a connection between electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and asthma – and could reignite the controversy about the safety of electronics and power lines. Lead study author Dr. De-Kun Li followed pregnant women and their children for up to 13 years to assess the possible effects of magnetic fields on health. The women wore […]

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Asthma Linked to Electromagnetic Fields

A new study has found a connection between electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and asthma – and could reignite the controversy about the safety of electronics and power lines. Lead study author Dr. De-Kun Li followed pregnant women and their children for up to 13 years to assess the possible effects of magnetic fields on health. The women wore […]

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Gene Linked to Asthma in African-Americans

As many as 29 percent of those of African descent are found to have a gene that makes them susceptible to asthma.

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May 2011 Awareness Month: Asthma

May is the official month of asthma and allergy awareness. Here are a few of the activities and events. – Managing your child’s asthma while he or she is at school is a challenge. Enter the Everyone Breathe Asthma Education Grants program, courtesy of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America in partnership with corporate […]

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Asthma Increases Other Risks

A new study shows that having asthma increases the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease.

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The Fireplace and Asthma

Jo-Anne St. Vincent is a nurse and CAE at the Children’s Asthma Education Centre in Winnipeg. Q. My husband and I are hoping to put in a gas fireplace. Is it correct to assume this would be safer than wood-burning since our son has moderate, controlled asthma? Jo-Anne St. Vincent: Wood-burning fireplaces can expose family […]

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Warnings Get in Smokers’ Faces

New warnings on cigarette packages will cover 75 per cent of the surface area. Experts agree: bigger warnings will be more effective.

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Paint in Kids’ Rooms Blamed for Asthma

Children sleeping in bedrooms where they are exposed to high concentrations of a type of volatile organic compound found in paint and other products, and called propylene glycol and glycol ethers (PGEs), are at higher risk for allergies and asthma, according to a Swedish study. While there is lots of research to show volatile organic […]

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Can Facebook Trigger Asthma?

A heartbroken 18-year-old man experienced shortness of breath whenever viewing his ex-girlfriend’s profile.

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