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Asthma

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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Asthma Rates Drop

The rate of asthma in children between the ages of 2 and 7 has fallen significantly in Canada – to 10 per cent from 13 per cent.

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Asthma Resources

Canada Allergy/Asthma Information Association www.aaia.ca Asthma Society of Canada www.asthma.ca Health Canada Air Quality www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/air/index_e.html Lung Association (Canada) www.lung.ca Public Health Agency of Canada www.phac-aspc.gc.ca U.S. AAFA (Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America) www.aafa.org American Lung Association www.lungusa.org Medical Sites CAAIF (Canadian Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Foundation) www.allergyfoundation.ca AAAAI (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & […]

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Vitamin D May Combat Mold

More praise for vitamin D. New research suggests it may be effective in treating mold allergy that is a common trigger in asthma flare-ups.

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Mother Seeks Apology

A New York mother says a police officer blocked her from getting to hospital as her daughter was having a fatal asthma attack. Now, she is asking for an apology.

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