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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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More Illness with Asthma

Asthmatics tend to get more illnesses than non-asthmatics but learning how to control those illnesses can have a positive effect on one’s asthma.

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Asthma diagnosis

Asthma Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

I think I have asthma. Now what? SYMPTOMS Some signs of asthma include a chronic cough, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, or wheezing. Talk to your doctor if you or your child has a cough that keeps you up at night, a cold that won’t go away, shortness of breath or wheezing after exercise, […]

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Asthma Control

Is My Asthma Under Control? Studies have shown that more than half of people with asthma are not properly managing it. Uncontrolled asthma can lead to frequent doctor and hospital visits, missed school or work and “presenteeism” where people show up to the office but aren’t working at full capacity because they’re having symptoms, or […]

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Famous People With Asthma

N.J. Governor Chris Christie Soccer player David Beckham Actress Lindsay Lohan Malia Obama, daughter of president Barack Obama Olympic speed skater (Cdn.) Susan Auch The late actress Elizabeth Taylor Singer Meatloaf

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