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2012 State Asthma and Allergy Honor Roll Released

AAFA has identified the states with the best statewide public policies supporting children with asthma and food allergies. Did your state make the grade?

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AAFA’s Fall Allergy Capitals; Louisville is No. 1

AAFA announced its 2012 Fall Allergy Capitals, and Louisville tops the list as “the most challenging place to live with fall allergies.”

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Asthma Stays With You for Life

A huge Canadian study shows that once you’re diagnosed with asthma, you’re very likely stuck with it for life.

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Moderate Drinking May Protect Against Asthma

Those who are moderate imbibers of wine and beer may be staving off asthma. But don’t drink too much!

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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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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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Asthma Increases Other Risks

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

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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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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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