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By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children with asthma may find the condition easier to handle if their classmates get some asthma education, a UK study suggests.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adults with asthma are more likely than those in the general population to report a number of other chronic medical conditions, including cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a report in the current issue of the journal Chest.
By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Diabetics with mental health conditions are less likely to receive optimum diabetes care, according to the results of a large study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some older people who inexplicably lose weight may be in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday.
Women who receive an educational or nutritional intervention following the completion of their treatment for breast cancer are less likely to be depressed and have a better quality of life than other breast cancer survivors, according to a study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Emory University.
BMI, or body mass index, is considered an indicator of both mortality and heart attack risk among middle-aged and older men free of major diseases. However, the impact of BMI on mortality in men who have already had a heart attack or stroke has not been clearly established.
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