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2014-03-31 12:27:31

Bayer HealthCare and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) equip veterinarians with solutions to overcome an alarming trend--declining feline veterinary visits in spite of a growing cat population. SHAWNEE, Kan. and HILLSBOROUGH, N.J., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA)--the prestigious, peer-reviewed animal health journal--published in their April edition, the findings of a feline health study conducted by...

2011-08-05 05:54:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“Nine percent of American children will develop asthma at some point during their childhood. However, children from poor, urban families have higher chances of developing it. According to a new study, babies who live in moldy homes are three times more likely to develop asthma by age seven. "Early life exposure to mold seems to play a critical role in childhood asthma development. Genetic factors are also important to consider in asthma risk, since infants whose...

2011-04-26 00:00:28

Cats significantly lag behind dogs in veterinary medical care, often due to cat owners' misconceptions about feline health. Woodland Veterinary Hospital is kicking off a "Kitty Crusade" in May to educate owners about cats' medical needs to help cats lead longer and healtheir lives. Woodland, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2011 Woodland Veterinary Hospital is kicking off a "Kitty Crusade" in May. This educational campaign will try to address the shortage of medical care that many cats experience....

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2010-03-12 06:58:59

A new study suggests that children and teenagers that have peanut allergies might have more-severe asthma attacks. According to the study, out of the 160 5-to 18-year-olds with asthma studied, 46 with peanut allergies had more hospitalizations for asthma exacerbations than children without the food allergy.  Those children also had higher rates of treatment with oral corticosteroids. Twenty-three percent of the children and teens with peanut allergy had been hospitalized for asthma...

2009-12-03 07:00:00

ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Asthma is a chronic disease that affects over 370,000 children in New York State. In order to raise awareness of asthma and its symptoms among sports and fitness leaders who work with children, the New York State Department of Health has launched the "Winning with Asthma" Coach's Asthma Clipboard Program in New York. "Winning with Asthma" is an online program created to help coaches learn about asthma, how it affects an athlete's ability to compete,...

2009-08-06 08:38:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Cats seem so independent, it's easy for their owners to get caught up in work, family and every day life and forget to bring them into the veterinarian for regular annual exams. In a recent national survey conducted in Spring 2009 by Feline Pine, America's best-selling natural cat litter, more than one-third of respondents claimed to only bring their cats to the veterinarian when they are sick, and only 17 percent of those surveyed had their...

2009-02-26 09:30:00

Use of Beta Blockers May Have Long-Term Benefits SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Asthma Foundation announced a research breakthrough suggesting that, contrary to popular belief, drugs commonly used to treat high blood pressure may also bring relief to many asthma sufferers. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/SF75648) Dean Smith, Executive Director of the American Asthma Foundation (AAF), said, "Drugs known as beta blockers have long been used to treat...

2009-01-23 14:07:09

High doses of inhaled corticosteroids are effective in reducing the severity and duration of asthma attacks triggered by colds, Canadian researchers said. Study leader Dr. Francine Ducharme of Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Center and the University of Montreal found that high doses of corticosteroids -- fluticasone -- when inhaled at the onset of a cold and taken for up to 10 days, reduces the number of moderate or severe asthma attacks that require emergency oral steroids. The...


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