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2011-04-14 20:53:33

Gasping for breath during a workout may be more than just a sign that you're out of shape. It could also indicate a condition called exercise-induced asthma, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. "Exercise-induced asthma occurs when someone has shortness of breath, gets winded easily, has wheezing and sometimes even a cough shortly after exercise begins," said Dr. John Rogers, professor of family and community medicine at BCM. Asthma occurs when there are spasms of the smooth...

2011-01-25 08:07:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Teva Respiratory today announced Los Angeles, Calif. as the second stop of a multi-city tour for EIB Active(TM), a national health campaign started in 2010 to raise awareness about asthma and exercise-induced bronchospasm, or EIB, a breathing condition that affects about 80-90 percent of children and adults with asthma, and an estimated 30 million people in the United States. EIB is a treatable condition that causes wheezing, coughing and chest...

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2011-01-12 14:10:00

Federal health officials said Wednesday that asthma is increasing and that one in 12 Americans now say they have the respiratory disease. According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, about 8.2 percent of Americans had asthma in a 2009 national survey of about 40,000 individuals.  That means about 25 million people have asthma. The rate had been sticking to a little under 8 percent for the previous four years. Better diagnostic efforts could be part of the reason...

2010-12-27 13:34:18

The vitamin D levels of newborn babies appear to predict their risk of respiratory infections during infancy and the occurrence of wheezing during early childhood, but not the risk of developing asthma. Results of a study in the January 2011 issue of Pediatrics support the theory that widespread vitamin D deficiency contributes to risk of infections. "Our data suggest that the association between vitamin D and wheezing, which can be a symptom of many respiratory diseases and not just asthma,...

2010-12-08 22:26:59

8-week program helps reduce symptoms and reduce exposure to environmental triggers A school-based intervention program helped New York City high school students with moderate to severe asthma better manage their symptoms, dramatically reducing the need for urgent care, including hospitalizations and emergency room visits, according to a study published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Students in the eight-week program reported a 28% reduction in acute...

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2010-10-25 10:24:59

A child's chances of developing allergies or wheezing is related to how he or she grew at vital stages in the womb, according to scientists from the University of Southampton. The new research, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the British Lung Foundation, and undertaken at Southampton General Hospital, reveals that fetuses which develop quickly in early pregnancy but falter later in pregnancy are likely to go on to develop allergies and asthma as children. Scientists believe...

2010-10-19 07:18:00

HORSHAM, Pa., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Teva Respiratory announced today the launch of EIB Active, a national health campaign to raise awareness about exercise-induced bronchospasm, or EIB, a condition that impacts an estimated 30 million people in the United States. EIB is a treatable condition that causes wheezing, coughing and chest tightness during or immediately following exercise or physical activity. Despite the large number of people living with EIB, diagnosis remains low due to a...

2010-07-02 19:11:57

UCLA-led study has implications for traffic-related asthma flares A new academic study led by UCLA scientists has found that even brief exposure to ultrafine pollution particles near a Los Angeles freeway is potent enough to boost the allergic inflammation that exacerbates asthma. Published online in the American Journal of Physiology"“Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology in June, the study shows that the tiniest air pollutant particles "• those measuring less than 180...

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2010-06-03 08:14:21

Effect of diet on asthma and allergic sensitization in the International Study on Allergies and Asthma in Childhood Eating three or more burgers a week may boost a child's risk of asthma and wheeze - at least in developed nations - reveals a large international study, published in Thorax June 2nd. Conversely, a Mediterranean diet, rich in fruit, vegetables, and fish seems to stave off the risk, the research shows. The research team base their findings on data collected between 1995 and 2005...

2010-05-19 09:53:44

Children who undergo brief periods of intense exercise may exhibit lung dysfunction or other symptoms similar to those experienced by asthma patients, even when no history of asthma exists, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of California's Irvine and Miller Children's Hospital. The results of the study were presented at the ATS 2010 International Conference in New Orleans. "Studies have shown that in adults, vigorous exercise can cause wheezing and a decrease in...


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