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Rivals race to develop new biotech asthma drugs

Rival firms are racing to develop injectable biotech asthma drugs for patients with severe disease who don't respond well...

Police sent to enforce car ban as Paris battles smog

France deployed hundreds of police in Paris on Monday to enforce the most drastic curbs on car use in 20 years as authorities...

Hundreds of foods in U.S. contain "ADA" plastics chemical -report

Nearly 500 foods found on grocery store shelves in the United States, including many foods labeled as "healthy," contain...

Brussels sues Britain over dirty-air breach

The European Commission is taking legal action accusing Britain of exceeding limits on air pollution from traffic, forcing...

Calif. lawmaker proposes warning labels for sugary drinks

All sodas and other sugar-sweetened drinks sold in California would be required to carry warning labels for obesity, diabetes...

Study links steroid-dependent asthma to depression

People with severe asthma who rely on prednisone are more than three times more likely to be depressed than those with severe...

'Marlboro Man' who later warned against smoking dies of lung disease

Eric Lawson, one of several actors who depicted the "Marlboro Man" cowboy in a long-running series of cigarette ads for Philip...

China pollution wafting across Pacific to blanket U.S.: study

Pollution from China travels in large quantities across the Pacific Ocean to the United States, a new study has found, making...

Saliva reveals asthmatic kids' smoke exposure

Asthmatic children who are exposed to cigarette smoke are more likely to make repeat trips to the hospital for breathing...

U.S. wildfire smoke poses health hazards: report

Massive clouds of smoke spewed from U.S. wildfires raging ever more intensely in recent summers send soot, carbon monoxide...

Kids with asthma still exposed to secondhand smoke

Despite public health campaigns, too many people are still smoking around little kids with asthma, say U.S. researchers....

Skipping meds linked to more hospital visits for kids

Kids and teens with asthma and type 1 diabetes often don't take their medication as prescribed, and those that skip doses...

Probiotics linked to lower risk of allergies for kids

Babies whose mothers take probiotics while pregnant and those who are given the so-called "good bacteria" supplements early...

Asthma more common, severe among obese kids: study

Overweight and obese children are more likely to be diagnosed with asthma, according to a new study - and when they do have...

Kids' asthma more likely to linger with pet allergies

Though many children with asthma eventually grow out of the condition, a severe case in childhood or allergies to furry animals...

Antibiotics in infancy linked to eczema

In a new review of previous research, children who took antibiotics in their first year of life were about 40 percent more...

Evidence thin on osteopathic manipulation for kids

There is no clear evidence that osteopathic manipulation helps treat kids and teenagers with a range of ailments from asthma...

Asthma drug seen as potential game changer

A new type of asthma drug meant to attack the underlying causes of the respiratory disease slashed episodes by 87 percent...

Sucking on your kid's pacifier: good idea or gross?

Toddlers are less likely to have asthma and itchy rashes if their parents "cleaned" their pacifiers by sucking on them when...

U.S.-born kids have more allergies, asthma

Kids and teens who are born abroad and immigrate to the United States are about half as likely to have asthma and allergies...

Just say no to "cinnamon challenge" - pediatricians

Pediatricians today cautioned young people against participating in a popular dare known as the cinnamon challenge, which...

Prebiotics in baby formula and eczema: mixed picture

There's some evidence to suggest that putting prebiotics in baby formula protects children against the skin condition eczema,...

Smoke-free laws tied to drop in child asthma attacks

Introducing laws banning smoking in enclosed public places can lead to swift and dramatic falls in the number of children...

EPA finalizes stricter soot pollution limits

The Obama administration on Friday tightened limits on harmful soot pollution from sources including power plants, diesel...

Asthma symptoms may vary during menstrual cycle

Some women may have more or fewer asthma symptoms, such as coughing and wheezing, depending on their time of the month, a...

Antibiotics in pregnancy tied to asthma in kids

Children whose mothers took antibiotics while they were pregnant were slightly more likely than other kids to develop asthma...

Study suggests timing may be key in fish-asthma link

Among thousands of Dutch children included in a new study, those who first ate fish between the ages of six months and one...

Acetaminophen in infancy again tied to asthma

Babies given acetaminophen for fevers and aches may have a heightened risk of asthma symptoms in their preschool years, a...

Many women stop their asthma meds while pregnant

Almost a third of women on asthma control medications stop using them during the first few months of pregnancy - despite...

California city seeks to cut asthma rate via bond issue

The city of Fresno, Calif., will be the first municipality in the United States to see whether "social impact bonds," an...

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