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Vitamin D Won't Help Prevent Colds in People with Asthma

THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — If you have asthma, vitamin D supplements won’t protect you against colds, new research suggests. The study found that taking vitamin D supplements didn’t reduce the number or severity of colds in adults with mild-to-moderate asthma. More than 400 participants, all of whom …

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Vitamin D May Protect Against Common Cold

Istockphoto By Theresa TamkinsMONDAY, Feb. 23, 2009 (Health.com) — Vitamin D may protect people—especially those with asthma and other chronic lung conditions—from colds and other respiratory tract infections, according to the largest study to date to look at the link. Unlike with other vitamins, a deficiency of vitamin D (which …

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Study: Flu Shot May Not Keep Kids With Asthma Out of Hospital

Istockphoto By Denise MannTHURSDAY, May 21, 2009 (Health.com) — If your child has asthma, you may have been shocked to hear that a flu shot—long recommended for kids with asthma—doesn’t seem to prevent flu-related hospitalizations. The findings were presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society …

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Stressed

(Getty Images) By Denise MannMONDAY, July 20, 2009 (Health.com) — There may be a reason why children’s asthma rates are so high in urban areas. Youngsters with stressed-out parents and exposure to air pollution have a higher risk of asthma, according to a study in the journal Proceedings of the …

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Dust Exposure After 9/11 Linked to High Asthma Rates

(LIFE.com) By Karen PallaritoTUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2009 (Health.com) — About 1 in 7, or 13.5%, of adults who encountered intense dust clouds after the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9/11 were later diagnosed with asthma, compared with just 8.4% who had no dust cloud exposure, researchers in Atlanta …

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Air Pollution, Asthma Linked to Suicide

Getty Images By Tammy Worth THURSDAY, July 14 (Health.com) — When most people think of suicide, they think of psychological problems such as depression and anxiety. But new research suggests that lung trouble may also play a role. Two new studies conducted in Asia and published in the American Journal …

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Prenatal Exposure to Asthma Drug May Increase Autism Risk

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Children whose mothers took certain asthma drugs during pregnancy may have a slightly increased risk of autism, a new study suggests. The study, published online Jan. 6 in Pediatrics, found a connection between autism risk and prenatal exposure to drugs …

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