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Despite Decline, Asthma Attacks Still a Concern in Kids
Although asthma attacks have declined among children in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said there is still work to be done.
Is Asthma Holding You Back?
In the United States, an estimated 15.4 million people are treated for asthma each year, according to a new study.
FDA Removes Warning for Some Inhalers
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has removed a strong warning for some combination inhalers.
New Rx Approved for Rare Autoimmune Disease
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first drug to treat a rare condition that causes inflammation in the wall of the body's blood vessels.
Symbicort Gets OK for Kids with Asthma
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for children with asthma. 
The Link Between Asthma and Obesity
Children with asthma may be more likely to become obese, according to a new study.
Keeping Asthma in Check
Getting flu vaccinations and having asthma medications on hand at school may help keep kids with asthma healthy, according to two new studies.
Identifying Tough-to-Control Asthma
How difficult asthma is to control varies case by case. But new research may help one predict the tough cases.
How Late-Onset Asthma Might Affect Your Heart
Adults who develop late-onset asthma may face a raised risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study found.
Childhood Asthma Now, COPD Later
Childhood asthma with reduced growth of lung function may be tied to a raised risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in early adulthood, a new study found.