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7 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Asthma Attack Rates Now Similar For Black And White Kids (STUDY)

BY SHEREEN LEHMAN NEW YORK Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:58pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new analysis of U.S. childhood asthma statistics finds racial differences persist in the proportions of African American and white children who develop asthma, but success in managing the disease is becoming more equal. Disparities between white and black kids with asthma in rates ...

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AUG 21, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Asthma attack rates similar for black and white kids

Disparities between white and black kids with asthma in rates of emergency department visits or hospitalizations have shrunk and rates of asthma attacks – another sign of poorly managed asthma – are the same, researchers found. “In general, this is good news - once differences in asthma prevalence rates are taken into account, national estimates show that progress has been ...

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AUG 21, 2014 - WebMD

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FDA OKs New Once-Daily Asthma Treatment

The FDA has approved Arnuity Ellipta (fluticasone furoate inhalation powder), an inhaled steroid taken once a day to prevent asthma symptoms in people 12 and older, drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline says.

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AUG 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Study Shows Rise In Kids WIth Disabilities, But Not With Physical Problems

CHICAGO (AP) — Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found. Disadvantaged kids still bear a disproportionate burden. The increases may partly reflect more awareness and recognition that conditions, including autism, require a specific diagnosis to receive special services, the researchers said. Meantime, ...

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AUG 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Big Coal's Plans For The Pacific Northwest Take A Major Hit

Doctors, tribal leaders, business owners and concerned parents are among those cheering a potentially major blow to Big Coal. On Monday, an Oregon state agency announced its rejection of a permit for a coal export facility on the Columbia River. The proposed Coyote Island Terminal is one of three remaining projects being pushed by the fossil fuel industry to create ...

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