Asthma Rate Rising Sharply in U.S.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/04/health/research/04asthma.html?_r=1&hpw
     
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    So we're informed and so too does it seem evident to me anecdotally, too.

    The question is, what are the causes of this development?
     
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    Whatever the reason I'm certain it has nothing to do with Americans being fat.
     
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    It is clear that this is the result of reduced smoking rates.
     
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    Obviously there is a concerted effort to demonize those in our society who weren't born lucky:
    Obesity and Asthma - Asthma
     
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    I predict sales of Breathalyzers will skyrocket
     
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    More automobiles?

    Studies have shown that children raised in close proximity to major highways have higher asthma rates and even stunted lungs.
     
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    Preemies at risk for asthma...
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    Asthma link to premature births
    12 July 2011 - Pregnant women with asthma need regular monitoring
     
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    New treatment for delayed asthma attacks due to exposure to allergens...
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    'Late' asthma research unearths potential new treatment
    12 August 2011 - Scientists have stumbled on a potential new treatment for delayed asthma attacks which can occur several hours after exposure to allergens, a study shows.
     
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