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Roundup: Inhaled asthma drug stunts growth

Asthma Drug Stunts Growth

For some kids, the price of controlling severe asthma is half an inch of adult height. Those who use the inhaled steroid drug budesonide (marketed under brands including Rhinocort and Pulmicort) see a permanent stunting of growth, new research shows.


Times correspondent Anthony Shadid dies in Syria

New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner whose dispatches captured untold stories from Baghdad under "shock and awe" bombing to Libya wracked by civil war, died Thursday of an apparent asthma attack in Syria while reporting on the uprising against its president....


Bitter tastes 'could ease asthma'

Scientists have discovered 'taste receptors' in the lungs - not on the tongue - which could pave the way for new asthma treatments.


Tylenol tied to childhood asthma

A pair of studies suggests that the common painkiller acetaminophen -- better known as Tylenol in the U.S. -- may be fueling a worldwide increase in asthma.


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