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Could the Pill Reduce Asthma Attacks?

  TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 — Women with asthma may suffer fewer severe symptom attacks if they are on birth control pills, a large new study suggests. The study of more than 83,000 women with asthma found that those who used birth control pills for at least three years tended to have fewer severe flare-ups. […]

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Recurrent heart attacks on the decline, yet risk remains high

After surviving a heart attack, the proportion of patients who experience a repeat attack within a year fell between 2008 and 2017, with a greater decline in women than men, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Despite the improvement, the rate of recurrent heart attacks, hospitalization for […]

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Researchers develop world’s first pocket guide for youth soccer coaches to prevent, treat asthma attacks

University of Alberta researchers and Edmonton’s youth soccer association are teaming up to keep kids with asthma safe while they play. Chandu Sadasivan, an undergraduate student, and professor of family medicine Andrew Cave are developing card-sized asthma management guides to distribute to the volunteers who coach 25,000 young players in the Edmonton Minor Soccer Association. […]