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Young Asthma Sufferers Are Breathing Easier These Days

Children with asthma are breathing a little easier than their peers did 10 years ago, and experts are attributing the good news largely to newer, more effective medications.

In a comparison of medical records between kids with asthma a decade ago to kids now, doctors at the National Jewish Health in Denver found asthma sufferers today don't wheeze as much, and are much less likely to have to use rescue inhalers.

On another note, cataracts, a side effect of some of the older asthma drugs, are virtually non-existent in these patients today.


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