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Study: Childhood Asthma Attacks Decreased in Smoke-Free Areas

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New research in England shows childhood asthma attacks have decreased in areas where smoke-free laws have gone into effect.

It shows there was a 12 percent drop in hospitalizations for childhood asthma in the first year after indoor smoking bans were put in place in 2007.

Many states in the U.S. have also enacted smoking bans.  Those laws have also been linked to a drop in child asthma emergencies.

Experts say these smoking bans have made people more aware of the dangers of second-hand smoke and have also made them think twice about smoking in their homes or cars.


The Food and Drug Administration has approved the drug Botox for another use besides reducing wrinkles: helping overactive bladders.

The FDA says injecting Botox can decrease the sudden and frequent urges to urinate that are caused by overactive bladder.

Experts say injecting Botox into the bladder muscle can cause it to relax, which increases its storage capacity and reduces leakage.

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