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Asthma

19 November 2010

Ex-girlfriend's Facebook page triggers man's asthma attack

Social networking might have triggered asthma attacks for one young man, who experienced breathing troubles whenever he accessed an ex-girlfriend's Facebook page.

Social networking might have triggered asthma attacks for one young Italian man, who experienced breathing troubles whenever he accessed an ex-girlfriend's Facebook page.

The man, who was taking medications to control his asthma, used a new Facebook nickname to become the girl's friend again and see her picture on her Facebook profile. But every time he saw her picture, he suffered shortness of breath.

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