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2014-05-20 10:06:20

American Thoracic Society Maternal intake of dietary methyl donors during the first trimester of pregnancy modulates the risk of developing childhood asthma at age 7, according to a new study presented at the 2014 American Thoracic Society International Conference. "Evidence on the effects of dietary methyl donor intake on childhood asthma has been mixed," said lead author Michelle Trivedi, MD, Clinical Fellow in Pediatric Pulmonology at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in...

2014-03-28 11:34:46

Banning smoking in public places has helped to cut premature births by 10 per cent, new research shows. The study of data from parts of North America and Europe where smoking bans have been introduced also showed a 10 per cent fall in hospital attendance for childhood asthma attacks. The findings reveal that the impact of anti-smoking laws varies between countries but overall the effect on child health around the world is very positive. Laws that prohibit smoking in public places,...

2012-06-21 06:19:27

By Katie Williams, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Dogs may be cute and cuddly, but they contribute a lot of damage to a household; they chew your shoes, shed fur on your clothes, and knock over priceless objects. Now, a new study shows that one mess they leave behind can actually be beneficial for your children´s´ health. In a study conducted by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, it...

2010-11-10 14:24:18

Evidence suggesting that the risk of childhood asthma associated with prenatal paracetamol exposure may depend on antioxidant genes in the mother has been found by a team of UK scientists. The results of their study - which strengthens the argument for a causal link between paracetamol exposure in early life and later childhood asthma - are published online (10 November) in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Led by Seif Shaheen, Professor of Respiratory Epidemiology at Barts and...

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2010-02-23 14:26:07

New findings show that while America spends 50 percent more on children with asthma, more than 1 million children with asthma remain uninsured and at risk for inadequate care Researchers from The George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services (GW) said today that asthma, a largely manageable and chronic disease, is on the rise in America and released new data on the magnitude of the asthma crisis, the surging cost of treatment, and the more than 1 million children...

2009-09-02 14:37:17

U.S. and Mexican scientists say they've identified genetic variants on a specific chromosome that are associated with childhood asthma occurring in Mexicans. The scientists from the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health, the Mexican National Institute of Public Health and their U.S. and U.K. colleagues found genetic variants in a region on chromosome 9q might influence asthma development in Mexican children. The scientists conducted a genome-wide association study, in which they...

2009-08-28 10:04:00

Genetic variants in a region on chromosome 9q may influence asthma development in Mexican children, according to research published in the August 28 issue of the open-access journal PLoS Genetics. Researchers from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Institute of Public Health (Mexico) and their collaborators at universities in the US and the UK* conducted a genome-wide association (GWA) study, in which they looked at over 500,000 variants across the genome...

2009-04-23 18:36:45

Childhood asthma rates could increase as much as 30 percent with exposure to higher levels of traffic-related air pollution, a California study suggests. The study, published in the journal of Environmental Health Perspectives, is the latest to come from the Southern California Children's Health Study, a project pioneered by the Air Resources Board in the early 1990s. The eight-year study followed 217 non-asthmatic children from a wide area of Southern California. Home air monitors allowed...

2008-07-03 03:00:00

By Sabia, Joseph J American University, Department of Public Administration & Policy, School of Public Affairs, Ward Circle Building, Washington, DC 20016, USA; E-mail sabia@american.edu. face=+Bold; [Acknowledgment]face=-Bold; Thanks to Bisakha Sen, Jenny Williams, Don Kenkel, Julie Hotchkiss, three anonymous referees, and participants at the Western Economic Association International meetings in June 2006 for useful comments and suggestions on earlier drafts of this paper. Thanks...


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