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2011-08-05 05:54:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“Nine percent of American children will develop asthma at some point during their childhood. However, children from poor, urban families have higher chances of developing it. According to a new study, babies who live in moldy homes are three times more likely to develop asthma by age seven. "Early life exposure to mold seems to play a critical role in childhood asthma development. Genetic factors are also important to consider in asthma risk, since infants whose...

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2011-05-19 10:18:09

Vitamin D, which is primarily absorbed from the sun, plays a role in protection against childhood asthma. Now, a new study led by Valencian researchers has shown that children who live in colder, wetter cities are at greater risk of suffering from this respiratory problem, since there are fewer hours of sunlight in such places. "Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause cancer, but it's also dangerous to avoid it. There has to be a balance between the pros and cons", Alberto Arnedo-Pena, an...

2010-12-17 17:17:01

Not One, but Two Skin Barriers Influential in Most Common Skin Disease Like a fence or barricade intended to stop unwanted intruders, the skin serves as a barrier protecting the body from the hundreds of allergens, irritants, pollutants and microbes people come in contact with every day. In patients with eczema, or atopic dermatitis, the most common inflammatory human skin disease, the skin barrier is leaky, allowing intruders "“ pollen, mold, pet dander, dust mites and others "“...

2010-11-29 14:32:25

People with multi-symptom asthma more often have night-time awakenings due to asthma-symptoms, a sign of severe asthma. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Respiratory Research have shown that asthma with multiple symptoms is more highly prevalent than previously suggested, comprising 20- 25% of all asthmatics. Investigators from the University of Gothenburg have performed a large-scale epidemiological survey in West Sweden, comprising of a random sample of 30,000...

2010-08-23 07:46:11

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Adolescents who use acetaminophen, even monthly, may risk development of asthma and eczema. "This study has identified that the reported use of acetaminophen in 13- and 14-year-old adolescent children was associated with an exposure-dependent increased risk of asthma symptoms," first author Richard Beasley, M.D., professor of medicine, at the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand and director of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC),...

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2010-08-13 09:10:00

New evidence linking the use of acetaminophen to development of asthma and eczema suggests that even monthly use of the drug in adolescents may more than double risk of asthma in adolescents compared to those who used none at all; yearly use was associated with a 50 percent increase in the risk of asthma. The research results will be published online on the American Thoracic Society's Web site ahead of the print edition of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. "This...

2010-07-21 14:10:01

Men who had a history of asthma or eczema generally had a lower risk of developing cancer, according to a study carried out by researchers at INRS"“Institut Armand-Frappier, the Research Centre of the Centre hospitalier de l'Universit© de Montr©al, and McGill University. The findings, published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, show that male eczema sufferers had a lower risk of lung cancer while those with a history of asthma had a similar effect in relation...

2010-03-09 15:55:00

PIERRE, S.D., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Governor Mike Rounds signed Senate Bill 83 into law last month, school became a safer place for the estimated 18,665 children in South Dakota with asthma, a chronic lung disease that also effects more than 43,000 adults in the state. "We are very pleased that students now have the right to carry their medications with them, so they can better control their asthma as part of an action plan they develop with their parents, school nurses...

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2010-01-25 14:10:50

Allergies and asthma are a continuing health problem in most developed countries, but just how do these ailments develop over the course of a childhood? In a population-based study designed to help answer this question, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) found that 40 per cent "“ or two of five -- of nearly 5,000 two-year-olds had at least one reported allergy-related disorder. The most common symptom was wheezing, which was reported in 26 per cent...

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...