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2008-08-15 12:00:19

CHICAGO, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the school bells get ready to ring, parents and other caregivers of children who have asthma should prepare for a possible peak in asthma episodes (also known as attacks or exacerbations). According to the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest, the greatest number of asthma hospitalizations occurs in the fall, usually September. The fall increase may be caused by respiratory infections, increased pollen, and outdoor mold counts....

2008-08-12 00:00:43

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Angel Waldron, Communications of The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, +1-202-466-7643, ext. 248, angel@aafa.org Better School Health Policies Help States Go to the Head of the Class WASHINGTON,Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/--More than 50 million U.S. school-aged children are heading back to classrooms this month, and 8 million (16%) are taking their asthma and food allergies with them. Fortunately, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation...

2008-07-07 21:00:08

Aggressive treatment of childhood eczema could help prevent asthma, Australian researchers say. The study, published online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, found people who had the skin affliction as children were more likely to develop one form or another of the chronic respiratory condition. Researchers at the University of Melbourne, Monash University and Menzies Research Institute in Tasmania, tracked more than 8,500 people -- part of the Tasmanian Longitudinal...

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2008-06-13 10:45:00

New evidence blames traffic-related pollution for increasing the risk of allergy and atopic diseases among children by more than fifty percent. What's more, the closer children live to roads, the higher their risk."[Children] living very close to a major road are likely to be exposed not only to a higher amount of traffic-derived particles and gases but also to a more freshly emitted aerosols which may be more toxic," wrote lead author of the research, Joachim Heinrich, Ph.D., of the German...

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2008-05-20 12:59:43

First-born children are at higher risk of developing asthma and allergy because of different conditions they experience in the uterus, according to new research from the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom, which will be presented at the American Thoracic Society's 2008 International Conference in Toronto on Wednesday, May 21.In order to determine whether the higher risk of asthma and allergy in first-born children is the result of a prenatal process of post-natal factors, researchers...

2006-08-24 18:05:00

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Childhood allergies are on the rise around the world, including in many developing countries where asthma, eczema and hay fever are emerging as important public health problems, scientists said on Friday. Asthma, in particular, is responsible for millions of children missing school, ending up in hospital or even dying. The underlying cause of the condition is inflammation of the airways but just what triggers the problem and why some people develop asthma...

2006-07-28 13:48:47

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One in three special education students in New York City public schools has asthma, compared to just one in five in the general school population, a new study shows. "That's a huge number" -- it may be that many children in special education are there because they have asthma, co-author Dr. Luz Claudio of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City told Reuters Health. "Managing that disease successfully may remove them from...

2006-06-08 12:28:58

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some children who have asthma at age 7 are asthma-free by the time they reach 12, but the number of kids who go into remission is more than offset by the number who develop the condition during that age period, according to Swedish investigators. Dr. Eva Ronmark, of the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, and colleagues examined the prevalence, incidence, and remission of asthma in children as they aged from 7-8 years to 11-12 years, and assessed the risk...

2006-02-24 13:34:31

By Michelle Rizzo NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who have airway hyperresponsiveness, a symptom of asthma, and allergic manifestations have an increased risk of developing asthma by the time they become adults, according to Danish researchers. Dr. Celeste Porsbjerg, of Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, and colleagues followed 291 subjects for 12 years. The subjects were 7 to 17 years of age at enrollment in 1986. They completed provided information on asthma, allergies and...

2006-01-27 11:18:18

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Boys under the age of 15 years are more likely than girls of this age to be hospitalized for asthma, but this is largely because more boys than girls have asthma, new research suggests. Age-related differences in sex prevalence have been "consistently reported" in hospitalized asthma patients, note California-based investigators in the journal Chest. Up to twice as many inpatients younger than 15 years are male, while up to three times...


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