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2012-01-20 11:16:57

Accelerated growth in the first three months of life, but not fetal growth, is associated with an increased risk of asthma symptoms in young children, according to a new study from The Generation R Study Group at Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands. "We know that low birth weight is associated with an increased risk of asthma symptoms in children, but the effects of specific fetal and infant growth patterns on this risk had not been examined yet," said researcher Liesbeth Duijts, MD,...

2012-01-10 15:35:37

A new study supports previous findings that children delivered by caesarean section have an increased risk of developing asthma. The study from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) suggests that children delivered by caesarean section have an increased risk of asthma at the age of three. This was particularly seen among children without a hereditary tendency to asthma and allergies. Data from more than 37 000 participants in the MoBa study were used to study the...

Study Finds Purifier Can Help Asthmatics
2011-11-25 05:58:06

A new air purification machine that cleans the air while asthma sufferers sleep reportedly can drastically reduce the symptoms they experience during the course of a day. According to Andrew Hough of the Telegraph, the $6,000-plus device is a "temperature controlled laminar airflow treatment" system known as Protexo, which "filters out airborne triggers such as dust particles and mites, pet hairs and powders that cause irritation and inflammation of the lungs." Hough says that...

2011-11-22 16:43:31

But pre-natal paracetamol and first-week antibiotics increase risk Children who started eating fish before nine months of age are less likely to suffer from pre-school wheeze, but face a higher risk if they were treated with broad spectrum antibiotics in the first week of life or their mother took paracetamol during pregnancy. Those are the key findings from a large-scale Swedish study published in the December issue of Acta Paediatrica. Researchers analyzed responses from 4,171...

2011-11-07 10:28:04

Financial strain and competing priorities at home may contribute to greater number of hospital readmissions of children with asthma from single-parent homes compared to dual-parent households, according to a new study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting in Boston, Nov. 3-8. The study, performed at Cincinnati Children´s Hospital Medical Center showed that children in single-parent homes were 50 percent more likely to return to the hospital...

2011-08-24 18:41:05

Wheezy toddlers who have a sensitivity to house dust mites are more at risk of developing asthma by the age of 12, a University of Melbourne led study has shown. Children aged one — two years with a family history of allergy, who had a positive skin prick test to house dust mites, had a higher risk of developing asthma later in life. Results showed 75 per cent of these children had asthma at aged 12 compared to 36 per cent of children without a positive skin prick test. Lead...

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...

2011-08-04 13:30:25

Infants who live in "moldy" homes are three times more likely to develop asthma by age 7"”an age that children can be accurately diagnosed with the condition. Study results are published in the August issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). "Early life exposure to mold seems to play a critical role in childhood asthma development," says Tiina Reponen, PhD, lead study author and...


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