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Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

July 22, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests.
“We found that, compared with children born from mothers of normal weight, those whose mothers were overweight or obese during pregnancy had up to [...]


New Inhaled Drug Shows Promise Against Asthma, Allergies

July 2, 2014

A new inhaled medication has the potential to treat mild asthma and allergies by interrupting the production of an immune system protein that triggers allergic reactions, a new study reports.


U.S. Health Snapshots: Insurance Coverage Expands, but Gaps Remain

June 19, 2014

By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two new U.S. government reports provide a statistical snapshot of health and health insurance coverage in 2013, before new coverage options took effect under the Affordable Care Act.
On a positive note, fewer Americans were uninsured in 2013 than in 2010 — 14.4 percent versus 16 [...]


Too-Clean Homes May Encourage Child Allergies, Asthma: Study

June 6, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, June 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but a home that’s too clean can leave a newborn child vulnerable to allergies and asthma later in life, a new study reports.
Infants are much less likely to suffer from allergies or wheezing if they are exposed to household [...]


Yoga May Not Help Ease Asthma, Study Suggests

June 5, 2014

THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although yoga is believed to boost physical and mental health, it does not seem to help ease symptoms of asthma, a new study finds.
Even so, experts from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) noted that if it makes people with asthma feel better they should [...]


Costs a Barrier to Asthma Care for Some Kids

May 22, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — High health insurance co-pays in the United States increase the odds that children with asthma will miss out on important doctor visits and preventive medications, a new survey finds.
Parents with higher co-pays reported switching to less expensive drugs, giving their children less medication than prescribed [...]


Children’s Asthma Linked to Air Pollution in 2nd Trimester: Study

May 19, 2014

MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Babies born to women exposed to fine particle air pollution during the second trimester of pregnancy may be at greater risk for developing asthma in early childhood, according to a new study.
Fine particle air pollution, which can be inhaled deeply, is linked to the greatest health risks, researchers [...]


Vitamin D Supplements May Not Help Ease Asthma

May 18, 2014

SUNDAY, May 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Vitamin D supplements do little to help control asthma, a new study found, although they might help cut the level of medication some patients need.
“Previous studies suggested that if you have asthma and low levels of vitamin D in the blood, you have worse lung function, more asthma [...]


Study Probes Link Between Early Antibiotic Use, Asthma

May 15, 2014

THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Children treated with antibiotics in their first year of life may face more than twice the risk of developing asthma later in life.
However, the drugs themselves may not be at fault, researchers note.
Instead, scientists believe that an impaired immune system and genetic variations could explain why these kids [...]


Asthma Linked to Bone Loss in Study

May 8, 2014

People with asthma could be at higher risk of bone loss, new research suggests.



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