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Asthma and Kids
Are Heartburn Meds During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma in Kids?...
SOURCE: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, news release, Jan. 9, 2017

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 -- Women who take certain heartburn medications during pregnancy may have a child at increased risk of developing asthma, new research suggests.

For the new study, investigators analyzed eight studies that included more than 1.3 million children. The researchers found...

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Childhood Asthma May Encourage Obesity, Study Suggests...
SOURCES: Frank Gilliland, M.D., Ph.D., professor, preventive medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, M.D., section chief, allergy and immunology, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami, and clinical associate professor of pediatrics, Herbert Wertheim School of Medicine, Florida International University; Jan. 20, 2017, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, online

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 -- A young child with asthma has a greater risk of obesity than one without the chronic respiratory condition, a new study suggests.

Among nearly 2,200 elementary school students in California, researchers found that childhood asthma was linked to a 51 percent incr...

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Kids' Asthma Flareups Fall Off After No-Smoking Laws...
SOURCE: University of Chicago Medical Center, news release

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 -- In many U.S. communities that have adopted indoor smoking bans, fewer children need emergency asthma treatment, a new study finds.

ER visits for childhood asthma attacks fell 17 percent overall in 20 metropolitan areas that prohibit smoking in public places such as...

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