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Unhealthy Air Around Pregnant Mothers Tied to Child's Asthma
The foods that a woman eats during pregnancy can have a huge impact on her baby's development, both before and after birth. The quality of air that a pregnant woman breathes may be equally important to her baby's health.
Kids' Eczema Tied to Warts and Infection
The exact cause of childhood eczema is not known, but it may involve an issue with the immune system that increases the risk of other health problems.
Air Pollution May Send Kids with Asthma Back to Hospital
Asthma affects millions of children in the U.S., making it the most common chronic condition among children. And the air around the homes of some children with asthma may be affecting their condition.
Children Born Early Faced Later Breathing Issues
Babies born before their due date often have multiple health problems because they are not fully developed. And it seems their problems often don’t end there.
See You in September — with Asthma
Certain chronic conditions, such as allergies, vary in their symptoms throughout the year. Asthma appears to fluctuate for children during the year.
Secondhand Smoke Can Hurt Kids With Asthma More
Secondhand smoke can make asthma worse and have other serious health effects in children. Recent research suggests it can also change how well asthma medications work in kids.
Mother’s Diet May Reduce Child’s Allergies
Rates of asthma and allergies in children have been increasing. Could what a mother eats when pregnant set kids up for these conditions after birth?
Swapping Out Asthma Attack Meds
When a child has an asthma attack requiring a visit to the hospital, it's common to prescribe them prednisone. But there may be a good alternative.
Kids with Asthma Commonly Exposed to Secondhand Smoke
Secondhand smoke can cause asthma to flare up, especially in children. Knowing a child's history of tobacco exposure may help pediatricians spot who is at risk for future asthma attacks.
Preemies May Be at Risk for Wheezing
Increasing numbers of children are surviving preterm births. But being born early can carry health risks even later in life, which may be the case with asthma and similar conditions.