Asthma Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Why Do Children Cough

    Why do children cough?

    Why do children cough?

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  • Secondhand Smoke Robs Vitamin C from Children

    Secondhand Smoke Robs Vitamin C from Children

    Children exposed to the most cigarette smoke have the lowest levels of vitamin C in their blood – regardless of how much fruit and vegetables they eat or the vitamins they take – according to a study of nearly 3000 children published in the March 2001 issue of Pediatrics.

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  • Asthma, Diabetes Related?

    Asthma, Diabetes Related?

    Children with type 1 diabetes are less likely to get asthma, eczema, or hayfever. And the reverse is true, that those with asthma, eczema, or hayfever are less likely to get type 1 diabetes.

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  • Asthma and Cars

    Asthma and Cars

    The 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta provided a unique opportunity for CDC researchers to study the link between automobile traffic, air quality, and asthma. To minimize Atlanta traffic, the city added 1000 buses for round-the-clock public transportation, closed downtown streets to private cars, and encouraged telecommuting or alternate-hour commuting during the games. Peak morning […]

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  • Stuffy Noses Good?!

    Stuffy Noses Good?!

    Those seemingly endless childhood stuffy, runny noses may be protecting your child. The chances of developing either asthma or eczema appear to be decreased in children who have had repeated head colds at an early age, according to a report published in the February 17th, 2001 issue of the British Medical Journal.

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  • Asthma and Calcium

    Asthma and Calcium

    Inhaled steroids may be important for treating asthma, but they may also decrease bone mass in the children who use them, especially those who take more than 400 mcg per day, according to a study reported in the October 2000 issue of the Journal of Asthma.

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  • Cat Allergies

    Cat Allergies

    At the year 2000 annual meeting of the American College of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology in Seattle an interesting cat-hair study was presented. People with dark-colored cats were 2 to 4 times more likely to experience moderate or severe allergic symptoms than people with no cats or with light-colored cats.

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  • Do Inhaled Steroids for Asthma Harm More Than They Help?

    Do Inhaled Steroids for Asthma Harm More Than They Help?

    While inhaled steroids can reduce inflammation, improve airway function, decrease the amount of asthma medication required, and prevent asthma flare-ups, we’ve known for some time that these strong medicines also slow children’s rate of growth in height. What we have not known is whether these children eventually reach normal adult height or end up shorter.

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  • Kids with Asthma Become World-Class Athletes!

    Kids with Asthma Become World-Class Athletes!

    In fact, at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, about 1 in 5 athletes had indications of asthma. The physicians who observed this decided to measure it – so they surveyed the US athletes who took part in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

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  • Diet Influences Asthma Risk

    Diet Influences Asthma Risk

    Kids’ changing diets may be, in part, responsible for the worldwide increase in asthma. A study published in the September 2000 issue of Thorax looked at the demographics and skin test results of children with and without asthma. They found that the more vegetables, fiber, and other nutrients (including vitamin E, calcium, and magnesium) consumed […]

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