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  • Young Infant Breastfeeding

    Breastfeeding Significantly Reduces Asthma Risk

    Breastfeeding significantly decreases the risk of asthma and related wheezing disorders, concludes a systemic review and meta-analysis recently published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Researchers including Dr. Cristian M. Dogaru of the University Campus Suffolk in the United Kingdom reviewed 117 observational studies on the link between breastfeeding and the risk of childhood asthma […] More

  • Dandelion Farms

    Reduced Exposure to Rural Microbes May Increase Risk of Asthma and Allergies

    Previous studies have concluded that individuals of lower socio-economic status have an increased risk of asthma, allergies, and other inflammatory disorders. Now a new study as published in the journal Clinical & Experimental Immunology suggests that the increased risk may result from individuals of lower socio-economic status more often living in more urban areas, resulting […] More

  • No Smoking Sign

    Smoking Bans Linked to Decline in Preterm Births and Asthma

    Over the past couple of decades, public smoking bans have been put into effect to reduce the effect of secondhand smoking on bystanders, particularly children. Now a new systematic review and meta-analysis concludes that recent smoke-free legislation has been followed by decreasing rates of preterm births and children admitted to the hospital for asthma. As […] More

  • Premature Newborn Baby

    Premature Birth Increases Asthma Risk

    Babies born prematurely before 37 weeks have an increased risk of asthma, says a new review study published in the journal PLoS Medicine. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 15 million babies are born prematurely each year, making the health risks associated with premature birth a serious issue. Prematurity increases the risk of infection, […] More

  • No Phenol Cash Receipt

    BPA Exposure During Pregnancy Causes Health Problems in Offspring

    When will the FDA ban bisphenol A? Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a chemical compound widely used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastic bottles, food and beverage can linings, thermal receipts, and dental sealants. Although some countries have banned the chemical in some or all products including baby bottles, BPA continues to remain legal in […] More

  • Bailey the Shih-Tzu Running in the Park

    Dogs Protect Against Allergies, Asthma, and Infections

    Children who grow up with dogs in the house have long been known to have a decreased risk of allergies and asthma. Now new research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that changes in gut microbes are responsible for the safeguard that dogs provide to young children. To study […] More

  • BPA Free

    BPA Increases Asthma Risks in Children

    A new study suggests that the plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is responsible for an increased risk of children developing asthma. While outlawed from many children’s products, BPA is still used in the lining of metal cans that can store food. The product is also used in store check-out receipts, which use thermal paper in […] More

  • Tuna Salad

    When Babies Eat Fish Linked to Asthma Risk

    Following one commonly cited piece of advice on solid foods, many parents opt to avoid introducing their children to high allergy foods until after age one or even age two. High allergy foods include eggs, nuts and peanuts, milk, soy, strawberries, wheat, and fish and other seafood. However, recent research suggests that not introducing babies […] More

  • Cucumber Soup

    Vitamin E in Soup Could Reduce Risk of Asthma

    According to an upcoming study conducted by researchers at the University of Aberdeen, pregnant women who eat soup containing ingredients with high levels of vitamin E could lower the risk of developing asthma in their children. In previous studies, children born to mothers whose pregnancy diets are low in vitamin E have an increased chance […] More

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