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Is your cough an allergy, asthma or a deadly infection | health

Is your cough an allergy, asthma or a deadly infection | health

Living in India and inhaling lungfulls of polluted air every day is like being a chronic smoker, said India’s State-Level Disease Burden Initiative released earlier this month. This partly explains why many people in urban India have a persistent dry and hacking cough even if they don’t have asthma or ...

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Obesity may increase asthma risk in children: Study

Obesity may be the only risk factor for childhood asthma that could be preventable, says study. (Source: File Photo) Maintaining a healthy weight could prevent thousands of children from developing asthma, according to a study. Researchers from Duke University in the US analysed health data for over 500,000 children in ...

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Air pollution leads to millions of asthma attacks annually worldwide: Study

By: PTI | London | Updated: October 29, 2018 7:10:49 pm Countries like India and China may be harder hit by the asthma burden because they have large populations. (Source: PTI) Air pollution may be to blame for up to 33 million emergency asthma attack visits to hospital every year, ...

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Father’s obesity during adolescence can increase asthma risk for offspring | fitness

Males who have considerable weight gain between childhood and puberty, double the risk of having asthma as an adult, and for their future offspring. An international EU-study (ALEC), including researchers from the Centre for International Health at the University of Bergen, have found that the period between the age of ...

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Giving toddlers Calpol, paracetamol may increase risk of developing asthma: Study

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: September 18, 2018 1:33:07 pm In order to arrive at the result, 620 children were assessed. (Source: File Photo) Administering calpol and other paracetamol to toddlers increases the chances of suffering from asthma later if it runs in the family, according to ...

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Asthma risk higher in babies whose mothers are exposed to pollen | fitness

Asthma risk higher in babies whose mothers are exposed to pollen | fitness

Babies born to mothers who were exposed to pollen during the last trimester may be at increased risk of developing respiratory diseases such as asthma, says a study. The findings showed that those born during the peak grass pollen season had high immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels in umbilical cord blood ...

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Maternal exposure to pollen ups risk of asthma in babies

By: IANS | Sydney | Published: September 16, 2018 12:59:33 pm Exposure to pollen grains during pregnancy may lead to several respiratory diseases in infants.(Source: File Photo) Babies born to mothers who got exposed to pollen during the last trimester may be at increased risk of developing respiratory diseases such ...

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Children with asthma may lag at school, opt for non-manual jobs | fitness

Children with asthma may lag at school, opt for non-manual jobs | fitness

People who suffer from persistent asthma at a young age are more likely to leave school at the age of 16, and those who make it to university are more likely to drop out early, a new study reveals. The research was presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress, ...

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Why people with asthma are at higher risk of obesity | fitness

Why people with asthma are at higher risk of obesity | fitness

While obesity is known to be a risk factor for developing asthma, according to a study, people with asthma are also likely to become obese. The research indicates that those who develop asthma as adults and those who have non-allergic asthma are at the greatest risk of obesity. According to ...

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Air pollution and genetics can worsen asthma symptoms | health

Air pollution and genetics can worsen asthma symptoms | health

A recent research has found that genetics and pollution drive severity of asthma symptoms. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that asthma patients, with a specific genetic profile, exhibit more intense symptoms following exposure to traffic pollution. The research team also found that asthma patients that lack this ...

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