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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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High BMI in children could increase risk of asthma | fitness

The growth of children in the first three years of their life affects the development of their lungs and the risk of asthma at 10 years of age, says a study. According to recent studies, excessive weight gain in the first years of life can be associated with lower lung ...

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High BMI in early life linked to asthma risk later: Study

High BMI in early life linked to asthma risk later: Study

The growth of children in the first three years of their life affects the development of their lungs and the risk of asthma at 10 years of age, says a study. According to recent studies, excessive weight gain in the first years of life can be associated with lower lung ...

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40% women with asthma may get chronic lung diseases: Study

40% women with asthma may get chronic lung diseases: Study

More than 4 in 10 individuals with asthma run the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it harder to breathe, says a new study involving around 4,000 women. The researchers examined risk factors for developing asthma and COPD ...

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Eating burgers and fries can increase risk of asthma and allergies | health

Junk food is not just bad for your waistline but also for the health of your lungs. Eating hamburgers and other fast food could put you at risk of asthma, says a new study. It can also lead to other allergic diseases such as pollen fever, eczema (especially in children) ...

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Why Puerto Rico is struggling with asthma cases post- Hurricane Maria | health

The chronic lung disease is caused by such things as pollution, airborne mold and pollen.

Shortly after he turned 2, Yadriel Hernandez started struggling to breathe. His doctor prescribed an inhaler and an allergy pill for asthma, and his symptoms were mostly under control. Then Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, strewing mold-producing wreckage across the island and forcing many to use fume-spewing generators for power. ...

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