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Just say no to "cinnamon challenge" - pediatricians

Pediatricians today cautioned young people against participating in a popular dare known as the cinnamon challenge, which...

Prebiotics in baby formula and eczema: mixed picture

There's some evidence to suggest that putting prebiotics in baby formula protects children against the skin condition eczema,...

Smoke-free laws tied to drop in child asthma attacks

Introducing laws banning smoking in enclosed public places can lead to swift and dramatic falls in the number of children...

EPA finalizes stricter soot pollution limits

The Obama administration on Friday tightened limits on harmful soot pollution from sources including power plants, diesel...

Asthma symptoms may vary during menstrual cycle

Some women may have more or fewer asthma symptoms, such as coughing and wheezing, depending on their time of the month, a...

Antibiotics in pregnancy tied to asthma in kids

Children whose mothers took antibiotics while they were pregnant were slightly more likely than other kids to develop asthma...

Study suggests timing may be key in fish-asthma link

Among thousands of Dutch children included in a new study, those who first ate fish between the ages of six months and one...

Acetaminophen in infancy again tied to asthma

Babies given acetaminophen for fevers and aches may have a heightened risk of asthma symptoms in their preschool years, a...

Many women stop their asthma meds while pregnant

Almost a third of women on asthma control medications stop using them during the first few months of pregnancy - despite...

California city seeks to cut asthma rate via bond issue

The city of Fresno, Calif., will be the first municipality in the United States to see whether "social impact bonds," an...

GSK drug halves attacks in hard-to-treat asthma

An experimental drug for treating severe asthma from GlaxoSmithKline nearly halved the number of attacks suffered by patients...

High pollen counts tied to ER visits for asthma

Days of the year with the highest pollen counts also tend to see a greater number of emergency room visits for people with...

"Greyjing"? Air pollution fouls Beijing's name

With its parks, centuries-old palaces, history and culture, Beijing should be one of the more pleasant capitals of the world....

Babies in dog-owning families may be healthier

Dogs are no longer just man's best friend: The furry family members may also protect infants against breathing problems and...

Babies in dog-owning families may be healthier

Dogs are no longer just man's best friend: The furry family members may also protect infants against breathing problems and...

Prenatal smoking tied to worse asthma in kids

Children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy may have a tougher time controlling their asthma than other kids do, a new...

Amish farm kids remarkably immune to allergies-study

Amish children raised on rural farms in northern Indiana suffer from asthma and allergies less often even than Swiss farm...

Kids on cow farms may have fewer allergies

Kids who grow up on farms and have contact with cows and cow milk are less likely to have allergies and asthma than kids...

Co-pays may affect which kids get their meds

Kids with asthma end up in the hospital slightly more often when co-pays for their medications are higher, suggests a new...

US heat 'unprecedented,' 7,000 records set or tied

An "unprecedented" March heat wave in much of the continental United States has set or tied more than 7,000 high temperature...

Secondhand smoke again tied to asthma in kids

A fresh look at past studies suggests kids who live with a smoker are more likely to wheeze or get asthma, providing more...

Traffic-related asthma costs two cities big money

Traffic pollution may cost two California cities millions each year in managing children's asthma, a new study suggests....

Breastfeeding tied to stronger lungs, less asthma

Kids who were breastfed as babies may have better lung function, and a lower risk of asthma, than those who were formula-fed,...

Positive psychology has limited health benefits

A psychology technique that encourages patients to think positively and gain confidence helped some with high blood pressure...

Pool chlorine tied to lung damage in elite swimmers

Competitive swimmers who train at indoor chlorinated swimming pools may have lung changes similar to those seen in people...

Getting a cat ups allergy risk in adults

While having a cat as a kid may protect against future allergies, getting one in adulthood nearly doubles the chances of...

Decision sharing tied to lower cost for kids' care

Parents who report having an increased involvement in making decisions about their children's medical treatment are more...

Lower asthma risk in chubby tots who slim down

Overweight preschoolers who keep the extra pounds have a heightened asthma risk at age seven, but the baby fat doesn't seem...

Even low pollen levels can trigger kids' asthma

Kids with asthma and pollen allergies were more likely to wheeze, cough and have shortness of breath and other asthma symptoms...

Study sees no folic acid, asthma link

Taking folic acid during pregnancy may not boost the risk of your child developing asthma or allergies later in life, according...

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