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Asthma & Allergies
It’s all about dogs, dust and microbes.
Moms pass on protective immunity to their children, and the ability to fight allergies is no exception.
If I kiss a boy who’s eaten nuts, I could die.
Two of Emily Cunningham’s three children have food allergies. And protecting her kids is taking toll on the family budget.
Allergies are certainly the result of both genetic and environmental factors, but there is fresh evidence to suggest that at least one major genetic aberration could be behind everything from hay fever to food allergies to asthma.
Half of children with asthma will continue to suffer from the respiratory disorder as adults, and a new genetic test could reveal who remains at risk past childhood.
A promising new drug for treating asthma could not only reduce asthma symptoms but also improve lung function in patients, according to a new study.
Sneezing and wheezing can make children feel miserable, and that discomfort can hamper how well they do in school.
With pollen and other spring allergens in the air, researchers investigated whether place of birth affected the risk of developing allergies, and the answer turns out to be — yes.
Almost every toddler will sniffle through a cold by the time they are three, but if they wheeze while they’re sick, they may be at higher risk of developing asthma.