Moms pass on protective immunity to their children, and the ability to fight allergies is no exception.
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.
Picking up a dropped pacifier and sucking it clean may help infants to be better germ fighters.
The practice not only protects babies from the nasty microbes on the floor, but passes on good bugs that can lower the risk of …
Here’s a quick look at the biggest health stories this week.
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.
Swallowing a tablespoon of the dry spice on a dare could lead to serious health problems, according to the latest report on the practice.
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.
The list of adverse health effects from BPA exposure continues to grow.
Cesarean sections and breast feeding can have lifelong effects on a baby’s health, and researchers may have uncovered why.
What do dogs or cats have to do with your baby’s risk of catching a cold? According to the latest research, they may help lower his or her risk of coughs and sniffles during the first year of life.