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Normal physiological changes of the mother during pregnancy have the potential to exacerbate preexisting cardiorespiratory conditions or lead to new disorders.
A mother’s infections and bacterial exposure during pregnancy affect can increase a baby’s risk of developing allergy and asthma in childhood.
Financial and social hardships play a large role in black children’s increased likelihood of hospital readmissions for asthma within one year, compared to other children (23% vs 11%).
Study results find that children born before 37 weeks of gestation were nearly 46% more likely to develop asthma or a wheezing disorder during childhood compared to babies born at full term.
Kids with high BMIs exposed to high levels of air pollutants had nearly triple asthma risk compared with non-obese children and lower levels of pollution exposure.
The research findings raise the possibility that measurement of tobacco exposure could be used in clinical practice to target smoking cessation efforts and reduce the likelihood of future hospitalizations.
The American Lung Association is working on a national study to establish guidelines for safely reducing treatment in patients whose asthma is well-controlled.
Low gut microbial diversity in the intestines of infants can increase the risk for asthma development, according to a multiyear study led by researchers from Sweden.
Unlike nose receptors, the newly discovered class of cells expressing olfactory receptors in human lungs are programed to send signals to the brain to release hormones that cause airway constriction.