Infants exposed to rodent and pet dander, roach allergens and a wide variety of household bacteria in the first year of life appear less likely to suffer from allergies, wheezing and asthma.
Children who are exposed in utero to high levels of particulate air pollution during the second trimester of pregnancy may be at greater risk of developing asthma in early childhood, according to a new study.
Nearly half of the urban population being monitored is exposed to air pollution that is at least 2.5 times higher than the levels WHO recommends.
Reducing air pollution in New York City would result in substantial economic gains for children as a result of increasing their IQs, according to new research published in the Journal of Public Health Policy.
Overweight US service members are 41 percent less likely to transition to clinical obesity when stationed at military facilities located at high altitude.
A 3-D laboratory method has been developed to test asthma and allergy medications that could reduce the need to test the drugs on animals.
On average nationally, people of color are exposed to 38 percent higher levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) outdoor air pollution compared to white people, and the gap is associated with higher deaths from heart disease for non-whites.
White children exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution were three times more likely to be readmitted to the hospital for asthma than white children without exposure, according to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
A small nasal filter the size of a contact lens could alleviate the symptoms of seasonal allergies in an estimated 500 million people worldwide.
Overweight or obese adults are found to breathe up to 50% more air per day, making them more vulnerable to air contaminants that cause asthma and other pulmonary diseases.