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California Kids Get a Breath of Fresh Air
Those fighting for better pollution practices in one US state last week got a breath of fresh air.
Vitamin C Eased the Wheeze of Pregnant Smokers' Babies
What's good for moms-to-be tends to be good for their unborn children. What's not good for mom, like smoking tobacco, also tends not to be good for babies. There may be an easy way to undo some of the damage.
Children Born Early Faced Later Breathing Issues
Babies born before their due date often have multiple health problems because they are not fully developed. And it seems their problems often don’t end there.
Baby, Eat Your Oats!
Some parents may look for ways to prevent their children from developing asthma and allergies. Many experts have recommended exclusive breastfeeding for several months before introducing other foods.
Not Missing a Beat
Serious asthma can mean serious absences for school-aged children. Because of this, parents and teachers often worry children with asthma will lag behind their classmates in academic performance.
Don’t Play in Traffic!
Most parents don’t like the idea of their children breathing in dirty air, but might not know whether or not it has long term consequences. Unfortunately, it does.
Smoking While Pregnant Linked to Asthma
Past research has already shown links between mothers who smoke and asthma in their children. But what if a mom only smokes while pregnant and quits before giving birth?
Mama's Meds and Her Baby's Lungs
Pregnancy is an emotional time. As such, depression is a common problem during and after pregnancy. When pregnant women take depression medications, there can still be risks for their unborn children.
Slow Bone Growth in Kids with Asthma
Steroids are used to treat a variety of conditions, including asthma. Bone loss is one of the many side effects associated with steroids. Low vitamin D levels have also been linked to bone loss.
Dogs & Cats Linked to Healthier Babies
When you bring a new baby into the home, what is the impact of the "babies" you already own… the four-legged furry ones who are baffled by this new creature?