Health News

More Wheeze With PCBs
There's more reason not to sniff the paint. Or let your kids play with wires. Children with asthma who are exposed to products with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) could feel worse.
Short of Breath? Or Just a Little Short?
Parents may have to think twice about their children's inhalers before they make the wheeze go away.
Sleepyheads with Asthma?
Having a chronic illness like asthma can often affect many different parts of your health. One concern with asthma is that it can hurt children's sleep quality.
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?
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.
Fewer Kids' Meds Prescribed - Except for ADHD
Though the past decade has seen increases in prescription drugs used among adults, the use of doctor-prescribed medications among children has actually declined - with some exceptions.
Air Pollution and Asthma Don't Mix
Pregnant moms, listen up: Stay away from areas with high air pollution. It can hurt your growing baby, especially if your child develops asthma.
Asthma Meds Tied to Heart Arrhythmias
A type of inhaled asthma medication appears to slightly increase the risk that children or young adults will develop a potentially deadly heart arrhythmia.
Go Ahead - Make a Mud Pie, Kiddo!
The joke is that experienced parents don't clean off a pacifier after it falls on the floor. A few extra germs just build the immune system, right? Well, they may be on to something.
Asthma's Algorithms
Of course, one of the goals in pregnancy is to avoid or lessen in utero exposure to drugs. Maternal asthma is a tough condition to control while minimizing medicines.