Tag Archives: Asthma

Does Prepregnancy Asthma Increase Central Nervous System Defect Risk in Offspring?

January 30, 2019 Share this content: Offspring had an increased risk for neural and nonneural tube defects if the mother had asthma that resolved prior to pregnancy or had asthma during pregnancy, respectively. Asthma in childhood is associated with a future risk for certain types of central nervous system (CNS) defects in offspring, even if… Read More »

Children With Asthma Prescribed More Antibiotics Than Those Without

January 02, 2019 Share this content: The most commonly known indication for an antibiotic prescription was an upper respiratory tract infection. Children with asthma are prescribed antibiotics at a higher rate than those without asthma, according to a study published in BMJ Open. Furthermore, the diseases for which they are prescribed typically do not call for antibiotics.… Read More »

Asthma More Prevalent in Obese and Overweight Kids

An estimated 6.1 million children suffer from asthma, making the respiratory illness the most common chronic condition among kids, according to the American Lung Association. Now, new findings published in the journal Pediatrics suggest that overweight and obese youngsters face a higher risk of developing asthma compared with their healthy-sized counterparts, reports DukeHealth. For the… Read More »