Childhood asthma rate plateaus, may be dropping

After three decades of rising, childhood asthma rates appear to have finally leveled off – and may even be declining. A new study found that childhood asthma prevalence increased from 2001 […]

Secondhand smoke puts kids with asthma at risk

A new study found the risk for hospitalization doubles for kids with asthma who are exposed to secondhand smoke. The study was led by Mayo Clinic Children’s Research Center. “The results of […]

Seattle sea otter diagnosed with asthma

The Seattle Aquarium has diagnosed one of its sea otters with asthma. And now trainers are teaching the 1-year-old sea otter how to use an inhaler. Seattle TV station King 5 […]

Pets protecting kids from allergies

Scientists have for years said kids who grow up with dogs and cats are less likely to develop allergies or asthma. And now, a team of researchers is getting closer to […]

Fast food effects

Fast food may impact more than a person’s waistline. A new study has linked a fast food diet to the severity of asthma, eczema and rhinitis among children. Researchers found that children […]

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