Tag Archives: Asthma

Millions of child asthma cases linked to traffic pollution every year

Asthma and traffic pollution are linkedAskin Tulay Over/Getty By New Scientist Staff and Press Association Four million cases of childhood asthma globally could be attributable to nitrogen dioxide from traffic pollution every year. Pollution from vehicles may damage airways, leading to inflammation and the development of asthma in children who are genetically predisposed to the… Read More »

Asthma Management Failure in Emergency Department Linked to Genetic Factors

February 05, 2019 Share this content: A selection of 53 candidate SNPs were examined and were chosen for prior correlation with asthma. Management failure in emergency departments in children with asthma has been associated with 3 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP), according to a study published in Pediatric Pulmonology. These genetic factors can supplement clinical predictors… Read More »

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 »