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Research has shown that children that catch certain respiratory illnesses that include wheezing as a symptom are significantly more likely to develop asthma than children who do not contract the illness. Now, new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that when you add the genes of parents that have allergies or […]

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Researchers have confirmed what parents in large cities have likely suspected for years: pollution caused by traffic can cause childhood asthma. The research study was conducted in Europe and looked at the health of children in 10 cities. The results show that as much as 14% of childhood asthma cases could be caused by air […]

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Do you have asthma? If so, chances are that you have at least one allergy, as well. A study published in the April issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology examined data on 2,600 patients and found that the vast majority of asthma sufferers also have coinciding allergies. The data the researchers used was […]

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According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, over 70 percent of U.S. households have a dog or cat. Unfortunately, furry pets are also the most common causes of allergy problems, especially in infants and children. It has been estimated that as much as 30 percent of asthma sufferers also have pet allergies. […]

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The lungs have historically been thought to be sterile, but researchers have found that even healthy lungs have fungi. An interesting new research study finds that some species of fungi are far more common in the lungs of asthma sufferers. Researchers hope that the discovery of fungal particles will help them understand how to treat […]

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