Tag Archives: childhood asthma

Teens Embarassed to Use Their Asthma Inhalers

The fact over 5 million people in the UK have asthma means there is a strong possibility you will have a friend or family member with the lung condition. In fact, you may already be aware that there are numerous … Continue reading

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The everyday household products linked to asthma risk

Dangerous chemicals contained in many household items may be linked to a surge in asthma cases in children, researchers are warning. The chemicals in question – butylbenzyl phthalate (BBzP) and di-n-butyl phthalate (DnBP) – are compounds known as phthalates and … Continue reading

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Air pollution puts obese children at higher risk from asthma

A new study shows that obese children exposed to high levels of air pollution could be three times more likely to develop asthma in comparison to their peers who are not obese and exposed to less air pollutants. This conclusion … Continue reading

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Smoking ban leads to annual 5% drop in asthma hospital emergencies

An annual 5% drop in hospital admissions for asthma patients in England requiring treatment could be attributed to the introduction of the 2007 smoking ban, which made it illegal to smoke in all enclosed public places such as restaurants, nightclubs, … Continue reading

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‘Dust mite avoidance and diet modification’ could cut childhood asthma risk

The 24-year old ‘hygiene hypothesis’ has been put into serious doubt this week after new research has suggested this theory is purely a myth. First proposed back in 1989, the idea behind the hygiene hypothesis is that if there is … Continue reading

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