Hospitals find asthma hot spots more profitable to neglect than fix
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  December 11, 2017  
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 Hospitals find asthma hot spots more profitable to neglect than fixHospitals find asthma hot spots more profitable to neglect than fix
 
Keyonta Parnell has had asthma most of his young life, but it wasn't until his family moved to the 140-year-old house here on Lemmon Street two years ago that he became one of the health care system's frequent customers.
 
 
 Childhood asthma linked to high maternal sugar intake during pregnancyChildhood asthma linked to high maternal sugar intake during pregnancy
 
New research published today in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society reports that children born to mothers who drank a lot of sugary drinks during pregnancy may be at an increased risk of developing asthma during childhood.
 
   Prenatal and early-life consumption of sugary drinks may increase risk of mid-childhood asthmaPrenatal and early-life consumption of sugary drinks may increase risk of mid-childhood asthma
 
Children between the ages of 7 and 9 may be at greater risk for developing asthma if they consumed high amounts of fructose in early childhood or their mothers drank a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages while pregnant, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
 
   Intestinal worms have influence on allergy and asthma risk in humansIntestinal worms have influence on allergy and asthma risk in humans
 
While young people with parasite worms currently have four times higher risk for developing allergies and asthma than others. Their parents are generally unaffected.
 
   Children with high blood levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids less likely to develop asthma or rhinitisChildren with high blood levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids less likely to develop asthma or rhinitis
 
New research from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden reveals that high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids in children's blood are associated with a reduced risk of asthma or rhinitis at the age of 16 years. The study is published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
 
 Attack on asthma: Scrubbing homes of allergens may tame disease and its costs
 
After years of studying the causes of asthma, a pediatrician-turned-public health sleuth thinks there's a way to substantially reduce its impact.
 
 
 Prior smoking exposure linked to potential risks of wheeze and asthma in children
 
Prior smoking exposure linked to potential risks of wheeze and asthma in childrenIn a Pediatric Pulmonology study of children aged 15 months, increasing hair nicotine levels were related to prior parent-reported smoking exposure and were associated with potential increased risks of wheeze and asthma.
 
 
 Study suggests novel approach to predict respiratory allergy in children
 
Study suggests novel approach to predict respiratory allergy in childrenA new study in EBioMedicine by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the Medical University of Vienna, Austria suggests that immune response in early childhood to a handful of allergen molecules can predict the onset of allergic rhinitis and asthma in adolescence.
 
 
 Severely preterm children with HRV have lower airway obstruction linked to retractions, wheezing
 
Severely preterm children with HRV have lower airway obstruction linked to retractions, wheezingHuman rhinovirus (HRV), the culprit behind most colds, is the leading cause of hospitalization for premature babies. However, in very preterm children, exactly how HRV causes severe respiratory disease -- and which patients may need more intensive observation and treatment -- is less well understood.
 
 
 UT Southwestern researchers identify potential approach to suppress lethal parasitic infections
 
UT Southwestern researchers identify potential approach to suppress lethal parasitic infectionsUT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a chemical that suppresses the lethal form of a parasitic infection caused by roundworms that affects up to 100 million people and usually causes only mild symptoms.