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Mother’s sugar intake during pregnancy linked to asthma risk in kids

With the increasing prevalence of childhood asthma since the 1980s, there has been a concerted effort to identify factors that could be the cause of the observed rise in the number of children developing asthma. Since caloric intake from added sugars, most notably in sugary drinks, has also increased over this time frame, researchers have […]

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Allergic diseases increase the risk of adult-onset asthma, finds study

  The number of allergic diseases increases the risk of adult-onset asthma especially in individuals born after 1940, according to a study published in the Allergy journal. Approximately one in 10 Finns suffers from asthma. It is one of the most common chronic illnesses in Western countries. Allergy is a risk factor in childhood asthma […]

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Taking painkillers in pregnancy does not cause asthma in kids, finds study

The research, which uses prescription data on painkillers, does support earlier findings that women taking paracetamol or consuming painkillers during pregnancy are more likely to have children who develop asthma. However, it also suggests that the painkillers are not the cause of this increase. Researchers say their results, published in the European Respiratory Journal, should […]

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Consuming sugary products during pregnancy linked to child’s allergies, says study

Women who consume too many sugary foods and drinks during pregnancy may be increasing their children’s risk of developing an allergy or allergic asthma, according to a study published Thursday in the European Respiratory Journal. The researchers looked at allergies that produce respiratory and skin symptoms, including dust mites, cats and grass. “Allergic asthma” causes […]

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