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

The children of women with highest sugar intake during pregnancy had a 38% higher risk of allergy diagnosis, the researchers calculated. Kids of the moms in this group had a 73% increased risk of being diagnosed with an allergy to two or more allergens. And the allergic asthma risk increased by 101% for children of moms in the high-sugar consumption group

Consuming sugary products during pregnancy linked to child’s allergies, says studyWomen 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 […]

Here’s why women are more likely to suffer from asthma than men

Increased asthma symptoms are regulated by many different factors, including exposure to allergens and viral infections, and the researchers suspected that sex hormones might also be involved

Here’s why women are more likely to suffer from asthma than menWomen are twice as likely as men to have asthma, and this gender difference may be caused by the effects of sex hormones on lung cells. Researchers at Vanderbilt University and Johns Hopkins found that testosterone hindered an immune cell linked to asthma symptoms, such as inflammation and mucus production in the lungs. The study […]

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

Children whose mothers  drank the equivalent of two cans of a sugary drink or two glasses of fruit juice a day during pregnancy were roughly 63 per cent more likely to be asthmatic than a child whose mum avoided sugary drinks

Mother’s sugar intake during pregnancy linked to asthma risk in kidsWith 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 […]

Asthma sufferers are at a risk of developing cataracts by 50%

Cataracts have previously been associated with steroid use and nasally-inhaled steroids, which are the recommended first-line treatment for severe, persistent hay fever along with the oral versions of the anti-inflammatory medication that help in asthma, are apparently to blame

Asthma sufferers are at a risk of developing cataracts by 50%Asthma and hay fever suffers are 50 per cent more likely to develop cataracts, new research reveals. Cataracts, which are the clouding of the lens in the eye leading to vision loss, have previously been associated with steroid use. Nasally-inhaled steroids are the recommended first-line treatment for severe, persistent hay fever, while oral versions of […]

Gadget addicted youngsters struggle to breathe, say docs

Mumbai has recently come under scrutiny for its unpredictable weather and pollution related smog. With smog hitting the city, it seemed obvious that the respiratory illness will go higher. Surprisingly, chest physicians in the city say that, what seems to be a menace in the youth today is anxiety induced breathlessness

Gadget addicted youngsters struggle to breathe, say docs  If you thought asthma is triggered by pollution and smog in the city, you may be wrong. According to the city chest physicians, anxiety induced breathlessness seems to be a menace in the youth today which is commonly caused by gadget addiction. For the 23-year-old Sneha Sharma (name changed), Mumbai has been her city […]

Pune doc proves medical profession is not just about making money

A woman who was afflicted from asthma, since the past 15 years was actually suffering from a serious heart ailment. This was revealed only when she saw a local doctor after complaining about immense pain. The doctor turned out to be a Good Samaritan, as he saw to it that she was operated upon for her heart condition

Pune doc proves medical profession is not just about making moneyOf late, the doctor-patient relationship in the country has hit an all-time low. There are some cases which still inspire our hope and trust in doctors. One such case involves a young doctor, who serves in a semi-rural area near Pune, who went out of his way to treat an old woman with heart disease. […]

Mumbai pollution: Respiratory illness on rise among pregnant women

For, an unusual sight even for winter, Mumbaikars woke up to dense haze on Saturday morning. And it continued to envelope the city through for almost three to four days, leading to low visibility. The pollution took a toll on the health of many. However, the number of respiratory illness have increased from 6 to 9 per cent and can increase further, said experts

Mumbai pollution: Respiratory illness on rise among pregnant womenA dense haze had descended over Mumbai, affecting visibility on the streets and putting respiratory disease patients in peril. According to doctors, this poor air quality can lead to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) makes it difficult for you to breathe. Also, the impact of pollution has been seen on the pregnant women. Also, it can […]

How using baby powder can be harmful for your baby’s airways

The potential of inhaling any powder could be harmful, especially for premature babies or for those with heart disease and asthma

How using baby powder can be harmful for your baby’s airwaysThe American Paediatric Association recommends against using baby powder, initially over concerns that talc, which was used in some products but has been largely phased out, could be inhaled and harm babies’ lungs. There are currently safer baby powder options that use corn-starch as a talc-substitute, like the Honest Company’s organic baby powder, which was […]

After Mumbai, pollution grips Pune

Air pollution has serious effects on the human health. Depending on the level of exposure and the type of pollutant inhaled, these effects can vary, ranging from and the irritation of the respiratory tract to acute conditions like asthma and chronic lung diseases. Now, Pune witnesses rise in pollution. While, the doctors suggest inhalation therapy to improve symptom control and lung function

After Mumbai, pollution grips PuneAs the level of pollution is increasing with the change in weather condition, major areas in Pune are at greater risk of causing asthma attack. According to the Air Quality Index website’s figure realised on Sunday, Bhosari and Hadapsar ranks top on the list with 223 that is Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5, Shivajinagar with 165 […]

Mumbaikars battle with poor air quality and untimely rains

Mumbaikars welcomed the week with untimely spells, hitting the city in the morning with little or no scope for sunrays. However, as the clock hit 12:00 in the noon, the weather got back to usual, leaving people sweaty and displeased. According to doctors, the unpredictability in the weather is worrisome

Mumbaikars battle with poor air quality and untimely rainsOn Monday morning, the untimely November rain, has caught people off-guard. Doctors are now concerned. As, this humid weather may lead to respiratory issues. According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Mumbai has moderate to poor air quality causing for worry among doctors across city. Andheri, Mazgaon, Navi Mumbai had […]
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