Link: reuters.com NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research suggests that adherence with
daily asthma "controller" medications among children with asthma can be
enhanced with school-based supervised asthma therapy.
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When Should Students With Asthma or Allergies Carry and Self-Administer Emergency Medications at School?
Guidance for Health Care Providers Who Prescribe Emergency Medications.
A French study revealed that lactating mice exposed to ovalbumin -- an asthma allergen -- can transmit it to their newborns through their milk, allowing the newborns to develop an immunological tolerance to the allergen. Researchers said the work could lead to the development of new ways to fight allergies.
Children during their first year of life are prescribed antibiotics for many reasons, primarily ear infections and respiratory infections. Many of these illnesses turn out to be viral in nature, and so the antibiotics are unnecessary. Now there may be another reason to avoid antibiotics.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia examined studies of data from more than 12,000 children and 1,800 asthma cases and found that children who took at least once course of antibiotics when they were under one year old were more than twice as likely to develop asthma as children who never took antibiotics.