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Antibiotic Use in Infancy May Increase Risk of Childhood Asthma

Children who receive antibiotics within the first six months of life are at a significantly increased risk of developing asthma and allergies by 6 years of age, even without a genetic predisposition, new research by the Yale School of Public Health suggests. The findings are reported online in the American Journal of Epidemiology. (more…)

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Living in a high-crime neighborhood may worsen children’s asthma

Exposure to violent crime may exacerbate asthma in children, according to a study presented on Saturday, May 1 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


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