Monday, December 18, 2017

Children’s Asthma Symptom Treatment Often Delayed by Parents

Parents of young children with asthma often recognize signs that their child is about to have an asthma attack but delay home treatment until the attack occurs, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report.


Winter Brings Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Risk to Infants

While there has been much focus on H1N1 flu this winter, there are other respiratory illnesses that pose a threat to children, such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which can be especially severe in infants. RSV is a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages. While most healthy people recover from RSV infection, […]


Mom's Depression a Risk Factor in Child's Asthma

Maternal depression can worsen asthma symptoms in their children, according to research from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center published online in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Analyzing data from interviews with 262 mothers of African-American children with asthma — a population disproportionately affected by this inflammatory airway disorder — the Hopkins investigators found that children whose […]