Obstetrics & gynaecology

Prenatal vitamin D does not reduce asthma, wheeze at age 6

Among children at risk for asthma, prenatal vitamin D supplementation does not affect the incidence of asthma or recurrent wheeze at age 6, according to a study published in the Feb. 6 issue of the New England Journal of ...

Immunology

Analgesics in pregnancy do not seem to cause offspring asthma

(HealthDay)—Analgesics taken during pregnancy, including opioids, antimigraine drugs, and paracetamol, do not appear to cause asthma, according to a study published online March 17 in the European Respiratory Journal.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Two novel immune-response clusters identified to RSV

(HealthDay)—Two novel immune-response clusters have been identified to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and they are associated with first- and second-year recurrent wheeze, according to a study published online May 7 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

ERS: Montelukast may not assist young children with wheeze

(HealthDay)—For children with wheeze, intermittent montelukast is not associated with clear benefit, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine to coincide with the European Respiratory ...

Pediatrics

Maternal gestational weight tied to offspring's asthma risk

(HealthDay)—Maternal obesity in pregnancy (MOP) and high maternal gestational weight gain (GWG) are associated with an elevated risk of childhood asthma, according to a review published online July 21 in Pediatrics.

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