Tag Archives: Kids

Friends' Vaping Could Pose Danger to Kids With Asthma

Print this page WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 — Add another danger that e-cigarettes pose to teenagers: A new study finds secondhand exposure to vaping may raise the chances of asthma attacks in adolescents with the respiratory condition. Middle school and high school students with asthma were 27 percent more likely to have suffered an asthma… Read More »

Asthma More Prevalent in Obese and Overweight Kids

An estimated 6.1 million children suffer from asthma, making the respiratory illness the most common chronic condition among kids, according to the American Lung Association. Now, new findings published in the journal Pediatrics suggest that overweight and obese youngsters face a higher risk of developing asthma compared with their healthy-sized counterparts, reports DukeHealth. For the… Read More »

More cases of paralyzing illness diagnosed in kids as officials probe cause

More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness in recent weeks, and U.S. health officials said Tuesday that they still aren’t sure what’s causing it. This year’s count could surpass the tallies seen in similar outbreaks in 2014 and 2016, officials said. Fortunately, the disease remains rare: This year, there have been 90… Read More »

Trick-or-treating kids at increased risk of traffic fatality

(Reuters Health) – Traffic fatalities spike among children who are trick-or-treating on Halloween, particularly among kids ages four to eight, a new study shows. “There are things we can do to make things safer for kids and other pedestrians,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. John Staples of the University of British Columbia. “That includes… Read More »