Vitamin D in Pregnancy Doesn't Curb Kids' Asthma

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 -- Taking higher doses of vitamin D during pregnancy doesn't appear to offer any protection against asthma in children, a new study finds. The study, a follow-up to one done three years ago, looked at 6-year-old children...
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CONCLUSION: This study established a safe and stable high microbial load maternal-offspring mouse asthma model, laying the foundation for a study on the molecular mechanism underlying the protective effects of a high microbial load against asthma. PMID: 32251960 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Immunopharmacology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Int Immunopharmacol Source Type: research
This article will provide a comprehensive review and update on this important disease state.
Source: Cardiology in Review - Category: Cardiology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions PM10 and maternal smoking exposures were associated with reduced lung function, with a higher susceptibility for infants with an adverse genetic predisposition for asthma that also depended on the infant's ancestry.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Epidemiology, occupational and environmental lung disease, Asthma and allergy Original Articles: Asthma and air pollution Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Over the past decade there have been significant advances in our knowledge of RSV molecular and structural biology, and in understanding the human immune response to RSV. Despite the barriers, there are several promising monoclonal antibodies and RSV vaccines undergoing clinical trials that hope to offer protection to the most vulnerable populations. PMID: 32217187 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Maternal EA applied to ST36 acupoints during both pre- and postnatal periods preserves offspring lung structure and function despite perinatal exposure to nicotine. EA applied during the "prenatal period" affords only limited benefits, whereas EA applied during the "postnatal period" is ineffective, suggesting that the EA's effects in modulating PNE-induced lung phenotype are limited to specific time-periods during lung development. PMID: 32190681 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This population-based study provides evidence for sex-specific associations between maternal pre- and postnatal distress, and the development of AD and asthma. Our findings support recommendations for greater psychosocial support of mothers during pregnancy and early childhood to prevent childhood atopic disease. PMID: 32173490 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Chest - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Chest Source Type: research
Evidence for associations between Mediterranean diet during pregnancy and childhood asthma, allergy and related outcomes is conflicting. Few cohorts have followed children to school age, and none have considered lung function. In the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, we analysed associations between maternal Mediterranean diet score during pregnancy (estimated by a food frequency questionnaire, using an a priori defined score adapted to pregnant women; score ranging from 0 (low adherence) to 7 (high adherence)) and current doctor-diagnosed asthma, wheeze, eczema, hay fever, atopy and lung function in 8907 ch...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Paediatric pulmonology Original Articles: Paediatrics Source Type: research
(CNN) — The coronavirus has infected more than 100,000 people worldwide. With all of the news of event cancellations, empty flights and health precautions (wash your hands!), it’s natural that people may get a little anxious every time they feel a tickle in their throat or the beginnings of a bad cough. While the coronavirus is certainly something to take seriously, the chances of any individual person getting it are still low. But if you’re wondering whether that stuffy nose could end up being a worst case scenario, CNN talked to Dr. Greg Poland, a professor of medicine and Infectious diseases at the May...
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Authors: May K, Noel D Abstract Climate change is a serious threat to human health. Nurses recognize vulnerable populations are disproportionately affected by the consequences from climate change, especially the elderly, pregnant women, and children. Children with asthma and chronic health conditions are at the greatest risk for negative health outcomes and are the most important reason for climate advocacy. This descriptive correlational study seeks to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of school nurses related to the health impacts of climate change. School nurses are in a unique position to address t...
Source: Annual review of nursing research - Category: Nursing Tags: Annu Rev Nurs Res Source Type: research
Purpose of review To review recent evidence on the capacity of vitamin D to prevent atopic disease, focussing on food allergy and asthma, and potential underlying mechanisms. Recent findings The incidence of allergic disease continues to increase worldwide. Vitamin D status is influenced by sun exposure and dietary intake. Vitamin D deficiency is linked to an increased incidence of allergic disease and asthma. These associations are generally strongest in early life. The capacity of vitamin D to enhance antimicrobial pathways, promote peripheral immunological tolerance and maintain mucosal barrier integrity may underl...
Source: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: GENETICS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY: Edited by Isabella Annesi-Maesano and Antonella Cianferoni Source Type: research
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