Navigation Links
Fall babies: Born to wheeze?
Date:11/20/2008

It is said that timing is everything, and that certainly appears to be true for autumn infants. Children who are born four months before the height of cold and flu season have a greater risk of developing childhood asthma than children born at any other time of year, according to new research.

The study analyzed the birth and medical records of more than 95,000 children and their mothers in Tennessee to determine whether date of birth in relationship to the peak in winter respiratory viruses posed a higher risk for developing early childhood asthma. They found that while having clinically significant bronchiolitis at any age during infancy was associated with an increased risk of childhood asthma, for autumn babies, that risk was the greatest.

"Infant age at the winter virus peak following birth independently predicts asthma development, with the highest risk being for infants born approximately four months prior to the peak, which is represented by birth in the fall months in the Northern hemisphere. Birth during this time conferred a nearly 30 percent increase in odds of developing asthma," said Tina V. Hartert, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of medicine and director of the center for Asthma Research at Vanderbilt University, and principal investigator of the study.

The research was published in the first issue for December of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, a publication of the American Thoracic Society.

The study demonstrated for the first time that timing of birth in relationship to the peak in winter virus activity independently predicts asthma development.

The researchers propose two non-mutually exclusive possible reasons for the link: One, that there is a genetic susceptibility common to both bronchiolitis and the development of asthma; and two, that an environmental exposure such as winter viral infection causes asthma.

"The risk of progressing from br
'/>"/>

Contact: Keely Savoie
ksavoie@thoracic.org
212-315-8620
American Thoracic Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... Worldwide Power Products acquires new ... its reach in Texas. Effective July 1st of this year, Worldwide Power Products ... With the North Texas acquisition, Worldwide Power Products (“WPP”) now services 1000 ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Recent studies in the United ... binge drinking among certain populations and specific locations. Researchers, who have ... trends and evidence to help facilitate health care treatment to meet current needs. ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... , ... August 04, 2015 , ... Members receiving care ... care metrics – at a cost that is nine percent lower -- than those ... Blue Shield of New Jersey’s patient-centered programs. , “The promise of patient-centered, or ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... Buckeye Health ... kindergarten. All required immunizations are covered for members under the Healthchek program . ... aren’t caught up with their immunizations may not be allowed to attend when ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... , ... August 04, 2015 , ... ... manufacturing, label design, product packaging, and fulfillment services, joined over 200 other Long ... event was held on Tuesday, July 28th at Jones Beach State Park in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:North Texas Acquisition Press Release 2Health News:DARA Responds To International Trends in Binge Drinking 2Health News:DARA Responds To International Trends in Binge Drinking 3Health News:Horizon BCBSNJ: 2014 Results Show Patient-Centered Care Continues to Deliver on Promise of Better Quality Care at a Lower Cost 2Health News:Horizon BCBSNJ: 2014 Results Show Patient-Centered Care Continues to Deliver on Promise of Better Quality Care at a Lower Cost 3Health News:Buckeye Health Plan Reminds Parents to Keep Immunizations In Mind As School Year Kicks Off 2Health News:NutraScience Labs "Steps Up" to the 2015 Marcum Workplace Challenge 2
... available in Spanish . , The ... Clinical Research of European Legislation ) a project with ... the European Directive on Clinical Trials (2001/20/EC) in all ... also has the active participation of the different stakeholders: ...
... public policy effort to boost safety , , MONDAY, July 28 ... in your town or your route to work through an ... of the need to drive safely. , Researchers at ... (CERS) developed www.saferoadmaps.org, so you can simply enter your address ...
... launches new website offering convenient http://www.terrimilen.com [Online Counseling via ... comfort of their own home or office. , ... ... provide clients with an alternative to traditional therapy which requires clients ...
... sample traced back to Mexican farm, FDA announces ... a week after uncovering the first big clue in ... that tainted jalapeno peppers had been definitively traced to ... Drug Administration gave the all-clear to jalapeno and serrano ...
... to discuss second quarter financial results -, LAVAL, ... DDSS) today announced that it will host a conference ... discuss its second quarter 2008,financial results. Labopharm will report ... approximately 7:00 a.m. the same day., To access ...
... function, increases asthma risk, studies find, , , FRIDAY, July ... actually be bad for your health, depending on what ... , Recent research suggests that exposure to cleaning products ... compound (VOC) called 1,4 dicholorobenzene (1,4 DCB), can reduce ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Researchers Map America's Deadliest Roads 2Health News:Online Counseling and Life Coaching Practice Launches New Website 2Health News:Mexican Peppers ID'd as Salmonella Culprits 2Health News:Mexican Peppers ID'd as Salmonella Culprits 3Health News:Labopharm to host conference call Friday, August 8, 2008 at 8:30 A.M. (ET) 2Health News:Health Hazards in Household Cleaners Exposed 2Health News:Health Hazards in Household Cleaners Exposed 3
(Date:8/4/2015)... , Aug. 4, 2015 HeartWare International, ... of less invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies that are ... that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Doug ... Genuity 35th Annual Growth Conference at 8:30 a.m. EDT ... held August 12-13, 2015 at the InterContinental Boston. ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... LOS ANGELES , Aug. 4, 2015 ... the world,s leading provider of diagnostic information services, ... announced acquisition of MemorialCare Health System,s laboratory outreach ... of the transaction, patients and physicians now have ... and network of nearly 200 patient service centers ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... SAN FRANCISCO , Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... Nicki Vasquez , Ph.D., as vice president ... have a leadership role in the management of ... cancer therapeutics pipeline, including antibody-drug conjugates, bispecific antibodies ... Dr. Vasquez brings more than 22 years of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:HeartWare Presentation At The Canaccord Genuity 35th Annual Growth Conference To Be Webcast 2Quest Diagnostics Completes Acquisition of MemorialCare Health System's Laboratory Outreach Service Business in Southern California 2Sutro Biopharma Appoints Nicki Vasquez, Ph.D. as VP of Alliance and Project Management 2
... NEW ORLEANS , May 3 ... developing novel catheter-mounted digital imaging devices, today announced five ... Retroscope® during colonoscopy procedures increases detection of adenomas and ... years of experience, were able to detect adenomas of ...
... Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc . (Nasdaq: QCOR ) today announced that it will ... Panel meeting on Monday, May 10, 2010 at ... Don Bailey , President and Chief Executive Officer; Steve Cartt ... Chief Science Officer; and Dr. Jason Zielonka , Senior Vice President and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Third Eye(R) Retroscope(R) Demonstrates Improved Adenoma Detection 2Third Eye(R) Retroscope(R) Demonstrates Improved Adenoma Detection 3Third Eye(R) Retroscope(R) Demonstrates Improved Adenoma Detection 4Third Eye(R) Retroscope(R) Demonstrates Improved Adenoma Detection 5Third Eye(R) Retroscope(R) Demonstrates Improved Adenoma Detection 6Questcor to Discuss Results From FDA Panel Meeting 2
... Web-based and RFID-enabled location system that allows ... flow and utilization of resources throughout the ... collects patient information including location, and alerts ... experience. This information is directed to both ...
... Radianse indoor positioning solution ... of where and when ... flow through care processes. ... provides intelligence that hospitals ...
... enables healthcare facilities to provide a higher ... throughput utilizing one low cost infrastructure and ... Mobile Aspects active RFID tags, small enough ... and can house pertinent patient information such ...
VACUETTE PaediatricMulti-Sample Needle...
Medicine Products: