Navigation Links
Parents' Smoking Boosts Child's Allergy Risk
Date:12/20/2007

Secondhand fumes doubled the odds, study found

THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to secondhand smoke in early infancy can boost a child's risk of developing allergies, Swedish researchers say.

A team at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, analyzed questionnaires filled out by the parents of more than 4,000 families.

The parents filled out the questionnaires when their children were ages two months, 12 months, 2 years and 4 years. In addition, the researchers collected blood samples from more than 2,500 children at the age of 4 to check for the presence of immunoglobulin E (IgE), which is released by the immune system in response to allergens. High levels of IgE indicate sensitization to allergens.

About 8 percent of the mother smoked throughout their pregnancy, and about 12 percent smoked during part of their pregnancy, but the researchers found no evidence that smoking during pregnancy affected a child's risk of becoming sensitized to certain allergens.

About 20 percent of parents smoked after their baby was born, and about 4 percent of the children were exposed to secondhand smoke from both parents.

Overall, 25 percent of the children had high IgE levels by the time they were 4 years old, with 15 percent allergic to inhaled allergens, 16 percent allergic to food allergens, and 7 percent allergic to both types of allergens.

Compared to children of nonsmokers, children exposed to secondhand smoke during early infancy were almost twice as likely to be allergic to inhaled allergens, such as pet dander, and about 50 percent more likely to have food allergies.

The study was published in the journal Thorax.

More information

The American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery has more about secondhand smoke and children.

'/>"/>

Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Informational handout key to giving parents a better understanding of CT radiation risks
2. Many Parents Share Genetic Test Findings With Kids
3. Giving CPR Kits to Kids Nudges Parents to Learn
4. Psoriasis Cure Now offers Back to School Resources for Parents of Children with Psoriasis
5. Adult offspring of parents with PTSD have lower cortisol levels
6. Parents perceptions can hamper kids asthma care, study finds
7. Parents Worries Hamper Kids Asthma Treatment
8. Parents PTSD May Boost Stress in Offspring
9. UCLA/RAND study shows that many children of HIV-positive parents are not in their custody
10. Survey From The Partnership and MetLife Foundation Reveals Important Role Todays Grandparents Play in Teens Lives
11. Tips for Parents: Teaching Children to Resolve Conflicts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2014)... education in sub-Saharan Africa is being revitalized and ... increasing enrollment, broadening curricula, upgrading Internet access and ... , In the first substantial publication by participants ... (MEPI), more than 225 authors detailed progress being ... in a supplement being published today by the ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... to artemisinin, the main drug to treat malaria, ... Plasmodium falciparum ( P. falciparum ) ... caused by a genetic mutation in the parasites. ... opposed to a standard three-day coursehas proved highly ... findings published today in the New England ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... By Steven Reinberg ... -- Each year in the United States, at least 2,000 ... health officials said Wednesday. Heat waves, heat stroke or ... deaths reported between 2006 and 2010, according to the U.S. ... hypothermia -- a severe loss of body heat -- accounted ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... -- It can happen in an instant: A small child ... and gets critically injured when the furniture tips over. ... around their homes and imagine what could tip over, fall ... than it becoming a reality," Dr. Alex Rosenau, president of ... news release. Between 2009 and 2011, roughly 43,000 people ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... SF Cable, distributor of the highest ... on the internet with guaranteed customer satisfaction announces the ... two colors. These lightning cords are MFI certified to ... quality SF Cable Lightning to USB Cables ... faster charging and syncing. Compatible with the iPhone 5S/5C/5 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Journal supplement details progress in African medical education 2Health News:Journal supplement details progress in African medical education 3Health News:Resistance to key malaria drug spreading at alarming rate in Southeast Asia 2Health News: Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC 2Health News: Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC 3Health News:Tip-Over Furniture Can Kill Kids 2Health News:SF Cable Delivers Certified Lightning Cable in Multiple Sizes and Colors 2
... light of womens so-called moodiness, often jokingly attributing it ... fact, mood disorders are a serious and pervasive health ... 1.5 to 3 times more likely to suffer from ... a newly published study, womens health experts from the ...
... conference hosted by New York,Attorney General Andrew Cuomo ... N.Y., Dec. 12 The following is a,statement ... "The American Medical Association is committed to improving ... and compare physician,performance represent potential quality improvement tools ...
... an innovative,leader in the development and marketing of products ... Bryce T. IntVeld has,joined the Company as Vice President ... and oversee the establishment and expansion,of sales activities in ... have Bryce as a member of our executive management,team," ...
... a vaccine to,prevent shingles was approved for use in ... people age 60 and older who,previously had chickenpox. But ... shingles primarily affects adults with weakened immune,systems -- have ... vaccine. This uncertainty prompted a group of researchers led ...
... Long Term Care,Pharmacy Alliance (LTCPA), which has been ... serve nursing home residents since 2001,announced today that ... pharmacy,companies that serve most of the nation,s 1.8 ... "LTCPA represents highly specialized pharmacies which specifically,serve nursing ...
... Yesterday, the U.S. Court of,Appeals for the ... (DEA) 2006 revocation of Wedgewood Pharmacy,s registration,to dispense ... since it first was issued., The ruling ... decision and the DEA,s denial of Wedgewood,s petition ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Experts call for better research into link between women's hormones and mood disorders 2Health News:AMA Commends Independent Health for Joining Industry Shift on Physician Performance Measurement 2Health News:Scient'x USA Strengthens Leadership Team With Appointment of Bryce IntVeld as Vice President of Sales 2Health News:Mayo Clinic Proceedings Article Offers New Data About the Impact of the Shingles Virus on Healthy Adults 2Health News:Mayo Clinic Proceedings Article Offers New Data About the Impact of the Shingles Virus on Healthy Adults 3Health News:Long Term Care Pharmacy Alliance Expands Membership; Members Now Serve Most of the Nation's Nursing Home Residents 2Health News:Wedgewood Pharmacy: U.S. Court of Appeals Vacates DEA Action 2Health News:Wedgewood Pharmacy: U.S. Court of Appeals Vacates DEA Action 3Health News:Wedgewood Pharmacy: U.S. Court of Appeals Vacates DEA Action 4
(Date:7/30/2014)... NEW YORK , July 30, 2014 ... of new products for oncology supportive care, announced that ... has been featured in an article on OncLive.com titled, ... Head and Neck Cancers."  Dr. Steve Sonis , ... the growing demand seen in the oncology community for ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- This is a ... Chinese Heparin sodium (CAS 9041-08-1) & calcium (CAS ... information of Heparin sodium (CAS 9041-08-1) & calcium ... technology. The report then explores global and China,s ... calcium (CAS 37270-89-6) listing their product specification, capacity, ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014   Medical Equipment Solutions, Corp. are ... Department of Defense (US Army) contract valued at over ... MRI diagnostic machine and technical support staffing. As an ... Small Business Administration (SBA), Medical Equipment is proud to ... latest medical diagnostic equipment. The SBA 8-A certification is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Access Pharmaceuticals Featured On OncLive.com 2Access Pharmaceuticals Featured On OncLive.com 3Heparin Sodium & Calcium Industry for Global and Chinese Markets Forecast to 2019 2Heparin Sodium & Calcium Industry for Global and Chinese Markets Forecast to 2019 3Heparin Sodium & Calcium Industry for Global and Chinese Markets Forecast to 2019 4Heparin Sodium & Calcium Industry for Global and Chinese Markets Forecast to 2019 5Medical Equipment Solutions Corp. Awarded $2 Million contract To Service DoD 2
... and Glycemic Control Benefits of PistachiosNEW ORLEANS, April 22 ... The little green nuts may do more for ... snack food choices, according to research presented this week ... from UCLA and the University of ...
... Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN ) announced today ... BMN-110 or N-acetylgalactosamine 6-sulfatase (GALNS), intended for the treatment ... IVA), or Morquio A Syndrome. The company expects ... 2010. "We plan to leverage our clinical, manufacturing ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Pistachios Offer Protective Benefits Against Heart Disease, Type II Diabetes and Obesity 2Pistachios Offer Protective Benefits Against Heart Disease, Type II Diabetes and Obesity 3Pistachios Offer Protective Benefits Against Heart Disease, Type II Diabetes and Obesity 4BioMarin Initiates Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial for GALNS for Morquio A Syndrome 2BioMarin Initiates Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial for GALNS for Morquio A Syndrome 3BioMarin Initiates Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial for GALNS for Morquio A Syndrome 4
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: