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Kids With Special Needs Get (Gasp!) Bullied

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Brace yourselves for a shocker. Kids with special needs -- who struggle with medical, emotional or emotional issues -- tend to have more problems in school and are bullied more often than other kids.
Researchers...
Researchers point out obvious, but also call for communities to help kids.

Breast-Feeding Reduces Children's Risk of Asthma

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While women's breasts often make grown men gasp and wheeze, they seem to have the reverse effect on nursing infants.
The Daily Telegraph in London reports babies who are not breast-fed are 50 percent more likely...
Yet another study sings the praises of breast milk.

Does Prenatal Depression Lead to Children's Asthma?

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Not to bum you out even more, but if you're pregnant and depressed, you're increasing your unborn child's risk of having asthma.
"Approximately 70 percent of mothers who said they experienced high levels of anxi...
Study finds no one breathes easy when Mama is depressed.

Babies of Smoking Moms Born to Gasp and Wheeze

Women who smoke are more likely to have children with asthma. Credit: Getty Images
You don't have to be a smoker to gasp and wheeze like one.
All you need is a mother who ignored the warnings and smoked when she was pregnant with yo...
Researchers link smoking while pregnant to children's asthma.

Asthma Study: Rest Your Inhalers, Boys and Girls; Drug Treatment May Relieve What Ails You

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Next fall, kids with asthma may be able to put down their inhalers and pick up a new asthma treatment. Credit: Getty Images Kids with asthma may have to spend less quality time with their inhaler...
Drug shows promise reducing asthma symptoms in the fall.

Cockroaches, Asthma Linked in New Study

ee Public housing enemy number one? Credit: Getty Not to overstate the matter, but cockroaches are pure evil. They know that only they and Chuck Norris have a chance of withstanding a full-scale nuclear holocaust, so they kick back...Cockroaches, asthma link to be studied in public housing.

Goodbye, City Life? Farm Kids Have Fewer Allergies, Study Shows

Farm living could be ideal for kids with asthma and allergies, a new study shows. Credit: Getty "Green Acres is the place to be" may become the theme song for parents intent on keeping their kids asthma- and allergy-free. Turns o...A new study says kids who grow up on farms have fewer allergies.

Girls' Cleaner Lifestyles Could Make Them Sick, Study Shows

Keeping girls squeaky clean could lead to health issues down the road. Credit: Getty
A little dirt never hurt. But try telling that to moms determined to keep their little girls squeaky clean.
In today's cleanliness-obsessed world w...
A little dirt never hurt. But try telling that to moms determined to keep their little girls squeaky clean.

Facebook Triggers Asthma Attacks, Doctors Say

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If you've got asthma, you'd better think twice before you log in to Facebook. That's right, folks. In a letter published today in The Lancet, one of the world's most prestigious me...
A jilted teen couldn't breathe when he checked out his ex's profile.

New York Parents Seek Law to Compel Police to Help in Medical Emergencies

New York City police officers are supposed to be trained -- and retrained -- in CPR and other live-saving techniques. So why did Officer Alfonso Mendez of the 84th Precinct stand by and do nothing while 11-year-old Briana Ojeda was dying of an a...New York City police officers are supposed to be trained -- and retrained -- in CPR and other live-saving techniques. So why did Officer Alfonso Mendez of the 84th Precinct stand by and do nothing while 11-year-old Briana Ojeda was dying of an asthma attack Aug. 27?

Not Eating Puts Kids at Risk of Asthma, Study Shows

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Health experts have long warned us that not eating can cause an incurable medical condition known as "death." However, you don't have to wait until the worms play pinochle on your sno...

Common Allergy Culprits in Children

Dear Karla, My son has eczema all over his face and very bad asthma. Do you think it could be the milk he is drinking? Amanda Amanda, In Canada, 12 - 25 per cent of children suffer from eczema, with 90 per cent of cases occurring before a chi...

The Truth About MSG: Not a Kid-Friendly Ingredient

Dear Karla, I have been hearing many of my friends (who are also parents) commenting on MSG and how they are trying to avoid it, as it is a really nasty ingredient and not something they want their family eating. As I have tried to gather informatio...

Could Food Allergies Be Causing Your Child's Asthma?

Dear Karla, My 7-year-old son has asthma and my 3-year-old is starting to show some signs of breathing challenges. Is there anything I can do on a nutritional level to lessen their symptoms? Thanks, Carmen Hi Carmen, Asthma is a growing concern ...

Rate of Chronic Diseases Doubling in Children

Chronic health conditions among U.S. children took a significant leap, more than doubling from 12.8 percent in 1994 to 26.6 percent in 2006. Researchers from MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston followed three separate groups of child...

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