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Asthma in boys linked to maternal prenatal stress, air pollution

Asthma in boys linked to maternal prenatal stress, air pollution
May 25, 2017

Male infants who were exposed to ambient fine particulate matter and maternal psychosocial stress in utero were more likely to develop asthma by 6 years of age, according to research presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

“We know from prior research that air pollution affects childhood lung health starting in early development, even in pregnancy,” Alison Lee, MD, MS, from the School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “Our study suggests that children, especially boys, born to women experiencing increased levels of stress during pregnancy may be even more sensitive to the negative effects of air pollution.”

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Progression of High Anisometropia in Children

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, May 17, 2017
To investigate the onset and rate of progression of high anisometropia in myopic children younger than 13 years. A…
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Childhood Epilepsy: February 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

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