respiratory infections

Children and grandchildren of smokers are more likely to get asthma, according to a study

According to a recent study, children are more likely to develop asthma if either of their parents smoked cigarettes regularly as youngsters or absorbed secondhand smoke. The international team of researchers also noted in the study, which was released in the European Respiratory Journal, that a phenomenon known as “transgenerational effect” can be observed in […]

When exposed to air pollution, women have a higher risk of damage than men

The findings were presented at the European Respiratory Society annual meeting, in Barcelona. Findings presented at medical meetings are considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal. Breathing in fumes from diesel exhaust may be more damaging to women than to men, a new Canadian study claims. “We already know that there are sex differences […]

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