Daily Archives: November 8, 2012

Pollen Exposure, Pregnancy and Asthma

Pollen exposure in pregnancy and infancy and risk of asthma hospitalisation – a register based cohort study http://www.aacijournal.com/content/8/1/17/abstract Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2012, 8:17 doi:10.1186/1710-1492-8-17 Published: 7 November 2012 Abstract (provisional) Background A seasonal effect of month of birth and … Continue reading

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Childhood Virus Infections and Epilepsy

Could Roseola Virus Be Behind Epilepsy? Childhood Virus Infection Linked to Prolonged Seizures With Fever http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120614082623.htm ScienceDaily (June 14, 2012) — New research shows that human herpesviruses (HHV)-6B and HHV-7, commonly know as roseola virus), account for one third of … Continue reading

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Febrile Seizures, Epilepsy , Autism / Regression Implications

MRI and EEG Could Identify Children at Risk for Epilepsy After Febrile Seizures http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121107161549.htm ScienceDaily (Nov. 7, 2012) — Seizures during childhood fever are usually benign, but when prolonged, they can foreshadow an increased risk of epilepsy later in life. … Continue reading

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Epigenetic Inheritance , Smoking and Asthma

Perinatal nicotine exposure induces asthma in second generation offspring http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/10/129/abstract Background By altering specific developmental signaling pathways that are necessary for fetal lung development, perinatal nicotine exposure affects lung growth and differentiation, resulting in the offsprings’ predisposition to childhood asthma; … Continue reading

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