Urban lifestyle worsens asthma in children

A new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology reveals that living in cities can make the effects of asthma worse for children. The study shows higher rates of asthma related ER visits and hospitalizations. The research team analyzed the healthcare utilization of 16,860,716 children aged 5 to 19. However, urban living does not cause asthma, they said. The paper’s lead author is Corinne Keet, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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