Asthma and children


Your asthmatic child at school

Unfortunately, you can't keep an eye on your asthmatic child all the time. So, what can you do to ensure that your child is taken care of during school hours?

Teen smoking spurs asthma

Adolescents who smoke are about four times more likely to develop asthma during their teen years than those who don't smoke, researchers warn.

Does your child have asthma?

Asthma is on the increase, especially among young children. Be aware of the symptoms and seek treatment if you're worried about your child.

Boys more likely to outgrow asthma

Boys may be more likely than girls to have childhood asthma, but they are also more likely to grow out of it during adolescence, a new study shows.

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Professor Keertan Dheda has received of several prestigious awards including the 2014 Oppenheimer Award, and has published over 160 peer-reviewed papers and holds 3 patents related to new TB diagnostic or infection control technologies. He serves on the editorial board of the journals PLoS One, the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Medicine, Lancet Respiratory Diseases and Nature Scientific Reports, amongst others.Read his full biography at the University of Cape Town Lung Institute

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