Home > Medical > Asthma > News News All sections in Asthma » Asthma Basics » Asthma News » Asthma Overview » Asthma and Children » Asthma and Exercise » Asthma Treatment » FAQs » Health Tips » Manage Your Asthma » How Severe is your Asthma » Living with Asthma » My Asthma Story Is that mould in your home toxic? ‘Toxic mould’ has, on a number of occasions, been the subject of chain mails and internet hoaxes. Plus, it’s been blamed for a couple of deaths. But how dangerous is mould really? Smokers risk fathering asthmatic kids Fathers who smoke before conception may increase their child's risk of developing asthma. Animal fur may lower asthma risk Contact with natural microbes from animal fur may offer protection and lower the risk of asthma in babies. Test Is your asthma under control? » Like Health24 on Facebook » Subscribe Asthma Newsletter » Join Body Talk » Celebrities with asthma World's Most Famous TB Patients Older women with asthma more likely to die The asthma death rate among women age 65 years and older is nearly four times higher than in other groups of people, although their asthma rates aren't higher. Children of obese mothers more likely to get asthma Compared to children born of mothers with normal weight, those whose mothers were overweight or obese during pregnancy had significantly higher odds of asthma. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health!