Coarse particulate matter may increase asthma risk

Children exposed to coarse particulate matter may be more likely to develop asthma and to be treated in an ER or be hospitalized for the condition, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Children with asthma may be at higher obesity risk

Children with asthma may be more likely to become obese later in childhood or in adolescence,