Childhood Trauma May Raise Odds of Asthma

April 3, 2015 1:00 PM

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FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who experience trauma such as divorce, death of a parent or domestic violence are more likely to develop asthma than other kids, new research suggests.

"We know that young children are susceptible to numerous adverse factors that they may be exposed to in the home environment, including cigarette smoking, indoor triggers, and even, as this study shows, dysfunctional families and associated domestic violence," said Dr. James Sublett, president of th...

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