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Is your child suffering from asthma? A greener neighbourhood may help them breathe better

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Is your child suffering from asthma? A greener neighbourhood may help them breathe better

If your kid is suffering from asthma, you may want to move to a green neighbourhood, suggests a recent study. The results suggested that living closer to a park can benefit children with asthma, especially older children who are more likely to go to the park on their own. The study looked at inner-city children with persistent asthma and compared the number of days they suffered with symptoms over a period of two weeks with the distance from their homes to the nearest park. Previous studies showed that yoga and salt therapy could offer reliefThe study is presented by Kelli DePriest and primary investigator Dr Arlene Butz from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA, at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2017.


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