Stress contributes to childrens asthma

“Stress takes its toll on kids with asthma, more than quadrupling their risk of having an asthma attack. And it doesn’t take long, the chance of having an asthma attack climbs within 48 hours of a stressful event, according to a new study. The aftereffects of stressful events rev up again about six weeks later, nearly doubling the risk of an asthma attack, say the researchers, who included Seija Sandberg of the mental health sciences department at London’s University College. Sandberg and colleagues studied 60 children aged 6-13 in Glasgow, Scotland, who had asthma for at least three years. To read the full article, visit // To read the abstract from the study, visit // The study was published in the December issue of Thorax.”””