I’m Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV… making news this week…Why pregnant women with asthma may have cause for concern.The value of monitoring blood pressure at home.And sweet news about hot cocoa. First…new research focusing on moms with asthma…and what it may mean to their children.Using data from more than 66-thousand Danish women…researchers focused on more than 4-thousand who had asthma during their pregnancies. The team then tracked the children for their first six years. Those born to asthmatic moms faced increased risk of:-infectious diseases-endocrine and metabolic disorders-problems with the nervous system, ears, respiratorysystem, digestive system, and even the skin.More studies are needed, but moving forward, the researchers recommend women with asthma and their doctors keep a close check on flare-ups during pregnancy.Moving on
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