Food Allergy Costs, Asthma in Pregnancy, CPAP makeover

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A very interesting study attempting to quantify the cost of childhood food allergies.  They came up with a staggering total of $25 billion dollars a year.  The biggest chunk of this was lost parental revenue at $14 billion.  This underscores the need for not only better understanding of the causes of the increasing incidence of food allergies, but also better treatment options.

 

A recent review of asthma in pregnancy (AiP) confirms the long-held notion that the most important thing to do with AiP is to treat mom’s asthma.  The risk to the fetus from a bad asthma exacerbation far outweighs the risks of regular medications.  Frequent monitoring is also important.

 

CPAP makes you prettier.

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