City kids with asthma suffer less if they live near a park

Medical Xpress| Thu Sep 07 23:06:35 EDT 2017
Milan, Italy: Children with asthma who live in the city may have fewer days with symptoms the closer they live to parks and green spaces, according to research to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2017 on Monday. 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. The results suggest 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 will be presented by Kelli DePriest a public health nurse who carried ou..

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