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Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 19:47
A new study reveals children living in urban areas are more prone to developing asthma than suburban dwellers.
Researchers noticed different patterns of respiratory viruses in children from inner cities and suburban locations.
Sick urban babies had significantly higher rates of a virus known to cause persistent infections and affect the development of the lungs, which can lead to asthma.
Experts said these findings could help doctors target new asthma treatments in children.