Friday Links – The Not-a-Conference, Chickenpox, Voting
HomeHer10 is the Most Fun I’ve Had All Week
If you follow me on Twitter and you’ve been wondering why I keep hashtagging the most mundane of tweets with #HomeHer10, this is why. Also, here are some “conference” highlights.
Chickenpox Might – MIGHT – Reduce Risk of Asthma, Skin Allergy
One study suggests this link, but clearly there are several health factors to consider and much more research to complete here. For one, if a clear protective effect is established and chickenpox vaccinations are then pushed forward to later childhood, some kids would still go on to develop asthma, anyway, and chickenpox is much more serious for them than it is for non-asthmatics.
Childhood Hunger Increases Asthma Risk
This broke my heart today. Childhood hunger is already devastating for all the obvious reasons, but now it appears kids who experience food insecurity – worry or fear over their next meal, and the fact that it may not be coming – are more likely to develop chronic conditions like asthma.
Talking About Asthma Pet Peeves
Check out this post on Sarah’s blog. In it, Sarah provides a clear picture of how asthma can affect a life. In fact, this post might be another one for printing out and passing around copies to well-meaning friends and family.
Finally, a Weird Health Wednesdays Reminder
Don’t forget to like Asthma Mom on Facebook, and cast your vote: