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KIDS' COLDS LINKED TO ASTHMA, LUNG PROBLEMS LATER

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who develop respiratory infections like colds or sinusitis[1] may have a higher risk of asthma[2] and reduced lung function later in life, a new study says.

Researchers examined data from nearly 155,000 children in Europe. They were followed from birth through ages 4 to 15 years.

Those who had an upper respiratory infection[3] -- such as a cold[4], sinusitis[5], laryngitis[6] and tonsillitis[7] -- by age 5 had an increased risk of asthma[8] later in life. Their risk was 1.5 times higher.

Young children who had lower respiratory tract infections such as

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