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25. Asthma is a disorder caused by _____ the airways. A) inflammation of B) enlargement of C) destruction of D) holes in
26. Monica brought her 10-year-old son to see the doctor because he was having problems breathing. The doctor informed Monica that her son had inflammation of the airways. Monica's son was diagnosed with _____.
27. Since 1980 the rate of childhood asthma in the United States has _____.
28. William was doing a class report on asthma and learned that several factors may contribute to its development, including _____.
29. The belief that children's immune systems need to be exposed to viruses and bacteria in order to strengthen them, but that children are overprotected from this exposure, is called the _____. A) sterile environment theory B) hygiene hypothesis C) spore theory D) immunity hypothesis
30. With respect to asthma, the hygiene hypothesis is supported by data showing that _____.
31. Which child is at higher risk for developing asthma?
32. Borrelli et al. (2010) conducted an intervention study that focused on 133 Latino caregivers of children with asthma. The caregivers smoked and did not necessarily want to quit. Over the course of the study the caregivers were shown the amount of smoke the children were being exposed to and were counseled on different approaches to quitting smoking. After three months, the results of the study revealed that _____ of the caregivers had quit smoking and the children's asthma attacks were less frequent.
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33. What allows children to master the ability to read? A) massive interconnections in the brain B) increased neurotransmitter activity C) decreased myelination of the limbic system D) selective attention
34. Reading is different from talking or gesturing in that _____.
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