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February 9, 2016

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February 9, 2016

Anti-Asthma Drugs Taken During Pregnancy Associated With Autism Risk

Jan. 26, 2016 — Taking B2AR agonist asthma drugs during pregnancy appears to be associated with an increased risk that the child will develop autism, according to new ... read more

‘Homing’ Molecule Discovery Could Help Speed-Up Fight Against Flu

Jan. 21, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a new molecule which could help better target and kick-start the body's natural fight against common infections like ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Researchers are studying new approaches to reducing fall asthma exacerbations, with a focus on new approaches to reducing fall asthma exacerbations in pediatric ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — An uncommon and little-studied type of cell in the lungs has been found to act like a sensor, linking the pulmonary and central nervous systems to regulate immune response in reaction to ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — A large new study reveals previously unknown risk factors associated with an eye condition that causes serious progressive nearsightedness at a relatively young age. The findings, made through the ... read more

Researchers Further Illuminate Pathway for Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis

Jan. 12, 2016 — New research findings add further clarity to a question that has polarized the cystic fibrosis (CF) research community. It is well established that people with cystic fibrosis have two faulty copies ... read more

Genetic Variation Linked to Respiratory Disease

Jan. 7, 2016 — Genetic mutations in a protein associated with asthma can affect a person’s susceptibility to a variety of lung diseases -- and could lead to new treatments -- researchers have ... read more

Commensal Bacteria Regulate Immune Cells in Lungs to Produce Proteins for Host Defense

Jan. 5, 2016 — The human body contains approximately ten times as many bacterial cells as human cells. Known as commensal bacteria, they exist in a mutually beneficial, symbiotic relationship with their human ... read more

Childhood Asthma May Increase Risks of Shingles

Dec. 28, 2015 — Nearly 1 million incidents of herpes zoster, which is also known as shingles, occur every year in the US, with an estimated one-third of all adults affected by age 80. Despite its prevalence, ... read more

Mental Disorders Associated With Subsequent Chronic Physical Conditions

Dec. 23, 2015 — International survey data suggest an assortment of mental disorders were associated with increased risk of the onset of a wide array of chronic physical ... read more

Modeling COPD, Asthma in a Human Small Airway-on-a-Chip

Dec. 21, 2015 — A research team has leveraged its organ-on-a-chip technology to develop a model of the human small airway in which lung inflammatory diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), ... read more

Researchers Develop New Method for Looking Into the Lungs

Dec. 18, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have succeeded in producing 3-D images showing oxygen and carbon dioxide transport in the lungs. The new method provides hope for better treatment of COPD and lung ... read more

Diversity in Medical Research Is a Long Way Off, Study Shows

Dec. 15, 2015 — Despite Congressional mandates aimed at diversifying clinical research, little has changed in the last 30 years in both the numbers of studies that include minorities and the diversity of scientists ... read more

Scientists Show How Drug Molecules Regulate a Medically Important Protein

Dec. 10, 2015 — A new study shows how different pharmaceutical drugs hit either the 'on' or 'off' switch of a signaling protein linked to asthma, obesity and type 2 ... read more

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Patients at Greater Risk for Atrial Fibrillation

Dec. 9, 2015 — Sleep-disordered breathing often predicts the development of atrial fibrillation in older men, according to researchers. The risk increased with age, they ... read more

Smoking in Pregnancy 'Affects Boys' Fitness in Later Life'

Dec. 9, 2015 — Mothers who smoke are putting more than their own health at risk, suggests a new ... read more

Flu Vaccine Unlikely to Trigger Reaction in Children With Egg Allergy and Asthma

Dec. 8, 2015 — The children's flu vaccine is unlikely to trigger an allergic reaction in those with egg allergy, finds a study. The vaccine is also appropriate for young people with well-controlled asthma or ... read more

Children With Common Allergies Have Twice Heart Disease Risk

Dec. 8, 2015 — Children with allergies, particularly asthma and hay fever, have about twice the rate of high blood pressure and high cholesterol, setting them on a course for heart disease at a surprisingly early ... read more

Risk of Childhood Wheeze from Antibiotic Use in Third Trimester of Pregnancy

Dec. 3, 2015 — Antibiotic use during the third trimester of pregnancy leads to an increased risk of childhood wheeze, according to new ... read more

Beware, Asthma Sufferers: Migraines May Worsen

Nov. 30, 2015 — Preexisting asthma may be a strong predictor of future chronic migraine attacks in individuals experiencing occasional migraine headaches, according to ... read more

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