Health News

Cockroach Allergens Linked To Asthma
Children can live as little as two blocks from each other in New York City and have an asthma occurrence two to three times greater in one neighborhood as opposed to the other. Researchers decided to take a look at each asthmatic's home environment.
Biological Agent Could Fight Antibiotic Resistance
A new class of antibiotics has been discovered from the family of bacteria called Burkolderia, a bug that usually causes disease in patients with cystic fibrosis
Extinguishing Tobacco Deaths Around the World
Did you know that tobacco will kill 6 million people around the world this year? And by 2030, that number will be 8 million. The World Health Organization (WHO) is leading the fight against this epidemic.
Personal Medicine Goes High Tech With Online Journal
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) has published a free, easy-to-use online tool to track exercise-induced asthma symptoms. This high tech journal is designed for patients to record asthma attacks triggered by exercise.
Treasures in Clay Jars
Johns Hopkins Institute for Genetic Medicine researchers working in conjunction with the North American Cystic Fibrosis Consortium have discovered two regions of the genome that affect the severity of cystic fibrosis.
More Than Combat Cough
Our military soldiers are bringing home more than honor and dignity after their tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Infection Alone Not Getting Cystric Fibrosis' Goat
Cystic fibrosis (CF) needs more than a little infection to get its goat. Prior studies have indicated that lung infections in infants and small children with cystic fibrosis was highly indicative of continuing poor lung function in the teenage years.
Pregnant Smoking Has Another Bad Effect
Can smoking while pregnant cause genetic changes which make the child more at risk for asthma development? Researchers answer with a resounding, "yes."
COPD's Exercising Shines with Vitamin D
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often have difficulty exercising due to their diminished lung capacity.
Winning Confidence and Influencing Exercise
What does a little confidence do for a person? Well, a great deal. With confidence comes a willingness to display your stuff, do your thing, tackle your world, and shake your tail feathers.