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Pollution, Asthma, Children, Corinne Keet

Exposure to Larger Air Particles Linked to Increased Risk of Asthma in Children

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Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University report statistical evidence that children exposed to airborne coarse particulate matter — a mix of dust, sand and non-exhaust tailpipe emissions, such as tire rubber — are more likely to develop asthma and need emergency room or hospital treatment for it than unexposed children.

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Particulate Matter, Particulate Pollution, Asthma, Children, Lung Health, Respiratory Health

Coarse Particulate Matter May Increase Asthma Risk

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Children exposed to coarse particulate matter may be more likely to develop asthma and to be treated in an ER or be hospitalized for the condition, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Sleep Apnea, sleep apnea treatment, Tonsils, Adenoids, Loyola Medical Center, ENT surgery, ENT, otolaryngologist

Sleep Apnea Symptoms Corrected by ENT Procedure

Sleep Apnea Symptoms Corrected by ENT Procedure

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Cystic Fibrosis, Kalydeco, Orkambi, quorum-sensing inhibitors

Cystic Fibrosis: Discovery of a Key Molecule for Improving Treatments

Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have identified a promising solution to improving treatments offered to patients with cystic fibrosis.

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Wildfire, Air Quality, California Wildfires, Lung Health, Air Pollution, Smoke, Asthma

10 Tips for Staying Healthy During Wildfires: ATS Recommendations

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This past weekend brought fierce Santa Ana Winds to Southern California that are expected to last all week. As of this writing, major fires are burning in Ventura County and other areas within Los Angeles County. The South Coast Air Quality Management District lists the following areas of direct smoke impacts: ftp://ftp.aqmd.gov/pub/globalist/Advisory2.pdf

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Lung Cancer, Smoking

Lung Cancer Prevention: 12 Tips to Reduce Your Risk

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Remember when your mom always told you “what you do now will catch up with you when you’re older?” She wasn’t lying. Lung cancer is a disease that mostly affects the elderly, with 83 percent of those living with cancer being 60-years-of-age or older, but reducing your risk of getting lung cancer starts when you’re young.

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Sugar, Fructose, sugary drinks, Children, Pregnancy, asthma and children, Pregnancy and diet

Consuming Sugary Drinks During Pregnancy May Increase Asthma Risk in Mid-childhood

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Dec. 5, 2017─Children between the ages of 7 and 9 may be at greater risk for developing asthma if they consumed high amounts of fructose in early childhood or their mothers drank a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages while pregnant, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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Cystic Fibrosis, Children, Kalydeco, ivacaftor, Phase 3 clinical trial

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Shows Promise in Children as Young as 1 Year of Age

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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is one of the study sites in the open label Phase 3 study that showed safety and effectiveness of the cystic fibrosis drug Kalydeco (ivacaftor) in children ages 1 to 2 years. Based on these results, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., (Nasdaq: VRTX) plans to submit applications for the drug in this age group to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Kalydeco is currently approved by the FDA for the treatment of cystic fibrosis in patients aged 2 years and older.

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Mitochondia

Study First to Sequence DNA From a Single Mitochondria

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DNA sequences between mitochondria within a single cell are vastly different, found researchers. This knowledge will help to better illuminate the underlying mechanisms of many disorders that start with accumulated mutations in individual mitochondria and provide clues about how patients might respond to specific therapies.

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Asthma, PrecISE Clinical Center

San Diego Team Wins $ 6.9 Million Grant to Establish PrecISE Network Clinical Center

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A team of physicians, scientists and biostatisticians from La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology and UC San Diego School of Medicine joined forces across institutions to successfully compete for an $6.9 million grant to establish one of only 10 PrecISE Network Clinical Centers nationwide.







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