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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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National Institute Of Environmental Health Sciences, Niehs, Allergens, pets, Pests, Nhanes

Allergens Widespread in Largest Study of U.S. Homes

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Allergens are widespread, but highly variable in U.S. homes, according to the nation’s largest indoor allergen study to date. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health report that over 90 percent of homes had three or more detectable allergens, and 73 percent of homes had at least one allergen at elevated levels. The findings were published November 30 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

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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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NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens Collaborate To Bring World-Class Care Through Telemedicine

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NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens are collaborating to bring convenient access to NewYork-Presbyterian’s world-class care through new telemedicine services, now available through Walgreens digital properties and at self-service kiosks at select Duane Reade drugstores in New York.

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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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In Defense of Fruitcake, Weather-Hunger Link, High Protein Soybean, and More in the Food Science News Source

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G Protein Coupled Receptor

Breakthrough in Live-Cell Imaging Studies Could Lead to Innovative Drugs for a Variety of Human Diseases

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Research led by scientists at the University of Birmingham shows more precisely how G protein-coupled receptors, which are the key target of a large number of drugs, work.

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Preemies Activism, Craniofacial Conditions, New Therapy Lessons, and More in the Children's Health News Source

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