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When It Comes to Spring Allergies, Oak Pollen More Potent Than Pine; Food Allergies of Low-Income Kids Are Poorly Managed; Flowers Not to Blame for Allergies, and More in the Allergies Channel

When It Comes to Spring Allergies, Oak Pollen More Potent Than Pine; Food Allergies of Low-Income Kids Are Poorly Managed; Flowers Not to Blame for Allergies, and More in the Allergies Channel

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Even Low Levels of Air Pollution Appear to Affect Children’s Lung Health

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According to new research led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) pulmonologist and critical care physician Mary B. Rice, MD, MPH, improved air quality in U.S. cities since the 1990s may not be enough to ensure normal lung function in children. The findings were recently published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care, a journal of the American Thoracic Society.

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Advanced 3D Imaging Technique Applied for the First Time to Deadly Lung Disease

Doctors and scientists at the University of Southampton have used advanced 3D X-ray imaging technology to give new insight into the way an aggressive form of lung disease develops in the body.

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Penn and Rutgers Researchers Discover New Pathway That May Trigger Asthma

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Scientists have identified a biological pathway that potentially explains why current asthma therapies don’t work well in many cases—and might be targeted to help those patients.

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Lung Ultrasound May Be a Safe Substitute for Chest X-Ray When Diagnosing Pneumonia in Children

Lung ultrasound has been shown to be highly effective and safe for diagnosing pneumonia in children.

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WTC Firefighters Needing Sinus Surgery Had More Intense, Longer Exposure to Caustic Dust and Have Higher Eosinophil Levels

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Firefighters who responded in the first two days of the World Trade Center disaster and those who worked at the site for six months or longer are more likely to need sinus surgery than firefighters whose exposure to the site’s caustic dust was less intense or shorter term, according to new research published in the American Thoracic Society journal Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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Developing Ways to Study Influenza D Virus

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Researchers have found antibodies to the newly discovered influenza D virus in pigs, cattle, horses, goats and sheep, but not poultry. South Dakota State University doctoral student Chithra Sreenivasan has proven that the guinea pig can be used as an animal model and is developing a way to study the virus in living cells—trachea and lung epithelial cells from swine and cattle.

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Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect Breathes New Life Into Respiratory Assessment

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Xbox Kinects could be used in the future to assess the health of patients with conditions such as cystic fibrosis. Normally found in the hands of gamers rather than medics the Microsoft sensors could be used to assess the respiratory function of patients.

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Rescue Inhaler Study: New Approach Increases Mastery of Life-Saving Technique

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A rescue inhaler can be a lifesaver during an asthma or COPD flareup, but using a rescue inhaler is complicated and misuse is common, putting patients’ lives at risk. An education strategy, called teach-to-goal, may help patients use their inhalers properly during these critical times, according to research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society journal Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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ASCO to Hold Capitol Hill Briefing March 15 on The State of Cancer Care in America: 2016

The State of Cancer Care in America: 2016 report, to be released on March 15 by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), chronicles the current realities of the cancer care delivery system in the United States and examines trends in the oncology workforce and practice environment that are affecting patient care and access.

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Protection Against Peanut Allergy by Early Consumption Persists Following a One-Year Period of Peanut Avoidance

The LEAP-ON study, an extension of the landmark LEAP Study that showed peanut consumption reduced the rate of peanut allergy, followed LEAP children for a year of peanut avoidance and found only 4.8% of the peanut consumers were allergic, compared to 18.6% of the peanut avoiders, a significant difference demonstrating that peanut allergy prevention persists.

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Mount Sinai and Lifemap Solutions Expand Asthma Health Researchkit Study to UK and Ireland

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and LifeMap Solutions, a company developing innovative digital health solutions, announce international expansion of the free Asthma Health app to the United Kingdom and Ireland

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Baby’s Breath: A New Way to Study Neonatal Lung Disease

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Investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have created a novel model for studying a lung disorder of newborn babies.