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Asthma, Epigenetics, Transgenerational Health Risks, Dna Methylation, Gene Expression, Environmental Pollution, Prenatal Health, Pregnancy, Offspring Health

Environmental Pollution Exposure During Pregnancy Increases Asthma Risk for Three Generations

Exposure to environmental pollutants during pregnancy may increase the risk of asthma for as many as three consecutive generations, according to new research.

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2017 Survivor Circle Award, Rocky Craig, San Diego, San Diego Convention Center, Lung Cancer

San Diego County Volunteer Selected as 2017 ASTRO Survivor Circle Award Winner

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The winner of the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 2017 Survivor Circle Award is many things—a former pro baseball player, a retired UPS driver, a family man and, yes, a current cancer patient.

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University of Birmingham, COPD

University of Birmingham Launches £2million Global Research Project

The University of Birmingham has secured £2 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to launch a research group aimed at improving healthcare for patients with lung diseases around the world.

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AJRCCM, Caffeine, Caffeine and Kids, Preemie Baby, Preemies, caffeine therapy, methylxanthines, Apnea, Neonatal, Pediatrics, respiratory function, lung, Lung Function

Lung Benefits of Caffeine Therapy in Preemies Persists Into Mid-Childhood

Premature babies treated with caffeine have better lung function in mid-childhood than preemies not treated with caffeine, according to a randomized controlled trial published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Sinus, Smoking Cessation

Sinus Disease Symptoms Improve 10 Years After Patients Quit Smoking

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Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) who quit smoking will see their condition improve over a period of about 10 years, according to the results of a new study led by the Sinus Center at Mass. Eye and Ear.

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Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences, uniformed services univer, galectin-3, Tuberous Sclerosis, Nhlbi, eLife, lymphangioleiomyomatosis , National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, TSC1, TSC2, Dr. Peter Klover, Dr. Thomas Darling, Dr. Joel Moss, National Institutes of Health, National Institutes Of Health (NIH), National Institute Of Arth

Heart Failure Biomarker Linked to Rare Genetic Tumor-Causing Diseases

Galectin-3, a protein that promotes cancer cell growth and is used as a biomarker for heart failure, has been linked to tumors observed in two rare genetic diseases, according to a study published July 11, 2017, in eLife

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Overweight, Breathing, Preteens, Respiratory System, Ut Southwestern

Do Breathing Issues Hamper Exercise in Overweight Preteens?

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Do overweight children have more breathing limitations, intolerance for exercise, and breathlessness when exercising than normal weight children, leading to possible misdiagnosis for conditions such as asthma?

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Brian VanderVen, College of Veterinary Medicine, LucA, LucA Mtb, Tuberculosis, Mycobacterium, Cholesterol, Macrophages, Fatty Acids, Microbiology, Infectious Disease, Pathogenesis

Cornell Discovery Holds Potential for Treating Tuberculosis

A recent discovery by Cornell University researchers could lead to a new, effective treatment for persistent tuberculosis infections.

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Lungs, Lung Transplantation, Transplant, University Of Virginia, UVA, University Of Virginia Health System, UVA School of Medicine, Uva Health System, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Victor Laubach, Irving Kron, Christine Lau, Sasha Krupnick, Organ Donation, Organ Donor, lung donation, Lung Transplant, Organ Shortage, lung shortages, lung rehabili

NIH Awards $8.6 Million for Bold Bid to Transform Lung Transplantation

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Researchers at the University of Virginia have received more than $8.6 million to support efforts that could dramatically increase the number of lungs available for transplant – and then save the lives of the people who receive them.

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Steroids May Do More Harm Than Good in Some Cases of Severe Asthma

New findings have important clinical implications, suggesting that corticosteroids, the main treatment for asthma, may worsen the disease in this group of patients.







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