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Allergy, National Survey, Dust Mites, Cockroaches, Asthma

Bedding Can Make One Sick; Allergens the Culprit

Research study shows evidence that exposure to indoor allergens from dust mites and cockroaches is a risk factor for the development of allergic diseases and asthma.


pain, Bronchoscopy, Asthma, Elderly, Hospital, Thoracic

Tipsheet from Johns Hopkins for the ATS Conference

1- common lung exam often causes unnecessary pain: more pain control needed, 2- quicker asthma diagnoses may lower hospital admission rates for elderly: based on research expected to be presented at the American Thoracic Society Conference May 5-10 in Toronto.


Smoking, Deaths, Survivors, Insurance, Children

Cost: Children Whose Mother/Father Died from Smoking

Deaths due to smoking leave hundreds of thousands of youth in the U.S. motherless or fatherless, and the resulting taxpayer costs included nearly $2 billion in Social Security Survivors Insurance costs in 1994 alone, says a UC Davis epidemiologist (Preventive Medicine, 5-00).


Orthopaedics, art, Physician, Patient, Communication

eMotion Pictures: Illustrating Orthopaedic Story

Every picture tells a story, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons will tell the stories of artists with orthopaedic conditions and the physicians who treat them through a special art exhibit -- eMotion Pictures: An Exhibition of Orthopaedics in Art.


Progesterone, Menopausal

Natural Progesterone and Post-Menopausal Women

A new type of natural progesterone improves the quality of life for post-menopausal women, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in the May Journal of Women's Health.


Managed, care, Hospital, Admissions, MCO, Health, Insurance

Differences in Hospital Admission Rates Leveling Off

Contrary to popular belief, people enrolled in managed care plans are no longer less likely to be admitted to hospitals than are individuals covered by non-managed care plans, according to a study from AHRQ.


Elderly, Aging, Speech, Hearing, Communication, Senior, Dementia

Silent Seniors

In recognition of National Better Hearing and Speech Month, a University of Arkansas researcher of communication disorders reveals that America's older population is being silenced -- not by illness or physical impediment but by the social stigmas associated with growing old.



Doctor, Business, Health, Plans, Insurance, Employees, Negotiate, Coverage

Employees' Doctors, Cost Drive Choice of Health Plans

Obtaining lower cost insurance and satisfying employees who want to keep their current doctors may be more important to small businesses when negotiating health care coverage than the plans' quality of care or accreditation status, according to a study from AHRQ.


Alzheimer's Disease, Brain, Biophysics, Dementia, Microcolumn

New Brain Picture May Reveal Key to Alzheimer's

Vertical structures, called microcolumns, found in the cerebral cortex of normal brains are disrupted in the brains of people affected by Alzheimer's disease and may be connected to the cognitive loss associated with it, report Boston University scientists in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.



Social and Behavioral Sciences

Chromosome, Genetics, Archaeology, Jewish, History, Haplotype

Jews Are Genetic Brothers of Palestinians, Syrians, and Lebanese

If a common heritage conferred peace, then the history of conflict in the Middle East may have been resolved years ago. For, according to a new study, Jews are the genetic brothers of Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese, and they all share a common genetic lineage that stretches back thousands of years.

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