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Article ID: 713317

Exposing vaccine hesitant to real-life pain of diseases makes them more pro-vaccine

Brigham Young University

The re-introduction of measles, mumps and other previously eradicated diseases to the United States is nothing short of a public health crisis

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22-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712216

The Medical Minute: Six tips for safe spring cleaning

Penn State Health

Spring cleaning is a great way to give your home a fresh start and give yourself a sense of accomplishment. But it can be hazardous to your health if you don’t take the proper precautions, especially if you have asthma or other chronic lung conditions.

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1-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712202

Preparation is Key as You Head to College with Allergies and Asthma

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Feeling as though there are too many things to think about as you plan your transition from high school senior to college freshman?

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1-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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    30-Apr-2019 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 711836

Confidence in Asthma Inhaler Technique Doesn’t Match Actual Skills

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Many kids with asthma don’t know how to properly use their inhaler. A new study finds that both kids and parents have misplaced confidence in their inhaler technique.

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25-Apr-2019 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 711982

Higher weight increases risk of psoriasis

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Studies have linked psoriasis and higher weight, but the causal relationship between the two has been unclear. What triggers what?

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26-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 711578

Vitamin D study sheds light on immune system effects

University of Edinburgh

Scientists have uncovered fresh insights into how vitamin D affects the immune system and might influence susceptibility to diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

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18-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711510

Critical Errors in Inhaler Technique Common in Children with Asthma, Especially in Adolescents

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

In the first study to evaluate inhaler technique in children hospitalized for asthma – the group at highest risk for complications and death from asthma – researchers found that nearly half of participants demonstrated improper inhaler use, which means they routinely were not taking in the full dose of medication. Adolescents most commonly displayed critical errors in inhaler technique. They also often skipped using a spacer, which is a device that is recommended for use with an inhaler to help the right amount of asthma medication reach the lungs. Findings were published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

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17-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711444

Link Found Between C-Sections and Asthma, Allergies

University at Albany, State University of New York

As part of the Upstate Kids study, University at Albany professor Erin Bell and her team have found a link between cesarean delivery and the likelihood that the child will develop asthma and food allergies.

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16-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711206

In Mice, Eliminating Damaged Mitochondria Alleviates Chronic Inflammatory Disease

University of California San Diego Health

Treatment with a choline kinase inhibitor prompts immune cells to clear away damaged mitochondria, thus reducing NLRP3 inflammasome activation and preventing inflammation.

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11-Apr-2019 11:00 AM EDT

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