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Article ID: 701219

Scientists Call for Microbial “Noah’s Ark” to Protect Global Health

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers University–New Brunswick-led team of researchers is calling for the creation of a global microbiota vault to protect the long-term health of humanity. Such a Noah’s Ark of beneficial germs would be gathered from human populations whose microbiomes are uncompromised by antibiotics, processed diets and other ill effects of modern society, which have contributed to a massive loss of microbial diversity and an accompanying rise in health problems. The human microbiome includes the trillions of microscopic organisms that live in and on our bodies, contributing to our health in a myriad of ways.

4-Oct-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 701554

Got Teens with Allergies and Asthma? They want Halloween Fun Too

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

For teens with allergies and asthma, a few extra Halloween precautions need to be put in place to keep them safe from triggers that can send them down a path of sneezing, wheezing or coughing.

3-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 700831

UNC School of Medicine Study Shows Surprise Low-level Ozone Impact on Asthma Patients

University of North Carolina Health Care System

A new study led by UNC School of Medicine researchers indicates that ozone has a greater impact on asthma patients than previously thought.

20-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700359

Inhaled Steroids May Increase Risk of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Lung Infections

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Sept. 14, 2018─Patients using inhaled steroids to control asthma and other breathing problems may be at greater risk for developing nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung infections, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

11-Sep-2018 4:00 PM EDT
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    14-Sep-2018 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700328

New Study Shows Eczema in African Americans is More Difficult to Treat

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology suggests African Americans have greater treatment challenges with AD than European Americans and require higher doses of some medications to get relief.

11-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700458

Tips for Parents of Children with Asthma from Ronald Ferdman, MD, pediatric allergist-immunologist

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Ronald Ferdman, MD, pediatric allergist-immunologist, offers eight tips for parents to help them manage the care of their child with asthma

13-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700391

Obesity Alters Airway Muscle Function, Increases Asthma Risk

American Physiological Society (APS)

New research suggests that obesity changes how airway muscles function, increasing the risk of developing asthma. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology.

13-Sep-2018 7:00 AM EDT
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    7-Sep-2018 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 699995

What is Shared Decision-Making and How Does It Work for Allergists?

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new article published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, walks allergists and other health care providers through the steps involved in shared decision-making (SDM). It also details what is, and what is not, SDM.

5-Sep-2018 10:25 AM EDT

Article ID: 699969

Stem Cell Models, Estimating Risk without Animals, and More Featured in September 2018 Toxicological Sciences

Society of Toxicology

Papers on stem cell methods and models in toxicology; comparative toxicogenomics and AOPs; machine vs. animal models; pesticides and asthma; and estimating risk without animals featured in latest issue of Toxicological Sciences.

4-Sep-2018 4:30 PM EDT

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