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Engineers develop wearable respiration monitor with children's toy
14 Feb 2019 at 5:46am
Using Shrinky Dinks, a popular children's toy, engineers have created wearable, disposable respiration sensors that track the rate and volume of a wearer's breath. The new device will help sufferers of asthma and many other pulmonary conditions.
Effect of breastfeeding versus pumping on human milk microbiome
13 Feb 2019 at 9:44am
A large-scale analysis in humans suggests that the milk microbiota is affected by bacteria both from the infant's mouth and from environmental sources such as breast pumps, although future research will be needed to assess the effects that these changes may have on the infant gut microbiome and infant health.
Connection between home energy efficiency and respiratory health in low-incom...
11 Feb 2019 at 10:14am
A new study finds people living in drafty homes in low-income, urban communities are at a higher risk of respiratory health issues.
Researchers are worried that people with chronic disease are not being active...
4 Feb 2019 at 5:08pm
A study of over 96,000 UK men and women, of average age 64.5 years, has found that those with chronic conditions are spending considerably less time on physical activity than their healthy peers, so are missing out on its health management benefits.
When mucus can be key to treating colon and airway diseases
1 Feb 2019 at 8:41am
Researchers have identified proteins that control mucous production and suggest clues to treating colon and airway diseases.
Sleep apnea creates gaps in life memories
31 Jan 2019 at 7:11am
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is estimated to affect over 936 million people worldwide, and people with OSA are known to suffer memory problems and depression. New research builds on the known links between depression and memory, finding that people with untreated OSA have problems recalling specific details about their lives.
Calorie restriction prevents asthma symptoms linked to inflammation in mice
30 Jan 2019 at 10:30am
Experimenting with mice, researchers report that a low-calorie diet prevented asthma symptoms regardless of the diet's fat and sugar content. The researchers also say they found that obesity resulting from a high-calorie diet led to asthma symptoms in the animals by causing lung inflammation, and a drug that blocks inflammation eased those symptoms.
Fish oil does not appear to improve asthma control in teens, young adults
25 Jan 2019 at 5:41am
Fish oil does not appear to improve asthma control in adolescents and young adults with uncontrolled asthma who are overweight or obese, according to new research.
Unique form of chronic sinusitis in older patients
23 Jan 2019 at 7:58am
Older patients with a diagnosis of chronic sinusitis -- a disease of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses that often persists over many years -- have a unique inflammatory signature that may render them less responsive to steroid treatment, according to a new study.
White blood cells related to allergies may also be harnessed to destroy cance...
22 Jan 2019 at 9:55am
A new study finds that white blood cells which are responsible for chronic asthma and modern allergies may be used to eliminate malignant colon cancer cells.
Teens keep active despite asthma or eczema, study finds
22 Jan 2019 at 8:50am
A fresh look at how teenagers are affected by their asthma, eczema or obesity has some reassuring findings.
Fecal transplants: The 'super-donor' phenomenon
21 Jan 2019 at 7:34am
Fecal transplants could be used to treat intestinal disorders like inflammatory bowel disease -- and perhaps even help prevent Alzheimer's and cancer -- if we can unlock the secrets of the gut-rejuvenating 'super donor,' say researchers.
Air pollution increases ER visits for breathing problems
18 Jan 2019 at 9:30am
As levels of ozone and fine particulate pollution (PM2.5) rise, more patients end up in the ER with breathing problems, according to the largest US study of air pollution and respiratory emergency room visits of patients of all ages.
Mechanism for impaired allergic inflammation in infants may explain hygiene h...
9 Jan 2019 at 8:01am
New research describes a mechanism in a mouse model of asthma that supports the hygiene hypothesis -- researchers found that infant mice need a higher exposure to a bacterial endotoxin, compared to adult mice, to avoid developing asthma-like reactions to house dust mites. The hygiene hypothesis suggests that decreased exposure to microbial products in industrialized nations is the main driver of increased allergic airway disease.
Engineers create an inhalable form of messenger RNA
4 Jan 2019 at 7:40am
In an advance that could lead to new treatments for lung disease, researchers have now designed an inhalable form of mRNA. This aerosol could be administered directly to the lungs to help treat diseases such as cystic fibrosis, the researchers say.