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A high fibre diet may help ward off asthma Special

We know that a diet high in fibre can help improve irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, and possibly colon cancer, but what about non-gastrointestinal conditions? In a new study, scientists have shown that fibre can help guard against asthma.
Digital Journal Report by Sherene Chen-See - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Is fracking dangerous to human health? Special

Four states — Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Texas — have confirmed that hydraulic fracturing, also called "fracking," has caused water pollution near oil and gas wells.
Digital Journal Report by Sandy Dechert - 5 comments

Improving pollen forecasting

Possible hope for hay fever suffers: a new approach for measuring the properties and spread of airborne pollen, aimed at improving the forecasting of this natural allergen has been published.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Woman sleeps with dead husband's corpse for over a year

Brussels - Authorities in Belgium made a disturbing discovery when they came across an elderly widow who had been sleeping beside her dead husband's mummified body since November of last year.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald

New finding offers clues about emerging asthma

Data suggests that a common blood-clotting protein plays a role in allergic asthma. The protein interacts with the immune system triggering respiratory attacks.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Fungi offer new clues for asthma treatment

Cardiff - From a review of fungal particles found in the lungs of asthma sufferers, scientists think that they have the foundations for developing new treatments.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Dangerous chemicals persist in U.S. homes

Chemicals banned years ago are still present in many U.S. homes according to a new report. These chemicals were used to make flame resistant fabrics for couches.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Research explores bullying of asthmatic kids

While bullying of children with a chronic condition is common, according to a new study presented at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Vienna, there are several factors that explain why such kids are at a greater risk of bullying.
In the Media by Ajit Jha

Smoking and respiratory risks

Mothers who smoke during pregnancy could be creating respiratory problems for their children during their early life; new research from Sweden has shown.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Food allergies can kill

Toronto - When Mayor Rob Ford went to hospital earlier this week was it because of a food allergy? It's been reported that Ford was suffering from asthma because of something that he ate.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment
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