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Surgeon reveals link between household chemicals and lung cancer Special

Many household and cleaning products release dangerous chemicals, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs released when using cleaning supplies contribute to chronic respiratory problems.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

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

Thousands in India swallow live fish medicine to cure asthma

Hyderabad - About 70,000 people afflicted with asthma and breathing problems thronged a stadium in southern India to swallow live sardine or murrel fish treated with a secret herbal concoction they believe will cure their breathing problems.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 4 comments

Teenagers living in the countryside have lower rates of asthma

Helsinki - A Finnish study suggests that increasing urbanization, and lower exposure to nature, has led to increased rates of allergies and asthma in children. A possible warning sign about changing lifestyles.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Study: Vitamin C can help asthmatic children

Researchers now say vitamin C could help children suffering from asthma, but how much depends on severity and exposure to environmental triggers.
In the Media by Kathleen Blanchard - 2 comments

Man presumed dead, wakes in morgue

A grandfather in the town of Libode in the Transkei, South Africa, woke up in a morgue after his family presumed he was dead.
In the Media by Andre C James - 3 comments

Asthma and allergies linked to childhood paracetamol use

Recent studies have found there is a connection between giving paracetamol to young children and the development of asthma and allergy symptoms.
In the Media by Kimberley Pollock - 2 comments

Can Facebook cause asthma attacks?

Naples - Italian doctors warn that Facebook could trigger an asthma attack in some users of the social networking giant who are already susceptible to shortness of breath in stressful situations.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman

Study: Taste receptors found in the lungs

In a recent study, researchers from the University of Maryland found taste receptors in the lungs. This is a breakthrough for people with asthma and COPD.
In the Media by Amanda Tennis

Canadian asthmatics think disease under control despite episodes

Most Canadian asthmatics think that they have their disease under control, despite the fact half of those in a recent survey required the need for acute treatment.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Uncontrolled asthma cases increasing in US and Japan

Uncontrolled asthma patients in Japan and the United States report that their quality of life has worsened and they have to make use of healthcare resources more often according to the National Health and Wellness Survey, conducted by Kantar Health.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Study: Tylenol triggers teen asthma

Wellington - It's Tylenol's turn under the gun. Researchers say that Tylenol may be behind the huge spike in childhood asthma. More than 42 percent of young people in the US take Tylenol.
In the Media by Joan Firstenberg - 3 comments

Childhood asthma risk increased in kids who eat hamburgers

Parents of children who love McDonalds and other fast food venues, be warned. Researchers have discovered that kids who eat at least three hamburgers a week are more likely to develop asthma than those who eat more fruits, vegetables and fish.
In the Media by Lisa Angotti - 1 comment

Studies show that poverty can affect blood pressure in women

The Centre for Research on Inner City Health through the Keenan Research Centre at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto reports that women living in poorer areas are at risk for high blood pressure and that parent's stress can risk a child for asthma.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Chlorine in Pools Increases Kids' Risk of Asthma

In a recent study, chlorine in swimming pools are found to increase the chances that a child will develop asthma or allergies.
In the Media by John Louie S. Ramos - 1 comment

Health conditions linked with weather - be forewarned

When you get out of bed tomorrow morning, your arthritis is going to give you trouble. So tonight you remember to reschedule the knitting session with your friends. How do you know this?
In the Media by Moushumi Chakrabarty - 3 comments

Indoor Air Pollution Increases Asthma Symptoms

A study has found an association between increasing levels of indoor particulate matter pollution and the severity of asthma symptoms among children.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 3 comments

Study Says Kids With Asthma Don’t Miss More School

A new study from Dallas has found students with asthma do not miss school more than students without asthma. Past studies have attributed many absences to asthma.
In the Media by Bob Ewing

Study Shows Not All Diagnosed Asthmatics Have The Condition

Adult onset asthma rates are climbing in Canada but it may be a false number. A study of about 500 adults who were told they had asthma revealed that they in fact did not have the disease.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 6 comments

New Study Shows Gender Difference In Childhood Asthma

When it comes to the sexes and childhood asthma boys often outgrow the condition more often than girls. Boys are also more prone to it earlier in life.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Could Passion Fruit be a Cure For Asthmatics?

With over 400 million people suffering from asthma worldwide could the cure be found in a South American fruit? Scientists think that there is a possibility that passionfruit holds the cure in its peel.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment
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