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Air pollution alters bacteria and effectiveness of antibiotics

We know that air pollution is the single largest environmental health risk in the world today. Now a new study has discovered how bacteria that cause respiratory infections are directly affected by air pollution.

Sugar molecule slows down respiratory disease

A type of sugar molecule can reduce the inflammatory response and progression of emphysema, according to a new study. This could lead to a new, biological drug to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.

New understanding into how MERS infects

A new study has shown how the deadly MERS virus enters human cells. This new insight provides information about the rate of infection. The results could also signal a new path for treatment.

New clues about kid's disease enterovirus D68

Scientists have mapped that genome of enterovirus D68, taken from patients treated at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The virus is currently causing a series of infections in the U.S., causing severe respiratory illness in children.

New SARS-like coronavirus may be spreading in France

French health officials reported the need to test for additional cases of the SARS-like coronavirus that appears to have emerged from the Middle East, as the novel virus continues to demonstrate its ability to spread among human populations.

Your dog or cat may be good for your baby's health

A new study from Finland suggests babies who grow up with pets, especially dogs, are not as likely to develop colds and other respiratory infections by the time they reach one year old.

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A healthy  well-balanced meal goes a long way in maintaining a child s health
A healthy, well-balanced meal goes a long way in maintaining a child's health
Mary Bushong
Streptococcus pneumoniae with black carbon.
Streptococcus pneumoniae with black carbon.
University of Leicester

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