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Babies Born Via C-Section at Higher Risk for Asthma
A new analysis of records from India and Vietnam has found a significant association between cesarean birth and childhood asthma. Studies of children born in wealthier countries have produced similar results.
When patients leave the waiting room of their provider, their concerns can go with them. With the help of social media channels like Facebook and Twitter, those concerns can be addressed while information is shared in a new and effective manner.
It was no surprise that New Orleans' Hurricane Katrina took an immediate toll on residents' health when it hit 11 years ago. A new study showed it also led (or forced) many people to stop taking care of themselves, resulting in an increase in heart attacks seen 10 years out.
Even patients on low- to medium-dose inhaled corticosteroids administered over a long period could be at risk for adrenal insufficiency.
Smoking is bad for everyone’s lungs – but it’s especially bad for people with asthma. So you would think that someone with the lung condition would steer clear of activities which can trigger an attack.
Not having access to fruits and vegetables puts children at higher risk for asthma, according to a new study.
Researchers have proposed three key risk factors for transmission and acquisition of carbapenemase-producing carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.
One year after the November 2015 FDA approval of mepolizumab (Nucala, GlaxoSmithKline) to treat severe asthma with eosinophilic phenotype, a review considers how initial studies missed its effectiveness, the subsequent evidence that supported its utility, and possible future applications.
For many years, there were no good treatments for patients with pulmonary hypertension. That has changed recently, but there is still much more work to be done.

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