Asthma and allergic rhinitis linked to increased risk of cataracts
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 Asthma and allergic rhinitis linked to increased risk of cataractsAsthma and allergic rhinitis linked to increased risk of cataracts
 
In a study that investigated the association between allergic diseases and ophthalmologic diseases in 14,776 adults, asthma and allergic rhinitis were each associated with a 50% increased likelihood of having cataracts. Atopic dermatitis was not linked with cataracts in the Journal of Dermatology study, however.
 
 
 Kids show signs of mental disorder soon after being diagnosed with chronic illnessKids show signs of mental disorder soon after being diagnosed with chronic illness
 
Children commonly show signs of a mental disorder soon after receiving a diagnosis involving a of a chronic physical condition, according to a recent study in BMJ Open.
 
   Strategies to prevent and treat acute chest syndrome in children with sickle cell diseaseStrategies to prevent and treat acute chest syndrome in children with sickle cell disease
 
Acute chest syndrome (ACS), a potentially severe lung complication of sickle cell disease, increases a child's risk of respiratory failure, chronic lung disease, and prolonged hospitalization if not recognized early and treated effectively.
 
   New yardstick offers practical recommendations for treatment of atopic dermatitisNew yardstick offers practical recommendations for treatment of atopic dermatitis
 
Patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) - also known as eczema - often face a tough, uphill battle for treatment. Symptoms include severe itching, scaly rashes, extreme dry skin and inflammation.
 
 Neural Mechanism of Generalized Anxiety Disorder
 
Neural Mechanism of Generalized Anxiety DisorderGeneralized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a psychological disorder that is described by extreme anxiety in response to normal challenges, a response that has been characterized as a result of functional deterioration in the limbic system of the brain.
 
 
 New findings emphasize need to introduce solid foods to infants at the proper time
 
New findings emphasize need to introduce solid foods to infants at the proper timeThe first study of a nationally-representative group of U.S. infants reports that more than half of babies are currently introduced to complementary foods, that is, foods or drinks other than breast milk or formula, sooner than they should be.