Racial disparities in childhood asthma linked to residential segregation
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  August 9, 2017  
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 Racial disparities in childhood asthma linked to residential segregationRacial disparities in childhood asthma linked to residential segregation
 
Researchers have had trouble explaining why black children are much more likely than other children to suffer from asthma.
 
 
 Tips to follow when you notice signs or symptoms of ringwormTips to follow when you notice signs or symptoms of ringworm
 
What do athlete's foot, jock itch, and barber's itch all have in common? They are all cases of ringworm, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology.
 
   Clinical trial shows safety, effectiveness of pre-prepared cells to treat drug-resistant viral infectionsClinical trial shows safety, effectiveness of pre-prepared cells to treat drug-resistant viral infections
 
Patients who receive a hematopoietic stem cell transplant are at risk of developing potentially lethal viral infections. Some of the infections can be treated with available drugs, but they are not always effective and side effects can be significant.
 
 Drug puts a $750,000 ‘price tag on life’
 
Jana Gundy and Amanda Chaffin live within two hours of each other in Oklahoma. Each has a child with the same devastating disease, one that robs them of muscle strength, affecting their ability to sit, stand or even breathe.
 
 
 UM SOM researchers to study adaptive immune responses of infants with HIV exposure in utero
 
UM SOM researchers to study adaptive immune responses of infants with HIV exposure in uteroThe University of Maryland School of Medicine's Institute for Global Health and the Institute of Human Virology have been awarded a $2 million five-year grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study the impact exposure to HIV has on the immune systems of infants in utero and how those changes impact the ability of infants to fight off infections after birth.
 
 
 Researchers identify gaps in management of children with obstructive sleep-disordered breathing
 
Researchers identify gaps in management of children with obstructive sleep-disordered breathingAlthough sleep apnea is typically considered a condition affecting adults, breathing problems during sleep in children are common and may affect their health and behavior.
 
 
 Genetic testing benefits youngest epilepsy patients, study finds
 
Genetic testing benefits youngest epilepsy patients, study findsBecause of genetic testing, Orion Maynard's parents knew the cause of his epilepsy weeks after he was born.
 
 
 New study shows how gut microbes can prevent severe flu infections in mice
 
New study shows how gut microbes can prevent severe flu infections in miceMicrobes that live in the gut don't just digest food. They also have far-reaching effects on the immune system.
 
 
 Computer analysis of oxygen levels overnight may be easy, reliable way to detect pediatric sleep apnea
 
Computer analysis of oxygen levels overnight may be easy, reliable way to detect pediatric sleep apneaComputer analysis of oxygen levels in the blood during sleep could – by itself – provide an easy, relatively inexpensive and sufficiently reliable way to determine which children who snore habitually could benefit from a diagnosis and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.