Respiratory Diseases - Chaos in the house and asthma in children – the connection
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  July 15, 2019  
  Respiratory Diseases  
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#ALT# The Problem with Diagnosing Asthma

Approximately 339 million people around the world are afflicted with asthma, with asthma-related mortality affecting the lives of three families each day. Staggeringly, around two-thirds of these deaths are avoidable.

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   Chaos in the house and asthma in children – the connectionChaos in the house and asthma in children – the connection
 
A chaotic household is one in which there is a lot of disorganized behaviour and noise. This makes relaxation impossible and often leads to stress and anxiety. Studies have associated chaotic households with anxiety and depressive disorders in both children and adults.
 
   Removing asbestos from schools likely to increase cases of mesotheliomaRemoving asbestos from schools likely to increase cases of mesothelioma
 
According to Health and Safety Statistics figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) 2019, there were 2,523 deaths from mesothelioma in the UK in 2017. Mesothelioma, a cancer that affects the lining of the organs and is caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers, can develop 50 years after initial exposure and it is now believed that the number of deaths is reaching its peak.
 
 UIC researchers aim to find how mining dusts contribute to black lung disease
 
UIC researchers aim to find how mining dusts contribute to black lung diseaseRates of severe coal workers' pneumoconiosis - also known as black lung disease - among coal miners have been on the rise recently despite regulations on exposure to dusts associated with mining. Researchers believe the higher rates of more severe lung disease may be due to greater exposure to silica, likely as a byproduct of going after ever-narrowing coal seams that require cutting through more rock to reach.
 
 
 Study: Less than 50% of U.S. adults exposed to court-ordered anti-smoking advertisements
 
Study: Less than 50% of U.S. adults exposed to court-ordered anti-smoking advertisementsThe tobacco industry's court-ordered anti-smoking advertisements reached just 40.6% of U.S. adults and 50.5% of current smokers in 2018, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Exposure to the advertisements was even lower among certain ethnic and socioeconomic subgroups historically targeted by tobacco industry marketing.
 
 
 Study estimates health care costs of uncontrolled asthma in the U.S. over next 20 years
 
Study estimates health care costs of uncontrolled asthma in the U.S. over next 20 yearsThe health care costs of uncontrolled asthma in the United States are estimated to total $300 billion over the next twenty years, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
 
 
 A metabolic intermediate in the uronic acid pathway impairs lung cancer metastasis
 
A metabolic intermediate in the uronic acid pathway impairs lung cancer metastasisIn a study published online in Nature on June 26, research teams led by Dr. YANG Weiwei at the Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Dr. LI Guohui from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics of CAS reported a new function of uridine diphosphate glucose (UDP-glucose), a metabolic intermediate in the uronic acid pathway: It impairs lung cancer metastasis by accelerating SNAI1 mRNA decay.