Prenatal exposure to air pollution increases risk of childhood allergic rhinitis and asthma
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 Prenatal exposure to air pollution increases risk of childhood allergic rhinitis and asthmaPrenatal exposure to air pollution increases risk of childhood allergic rhinitis and asthma
 
In a recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers assessed the impact of prenatal exposure to air pollution on immune perturbations.
 
 
 Smartphones can detect blood oxygen saturation levels down to 70%, study showsSmartphones can detect blood oxygen saturation levels down to 70%, study shows
 
First, pause and take a deep breath. When we breathe in, our lungs fill with oxygen, which is distributed to our red blood cells for transportation throughout our bodies. Our bodies need a lot of oxygen to function, and healthy people have at least 95% oxygen saturation all the time.
 
   Study uncovers how air pollution can trigger lung cancer in individuals with no history of smokingStudy uncovers how air pollution can trigger lung cancer in individuals with no history of smoking
 
A new study revealed a link between air pollution and lung cancer in non-smokers.
 
   Manuka honey could cure serious lung infections caused by drug-resistant bacteriumManuka honey could cure serious lung infections caused by drug-resistant bacterium
 
In a recent study published in the journal Microbiology, researchers demonstrated that incorporating Manuka honey into nebulized antibiotic treatment could effectively combat respiratory infections due to Mycobacterium abscessusus, offering a novel new therapeutic strategy for M. abscessus management.
 
   Neisseria species are linked to worsening bronchiectasis in patients, study showsNeisseria species are linked to worsening bronchiectasis in patients, study shows
 
A team of international scientists led by the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has discovered that Neisseria - a genus of bacteria that lives in the human body - is not as harmless as previously thought, and can cause infections in patients with bronchiectasis, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
 
 What is Episodic Disability?
 
What is Episodic Disability?An episodic disability is characterized by periods and degrees of wellness and disability that fluctuate over time.
 
 
 Children more likely to develop asthma if their father was exposed to second-hand smoke in childhood
 
Children more likely to develop asthma if their father was exposed to second-hand smoke in childhoodChildren are more likely to develop asthma if their father was exposed to second-hand smoke when he was a child, according to a study published today (Thursday) in the European Respiratory Journal. The study also shows that children's risk of asthma is even higher if their father was exposed to second-hand smoke and went on to become a smoker.
 
 
 New white paper outlines the issues surrounding delays in diagnosing interstitial lung diseases
 
New white paper outlines the issues surrounding delays in diagnosing interstitial lung diseasesA steering committee of pulmonary experts and primary care physicians (PCPs) released today a white paper outlining the issues surrounding delays in diagnosing interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) like pulmonary fibrosis (PF).
 
 
 Patient satisfaction surveys earn a zero on tracking whether hospitals deliver culturally competent care
 
Patient satisfaction surveys earn a zero on tracking whether hospitals deliver culturally competent careEach day, thousands of patients get a call or letter after being discharged from U.S. hospitals. How did their stay go? How clean and quiet was the room? How often did nurses and doctors treat them with courtesy and respect? The questions focus on what might be termed the standard customer satisfaction aspects of a medical stay, as hospitals increasingly view patients as consumers who can take their business elsewhere.
 
 
 First multi-center, large-scale registry of severe asthma patients launched in Singapore
 
First multi-center, large-scale registry of severe asthma patients launched in SingaporeA research network formed by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore's (NTU Singapore) Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine), Changi General Hospital (CGH), Singapore General Hospital (SGH), and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) has set up the Singapore Severe Asthma Registry (SSAR), the first of its kind in the country.