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  • Mystery respiratory virus: Previously unseen respiratory virus sickens hundreds
    Mystery respiratory virus: Previously unseen respiratory virus sickens hundreds
    A mystery respiratory virus, sweeping across the US, has taken a foothold in Colorado, where hundreds of children have fallen ill to the virus, which onsets as a common cold. At least 10 states have reported infections thus far, with thousands of...
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    Mint's Health Benefits
    There are many useful things for mint. Mint is usually a green leaf with a aromatic smell and sweet taste. Some people may like the smell or flavor it gives. You can use it in a nice cold beverage or hot tea, or a homemade dessert. These things...
  • Middle aged woman using a nebuliser Brian Lawrence
    Allergic disease linked to greater severity of COPD
    Those with COPD who have allergic disease face greater COPD exacerbation’sMore than 12 million people are diagnosed with COPD and an additional 12 million likely have the disease and don’t even know it. Approximately 50 million...
  • Are you at risk for getting sick from flood water
    Are you at risk for getting sick from flood water
    Hurricane Sandy has taken its toll on the upper east and Midwest and many people and their homes have come in contact with flooding water. It is common for the populations of people exposed to flood water to become sick after coming in contact...
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    Children suffer adverse events from traffic air pollution
    Early life exposure linked to lung function weaknessCars, buses and trucks along with other motorized vehicles are the largest source of air pollution and have been associated to negative health effects. Long term exposure to air pollutants...
  • Hookha smoking
    Hookah smoking just as dangerous as cigarettes
    Water pipes such as hookah affects lung function as lighting up a cigaretteMany hookah smokers and physicians consider this practice less harmful than smoking cigarettes; hookah smoking has many of the same health risks as cigarettes. This new...
  • Freeway traffic in Sacramento
    Sacramento ranked 10th smoggiest city in entire country
    A recently released report, called “Danger in the Air: Unhealthy Air Days in 2010 and 2011”, by the group Environment California has named Sacramento as number ten on a list of cities across the entire USA with regard to the number of...
  •  Whooping Cough
    Whooping Cough not gone
    Whooping cough facing increases in casesWhooping Cough, The 100 Day Cough or Pertussis, no matter what you refer it as it all means that dreadful respiratory illness. The once forgotten dreadful cough seemed to stop existing until 1996 when it...
  • Care about the IAQ at your child's school
    IAQ at school
    Nearly 53 million children and 6 million adults, or 20% of the U.S. population, spend their time in elementary and secondary schools, and indoor air quality (IAQ) in those schools has a profound effect on the health and performance of students,...
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    Severe Asthma In Children Decreased Lung Function Later On
    Children who have severe asthma early in childhood may lead to an earlier occurrence of loss of lung function during adolescence and even more serious disease in adulthood. Early diagnoses and treatment for children with severe asthma is essential...
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    Nasal Problems Warning Of Severe Asthma
    A study from the Sahlgrenska Academy's Krefting Research Center in Goteborg, Sweden, has discovered that nasal congestion just could be a sign of severe asthma and health practitioners should be extra cautious when patients have nasal...
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    Bronchial Thermoplasty Non-Drug Treatment For Severe Asthma
    The Boston Scientific Corporation has released that its acquiring subsidiary Asthmatx, Inc., introduced two year findings from the Asthma Intervention Research 2 (AIR2) Trial evidence of the long term safety and effectiveness of bronchial...
  • Greyhound
    Canine influenza can be serious for pet dogs
    The first outbreak of canine influenza virus (CIV) reported was among racing Greyhounds in Florida in 2004. The virus (H3N8) was originally a known equine virus. H3N8 jumped species and adapted as a canine-specific virus. According to the American...
  • Asthma and allergic reactions set off by allergens such as dust and pet hair.
    Vaccine to provide long stability for asthma and allergy sufferers
    A new vaccine points to constant safeguarding against asthma and allergic reactions set off by allergens such as dust and pet hair. Different from immunotherapy, which aims to lessen patients' sensitivity by continual exposure to minimal doses...