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Researchers propose widespread banking of stool samples for fecal transplants later in life

1 hour ago   |   ScienceDaily

Changes in the way that humans live and eat have resulted in tremendous alterations in the gut microbiome, especially over the past few decades. These changes have been linked...
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The role of prenatal vitamin D on the development of childhood asthma and wheeze: an umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses

3 hours ago   |   Clinical Nutrition   |   2 articles

& objective: It has been suggested that prenatal vitamin D plays a role in the development of childhood asthma and wheeze. Several systematic reviews have been conducted, but...
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Gaps remain in knowledge of early peanut introduction recommendations

Gaps remain in knowledge of early peanut introduction recommendations

1 day ago   |   Healio

Many parents, pediatric residents and attendings remained unaware of recommendations for early introduction of peanuts to children at high risk for allergy, according to a...
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Starting, switching biologics reduces exacerbations among patients with severe asthma

Starting, switching biologics reduces exacerbations among patients with severe asthma

1 day ago   |   Healio

Patients who began taking or who switched biologics for severe asthma consistently experienced meaningfully reduced exacerbations, according to a real-world analysis published...
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The risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection and disease severity in a cohort of severe asthmatics treated with biologics

1 day ago   |   News Medical   |   4 articles

Researchers assessed the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection in asthma patients taking biologics.
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Viral infection common, leads to more acute symptoms in children with uncontrolled asthma

Viral infection common, leads to more acute symptoms in children with uncontrolled asthma

2 days ago   |   Healio

Children with uncontrolled asthma who visited the ED had a higher frequency of viral infections and more acute symptoms than children with controlled asthma, according to a...
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Meet the Board: Kelly Maples, MD

Meet the Board: Kelly Maples, MD

2 days ago   |   Healio

Among other roles, Kelly Maples, MD, can now count herself among the members of Healio's Allergy/Asthma Peer Perspective Board. As a member of the board, she will share...
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Recurrent childhood bronchitis linked to greater risk for pneumonia, asthma in adulthood

Recurrent childhood bronchitis linked to greater risk for pneumonia, asthma in adulthood

2 days ago   |   Healio   |   2 articles

Recurrent episodes of childhood bronchitis appear to be associated with increased risk for lung disease later in life, researchers reported in BMJ Open Respiratory...
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Asthma, loss of consciousness, higher basal tryptase levels linked to biphasic anaphylaxis

Asthma, loss of consciousness, higher basal tryptase levels linked to biphasic anaphylaxis

3 days ago   |   Healio

An asthma diagnosis, loss of consciousness and higher basal tryptase levels may be indicators of a biphasic anaphylactic reaction, according to a letter published in Clinical...
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Celebrate Stars and Stripes Without Allergy and Asthma Symptoms

Celebrate Stars and Stripes Without Allergy and Asthma Symptoms

3 days ago   |   Medindia Health

Enjoy the 4th of July by staying in touch with your allergist to create a plan that will keep your asthma symptoms under control.
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Health System Briefly Halts 'Plan B' Amid Abortion Ban Confusion

Health System Briefly Halts 'Plan B' Amid Abortion Ban Confusion

A Missouri-based health system will once again provide emergency contraception after briefly stopping days earlier, in another example of the legal confusion affecting... Read more ...

FDA says vaccine makers should add omicron to COVID-19 boosters

FDA says vaccine makers should add omicron to COVID-19 boosters

The FDA has told COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers that they should add a spike protein component for the omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 to their existing vaccines to create... Read more ...

Rapid test can identify which variant has infected a COVID-19 patient in...

In just a few hours, UT Southwestern scientists can tell which variant has infected a COVID-19 patient - a critical task that can potentially influence treatment decisions but... Read more ...

Medical undergarments during surgery may increase patient satisfaction

Medical undergarments during surgery may increase patient satisfaction

Results showed a substantial percentage of surgical patients experienced exposure-related stress or anxiety, and the use of medical undergarments to cover their genitalia and... Read more ...

Welsh doctor says more GPs are needed to avoid 'complete collapse' of service

Welsh doctor says more GPs are needed to avoid 'complete collapse' of service

"The service is underfunded, understaffed and overworked. Patients are getting a raw deal and are increasingly frustrated" Read more ...

Rosacea more common than expected among patients with skin of color

Rosacea more common than expected among patients with skin of color

Rosacea is more common among patients with skin of color than may be expected, and skin care regimens such as prescription medicine, cleansers or sunscreen showed potential for... Read more ...

FDA Calls for Omicron Component in Fall Booster Shots

FDA Calls for Omicron Component in Fall Booster Shots

The FDA on Thursday called on COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to include components targeting the latest Omicron strains in bivalent booster shots for the fall and winter 2022... Read more ...

Jumping resistance-based exercise may help prevent bone loss, promote bone...

Astronauts that have returned after spaceflights over three months may show signs of incomplete bone recovery even after one year on Earth, but adding in more resistance-based... Read more ...

Optical fiber holds promise for use in deep-tissue studies of patients'...

An optical fiber as thin as a strand of hair holds promise for use in minimally invasive deep-tissue studies of patients' brains that show the effects Alzheimer's disease and... Read more ...

Nonsurgical approach for treatment of children with rare skull tumor

Surgery can usually be avoided in children with a rare tumor of the skull, based on new research by investigators from Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian, Nicklaus... Read more ...