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Adding New Anti-Asthma Drug To Therapy May Limit Seasonal Attacks In Children

A new anti-asthma medication dramatically reduced increases in seasonal asthma attacks in children and young adults with allergic asthma, according to a multi-institutional study involving a UT Southwestern Medical Center physician. More than half of the 20 million people diagnosed with asthma in the U.S., including 2.5 million children, have been diagnosed with allergic asthma. […]

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Antibiotics Have A Long-Term Impact On Good Gut Bacteria

Short courses of antibiotics can leave normal gut bacteria harboring antibiotic resistance genes for up to two years after treatment, say scientists writing in the latest issue of Microbiology, published on 3 November. The researchers believe that this reservoir increases the chances of resistance genes being surrendered to pathogenic bacteria, aiding their survival and suggesting […]

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Everyday Chemicals Increase The Risk Of Allergies In Pre-School Age Children

The use of chemicals in our everyday lives entails increased risks of allergies in children, according to a study at Karlstad University in Sweden. The prevalence of propylene glycol and glycol ethers (PGEs) in bedroom air is associated with asthma, hay fever, and eczema, but also with antibodies against common allergens in children. The study […]

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Scientists Find Antibodies That Prevent Most HIV Strains From Infecting Human Cells

Scientists have discovered two potent human antibodies that can stop more than 90 percent of known global HIV strains from infecting human cells in the laboratory, and have demonstrated how one of these disease-fighting proteins accomplishes this feat. According to the scientists, these antibodies could be used to design improved HIV vaccines, or could be […]

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