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Asthma may actually be prevented by Dust and Dirt

...search Center researchers in USA say that a little dust and dirt in the home may help prevent asthma later in life. Environmental endotoxin may have an allergy-protective effect in some infants whose homes have high levels of the bacteria by-product. "Endotoxin seems to drive the immune system to produce ...

Pollution could be a risk

... of Americans over coming weeks and months. As the dust settles over New York and Washington, psychiatrists warn that people will start to feel the full psychological impact of the disaster. Keeping busy and trying to get the cities back to normal keeps anxiety and grief at bay. And the sheer scale of the...

Psychological consequence of terrorist attacks

... of Americans over coming weeks and months. As the dust settles over New York and Washington, psychiatrists warn that people will start to feel the full psychological impact of the disaster. Keeping busy and trying to get the cities back to normal keeps anxiety and grief at bay. And the sheer scale of the...

Allergies are related to mothers' menses

...n allergy tests against types of grasses and house dust mites.// These figures were adjusted to take account of other factors that can affect the development and severity of allergies, such as maternal age, smoking, the season of birth, parental allergies and socioeconomic status. The researchers found ...

Nasal Spray Beats Antihistamine

...is exposed to an allergy trigger such as pollen or dust mites. Antihistamines block the effects of histamine, a compound released from immune system cells during allergic reactions. Antihistamines can cause significant sedation, for example. And the nasal sprays sometimes cause nasal dryness and nose blee...

Particulate matter affects lung development

...e matter (microscopic particles in the air such as dust and smoke) showed increased growth in lung function. Those who moved to areas with more particulate matter showed a slowdown in lung function growth. The trend seemed strongest for those who had moved away three years or more before they were tested....

Dangers from lead

...ncentrate on trying to reduce the presence of lead dust in homes and schools. But the study suggests that doctors may now need to figure out ways to protect children before birth, and that public officials need to do more to make sure, for example, that women are not exposed to lead in the workplace. The...

Cleanliness might lead to Asthma

...inds children who are exposed to greater levels of dust are actually less likely to also have asthma or al...ated to allergic sensitization. Then they gathered dust from the children's bedding to test for levels of endotoxin, a component of the cell wall. All of th...

Occupational exposurer aises respiratory symptoms

...over an eleven year period reveals how exposure to dust and fumes in the workplace is linked to a signific...d in 1985 and asked about lung symptoms, workplace dust and fume exposure, smoking habits and asthma. Then, after 5 years 1656 of the original participant...

Allergies: A major health problem

...s. Indoor allergies can be kept away by preventing dust mites, animal dander and other such substances coming into contact with our body. Dr. Mary Worstell, an eminent authority attached to American Asthma and Allergy Foundation observes: Your bedroom is where you spend most of your time. If you are aller...

Machines take over the battle against hospital bugs

...the environment and survives drying and thrives in dust and on inanimate surfaces for long periods. This bacterium which is not harmful to healthy humans can pose serious threat to patients in the ICU who are critically ill and whose body defences are weakened. Acinetobacter can cause infections of the lu...

Cells critical for asthma development found

...n the lungs in response to a trigger such as house dust mite. AHR is triggered by the immune system and leads to the characteristic wheezing and coughing symptoms of an asthma attack. Researchers at Stanford University have been studying mice that lack a specific type of// immune cell called natural kille...

How a man's mind really works

...than a woman's, so he doesn't see or even feel the dust and household mess in the same way. Anyhow, the male brain attaches less personal identity to the inside of a home and more to the workplace or the yard -- which is why he doesn't get worked up about housework. Male hormones such as testosterone and...

Onset Linked To Severity of Asthma

...ey wheezed most or all of the time when exposed to dust or pollens. In contrast, only 40 percent of patients diagnosed after 12 reported the same scenario. Even though the early onset patients had had the disease for a longer period. Researchers also found that the lung function was worse in the adult-o...

Infant Fevers Found to Reduce Allergy Risk Later In Life

... the children for sensitivity to allergens such as dust mites, ragweed and cats. Results show 50 percent of children who did not experience fevers had allergies at age 6 or 7. Nearly 47 percent of children who experienced one fever before age 1, became allergy-prone. However, only about 30 percent of ch...

Mouse Allergen Found In Homes Could Trigger Asthma In Kids

...nner-city homes, and their relationship to settled dust mouse allergen levels was unknown. Researchers con...ir homes were inspected to measure air and settled dust in their bedrooms. In conclusion researchers say airborne mouse allergen levels in many inner-city ...

Childhood asthma may be triggered by cockroach allergens

...ttacks in children much more than// allergens from dust mites or pets. The research, funded by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, US, said that incidence of allergens from cockroaches in homes may however be specific to certain areas of the cities. The researchers had exposed children...

Risk of allergy more to children staying in day care centers

... molds, mildew, viruses, animal dander and saliva, dust and dust mites, cockroaches and pollens. These may cause allergic reactions like allergic rhinitis, hypersens...

Knowledge Of Asthma For Teachers Can Help Children

...particles released by dry eraser markers and chalk dust also are triggers. Textbooks that are old and musty can create problems and, in some schools, mold is an issue. Classrooms with pets such as gerbils also can cause allergic reactions in some children. Dobey stresses the importance of having an asthm...

Malignant Mesothelioma – A New Genetic Revelatio

...ed by long-term or high level exposure to asbestos dust and fibers. There is currently no cure for this cancer. It can affect the heart, lungs, or abdominal regions. The lifespan of sufferers can be reduced to a matter of months from the onset of the symptoms, but the symptoms can take many decades to man...

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