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Asthma may actually be prevented by Dust and Dirt

...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 cytokines that inhibit certain processes in the body that may lead to asthma," said Andy Liu, M.D., a National Jewish childhood asthma specialist and ...

Babies of the deaf communicate

... babies with normal hearing who had been born into homes of deaf parents who mainly communicated to them through sign language. The babies were videotaped and computers tracked the babies' hand movements. According to him, if language is acquired simply by a motor for children to master control over their...

Dampness related to asthma

Children living in damp homes run greater asthma risks,say the researchers.Tradi... 20,000 Finnish students found that living in damp homes not only increased the risk of asthma, but left residents with a greater chance of repeated colds an...

DNA of deceased ones stored in Funeral Homes

...tore the DNA of deceased loved ones in the funeral homes in order to prevent disease in their descendants .... said. Naegele started collecting DNA from funeral homes over a decade ago, and several hundred now use the service, he said. Lab director Thelma Villanueva ...

Babies of the deaf communicate

... babies with normal hearing who had been born into homes of deaf parents who mainly communicated to them through sign language. The babies were videotaped and computers tracked the babies' hand movements. According to him, if language is acquired simply by a motor for children to master control over their...

Dangers from lead

...e 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 study, b...

Errors in medication

...edication doses delivered in hospitals and nursing homes may be in error. The problem occurs regardless of whether the facility has been accredited// by the nation's leading health care accrediting organization or not. The Institute of Medicine released a report titled, "To Err is Human: Building a Safer ...

Hair loss - What happens behind ?

...time. Women, just as men, have hair follicles, the homes for each hair. These hair follicles are sensitive// to male hormones. Male hormones are also produces in women. When a woman's male hormone production increases or when her female hormone production decreases, her hair follicles respond by shedding t...

Restricted Activity Predicts Disability

...owed 680 older people who were living in their own homes to see if restricted activity might predict increasing disability and functioning. The subjects were divided into three groups according to their risk for disability in activities of daily living (ADL), such as bathing, cooking, etc. Monthly telephon...

Senate assures ban on smoking

...Maybe we didn't include people who work in nursing homes because they're poor -- many of them are immigrants; they're on the lower rung." The measure lifting the Commonwealth's Sunday liquor sales ban, a law rooted in the state's Puritan past, lets individual communities decide whether they want to allow ...

Study On Self Measurement Of Blood Pressure

...Researchers compared self-measurement at patients’ homes to conventional doctors’ office measurements of blood pressure for patients with high blood pressure. The study included 400 patients with a diastolic blood pressure reading of 95 millimeters of mercury or more as measured at physicians’ offices. All...

The Effectiveness Of Antibacterial Products In Reducing Infection

...e the risk of infectious// disease symptoms in the homes of healthy individuals. Investigators studied 224 households in New York with at least one preschool-age child living in the house. One group was given household cleaning and personal hygiene products that contained antibacterial ingredients and th...

The Harmful Effects Of Cigarette Smoke

...ren under age 5 in the United States are living in homes where they’re exposed to cigarette smoke on a daily basis....

Depression Found To Be A Major Cause for Death in Elderly

...y and not in assisted-living facilities or nursing homes found that // depression and its symptoms have been shown to accelerate death in many elderly people . The study, involved 250 participants in a community health program. At the start of the study, researchers determined the presence of depression a...

Household Pollutants Found To Increase Asthma Risk

...organic compounds were significantly higher in the homes of children with asthma. Volatile organic compounds are found in solvents, paints, floor adhesives, cleaning products, polishes, room fresheners, fitted carpets, and cigarette smoke. Three-quarters of the children in the study had at least one paren...

Depression A Cause for Death in Elderly

...y and not in assisted-living facilities or nursing homes found that // depression and its symptoms have been shown to accelerate death in many elderly people . The study, involved 250 participants in a community health program. At the start of the study, researchers determined the presence of depression a...

Creating A Greater Awareness Among Smokers

...00 psychiatric patients living in and out of group homes to explore the correlation between patients' mental disorders and their nicotine and drug use. Results showed 28 percent of patients used any tobacco product, 25 percent smoked cigarettes, and 12 percent were nicotine dependent. Nicotine dependence ...

Monitoring Blood Pressure

...Researchers compared self-measurement at patients’ homes to conventional doctors’ office measurements of blood pressure for patients with high blood pressure. 400 patients with a diastolic blood pressure reading of 95 millimeters of mercury or more as measured at physicians’ offices were included for the s...

Mouse Allergen Found In Homes Could Trigger Asthma In Kids

...mouse allergen found in the air in many inner-city homes could be significant enough to trigger asthma symp...rding to researchers children living in inner-city homes are continuously exposed to the allergy-causing substance found in mouse urine that is circulating i...

Hand sanitizers may reduce respiratory and gastrointestinal infections at home

...family member to another. A new study has shown in homes were the use// of alcohol based hand sanitizers ar... transmitted amongst members of the family. As the homes where there is at least one day care or school going child, respiratory illness is quite common and ...

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