Black Children Six Times More Likely To Die Of Asthma

Atlanta, GA–There is no cure for asthma, but with the proper diagnosis, medication and an asthma management plan, symptoms can be controlled. When not properly controlled asthma can be deadly. A study being presented at the 2017 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) annual Meeting called “Where Do Children with Asthma Die? A National […]

Are Tree Nut Allergies Diagnosed Too Often?

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS–(Newswise)–Many patients with a history of a single tree nut allergy are told to avoid all other tree nuts. But is that necessary? If you have a tree nut allergy and were advised to avoid other tree nuts based only on a positive blood or skin prick test, you may not be allergic to […]

Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary To Host Fundraiser

SAN DIEGO–Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary of Poway will host a luncheon in May to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital. The Poway Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary’s fourteenth annual Tabletops and Tea will be held May 21 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The event, chaired by Evan Bakke and Diedre Mikkelson, will include prizes from […]

Zika May Cause Miscarriages, Thin Brain Tissue In Babies Carried To Term

(Newswise)–Johns Hopkins researchers say that in early pregnancy in mice with complete immune systems, Zika virus can cross the placenta – intended to protect the developing fetus – and appears to lead to a high percentage of miscarriages and to babies born with thin brain tissue and inflammation in brain cells. By administering Zika virus […]

Size Matters When It Comes To Keeping Blood Sugar Levels In Check

(Newswise)–Keeping blood sugar levels within a safe range is key to managing both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In a new finding that could lead to fewer complications for diabetes patients, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that changes in the size of mitochondria in a small subset of brain cells play a […]

Second Cause Of Hidden Hearing Loss Identified

(Newswise)–Patients who complain they can’t hear their friends at a noisy restaurant, but pass a hearing test in their doctor’s office, may be describing hidden hearing loss. Now, less than six years since its initial description, scientists have made great strides in understanding what hidden hearing loss is and what causes it. In research published […]

Tiny Cavefish May Help Humans Evolve To Require Very Little Sleep

(Newswise)–We all do it; we all need it – humans and animals alike. Sleep is an essential behavior shared by nearly all animals and disruption of this process is associated with an array of physiological and behavioral deficits. Although there are so many factors contributing to sleep loss, very little is known about the neural […]

Early Birds May Make Healthier Food Choices Than Night Owls

Silver Spring, MD–(Newswise)–Benjamin Franklin famously extolled the virtues of early risers saying, “early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” – and a new study out today adds scientific data to the claim that morning people may in fact be healthier. By comparing “morning type” people with “evening type” people, […]

Soccer Players With More Headers More Likely To Have Concussion Symptoms

MINNEAPOLIS–(Newswise)–Soccer players who head the ball a lot are three times more likely to have concussion symptoms than players who don’t head the ball often, according to a new study published in the February 1 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Players whose heads were hit in a […]

New Study Finds Extensive Use Of Fluorinated Chemicals In Fast Food Wrappers

(Newswise)–Americans may be consuming fast food wrapped in paper treated with perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) — the same chemicals used in stain-resistant products, firefighting materials and nonstick cookware, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Researchers tested more than 400 samples of packaging materials, including hamburger and sandwich wrappers, pastry […]