Friday Links – Prenatal Vitamin D, National Asthma Agenda, Black Currants
Study to Attempt Asthma Prevention with Prenatal Vitamin D
This research on vitamin D supplements during pregnancy has no immediate relevance for my own life since I’m not having any more children, but it holds exciting prospects for the future. Asthma prevention could take a giant step forward.
American Lung Association’s National Public Policy Agenda
To encourage a more comprehensive national approach to asthma, the ALA released this agenda (pdf) of 19 policy change suggestions in areas like healthcare and outdoor air quality.
This is just the kind of exposure asthma needs, especially since it addresses change at all levels – national, state, and community.
ETA one more:
UV Exposure, Immune Response, and Airways
Danielle’s write-up of some recent research that delves deeper into the UV ray/vitamin D/asthma/the allergic response.
Black Currants Ease Asthma Symptoms
One New Zealand study shows they can reduce lung inflammation for people with allergic asthma.
Starbucks’ “New” Cup Sizes
I love April Fool’s Day on the Internet. This prank was one of my favorites because pictures of people drinking buckets of coffee are always going to be funny.
Here are Some Crazy-Elaborate Easter Eggs
These are Martha Stewart’s doing, of course.
Happy Easter to those who celebrate, and have a wonderful weekend, everyone.