Friday Links – Kids’ Exercise-Induced Asthma, 2010 Allergy Capitals
Research Uncovers Exercise-Induced Asthma in Non-Asthmatic Kids
Or at least something that looks and acts like asthma, meaning a decrease in pulmonary function. Check out possible causes in the link and then tell me (you science folks, especially): what implications do you suppose this research might have for asthma in general?
AAFA Releases 2010 Spring Allergy Capitals
Knoxville, TN gets the top spot this year, and you can find rankings for 100 U.S. metro areas through the link.
High-Fat Diets = Higher Inflammation, Lower Response to Albuterol?
This one’s really got me thinking. A couple weeks ago, I mentioned my daughter’s lack of appetite during every illness, even colds, in the comments of this Friday Links post. Now, this study is the very first one showing a correlation between higher fat meals and airway inflammation and requires more research, but maybe her body’s trying to tell her something when she gets sick. Or maybe I’m just reaching.
And one for fun:
Weird U.S. Museums
I don’t know which one of these would make for the most bizarre field trip, but The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices definitely has the best name.