Friday Links – Kids and Lung Function, Voicebox Transplant, Wal-Mart Food

Severe Early Asthma = Less Lung Function Later
That’s the connection researchers in this study suggest, highlighting the need for quick diagnosis and aggressive treatment and prevention tactics during childhood.

Larynx Transplant Gives Woman Her Voice Back
How amazing is this story? Brenda Charett Jensen, the transplant patient, even speaks with her own voice, not the donor’s.

More on Tylenol and Asthma
I couldn’t agree more with the last sentence in this article.

Wal-Mart Getting Healthier
In partnership with Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign, the store announced it will start reducing prices on more nutritious options and, over time, lower salt and sugar and eliminate industrial trans fats and partially hydrogenated oils in its packaged foods. For a more in-depth discussion of the big announcement, check out Corby Kummer’s piece in the Atlantic.