Category: News and Research

Friday Links – Gender and the Clean Western Childhood, Meal Sniffing

Women, Asthma, and the Hygiene Hypothesis I’m pretty sure this marks the first time I’ve ever linked to a philosopher’s research on lung health. Excess Airway Mucus Enzyme Discovered, Probably Leading to New Treatments The same enzyme involved in other inflammatory conditions also plays a role in asthma and COPD, and guess what? The medicines […]

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 […]

Friday Links – Wakefield Prosecution, Universal Flu Vaccine, Ice Sculptures

(Photo: JackVinson) Here’s One Scientist Calling for the Trial of Andrew Wakefield In this blog post on CNN, RealClearScience editor Alex B. Berezow writes, Scientific fraud is a very serious matter. From a fiscal standpoint, it is essentially stealing money. I don’t want to copy and paste the entire paragraph, so check out the full […]

Friday Links – Sports Coaches, Lung Cancer, Incredible Cakes

Coaches Have No Idea About Kids’ Asthma So this is scary. If your kids play team sports, you might want to have a little talk with their coaches post-haste, since chances are decent that even if they know about the breathing problem thing (and they probably don’t), they still don’t know how to recognize or […]

Friday Links – Fall Allergy Cities, Paint, Hotel Rooms

AAFA’s 2010 Fall Allergy Capitals Number one: Dayton, Ohio. Who knew? When I think “high pollen,” my brain doesn’t automatically go to “Ohio,” but then I’ve never lived there. Full list of 100 metro areas at the pdf here. Do Paint Fumes Make Asthma Worse? We’ve known volatile organic compounds in things like synthetic air […]