Overweight US service members are 41 percent less likely to transition to clinical obesity when stationed at military facilities located at high altitude.
A 3-D laboratory method has been developed to test asthma and allergy medications that could reduce the need to test the drugs on animals.
On average nationally, people of color are exposed to 38 percent higher levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) outdoor air pollution compared to white people, and the gap is associated with higher deaths from heart disease for non-whites.
White children exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution were three times more likely to be readmitted to the hospital for asthma than white children without exposure, according to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
A small nasal filter the size of a contact lens could alleviate the symptoms of seasonal allergies in an estimated 500 million people worldwide.
Overweight or obese adults are found to breathe up to 50% more air per day, making them more vulnerable to air contaminants that cause asthma and other pulmonary diseases.
Kids with high BMIs exposed to high levels of air pollutants had nearly triple asthma risk compared with non-obese children and lower levels of pollution exposure.
Unlike nose receptors, the newly discovered class of cells expressing olfactory receptors in human lungs are programed to send signals to the brain to release hormones that cause airway constriction.
Researchers found that in low-income countries where the annual gross national income fell below $15,000 per capita, COPD mortality rose with no clear link to smoking.
The organization made its comments as the Food and Drug Administration moved closer to approving the first sublingual immunotherapy treatment options in the United States.