News tagged with viral respiratory infections

Asthma risk increases when child had bronchiolitis

Results of a study published in PLOS ONE show that asthma risk increased 17 times when children who had bronchiolitis in the first two years of life also had a common variation of the Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) ...

Aug 24, 2016
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Infections can increase diabetes risk in children

Neuherberg, Germany, May 4, 2016. Viral respiratory infections during the first six months of life are associated with an increased risk for type 1 diabetes. This is the conclusion reached by a team of scientists at the Helmholtz ...

May 04, 2016
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Cloth masks—dangerous to your health?

The widespread use of cloth masks by healthcare workers may actually put them at increased risk of respiratory illness and viral infections and their global use should be discouraged, according to a UNSW study.

Apr 22, 2015
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