Inflammatory disorders

A better biomonitor for children with asthma

For the firefighters and rescue workers conducting the rescue and cleanup operations at Ground Zero from September 2001 to May 2002, exposure to hazardous airborne particles led to a disturbing "WTC cough"—obstructed airways ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study provides new clues to how flu virus spreads

People may more likely be exposed to the flu through airborne virus than previously thought, according to new research from the University of Maryland School of Public Health. The study also found that when flu patients wear ...

Health

Smog causes surge in heart deaths: study

Exposure to higher levels of fine particulates—the airborne pollution that is an emerging problem in many Asian cities—causes a sharp rise in deaths from heart attacks, a study published on Wednesday said.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Blood from Yosemite workers could advance research

(AP)—Health officials are set to draw blood from hundreds of Yosemite National Park employees as part of a research project that aims to help scientists better understand a potentially deadly virus carried by deer mice ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US official: Yosemite visitor recovered from virus

(AP)—A visitor to Yosemite National Park has recovered after becoming the ninth person diagnosed with a deadly rodent-borne illness blamed for three deaths among those who spent time at the park this summer, officials said.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

9th Yosemite Park hantavirus case

(AP)—The National Park Service says a ninth visitor to Yosemite National Park has been infected with the rodent-borne illness hantavirus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Yosemite officials say 1,700 visitors risk disease

(AP)—The rustic tent cabins of Yosemite National Park—a favorite among families looking to rough it in one of America's most majestic settings—have become the scene of a public health crisis after two visitors died ...

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