Immunology

Evidence points to fish oil to fight asthma

University of Rochester Medical Center scientists have discovered new essential information about omega 3 fatty acids contained in fish oil and how they could be used for asthma patients.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Predicting the risk for developing pneumonia in older adults

In a study published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society, researchers developed a "prediction score" to help healthcare professionals determine which older adults might be most at risk for developing pneumonia.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Exacerbations of COPD accelerate lung-function loss

Exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) accelerate the loss of lung function especially among patients with mild disease, according to researchers at National Jewish Health and other institutions. Barry ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dermatologists present seven referral tips for rheumatologists

(HealthDay)—Dermatologists and rheumatologists often refer to one another, and in an article published in the November issue of The Rheumatologist, dermatologists present seven tips for rheumatologists to improve this collaboration.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Triple drug combo benefits lupus nephritis

(HealthDay)—In a trial of 368 Chinese patients with lupus nephritis, those who were given a trio of medications were more likely to see a complete remission. The researchers, led by Zhihong Liu, M.D., of the Nanjing University ...

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