Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lifelong ill-health after exposure to chemical weapons

People exposed to chemical warfare agents (CWAs) often incur chronic damage to their lungs, skin and eyes, for example. They also frequently succumb to depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. This is shown by research ...

Health

Study shows healthcare workers often care for patients while ill

Large numbers of healthcare workers risk transmitting respiratory viruses to patients and co-workers by attending work even when they have symptoms, according to a study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, ...

Immunology

Asthma varies with gender and age

The medical community has long recognized that asthma prevalence, severity and response to treatment vary significantly with age and gender. Michael Wechsler, MD, professor of medicine and director of the Cohen Family Asthma ...

Immunology

Study identifies why some colds cause asthma attacks in children

Upper respiratory infections remain one of the most common triggers of asthma attacks in children, but not every cold leads to a dangerous worsening of symptoms, even among children with severe asthma. The reasons for this ...

Immunology

Homes with high ventilation rates tied to respiratory issues

(HealthDay)—People living in homes with high average air exchange rates (AAERs) are more likely to report chronic cough, asthma, or asthma-like symptoms, according to a study published in the February issue of Environmental ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Restrictive, obstructive lung disease linked to dementia risk

(HealthDay)—Both restrictive and obstructive lung disease are associated with an increased risk for incident dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to a study recently published in the American Journal ...

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