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Of the more than 24 million people in the U.S. who have asthma, 10 percent have severe asthma - a form of the disease that does not respond to treatment.
Valerie Stull was 12 when she ate her first insect. "I was on a trip with my parents in Central America and we were served fried ants," she says. "I remember being so grossed out initially, but when I put the ant in my mouth, I was really surprised because it tasted like food -- and it was good!"
Researchers compiled six factors that health care workers believe can contribute to an inclusive culture within health care organizations and promote a diverse workforce.
New research, published in Thorax, funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust has shown that babies with cystic fibrosis are born weighing less than babies without the condition, even allowing that they are more likely to be born prematurely.
A collaborative study by researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology has developed a new technique to decode motor intention of humans from Electroencephalography.
Pregnant women who had low plasma levels of long chain n-3 fatty acids in their first and second trimesters were at a significantly higher risk of early preterm birth when compared with women who had higher levels of these fatty acids, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in collaboration with Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen.
A new study has shown that people exposed to levels of air pollution that are within UK guidelines undergo changes in the heart similar to heart failure.
Henipaviruses are among the deadliest viruses known to man and have no effective treatments. The viruses include Hendra, lethal to humans and horses, and the Nipah virus, a serious threat in East and Southeast Asia.
Understanding how a sensory input becomes an experience -- how molecules released by a blooming flower, for instance, become the internal experience of smelling a rose -- has for millennia been a central question of philosophy.
In direct contradiction to marketing efforts claiming that hookah smoking is less hazardous to health than cigarettes, a new UCLA study published in the American Journal of Cardiology found that just a half-hour of hookah smoking resulted in the development of cardiovascular risk factors similar to what has been seen with traditional cigarette smoking.
The placenta is the organ connecting mother and embryo. Its main functions are the exchange of nutrients, gases and metabolic products and the production of hormones and other substances essential for embryonic development.
Alcohol increases the mortality of young but not old mice infected with the tuberculosis-causing bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and this effect is mediated by the production of a protein called interferon-alpha.
Researchers have found that people exposed to air pollution levels well within UK guidelines have changes in the structure of the heart, similar to those seen in the early stages of heart failure.
Transgender individuals may be at higher risk for myocardial infarction and death due to cardiovascular disease, according to several studies.
Abundant in human babies and small mammals, brown adipose tissue, or brown fat, was only recently discovered in human adults, and its role remains unclear.
Almost two-thirds of non-diabetic patients with Parkinson's disease may be insulin resistant, despite having normal blood sugar, report scientists in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease.
Wearable devices are increasingly bought to track and measure health and sports performance: from the number of steps walked each day to a person's metabolic efficiency, from the quality of brain function to the quantity of oxygen inhaled while asleep.
Scientists have created an elaborate map of more than a billion brain cell connections, helping to shed light on how memories are formed and recalled.
A high-fat diet may promote the growth of pancreatic cancer independent of obesity because of the interaction between dietary fat and cholecystokinin, a digestive hormone.
Researchers have discovered a new nuclear medicine test that could improve care of patients with type 1 diabetes. The new positron emission tomography imaging method could measure beta-cell mass, which would greatly enhance the ability to monitor and guide diabetes therapies.