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|10/31/2016 - A well-known chemical component added to plastic containers, food cans, receipt paper, and various other consumer products has demonstrated yet another mode of toxicity, new research contends. Bisphenol-A (BPA), which has repeatedly been linked to endocrine disruption in humans, is now showing signs...|
|10/11/2016 - Vitamin D supplements reduce the risk of severe asthma attacks by 50 percent, according to a recent research review by the world-renowned Cochrane Collaboration.
The Cochrane Collaboration is an independent, international network of researchers, health professionals and patients who work together...|
|10/5/2016 - Here's some of the research I'm finding in my personal book library (over 1300 medical books and counting) that talk about links between vaccines and allergies. Read these quotes to discover what no one in the government, the media or the pharma-controlled medical journals will ever tell you:
|9/15/2016 - Cats are vulnerable to many of the same conditions that humans are, and asthma and allergies are two particularly frustrating problems for many cats and their owners. Thankfully, there are a number of holistic treatments that can ease your cat's respiratory woes without the risks that prescription medications...|
|9/9/2016 - Is it getting harder to breathe in the United States? A new study led by an independent researcher from Colorado State University certainly suggests that is the case. The study analyzed data on air quality that was collected by the U.S. government itself, and evaluated the relationship between ozone...|
|8/21/2016 - Many have speculated about the causes behind the exceptional health outcomes in the Amish community, where autoimmune disease, allergies, asthma and other chronic health conditions are virtually nonexistent. One formidable explanation is that the Amish don't vaccinate their children, while another recently...|
|7/23/2016 - The most recent oil boom that boosted entire economies, sweeping through states like North Dakota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania, was made possible by hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. This drilling technique uses a mixture of water, sand and chemicals at high pressure to crack rock and unearth...|
|5/16/2016 - The overwhelming number of health benefits associated with the practice of yoga is widely documented and has been proven by a great many studies. Not only is yoga one of the most popular forms of exercise today, but it is also recommended by doctors and scientists across the world for its range of health...|
|3/17/2016 - Children exposed to certain varieties of phthalates in the womb were nearly 80 percent more likely to develop asthma, according to a study conducted by researchers from Columbia University, Harvard University and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and published in the journal Environmental...|
|2/16/2016 - Okra, also known as "lady's finger" or "bamya," is a perennial flowering plant of the Malvaceae family. This popular and very nutritional veggie originated in Egypt, and has been cultivated in tropical or warm temperature regions of the world ever since the 12th century. Just short of reaching maturity,...|
|4/16/2015 - Despite the fact that people have turned to homeopathic remedies for hundreds of years and enjoy their health-boosting benefits to this day, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is coming down hard on such products, issuing safety alerts and encouraging people to report any side effects.
|3/1/2015 - Asthma has reached epidemic proportions with over 22 million people suffering from this condition in the United States. It is also the most chronic condition affecting our children today. Although asthma can hamper an individual's lifestyle, it can be addressed safely and effectively by implementing...|
|12/28/2014 11:20:41 AM - The convenience of inhalers and epinephrine autoinjectors such as the EpiPen are undoubtedly important ways to help people suffering from asthma. However, according to researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, the majority of patients are using such medical devices...|
|12/8/2014 - More than one in three Americans suffer from one of the four most common respiratory conditions. Respiratory problems can be caused by a number of factors, including viral and bacterial infections, pollution, smoking, poor quality diet, food toxins and allergies, a stressful and inactive lifestyle,...|
|7/12/2014 - The wheezing, shortness of breath and other breathing complications are frustrations that any asthma sufferer seeks to find relief from. Instead of sprays and medications that can be costly and often come with a slew of side effects, it may be beneficial to turn to certain foods for relief.
|7/10/2014 - We all know the difficulties associated with asthma such as, difficulty breathing, coughing and an inability to perform normal daily activities. Sadly, if you search the internet, conventional medicine wants you to believe there 'is no natural cure' for this dreadful condition. But, that's a lie - and...|
|3/18/2014 - A few studies published in 2013 have revealed various environmental factors which increase asthma risk as well as elevate the severity of its symptoms. These included exposure to traffic pollution, wood smoke, cleaning chemicals, as well as other materials at the workplace.
Diesel exhaust particles...|
|1/25/2014 - Asthma is a condition of the lungs, right? A recent study has revealed one aspect of the diet which helps protect against asthma: the consumption of fermentable dietary fibers found in vegetables and fruits.
In gist, research funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation found that, after the fibers...|
|11/23/2013 - When Jenni, who worked in a factory in her late teens, was convinced that she was having a heart attack, doctors informed her that she had developed asthma. Fortunately, her heart was not in trouble, but her ability to breathe easy was. Turns out, the dusty conditions and poor air quality at her workplace...|
|11/3/2013 - At only three years old, Desiree was plagued by constant wheezing which doctors diagnosed as asthma. In addition to using a rescue inhaler, she was eventually put on a daily dose of steroids and medications. Still, she was hospitalized on a regular basis. Her mother recalls how nearly every asthma-triggering...|
|4/15/2013 - Evidence is increasingly emerging that a Western diet may be a significant risk factor for asthma.
Asthma is a growing and serious health problem worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2003 asthma was responsible for 4,261 deaths, 484,000 hospitalizations, 1.2...|
|3/25/2013 - An inflammatory condition of the lungs that afflicts roughly 25 million Americans; asthma is one of the most common allergy-triggered immune diseases of modern times. But a life marked by frequent and unexpected asthma attacks does not have to be the norm, especially if asthma sufferers make a conscious...|
|3/19/2013 - Early-age exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), a component found in soup and other food can liners, and in some plastics, can increase the possibility of asthma in children. First to report this BPA-exposure and childhood-asthma connection are researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's...|
|2/21/2013 - Children who eat more fast food are significantly more likely to suffer from more severe asthma, eczema and rhinitis, according to a large international study published in the journal Thorax.
The researchers noted that all three conditions are rising in prevalence worldwide.
"If the associations...|
|2/9/2013 - Scientists have discovered yet another serious health condition associated with fast food consumption, and it might not be one you would expect. According to a new study published in the journal Thorax, children who eat fast food three or more times per week are significantly more likely than other...|
|2/1/2013 - Coughing always involves some type of irritation in the upper respiratory tract. It may be associated with a case of the flu, sinusitis, congestion, post nasal drip, or pneumonia. Additionally, coughing may be the result of chronic bronchitis, emphysema or COPD. Aside from over-the-counter cough suppressants...|
|1/22/2013 - New evidence suggests that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, probiotics and fish oil may relieve asthma in children, according to a recent study.
"A school-based, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial involving 192 asthmatic children aged 10-12 found that a supplement combining fruits,...|
|1/2/2013 - Children born to parents who used in vitro fertilization, also known as IVF, or some other form of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in order to conceive are as much as four times more likely to develop asthma or similar respiratory failure compared to children born naturally. These are the findings...|
|11/22/2012 - Parents who give their young children acetaminophen (Tylenol) and various other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat fevers and other ailments could be putting them at serious risk of developing childhood asthma. A new study out of Denmark links the use of these potentially deadly...|
|11/13/2012 - Big Brother is finding new and inventive ways to keep track of you these days, thanks to an explosion in technology, and that now includes the healthcare industry, once considered a bastion of privacy.
According to Wired magazine, a new "smart" asthma inhaler, which is designed to work in conjunction...|
|9/9/2012 - Although the mainstream medical establishment and the FDA frequently warn against the supposed dangers of alternative health treatments and supplements, they hardly ever mention the perfectly legal and widely used chemical poisons that enter our bodies through the environment. What's more, the EPA has...|
|7/26/2012 - Around 17 million people in the United States alone have asthma. It is the number one cause of chronic illness in children. Despite the wide range of medications made as treatment for asthma, the number of people affected by asthma increased by 2.5 million in the US over the past five years. Alternative...|
|6/17/2012 - Over the past three decades the number of people with asthma has increased significantly in the United States and diet may be to blame. Studies show a correlation between poor diet and asthma. People are eating more processed, unnatural foods and fewer things that are good for them. People who eat healthy...|
|4/18/2012 - Natural treatment for asthma helps reduce acute asthma attacks, manage chronic asthma and helps those with general trouble breathing. The benefits of herbs for treating asthma and the lungs has been shown repeatedly through the centuries worldwide.
Asthma is a chronic upper respiratory disease affecting...|
|3/20/2012 - The pathology of asthma is complex. Asthmatics have increased susceptibility to environmental factors and inappropriate responses to them. The responses are bothersome and adaptive in the short term, but if left untreated, progresses to organic changes in the airways that are debilitating and life threatening....|
|3/4/2012 - There has been a resurgence of asthma and other lung issues, especially among children, over the past few decades. Whether from chemtrails, outrageously increased vaccination schedules, or both - and more - is undetermined.
But the suffering is the same, and the mainstream medical solutions of inhaled...|
|10/6/2011 - Asthma sufferers who use inexpensive, over-the-counter Primatene Mist (PM) inhalers will no longer be able to obtain them beginning in 2012, thanks to a phase-out of the product initiated by the Obama administration. In accordance with the Montreal protocols adopted during the Bush administration, products...|
|9/9/2011 - Asthma is one of the most common inflammatory conditions of the lung. It is characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, bronchospasm and reversible airflow obstructions. Reverse asthma with natural lifestyle interventions, modulate the immune system and de-inflame the body.
Asthma is more of...|
|5/29/2011 - Standard protocol for many conventional doctors seems to be something along the lines of, when in doubt, just prescribe an antibiotic. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics has found that US doctors are literally handing out antibiotics like candy by needlessly prescribing about one million...|
|5/6/2011 - BPA, also known as bisphenol-A, is a chemical compound often used in the production of a large variety of plastics. The widespread use of BPA has come under public scrutiny due to known connection to a host of health problems, including heart complications, cancer, neurological issues, diabetes and...|
|4/8/2011 - An innovative study investigated the effect of a simple holistic approach to asthma treatment in adults. Researchers included several forms of treatment including nutrition and supplements, a botanical medicine, yoga, and keeping a journal. These interventions resulted in significant improvements compared...|
|3/7/2011 - Dirty, dusty farm life appears to be better for your health than sanitized city life, according to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers from Munich University Children's Hospital in Germany found that asthma rates among farm children was less than half the rate...|
|3/3/2011 - More and more children in Europe are being diagnosed with asthma. But not all youngsters are equally at risk. Curiously, a new epidemiological study just published in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that children living on farms are significantly less likely to develop asthma than other kids.
|2/10/2011 - Ling Zhi (Ganoderma or Reishi mushroom) has been recorded as having the most extensive and effective healing powers in all of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is indicated for adrenal fatigue, coronary heart disease, bronchial asthma, insomnia, impotence, hay fever, dizziness, stomach ulcers, depression...|
|1/31/2011 - Antibacterial products containing Triclosan are found to put your health at risk and compromise the immune system's ability to defend itself. People who are most exposed to Triclosan are more prone to increased allergies, asthma and overall weakened immune defenses, cites a new study from the School...|
|11/21/2010 - The social networking site Facebook is causing a new wave of physical and mental health problems, say researchers from Italy. According to their analysis, scientists say that Facebook has become "a new source of psychological stress" that is capable of inducing asthma attacks, particularly in those...|
|11/1/2010 - More than 22 million Americans suffer from the chronic inflammatory disease asthma and the number is steadily growing, especially among children. Asthma symptoms include airflow obstruction, chest tightness and shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing. Severe asthma attacks can be fatal. Mainstream...|
|10/19/2010 - Low vitamin D levels may make asthmatic children significantly more likely to suffer from severe attacks, according to a study conducted by researchers from Harvard Medical School and published in the Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology.
The researchers took blood samples from 1,024 children...|
|10/19/2010 - A New Jersey woman suffering a severe asthma attack was recently denied an inhaler at her local CVS pharmacy because she was a little short on cash. According to a recent report at Fox 5 in New York, the pharmacist at the CVS in Garwood, N.J., left Katherine O'Connor to suffer on the ground because...|
|10/8/2010 - Children who eat three or more hamburgers a week may be more likely to develop asthma than children who eat fewer burgers, according to a study published in the journal Thorax.
The researchers studied more than 50,000 children in 20 countries between 1995 and 2005. Parents of participants were asked...|
|10/7/2010 - Childhood asthma, a common disorder which causes shortness of breath, wheezing and tightness in the chest, has just been linked to the use of acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is widely used as an over the counter pain reliever in children because of its perceived safety.
Asthma in children has actually...|
|9/24/2010 - Eating meals high in fat may worsen the symptoms of asthma, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Newcastle and presented at the international conference of the American Thoracic Society.
"If these results can be confirmed by further research, this suggests that strategies...|
|8/17/2010 - Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol and other common painkillers, is under fire after a new study revealed that the drug can significantly increase young people's risk of developing asthma and eczema. According to the report published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care...|
|7/1/2010 - The controversial chemical bisphenol-A (BPA), already linked to a wide array of health problems, may also increase the risk of asthma in children, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
|5/28/2010 - Asthmatics with low levels of vitamin D may suffer more severely from the disease than patients with sufficient levels of the vitamin, according to a study conducted by researchers from National Jewish Health in Denver and published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
|5/6/2010 - Many years ago, an Iranian doctor named Dr. Batmanghelidj reported on the occurrence of asthma and allergies with states of chronic dehydration. Although the connection was plausible, the science had not been done to back up this claim. Today, more science has been conducted to look at this phenomena...|
|4/9/2010 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued new restrictions for four popular long-acting asthma drugs. Novartis AG's Foradil, GlaxoSmithKline's Serevent and Advair, and AstraZeneca's Symbicort, all contain an ingredient that relaxes airway muscles in the lungs which can cause asthma-related...|
|4/5/2010 - A new study out of France has revealed that women who undergo oestrogen-only hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are at a heightened risk of developing asthma for the first time. Several previous studies have also indicated that the oestrogen hormone increases a woman's risk of developing asthma.
|3/9/2010 - The common painkiller acetaminophen may increase the risk of asthma and other allergies in both children and adults, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of British Columbia-Vancouver and published in the journal CHEST.
Acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol, is the...|
|11/24/2009 - Acetaminophen is nothing new to NaturalNews readers.1 It is one of the most doctor-recommended drugs for fever, inflammation, and pain today. Recent studies, however, have linked it to asthma and some other allergies, the latest doing so with teenagers.
This new study shows that teens...|
|10/18/2009 - Did you know that probiotics help prevent asthma? It's not one of those immediately obvious connections, but the more you look into it, the more you'll see why it works.
Asthma is often the result of systemic inflammation caused by food allergies. Probiotics, it turns out, can help deal with food...|
|10/10/2009 - Low vitamin intake may increase the risk and severity of asthma, according to a study conducted by researchers from Nottingham University and published in the journal Thorax.
"Our findings indicate that low levels of vitamin C intake and to a lesser extent vitamin A are consistently associated with...|
|7/13/2009 - At the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society recently held in San Diego, researchers presented a study showing that the flu vaccine – widely touted as a "must have" for children with chronic illnesses – isn't effective in preventing influenza-related hospitalizations in children,...|
|5/27/2009 - Getting a little hazy mentally and losing some cognitive function doesn't necessarily have to happen as you grow older. Evidence continues to mount that exposing yourself regularly to a healthy dose of regular sunshine and eating certain vitamin-rich fish can help keep brains sharp -- especially those...|
|5/11/2009 - Asthma is a chronic condition affecting the lungs. It causes inflammation of the airways and causes people with asthma to be more sensitive to the particles they breathe in. Symptoms of asthma include wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness. Symptoms can be mild or they can be severe....|
|4/13/2009 - Children delivered by cesarean section (c-section) are significantly more likely to develop asthma and allergies later in life than children delivered through natural, vaginal birth, according to a study conducted by researchers from National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in Bilthoven,...|
|3/6/2009 - Asthma rates in developed nations are soaring, and it is extremely clear that environmental pollution has a big part to play in the increase. A study recently published in the journal PLoS ONE has revealed that traffic pollution could cause genetic changes in a pregnant woman's womb, raising her child's...|
|3/5/2009 - If you don't already eat broccoli regularly, you could be putting your ability to breathe easily at risk. The reason? Research by University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) scientists concludes sulforaphane, a natural compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables (like Brussels sprouts...|
|2/11/2009 - What follows is a collection of quotations from naturopathic physicians, health authors, researchers and doctors on the dangers of vaccines. I assembled these quotes from a private library of health books and published them here to make this entire collection public.
Here, you'll learn how vaccines...|
|2/4/2009 - What do the top authors, doctors and health experts have to say about the realtionship between omega-3 fatty acids and inflammation? I asked my Private Research Library that question recently and was overwhelmed with the remarkable wisdom it revealed.
Below, I share the top quotes from noted authors...|
|1/27/2009 - People who live in damp houses where water stains or mold is present may be more prone to asthma, colds, and other upper respiratory illnesses. Mold is a common allergen and is a known trigger for asthmatic attacks. It is not clear exactly how mold and dampness contribute to respiratory problems but...|
|1/14/2009 - Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with asthma? If so, there is actually a good chance that you have been misdiagnosed, according to recent research conducted in Canada. In the past two decades, asthma rates have almost doubled. However, the said study found that asthma may be over-diagnosed by...|
|11/10/2008 - Asthma is a serious, sometimes life-threatening respiratory disease that affects the
quality of life for millions of Americans. Asthma causes swelling and irritation in your
airways, making it hard for you to breathe. Asthma costs in Eastern Missouri total more
than $75 million in lost school time,...|
|11/4/2008 - Anyone who has endured an asthma attack or watched their child suffer as they gasped for breath knows the helpless feeling that can grip you as powerfully as the attack itself. There are approximately a million and a half asthmatic sufferers in all parts of the world and if the condition is chronic...|
|10/8/2008 - Exposure to household cleaning products during pregnancy and early life makes children more likely to develop asthma. Research has already proven that a young child's risk of acquiring asthma increases if their early life lacks viruses, bacteria and endotoxins (pathogen products). This is called the...|
|10/3/2008 - Young children who live on tree-lined streets have lower rates of asthma than children living on streets with less vegetation, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Columbia University.
Little research has previously been conducted between the connection between trees and asthma...|
|9/6/2008 - Blue Violet Leaf (Viola odorata), also known as Sweet Violet, has been used medicinally for over two thousand years. As far back as 500 BC, Violet herbs were used in poultice form as a cure for skin cancer. Used over the ages as a lung tonic and for cancer alike, as well as a treatment to ease temper...|
|8/7/2008 - Women who eat a Mediterranean diet while pregnant appear to reduce their children's risk of developing allergies and asthma, while those who eat more red meat appear to increase it, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Crete, Greece, and published in the journal Thorax.
|5/30/2008 - Asthma symptoms worsen on withdrawal of the drug Accolate (zafirlukast). Benefits are seen for only the first five weeks, after which symptoms return to their original state within seven weeks. These eye-opening results were reported in a well-designed Australian study published by the Journal of Negative...|
|4/29/2008 - Regular use of household cleaning sprays and air fresheners may increase the risk of adult-onset asthma, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Researchers analyzed data from the European Community Respiratory Health Survey, which collected...|
|11/16/2007 - The children of pregnant women who consumed more apples and fish had significantly lower rates of asthma and eczema at age five than the children of mothers who had consumed less, according to a new study conducted at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland and presented at the American Thoracic Society's...|
|11/14/2007 - Using antibiotics in the first year of life may significantly increase a child's risk of contracting asthma by age 7, according to a study conducted by researchers at University of Manitoba and McGill University in Montreal and published in "CHEST," the journal of the American College of Chest Physicians.
|10/8/2007 - Outbreaks of asthma and allergies have increased considerably since the early 1980s. Asthma statistics outline a jump of 74% for children between the ages of 5-14 years and 160% for children under four years old, according to the National Institutes of Health. Additionally, one of every four children...|
|9/25/2007 - Dr. David Dahlman, D.C., medical director of the Hyde Park Holistic Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, has developed a comprehensive program to eliminate or greatly reduce Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In a lengthy report available as a free download on his website, www.drdahlman.com, he expands on the negative...|
|1/9/2007 - A review of scientific data by British and American researchers found that reducing salt intake might reduce the severity of asthma and breathing problems.
The review -- published in the December issue of the International Journal of Clinical Practice --analyzed both epidemiological and clinical...|
|12/18/2006 - Children who eat whole grains and fish are far less likely to develop asthma and wheezing than children who do not consume adequate amounts of those foods, according to new Dutch research published in the journal Thorax.
A team of researchers from the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment...|
|10/23/2006 - Children whose mothers had a low intake of vitamin E during pregnancy are more likely to develop wheezing and asthma by age five.
This research appears in the first issue for September 2006 of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, published by the American Thoracic Society.
|9/19/2006 - The prevalence of childhood asthma and wheeze rises around 2 to 3 per cent for every indoor swimming pool per 100,000 of the population across Europe, indicates research published ahead of print in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
The researchers analysed the rates of wheezing, asthma, hay...|
|9/7/2006 - Asthma patients who don't respond to steroid treatment suffer repeated asthma attacks, and are at greater risk of dying from the condition. Researchers from King's College London have found that vitamin D3 could substantially improve the responsiveness of these patients to steroid treatment, offering...|
|8/30/2006 - The use of centrally installed ultraviolet (UV) irradiation units in the homes of asthmatic children who are sensitized to mold can improve their symptoms, according to a new report.
The idea is that UV light kills off circulating microbial agents that can trigger asthma.
The study is one of...|
|8/28/2006 - The medical journal The Lancet is appealing to the medical community to stop using the term "asthma" as it misleads people to believe it is a disease rather than a group of symptoms with various origins and characteristics.
Symptoms of asthma include wheezing, coughing and breathing difficulties,...|
|8/28/2006 - People suffering from exercise-induced asthma were able to reduce their symptoms below the threshold used to diagnose the disease by eating a diet supplemented with fish oil, according to new research findings from Indiana University reported in the January issue of the journal Chest.
|8/23/2006 - Children who attend school near large-scale livestock farms known as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) may be at a higher risk for asthma, according to a new study by University of Iowa researchers.
The study, led by Joel Kline, M.D., professor of internal...|
|8/23/2006 - Three common asthma inhalers containing the drugs salmeterol or formoterol may be causing four out of five U.S. asthma-related deaths per year and should be taken off the market, researchers from Cornell and Stanford universities have concluded after a search of medical literature.
|8/22/2006 - As the nation’s collective waistline has swelled in recent decades, rates of asthma diagnoses also have accelerated. Indeed, much research has affirmed a link between the two conditions.
But doctors also recognize that asthma may not behave the same way among people who have different body types....|
|8/16/2006 - Women with high levels of an inflammatory protein produced by fat tissue are at significantly increased risk of asthma, finds research in published ahead of print in Thorax.
The findings are based on almost 6,000 adults taking part in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Study, which...|
|8/14/2006 - A study published in the journal Nature Medicine has found that asthma sufferers have low levels of an immune system protein that acts as the lungs' first defense against the cold viruses that can cause severe asthma attacks.
Researchers from Imperial College and the Medical Research Council Centre...|
|8/7/2006 - Elderly patients taking anti-asthmatic medications to treat their asthma or lung disease may be more likely to develop cataracts, a new study finds.
A Canadian research team studied data compiled over 14 years from more than 100,000 patients with either asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...|
|8/2/2006 - Adding to the ongoing controversy over a popular class of asthma inhaler medications, a new data review suggests the drugs may be dangerous.
Compared to placebo, the "long-acting beta-agonist bronchodilator" inhalers (which include Serevent and Advair) more than tripled users' risk of asthma-linked...|
|7/18/2006 - Researchers in Europe have found that childhood asthma could be associated with exposure to chemicals in swimming pools.
Researchers from the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels studied nearly 190,000 teenagers from 21 European countries, analyzing rates of asthma, hay fever, wheezing and...|
|7/17/2006 - A study by American and Australian researchers has found that a protein previously linked to type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis -- called aP2 -- may also be key to the development of asthma.
According to the study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the protein has no useful function...|
|10/25/2005 - Childhood asthma is fast becoming an epidemic in the United States. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, close to one in 13 schoolchildren have asthma, with the numbers of new diagnoses rising sharply since 1980. Close to 4.2 million children had asthma attacks in the last year. For parents,...|
|8/4/2005 - The link between asthma and cows' milk is familiar to many young asthma sufferers and their parents. I first became aware of the connection through my cousin's experiences with his four-year-old son. Since infancy, my cousin's son has experienced severe asthma attacks and has been hospitalized twice...|
|10/11/2004 - Mike: I'd like you to elaborate a little more on asthma, and the idea that the body is managing its water supply deliberately in a way that produces symptoms that are called asthma.
Dr. B: Yes, well you see, drought management means that you have to clog the holes where water is lost from the body....|
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|5/20/2004 5:00:25 PM - New research shows that ingredients found in asthma inhalers actually
worsen the condition in asthmatics, creating a cycle of dependence on
the inhaler. Asthma inhalers are largely unnecessary in the first place,
since nearly every case of asthma can be reversed through dietary
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free to view and download. They cover topics like health, environment and freedom.
The Consumer Wellness Center is
a non-profit organization offering nutrition education grants to programs that
help children and expectant mothers around the world.
Food Investigations is
a series of mini-documentaries exposing the truth about dangerous ingredients
in the food supply.
alternative health programs, documentaries and more.
The Honest Food Guide is
a free, downloadable public health and nutrition chart that dares to tell the
truth about what foods we should really be eating.
a free online reference database of healing foods, phytonutrients and plant-based
medicines that prevent or treat diseases and health conditions.
a free, online reference library that lists medicinal herbs and their health
a free online reference database of phytonutrients (natural medicines found in
foods) and their health benefits. Lists diseases, foods, herbs and more.