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Scientists solve asthma mystery, discover why some patients don’t respond to treatment

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May 31, 2022 … NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Certain patients with severe asthma find little relief from their inhalers during an asthma attack. This has always puzzled doctors, but new research looks to have finally cracked the case. Study authors from Rutgers University report that people with the most severe form of asthma actually produce special substances in their airways…

Previous COVID infection does not protect children against Omicron, study says

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May 31, 2022 … BOSTON — Children are still susceptible to Omicron, even if they’ve already recovered from an earlier bout with COVID-19 or the inflammatory condition MIS-C. That’s the main finding by researchers at Boston’s Children’s Hospital. The team says the absolute best way to protect children from Omicron is vaccination. “I hear parents say, ‘Oh, my kid had…

Paralysis cure discovered? Drug developed to treat lung disease repairs spinal cord injuries

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May 26, 2022 … BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom — A drug developed by British scientists to treat lung disease may find a new purpose — repairing spinal cord injuries (SCI). Researchers from the University of Birmingham say AstraZeneca’s AZD1236 restored movement and sensation in mice by 85 percent after just three days. “This drug has the potential to be a…

Other Notable Health Studies & Research From May 20-22, 2022

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May 23, 2022 … There are dozens of studies, innovations, and research findings released everyday by institutions and clinics across the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from May 20-22. Journal of Parkinson’s Disease Welcomes New Co-Editor-in-Chief Lorraine V. Kalia, MD, PhD, FRCPC A globally recognized authority on Parkinson’s disease, Lorraine V. Kalia, MD,…

Gene-edited super tomato may provide the vitamin punch to fight Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and cancer

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May 23, 2022 … NORWICH, United Kingdom — A genetically engineered “super” tomato that may have the power to fight Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and cancer has been created by British scientists. The modified fruit is packed with vitamin D — which also boosts bones, teeth, and muscles. Estimates show more than four in 10 Americans may have a vitamin D…

Repurposed antibiotic used to treat respiratory infections could cure COVID-19

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May 20, 2022 … LILLE, France — An affordable antibiotic which treats respiratory infections may be able to defeat COVID-19, according to a new study. In experiments, researchers in France say clofoctol reduced virus replication and lung symptoms in mice. “The antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties of clofoctol, associated with its safety profile and unique pharmacokinetics make a strong case…

E-cigarette users may be inhaling dangerous levels of synthetic cooling agent

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May 16, 2022 … SAN FRANCISCO — Electronic cigarette users are inhaling potentially dangerous levels of a synthetic cooling agent used to mimic mint and menthol flavors, a new study warns. Scientists say they know little about the content of synthetic coolants in e-cigarettes or their health risks, but this isn’t slowing their popularity among smokers looking for an…

Eating carrots, celery protects you from toxins in cigarette smoke, air pollution

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May 13, 2022 … NEWARK, Del. — If you live in a smoggy area, new research finds you should definitely load up on vegetables while grocery shopping. Scientists at the University of Delaware report eating more apiaceous vegetables (celery, carrots, parsnip, parsley) can help mitigate the negative health effects of air pollution. A research team led by Jae Kyeom Kim,…