10 Ways to Limit Your Period’s Affect On Your Asthma

It’s that time of the month. Do you have your inhaler handy? You may need it, because according to recent studies, your asthma is likely to get worse during your period. Sounds a little strange, but when you think about how hormones fluctuate during a woman’s cycle, you can kind …

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Glucocorticoid: New Treatment For Severe Asthma?

Researchers from McMaster University and the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, together with colleagues at other partnering institutions, have developed a new method to treat severe asthma. In a study of over 200 participants with severe asthma, the new treatment was shown to have improved …

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The Danger of Gender Bias in Medicine

I traveled to South America several years ago with a friend of mine. When we arrived for our stay, he recommended that I take melatonin to help reset my body clock, since the time zone was several hours different from our own. I had never tried melatonin before, but I …

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Women Who Clean at Home or Work Face Lung Damage

Source: American Thoracic Society Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not clean, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal …

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Tired of Popping Antihistamines? Try These Long-Term Allergy Therapies

I’ve taken antihistamines practically all my life, it seems. It started out in high school when I was running cross-country. One afternoon, after a mile sprint, I started having difficulty breathing. My throat closed about halfway and one eye swelled shut. I begged off practice and drove home in a …

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Food Allergies: Growing in Numbers and Understanding

Odds are you have a food allergy or know someone who does. Up to 15 million Americans have food allergies, and 1 in every 13 children under 18 in the U.S. has a food allergy, according to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE). That’s roughly two in every classroom! What’s …

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5 Health Gamification Apps That Will Motivate You to Get Fit

Health technology is not just about counting steps and tracking calories. Some of it is, dare I say, fun. When you combine the popularity of activity tracking with the popularity of mobile gaming, you get one thing: health gamification. When your workout is a game, it’s about more than just …

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