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2013-04-19 17:59:57

Baylor College of Medicine researchers will lead a three-year, $4.2 million study funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to determine whether drugs called beta blockers can ease airway narrowing in patients with asthma and examine potential mechanisms. Researchers from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, also will participate. "Previously, beta...

2013-04-10 23:01:04

In a continued effort to modify and diversify its offerings, the newly branded DrSmartphoneMD launched the first in a series of supplemental articles discussing topics associated with avoidance of common allergens. Tampa Florida (PRWEB) April 10, 2013 In a continued effort to modify and diversify its offerings, the newly branded DrSmartphoneMD launched the first in a series of supplemental articles discussing topics associated with avoidance of common allergens. The series is intended to...

2013-03-15 10:51:33

New international study led by University of Michigan identified behaviors that could reduce anxiety, chances of allergic reactions Few situations can provoke more anxiety for people with peanut or tree-nut allergies than having an allergic reaction while flying on an airplane and being unable to get help. But in a new study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-In Practice, researchers found passengers who engaged in eight mitigating factors were less likely to...

Asthma Drug Found Effective In Treatment Of Chronic Hives, Itchiness
2013-02-25 08:57:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Though not the most common occurrence, researchers do sometimes discover drugs marketed for one particular disease, disorder or illness can work well in treating a totally different condition. One recent discovery was that of a popular diabetes drug that showed promise in treating ovarian cancer. Another--not so recent--discovery was of the antidepressant drug Wellbutrin that proved to be effective in helping smokers kick the habit....

2013-02-21 23:00:29

Spiro PD Personal Spirometer supports four of the five critical steps to prevent flu transmission as the epidemic continues to affect people nationwide, particularly those with chronic lung conditions. For more information, visit http://www.SpiroPD.com. Allentown, PA (PRWEB) February 21, 2013 Many healthcare professionals consider the current flu epidemic the worst in years. It has posed a severe threat to people with chronic lung conditions like asthma and COPD who are particularly...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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