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Latest Respiratory tract Stories

2013-04-19 16:59:24

The most common cause of lower respiratory tract infections in infants and young children, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), can be transferred during pregnancy to an unborn baby.

2012-01-12 14:46:41

Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a gene that tells cells to develop multiple cilia, tiny hair-like structures that move fluids through the lungs and brain.

2011-09-07 12:45:02

Children who have their adenoids surgically removed do not get fewer upper respiratory tract infections such as sinusitis and colds.

2009-07-09 18:01:41

Pregnant women who consumed seven servings per day of fruits and vegetables moderately reduced risk of upper respiratory infection, U.S.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.