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2012-06-28 06:27:50

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study exposes the danger of the chemical butylbenzyl phthalate (BBzP), a chemical found in the households of nearly 100 percent of the mothers studied. BBzP is often used in vinyl flooring and artificial leather, and it´s slowly released into home air. It can also increase a child's risk for developing eczema. Eczema is characterized by dry, itchy red skin on the face, scalp, or extremities and is common in early childhood. "While hereditary factors,...

2012-06-26 14:15:20

Phthalate commonly used in vinyl flooring is found in nearly 100 percent of mothers studied Prenatal exposure to a ubiquitous household chemical called butylbenzyl phthalate (BBzP) can increase a child's risk for developing eczema, according to research conducted at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health. Widely used in vinyl flooring, artificial leather and other materials, BBzB can be slowly released into air in homes. Details...

2012-03-05 10:49:27

New measures may hold key to reducing disparities in children with asthma Newly proposed asthma outcome measures will help standardize and improve results from the hundreds of millions of dollars the National Institutes of Health (NIH) spends annually to study asthma, according to the Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. (MCAN), the nation's only organization focused solely on childhood asthma. Even though years of research have led to groundbreaking improvements in better understanding...

2012-02-03 19:00:50

Sunshine may help to prevent allergies and eczema Increased exposure to sunlight may reduce the risk of both food allergies and eczema in children, according to a new scientific study published this week. Researchers from the European Centre for Environment & Human Health, along with several Australian institutions, have found that children living in areas with lower levels of sunlight are at greater risk of developing food allergies and the skin condition eczema, compared to those...

2011-11-24 11:44:00

Nocturnal temperature controlled laminar airflow for treating atopic asthma: A randomized controlled trial A simple device that filters out airborne asthma triggers during sleep can ease persistent symptoms of the condition during the day and improve quality of life, suggests research published online in Thorax. Temperature controlled laminar airflow treatment, or TLA for short, delivers a constant, slightly cooled airflow in the patient's breathing area, which displaces warmer air...

2011-09-26 12:14:48

Drinking alcohol in moderate quantities can reduce the risk of asthma, according to Danish researchers. The study, which will be presented today (25 September 2011) at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Amsterdam, found that drinking 1-6 units of alcohol a week could reduce the risk of developing the condition. The research examined 19,349 twins between the ages of 12 and 41 yrs of age. All participants completed a questionnaire at the start and end of the study to...

2011-09-20 05:55:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Eating low-fat yogurt while pregnant can increase the risk of your child developing asthma and hay fever, according to this study. The study aimed to assess whether fatty acids found in dairy products could protect against the development of allergic diseases in children. The researchers assessed milk and dairy intake during pregnancy and monitored the prevalence of asthma and hay fever using registries and questionnaires in the Danish National Birth Cohort....

2011-09-12 05:17:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--- According to the CDC, the number of people living with asthma in the U.S Grew by 4.3 million from the years 2001 to 2009. That means 1 in 12 individuals are suffering from this disease and the numbers continue to rise. However, a new study may lead to help for the many people who are living with asthma. Although asthma is a common disease amongst many, the actual causes of asthma remain a mystery. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have recently identified some...

2011-08-24 18:41:05

Wheezy toddlers who have a sensitivity to house dust mites are more at risk of developing asthma by the age of 12, a University of Melbourne led study has shown. Children aged one — two years with a family history of allergy, who had a positive skin prick test to house dust mites, had a higher risk of developing asthma later in life. Results showed 75 per cent of these children had asthma at aged 12 compared to 36 per cent of children without a positive skin prick test. Lead...

2011-08-24 17:23:03

The largest worldwide study on the association between breastfeeding, time of weaning and eczema in children has concluded that there is no clear evidence that exclusive breastfeeding for 4 months or longer protects against childhood eczema The largest worldwide study on the association between breastfeeding, time of weaning and eczema in children has concluded that there is no clear evidence that exclusive breastfeeding for four months or longer protects against childhood eczema. The...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin