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2009-08-31 16:53:16

 Screening tests used to predict asthma activity in patients may have little tracking success when applied to people with persistent disease who are adhering to their health care regimens, UT Southwestern Medical Center physician report.Previous reports have suggested that certain clinical findings and laboratory tests could help predict future asthma attacks. Those earlier conclusions, however, were based on observations of patients with poorly controlled asthma who had not received...

2009-08-28 10:04:00

Genetic variants in a region on chromosome 9q may influence asthma development in Mexican children, according to research published in the August 28 issue of the open-access journal PLoS Genetics. Researchers from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Institute of Public Health (Mexico) and their collaborators at universities in the US and the UK* conducted a genome-wide association (GWA) study, in which they looked at over 500,000 variants across the genome...

2009-08-10 12:30:00

A new study of persistent asthma in inner-city adolescents and young adults finds that an extensive set of clinical tests cannot successfully predict the future risk of asthma attacks in participants who both receive care based on current guidelines and adhere to treatment recommendations. This finding differs from previous reports suggesting that certain clinical findings and laboratory tests could help predict future asthma attacks. These earlier conclusions, however, were based on...

2008-12-03 12:25:00

'Kickin' Asthma' found to help urban students reduce symptoms, activity limitations, emergency room visits, and increase school attendanceA new study has found that a school-based asthma education program conducted in the Oakland, California school district was shown to reduce symptoms and increase the number of days that children who suffered from asthma were able to go to school. The study will be published this month in the Journal of School Health.Nearly 10% or 6.8 million children have...

2008-10-03 09:00:08

Six-year-old girls and, to a lesser extent, boys who have certain respiratory problems are many times more likely than others to develop asthma as young adults, according to a study led by a University of Arizona physician, professor and researcher. The Tucson Children's Respiratory Study used data from 1,246 people born between 1980 and 1984. Researchers tracked 849 of the original study members to find out if they developed asthma at age 22, according to MedPage Today, an online digest of...

2008-09-27 00:00:36

An infant diet that includes fish before the age of 9 months curbs the risk of developing eczema, Swedish researchers suggest. The researchers at Sweden's Queen Silvia Children's Hospital quizzed the parents of 6-month old babies born in western Sweden in 2003 about their child's diet and any evidence of allergic eczema. They were quizzed again when the children reached the age of 12 months. The children were all part of an ongoing health study, Infants of Western Sweden, which is...

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2008-09-26 13:10:00

Researchers say giving fish to children before the age of nine months could decrease the chances of developing eczema. In recent years, the rate of the painful skin condition has risen; scientists believe diet may be to blame. Swedish scientists studied children in 5,000 families, and said that early introduction of fish cut the risk by a 25 percent.  The study was published in Archives of Disease in Childhood. The children included in the study were part of ongoing research looking at...

2008-09-19 21:00:11

A COMMON painkiller may be one of the key driving forces behind the worldwide epidemic of childhood asthma, reveals a major study today. Researchers who analysed data on more than 200,000 children found strong links between paracetamol use and both the development of asthma and the symptoms' appearance. Taking paracetamol once a month more than tripled the chances of six and seven-year-olds suffering wheezing attacks. The drug was also associated with an increased risk of...

2008-09-17 12:00:35

Scientists say a gene variant that raises the risk of childhood asthma in European children has a similar effect on white U.S. children but not blacks. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia researchers found variants in the ORMDL3 gene were associated with childhood-onset asthma among U.S. patients of European ancestry. In 2007 a study team in Europe had identified the ORMDL3 gene, located on chromosome 17, as contributing to childhood asthma among British and German children. "We replicated...

2008-08-27 03:00:24

By Anonymous Doctors usually tell parents of a newborn not to introduce solid foods until the baby is at least four to six months old, ostensibly to lessen the chances that the infant will develop atopic diseases - asthma, allergic rhinitis (runny nose), eczema, and food and inhalant sensitization - later on in life. In a recent study that was published in the January 2008 issue of Pediatrics, researchers in Germany looked into whether delaying the introduction of solids past four or six...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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