Indoor pollution in classrooms threatens the health of schoolchildren, scientists warn

When you think of indoor air pollution, you might imagine a home with a wood-burning stove or a smoky bar. One environment that may not come immediately to mind is a school, but the unfortunate truth is that indoor air pollution in classrooms around the world is putting children’s health in jeopardy. A study published … Continue reading Indoor pollution in classrooms threatens the health of schoolchildren, scientists warn

Stop inflammation and asthma attacks with cashew leaf extracts

Anacardium occidentale, commonly known as cashew, is a small tree that originated in South America. It is now widely cultivated in tropical countries and is one of the most commonly grown nut crops in the world. The different parts of the cashew plant can be used for a wide variety of purposes. Its leaves, fruits, seeds and shoots not … Continue reading Stop inflammation and asthma attacks with cashew leaf extracts

Florida steals custody of child after mother observed not wearing mask in photo

Broward County District Judge Dale C. Cohen has ordered that the young son of a mother who was caught not wearing a face mask in a social media photo be taken by the state for his “health and safety.” Even though Melanie Joseph has an asthma diagnosis and is thus medically exempt from having to wear a … Continue reading Florida steals custody of child after mother observed not wearing mask in photo

Prolonged lockdown can compromise a child’s immune system, warns immunologist

Children could emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic with underdeveloped immune systems due to prolonged lockdowns that forbid them from going outside, according to Dr. Byram Bridle, a viral immunologist who teaches at the University of Guelph in Canada. In an article published on March 10 in the Conversation, Bridle explained that regular exposure to the environment is critical for children’s immune systems to learn … Continue reading Prolonged lockdown can compromise a child’s immune system, warns immunologist

Epigenetic Study Finds New Potential Drug Targets for Asthma and Allergies

A new epigenetic study has identified 30 genes connected to allergies and asthma that make people more susceptible to these conditions. Using the newly discovered gene targets from this study, scientists could potentially create drugs to combat allergic diseases and reduce allergic responses. About 6.8 million children and 18.7 million adults in the U.S. suffer … Continue reading Epigenetic Study Finds New Potential Drug Targets for Asthma and Allergies

Ten year study shows that UNVACCINATED are far healthier than their vaccinated peers who suffer from more respiratory infections, asthma, allergies, etc.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) refuse to conduct any study comparing the unvaccinated child to his/her peers. While HHS is legally obligated to conduct safety studies every two years and report to Congress in accordance with the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine … Continue reading Ten year study shows that UNVACCINATED are far healthier than their vaccinated peers who suffer from more respiratory infections, asthma, allergies, etc.

Researchers find strong evidence linking artificial sweeteners to asthma

Even moderate consumption of fructose and high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) from soda, fruit drinks and apple juice corresponds to a higher risk of asthma in adults. This is the finding of a recent study by independent researcher Luanne DeChristopher and Katherine Tucker from the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell), published in the British Journal of Nutrition. Their study found that … Continue reading Researchers find strong evidence linking artificial sweeteners to asthma

Air pollution can also happen INDOORS – here’s how to spot the worst offenders

The term “air pollution” is typically associated with factory fumes, smoke-belching vehicles and roaring bush fires. But the air inside your home is also at risk of pollution in the hands of certain household items that may seem harmless at first glance. If left undetected, these products can produce pollutants that cause health complications like respiratory infections, memory … Continue reading Air pollution can also happen INDOORS – here’s how to spot the worst offenders

It’s in the air: Air pollution can increase the risk of atherosclerosis, study says

Aside from the lungs, a recent study showed that air pollution affects heart health as well. Researchers from the University of Buffalo, University of Washington and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health found that exposure to ground-level ozone may damage the arteries and increase the risk of atherosclerosis. The research and its findings are published in Environmental Health … Continue reading It’s in the air: Air pollution can increase the risk of atherosclerosis, study says

Pregnant Moms’ Exposure to Pollution May Epigenetically Increase Child’s Asthma Susceptibility

Exposure to environmental pollution, such as diesel exhaust or concentrated urban air particles, during pregnancy could increase a child’s risk of developing asthma via epigenetic mechanisms. Recent research in the Journal of Physiology – Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology suggests that this allergic susceptibility might even be epigenetically passed down for several generations. Asthma forms as a result … Continue reading Pregnant Moms’ Exposure to Pollution May Epigenetically Increase Child’s Asthma Susceptibility