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Asthma: just believing an odor is harmful 'could trigger airway inflammation'
The research team, led by Cristina Jaén, PhD, a physiologist at Monell, recently published their findings in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research. Asthma - a chronic lung disease characterized byinflammation and narrowing of the airways - affects more than 25 million people in the US. Symptoms of the disease include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. Because the airways of asthmatics are sensitive, symptoms... Read More
Paracetamol 'does not ease low-back pain'
The researchers, led by Dr. Christopher Williams from the George Institute for Global Health at the University of Sydney, Australia, say their findings bring into question the "universal endorsement" of paracetamol as the main painkiller for low-back pain. [Pills] The new study compares paracetamol with a placebo and finds it is no better at aiding recovery and reducing short-term pain for low-back pain. After conducting a systematic review of... Read More
Cure for baldness? Hair-follicle-generating stem cells bring hope
Ac cording to the American Hair Loss Association, two-thirds of men will experience hair loss by the age of 35. But women are also affected, making up 40% of all hair loss sufferers. Affecting self-image and emotional well-being, the condition has been a difficult one to treat. But a new study brings hope - in the form of human hair-follicle-generating stem cells. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have published results of... Read More
Diabetes-fighting potential spotted in culinary herbs
Elvira de Mejia, a professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and colleagues report their findings in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. The authors point out, in view of the fact type 2 diabetes affects over 8% of Americans and costs the nation around $175 billion a year, there is a need for as many ways to tackle the disease as possible. While some people... Read More