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The World Asthma Foundation Announces Speakers for Microbiome First Summit

On this World Asthma Day, May 3, 2002, The Microbiome First – Pathway to Sustainable Healthcare Summit organization committee invites healthcare professionals, non-communicable disease community leaders, and stakeholders to participate in the inaugural Microbiome First Summit, a virtual event taking…

Bisphenol A or BPA in Pregnancy and Asthma Study

The Barcelona Institute for Global Health supported study concludes suggests that in utero BPA exposure may be associated with higher odds of asthma and wheeze among school-age girls. Study Background In utero, (before birth) exposure to bisphenols, widely used in…

Can we test for whats in the Microbiome? – Justin L. Sonnenburg PhD

Defeating Asthma Series uncovers New Hope for Asthma Management In this interview with Justin L. Sonnenburg PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University, we learn about: * Testing for Microbes within the Microbiome * That we’re in…

Missing Microbes and Asthma Link Say Multiple Studies – Martin J Blaser MD

Defeating Asthma Series uncovers New Hope for Asthma Management In this third interview with Martin J Blaser MD, Director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and the Henry Rutgers Chair of the…

Asthma and Indoor Air Pollution:

Key insights for Asthmatics: Makes Asthma Worse Significant Association with Exacerbations Among this panel of relatively moderate to severe asthmatics, the respiratory irritants produced by several domestic combustion sources were associated with increased morbidity. Although there is abundant clinical evidence…

Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease

What is aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) is a clinical tetrad of nasal polyps, chronic hypertrophic eosinophilic sinusitis, asthma and sensitivity to any medication that inhibits cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) enzymes, namely aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)…