Simple preventative supplementation during a mother’s pregnancy with omega-3 fatty acid can reduce, by almost one-third, the
Jamie T. Mullins, Assistant Professor of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst Jamie T. Mullins, University
Despite the failing grades in Massachusetts and in states throughout the country, there is reason for hope. During recent
A vicious cycle of poverty and obesity may be keeping asthma rates high.
Clowning is a compulsion. The pull of clowning is inescapable. So it was for Joan Fernández Cabrera. "I feel a little magic," is how Joan Fernández Cabrera describes his transformation into his clown alter ego, Cantaleta -- a hyperactive blend of mischief, athleticism and a hapless romantic.
According to the American Lung Association- about 5,000 to 10,000 babies born in the United States each year have BPD (bronchopulmonary dysplasia). BPD is also known as Chronic Lung Disease. More babies today have BPD than 30 years ago because more and more very premature babies are surviving.
Real and perceived stigma and discrimination against HIV-positive people of color decreases both the likelihood that individuals
We have seen the positive impact of tailored, community specific approaches to manage asthma better; we must continue to support this work. Let's not only renew our focus, but disrupt the status quo to advance the evolution in care and research -- we owe it to those seven plus million children living with asthma.
After adjusting for those factors, they found no statistically significant difference in the rates of asthma between inner
We don't have to choose between clean air and a strong economy. We do have a right to clean, healthy air -- and our children have the right to skip, run, and play outside without breathing dangerous levels of smog.
Children are far more sensitive to pollutants than adults. That's why hundreds of doctors signed a petition urging first Bloomberg and now de Blasio not to build a massive garbage site next to an athletic center in Manhattan used by 34,000 city kids.
A Canadian mom who lost her son to asthma is now fighting to make sure other children do not suffer the same misfortune. According
There are garbage transfer stations in industrial areas in the outer boroughs. To get to them, unregulated private garbage trucks must pass through residential neighborhoods causing pollution. Fearing for their children's health, the residents want help. As mayor of this city, which of the following solutions would you support and why?
Asthma results from inflammation in the lungs. Rather than suppressing inflammation with powerful steroid medication (which is what most inhalers contain), we need to ask a different question.
For millions of children with asthma, thinking outside the box could mean the difference between staying in school and learning with friends or winding up in the emergency room.