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Genetic causes of children's food allergies
food allergiesWednesday October 25, 2017 7:33AM ET
A study published in Nature Communications, led by the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) and Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, has found five genetic risk loci that point to the importance of skin and mucous membrane barriers and the immune system in the development of food allergies.
Heart disease, stroke cutting black lives short in America
Black patientWednesday October 25, 2017 5:33AM ET
Black Americans have a shorter life expectancy than whites, and higher rates of heart disease and stroke may be a major reason why, a new American Heart Association statement suggests.
New asthma biomarkers identified from lung bacteria
asthma biomarkersTuesday October 24, 2017 7:53AM ET
While the microbiome has gained significant attention for its impact on digestive health in recent years, its effect on lung disease has largely remained unstudied.
Textured breast implants linked to rare cancer
Textured breast implantsTuesday October 24, 2017 5:10AM ET
A particular breast implant may be associated with a rare type of cancer, researchers report.
New vaccine offers hope to end pneumonia
S. pneumoniaeMonday October 23, 2017 7:40AM ET
In 2004, pneumonia killed more than 2 million children worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. By 2015, the number was less than 1 million.
Dangerous bird flu with death rate of 40 percent on horizon
H7N9Saturday October 21, 2017 6:37AM ET
Scientists have found new evidence that the H7N9 bird flu, currently confined to China, has the potential for a widespread outbreak.
Firefighters exposed to carcinogens through skin
FirefightersFriday October 20, 2017 7:53AM ET
Firefighters face many known hazards on the job, but one area that hasn't been well researched is how their skin's exposure to hazardous chemicals might increase their risk of cancer.
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