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Different ways in which the struggles of pediatric asthma can be overcome

Understanding how to care for those with pediatric asthma has improved over the last few decades, but there still seems a long way to go. Researchers from the Children’s National Health System went into detail regarding different methods to ensure that young asthmatic patients are kept out of the hospitals. “We know how to effectively treat pediatric asthma,” said Kavita Parikh, MD, pediatric hospitalist at Children’s National Health System. “There’s been a huge investment in terms of quality improvements that are reflected in how many papers there are about this topic in…

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The 8 different types of depression

As with all mental illnesses, depression isn’t an easy-to-define condition, and there are lots of variations. We might describe ourselves conversationally as feeling ‘depressed’ if we’re a bit down, but medical depression is a formal term that covers a variety of depressive conditions – some very common and some relatively rare. Labels aren’t always necessary, and they vary from country to country. But it can be helpful to know what to look out for. Here are the main types of depression recognised by professionals… 1. Mild, moderate and severe depression Depression is first diagnosed using…

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There’s a Breast Microbiome, and It’s Different in Women with Breast Cancer

Among the most popular topics in biology in recent years is the human microbiome, the trillions of bacteria and other tiny organisms inside and outside our bodies that outnumber our own cells by as much as three-to-one. Much of the news on this topic has been about the colony of bacteria deep in your gut; scientists believe that the mix may contribute to all sorts of medical conditions ranging from Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disorder, to anxiety. Now it looks like the microbiomes in other parts of our bodies…

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There’s a Breast Microbiome, and It’s Different in Women with Breast Cancer

Among the most popular topics in biology in recent years is the human microbiome, the trillions of bacteria and other tiny organisms inside and outside our bodies that outnumber our own cells by as much as three-to-one. Much of the news on this topic has been about the colony of bacteria deep in your gut; scientists believe that the mix may contribute to all sorts of medical conditions ranging from Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disorder, to anxiety. Now it looks like the microbiomes in other parts of our bodies…

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Obese and Lean Children Have Different Gut Bacteria

Children and teenagers who are obese have different microorganisms living in their digestive tract than those who are lean, according to a new study. The study finds gut microbiota or gut flora is closely related to fat distribution in children and teenagers. “Our findings show children and teenagers with obesity have a different composition of gut flora than lean youth,” said Nicola Santoro, Researcher at the Yale University in Connecticut, US. “This suggests that targeted modifications to the specific species composing the human microbiota could be developed and could help…

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