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Vitamin E in canola linked to asthma, lung inflammation

A new study from Northwestern University shows the drastically different health effects of vitamin E depending on its form. The study authors say a vitamin E variant known as gamma-tocopherol – found in soybean, corn, and canola oils – was found to be associated with decreased lung function in humans. The researchers speculate that the […]

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EMF exposure in pregnancy increases asthma risk




A new study appearing in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine has identified a dose-response relationship between a mother’s electromagnetic field exposure level in pregnancy and the asthma risk in her offspring. Women in this study wore a meter during their pregnancy that measured their daily exposure to low frequency magnetic fields (MFs) from […]




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Paracetamol use linked to asthma and male infertility




New evidence has emerged that the use of paracetamol and other painkillers during pregnancy may be part of the reason for the increase in male reproductive disorders in recent decades, while another study has strengthened the link between maternal paracetamol use and infant asthma. The first study, in the journal Human Reproduction, shows that women […]




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Paradoxical Pharmacology Yields Radical New Asthma Treatment




One month of tough breathing may help asthma sufferers breathe easier in the long run, according to Richard Bond, an associate professor of pharmacology at the University of Houston. Bond is challenging one of the most basic tenets of the Hippocratic Oath – first do no harm – by implementing a long-standing medical taboo to […]




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