August 2013 - AtlantaENT

Month: August 2013

Exposure to secondhand smoke has been previously linked to several medical conditions such as asthma, heart disease and some cancers. Researchers at Canada’s Brock University have recently discovered a link between chronic sinus disease and exposure to secondhand smoke. The researchers conducted a study of over 300 non-smoking patients with chronic sinus disease, a condition […]

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  These days there seems to be an app for everything, from entertainment to organization. For those with life threatening peanut allergies, an app, and some pricey technology, could potentially turn your iPhone into a futuristic biosensor that will detect toxins, proteins, bacteria, viruses and molecules that could trigger allergies. A research team at the […]

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According to researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, when trying to determine the underlying causes of heart disease and high blood pressure, doctors should give a person’s sleep behavior a close look. Sleep apnea has been known to be linked to these health problems, but it was not until recently that we understood how […]

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A new report in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology shows that as many as five percent of those living in the United States are allergic to stinging insects like bees and wasps. The number of Americans living with the potentially life-threatening allergy is over a million, and the number is on the rise, […]

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Many people with asthma have reported to their doctors that symptoms seem to worsen with changes in weather patterns, especially when storm fronts move into the area. There has not previously been much research into the phenomenon, but new research by Dr. Guy Marks, at the Institute of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Sydney, […]

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Sinusitis is one of the most common chronic health problems in the United States today. Every year, over 37 million people in the U.S. are treated for the headaches, congestion and pain that sinusitis causes. Unfortunately, for many sinusitis sufferers, treatment only provides temporary relief before the next bought strikes again. The first line of […]

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A new study published in the British medical journal BMJ shows that there may be a concerning link between asthma and what could be a life-threatening sensitivity to aspirin. Dr. Christine Jenkins at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia led the research. The researchers looked at 21 previous studies that recorded data about […]

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