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Why You Should Clean Your Phone
Cell phones carry allergens, fungi and bacteria and can trigger asthma. Clean yours regularly, particularly if you have pets.
A Second Look at Salt
Anyone with high blood pressure knows that salt is not their friend. But certain heart failure patients need more, not less, salt.
Childhood Asthma, Eczema Linked to Disinfectant Use
We are all disinfecting surfaces more often these days, but pregnant women's use of cleaners can prompt allergies in their unborn children.
Gas Stoves’ Health and Environmental Consequences
It's some seriously bad news for many cooks: gas stoves have been found to release methane and other gases -- even when they are not on.
Air Pollution Sparks Kids’ Asthma
Nearly 2 million urban children worldwide develop asthma as a result of breathing in traffic-related pollution. It's the nitrogen dioxide.
The Allergy-Prone and COVID Vaccines
Even if you have allergies, your risk of a severe reaction to the COVID vaccine is only about 2 percent, a health worker study finds.
Ventilation, Ventilation, Ventilation
Respiratory infections like COVID-19 thrive if Indoor air is not refreshed and disinfected. Experts on airborne pathogens have suggestions.
Empathy Ignites a Creative Spark
When students were encouraged to put themselves in the shoes of young asthma patients to find ways to help them, creative solutions soared.
Secondhand Smoke Sends Kids to the ER
Kids exposed to cigarette smoke at home are 24 times more likely to be hospitalized. It could be a good opportunity to offer smokers help.
Household Cleaners As Asthma Triggers
Cleaning sprays are hard on babies, especially if they are scented. They stay in the air for hours and are linked to childhood asthma.
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