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  • Hopkins to study genetics of asthma in African-Americans

    Hopkins to study genetics of asthma in African-Americans
    Johns Hopkins researchers, in the largest study to date, will map the genetic code for asthma in people of African descent in hopes of better understanding why the disease and other allergy-related ailments disproportionately afflict that population....

    Treating menopause symptoms

    Treating menopause symptoms
    Every woman will experience menopause, some in the normal course of aging and some before. It can bring on a host of symptoms in addition to hot flashes. But there are things that women can do, from improving their diet and exercising to finding the right...

    Acid reflux drugs don't help asthma in children

    Acid reflux drugs don't help asthma in children
    A new study has found that acid reflux medicine used to treat asthma in children isn't effective. Physicians often prescribe the acid reflux drug lansoprazole in addition to standard inhaled steroid drugs to children who have asthma. The number of...

    Edgewater Elementary parents still concerned about building's air quality

    Edgewater Elementary parents still concerned about building's air quality
    On an evening when the weather was unseasonably warm, the Edgewater Elementary School cafeteria was uncomfortably stuffy. Doors were opened to allow cooler air inside, providing some relief for dozens of parents, students and staff who assembled last week...