In Bradford UK, 1 in every 3 new cases of asthma may be attributable to air pollution

Air pollution, specifically that originating from diesel engines, has been linked with increased risk of developing asthma, worsening of asthma symptoms, and increased risk of hospitalization due to asthma related problems. Nitrogen oxides (NO2, NOx) and small particulate matter, produced by the combustion of diesel, are considered to be the offending compounds that are linked to asthma…

Genes associated with extreme morning sickness identified

Extreme morning sickness, also known as Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), is a complication of pregnancy affecting between 0.3-2% of pregnancies. It is characterized by severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and dehydration. HG is more than just feeling sick, it can cause serious health problems for mother and child and in extreme cases can lead to maternal…