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In Asthma, It’s Not Just What You Smell, But What You Think You Smell

Monell center news release Cognitive expectations about odor safety related to airway inflammation New research from the Monell Center reveals that simply believing that an odor is potentially harmful can increase airway inflammation in asthmatics for at least 24 hours following exposure. The findings highlight the role that expectations can play in health-related outcomes. “Asthmatics ...

The Best Exercises to Improve Your Posture

07.21.2014 · Posted in COPD - Exercise

Good posture is as important as eating right, exercising, getting a good night’s sleep and avoiding harmful substances. Without good posture, you can’t really be physically fit and over time your poor posture will cause you to develop problems such as a painful back, aching neck and shoulders, joint pain and it will also have ...

For Older Women, Exercise is the best medicine: QUT study

07.19.2014 · Posted in COPD - Exercise

Women would benefit from being prescribed exercise as medicine, according to a QUTstudy that revealed moderate to high intensity activity is essential to reducing the risk of death in older women. Professor Debra Anderson, from QUT’sInstitute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, said that in addition to conventional treatments for physical and mental health, health professionals should ...

Got a Rash? iPad, Other Devices Might Be the Cause

07.14.2014 · Posted in Other Health Concerns

Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals. Recent reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from a variety of personal electronic devices, including laptops and cellphones. But it was an Apple iPad that caused an itchy body rash in an ...

Weighty Issue: Stress and High-Fat Meals Combine to Slow Metabolism in Women – Study estimates daily effect could add up to nearly 11 pounds in a year

Ohio State University Newsroom A new study in women suggests that experiencing one or more stressful events the day before eating a single high-fat meal can slow the body’s metabolism, potentially contributing to weight gain. Researchers questioned study participants about the previous day’s stressors before giving them a meal consisting of 930 calories and 60 ...