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Obesity alters airway muscle function, increases asthma risk

New research suggests that obesity changes how airway muscles function, increasing the risk of developing asthma. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology — Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology. The prevalence of asthma and obesity — as both separate and coexisting conditions — has ... Read More »

Coral bleaching increases disease risk in threatened species

Bleaching events caused by rising water temperatures could increase mortality among a coral species already threatened by disease, says new research by Mote Marine Laboratory and Penn State, US, published in eLife. The study on the species Acropora cervicornis, known as the staghorn coral, emphasizes the need for maintaining genetic ... Read More »

Poor hygiene increases risk of diseases in children

Parents should teach their little ones about how germs are spread and what are the benefits of good hygiene. Children also must be taught about how and when to wash their hands and may be encouraged to practice good hygiene. Measures for good hygiene:- – Make the children wash their ... Read More »

Medical News Today: Just 6 hours of sleep loss increases diabetes risk

The importance of sleep is well-known. A recent study enforces this by demonstrating that sleep deprivation might increase diabetes risk — after losing just 1 night of sleep. A new study investigates the link between sleep and diabetes. Sleep is undoubtedly one of physiology’s most mysterious but essential functions. We ... Read More »

Drought increases CO2 concentration in the air

Land ecosystems absorb on average 30% of anthropogenic CO2 emissions, thereby tempering the increase of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. But plants need water to grow. When a drought occurs and soils dry out, plants reduce photosynthesis and breathe less in order to save water and preserve their tissues. As ... Read More »