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International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood print that page


The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) is the largest collaborative epidemiological study of children in the world. Currently ISAAC has measured the symptom prevalence of asthma , rhinitis and eczema in almost 2 million children in 106 countries. The aims

List of allergies print that page

This is a list of allergies , which includes the allergen , potential reactions, and treatments. This is an incomplete list , which may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries. Contents 1 Food | 2011/8/23 16:06:45

Multiple chemical sensitivity print that page

MCS is a controversial diagnosis, and is not recognised as an organic, chemical-caused illness by the American Medical Association . [ 2 ] Blinded clinical trials have shown MCS patients react as often and as strongly to the exposure to the chemicals they say harm them as they do to placebos | 2011/7/5 12:43:50

Medicine print that page


Contemporary medicine applies health science , biomedical research , and medical technology to diagnose and treat injury and disease, typically through medication or surgery , but also through therapies as diverse as psychotherapy , external splints & traction , prostheses , biologics , ionizing

Condom print that page


A condom ( US / ˈ k ɒ n d əm / or UK / ˈ k ɒ n d ɒ m / ) is a barrier device most commonly used during sexual intercourse to reduce the probability of pregnancy and spreading sexually transmitted diseases (STDs—such as gonorrhea , syphilis , and HIV ). It is put on a man's erect

Lead poisoning print that page


Routes of exposure to lead include contaminated air, water, soil, food, and consumer products. Occupational exposure is a common cause of lead poisoning in adults. One of the largest threats to children is lead paint that exists in many homes, especially older ones; thus children in older

Allergy print that page


reaction results in an inflammatory response which can range from uncomfortable to dangerous. Mild allergies like hay fever are very common in the human population and cause symptoms such as red eyes , itchiness, and runny nose , eczema , hives , hay fever , or an asthma attack. Allergies

Asthma print that page


It is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. [ 5 ] Treatment of acute symptoms is usually with an inhaled short-acting beta-2 agonist (such as salbutamol ). [ 6 ] Symptoms can be prevented by avoiding triggers, such as allergens [ 7 ] and irritants

Emphysema print that page


The term emphysema means swelling and comes from the Greek ἐμφυσᾶν emphysan meaning inflate , itself composed of ἐν en meaning in and φυσᾶν physan meaning breath, blast . [ 1 ] Contents 1 Classification 1.1 Congenital lobar emphysema 1.2 Paraseptal emphysema

Feingold diet print that page

The Feingold diet is a food elimination program developed by Ben F. Feingold , MD to treat hyperactivity . It eliminates a number of artificial colors and artificial flavors , aspartame , three petroleum-based preservatives , and (at least initially) certain salicylates . There has been much | 2011/8/10 1:17:13