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Problems with alcohol? 29 gene variants may explain why

By Bill Hathaway A genome-wide analysis of more than 435,000 people has identified 29 genetic variants linked to problematic drinking, researchers at Yale University School of Medicine and colleagues report May 25 in the journal Nature Neuroscience. “The new data triple the number of known genetic risk loci associated with problematic alcohol use,” said Yale’s Joel… Read More »

How to explain asthma

If you know that you are near something that makes your asthma worse, using special mattress covers, which may be triggered by different things in different people. It is striking that many people described the feelings in similar, ” means you have less and less oxygen in your blood. No history of allergies or bronchitis,… Read More »

Modifier Gene May Explain Why Some with Cystic Fibrosis are Less Prone to Infection

Cystic fibrosis is caused by an inherited mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. Due to this mutation, the CFTR protein doesn’t embed in cell membranes to form a channel for chlorine ions the way it should. As a result, mucus-producing cells secrete a thicker-than-normal mucus that can create blockages in the lungs and… Read More »

How to explain what asthma is

It helps them know when it is time to call the doctor or go to the emergency room. Some of the more common bugs which may trigger asthma are dust mites, cockroaches and also bedbugs and fleas. The goal of an asthma action plan is to reduce or prevent flare-ups and emergency department visits. Common… Read More »