Tagged: asthma

Children living in green neighbourhoods are less likely to develop asthma - Guest Work

Guest Author May 08, 2018

Jeroen Douwes, Massey University and Geoffrey H. Donovan, United States Forest Service Since the pioneering work of architecture professor Roger Ulrich, who found that patients with a view of a natural scene recovered more quickly from surgery, research has shown that exposure to the natural environment is associated with a wide range of health benefits. Read More

A spoonful of perception intervention helps the medicine go down - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves Nov 25, 2015

Two people have heart attacks. Who gets back to work sooner? The one who thinks their illness will be short, even if their symptoms were worse, according to research in the rapidly expanding area of patient illness perception. But the main reason for this, explains new Royal Society of New Zealand Fellow and Mason Durie Medal recipient, Professor … Read More

Antibiotics and asthma - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Mar 19, 2012

Administering antibiotics in infancy leads to enhanced susceptibility to asthma At least in mice. Brett Finlay and colleagues, at the University of British Columbia, report in the journal EMBO Reports that treating baby mice with the antibiotic vancomycin not only changed the types of bacteria found in the gut, but was also associated with an increased susceptibility to … Read More