Most children who have trouble controlling their asthma with low-dose inhaled corticosteroids show improvement by increasing the dose or adding another medication, a new study finds. But the best option differs for each child.
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Salt is essential to our body's fluids. That's likely why we evolved to enjoy its taste. On the other hand, anyone who’s gotten a mouth full of seawater knows that too much salt tastes terrible. Maybe your body's trying to tell you something. It turns out that too much salt can lead to a host of health problems.
An aneurysm -- a balloon-like bulge in an artery -- can develop and grow for years without causing any symptoms. But an aneurysm is a silent threat to your health.
Researchers have figured out how a mysterious DNA region previously tied to heart disease may exert its effect. The discovery could open the door to new prevention and treatment strategies.
The close of 2009 marked another successful milestone for the Heart Truth Champions Program.
Dr. Marshall Warren Nirenberg, who discovered the genetic code used by virtually all living organisms to translate the information in DNA molecules into protein structure, died of cancer Jan. 15 in New York after an illness of several months.
People with a mild form of a common lung condition -- even those without symptoms -- are at increased risk for heart problems, according to a new study.
A computer model suggests that even a modest reduction in salt intake could significantly reduce the number of deaths nationwide from coronary heart disease.
Scientists have found a variant gene that may help protect lung function both in children with asthma and in adults who smoke.
The official occasion was the American Chemical Society’s designation of Dr. Marshall Nirenberg’s Nobel Prize-winning achievement of cracking the genetic code as a National Historic Chemical Landmark.