Items Tagged ‘immunology’

How to manage asthma on high-pollution days

March 15, 2018

How to manage asthma on high-pollution days

By uclahealth uclahealth

Asthma is a disease that affects one in 13 Americans, with children and teens affected more than adults. This condition causes swelling and inflammation of the airways, which makes breathing difficult. The attacks can be mild or severe, and in some cases, even life-threatening. While there is no cure for asthma, people can manage its […]

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Tags: air pollution, allergies, asthma, asthma in children, high-pollution, immunology, Pediatric Asthma Program, UCLA Division of Allergy and Immunology


Can you be too clean?

June 7, 2017

Can you be too clean?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Is it possible to be too hygienic? The answer may be yes. In fact, having some microbes on the skin may protect young children against developing allergies. The hygiene hypothesis The “hygiene hypothesis” refers to the idea that exposing babies and young children to germs and microorganisms can help build their immune systems, preventing the […]

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Tags: allergy, asthma, bacterial infections, germs, hand hygiene, hand washing, hygiene, immunology, inflammatory bowel diseases, microbiomes, pediatric allergist, Probiotics


Not your grandfather's Zika

April 21, 2016

Not your grandfather’s Zika

By Elaine Schmidt Elaine Schmidt

How an unfamiliar virus led to a global epidemic How does a formerly harmless and obscure virus like Zika transform itself into a feared pathogen inflicting a devastating impact on global health? A new UCLA study suggests that the virus possesses the ability to mutate rapidly, increasing its power to invade the human body and […]

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Tags: Dr. Stephanie Valderramos, Elaine Schmidt, genetics, Genhong Cheng, Guillain-Barre syndrome, gynecology, immunology, microbiology, molecular genetics, obstetrics, vaccine, Zika