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Children with Asthma at Higher Risk for Hospitalization on Warm Smoggy Days

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NEW HYDE PARK, NY – Children with asthma are at much higher risk for landing in a hospital – and even in intensive care – on days when there are higher ozone levels in the New York air, according to researchers at Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and New York University (NYU). The new… read more

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Protein Produced by Spleen Reduces Risk of Deadly Lung Infection

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MANHASSET, NY – One to five percent of people who undergo surgery for gastrointestintal problems experience a potentially life-threatening condition: a temporary loss of oxygen that can set in motion a rogue inflammatory response that can lead to organ failure. Ping Wang, MD, a scientist at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, NY,… read more

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Brain Abnormalities in Parkinson’s Patients Develop Before Symptoms Occur

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MANHASSET, NY – January 20, 2010 Scientists who have identified brain networks damaged in Parkinson’s disease have new evidence that these systems become abnormal a few years before symptoms appear. And what’s more, parts of the network appear to respond in a last ditch attempt to rescue the brain. “We were surprised,” said Chris Tang,… read more

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