Asthma-Obesity Link May Cut Both Ways

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Doctors have long known that obesity increases the risk for developing asthma, but new research suggests the opposite also may be true. Scientists in Spain found that people with asthma are at greater risk for obesity, particularly those who develop the condition as adults and those diagnosed with…

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Household Chemicals Tied to Kidney Problems

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Widely used household and industrial chemicals may harm the kidneys, researchers say. These manufactured chemicals, called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), are not biodegradable. People are exposed to them through contaminated soil, food, water and air. “The kidneys are very sensitive organs, particularly when it comes to environmental…

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