Dust Mites Trigger Asthma By Tricking the Immune System

January 10, 2009, 4:00 pm

The horrible looking creature above is a dust mite and it is known to trigger asthma attacks. Dean Smith, Executive Director of the American Asthma Foundation, says "although dust mites are known to trigger asthma attacks, until now we did not know why the allergic response to the mites was so strong...

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Diet and Catch the Flu?

January 5, 2009, 6:00 am

Dieting may not be wise if what MSU researchers found in mice translates to humans as well. BBC reports that the MSU researchers found that mice that were fed 40% less were more likely to catch the flu. Mice fed less also took longer to recover from the flu. The team at Michigan State University found...

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Customer Data Stolen from Express Scripts: How it Might Affect PEBB and Basic Health Enrollees

January 21, 2009, 3:07 pm

In mid-November, Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI) told UMP that it had received extortion threats from an unknown person or persons claiming they have the personal data of millions of their customers and would expose that data if their demands for money wer...

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