Prof. URLs, March 27, 2017


Racial gap in children's asthma linked to social inequality
Posted: 01 Mar 2017 07:54 AM PST
African-American and poor children in the United States suffer disproportionately from asthma. But according to a new study, racial and socio-economic gaps in the proportion of children in Houston who have asthma may be a result of social inequalities in the neighborhoods where children live.


Cystic Fibrosis Survival: 10-Year Advantage in Canada vs U.S. Median survival was 50.9 years in Canada, 40.6 years in U.S.

Note that this observational study found a significant survival discrepancy favoring patients with cystic fibrosis in Canada compared to the US.

Evidence points to fish oil to fight asthma
Posted: 09 Feb 2017 06:28 AM PST
Scientists have discovered new essential information about omega 3 fatty acids contained in fish oil and how they could be used for asthma patients.