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Low vitamin D levels may be associated with impaired lung function in children with asthma
Date: 2011-09-26 08:12:13
Children who have especially bad asthma may benefit from vitamin D testing, as new researcher has connected low levels of the nutrient to poorer lung function in young people with the condition.... Full Story

Researchers develop vaccine for celiac disease
Date: 2011-05-10 11:46:58
Anyone who has received a positive celiac disease test knows that the disease can be extremely challenging to live with. It requires significant dietary sacrifices and inadvertently eating a product that contains gluten can make a person with the illness very sick. However, an Australian team of researchers has developed a vaccine against celiac disease that is showing promising results.... Full Story

Researchers uncover new clues in celiac disease
Date: 2011-02-10 13:47:50
Researchers may be getting closer to preventing those who have received positive celiac disease tests from developing a worse condition. A new study published in the journal Nature shows that blocking certain genetic factors may prevent the autoimmune response that causes the condition.... Full Story

Researchers find common genetic risk factors for Crohn's and celiac disease
Date: 2011-01-31 12:46:48
Individuals who have received a positive celiac disease test are significantly more likely to also develop Crohn's disease at some point in their lifetime. A new study has shown that this may be due to the fact that the two diseases share some of the same genetic causes. The information could lead to improved treatments for both conditions.... Full Story

Certain flour products may be safe for celiac patients
Date: 2011-01-21 10:55:48
Following a positive celiac disease test, individuals are often forced to cut many types of food from their diets. Anything made from wheat, barley or rye could cause a major allergic reaction. This can be a major inconvenience given the number of foods that are made with these products.... Full Story

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