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Dietary Vitamin D Can Reduce Allergy Development

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Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, has long been linked to allergies. Studies have shown that children who live farther from the equator are more likely to develop allergies and suffer higher rates of hospital admissions due to allergic reactions.  From November through February, it is thought that people in the north (at a latitude above 35°) cannot synthesize vitamin D because they are not sufficiently exposed to sun. Children and adolescents with lower levels of vitamin D in their blood are more sensitive to allergens than those with higher vitamin D levels. In 2012, a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics demonstrated that infants with vitamin D deficiency are at higher risk for allergies and eczema than those with sufficient levels of the vitamin. Further, the…
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The Pulmometer

The Pulmometer

Asthma
Alfred Beaumont {1815-1962} A.B. Maddock, Practical observations on the efficacy of medicated inhalations in the treatment of pulmonary cosumption, asthma, bronchitis, chronic cough, and other diseases of the respiratory organs...London: Simpkin & Marshall, 1844 Plate, p.45: the pulmometer
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