Study findings due to be published in the September issue of the Journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise were released yesterday. The study revealed that in a group of college athletes studied at Ohio State University, exercise-induced asthma , or EIA for short, was often not identified, even when there were existing breathing problems. This study was small (only 107 athletes), but 39 percent of the participants did have test results that suggested EIA, even though most of them had no previous history of asthma. Lending credence to this study was one done with Olympic athletes recently that had similar findings. Exercise-induced asthma is a type of asthma where symptoms are triggered by activity or exercise. If you notice that you're coughing, wheezing, or have chest tightness when you exercise, you might have EIA. Or, even if you just feel extremely tired or winded when you exert yourself, EIA could be the culprit. However, researchers...
Let me tell you a tale of two Deborahs, and two different ways to handle stress. The first tale takes place in 1993. I was working at the corporate headquarters of a bookstore chain. Although I was doing a good job and getting stellar performance reviews from a very exacting boss, the company was in trouble. There had already been one round of layoffs, and another was expected. I wasn't worried about losing my job, but I was being given more and more work. Most of it involved running reports and analyzing data in a frantic attempt to find ways to prove to our parent company, Kmart, that we really were doing well in sales. Being overburdened with doing work that you know is not going to be enough to keep your coworkers from being laid off is a recipe for being pretty stressed out.
At the time my desk was right near a conference room. Despite the belt-tightening, food was served during at least one meeting a day in that conference room. So a lot of extra food made its way to the ...
Drug-induced immune hemolytic anemia is a blood disorder that occurs when a medicine triggers the body's defense (immune) system to attack its own red blood cells. This causes red blood cells to break down earlier than normal.
See also: Hemolytic anemia
Immune hemolytic anemia secondary to drugs; Anemia - immune hemolytic - secondary to drugs
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
In some cases, a drug can cause the immune system to mistakenly think your own red blood cells are dangerous, foreign substances. Antibodies then develop against the red blood cells. The antibodies attach to red blood cells and cause them to break down too early.
Drugs that can cause this type of hemolytic anemia include:
Cephalosporins (a class of antibiotics)
Penicillin and its derivatives
Some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
There are many other rarer causes of drug...
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