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PM2.5 exposure linked to asthma rescue medication use

Credit: CC0 Public Domain (HealthDay)—For individuals with asthma, increased fine particulate matter (PM2.5) exposure is associated with increased weekly rescue inhaler use, according to a study published online Nov. 26 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Austin M. Williams, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and colleagues used a nationwide panel dataset tracking […]

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World’s smallest wearable device warns of UV exposure, enables precision phototherapy

The world’s smallest wearable, battery-free device has been developed by Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering scientists to measure exposure to light across multiple wavelengths, from the ultra violet (UV), to visible and even infrared parts of the solar spectrum. It can record up to three separate wavelengths of light at one time. […]