Author Archives: Charles Moore

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Peppermint Oil in Nebulizers Warning Well-Founded, But Teen Researcher’s Findings Merit Further Investigation

Complimentary therapeutic approaches are nothing if not controversial in conventional medicine and mainstream organizations offering information and support for those afflicted with particular diseases. This leaning toward cautious conservatism is commendable, as there is usually plenty of unsubstantiated advice around — often associated with the sale of scientifically unproven…

What Do Microwave Popcorn And Cystic Fibrosis Have In Common?

San Diego State University postdoctoral researcher Katrine Whiteson, Ph. D. has found that a molecule previously linked to lung injuries in factory workers producing microwave popcorn might also play an important role in microbial lung infections suffered by people with cystic fibrosis (CF). The molecule, known as 2,3-butanedione, which tastes “buttery” and…

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Don’t Overlook Emotional Wellness When Dealing With Chronic Illness

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Living with a chronic illness can affect emotional wellness, writes columnist Lara Govendo, who offers up some ideas for managing both.

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