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The female's immune system declines at a slower rate than the male's during ageing, contributing (in part) to the significantly longer life expectancy found in women, compared to men.
Health research funded by Asthma UK shows outputs and societal impacts from all types of research funding although the main societal impacts come from a minority of projects . Such assessments help justify research expenditure and inform strategy for future funding.
Observations on the number, location, phagocytic activity and cell division of hemocytes in the body cavity of mosquitoes sheds new light on the biology of insect immune system cells.
Exposure to pets or siblings differentially affect infant gut microbiota, calling into question the clinical significance of these two traditionally protective "hygiene hypothesis" factors in allergic disease.
Accounting for familial factors affects previously demonstrated associations between delivery method and asthma, however there is still evidence that elective C-sections contribute to a modestly increased risk of asthma.
Skin prick tests in allergic rhinitis patients in southwestern Iran indicated the high incidence of allergy to weed pollens and dust mites. Investigations into dust storm components may be of interest as further study.
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