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Gastrointestinal DiseaseLiving With CFNutritionResearch

Intestinal Bacteria in Research Articles: immune system and digestion

Earlier this month, the article by LittleLab4CF, Fecal Microbial Transplants and the book “Gut” discussed the importance of having and feeding the right bacteria in our GI tracts. Our gut bacteria influences our immune systems, the comfort/pain level we have when digesting foods, and our ability to extract nutrients from …

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Climate Change and Respiratory Infections (cystic fibrosis symptoms)

A recent article in the journal of the American Thoracic Society looks at how climate change is influencing respiratory infections. The authors describe studies that have shown a connection between weather events and shifting respiratory disease levels in the general populations, but more significantly in children and the elderly. The …

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Cystic Fibrosis Patients and Caregivers Becoming Experts in the Digital Arena

The April issue of FirstWord, an online journal for pharmaceutical professionals, features an article highlighting our Cystic Fibrosis community here at CysticFibrosis.com, “New KOL Engagement: Building Relationships with the Digital KOL Generation.” One of the main ideas of the article is that expert patients and caregivers, Key Opinion Leaders or …

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New low budget otoscope for early warning of hearing loss

There are all manner of reasons why someone may be more prone to hearing loss. They include genetic factors, birth complications, ear infections, a reaction to drugs, aging and environmental factors. Cystic Fibrosis treatment often include high doses of medications that may increase the risk of hearing loss. We are …

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The Science of Character

The Science of Character (8 mins) explores the neuroscience and social science that proves that we can shape who we are, and who we want to be. Learn More…

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GeneticsLiving With CFResearch

When a Bad Animal Model is Good: Cystic Fibrosis

A “good” animal model is one that has the same symptoms of a disease that we do, right? Not always. Sometimes we can actually learn more when an animal is not a perfect model; their good health can reveal new points of intervention. That’s the case for cystic fibrosis (CF), …

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SuperHero DNA

Study finds individuals immune to severe diseases. A new study has found that certain people’s genes have evolved in such a way that they are immune to certain severe inherited conditions. The study involved the analysis of previously collected DNA sets totaling 589,306 genomes from around the world with researchers hoping …

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Survey of Cystic Fibrosis Patients by GeneFo

As reported on the website Cystic Fibrosis News Today,GeneFo, the online platform for organizing different chronic disease communities, surveyed 2,400 people with Cystic Fibrosis. The questions they asked included: How are you feeling today? Depressed (39%) and Tired (34%) were top answers. What is your preferred calorie booster? Meat (37%) …

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The Importance of Treating Depression in People with Cystic Fibrosis

Depression can be a difficult subject to talk about, but it is important to be aware of the increased prevalence of depression in people with cystic fibrosis and other chronic health conditions, and to try to understand how depression, physical health, and general well-being are interrelated. In 2007, five doctors and …

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ExerciseLiving With CFResearch

Cystic Fibrosis: Three pilates exercises that may increase breathing strength

People with Cystic Fibrosis often suffer from air trapping and hyperinflation of their lungs. Air trapping is an abnormal retention of air. It can occur because the lungs lose elasticity and air doesn’t escape, and because mucus and inflammation obstruct exhalation. The trapped air can then cause the lungs to …

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