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Cure Cystic Fibrosis Naturally

What is Cystic Fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis, otherwise known as mucoviscidosis or CF, is a hereditary disease of the mucous glands that critically affects the lungs, as well as the pancreas, liver, and intestines. Due to an overproduction of mucus, CF can cause frequent chest infections, coughing, and shortness of breath. …

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RESEARCHERS DEVELOP FIRST HUMAN MODEL OF P. AERUGINOSA INFECTION IN CYSTIC FIBROSIS LUNGS

A new method of testing the most common cause of life-threatening infection in people with cystic fibrosis could improve efforts to study and combat the illness.  The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a leading contributor to hospitalizations, serious illness and early death for people with cystic fibrosis (CF). Scientists at The …

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Cystic Fibrosis Doesn't Stop Temple Worker

Claire Shaw was excited to be pregnant at the same time as her next-door neighbor. Her neighbor’s baby was born prematurely, so their two daughters were closer in age than expected. Just two weeks after Shaw’s neighbor delivered, she was watching the two little girls while her neighbor ran an errand. …

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A Brighter Outlook for Cystic Fibrosis Patients

It isn’t easy to cure a genetic disease. For the luckier patients, robust therapies help them manage the symptoms and avoid complications like infections. But in the end, the only way to fix an inherited disorder like cystic fibrosis, which affects some 70,000 children and adults worldwide with its life-threatening …

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My Running Journey with Cystic Fibrosis

When I was younger I loved pickles and cheese, and in high school those strange food cravings raised some occasional pregnancy suspicions. I still crave pickles and cheese with mustard but at this point in my life the craving now signifies big life changes and I am beyond excited for them! …

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Recognising The Symptoms Of Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive inherited disease affecting glands that secrete mucus, sweat etc. mainly in the lungs but also in sinuses, liver, pancreas, intestines, and sexual organs. Though it is transmitted from parents through genes, the parents themselves need not be having the disease. Its main characteristics …

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Children affected by cystic fibrosis

  After meeting a friend’s nephew who was suffering from cystic fibrosis, Kyle Monk participated in a fundraising event called Great Strides, sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Motivated to further help and bring attention to those with the disease, the Los Angeles-based photographer decided to photograph portraits of those …

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These "Salty Girls" Will Change How You See Cystic Fibrosis

Eight years ago, when he was 38, photographer Ian Pettigrew was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease with no cure. CF causes a buildup of mucus in the body’s organs, including the lungs and pancreas, which leads to infections, loss of organ function, and often death. Only 20 years ago, children diagnosed with CF were unlikely …

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Could this male pin-up's incredible six-pack really be the key to conquering his cystic fibrosis?

For ordinary office-bound men, the shots of bare-chested hunks on the front of the bestselling Men’s Health magazine can seem faintly ridiculous. How do you get a torso that looks as if it’s been carved from a tablet of rock? Do the models care about anything other than  honing their …

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