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Exposure to 'third-hand smoke' — that is, the chemicals left behind on household surfaces after smoke has dissipated — increases the severity of asthma symptoms in mice. Stanford researchers are working to learn how this happens, and whether it might be possible to protect people with asthma from this exposure.

Exposure to 'third-hand smoke' — that is, the chemicals left behind on household surfaces after smoke has dissipated — increases the severity of asthma symptoms in mice. Stanford researchers are working to learn how this happens, and whether it might be possible to protect people with asthma from this exposure.

Ask a child with asthma how easily he or she can breathe, and you won’t get an objective answer. But where Q&A fails, technology can take over, according to a team of Stanford researchers who are developing a way to predict asthma attacks in advance.

Ask a child with asthma how easily he or she can breathe, and you won’t get an objective answer. But where Q&A fails, technology can take over, according to a team of Stanford researchers who are developing a way to predict asthma attacks in advance.

In this final installment of the "Breaking down diabetes" series, physician-researcher Randall Stafford weighs in on a debate about blood sugar levels that relates to drug prices.

In this final installment of the "Breaking down diabetes" series, physician-researcher Randall Stafford weighs in on a debate about blood sugar levels that relates to drug prices.

High blood pressure is now defined as a reading of 130 over 80, down from 140 over 90, increasing the number of Americans who have high blood pressure.

High blood pressure is now defined as a reading of 130 over 80, down from 140 over 90, increasing the number of Americans who have high blood pressure.

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In this fifth, final post in a series on high blood pressure, Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, explains target blood pressure guidelines.

In this fifth, final post in a series on high blood pressure, Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, explains target blood pressure guidelines.

In this piece in a series on high blood pressure, Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, tackles the problems caused by the side effects of medications.

In this piece in a series on high blood pressure, Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, tackles the problems caused by the side effects of medications.