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Could acute respiratory infections in children be determined by the nasal microbiota?

Why are some children more vulnerable than others to acute respiratory infections in general, and in particular to lower airways infections (trachea, bronchi, lungs)? The authors of a study published in the British Medical Journal question the role of the nasal microbiota, whose composition could de...

What is the link between sleep apnea and the nasal microbiota?

Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with a modification of the nasal microbiota and increased inflammation, two events which are thought to be self-sustaining and to exacerbate the disorder, according to a new study.   Sleep apnea is a common disorder associated with inflammation of the...

How does nasal microbiota influence the sense of smell?

The study of the relationship between nasal microbiota and sense of smell is still in its early stages. In this context, where much remains to be discovered, a team of Austrian scientists tried to determine whether there is a link between the composition of this microbiota and olfactory functions. ...
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