A new USC study finds that children with asthma are 51 percent more likely to become obese compared to kids who did not have respiratory condition. The research also indicated that children who used asthma inhalers when they had an attack were 43 percent less likely to become obese.
It’s easier to indulge in unhealthy eating or large portions — and not feel guilty — if someone is serving us. USC Marshall research finds that the less physically involved we are in helping ourselves to food, the more easily we deny responsibility for unhealthy eating or large portions.
Going to the doctor could one day be as easy as opening an app called DocOn. The aim: Digitize Keck School of Medicine of USC doctors and researchers to share health information over a smartphone — not in the physician’s office.
USC mourns University Professor Kevin Starr, who died Jan. 14. The prolific author served as California State Librarian for a decade and was a leading authority on the history of California and its cities, people and culture.