COPD Flute Not a Fluke
Many Americans occasionally wake up so congested it is difficult to breathe. Imagine experiencing that every morning, day and night. That is the life of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
America is Up In Smokes
Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death in the United States, yet so many Americans choose to continue day after day. The rates are slowly declining, but by how much?
Vitamin C Stars in Asthma
According to a recent study, younger children with mild asthma who come from homes that aren't moldy or damp receive the most airway benefits from vitamin C. Eliminate molds and dampness in your home if your child has asthma. Al-Biltagi, M.D. from the Tanta University in Egypt and Harri Hemila, M.D., from the University of Helsinki, Finland report that this study lends strong evidence that vitamin C is important for asthmatic children. They also recommend further study to pinpoint exactly which demographics will benefit the most from vitamin C supplementation. The study inclu...
Women With CF Have Shorter Life Spans
Who lives longer and why is the theme of many research studies. Now, a group from England has put cystic fibrosis (CF) patients' years lived under the microscope.
Predicting Child's Asthma
What can be done prior to conception to decrease the risk of of your child developing asthma? Mothers-to-be should get on an exercise and nutritional program.
Old Drug is New Again
Sudden coughing attacks for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can be a frightening, life-threatening event. These are usually brought on by bacterial infections.
Asthma's Smoking Gun
The dangers to the unborn child from prenatal smoking exposure are even greater than originally thought.These children start their life with a great health disadvantage.
Special Needs Kids Bullied & Isolated
Kids with special needs are struggling in the classroom, far more than their peers. Kids with special needs feel more isolated, are the victims of bullying at far greater rates, and are less motivated to do well academically.
Troubled Breathing may Predict ADHD
Attention deficit - hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has a lot of genetic cousins, ranging from autism to diarrhea. Researchers have recently added childhood asthma to the list.
Emergency for Lungs
Organs available for transplant are scarce and must go to patients who will most likely benefit. A new device assists patients waiting for a lung transplant to maintain recipient viability.