‘Increasing asthma inhaler strength does not prevent serious attacks, may stunt growth’
An extra-strong dose of asthma medication given to children to help control their condition does nothing to prevent serious attacks and could even stunt their growth, experts have warned. Scientists found that children moved to a higher dose of their steroid inhaler when their symptoms showed they were likely to suffer a serious exacerbation of…
Asthma, hay fever sufferers 50% more likely to develop cataracts
Asthma and hay fever suffers are 50 per cent more likely to develop cataracts, new research reveals.Cataracts, which are the clouding of the lens in the eye leading to vision loss, have previously been associated with steroid use.
Asthma drug could stop prostate cancer, inhaler tied to migraines, depression
British scientists have made a landmark discovery that could help slow or even stop the spread of prostate cancer to the bones.
Asthma in children: A difficult war?
There is an observation that asthma in children is on the increase in spite of the fact that less number of children are exposed to tobacco smoke in their home environments. The cause this time around is childhood obesity.
Asthma kills 250,000 yearly, 20m Nigerians live with ailment
As the World Asthma Day is marked tomorrow, medical experts have urged the Federal Government to subsidise medications on the ailment and create specialised centres to manage it.
The role of unrefined salt, pH in asthma
The oxygen that we breathe in and carbon dioxide that we breathe out are carried by the red blood cells in the body. There is a complex molecule in the red blood cells known as haemoglobin.
Pregnant women who take heartburn medication are more likely to give birth to children with asthma
Babies born to mothers who take heartburn medication during pregnancy are at greater risk of asthma, new research suggests. Drugs used to treat acid reflux are deemed safe to use in pregnancy because they don’t affect the development of the baby.
Consumption of fish oil during pregnancy may reduce risk of childhood asthma
The researchers were led by Prof. Ken Stark, Canada Research Chair in Nutritional Lipidomics and professor in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo.