Physicians want government to partner pharmaceutical firms on asthma
Physicians have called on government to partner pharmaceutical companies on asthma by making medicines available to victims. They also called for increased awareness to enhance early diagnosis.
Why boys with asthma have weaker bones
Asthma increases the risk of bone fractures in boys, new research suggests. Moderate-to-severe sufferers of the condition, who experience symptoms daily, are 30 per cent more likely to break a bone than those without the inflammatory lung disease, a study found. Lead author Dr Sharon Brennan-Olsen, from the University of Melbourne, said: “Because asthma is…
‘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.