LASUCOM, Queen Mary take asthma campaign to schools
Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Ikeja, in collaboration with Queen Mary University, London has launched an awareness...
Child asthma associated with paracetamol
Children given paracetamol in their first two years of life may be at greater risk of asthma, a study has found.Paracetamol is recommended to treat most kinds of childhood ailments, including headache, stomach ache and cold symptoms, while it can also be used to reduce fever.
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…
Greens help mums-to-be protect their child from asthma
Mums-to-be who eat plenty of green vegetables could protect their children against asthma, a study shows.
‘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.
Why more women have asthma than men
Women are twice as likely as men to have asthma, and the effects of sex hormones on lung cells may cause this gender difference. Researchers at Vanderbilt University and Johns Hopkins...
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.
10m Nigerians suffer from Asthma, says Expert
Prof. Gregory Erhabor, Consultant Pulmonologist, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Osun on Sunday said more than 10 million Nigerians were suffering from asthma.