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.
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…
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…
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 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.
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.
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.