Fri Jun 23 2017

Category: Lung / Pulmonary


Do Children in Daycare Develop More Health Problems?

Posted in Ears, Nose & Throat, Infections, Lung / Pulmonary, Parenting & Pregnancy, Pediatrics, Research

Over the years, there has been a theory that children who attend daycare tend to develop more health problems; things like colds, ear infections, and throat infections.  In the first few years of life, they can have more problems than the children who stay home, and it makes sense because there is an earlier exposure [&hellip

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Treating Asthma with Steroid Medication

Posted in Asthma, Lung / Pulmonary, Medications

Asthma and allergies do go together, but asthma is, in and of itself, a very serious problem.  One of the treatments we have for asthma that I think is very important to talk about is the use of steroid medications.  There was a time when we weren't even thinking of using steroid medication, but these [&hellip

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Study Shows Even Light Smoking Carries Serious Risks

Posted in Cancer, Heart Health, Lifestyle, Lung / Pulmonary, Research, Smoking

If you're a person who smokes casually, maybe you light up a cigarette a few times a day in social settings, you probably think it's safe, but you may want to look at it again.  That's according to a Norwegian study of 43,000 men and women.  They found that smoking fewer than five cigarettes a [&hellip

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Many People with Asthma Don’t Benefit from a Popular Antacid

Posted in Asthma, Lung / Pulmonary, Medications

Proton pump inhibitors, a popular class of antacid medications sold over the counter, don’t help improve asthma control, a Johns Hopkins study has established.  Robert Wise, the study’s lead author, explains

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Wheezing and Steriods

Posted in Asthma, Lung / Pulmonary, Medications

For some folks, such as those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, inhaled steroid medications may be a Godsend.  For others, especially children who wheeze, they may not only not help, they may be harmful, as reported in a recent New England Journal of Medicine study.  Brad Drummond, a lung expert at Johns Hopkins [&hellip

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COPD and Inhaled Steriods

Posted in Lung / Pulmonary, Medications

Inhaled steroid medications for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, may result in an increased risk of pneumonia, a Johns Hopkins study has shown.  Brad Drummond, the study’s lead author, says risk notwithstanding, some folks really need these medications

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Meds and COPD

Posted in Lung / Pulmonary, Medications

Emphysema, also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is often managed with inhaled steroid medications.  But now a study from Johns Hopkins has shown that these medications can have a very serious side effect.  Brad Drummond, the study’s lead author, explains

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Reducing Asthma Risk

Posted in Asthma, Lifestyle, Lung / Pulmonary

Along with air pollution, and mouse and cockroach exposure, add natural gas stoves to the list of factors that exacerbate asthma in kids, a Johns Hopkins study concludes.’ Nadia Hansel, the study’s lead investigator, says if possible, parents should choose another cooking option

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Nitrogen Oxide and Asthma

Posted in Asthma, Lung / Pulmonary, Medications

Stoves that use natural gas for cooking emit a gas called nitrogen oxide, which can worsen symptoms of asthma in kids with the condition, a Johns Hopkins study has shown.’ Nadia Hansel, the study’s lead investigator, says the gas is also found in industrialized areas

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COPD and Genes

Posted in Lung / Pulmonary

COPD is the acronym for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a disabling condition where the lungs become less and less able to inflate and provide the body with oxygen.’ Ultimately, the condition often results in death, and is predicted to soon become the number 3 killer worldwide. ‘Johns Hopkins researchers led by Shyam Biswal have found [&hellip

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