Found to Relieve Asthma
Inhalers Increase Risk of Respiratory Deaths
A new study reveals one type of inhaler reduces the number of respiratory-related deaths, while the other actually increases the amount for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) -- an umbrella term for a number of respiratory diseases.
Therapy for Treating Asthma
New research from Stockholm, Sweden, reveals asthma patients may need both inhaled corticosteroids and antileukotriene drugs.
the Lungs Good for Asthma
Lung exercises can help people with mild asthma cut back on the amount of medication they need to control the condition, report Australian researchers.
Sinus Relief With a Balloon
To drain the "rooms," Dr. Vaughan offered Caletti a new procedure called balloon sinuplasty. He threads a catheter through the nostril and into the sinus cavities. He then inserts a wire, followed by a balloon.
Ragweed produces 100 million tons of pollen every year in the United States, but don't worry -- help is on the way. A new treatment could soon leave you allergy-free.
Can't Tell When Inhalers Run Out of Meds
Asthma patients using lifesaving inhalers aren't so fortunate. According to the authors of a new study, inhalers keep expelling puffs long after the actual medication is used up. The only way to tell when the devices are empty is to precisely count each dose used -- something that just isn't practical for most people who use inhalers to treat or control their asthma symptoms. The result: many people end up with an empty inhaler when an acute asthma attack occurs.
NASA is teaming up with public health organizations to create a pollen alert system that could help people with maladies ranging from common hay fever to serious heart and lung diseases.