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Snoring could be a warning

...athing masks attached to a machine that kept their airways open while they were asleep. Lincolnshire GP Dr Martyn Walling, a member of the Primary Care Gynaecology Group, said "Snoring can be more common in pregnancy because women who are 30-40 weeks pregnant can find it uncomfortable to sleep on their side,...

Novel Anti-Neutrophilic Effect produced by Salmeterol in mild asthma patients

... with both fluticasone propionate and placebo, the airways hyper-responsiveness and the percentage of symptom-free days and nights improved significantly....

Adult COPD or asthma could be effectively treated with Xopenex

...c lung disease caused by inflammation of the lower airways resulting in episodes of airflow obstruction, which has been found to be the fourth most common// cause of death and affects nearly 16 million people in the United States. According to the American Lung Association, it is the most common childhood il...

Traffic pollution linked to severe asthma attacks

...t as targets for air quality. Asthma affects the airways -- small tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. It occurs when the tubes swell up and go into spasm, blocking the free passage of air in and out of the lungs. People with the illness suffer from coughs, wheezing and shortness of breath. A very...

Corticosteroids Safe for Bones

... reducing inflammation and mucus production in the airways of the lungs. They also make other quick-relief medicines more effective. Jordana Schmier and colleagues examined more than 260 studies and presented their findings at the Annual Scientific Assembly of the American College of CHEST Physicians in Or...

Corticosteroids Safe for Bones

... reducing inflammation and mucus production in the airways of the lungs. They also make other quick-relief medicines more effective. Jordana Schmier and colleagues examined more than 260 studies and presented their findings at the Annual Scientific Assembly of the American College of CHEST Physicians in Orl...

Inhaled Corticosteroids Found To Have No Significant Effect On COPD

... a disease caused by persistent obstruction of the airways // and is associated with severe emphysema or chronic bronchitis. Previous studies have shown inhaled corticosteroids can reduce the mortality rate and number of exacerbations COPD patients experience. However, results from a study conducted by resea...

Drug In Asthma inhaler Found To Counteract Benefits

...n inhalers it is combined with steroids // to open airways and ease the gasping of patients with asthma and o...olecular structure.The "right" version relaxed the airways when used with the steroid dexamethasone but the "left" version in fact increased the inflammatory s...

Controlling Asthma during Pregnancy

...ce in response to the inflammation of the mother’s airways that somehow worsens the woman’s pre-existing asth...ey can effectively control the inflammation in the airways caused by asthma. The use of inhaled steroids increased significantly in women carrying girls but di...

Surprising Cystic Fibrosis Finding That Could Be A Helpful Treatment Option

...s of CF patients is actually pus. They suspect the airways in CF patients are chronically infected and fill up with pus. They think that by adding mucus, it could reduce the infection and the amount of pus. Specialists say that if further studies prove that mucus is protective against the bacteria, they mig...

Asthmatics May Be At Risk for Lung Disease In The Future

...ow limitation. With asthma, on the other hand, the airways become inflamed, causing airflow obstruction and difficulty breathing, but the damage to the lungs is not thought to be permanent. Plus, the symptoms of asthma can usually be relieved spontaneously or with medication. Asthmatics may have reason to w...

FDA gives “black box warning” against three asthma drus

... in September. Asthma causes inflammation in the airways of the lung leading to lung muscle constriction leading to difficulty in breathing. Though, the FDA panel has approved the stay of Serevent, Adavir and Foradil in the market they insist the drugs should carry additional warnings. Advair and Serevent ...

Study Warns About The Use Of Popular Asthma Drug To Stop Children's Coughs

..." Methylxanthines work by relaxing the bronchial airways and this in turn helps to reduce coughing, wheezing or difficulty in breathing. However they are also potentially dangerous for children as they can impair the developing nervous system. They cause mental irritability, seizures and cardiac arrhythmi...

Knowledge Of Asthma For Teachers Can Help Children

...on Asthma: Asthma is the condition of affected airways that restrict the airflow to the lungs. People suffering from asthma have their air passages always inflamed and sensitive to outside irritants that set off the allergic reactions of narrowing the air passage that makes it difficult to breathe. For...

New Insight Gained For Allergic Reactions

...on Asthma: Asthma is the condition of affected airways that restrict the airflow to the lungs. People suffering from asthma have their air passages always inflamed and sensitive to outside irritants that set off the allergic reactions of narrowing the air passage that makes it difficult to breathe. For...

New Flu Vaccine Can Give Lifetime Protection

...auses irritation and drainage in any or all of the airways including the nose, sinuses, throat, voice box, and often the bronchial tubes. More on Medindia: http://www.medindia.net/patients/ PatientInfo/commoncold_about.htm...

WHO Steps Up To Create A Public Awareness About The Consequences Of Exposure To Radon

...reby getting deposited on the cells lining and the airways where the alpha particles can damage the DNA and potentially cause lung cancer.In an effort to reduce the rate of lung cancer around the world ,The World Health Organization (WHO), is launching the International Radon Project to help countries reduce...

Popcorn Workers At Health Risk

...mation in popcorn production workers. Neutrophilic airways inflammation is a potentially important underlying factor in the development of the bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS), previously documented in workers at this plant. Source: Newswise...

Amnioinfusion does not reduce risk of meconium aspiration syndrome

...cause a partial or complete blockage of the baby's airways when exhaling, making it difficult to breathe. Meconium alters the amniotic fluid, reducing antibacterial activity and subsequently increasing the risk of perinatal bacterial infection. Meconium-stained amniotic fluid occurs in 7 to 22% of term de...

Is your house safe enough to protect against asthma attacks?

...released, endotoxins can cause inflammation of the airways and lead to asthma symptoms. Dust samples were collected from bedroom, kitchen and living room floors, bedding, and upholstered furniture and assayed for endotoxin. When the dust samples were analyzed, kitchen and living room floors were found to...

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