Asthma is not an enjoyable condition to live with; symptoms of this disease typically include coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and breathing difficulties. But suppose asthma actually had an unexpected benefit ‒ such as a lower risk of dying from prostate ...Read More »
Tag Archives: Respiratory System
Does Air Pollution Stunt Lung Growth?
In the industrialized world, air pollution remains a constant threat to public health. Not only can airbone pollutants pose a threat to adults and the elderly, evidence also indicates that such pollutants are leave a permanent mark on children. Signs ...Read More »
Four Exercises For People with COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a widespread condition in the United States, affecting over 24 million people. Those living with this condition must contend with a number of chronic symptoms, including coughing, chest tightness and breathing difficulties. Despite these ...Read More »
New Product, Same Problem? The Possible Risks of E-Cigarettes
Having been linked to everything from high blood pressure to cancer, it can safely be said that here are few products with a worse reputation than cigarettes. In recent years, many consumers have turned to electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, believing ...Read More »
Saving Lives with Oxygen Injections?
There are few things as terrifying as a sudden inability to breathe. When the respiratory system is unable to oxygenate the body’s blood, both the brain and the heart are at grave risk of failure. Many people succumb to this ...Read More »
Keeping Tabs on the Flu
While flu season is a fact of life, the severity of a given flu season can vary significantly. Consider that at the end of 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 849 flu cases from September 30th ...Read More »
Taking the Wrong Medicine for Flu
Antibiotics have been hailed by many as a sort of wonderdrug, as they have successfully been used to fend off many types of harmful bacteria. These medicines can’t do everything, however, and are not a viable treatment method against viruses. ...Read More »
Can Pneumonia Spread from Person to Person?
Even decades after the advent of antibiotics, pneumonia still manages to sicken many people every year. Consider that in the year 2006 alone, this disease was responsible for 55,477 deaths. Since pneumonia is still a fairly common problem, you may ...Read More »
A New Device for Sleep Apnea Patients
It is well known that Americans struggle with sleep – according to a 2012 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 30 percent of American workers get less than six hours of sleep per night. Of ...Read More »
Preventing Asthma Attacks by Reducing Stress
You would be right to think that asthma has become more commonplace over the years. Consider that between 2001 and 2009 alone, more than 4 million people were diagnosed with asthma in the United States. Likewise, millions of Americans experience ...Read More »