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The endocrine system: steroids put patients at high risk for COVID-19

The endocrine system: steroids put patients at high risk for COVID-19

Patients with endocrine system related diseases, and those who are taking a class of steroid medications called glucocorticoids, are at high risk for COVID-19. The...
Asthma: high levels of iron in the lung linked to increased severity

Asthma: high levels of iron in the lung linked to increased severity

According to new research, a build-up of iron levels in the lung cells and tissues is associated with worse asthma symptoms and lower lung...
Simple chores can help them learn responsibility from an early age

Exposure to cleaning products linked to asthma and wheezing in children

New research suggests that early exposure to household cleaning products is associated with the development of asthma and wheezing in children Professor Tim Takaro, the...
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COPD: an overview of progressive lung disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects 65 million people around the world, HEQ explores the factors affecting COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an umbrella...
Common denominator triggers asthma in favourable environments

Common denominator triggers asthma in favourable environments

In recent decades, asthma has become a major public health problem. The exponential increase in asthma cases in industrialised countries over the past 50 years...
Study shows fish eaten in early childhood can reduce risk of disease

Study shows fish eaten in early childhood can reduce risk of disease

A new study suggests that children should be introduced to fish or cod liver oil early in life, from when they are about a...
Addressing the health effects of indoor air pollution

Addressing the health effects of indoor air pollution

Did you know that indoor air pollution is a thing? Here guest author Jennifer Shawn covers hints, tips and tricks to make the air...
Multiple genes affect risk the of developing asthma, hay fever and eczema

Multiple genes affect risk the of developing asthma, hay fever and eczema

Researchers at Uppsala University have found a total of 141 genes in our genetic material that largely explain the genetic risk of developing asthma,...
Did you know that using e-cigarettes appear to damage mucus clearance?

Did you know that using e-cigarettes appear to damage mucus clearance?

Published in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, research shows that using e-cigarettes appears to impair mucus clearance. According...
Learn about the launch of the innovative smart inhaler device in Europe

Learn about the launch of the innovative smart inhaler device in Europe

FindAir, a European company developing digital systems for asthma and COPD control, on 16th of January 2019, launched its commercial smart inhaler device FindAir...
Systemic corticosteroids: can severe asthma patients benefit from this?

Systemic corticosteroids: can severe asthma patients benefit from this?

Physicians may have discovered a way to predict which patients with severe asthma are likely to benefit from treatment with systemic corticosteroids. With the help...
Let’s talk about fish oil supplements improving asthma control

Let’s talk about fish oil supplements improving asthma control

According to new research published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, fish oil supplements do not appear to improve asthma control in...

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