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Wellness Vapes
July 14, 2022

‘Wellness’ vapes are all the rage. But are they healthy or just hype?

A new trend is emerging in the vaping world, one that promises big health benefits. Known as “wellness vapes”, they contain vitamins or other supplements instead of nicotine and tout claims of boosted energy, increased immunity and a better night’s sleep. Wellness vapes or “nutritional supplement diffusers” – which allow users to inhale ingredients such…

Wellness Vapes
COPD Sleep
June 22, 2022

Bad Sleep May Be Bad News for People With COPD

If you have COPD, new research suggests you might want to pay close attention to getting good sleep. Poor slumber significantly increased the risk of life-threatening flare-ups of breathing problems in people with incurable, progressive lung disease, investigators reported. “Among those who already have COPD, knowing how they sleep at night will tell me much more…

COPD Sleep
Asthma Respiratory Infections
June 08, 2022

Early-Life Respiratory Tract Infections, School-Age Asthma, and Lung Function

Young children who develop upper respiratory tract infections may have an increased chance of developing asthma at school age. Young children who develop lower respiratory tract infections have a greater risk of school-age airway blockage, airflow restriction, and developing asthma, according to study results published recently in the European Respiratory Journal. A few recent studies suggest…

Asthma Respiratory Infections
Seasonal Allergies
May 26, 2022

Seasonal Allergies and COPD: Tips to Avoid Complications

Seasonal allergies are a nuisance for most people. For people with COPD, however, any extra condition that makes breathing difficult is automatically more serious. According to a 2012 study at the Johns Hopkins Allergy and Asthma Center, people who had COPD and seasonal allergies experienced worsened respiratory symptoms such as coughing and wheezing. They were also significantly…

Seasonal Allergies
BPA Free Asthma
March 30, 2022

BPA Exposure in The Womb May Increase Risk For Asthma, Wheezing in Girls

In utero exposure to bisphenol A appeared associated with greater odds of asthma and wheeze among school-age girls, according to a study published in Environment International. However, exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) did not appear associated with overall lung function, nor did it appear to impact asthma and wheeze in boys. “Bisphenols are produced in large quantities worldwide…

BPA Free Asthma
FDA Approves Symbicort
March 17, 2022

FDA Approves First Generic of Symbicort to Treat Asthma and COPD

Agency Supports Development of Complex Generic Drug-Device Combination Product to Improve Competition and Access to More Affordable Medicine This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic of Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol fumarate dihydrate) Inhalation Aerosol for the treatment of two common pulmonary health conditions: asthma in patients six years of age…

FDA Approves Symbicort
COPD Heart Failure
February 16, 2022

Study Finds Differences in Patients With Both COPD, Heart Failure

Patients with both heart failure (HF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) face a unique set of challenges and impairments compared with those with just one of the diseases, according to a new report. The study, published in Scientific Reports, offers new insights to help physicians better treat patients with overlapping conditions. Corresponding author Audrey Borghi-Silva, PhD, MSc, of the…

COPD Heart Failure
Urban Asthma
February 01, 2022

Outcomes of Peer-Led Asthma Education for Urban Adolescents

Inadequate self-management has been associated with high level of asthma morbidities in adolescents residing in urban areas.  Peer-led asthma self-management education for adolescents in urban areas outperformed adult-led programs in enhancing asthma outcomes. These and other findings were described in a randomized clinical trial published in Journal of the American Medical Association. The potential for peer-led…

Urban Asthma