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Asthma during Pregnancy

One in 10 pregnant women worldwide has asthma. Asthma symptoms worsen in one-third of women, improve in one-third, and remain similar in another third;[7] however, these changes are variable from woman to woman, and pregnancy to pregnancy. At least 20 to 45% of women have been reported to have an exacerbation of asthma […]

Half of kids who needed epinephrine didn’t get it before trip to the emergency room

Anyone suffering a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) should receive epinephrine as quickly as possible. A new study showed that even kids who were prescribed an epinephrine auto injector didn’t receive the life-saving medication when they needed it. The study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific publication of the American […]

CHRONIC COUGH

Cough is usually described as chronic if it is present for eight weeks or more. The most common causes of chronic cough are postnasal drainage, asthma and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or heartburn. Any or all of these may be the cause of chronic cough, in addition to a number […]

FDA Approves New Epinephrine Prefilled Syringe

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an epinephrine prefilled syringe (Symjepi, Adamis Pharmaceuticals) for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions (type I), including anaphylaxis, the company has announced. “Symjepi provides two single dose syringes of epinephrine (adrenaline), which is considered the drug of choice for immediate administration […]

Body weight and Asthma

When you are overweight or obese, most excess weight is usually in the central area of the body, or the midsection. This can reduce your lung volume, making you not able to breathe as well. Also, the foods you put in your body are an important factor. With obesity, there’s […]