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Mesh Nebulizers Beat Jet Nebulizers in Children

Mesh Nebulizers Beat Jet Nebulizers in Children

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It doesn’t stop! Meet the hand held nebulizer breaking all the rules.

It doesn’t stop! Meet the hand held nebulizer breaking all the rules.

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3 Travel Nebulizers of 2018

3 Travel Nebulizers of 2018

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How to Avoid Common Asthma Triggers in Schools

How to Avoid Common Asthma Triggers in Schools

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Disposable vs Reusable Nebulizer Kits

Disposable vs Reusable Nebulizer Kits

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Study Shows Asthma Deaths on the Decline, COPD Deaths on the Rise

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Over the past 25 years, cases of asthma have risen by 40 million worldwide, going from 318 million in 1990 to 358 million in 2015. Fortunately, at the same time deaths from asthma have declined by more than 26%, dropping from 550 thousand to 400 thousand.
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Smart Inhalers Help Doctors & Patients Learn More About Asthma Triggers By Austin Sheeley

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Propeller Health has come out with “smart inhalers” which use Bluetooth technology to interact with a patient’s smartphone and record data. Whenever the patient uses their inhaler, the time and location are recorded via a smartphone app. This allows the patient, and their doctor, to see when and where the patient suffers asthma attacks.
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Study Shows Mite-Proof Bedding Reduces Severity of Asthma Attacks in Children

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Dust mites, the microscopic parasites which feed on dead skin and hair left behind by humans, are one of the world’s most common asthma and allergy triggers. So a new study from England decided to test if asthmatic children would fare better when using mite-proof mattress and pillow covers.
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Investigation Into a New Protein May Lead to Better Asthma Therapies

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A new study from the University of Leicester in the UK is giving scientists a clearer understanding of how a protein called high-mobility group box 1, or HMGB1 for short, plays a pivotal role in asthma.

During an asthma attack, the lining of one’s airways become inflamed, and more mucus is produced, making it harder to breath. HMGB1 is a protein which, among other things, promotes inflammation.

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Heartburn Medication Linked to Asthma in Babies

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Taking heartburn medication while pregnant may increase your child’s risk of developing asthma, according to a review of studies recently published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

The review looked at eight different studies with a combined total of more than 1,600,000 participants. It found that children whose mothers took H2 blockers such as Pepcid and Tagamet while pregnant had a 46% increased risk of asthma development.

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How to Protect Yourself from Thunderstorm Asthma

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Thunderstorm asthma has been in the news a lot lately, after a recent case in Melbourne, Australia sent around 8,500 people to the emergency room and killed 8.

What exactly is thunderstorm asthma? During a thunderstorm, winds pick up grass, tree, and weed pollens that under normal circumstances would be too big to breath in.

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Breastfeeding Reduces Asthma Symptoms in Infants, Study Suggests

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We don’t know exactly what causes asthma, but it seems to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

One of the many genetic factors scientists have linked to an increased asthma risk is gene variants located on chromosome 17 at region 2 band 1, aka 17q21.

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How to Survive Fall Asthma & Allergy Triggers

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Fall is here and along with the changing leaves and cooling weather come a variety of new asthma and allergy triggers to watch out for.
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Humidifiers vs. Vaporizers: What’s the Difference?

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I see you sell humidifiers. Can you tell me the difference between a humidifier and a vaporizer?

Humidifiers and Vaporizers share many similarities. They both create a mist and add moisture to the air around you. This can help combat symptoms such as dry nasal passages, nosebleeds, congestion, and itchy skin.

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Pediatric vs. Adult Nebulizers: What’s the Difference?

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How are the children's nebulizers mechanically different from the adult nebulizers? Can my child use a nebulizer meant for an adult?

There are no mechanical differences between children’s nebulizers and adult nebulizers. Both children and adults can use either type of nebulizer.

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