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Asthma drug salbutamol amazingly helped teenager’s paralysis

Could the popular blue reliever inhaler Ventolin Evohaler also be used to relieve…paralysis?! An 18-year-old suffering with congenital myasthenia, an inherited neuromuscular disorder, took salbutamol and after a week the teen stunned doctors by being able to walk unaided after … Continue reading

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Smoking gives Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy lung disease COPD

Leonard Nimoy has revealed he is suffering with lung disease. The 82-year-old shot to fame as Mr Spock in the original Star Trek series (1966-1969), before reprising the character in multiple television series and films and even turned his hand … Continue reading

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Olympian’s heavy training regimes could be causing asthma

With the London Summer Olympic Games now in full swing, an Australian study has been published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, investigating the impact of the training involved on the athletes and any connections to chronic lung conditions. … Continue reading

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The New York childhood asthma rate is more than US national average

Statistics released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that an average of one in eight New York City children have been diagnosed with asthma. This means that the prevalence rate is higher than the US national average for childhood asthma, which is currently about one in ten. Continue reading

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Asthma rates record high in the US

The prevalence of asthma in the United States is at an all-time high, according to a new report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The proportion of asthmatic individuals in the United States increased by nearly 15% from 2001 to 2010, at which point 25.7 million people were affected. Continue reading

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