WHEEZING LINKED TO MENSTRUAL CYCLE

November 14, 2012 by  
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A woman’s respiratory symptoms fluctuate depending on the stage of her menstrual cycle, new research finds. The study involving 3,926 women found wheezing was higher on cycle days 10-22, and shortness of breath was highest on days 7-21. And coughing was more common after putative ovulation for asthmatics, obese women and smokers, the Norwegian researchers reported in […]

CORTISONE-BASED DRUGS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR CHEST INFECTIONS

November 12, 2012 by  
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Tens of thousands of Australians are being inappropriately prescribed inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), putting their health at risk and costing the federal government millions of dollars a year. Doctors are commonly co-prescribing the drugs alongside antibiotics to patients with respiratory tract infections but no obstructive airway disease, according to a report released today by the Australian […]