Flumist: Flumist (live attenuated influenza vaccine) is back in the market after being banned last year. Availability of nasal inhalation should increase the participation of adults who are reluctant to takes shots. Live virus vaccine is not recommended for those with a weak immune system, pregnant women, adults with diabetes, and those with heart liver […]
Obesity increased the risk of death, according to a report published on the website of The British Medical Journal. Obesity with a BMI of more than 35 also increased the risk of declining kidney functions. Powlin Manuel MD, MBA, MS.
Reducing asthma attacks! Reduction in asthma exacerbations can is achieved by educating the patients with on the effective use of asthma inhalers by pharmacists, nurses, or physicians. A research study published in The Journal of the American Geriatric Society showed that 30% reduction in asthma exacerbations was achieved by educating the patients with asthma on […]
How to reduce asthma attacks? 1.Avoid exposure to tobacco smoke. Avoid exposure to chemical and perfume sprays. Avoid contact with pets you are allergic to. Do not use humidifiers – as they increase the chance of mold and mite growth. Install ventilators in the kitchen for exhaust. Minimize the use of rugs if you are […]
Stong pain medication is not necessary for treating children with minor pain conditions, according to recent research. The study found that ibuprofen was as effective as morphine ( a strong pain medication) for treating children after minor orthopedic surgery. This report is reassuring for the treating physicians who worry about the chance of overuse of […]
High-fat versus High-Carb Diets Traditional guidelines restricting fats, total fat, as well as saturated fats, are falling out of favor according to recently published reports. The study, reported on the website of The Lancet finds that higher consumption of total, saturated, monosaturated, and polyunsaturated fats were associated with lower risk for death from heart-related or […]
A recent study from the United Kingdom suggests that a once-daily use of Breo (combination of inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting bronchodilator) significantly improved asthma control. The addition of Breo is especially useful for those patients whose symptoms are not controlled by inhaled steroids alone. The study was reported in The Lancet.