Lung Problems

Ginger May Benefit Asthmatics

These last few days have shown us that winter is slowly creeping closer. Cold weather can cause asthma to flare up more than usual, and then there is also the added threat of colds and flu during the winter months, which can badly affect the respiratory system. Hot and spicy Apart from the risk of […]

Champix: Slow-ticking Time Bomb

It’s not just the smokers who are suffering but also those supporting them in their effort. Here is a quote from one of our female readers: “… our relationship is at risk. All the symptoms of depression, suicide, upset stomach, fatigue, muscle pain, paranoia, lack of sex drive, etc…has taken a huge toll…”

Is Your Winter Cough a Sign of Something More Serious?

COPD is a term used for a number of conditions; including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

Approximately 900,000 people in the UK have been diagnosed with COPD, but recent research suggests that COPD may be hugely under-diagnosed – based on reported symptoms, over 3.2 million people may have the condition.

Paracetamol Linked To An Increased Risk Of Asthma

You may remember that I recently told you about researchers who investigated arthritis pain relievers and noticed a sharp increase in Alzheimer’s risk among frequent paracetamol (acetaminophen) users.

In fact, if one starts to weigh the dangers up against the benefits of this drug, then the only question that remains is: Why on earth hasn’t this dangerous drug been banned?…

Writing in the journal Pediatrics, Dr. John McBride states that the spike in childhood asthma over the past 30 years parallels paracetamol use.

Dr. McBride… “Until future studies document the safety of this drug, children with asthma or at risk for asthma should avoid the use of paracetamol.”