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Bitter Tasting Substances Can Help With Asthma Attack
2013-03-06 17:37:53

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The sudden onset of an asthma attack can be a frightening event. Asthmatics often experience a severe shortness of breath combined with coughing or wheezing and a tightening sensation in their lungs and chest. If you suffer from asthma, there is a chronic state of inflammation in your lungs. When this inflammation is paired with constriction of the airwaves and muscles in the chest, it is important to seek immediate relief,...

2013-01-03 05:01:04

Spiro PD Personal Spirometer helps people with asthma, COPD, and other breathing problems monitor their lung health and remember to exercise, complementing American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology tips to make 2013 resolutions succeed. For more information, visit http://www.SpiroPD.com. Allentown, PA (PRWEB) January 02, 2013 For most people, the new year means new resolutions. To support the popular resolution to lose weight, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology...

2012-12-19 05:00:45

PMD Healthcare announces that the Spiro PD Personal Spirometer is a favorite Christmas, Hanukkah, Eid, and Kwanzaa gift for people with chronic respiratory conditions to monitor their lung function. For more information, visit http://www.SpiroPD.com Allentown, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) December 18, 2012 Family and friends of people with chronic breathing problems, such as asthma, COPD, bronchitis, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, and a lung transplant, are choosing the Spiro PD Personal Spirometer as...

Convergent Evolution Linked To Adaptation To High Altitudes
2012-12-08 08:00:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A shared biological adaptation enables highlanders in both Tibet and Ethiopia to thrive in the low oxygen of high altitudes. A new study from Case Western Reserve University reveals that the ability to pass on this trait, however, appears to be linked to different genes in the two groups. The shared adaptation is the ability to maintain relatively low levels of hemoglobin for high altitudes. Hemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying protein...