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Common painkillers have been linked to increased risk of asthma

Common painkillers have been linked to increased risk of asthma...

A large study has shown that there is a strong link between asthma and taking common painkillers.

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Does weather affect asthma?

Does weather affect asthma?...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Asthma News, Kellie's blog on October 10, 2009 | one response | permalink

It has always been assumed that changes in weather can cause asthma flare-ups. Now a study has shown what weather changes do make a difference.

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If you have asthma, go for a swim

If you have asthma, go for a swim...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Asthma News, Kellie's blog on September 21, 2009 | no responses | permalink

Researchers found regular swimming to be an effective non drug alternative to treat asthma.

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Color coded meds don’t work for the color blind

Color coded meds don’t work for the color blind...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Asthma News, Kellie's blog on September 12, 2009 | no responses | permalink

A survey has shown that color coded drugs don’t work for the colorblind. Mistakes can be made especially for asthma inhalers and warfarin, and other drugs, that use different colors.

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Air pollution linked to adult asthma

Air pollution linked to adult asthma...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Asthma News, Kellie's blog on August 20, 2009 | no responses | permalink

We know that air pollution is linked to child asthma. Now a study shows that traffic air pollution may cause adult onset asthma too.

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How to use a peak flow meter

How to use a peak flow meter...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Asthma News, Kellie's blog on August 8, 2009 | no responses | permalink

I found a great short video that shows how to take a peak flow reading accurately. The lady in the video gives great reminders and tips on using a peak flow meter.

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Concerns over safety of Xolair.

Concerns over safety of Xolair....

Posted by KellieMyHS in Asthma News, Kellie's blog on July 26, 2009 | no responses | permalink

A safety review of the asthma drug Xolair has been requested by the FDA, after a study showed an increased number of heart attacks and strokes.

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Sleep disorders in children

Sleep disorders in children...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Asthma News, Kellie's blog on July 24, 2009 | no responses | permalink

Sleep disordered breathing is linked with behavior problems in children with asthma. The research suggests that children with asthma should be screened for sleep problems.

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New major version released

New major version released...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Asthma News, Kellie's blog on July 10, 2009 | no responses | permalink

Version 2.0 of My Peak Flow software has been generally released.

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Asthmatics should get a flu shot

Asthmatics should get a flu shot...

The CDC is concerned that adults with asthma are not getting an influenza vaccination each year, which can help prevent complications of the flu.

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My Peak Flow beta test

My Peak Flow beta test...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Asthma News, Kellie's blog on June 19, 2009 | no responses | permalink

Thank you for helping to test the new version of My Peak Flow.

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Version 2 beta ready soon

Version 2 beta ready soon...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Asthma News, Kellie's blog on June 11, 2009 | no responses | permalink

Version 2 beta ready soon

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