Latest by John Bottrell

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Wood Smoke Linked to Asthma and COPD

Fireplaces are a beloved part of any home, but new research shows some hidden risks.

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10 Links Between Poverty and COPD

Research published in January, 2014, suggests an inverse relationship with Gross National Income (GNI) and the incidence of COPD.

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Learning the Impact of Asthma on Women

Evidence shows asthma treats women worse than men, and researchers believe this may be due to hormones responsible for the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause. This has lead them to identify a new subtype of asthma called premenstrual or premen...

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Fetal Origins Hypothesis: Mother's Environment May Cause COPD

Researchers are working overtime to learn what causes COPD. The Fetal Origins Hypothesis suggests it all begins in the uterus as the fetus adjusts to its environment. Such adjustments may predispose the fetus to chronic diseases like asthma and COPD ...

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What's New In Asthma Research

You’ll be impressesd to learn what researchers are discovering.

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Asthma (Possibly) Linked To Chronic Migraine

Evidence already links asthma with allergies, anxiety, gastrointestinal reflux, and insomnia. The latest research seems to suggest asthma may also be linked with chronic migraines (more than 15 migraine headaches in a year). Researchers at the Univer...

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Lungs 101: What Do Your Lung Sounds Mean?

Our expert with 20 years of experience shares which ones to pay attention to.

Senior woman coughing.

Asthma (Possibly) Linked To Heart Disease

The latest research now suggest a possible link between asthma and the cardiovascular system.

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How I Conquered Exercise Induced Asthma

To say I never exercised as a kid is not telling the whole truth. A more accurate statement would be to say that I rarely exercised when my asthma was acting up. And considering I had brittle asthma as a child, there were many times I was unable to e...

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Would Pulmonary Rehabilitation Benefit You?

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a top-line recommendation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and this seems to be true whether you have mild, moderate, or severe COPD. So what is pulmonary rehabilitation, and how might it hel...