When Breathing is Bad for You

Who hasn’t see pictures of air pollution in cities like Beijing and New Delhi where the air is grey and visibility is extremely poor? Air pollution is known to be bad for health, particularly respiratory and cardiovascular health. It is the fifth leading risk cause for world-wide mortality. It has both short-term . . .

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Oh, the errors they make (with inhalers)!

Inhalation devices used in asthma to deliver medication are designed to get the medication  directly into the lungs. Numerous medications and a variety of devices exist, and each requires a series of complicated preparatory steps before the medication is actually delivered. Failure to complete these steps results in inadequate dosages being administered, and this in turn can result in acute episodes of asthma.

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