Inhalers The Most Effective Asthma Control Method: Experts

RESPIRATORY health experts say inhalers work more effectively than oral suspensions and tablets in the management of asthma in children and adults. By Kudakwashe Pembere Health workers often tell patients inhalers are not the best way to control asthma as chances are high they can be forgotten. But in an interview, Professor Hilda Mujuru said health workers have been spreading the wrong message. She said what needs to be understood is that inhalers if used correctly, they effectively act on the lungs, unlike tablets or suspensions which circulate all over…

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Study To Focus On Asthma Prevalence Among Zim Teenagers

ZIMBABWE is among six countries participating in a study to assess the prevalence as well  as control of asthma in children aged between 12 and 14 years a team of researchers from the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences  starts it in September when schools open. By Kudakwashe Pembere The research, a first of its kind in the country will be done in conjunction with the Health and Care Ministry, City of Harare Health Department. Under the banner of a multinational project dubbed Achieving Controlled Asthma In Children In…

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100 000 People Die Of Asthma Everyday- Report

NOT less than 100 000 people are dying each day from Asthma, owing to inadequacies in treatment for people living with the disease, the 2018 Global Asthma Report has gathered. By Michael Gwarisa According to the report, more than 300 million have Asthma globally and the report launched today (31 August 2018) by the Global Asthma Network, highlights that around 1000 people each day are dying from asthma, yet many people, especially in low- and middle-income countries, are unable to access the quality-assured essential asthma medicines and care they need.…

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