By Kaie Quigley [email protected] (June 9, 2023) Canada’s forests have been burning in recent weeks, creating a plume of smoke that’s taken over the skies throughout the Northeast. The state’s Department of Environmental Protection on Friday issued an air-quality advisory for southeastern Massachusetts, including Nantucket.  “Smoke is expected to impact air quality today in southern […]

While Canadian wildfire smoke might be dissipating, many Americans might suffer from long-term effects of being exposed to poor air quality. FOX News medical contributor Dr. Janette Neisheiwat explains how. June 9, 2023. Long exposure to polluted air, such as smoke from wildfires, can lead to the development of long-term health effects. Chronic bronchitis, asthma […]

Smoke from massive Canadian wildfires has been blowing thousands of miles across the U.S., blotting out the sun and shrouding many cities in a cough-inducing haze. As the smoke drifts with the wind, it also creates a new hazard along the way that is greater than the sum of its parts: a troubling ozone cocktail […]

Jun. 9—ANDERSON — For some, coughing can be a mere nuisance. For asthma sufferers, it can disrupt daily life. Alexandria resident Bruce Sayre’s asthma kept him from his daughter Jordyn’s softball game Wednesday evening. “I went outside and started coughing,” Sayre said. “She told me to go back inside and don’t worry about it, which […]

COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2, was first reported in a group of infections linked to a wholesale food market in the Chinese city of Wuhan in 2019.1 Symptomatic patients develop headaches, fever, dry cough, myalgia, fatigue, dyspnoea and diarrhoea, and a subset of these symptomatic patients progress to develop respiratory […]

An infectious disease expert has warned of a “triple wave” of infections as Australia enters winter, amid high Covid figures and dropping booster rates. Picture: Handout/ National Institutes of Health/ AFP A health expert has warned of a potential “triple wave” of infections, as winter is set to increase rates of Covid infections that now […]

CINCINNATI, Oh. – “The main cause of breathlessness in COPD is something called air trapping, or dynamic hyperinflation. It’s an inability to exhale all of the air that one takes in,” explained Dr. Ralph Panos, pulmonologist at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Treatments can include a rescue inhaler or steroids, and patients are […]

Hospitals in New York City are reporting a sharp increase in ER visits for asthma and other respiratory problems due to smoke from Canadian wildfires. “At Lenox Health Greenwich Village, for example, the number of asthma treatments were more than double the average,” a spokesperson for Northwell Health told NBC News 4. The air quality […]

CLEVELAND — The Ohio EPA discontinued the statewide air quality advisory due to smoke from Canadian wildfires having less of an impact throughout the state, but levels may remain high in isolated areas, including in many Northeast Ohio counties, and we are not in the clear yet. Dr. David Rosenberg is the director of University […]

PurpleAir monitor results indicate the hazardous air quality in New York City over a 24-hour period from June 8-9, 2023. 6 questions with air quality expert Jeff Pierce  Millions on the East Coast this week experienced a problem all too familiar to Coloradans: poor air quality from wildfire smoke.  On Wednesday, New York City had […]

ZURICH, Switzerland — More than one in six unvaccinated individuals who recovered from a confirmed bout of COVID-19 up to two years ago are still experiencing lingering health effects, according to researchers from the University of Zurich. In all, 17 percent of participants did not return to normal health and 18 percent reported COVID-19 related […]

Millions of asthmatics are at risk of potentially fatal attacks this weekend, experts warn. ‘Very high’ pollen levels are expected in many parts of the UK as temperatures hit highs of 30°C. 2 In asthma, there is a risk of asthma attacks in hot weatherPhoto credit: Getty 2 Pollen levels are forecast to be very […]

New York: As raging wildfires in Canada are continuing to push toxic smoke towards the US East Coast, environmental activists have said that the hazardous air was only exacerbating health risks in vulnerable Black and brown communities, the media reported. The dangerous air conditions are however, expected to slowly improve over the weekend for millions […]

Across the United States and Canada, millions of people are navigating potentially harmful air as smoke from more than 430 active Canadian wildfires saturates populated areas such as New York City. With parts of the East Coast expected to experience poor air quality through at least this weekend — and winds possibly moving dense smoke […]

Prevention strategies are key to child safety this summer | Image Credit: © NaMong Productions – © NaMong Productions – stock.adobe.com. SUNSCREENS Joshua Fitch, editor, Contemporary Pediatrics®: First, what vehicle for sunscreens is preferred for pediatric use? Melody L. Berg, PharmD, MPH, BCPS: There are several different…ways that we can give sunscreen to children. We […]

The global Respiratory Disposables market is projected to surpass US$ 2,910.10 million by the end of 2030, in terms of revenue, growing at a CAGR of 9.2% during the forecast period (2023 to 2030). Respiratory disposables are medical devices that are designed to be used alongside respiratory devices like oxygen therapy devices, nebulizers, ventilators, and […]