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Asthma inhaler success as at-home COVID treatment

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Oxford University researchers have concluded that budesonide, a common drug used in an inhaler for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, speeds up recovery from those with COVID by an average of three days.

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Shift workers 'more likely to have asthma'

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An international team of scientists  has compared the effect of day working with shift working on asthma diagnosis, lung function and symptoms and found that shift workers, especially those working permanent night shifts, showed increased risks of asthma, especially moderate or severe asthma.

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Asthma inhalers on trial for treatment of COVID-19

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Asthma inhalers on trial for treatment of COVID-19

A trial by Queensland University of Technology and Oxford University researchers believe asthma inhalers could also be used to treat COVID-19.

 

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What to do with your old feather pillows

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What to do with your old feather pillows
This may surprise you.

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Coronavirus - when you should dial 999

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Coronavirus - when you should dial 999

Having low oxygen levels in your blood (severe hypoxia) is one of the main things doctors look for to identify acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a significant risk factor in COVID-19. 

 

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