Asthma: An Epidemic No One Understands

HEALTH: Asthma is a major noncommunicable disease (NCD), affecting both children and adults. Inflammation and narrowing of the small airways in the lungs cause asthma symptoms, which can be any combination of cough, wheeze, shortness of breath and chest tightness. Asthma affected an estimated 262 million people in 2019 and caused 461000 deaths. Asthma is […]

Cough Medicine: Pharmacists’ Recommendations – World Report

HEALTH: Cough is a protective reflex, its purpose being expulsion of respiratory secretions of foreign particles from air passages. It occurs due to stimulation of mechano-or chemoreceptors in throat, respiratory passages or stretch receptors in the lungs. Cough may be useful or useless. Useless (nonproductive/Dry) cough should be suppressed. Useful (productive/Wet) cough serves to drain […]