Six facts about cough Two ways that speech pathology treatment can help your cough. lncrease conscious control over the cough. The first component of treatment is to increase the ability to voluntarily control the cough. Although irritation may build up in the throat it is still possible to control the cough. lt is also possible […]

Respiratory depression, also known as hypoventilation, occurs when your breathing becomes too slow or shallow. This can prevent your lungs from properly exchanging oxygen and carbon dioxide. Normally, your body automatically regulates your breathing rate and depth based on your oxygen and carbon dioxide levels. However, certain medications, injuries, or illnesses can disrupt this process. […]

Pulmonology Advisor (4/11, Goldberg) reports, “Disposable e-cigarette devices promote more persistent vaping among adolescents and young adults (AYAs), thus increasing potential health risks, according to study findings.” Researchers came to this conclusion after conducting “a prospective longitudinal study during 2021 and 2022 in Southern California, surveying adolescents (14-17 years of age) and young adults (21-24 years […]

Healio (4/6, Swain) said, “A mandibular advancement device may be better for blood pressure lowering compared with continuous positive airway pressure devices for people with obstructive sleep apnea and hypertension, researchers reported.” At 6 months, “mean 24-hour arterial BP declined in the mandibular advancement device group by –2.5 mm Hg (P = .003) but did not change […]

Pulmonology Advisor (4/1, Stong) reports, “A notable proportion of Black, Hispanic, and White patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) may not attain eligibility for antifibrotic therapy, clinical trials, and lung transplant referrals when race-based pulmonary function test (PFT) equations for determining eligibility are used, according to study findings.” Investigators came to this conclusion after evaluating “how the […]

RSV virus vaccine (AREXVY) in now launched in Australia. It is the first adjuvanted RSV vaccine in Australia, addressing the burden of RSV-related complications in older adults. RSV infections are prevalent in late autumn and winter, but occur year-round. Vaccination has not been an option until now. The announcement encourages vaccination for individuals aged 60 […]

Introduction: In the field of respiratory and sleep health, Mandibular Advancement Splints (MAS) have emerged as a great solution for individuals dealing with issues such as sleep apnoea, snoring, and their related respiratory challenges.   Understanding Mandibular Advancement Splints: MAS is a type of oral appliance designed to address obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and snoring […]