What Asthma Can Teach Us!

It’s World Asthma Day today so a perfect time to look back, reflect and take stock! the word “asthma” originates from Greek meaning short of breath the standard treatment for hundreds of years was coffee – it contains the natural anti-asthmatic compound theobromine (also found in chocolate, cola and tea) Sir William Osler, considered to be the […]

Sleep apnoea during pregnancy associated with poorer child health and learning

Researchers were surprised to find that sleep breathing disorders such as snoring and sleep apnoea during pregnancy have dramatic effects on children. The study by Bin et al. was published recently at the annual conference of the Australasian Sleep Association. The researchers followed 209 infants born to mum’s with sleep apnoea and tracked mortality and hospitalisations […]