"I will never forget how his tiny chest rose up and down in desperate movements, trying to fill h...
"I will never forget how his tiny chest rose up and down in desperate movements, trying to fill his lungs with air," his mum, Carla, says.
Asthma is a long-term condition which affects the airways - the tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs - causing them to narrow and making it harder to breathe.
It says the best way for people to stay well with asthma all year round is to take their preventer inhaler every day, so that protection in the airways is built up over time.More on Asthma
But in the sense that the word is typically used, hemorrhoids happen when these normal vascular c...
But in the sense that the word is typically used, hemorrhoids happen when these normal vascular cushions in the anal area become swollen or inflamed, colorectal surgeon Massarat Zutshi, MD, explains.
However, some people are more bothered by external hemorrhoids, which can cause swelling, itching and bleeding, and be unsightly.
For periodic anal irritation caused by inflamed hemorrhoids, over-the-counter skin protective creams and warm sitz baths may help.More on Hemorrhoids
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said he made the ultimate capitalist decision by choosing to go to Canada...
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said he made the ultimate capitalist decision by choosing to go to Canada instead of the United States for hernia surgery.
News of the Kentucky Republican's surgery went viral this week after the Courier Journal reported about the planned outpatient operation at a privately administered hospital inOntario.
In Canada, medical careis publicly funded and universally providedthrough the country's Provincial Ministry of Health, and everyone receivesthe same base level of care.More on Hernia
The team, from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, says the stool is a a cheaper and...
The team, from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, says the stool is a a cheaper and more effective way to relieve mild bowel problems in comparison with laxatives and enemas.
'Importantly, at the conclusion of the study, two-thirds of participants said they would continue to use a toilet stool,' said co-author Dr Peter Stanich, an assistant professor of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Wexner Medical Center.
'Bowel movements are difficult to talk about and not a lot of people want to bring up their constipation,' said co-author Rachel Shepherd, a physical therapist at Wexner Medical Center.More on Constipation
A new federal rule that took effect this year was supposed to make health care costs more transpa...
A new federal rule that took effect this year was supposed to make health care costs more transparent by requiring hospitals to disclose their prices to the public.
Nicki Pogue's recent out-of-network emergency room visit for a viral syndrome left her more fearful of her hospital bill than her illness.
A new government rule that requires hospitals to post their prices online was supposed to help patients like Pogue anticipate their healthcare costs.More on Headache