Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Breath test may soon predict asthma attacks

Posted on Saturday, 12 February, 2011 | Comment icon 4 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: PD

 
By Scáthach, Staff News Writer

Device the size of a cell phone will soon allow asthmatics to avoid attacks hours ahead of time.

Siemens has developed a hand-held device the size of a cell phone that will allow asthma sufferers to detect potentially life threatening asthma attacks that would normally land them in a hospital bed.

"Dr Elaine Vickers, Research Relations Manager at Asthma UK, said: ‘We know that exhaled NO levels and inflammation in the lungs often go hand in hand, and that high levels of NO can indicate that a person’s asthma is uncontrolled."

  View: Full article

 Source: Daily Mail


  Discuss: View comments (4)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by EternalBlizzard on 13 February, 2011, 13:43
good because i need it im asthmatic
Comment icon #2 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 14 February, 2011, 13:46
Sounds like a useful little device. I hope it's as accurate as the article claims though. Asthma attacks can come in fairly quickly without prior signs, such as being exposed to dust or smoke unintentionally.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Evilution13 on 14 February, 2011, 17:00
With a little more devalopment there may be a niche for this device.
Comment icon #4 Posted by kulas910 on 15 February, 2011, 1:42
If this is so,it will be a great thing to my grand daugther who is asthmatic


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6007265
258384
170229

 
Bolsover Castle is voted 'England's spookiest'
10-17-2017
Built on an ancient burial ground, Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire has a reputation for being haunted.
Miami politician was 'abducted by aliens'
10-17-2017
Congressional candidate Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera recalls having alien abduction experiences as a child.
Whales and dolphins lead 'human-like lives'
10-17-2017
Scientists have linked the brain size of cetaceans to the 'human-like' nature of their social behaviors.
Neutron star smash signals major breakthrough
10-16-2017
For the first time ever, gravitational waves and light have been picked up from the same cosmic event.
Other news in this category
Supervolcano could erupt sooner than thought
Posted 10-13-2017 | 9 comments
The enormous supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park could erupt with only a few years' warning....
 
Mystery surrounds giant hole in Antarctica
Posted 10-12-2017 | 3 comments
A hole in the ice larger than the Netherlands has been described by scientists as 'quite remarkable'....
 
Could floating wind farms power the planet ?
Posted 10-10-2017 | 23 comments
Scientists believe that wind farms in the North Atlantic could provide enough electricity to power the world....
 
Pesticides found in 75 percent of all honey
Posted 10-7-2017 | 11 comments
Scientists made the alarming discovery during an investigation in to the prevalence of pesticide residue....
 
Mystery methane surge is due to flatulent cows
Posted 10-2-2017 | 21 comments
A new US study has revealed that cow flatulence is responsible for a recent rise in atmospheric methane....
 
1,000mph car successfully fires up jet engine
Posted 10-1-2017 | 18 comments
Known as Bloodhound, the supersonic racing car will attempt to break the land-speed record in October....
 
Farm breeds mutant pigs with huge muscles
Posted 9-30-2017 | 23 comments
A farm in Cambodia has reportedly been creating massive mutant pigs with abnormally oversized muscles....
 
Scientists repair mutations in human embryos
Posted 9-29-2017 | 11 comments
For the first time ever, a method known as 'chemical surgery' has been used to fix a faulty human gene....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ