Very interesting, thank you for sharing. My last dose of Prednisone, gave me my worst panic-attack ever, I ended up in the hospital with severe hypoxia, then of course while hospitalized i had IV steriods, for a week, blew up 15 pounds, that a yr later I am still trying to lose, along with the other obese matter that has attached itself to me.
Thank you again for sharing!
Take care of your body, it's the only place you have to live..."John Rohm"
Pounds lost: 7.0
Fitness Minutes: (67,250) Posts: 10,326 3/11/10 12:14 A
Article published 3-3-10...Drs. have found that a cancer treatment drug R-ROSCOVITINE may make a real difference in controlling asthma symptoms.
Center for Inflammation Research at Edinburgh University in UK.- the treatment combats the cells in the immune system that can cause the asthma symptoms to flare. (In Journal FEBS Letters Aug.09).
EOSINOPHILS- cells exist in airways and lungs to help prevent infection. Too many of these cells can harm other cells in lungs and lead to asthma and inflammation.
New drug lowers the EOSINOPHILS count in the body through APOPTOSIS, which removes unnecessary cells from body causing a natural form of death. This is done without causing side effects that can be common with steroid meds. This can be an alternative for patients who don't respond to corticosteroids or with steroids..
This med. can help scientists develope similar alternatives that may be used in other anti-inflammatory diseases like allergies and eczema.
Thought you might find this interesting.
I will take each day as it comes. As my grandfather always told me.."Don't ever get old,it's a ..." I should have listened to him!! I love my furbabies! Live Long and Prosper!
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.