Monday, November 15, 2010

Symptoms of asthma can be treated with a roller coaster ride?

Not the most practical way to decrease the effects of asthma but...

A pair of Dutch researchers discovered that the symptoms of asthma can be treated with a roller coaster ride where among the recipients of this years lg Nobel awards, the annual tribute to scientific research that seems wacky but actually could have some real world applications.

This study here has more to do with how asthmatics perceive dyspnea during times of either positive or negative stress. It seems in this study that dyspnea seemed less after the ride on a roller coaster was over. To me it just seems like it can't breathe good because I'm scared versus the scary stuff is over and I feel better, but I thought is was a bit of interesting asthma research whether practical or not.

Take a look at this article on the lg Nobel Awards.

Something fun, drive on RT's

10 comments:

Lisa Rapple said...

Would you be willing to add the Focus website to your interesting links list? the link is http://www.foocus.com (yes there are two 'o's).

BTW: your interesting post about the roller coaster study reminds me of a recent New York Times article where a study found that humming reduced the incidents of sinus infections. Hmmm. I'd like to read that grant proposal.

Back to Focus. It is a publication for respiratory therapists and sleep techs, and they have a fabulous annual conference, this March it's in San Diego.

Blake said...

Now that you've mentioned it, I'll suggest a company outing to a theme park on the next meeting in one of those meeting rooms Washington DC has. Recently, the guys have been really stressed out, so I'm thinking that maybe this can help us. It's not just for fun (well, mostly it is) but it's for our health, too. I didn't know that one scary ride like that would be able to treat asthma. Well, I hope the boss would accept it when we're at the DC meeting space.

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Respiratory Therapy eBlog said...

Sounds like an interesting study.

Djanvk said...

Sorry Lisa I have not been keeping up with this blog very much but I will add you site.

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