New nicotine inhaler: Is it a safer alternative to cigarettes?


Alex Hearn’s nicotine inhaler

There are thousands of ex-smokers who haven given up their habit, only to feel the yearning for the euphoric effects of nicotine. And there are the smokers who refuse to listen to reason and continue the habit saying, “Death is inevitable -whether by cigarette or a car-it make no difference.” Continue reading… “New nicotine inhaler: Is it a safer alternative to cigarettes?”


GPS Enabled Asthma Inhaler To Track Asthma Attacks

GPS Enabled Asthma Inhaler To Track Asthma Attacks

Inhalers make way for GPS 

Thanks to David Van Sickle, we’ll soon be able to track (and hopefully eliminate) recurring asthma attack outbreaks. Sickle, a scholar in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is working with students in the biomedical engineering program to create an asthma inhaler with a built-in GPS receiver.

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Le Whif: Zee New Chocolate Inhaler


Chocolate for the time impared

Pitched as “a revolutionary new way of eating chocolate,” Le Whif will come in four chocolate flavors: mint, raspberry, mango and plain. It is the invention of Harvard Professor David Edwards and appeals to the chocolate-ologist in all of us:

“Over the centuries we’ve been eating smaller and smaller quantities at shorter and shorter intervals. It seemed to us that eating was tending toward breathing, so, with a mix of culinary art and aerosol science, we’ve helped move eating habits to their logical conclusion. We call it whiffing.”

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Watchhaler Helps Children With Asthma


Breathe Easier

As a parent that has a child with asthma, I am constantly concerned about whether my son is getting the proper amount of medicine to treat him. Since he is young, he can not hold his breath like an adult can so he uses an inhalation aid called a spacer.

A German company has created an innovative, child friendly inhalation aid (aka spacer) for children called the “Watchhaler®”. The product was launched in April 2007 in Europe and has recently been cleared by the FDA for use in the US.

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