About the research
Did you know that half of the children have a period of noisy breathing in their first year of life? For a doctor the exact diagnosis is not always easy, because in contrast to e.g. blood pressure, no clear measurement is possible. Doctors must rely on what they can hear with their stethoscope and on how parents describe their children's symptoms. That's why Gitte Slingers (University of Hasselt) is working on a accurate measurement method that leans on examining particles in the exhaled breath of children. Will doctors soon breathe a sigh of relief thanks to her research?