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Respiratory medicine involves the care of patients with all forms of respiratory disease. Respiratory specialists deal with over 30 different conditions, some very common and some rare. Asthma is a chronic disease characterized by recurrent attacks of bre

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NIH study determines key differences between allergic and non-allergic dust mite proteins

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Finding may lead to better therapies for individuals with dust mite allergies.

Infants in Northern Canada face the highest rates of respiratory infection in the world

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Providing antibody to infants could prove lifesaving.Infants in Canada's north are facing alarming rates of respiratory infection, but providing an antibody to all infants will prevent hundreds...

Tuberculosis and HIV co-infection

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

The HIV virus increases the potency of the tuberculosis bacterium (Mtb) by affecting a central function of the immune system.

Study shows new drug targets may boost protein inhibitor, survival for lung cancer patients

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Lung cancer is the leading cause of death among both men and women in the United States.

A fungal infection that could help understand some allergies

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from UPM id reveal how mould from humidity caused by rotting fruits and vegetables unfolds a surprising strategy to infect plants.

Alcohol and Asthma: What's the Connection?

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Asthma is a condition that causes breathing difficulties. Learn how alcohol use can affect asthma and how to lower the chances of an attack.

Cinnamon Allergy: Symptoms and Treatment

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Despite it's popularity, some individuals experience an allergic reaction to cinnamon. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments for this allergy.

Alternative treatment approaches may be needed for some children with asthma

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study by Henry Ford Health System in collaboration with eight other health systems in large U.S.

Vitamin E may prevent pneumonia in nonsmoking elderly men

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Administration of 50 mg per day of vitamin E decreased the risk of pneumonia in elderly male smokers by 72% after they quit smoking, according to a paper published in Clinical Interventions in...

New drug target for asthma, autoimmune disorders identified

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers discover the cell surface protein PD-1, an existing drug target for some cancers, could also be a target for autoimmune disorders like asthma.

Physical activity may help preserve lung function in individuals with asthma

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

In a study of adults with asthma, active individuals had slightly less lung function decline than inactive individuals.

Respiratory tract bacterium uncovered as trigger for serious nervous system disease

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute life-threatening disease of the nervous system that leads to sensory disturbances and acute flaccid paralysis.

Antibiotics developed in 1960s show promise for TB therapy

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

First generation cephalosporins - antibiotics introduced as a treatment against bacterial infections in 1963 - now show promise for tuberculosis (TB) therapy, according to new research published in...

Blood pressure drug may boost effectiveness of lung cancer treatment

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A blood pressure drug may make a type of lung cancer treatment more effective, suggests a new study.

Rapid adaptation of Aspergillus fungus presents doctors with a dilemma

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus is capable of rapid genetic adaptation in both natural environments and in humans according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases by Radboud...

Respiratory Acidosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Respiratory acidosis develops when air exhaled out of the lungs does not adequately exchange the carbon dioxide formed in the body for the inhaled oxygen.

Growing up on a farm linked to lower allergy risk and stronger lungs in adulthood

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:00:00 PDT

...than either rural or urban childhoods, shows 14 country study.Living on a farm in early childhood is linked to a lower risk of allergies as an adult, and stronger lungs in women, than growing...

Standard pertussis vaccine effective for a few years but immunity wanes substantially over time

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

The current vaccine for pertussis, or whooping cough, is highly effective at protecting people from the disease during the first three years after vaccination, but immunity wanes significantly over...

Newly discovered immune cell type protects against lung infections during chemotherapy

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have identified a new form of an immune cell that protected mice from life-threatening lung infections under conditions that mimic cancer...

Study suggests antibodies may offer protection against tuberculosis

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Antibodies are one of the body's first lines of defense against infection, but their role in tuberculosis (TB) has gone largely unstudied.

Artificial enzymes used in wide range of household products are "potent allergens"

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

But no commercially available diagnostic tests to monitor this potential new health risk.

Asthma diagnosis from saliva test looks promising

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Metabolic profiling of saliva using mass spectrometry has potential as a test for presence and severity of asthma, new study suggests.

Female hormone found to fight flu damage

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A fascinating and potentially wide-reaching interaction between influenza, progesterone, and lung repair is unearthed in a landmark study.

Multi-drug-resistant TB cure rates higher than expected

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Cure rates for multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Europe have been estimated to be twice as high as previously thought, according to a research team at Queen Mary University of London...

Children exposed to potentially toxic chemicals daily in household dust

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Toxic chemicals that are associated with cancer and developmental and reproductive health problems have been found widespread in household dust.