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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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Memory recall, fear response influenced by breathing

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Breathing is not just necessary for oxygen. New research finds inhalation synchronizes brain activity linked to memory recall and fear response.



Scientists unlock genetic code of diseased lung cells to find new treatments for IPF

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers cracked the complete genetic code of individual cells in healthy and diseased human lung tissues to find potential new molecular targets for diagnosing and treating the lethal lung...



Simple nasal rinse could help relieve some symptoms of asthma

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Simple nasal rinses are well known to help alleviate some symptoms of allergic conditions such as rhinitis (which causes inflammation inside the nose) but they could also help with chest and...



Silent Reflux: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

In silent reflux, stomach acid returns to the throat, causing irritation and frequent throat clearing. Learn its causes, symptoms, and treatment here.



Test used to diagnose asthma may not be accurate

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study urges caution in the use of the mannitol challenge test for asthma in non-clinical settings.



Scientists make breakthrough in developing MERS vaccines

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

New York Blood Center has announced groundbreaking findings toward the development of vaccines for the prevention of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.



Schools environment associated with asthma symptoms

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Do air-borne allergens in schools affect students' asthma symptoms?A new article by Wanda Phipatanakul, M.D., M.S.



Can Essential Oils be Used for Treating Asthma?

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Can people with asthma use essential oils to treat their symptoms? Learn about which oils may be of benefit, along with possible risks and precautions.



Good news for kids recovering from complex pneumonia

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

In some good news for families of children recovering from complex pneumonia, doctors recommend in a study published by Pediatrics it's better to send kids home from the hospital with oral instead...



Vitamin D reduces respiratory infections, says CU Anschutz study

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that high doses of vitamin D reduce the incidence of acute respiratory illness (ARI) in older, long-term care residents.



UK burden of fungal asthma greatly exceeds prior estimates new study warns

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Experts are warning of a significant increase in the number of people in the UK who are living with invasive and serious fungal diseases that affect the lungs, bloodstream and brain and can...



Cough Variant Asthma: Symptoms, Triggers, and Treatment

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

What is cough variant asthma, how does it differ from other types of asthma, and what are its causes? Learn about the diagnosis and prevention of CVA here.



Teens with asthma almost twice as likely to smoke as their healthy counterparts

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Study finds they believe it lessens their anxiety and stress.Curiosity is a driving factor in why most kids start smoking, and the same is true for kids with asthma.



Using lung function tests to diagnose COPD can help patients and reduce health care costs

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) would benefit if pulmonary function testing was used more consistently to diagnose the condition, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian...



Multi-drug resistant infection spreading globally among cystic fibrosis patients

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

A multi-drug resistant infection that can cause life-threatening illness in people with cystic fibrosis (CF) and can spread from patient to patient has spread globally and is becoming increasingly...



CHEST experts issue advice for investigating occupational and environmental causes of chronic cough

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Although the understanding of cough triggered by occupational and environmental causes has improved, experts say there is still a gap between current guidelines and clinical practice.



Blue inhalers save lives - standard colour needed to prevent asthma deaths

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Patients' lives could be put at risk if pharmaceutical companies stray away from the widely recognised colour coding of inhalers used to treat asthma.



Novel approach in primary care setting may help identify patients with COPD

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

With five simple questions and an inexpensive peak expiratory flow (PEF) meter, primary care clinicians may be able to diagnose many more patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or...



Asthma study provides 'paradigm shift' in understanding of life-threatening condition

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study led by the University of Leicester to understand how to improve the health of severe asthma patients has made a breakthrough finding.



Hookworms could help treat asthma

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PST

Research in asthma mouse models and human cells reveals how a protein secreted by hookworms may suppress airway inflammation in response to allergens.



Why Is There a Metallic Taste in My Mouth?

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

Learn about the origin, diagnosis, available treatments, and if there should be concern if an unexplained metallic taste is present in the mouth.



COPD patients with moderately low oxygen deficiencies don't benefit from long-term oxygen

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

A newly published study of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) concludes that long-term supplemental oxygen treatment results in little or no change in time to death, time to...



'Airway-on-a-chip' could yield new treatments for COPD

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PST

Researchers have developed an 'airway-on-a-chip' that can test the effects of various smoking patterns on living human airway cells.



Vitamin E can modify the risk of pneumonia in some older men depending on their life style

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 03:00:00 PST

The effect of vitamin E on health outcomes may depend on various characteristics of people and their lifestyles.



Fragranced products: Risks for people and profits?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

A University of Melbourne researcher has found that over one-third of Americans report health problems - from asthma attacks to migraine headaches - when exposed to common fragranced consumer...