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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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The mechanism of mucus: Discovery could lead to better cystic fibrosis treatments

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People with cystic fibrosis (CF) suffer repeated lung infections because their airway mucus is too thick and sticky to keep bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens from causing chronic infection.



Global rise of multidrug resistant tuberculosis threatens to derail decades of progress

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New antibiotics are becoming available for the first time but without accurate diagnostics, clear treatment guidelines, and improved control efforts, their effectiveness could be rapidly lost...



Lung cancer complications: Signs, treatment, and outlook

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, we discuss the most common complications that can develop from lung cancer, including neuropathy, blocked airways, and pleural effusion.



Small cell vs. non-small cell lung cancer: What are the differences?

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:00:00 PDT

In this article, we take a close look at two types of lung cancer. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and various treatments here.



Small cell lung cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:00:00 PDT

What is small cell lung cancer and what are the causes and associated risk factors? How is SCLC diagnosed and what are the different stages?



Old target, new mechanism for overcoming tuberculosis resistance

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In strains of tuberculosis that have developed drug resistance mutations, researchers have identified a secondary pathway that can be activated to reinstate drug sensitivity.



Living with A-fib: Tips and outlook

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about A-fib and the recommended lifestyle changes a person may make. What does A-fib do to the body and how might it be treated?



Ten home remedies for bronchitis

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining in the bronchial tubes. In this article, learn about natural remedies and how to cope with symptoms at home.



Novel technique helps diagnose swimming-induced respiratory condition

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Exercise-induced obstruction of the larynx, or voice box, is often a cause of respiratory symptoms in athletes and is particularly prevalent in swimmers.



Patients with depression symptoms due to chronic sinus disease are less productive

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Depression is the driving factor for missed days of work or school in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis.



Investigational vaccine protects cattle from respiratory syncytial virus

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A novel vaccine developed by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, protected cattle from respiratory syncytial...



Asthmatics less able to fight off flu

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

People with asthma are likely to have worse symptoms when they get the flu because they have weaker immune systems, new Southampton research has shown..



New research finds infants are more exposed to harmful pollution on the way to school than on the way home

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Babies in prams accompanying older siblings on the school run are twice as likely to be exposed to harmful air pollution in the morning than in the afternoon, a new study has found.



New technique removes the cause of allergic asthma: Antibodies are suctioned off

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Allergies are the commonest cause of asthma. The immune system over-reacts to harmless substances such as birch or grass pollen, for example, forming immunoglobulin E antibodies (IgE).



New study reveals air pollution can alter the effectiveness of antibiotics and increases the potential of disease

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A landmark study mapping a poorly understood and highly controversial class of genes, known as long non-coding RNAs, has found evidence of evolutionary selection and links with major diseases...



Protein HMGB1 may be the key to better asthma treatment

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The number of asthma cases is steadily rising. New research investigating the protein HMGB1 may open the door to more effective treatment.



Air pollution may affect human health via bacteria changes in respiratory tract

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers find a hitherto unknown route through which air pollution may affect human health - it alters the bacteria that cause respiratory infections.



New drug lead identified in fight against TB

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Antibacterial compounds found in soil could spell the beginnings of a new treatment for tuberculosis, new research led by the University of Sydney has found.



Exploring the cause of chronic lung transplant rejection, in a quest to stop it

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

For patients affected by lung diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis and others, cures for their diseases are incredibly rare, if not...



How are COPD and cough related?

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the relationship between coughing and COPD, how coughing from COPD may change over time, and when to see a doctor.



Inhaler users get about half as much medicine as they should from each puff

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Tens of millions of Americans with lung disease use metered-dose inhalers each day, and new studies by Rice University electrical engineers and pulmonologists at Baylor College of Medicine have...



COPD hypoxia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about COPD hypoxia, what other conditions it may lead to, the current treatments available, and the outlook for people with COPD.



High levels of chemicals found in indoor cats

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A study from Stockholm University have now established what was previously suspected, that the high levels of brominated flame retardants measured in cats are from the dust in our homes.



FDA clears test to help manage antibiotic treatment for lower respiratory tract infections and sepsis

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the expanded use of the Vidas Brahms PCT Assay to help health care providers determine if antibiotic treatment should be started or stopped in...



Researchers make breakthrough in fight against superbug

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered why a lethal superbug is so resistant to the last line antibiotic meaning potential treatments could now be developed to fight the killer...