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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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Gardening this weekend? Beware of the compost

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers urge gardeners to be cautious when handing compost; inhaling or ingesting it could raise the risk of Legionnaires' disease.

Fungal toxins easily become airborne, creating potential indoor health risk

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:00 PDT

Toxins produced by three different species of fungus growing indoors on wallpaper may become aerosolized, and easily inhaled.

Pleural effusion: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Pleural effusion may be caused by many disorders, but what is it? Learn about the symptoms of pleural effusion, the diagnosis, and the outlook.

New flu test: One drop of blood could save your life

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Australian researchers have developed a world first test to identify which influenza patients will need urgent, life-saving, medical treatment.

Bacteria from cystic fibrosis patient could help thwart antibiotic-resistant TB

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The number of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) cases is rising globally. But a newly discovered natural antibiotic - produced by bacteria from the lung infection in a cystic fibrosis patient - could...

What happens after you quit smoking: A timeline

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Quitting smoking can be very daunting but some of the benefits may come faster than anticipated. What happens days, months, and years after quitting?

Wildfires pollute much more than previously thought

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Data from flights through plumes reveal three times the fine particle levels than officially inventoried.Summer wildfires boost air pollution considerably more than previously believed.

Using inhalers can lead to mocking and social exclusion for teenagers

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Teenagers with asthma are embarrassed to use their inhalers even though they could prevent life-threatening asthma attacks, a new study by the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research has found.

Allergic and asthmatic bronchitis: Causes and treatments

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Bronchitis occurs when the lining of the bronchial tubes becomes inflamed. Learn more about the difference between asthmatic and allergic bronchitis.

Lung biopsy procedure: What to expect

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 05:00:00 PDT

What are the different types of lung biopsy and who will need a lung biopsy? Learn about the preparation, risks, recovery, and benefits of a biopsy.

Exercising with bronchitis: Is it safe?

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about exercise and lung health. What are the considerations and precautions for exercising with acute and chronic bronchitis?

Drug combination improves lung function within 15 days of treatment for children with cystic fibrosis

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A combination of two drugs - lumacaftor and ivacaftor - improves lung function in children aged 6-11 with cystic fibrosis within 15 days of treatment, according to a phase 3 trial published in The...

Gene therapy could 'turn off' severe allergies

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A single treatment giving life-long protection from severe allergies such as asthma could be made possible by immunology research at The University of Queensland.

Bronchitis: Is it contagious?

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

There are two types of bronchitis, acute and chronic. While both involve a wet, persistent cough, their causes can be different. When are they contagious?

Home remedies for bronchitis: What works best?

Wed, 31 May 2017 04:00:00 PDT

What are the causes and types of bronchitis, and what might be the symptoms of bronchitis? What home remedies are recommended to ease bronchitis?

Yawning: An unsolved mystery

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

We all yawn; it is inevitable. Yet not a single one of us knows exactly why we do it. Here, we discuss the facts and try to understand why it evolved.

Himalayan powerhouses: How Sherpas have evolved superhuman energy efficiency

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Sherpas have evolved to become superhuman mountain climbers, extremely efficient at producing the energy to power their bodies even when oxygen is scarce, suggests new research published in the...

Researchers pinpoint how diesel fumes could cause 'flare up' of respiratory symptoms

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Scientists have shown how diesel fumes trigger respiratory reflexes which could potentially worsen underlying conditions, such as asthma.

Antibiotic therapy for nearly 1 in 4 adults with pneumonia does not work

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Approximately one in four (22.1 percent) adults prescribed an antibiotic in an outpatient setting (such as a doctor's office) for community-acquired pneumonia does not respond to treatment, according...

Smokers with low muscle mass may be likelier to die

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study finds a correlation between a loss of chest muscle mass and death risk among smokers with and without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Lung nodules; Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Sat, 20 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Lung nodules are common, but what are they? In this article, learn about lung nodules, how they are caused and diagnosed, and how they may be prevented.

Proof-of principle study finds imatinib improves symptoms for patients with severe asthma

Thu, 18 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Mast cells, a type of white blood cell, are present in the airways of severe asthmatics even in the face of aggressive treatment, and their presence is associated with key indicators of severe asthma.

Effects of diabetes on the body and organs

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at how diabetes affects different organs and bodily processes. What can be done to minimize complications?

Scientists discover abundance of uncommon superbug strain in Greater Houston area

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Houston Methodist Research Institute scientists used genome sequencing to discover that an otherwise rare strain of a superbug was found in more than one-third of the Houston patients studied.

New lung 'organoids' in a dish mimic features of full-size lung

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Mini organs' may aid in understanding, treating respiratory diseases.New lung "organoids" - tiny 3-D structures that mimic features of a full-sized lung - have been created from human...