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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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Respiratory depression: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Respiratory depression is when a person's breathing rate and depth is especially low. This can cause potentially life-threatening complications.

Bronchiectasis: What are the treatment options?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Bronchiectasis is, in most cases, incurable. However, timely treatment can help to improve quality of life and reduce the risk of complications.

Restrictive lung disease: Treatment and symptoms

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is restrictive lung disease? Learn about the different types of restrictive lung disease and the different treatment options available.

Pickwickian syndrome: All you need to know

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Pickwickian syndrome is a condition characterized by disordered breathing when sleeping. It is common in people who are obese. Learn about this condition.

Tuberculosis drug may work better than others in its class

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Computer simulations suggest moxifloxacin outperforms two other drugs when doses are missed.

Allergy wheezing: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is allergy wheezing? In this article, learn how allergies may cause wheezing and what the symptoms may be. How is allergy wheezing treated?

Scientists unearth cell 'checkpoint' that stops allergic diseases

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The discovery has implications for the treatment of asthma, eczema and other diseases.

What is sputum?

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Sputum is a kind of thick mucus that is produced by the lungs when they are diseased or damaged. Learn about the types of sputum, and when to see a doctor.

Restrictive lung disease: Types, causes, and treatment

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Restrictive lung disease prevents the lungs from expanding fully. Learn about different types, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and treatment options.

Researchers discover potentially harmful nanoparticles produced through burning coal

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Environmental scientists led by the Virginia Tech College of Science have discovered that the burning of coal produces incredibly small particles of a highly unusual form of titanium oxide.

Scientists create stem cell therapy for lung fibrosis conditions

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A team of scientists from the UNC School of Medicine and North Carolina State University (NCSU) has developed promising research towards a possible stem cell treatment for several lung conditions...

Predicting TB's behavior

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Genetic drug resistance tests as good in gauging treatment outcome, death risk as traditional culture-based tests.

Empty nose syndrome: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is empty nose syndrome, what are the main causes, and how is empty nose syndrome diagnosed? Learn about empty nose syndrome and turbinate surgery.

Cure for the common cold is a step closer

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A tiny molecule found in the immune systems of humans and animals could be used to develop a cure for the common cold, new research suggests.

Flail chest: Causes and treatment

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Flail chest is a serious type of injury to the chest, and although it is rare it can have severe consequences. Learn about the causes and treatments.

Rush hour pollution may be more dangerous than you think

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The first in-car measurements of exposure to pollutants that cause oxidative stress during rush hour commutes has turned up potentially alarming results.

Pulse oximetry: Uses and benefits

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is pulse oximetry, how do pulse oximeters work, who can benefit from them, and what should be expected from pulse oximetry? What are the limitations?

Yawning: Why we do it and what it means

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Everybody yawns, but why? In this article, learn about the possible reasons for yawning, why it is so contagious, and if it can ever be a risk to health.

Benefit of caffeine on preemie lungs endures into childhood

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A trial that is unlikely to be repeated shows that the short-term benefit to lung function of treating preterm babies with caffeine persists to age 11.

Green, yellow, or brown phlegm: What does it mean?

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

The color of phlegm can reveal important things about the state of health a body is in. In this article, learn what the different colors of phlegm mean.

Experts urge action to cut child deaths from deadly lung virus

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Vaccines to combat a virus that can lead to fatal lung infections are urgently needed to help prevent child deaths worldwide, research suggests.

Maternal sugar intake linked to allergic asthma in offspring

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New research examines the link between maternal intake of sugar during pregnancy and the risk of the offspring developing allergies and allergic asthma.

Deviated septum: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

It is quite common for people to not have a straight septum. What is a deviated septum, what causes it, and how is a deviated septum diagnosed?

Steroids may do more harm than good in some cases of severe asthma

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 02:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences and UPMC have uncovered the molecular mechanism underlying corticosteroid resistance in severe asthma.

Popcorn lung: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is popcorn lung and what causes it? Learn about this rare condition affecting the lungs, how it is diagnosed, its symptoms, and how to manage them.