Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTA study published in The New England Journal of Medicine provides compelling evidence that extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) is spread from person-to-person in the KwaZulu-Natal...
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PSTScientists from the lab of Bart Lambrecht (VIB-UGent) and Erasmus University have found evidence that interleukin-33 (IL-33), a protein created by white blood cells, is a key driver of allergic...
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PSTA new study examines the link between early-life asthma and the risk of developing obesity in childhood. The research also investigates asthma medication.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PSTGlobal Tuberculosis Report, the disease kills over 1.5 million people a year.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTNew research indicates that community-acquired pneumonia should not be regarded as a seasonal disease, as it occurs throughout all seasons; however, the pathogens that cause the condition are...
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTNew research from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in Canada finds almost a third of adults recently diagnosed with asthma do not actually have it.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PSTNanoparticles from combustion engines can activate viruses that are dormant in in lung tissue cells.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTA clever new tuberculosis vaccine has shown promise in trials in mice. If it succeeds, it will be the first new TB vaccine in a century.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTA new CDC study demonstrates that Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die from five leading causes than their urban counterparts.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PSTAfrican Americans may be less responsive to asthma treatment and more likely to die from the condition, in part, because they have a unique type of airway inflammation, according to a study led by...
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTChildren born to mothers who take heartburn medication during pregnancy may have a greater risk of developing asthma, research suggests.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PSTAminoglycosides, recommended by the World Health Organization to treat multidrug resistant tuberculosis, cause hearing loss and kidney damage in a dose dependent manner.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTA University of Alberta engineering researcher has developed a new way to treat common surgical masks so they are capable of trapping and killing airborne viruses.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTThe bacteria that cause Legionnaire's disease grow well in warm tap water installations with ample dissolved organic matter - conditions that support the growth of biofilms.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTIn people over the age of 65, acute respiratory infections - such as the common cold, influenza, or pneumonia - can lead to potentially life-threatening complications.
Sat, 07 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTCOPD has no cure but it can be alleviated. Learn about what activities and types of breathing can aid people with COPD and how pulmonary rehab may help.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PSTNew research may add to the existing list of omega-3 health benefits, as study investigates the effects of fish oil on childhood asthma.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PSTLearn about COPD and the different stages of COPD. Can the condition affect lifespan, how is COPD managed, and what lifestyle tips can help?
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PSTDyspnea involves a shortness of breath. Causes include illness, heart problems, and altitude. Find out what dyspnea is and how to reduce its impact.
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTScientists at the Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) at Osaka University, Japan have pinpointed a specific molecular events that could explain allergic reactions to air pollution.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PSTWhat is COPD and what is emphysema? Learn about their causes and symptoms, when to see a doctor, how they are treated, and tips to manage them at home.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PSTA centuries-old herbal medicine, discovered by Chinese scientists and used to effectively treat malaria, has been found to potentially aid in the treatment of tuberculosis and may slow the...
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PSTScientists have discovered the mechanism that hijacks the immune system's response to tuberculosis, revealing an important new drug target for the disease that kills more than 1 million people each...
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PSTIn chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the patients' lungs lose their ability to repair damages on their own.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 03:00:00 PSTJohns Hopkins researchers have developed a computer simulation that helps predict under which circumstances a new short-course treatment regimen for drug-resistant tuberculosis could substantially...