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Can airway hyperreactivity in COPD identify an asthma-COPD overlap phenotype?

Airway hyperreactivity, which is determined by a positive bronchoprovocation challenge test, is a typical feature of bronchial asthma. Airway hyperreactivity may thus ...

Ship Engine Emissions Adversely Affect Macrophages

Neuherberg - Ship emissions adversely affect the health of inhabitants of coastal regions. This was the main finding of a study on ...

Viruses turbo-charge bacterial evolution in cystic fibrosis infections

Scientists at the University of York have found new evidence that tiny viruses called bacteriophages turbo-charge the evolution of bacteria that cause lung infections in Cystic Fibrosis patients. ... Full story

Multi-centre trial to test new treatment for chronic cough

Trial to test the first new cough drug in 50 years The trial will use a cough monitor that was developed by Professor Smith and ... Full story

Australian coal dust exposure controls in need of overhaul

A string of recent reported cases of 'black lung' or Coal workers pneumoconiosis (CWP) in Australia has led to a call for changes to national coal dust exposure control and screening standards. ... Full story

Sporadic Steroids May Be as Effective as Daily Dose For Some Preschoolers With Wheezing

UCSF-Led Study Suggests Asthma Treatment Guidelines Due for Update ... Full story

Researchers raise concerns over eCig safety

Thousands of electronic cigarette users are risking dangerous levels of lung inflammation, the first study of its kind has revealed. ... Full story

Viagra may help children with fatal lung disorder

Physicians at The Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids) have found that the drug sildenafil, also known as Viagra, may help children suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension. This research is reported in the June 14, 2005 issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. ... Full story

Helping COPD patients breathe easier

By Melissa Di Costanzo - The Sumac Creek Health Centre will soon roll out a half-day health promotion program to help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to breathe easier. ... Full story

Understanding lung damage due to childhood asthma could hold the clues to preventing respiratory disease later in life

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) led study investigating the role of genes and environmental factors on respiratory health of children and families receives CIHR funding ... Full story

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