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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 ...

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 ...

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

Study finds shared network of genes in COPD and pulmonary fibrosis

By Ziba Kashef - Research on chronic lung diseases has primarily focused on studying conditions, such as emphysema or lung fibrosis, in isolation. In a new study, Yale scientists identified a common genetic network for two chronic lung diseases that could inform both future research and drug development. ... Full story

RMIT research into novel therapies to effectively treat lung diseases

RMIT research investigates whether exposure to cigarette smoke and flu virus may prevent lung medications from working properly. ... Full story

New electronic stethoscope and computer program diagnose lung conditions

The classic stethoscope has entered the digital age. Medical researchers have created a computer program that connects to an electronic stethoscope to classify lung sounds into five common diagnostic categories. ... Full story

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