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  • Sep 2019

    What are the effects of black mold exposure?

    Black mold exposure is no more harmful than exposure to other forms of mold, but it may lead to health issues for certain people. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2019

    E-cigarette vapors, even without nicotine, may harm lungs

    New research in mice finds that even nicotine free vaping may harm lung function by causing an abnormal buildup of lipids and harming immune cells.

  • Sep 2019

    Average life expectancies for cystic fibrosis

    Several factors affect cystic fibrosis life expectancy, and averages vary by age. This is partly due to recent advances in treatment and care. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2019

    Safe home remedies for toddler cough

    Many cough medicines are not safe for toddlers. However, gentle home remedies such as honey and ivy leaf can help ease a cough. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2019

    Causes and treatments for a burning chest

    There are many causes of a burning feeling in the chest, including heartburn, injuries, panic attacks, and heart problems. Learn more about the causes and treatments here.

  • Sep 2019

    How to relieve laryngitis symptoms at home

    Laryngitis can cause pain and irritation in the throat. Although it will go away with time, many home remedies can speed up the healing process and ease bothersome symptoms.

  • Aug 2019

    How do nicotine-free e-cigarettes affect blood vessels?

    New research looks into the short term effects of vaping on blood vessels. Nicotine-free e-cigarettes may be more harmful than experts previously believed.

  • Aug 2019

    Everything you need to know about chest infections

    There are several types of chest infections, including bronchitis, pneumonia, and tuberculosis. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment options in this article.

  • Aug 2019

    What causes tingling in the head?

    Many things can cause tingling sensations in the head, from respiratory infections to multiple sclerosis. Read about these and more causes in this article.

  • Aug 2019

    Portable breath monitor quickly detects life threatening lung disease

    A new, portable gas chromatography breath analyzer can detect acute respiratory distress syndrome with 90% accuracy in 30 minutes, scientists report.

  • Jul 2019

    Peak flow meters: A user's guide

    A peak flow meter is a small device that measures the amount of breath a person can exhale in one forced breath. This article looks at their uses, benefits, results, and how to use them.

  • Jul 2019

    What to know about inhaled steroids

    Inhaled steroids are often the best treatment for conditions that cause trouble breathing, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. This article provides an overview of inhaled steroids, including their types, side effects, dosages, and duration of action.

  • Jul 2019

    What to know about COPD and lung cancer

    COPD is a group of conditions that have clear links to lung cancer. Smoking tobacco is the primary preventable risk factor for both of these diseases. Learn more about COPD and lung cancer here.

  • Jul 2019

    Emphysema vs. chronic bronchitis

    Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are both respiratory conditions that fall under the classification of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. The symptoms may overlap. Learn more here.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about bronchodilators

    Bronchodilators are drugs that open the airways, relieving the symptoms of respiratory conditions, such as asthma and emphysema. This article looks at how they work, types, and how to take them.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about end-stage COPD

    The symptoms of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) include frequent lung infections, difficulty eating, and shortness of breath. Coping methods typically include palliative care and open discussions. Learn more here.

  • Jun 2019

    A complete guide to home nebulizer therapy

    Home nebulizers are an effective way to deliver medicine into the airways. Learn more about home nebulizer therapy here, including how to use the equipment.

  • Jun 2019

    Breathing treatments: Everything you need to know

    Many different types of breathing treatment are available, including bronchodilators, corticosteroids, and antimicrobial drugs. Learn more about these and other treatments here.

  • Jun 2019

    Can nonsmokers get COPD?

    It is possible for people who don’t smoke to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It may develop due to exposure to secondhand smoke, industrial fumes, or other toxins. Learn more about COPD in people who don’t smoke here.

  • Jun 2019

    Risks of dying from pneumonia

    Pneumonia is a disease that can kill. Risk factors include age, with very young children and older adults at a higher risk than others. Existing medical conditions are another risk factor. However, people can also recovery from pneumonia. Learn more here.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about congestion in babies

    Congestion is common in babies, often affecting the nose or chest. It is usually harmless but can be uncomfortable. In this article, we look at the causes of and treatments for baby congestion.

  • Jun 2019

    What is pursed lip breathing?

    Pursed lip breathing is a breathing technique that can help people get more air into their lungs. This technique may be particularly beneficial for people with respiratory conditions, such as COPD. Learn more about the benefits of pursed lip breathing and how to do it here.

  • Jun 2019

    What causes shortness of breath when lying down?

    Some potential causes of shortness of breath when lying down include heart failure, obesity, and emphysema. Learn more about the causes of shortness of breath when lying down here, along with their treatment options.

  • Jun 2019

    What causes a chronic sore throat?

    Many factors can cause a chronic sore throat, including allergies, smoking, and infections. In this article, we explore the possible causes and describe when to see a doctor.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about intrinsic and extrinsic asthma

    Intrinsic (nonallergic) and extrinsic (allergic) asthma are subtypes of asthma that have similar symptoms but different triggers. Learn more about their differences, causes, and treatments here.