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  • Jan 2020

    Giving TB vaccine intravenously boosts efficacy

    New research in macaques finds that changing the delivery method of an existing tuberculosis vaccine can drastically improve its efficacy.

  • Jan 2020

    COPD: What is it?

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term, progressive lung condition. Here, learn about causes, treatments, stages, and more.

  • Jan 2020

    What are the symptoms of throat cancer?

    Throat cancer is a rare form of cancer. This article outlines the symptoms and signs of throat cancer, as well as its causes and process for diagnosis.

  • Jan 2020

    How does air pollution affect our health?

    Air pollution surrounds people every day, both indoors and outdoors. Read about some common air pollutants and how they can affect a person’s health here.

  • Jan 2020

    Wet coughs: What to know

    A wet cough produces fluid or phlegm. In this article, learn about the various causes of a wet cough, as well as the treatment options available.

  • Jan 2020

    Does smoking cause depression?

    Can smoking lead to depression? A new study examines the link between smoking tobacco and the incidence of depression among students.

  • Jan 2020

    Is it bronchitis or pneumonia?

    Bronchitis and pneumonia are two illnesses that people often confuse because they have many overlapping symptoms. Learn more about the differences here and when to see a doctor.

  • Jan 2020

    11 supplements for COPD

    Although there is no cure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), several supplements may help ease the symptoms. Learn about supplements for COPD here.

  • Dec 2019

    What causes chest pain on the left side?

    Left-sided chest pain can be concerning. Learn how to tell the difference between a heart attack and other potential causes and symptoms.

  • Dec 2019

    What are the early signs of lung cancer?

    Some people experience subtle symptoms of lung cancer during the early stages of the disease. Read on to learn more, including when to see a doctor.

  • Dec 2019

    Vaping: Is it bad for you?

    Many people use vapes because they believe them to be safer than smoking and are an effective tool to quit smoking. But is it safe? Learn more about it here.

  • Dec 2019

    E-cigarettes: How high is the risk of chronic lung disease?

    A large new study confirms the link between the use of electronic cigarettes and a significantly increased risk of chronic lung disease.

  • Dec 2019

    How playing in a brass band could give your health a boost

    A new study, using survey responses, suggests that playing in a brass band may help improve respiratory health and psychological well-being.

  • Dec 2019

    9 tips for sleeping with a stuffy nose

    Having a stuffy nose can make falling and staying asleep difficult. In this article, learn about some home remedies for getting relief from a stuffy nose and sleeping well.

  • Dec 2019

    Signs and symptoms of bronchitis

    Bronchitis causes inflammation of the airways within the lungs. Find out about the symptoms of bronchitis, how it develops, and the treatment options available.

  • Dec 2019

    What are the benefits of NAC?

    N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is an over-the-counter supplement that may help relieve or improve various medical issues. Here, learn more about the uses and risks.

  • Nov 2019

    What to know about newborn respiratory rates

    A newborn’s respiratory rate may vary, but it should fall within a healthy range. Here, learn about this range and what to do if the rate is faster or slower.

  • Nov 2019

    When should I use a humidifier vs. a vaporizer?

    Humidifiers and vaporizers are two options for adding moisture to the air. This article provides guidance about which one to choose for different uses and why.

  • Nov 2019

    Types of coughs: What do they mean?

    There are many different types of coughs, and it can be hard to know what each one means. Learn more about the different types, their causes, and how to get better.

  • Nov 2019

    6 home remedies for obstructive sleep apnea

    Sleep apnea is a common condition. Without treatment, it can lead to more serious health issues. Here, learn about the causes of sleep apnea and six home remedies for it.

  • Nov 2019

    Flu in toddlers: Everything you need to know

    Toddlers can catch the flu, just like other people, and it can be hard to know when to seek help. Learn more about flu signs and symptoms in toddlers and treatments available.

  • Nov 2019

    How long does bronchitis take to go away?

    Bronchitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the lungs. Here we look at the differences between acute and chronic bronchitis, how long each type may last, and when to see a doctor for treatment.

  • Nov 2019

    What to know about a tracheostomy

    A tracheostomy is a surgical procedure that can help a person breathe. Here, find out when the procedure is necessary, what it involves, and its associated risks.

  • Nov 2019

    What can cause abdominal bloating and shortness of breath?

    Abdominal bloating and shortness of breath can sometimes occur together. In this article, learn more about the link between these two symptoms.

  • Nov 2019

    What to know about acidosis

    Acidosis refers to high levels of acid in the body. If the body becomes too acidic or too alkaline, this can cause serious health problems. Learn more here.