Latest respiratory disease Stories
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) report improved symptoms and health status when they use a hand-held respiratory device called the Lung Flute®
Maria, referred to as Yasmin, is an inspirational 12-year-old who finally got to meet her biggest inspiration, Dog the Bounty Hunter, thanks to children's charity Kids Wish Network.
People diagnosed with mesothelioma are given an average of ten months to live after their diagnosis.
RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Sept.
More than 1,000 US children have been hospitalized due to a mysterious respiratory illness believed to be caused by a pathogen related to the one that causes the common cold, and 10 states have contacted the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Calls on Other Retailers to Halt Tobacco Sales CHICAGO, Sept.
New site is filled with information, patient testimonials, easy-to-use tools and real-world tips for people affected by COPD RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Aug.
COPD is one of the many chronic lower respiratory diseases which are currently the number three leading cause of death of Americans. COPD claimed almost 135,000 lives in 2011.
Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...