Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Are smokers more likely to catch COVID-19?

Professor Christine Jenkins, AM, is Conjoint Professor of Respiratory Medicine at UNSW Sydney, Head of the Respiratory Group at The George institute for Global Health and Chair of the Lung Foundation Australia. She has led ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can you help your immune system ward off coronavirus?

By now, you've probably seen advertisements for supplements or other products that promise to prevent the new coronavirus. Maybe your friends have talked up the wonders of high doses of vitamin C or told you that drinking ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK study highlights importance of spirometry in diagnosing COPD

A UK study of patients participating in low-dose CT lung cancer screening highlights the importance of spirometry (breathing tests) in the assessment of possible chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and demonstrates ...