Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Recurrent pneumonia not common, lung expert says

Pneumonia is one of the most common of lung infections among the elderly but concerns of underlying conditions arise when it recurs, a leading South African pulmonologist said Sunday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A text message a day keeps the asthma attack away

(Medical Xpress)—Simply sending children with asthma a text message each day asking about their symptoms and providing knowledge about their condition can lead to improved health outcomes. In a study by the Georgia Institute ...

Medical research

Healthy lungs' microbes focus of study on cystic fibrosis

(Medical Xpress)—Healthy people's lungs are home to a diverse community of microbes that differs markedly from the bacteria found in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients. That's the result of new research from Stanford ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Revised ARDS definition sets out levels of severity

An international task force this week unveiled a revised definition of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a disease first recognized during the Vietnam War in casualties with limb injuries who had trouble breathing.

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