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Whooping cough (pertussis) causes, symptoms, remedies and new potential treatment

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a contagious respiratory infection that causes severe hacking, coughing, followed by a high-pitched “whoop” sound when the person takes in their next breath. Prior to the development of the vaccine, whooping cough was common among children, but now cases are limited to children who are too young to receive the vaccination. here to read more

Cystic fibrosis (CF) treatment potential seen in improved gene therapy: Study

Research has found cystic fibrosis (CF) treatment potential in improved gene therapy. Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease that causes the body to produce thick and sticky mucus, which can clog the lungs and obstruct the pancreas. An estimated 30,000 children are affected by cystic fibrosis within the U.S. and roughly 1,000 new cases are here to read more

Nasal polyps can result from chronic inflammation due to asthma, infection and allergies

Nasal polyps can result from chronic inflammation due to asthma, infection and allergies. Nasal polyps are soft, non-cancerous, painless growths that line the inside of the nose. They hang from the inside of the nose like teardrops and can be a result of chronic inflammation due to asthma, infection or allergies. Small polyps can be here to read more


Sinus infection (sinusitis) related to asthma

Sinus infection (sinusitis) is related to asthma. The sinuses are located in the cheekbones, around the eyes and behind the nose in hollow cavities. The sinuses help keep the air that is inhaled warm, moist and filtered by being lined with mucus. If something blocks the mucus from draining normally, an infection can occur. The here to read more

Bronchiolitis in early childhood increases adult asthma risk

Bronchiolitis – inflammation of the bronchioles – in early childhood has been found to increase the risk of adult asthma. Bronchiolitis is a lung infection commonly experienced by children. It leads to congestion of the small airways (bronchioles) in the lungs. Bronchiolitis can occur year-round, but is often worse in the winter months. Bronchiolitis can here to read more

Exhaled carbon monoxide levels indicate stroke risk and heart disease

Exhaled carbon monoxide levels can be an indication of stroke risk and heart disease. A recent study found that in seemingly healthy adults exhaled carbon monoxide levels indicated an increased stroke risk. Carbon monoxide is naturally produced by the body and previous research has linked exhaled carbon monoxide with an increased risk of heart disease. here to read more

Asthma in winter: Cold weather can trigger asthma attacks, seasonal allergies

Asthma in the winter can trigger asthma attacks and seasonal allergies. The cold winter air can be an asthmatic’s worst nightmare as it makes it far more difficult to breathe. Generally, asthma attacks increase during the winter months, not solely because of cold air, but because individuals spend more time inside, which can expose them here to read more

COPD differences: Emphysema vs. chronic bronchitis

Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are two forms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Both conditions are life-long and lead to permanent lung complications, which leads to difficulties with breathing. There are many similarities between emphysema and chronic bronchitis, but they also have very notable differences that distinguish them from one another. Emphysema results from a here to read more

Breathing difficulty? Common causes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Trouble breathing? Persistent cough or frequent chest infections? This could be chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. COPD exacerbation is not something you want to fool around with. Your body needs oxygen and you need to breathe! People here to read more