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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Artificial intelligence improves doctors’ ability to correctly interpret tests and diagnose lung disease

Paris, France: Artificial intelligence (AI) can be an invaluable aid to help lung doctors interpret respiratory symptoms accurately and make a correct diagnosis, according to new research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress [1]. Dr Marko Topalovic (PhD), … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory

Green space near home during childhood is linked to fewer respiratory problems in adulthood

Paris, France: Children who have access to green spaces close to their homes have fewer respiratory problems, such as asthma and wheezing, in adulthood, according to new research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress [1]. In contrast, children … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory

Exposure to organochlorine pesticides in the womb linked to poorer lung function in childhood

Paris, France: Babies exposed to higher levels of organochlorine compounds in the womb go on to have worse lung function in childhood, according to new research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress [1]. These compounds, which include the … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory

COPD patients suffer fewer respiratory-related problems when treated with Targeted Lung Denervation

Paris, France: First results from a clinical trial of a procedure to open obstructed airways in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have shown that it significantly reduces problems associated with the disease and is safe. Presenting findings from … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory

Quick and easy test for viral infections reduces hospital admissions and antibiotic use

Paris, France: A quick and easy test for viral infections can reduce unnecessary antibiotic use and hospital admissions, according to new research presented to the European Respiratory Society International Congress. [1] The test, which takes just 50 minutes to obtain … Continue reading

Published Monday, September 17th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Infectious diseases, Respiratory

Paracetamol use in infancy is linked to increased risk of asthma in some teenagers: specific variants in the GST genes seem to play a role in greater susceptibility to lung problems

Paris, France: Children who take paracetamol during their first two years of life may be at a higher risk of developing asthma by the age of 18, especially if they have a particular genetic makeup, according to new research presented … Continue reading

Published Monday, September 17th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory

First evidence that soot from polluted air is reaching placenta

Paris, France: Evidence of tiny particles of carbon, typically created by burning fossil fuels, has been found in placentas for the first time, in new research presented today at the European Respiratory Society International Congress [1]. Previous research has indicated … Continue reading

Published Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at 8:30 am
Posted in Respiratory

Children with asthma are less likely to finish school and to work in non-manual occupations

Paris, France: People who suffer with persistent asthma from a young age are more likely to leave school at 16 years old and those who make it to university are more likely to drop out early, according to new research … Continue reading

Published Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory

People with asthma at higher risk of becoming obese

Paris, France: Obesity is known to be a risk factor for developing asthma but a new study shows that the reverse is also true: people with asthma are more likely to go on to become obese. The new research, presented … Continue reading

Published Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory

Bacteria passed on in the womb is linked to premature birth and breathing difficulties but could be safely treated with antibiotics

Paris, France: Babies born very prematurely are more likely to harbour Ureaplasma bacteria, according to new research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress [1]. Ureaplasma bacteria are often present in the birth canal but they are unusually small … Continue reading

Published Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory
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