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Study provides first evidence that fat accumulates in the lungs of overweight and obese people

Researchers have shown for the first time that fatty tissue accumulates in the airway walls, particularly in people who are overweight or obese. Scientists already know that people who are overweight or obese are more likely to suffer with wheezing … Continue reading

Published Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome face higher risk of breathing difficulties

Madrid, Spain: Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to develop poor respiratory health based on lung function tests, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. [1] PCOS affects how a woman’s ovaries work … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Fertility, Respiratory

Cheap, quick test identifies pneumonia patients at risk of respiratory failure or sepsis

Madrid, Spain: Spanish researchers in Valencia have identified specific fragments of genetic material that play a role in the development of respiratory failure and sepsis in pneumonia patients. Presenting the research at the European Respiratory Society International Congress [1], Dr … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Infectious diseases, Respiratory

One third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral steroids

Madrid, Spain: A third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral steroids, according to a study of several thousand people in The Netherlands, presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. [1] The majority of these … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory

Treatment with long term, low dose antibiotic could help people born with chronic lung condition

Madrid, Spain: Taking a low dose of the antibiotic azithromycin for six months reduces symptoms for patients with the chronic lung condition primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. [1] PCD is … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Infectious diseases, Respiratory

Exposure to BPA in the womb linked to wheezing and poorer lung function in children

Madrid, Spain: Pregnant women exposed to higher levels of the commonly used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) are more likely to have children who suffer with wheezing and poorer lung function, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 at 1:30 pm
Posted in Respiratory

Babies develop fewer respiratory infections when they have well-connected bacterial networks

Madrid, Spain: Microscopic bacteria, which are present in all humans, cluster together and form communities in different parts of the body, such as the gut, lungs, nose and mouth. Now, for the first time, researchers have shown the extent to … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Infectious diseases, Respiratory

‘Smart shirt’ can accurately measure breathing and could be used to monitor lung disease

Madrid, Spain: A smart shirt that measures lung function by sensing movements in the chest and abdomen has proved to be accurate when compared to traditional testing equipment, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. [1] … Continue reading

Published Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory

Survey of truck drivers finds many suffer from sleep-related breathing disorders

Madrid, Spain: A survey of 905 Italian truck drivers has shown that approximately half suffer from at least one sleep-related breathing problem that potentially can cause drivers to fall asleep at the wheel. In a presentation at the European Respiratory … Continue reading

Published Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory

Taxi drivers face highest levels of exposure to black carbon compared to other professional drivers

Madrid, Spain: Professional drivers working in congested cities are exposed to black carbon levels that are on average a third higher than would be experienced at a busy roadside, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. … Continue reading

Published Sunday, September 29th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory
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