The age profile of people living in Africa is changing - they are living longer.
The burden of communicable disease is declining in Africa and life expectancy is increasing. But non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer are wreaking havoc.
The types of bugs that may be calling your lungs home.
Understanding the bugs in our lungs could help treat certain diseases, including asthma.
Who needs to be in the ICU?
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Limiting ICU beds is suggested as a way to cut down on overuse, but that assumes doctors always know which patients need to be there.
Leaky blood vessels in the lung can lead to acute respiratory distress.
Chest X-ray via Guzel Studio/Shutterstock
When you get an infection, your immune system responds with an influx of inflammatory cells that target the underlying bacteria or viruses. These immune cells migrate from your blood into the infected…