New data shows 18% of workers in Victoria’s stone benchtop industry have silicosis. Ignorance and complacency around the risks of working with artificial stone are seeing tradies paying a high price.
A new discovery offers hope for ways to treat a debilitating disease that has become a leading cause of death in the US..
Teaching deaf babies sign language improves the success of cochlear implants – and also safeguards their long-term physical and mental health.
In South Asia, days with both extreme heat and extreme pollution are expected to increase 175% by 2050. Separately, the health effects are bad; together they will likely be worse.
An addiction psychiatrist explains why smoking raises the risks from COVID-19 and how to quit.
While COVID-19 raises the risk for people with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and COPD, social distancing can make it harder to keep up diets and medication.
Even as evidence of its adverse effects emerges, vaping is growing more popular among young people.
Asthma rescue inhalers are in short supply, and asthma sufferers are worried about the risks they face from COVID-19. A doctor answers six key questions.
Controlled coughing can help people with cystic fibrosis, under supervision and in hospital. But when done at home, it could help spread the coronavirus.
Prenatal and postnatal antibiotic exposure combined with oxygen treatment led to lung inflammation and altered immunity in a study in mice.
During bushfire season, managing medication as well as respiratory conditions should be part of any emergency plan.
Defining what this disease is and who has it has helped those investigating the outbreak understand what caused it.
What lessons can Australia learn from tackling asbestos to manage this latest preventable occupational hazard?
We’ve still got a lot to learn about the long term health effects of vaping. But based on what we know so far, vaping liquids containing oils, and especially cannabis/THC liquids, should be avoided.
Vaping devices cause deadly lung toxicity. Their marketing to children must be banned.
Lung infections are the most common reason for Aboriginal children to be hospitalised. But many cases can be prevented by seeking treatment for wet coughs that last for four weeks or more.
For those who don’t smoke cigarettes, the dangers may seem distant. Yet smoking still kills millions each year. A new study suggests that e-cigarettes might curb this public health tragedy.
Vitamin D shows promise in treating COPD in people who are deficient in the vitamin.
The former first lady was reported to have a condition that makes breathing hard and often occurs in smokers. COPD is a condition that affects almost 16 million Americans.
We’re seeing the resurgence of an old lung disease in people who make and install the type of engineered stone product you might find in your kitchen or bathroom.