Here’s why it’s taken so long to develop a vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus and what we can expect next.
While RSV can become severe for any child, it poses a particularly serious threat for the youngest babies and for high-risk children.
Understanding how injury and disease, including COVID-19, can impair lung function can help researchers and clinicians better help patients who are experiencing chronic conditions
While a strong immune response is essential to fight against viral infection, an immune system that continues to stay active long after the virus has been cleared can lead to lung damage.
Nearly three-quarters of all patients in the study were taking at least one antibiotic. This is high and could indicate overuse.
Exercise might be the last thing on your mind if you’re at home with COVID. But these gentle breathing exercises can help.
ECMO uses an artificial heart and lung to replace the entire function of the person’s own heart and lungs outside the body. And COVID is demanding more ECMO than we’ve ever used before.
Many of the temperatures presently being recorded in Africa, and those projected in the next decade, are already close to the limits of human survival, or “liveability”.
Most e-liquids we studied contained chemicals known to cause respiratory issues and lung damage when inhaled.
COVID has shown us we can develop a range of safe and effective vaccines. Now we need to do the same for TB.
Staff and customers with underlying health conditions are likely to be most at risk at drive-through windows.
A century ago, Australians were battling another pandemic, tuberculosis, with public health measures many will find familiar today.
France says one metre, Spain says two. But what really constitutes a safe distance when it comes to COVID-19?
This winter, the field of respiratory viruses will be crowded.
It causes fever, a dry cough, shortness of breath. Outbreaks are frequently deadly. It’s not COVID-19, and it could be waiting in your workplace after lockdown.
Some of the worst health performers in recent weeks have been ‘First World’.
As lockdowns have came into effect around the world, air pollution has plummeted.
The Tubeho Neza programme has showed that it is possible to provide interventions against major diseases to vulnerable households.
Traffic congestion causes more problems than just being stuck in traffic. There are real effects on the health, quality of life and wallets of taxpayers.
A woman recently died from Legionnaires’ disease at an Atlanta hotel. Why? The cause is known and the disease is largely preventable. Yet the number of cases in the US continue to rise.