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  1. Flu (influenza)

    18 Sep 2017

    Influenza (the flu) is caused by a virus. The flu is more than just a bad cold and can occasionally lead to serious complications, including death. Specific antiviral medication is available. It is...

  2. Asthma

    08 Sep 2017 Asthma

    Asthma cannot be cured, but with good management people with asthma can lead normal, active lives...

  3. Respiratory system

    24 Aug 2017

    The respiratory system takes up oxygen from the air we breathe and expels the unwanted carbon dioxide...

  4. Passive smoking

    25 Jul 2017

    Passive smoking means breathing other people's second-hand tobacco smoke. Passive smoking increases the risk of serious illness in both children and adults...

  5. Psittacosis - parrot fever

    29 Jun 2017

    People who have birds as pets, poultry workers and anyone working in aviaries or pet shops, are most at risk of catching psittacosis...

  6. Mesothelioma

    14 Jun 2017

    Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that can develop decades after exposure to asbestos...

  7. Lung cancer

    13 Jun 2017

    Lung cancer occurs most often in adults between the ages of 40 and 70 who have smoked cigarettes for at least 20 years...

  8. Cystic fibrosis (CF)

    23 May 2017

    When a person has cystic fibrosis, their mucus glands secrete very thick sticky mucus that clogs the tiny air passages in the lungs and traps bacteria...

  9. Croup

    23 May 2017

    Croup is a viral infection of the throat and windpipe that causes noisy breathing, a hoarse voice and a harsh, barking cough...

  10. Coughing and wheezing in children

    23 May 2017

    Coughing and wheezing in babies can be distressing for you and your baby, but in most cases symptoms can be relieved at home...