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  1. Pleurisy

    24 May 2018

    Treating any infection of the upper respiratory tract quickly will reduce the risk of developing pleurisy...

  2. Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung disease

    24 May 2018

    NTM lung disease is a serious disease caused by bacteria commonly found in soil and water. It can cause damage to the lungs and make people very ill...

  3. Granulomatosis with polyangiitis

    17 May 2018

    Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), formerly known as Wegener granulomatosis is a rare condition that targets the arteries, veins and capillaries of the kidneys and the respiratory system...

  4. Flu (influenza)

    Flu (influenza)

    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...

  5. Asthma

    16 Apr 2018 Asthma

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

  6. Pulmonary hypertension

    14 Mar 2018

    Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure on the lungs...

  7. Sleep apnoea

    09 Mar 2018

    A person with sleep apnoea may wake hundreds of times every night...

  8. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

    09 Mar 2018

    Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a potentially fatal type of pneumonia caused by a virus called SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV). There is currently no cure or vaccine. Treatment...

  9. Tuberculosis treatment

    09 Mar 2018

    Tuberculosis can be cured in almost all cases by taking the medications for the full course of treatment, usually at least six months...

  10. Passive smoking

    09 Mar 2018

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