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  1. Cystic fibrosis (CF)

    16 Apr 2019

    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...

  2. 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...

  3. Passive smoking

    12 Mar 2019

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

  4. Sleep apnoea

    20 Feb 2019

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

  5. Coughing and wheezing in children

    11 Feb 2019

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

  6. Whooping cough

    10 Feb 2019

    The major symptom of whooping cough is a severe cough, which is often followed by a 'whooping' sound...

  7. Asthma explained

    16 Dec 2018 Asthma explained

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

  8. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

    19 Nov 2018

    CPR is a life-saving skill that everyone should learn from an accredited organisation...

  9. Tuberculosis (TB)

    18 Nov 2018

    Tuberculosis is spread when a person with an active infection coughs, laughs, sings or sneezes...

  10. Tuberculosis treatment

    07 Nov 2018

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