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05/01/2012 Bad dental health can lead to pneumonia
Older people are at risk of developing pneumonia if they fail to brush their teeth effectively, according to new findings.

03/01/2012 British heart group calls for plain tobacco packs
Campaigners are urging the British government to follow Australia’s lead and ban all eye-catching designs and branding from cigarette packaging.

03/01/2012 CT scan helps identify patients at risk of COPD exacerbation
A new study suggests that a type of computed tomography scan (CT scan), which allows doctors to create a 3D image of the body, can help predict the likely course of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and provide valuable information in addition to standard breathing tests.

21/12/2011 Child’s weight can determine asthma risk
Overweight children who don’t lose their baby fat as they grow up are more likely to develop asthma, according to new research.

16/12/2011 Critics blast Dutch government for anti-smoking policies
Anti-smoking campaigners have criticised the government in the Netherlands for backtracking on tobacco control policies.

15/12/2011 Statins may cut deaths for people hospitalised with influenza
New research suggests that cholesterol-lowering drugs, known as statins, could be used to control influenza.

14/12/2011 Severe asthma attacks could be reduced by improved medication use
One quarter of severe asthma attacks could be prevented if people with asthma consistently took their medication as prescribed, according to new research.

13/12/2011 Acute lung injuries can lead to depression and reduced activity
Feeling depressed and needing help with daily activities are two common and long-lasting consequences of an acute lung injury, according to a new study.

12/12/2011 Risk of emergency hospital admission increases after dust storms
Dust storms have an adverse effect on emergency hospital admissions for chronic lung disease, according to a new study.

09/12/2011 Diagnosis of TB is increased in new mothers
The diagnosis of TB is significantly increased in mothers who’ve just given birth, according to a new study.



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