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08/12/2011 New study challenges current understanding of lung growth
Researchers in the UK have challenged the current medical understanding that the lungs are completely formed by the age of 3 years.

07/12/2011 European doctor launches warning of “grave health consequences”
A medical expert from the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) has presented a call to action to the first ever Global Climate and Health Summit, which took place in Durban, South Africa, last weekend (4 December 2011).

05/12/2011 Arsenic in water tied to breathing issues
People in Bangladesh exposed to high levels of arsenic in drinking water were more likely to report shortness of breath in a new study than those who drank water with lower arsenic concentrations.

30/11/2011 Pneumonia most common infection after heart surgery
Pneumonia is the most common infection after heart surgery, according to new research.

29/11/2011 Scientists modify bird-flu virus to show that it has the potential to spread between humans
Scientists have manipulated the bird flu virus (H5N1) to show that it can transform to spread between humans.

28/11/2011 New data on most common respiratory allergies in the EU
One in every two Europeans will suffer an allergy by 2015, according to a new book launched at the European Parliament last week (25 November 2011

25/11/2011 Air pollution costs Europe billions
A new report has found that air pollution caused more than 100 billion euros in health and environmental damage.

24/11/2011 Night time airflow device eases asthma symptoms
A device which is able to filter out airborne triggers of asthma during sleep can ease persistent symptoms of the condition during the day and improve overall quality of life, according to recent research published in the journal Thorax.

23/11/2011 Lack of improvement in lung cancer survival rates over 40 years
New figures have revealed a lack of improvement in survival rates for lung cancer in the UK over the last forty years.

22/11/2011 Awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) continues to rise in the USA
The results of a recent web-based survey carried out by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health, USA, indicate that awareness of COPD continues to rise.



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